10/1/08

I'm a Weener!!

Yay!!! I actually WON something!!
Wonderful Merry over at Puddingstone Farms had a terrific contest last month- she was giving away this pair of HANDMADE (*gush *) Fall potholders!! Aren't they gorgeous? Now I feel like cranking up Donna Fargo on my MP3 and singing along with "I'm the Happiest Girl in the whole USA".
But I'll spare you that part.



As an extra bonus, her little grandcutie Mackenzie drew my name... isn't she a sweetie?



I can't wait to put my potholders out with the rest of my fall decorations...






Handmade kitchen towels from a special friend in Texas... (Thank you, Linda!)







This little guy keeps an eye on things from over the woodstove....






My leaf dishes... (look at the little acorn butter knife! *squeal*)






Basket full of fall apples....




They smell so good drying in the oven....



And best of all, the outside decor....
Complete with a beautiful clear blue fall sky!!!

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful decorations!!! I actually almost bought a little fall wreath exactly like yours to hang on my front door today! (almost, but not quite!)

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  2. nOW THAT IS EERIE--WE HAVE dONNA fARGO ON OUR iPOD!!!!
    I adore the leaf dishes and the acorn spreader. I am all into fall.
    This weekend, I plan to get a tall skinny punkin and hollow it out. We will drive along country roads and cut a big sheaf of pampas grass and some bittersweet and make a fall 'case' out of that punkin!!! And in a squat fat one, I'll put a pot of mums! That'll be the extent of our decorating. The rest will be done especailly for us by God, the creator of the most beautiful of decor!
    I wish you could be here for the Scenic Van Buren County Drive Oct. 11 and 12. The road meanders throughout all the villages of the county with craft fairs and flea markets and sales in every village. People will be demonstrating their talents and selling their wares. Tons of food, the buckskinners and rendevousers will be in full force in the State Park. They cook in cast iron over open fire, using recipes form the pioneer days. It is definitely my very favorite time of year and my favorite annual event.
    Lest I forget, congratulations on your win. I already know you are a weener.......

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  3. Lettin' out a *squeal* right along with you! Such adorable stuff! This is my favorite time of year...the scents, the colors...everything!

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  4. I love the smell of drying apples. We've been making apple jelly out of the peels too. I love summer but fall is pretty awesome too!

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  5. Fall is the most awesomeness! Love your decorations (inside and out!).

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  6. UMMMMM.....I can smell those apples all the way over here in chilly Upstate New York! :)

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  7. Yay! Congratulations on winning!

    I love all of your fall things.

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  8. Very Cyte
    I do like your outside fall display, it`s funny you are in fall and I am in 100 degree heat
    Rose

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  9. Paula Congrats on winning.The towls are so pretty.I love your fall decor it looks great!That rooster is adorable too!Hugs,Jen

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  10. Congratulations on your win...those are beautiful pot holders. I love all of your Fall pictures and your outdoor decor is GREAT!

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  11. Congratulations on winning! How fun for you! Your leaf dishes are so sweet looking! The outdoor decor looks like soooo much fun!

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  12. Happy October to you! Congratulations on your win!!
    Linda

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  13. What great potholders! Congratulations on winning them! And love the rest of your great fall decorations! This is such a wonderful time of year!

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  14. You are just too cute... and I love your decorations! Makes me get into the mood for autumn!
    Have a blessed day :)

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  15. Congratulations on your goodies you won!
    Love all your fall decorations. The picture of your outdoor decorations and scenery is beautiful!!

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  16. Oh, Miss Paula!
    I just love those leaf dishes best of all! You're so cute about that little acorn spreader!
    Do you eat those apple slices or use them for decoration? If they're edible, how long do they last and do you have a recipe?
    Many Blessings,
    Julie

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  17. How fun for you! The potholders are gorgeous! I love all your fall decor. Don't you just love fall? ;-)

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  18. Everything around your place just screams FALL! It all looks great. Congrats on the win-thats always fun.

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  19. Hi Paula! I just got back from the post office, your pot holders are on their way! Your fall decorations are so cute, what a wonderful time of year. Have a blessed day.
    Merry

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  20. Okay, just seeing the apples drying, I can smell them! :)

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  21. Still really warm here but fall is in the air...love the fall decorations...its so much fun..congrats on the win too!

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  22. Things are looking beautifully fall around your place! Congrats on winning the potholders! It's always fun to win something. I like those towels, too. And that little butter knife is the coolest!

    R~Mary

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  23. Congrats on the beautiful potholders. Love your fall decorations! Take Care :)

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  24. Congratulations Paula! How pretty and festive you have made everything look! blessings, Kathleen

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  25. I'm such an IDIOT. I've been sitting here thinking... nice goodies you have there... but how is she a weener? DUH? YOU'RE A WINNER! OHMIGOSH.. I'm gonna go get another cup of coffee and TRY to wake up*
    Congratulations!
    Lea

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  26. You're a weeener in more ways than five! Fall is a great time of the year and it's definitely the time to bring out all the cute stuff.

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  27. What a wonderful fall display. Definitely the best time of year imho. The stacking leaves and acorn are to die for!

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  28. Very nice!! This is the best time of year for celebrating each day!!! We have so much to be thankful for!!

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  29. How pretty!!! Your post inspired me to pull out some of my fall decorations!

    Juri

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  30. Hi Paula,
    Wow, I am jealous, how pretty, and congrats! My granddaughter just dragged the fall decor out of the space in the loft. I guess, I will have to bundle up, and get outside to find just the right spot for everything. Our new addition, "Marley" a lab mix dragged a pair of pants (the grandkids were stuffing for a scare crow)all around the yard, as they ran screaming after her. They did catch her, however, after the leaves were emptied out. LOL

    See ya back at the ranch.

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  31. Yay!!!! Congratulations, Paula!!!

    Everything looks so pretty there at the Farm. LOVE the leaf dishes with that sweet spreader!!!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Pam

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  32. How FUN! your decoration is quite festive and your joy at winning is charming - glad you are having a great autumn, it is beautiful here in Texas but definitely not as "fall like" as your place.

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  33. Hi, Paula, me again{: I really need your advice and opinion on my latest post. Could you hop over and leave a comment? Blessings, Kathleen

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  34. Hmmmm....a Tn. girl...you've gotta be my neighbor! Hurry up and tell me where you live so I can come have a cookie :)
    My backyard is in Clarksville...front yard is in KY!

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