Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Fall and a Trip to St. Charles, MO

Happy Fall!
It's been quite awhile since I have blogged. I actually haven't even thought about it for months, but I still hop on here to check out other blogs almost every day. It is such a beautiful chilly day here. I am so glad! I have really been looking forward to cooler weather. I just went for a nice walk/jog this morning at a park near here and the wind was actually a little too chilly, but it's better than hot, miserable, and sweaty any day!

I pulled out some of my Fall things the other day. I also bought some cute little gourds to use in my room. I am loving all the white and soft green pumpkins and gourds this year! I would love to buy tons of them! I don't have a whole lot of room to decorate, but I did add a couple of Fall touches to my bedroom. I really like these two little pumpkins on my pie safe~

Here is my farm table desk where I added the gourds and some bittersweet~
I ended up writing "Oh Great Pumpkin, Where are you?" on my chalkboard above the table. That was my sister Kim's suggestion:) (sorry, no pic). You can see my little 1803 Pilgrim Harvest candle below. It smells sooooo good!
As I went through my Fall boxes I found some things that I decided to sell. I am selling these things as a group for $50. Shipping will depend on how it is shipped and where it is going. If you are interested just email me at Here is what is included in this group~
6 handmade pumpkins, one primitive Jack O Lantern from Arnetts Country Store, one penny table runner(like new), one Bittersweet pillow, a prim pumpkin towel, a Harvest Blessings Redware plate framed picture, a framed Autumn Pumpkin stitchery, and a black and mustard willow tree valance. Some very nice items! (I can only accept Paypal.) If you live in this area and are interested then I would be willing to meet somewhere. Update~ These items are SOLD. Thank you!:)

This past Saturday my sister Kim and our good friend Jamie went on a GDO (Girls Day Out) to St. Charles, MO. That is such a beautiful and charming town right on the river. Here is a pic of Jamie and me as we were getting ready to start down the cobblestone streets to look in all the quaint shops~

What an awesome old cabin this was! Jamie liked the porch, so here she is posing with her bag of goodies. (Christmas goodies BTW, she got some cute things! )
Beeeautiful pumpkins on the porch stairs~

So many very neat, gorgeous buildings and homes on this historic street~

Our very favorite store of all, Cobblestone's. This place has waaay too many wonderful things. Lot's of Colonial items. I'll be honest, I was not tempted to buy anything since I am no longer decorating with Colonial or Primitive items, but I do love looking at them:) This is an awesome store~

We had such a fun day that included some yummy ghetto coffee from QT(ha ha), a delicious lunch, fun browsing in shops, and beautiful weather! I look forward to another trip there hopefully in November. Oh and I did not buy anything at all, but there was one item that I regret not buying. I may even go back and see if it's there sometime next week. It was the most adorable gray hat with a gray flower pinned on it. Sooo cute! I want it! Maybe it will still be there. Okay, that's all for this post. I'm off to drink my cup of Earl Grey Tea. Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. What a nice surprise to see your post! As always,still love your pictures. I will admit that I do really miss all your prim decorating though. Hope your hat is still there waiting for you to come back. Keep in touch more often.

  2. Hey stranger. Nice to hear from you. You sound good. What a wonderful trip you girls had. Such beautiful pictures you took as well.
    Take care and look forward to hearing more about what is going on with you.

  3. It's great to see you post!! Sounds like a wonderful GDO!! And I love your long hair! Hope you continue to post. :)

  4. I love St. Charles and the Cobblestone Cottage is my favorite place! It's been a while since I've been there and would love to go again.

  5. Great to hear from you again, love your fall touches. I sure do miss St. Charles.