Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Autumn Blessings

Happy Autumn Blogger Friends! I wanted to share my Autumn tree here at Maywood Cottage. I've been wanting to put one up for 3 or 4 years but each year went by without one. Last Saturday I finally pulled a tree down from storage and dragged out a few decorations I have been collecting for the past few years. One thing it is missing is a few hand made items.... of course you know I will be working on those. I am on the lookout for some fun lights to add too. Ahh, an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby, which recently opened in Winchester, about a 30 minute drive from here.
I wrapped the base in a piece of burlap. One of these days I will make a skirt from canvas and paint it...one of these days.

Aren't these acorn bells darling? I found them at Hobby Lobby....I gotta go back!

I am enjoying this cooler weather! The leaves are starting to put on their lovely colors in our area. This cooler weather energizes me so I am hard at work painting and finishing projects around the house.

Update on the kitchen. We finally have finished the backsplash. I chose to use beadboard and my darling sweetie installed it for me. I will be sharing photos of our progress soon. Our next project is the dining area. I'm trying to decide between board and batten or beadboard. I hope to finish it before I leave on my next trip. .

Till next time



  1. Love the tree, Willa. Looks good as is.


  2. LOVE IT!! I have my tree set up with it's orange lights and all its decorations, it is so fun and cute!! Love what you did with the bottom with the burlap, great idea!! I may have to borrow that idea until I get a skirt as well..one of these days.... lol!! =)

  3. Lovely!
    I've been so busy making Halloween trees for others that I haven't done anything for myself.
    Your autumn tree is so pretty!

  4. Love your autumn tree Willa, it is beautiful! And those bells are adorable, wish we had a Hobby Lobby here, I'd be buying up a bunch! Can't wait to see your new kitchen pictures, have a wonderful day! Deb