A Touch of Fall
in the Desert... The
hot weather of summer has broke and the weather that we desert
dwellers sweat it out for is finally here! Cool nights and
lower temperatures get you in the mood for Fall. As you can
see I love decorating for the Autumn season.
Pictures are Thumbnails, click for larger versions)
I have posted my
mantel and fireplace before in my
Dawn Morris (my partner in crime) of Way Out West Development
was our general contractor back then. It is so beautiful
on it's on that I try to keep it more on the simple side. I
love my deer (they remind me the elk at our cabin in Young,
AZ) so I keep them up pretty much year round. The deer
shed antler came from out back here in Cave Creek.
A fun project this
fall was making timber pumpkins with Dawn. I saw
something like this on
Pinterest using 2 x 4's. Dawn
and Patrick are in the process of building a beautiful new home and
ranch in Rio Verde. One day at the building site I saw a pile
of left over timber ends. I showed her the picture from
pinterest and we had to give it a try! There was a lot of
laughter and sweat on this project (trying to cut the timber with
a saw saw...don't recommend.) We also needed a drill for this
project. Supplies: Timber Squares, raffia, wire, paint, burlap
ribbon and the stems are made from Saguaro spines...
I Love bringing in
the seasons to gifts from Special Friends. This
was a birthday Gift from the
Lady that is in love with the same two boys as me, Pam Mitschke.
(Chase and Taylors other Grandmother, better known as "MiMi.")
The awesome Horseshoe Tree was hand welded by
Patrick Morris and painted by Dawn. I love this so much that I
find ways to keep it up all year round. (Eggs at Easter, Hearts at
There seems to be
no day that goes by that I do not think of my beloved Grandmother
Grider. Every season I get to bring out something that she
created for me. What wonderful treasures I have from her.
Her Buffet sits permanently in my dinning room. For fall I
bring out the autumn painting she painted and hang above it.
The Chevron Afghan that she knitted in fall colors brings a bright
spot of comfort to the main room.
Since I spend
a lot of time on Graphic Art, I like to use lots of graphics around
Odds and Ends.....