Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Plus a Reminder of Thrifty Thursday!

Welcome to Bloggeritaville! Today is Outdoor Wednesday! Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by the most gracious- Susan of Southern Daydreamer. For my OW post, I was thinking of a photo that I took when I visited Cullman recently.
This old truck was on the side of the road in a lot, I asked my mother, who was driving to turn around so I could photograph it. I think it has alot of character, and love the colors in the photograph.
 I have been playing catch up , visiting blogs and am so impressed with the fall decor that is already going up!  It's the blog's out there that give me such inspiration! I have also been pouring through the newest decor magazines. Just look at these idea's and photographs below all from Better Homes and Gardens...
Both sophisticated and country, this white pumpkin has been elevated to designer status with a swoosh of black paint and a unique footed cake stand.
Forget about fancy faces and pumpkin patterns. Instead, go for a graphic look with easy-to-create drilled holes. Find out how to make it in this link.Tips for Drilling Pumpkins
And who doesn't love simplicity? Grab a few seasonal squash and garnish with a few flower heads and dried or artificial seed pods and lightly arrange on a narrow tray for a unstaged look. How easy!
 And for someone who is like me...who cannot figureout the best arrangement for their home furnishings. Surely I am not alone? Ok, so I am...I have seen your blogs! You know what to do, but for someone who needs help, I love this new site-Visit B&G new Decorating virtual Showroom
Be sure to be thinking about your Thrifty Thursday post this week, drop back by this evening (Wed) to link up! I look forward each week to seeing what everyone has to share...and it is such fun visiting old friends and making new ones. Welcome to our new participants this past Thursday!
I invite you to visit my food & recipe blog, Plates and Places. If you missed out on the family recipe for buttermilk biscuits- you will certainly want to check it out.
 
Be sure and leave me a "roadmap" to your place (aka, comment). I hope you will drop back by tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday. Have a wonderful day, friend!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

you should snap shots from with the home of Bratina Cantina! You are to modest!! ~C :)

Mari said...

Those pumpkins are neat! I love some of the unusual ideas people have on how to carve them. I'm off to check out the decorating showroom. Thanks for the tip!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great Fall inspiration, Leigh.

The truck photo is wonderful. We had a stock truck that looked like that. We sold it when we sold the farm, 6 years ago. It was 50 years old and still doing work on the farm.

Kirby3131 said...

I'm going to be in Michigan this October, so I'm looking forward to carving some pumpkins - which reminds me! I should pack my pumpkin carving tools :)

I think I like the idea of using power tools and vegetables - tee hee!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Now I have to decorate for Fall?? ...As soon as I put my 4th of July decorations and my white shoes away.

Blondie's Journal said...

That is one cool truck!! Love it. Love driving trucks too. Back in the day, I used to take my BIL's truck to work when I worked in the burbs, when he was working on my car. What a hoot, driving up to the office in my business~like suit and heels!!

I certainly need help with the furniture placement business but I have problems that can't be solved. How about a 3 walled living room, 2 of them completely taken up with windows and a monster fireplace. And the room is too small to pull the furniture away from the walls. Gave up. It's all in it's best place. But I'll check out the site.

I am announcing the winner of the Ugly Rooster giveaway tomorrow and then Marty's cloche party is Friday which I am linking with Pink Saturday (OMG, there has to be 400 bloggers combined). So, you see, I spread myself thin. Next week I will join you and maybe Tam, my 2 other favorite events!!! My goodness! It sounds like a real social life. And for me, it is!! lol!

Have a perfect week, my friend!!

xoxo
Janie

♥georgie♥ said...

that is how we always do our pumpkins with drilled holes-the hubby hates it lol...says it messes up his drill

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love the old pickup photo~ Thanks for some great fall inspiration too~ Cindy

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for your visit and I will be sure to put your name in for the drawing.

Cheri

Keetha Broyles said...

My TT post is preset and ready to roll off the presses. I WON'T forget to join in THIS WEEK!

Mumzie said...

Cool truck! Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Mumzie :)

Grits414 said...

I just LOVE Fall! It still is quite warm here, so it's hard to get in the Fall mood, but I am sure it'll be soon for me!

Love Bears All Things said...

I haven't been to Cullman in a while. Long overdue visit. You sound like me. I'm always spotting those photo ops and saying, "Stop the car."
Mama Bear

Riet said...

LOvely pictures. That car is priceless. Have a nice day

JobandBrittany said...

I started a Goodwill Goodies Party. Come by and enjoy every Wednesday!!

Brenda said...

I wish I had that old truck! And the fall pumpkins are so what I need around here to start decorating!
Brenda

Kathleen said...

Great Inspiration pics! Can't get into Fall yet, waited too long for summer...a few more weeks to enjoy it here...

Someone's Mom said...

This is my first visit to your blog, love the title and palm trees are my favorite, so I had to stop and read. I'm clicking the follow button as I think I'm going to like what you have to say.

Maggie B said...

Love the white pumpkin with black accents very stylish.
I'm getting my fix of Fall decorating by visiting other blogs, it's not something we go in for in such a big way over here in France.
If you have the time pop over to Normandy and help me out with my photocard project. There's a giveaway involved too!
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Cindy said...

Love the pumpkins, especially the white one. Might have to try that myself!

Christina said...

Fabulous truck and the picture is beautiful. Are you going to frame it. It would be wonderful. My daughter and I are constantly exclaiming about things that would be cool to photograph while we are out and about.