Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Decorating and Giveaway Winners Announced

My feeble effort





After uncovering some plants that had been threatened by frost, I had draped the dropcloths over the picnic table to dry because they were damp from the dew. Unfortunately, I forgot about them and we had a few windy rains before I got them moved to the clotheslines. In the meantime, orange, yellow, and red maple leaves had decorated them for me.



My feeble effort of a vintage box, a pumpkin, and a couple mums doesn't compare with the fall decorating that's done all around me, in our beautiful outdoors.





I'm glad I got these photos when I did. They (except for the mums) were taken last week, before we had rain, wind, and SNOW (Yes, that is not typo.) It snowed during the night Friday night and was 43 degrees and blustery on Saturday.. I am NOT ready for this!

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GIVEAWAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

Mr. Cranberry picked THREE names out of the hat:  Diane @ Lavender Dreamer, Cheryl @ Thinking About Home, and Lynne @ Irish Garden House. Please email me with your postal addresses so I can get your soap mailed to you. In your email, please also re-state which two bars of soap you'd like (I'm giving you a chance to change your mind.) Judy(at)soapnsuch(dot)com.

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!


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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties:  Amaze Me Monday and Inspiration Monday and Mosaic Monday and  Artsy Corner Thursday and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Tuesdays at our Home and Tuesday with a Twist and  Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage)  and   Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above  and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and  Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Vintage Inspiration Friday-and Saturday's Critters

52 comments:

Sandra said...

congrats to the winners.. these photos are each and every single one of them awesome... all this color just makes me happy... my 2 favorites and I can't pick one over the other, are the table and the leaf strewn deck... i do not call those flowers a feeble effort, i think it is beautiful, or make that was beautiful. sorry the snow came early...

Buttons said...

Congrats to the winners they are going to love them. Oh I love the orangness of the season. Hug B

Cheryl said...

Yippee!! I was scrolling down to leave a comment after seeing your beautiful autumn photos...and I passed MY name!! Thank you so much, Judy...I am delighted! Now to choose...oh my...

Your autumn photos grab me, as I love autumn from the bottom of my heart. (Does that sound dramatic? It is true!) I think your "feeble" effort is lovely, with the vintage box being the perfect finishing touch. And you're right, of course, about the beauty of creation being the best display!

We took a stroll yesterday through a local park. It was beautiful, but our color is just beginning, markedly different from yours. And, thankfully, no snow for us yet! Oh my!

Trace4J said...

Utterly Beautiful.
I love Fall!
Congrats to winners.
Oh boy will they love your soap.
Woolie Fall Blessings

Deb said...

Lovely photos, Judy.

Linda Kay said...

Judy, what a perfect picture your drop cloth made, all draped and covered with leaves. Some beautiful shots of fall!

Tom said...

Great fall sights! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

you live in such a gorgeous area. so pretty!! love those fall colors. ( :

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so thrilled to win some of your wonderful soaps! You have so many nice scents that it's hard to choose. Thank you very much! Love your beautiful Fall colors, too. I think everyone is getting some cool weather...even here in Florida. Our high was 73 yesterday! Unbelievable! Hugs!

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad to see my blog friend, Diane, is one of the winners!! Pictures are lovely as usual...looks like it really is Fall up your way!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Mother Nature has had much more practice at decorating for autumn; your mums and pumpkin are a lovely display.
Congrats to your winners. Poor Diane, chilly in Florida at 73. :-) I think we'll see snow before the end of the month, it has been very cool in the mornings.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday and congrats to the winners of your giveaway.

Debby Ray said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! And BTW...your "feeble" efforts are beautiful! Love all of your pretty fall photos...can't wait to start seeing some fall color around here!

Rose said...

I think your attempt is beautiful...and I enjoyed the wetness of the other shot.

As to snow, I am not ready for it, but have dreamed we had it two nights in a row. With the leaves still on the trees.

TexWisGirl said...

hooray to your winners! love your wisconsin views!

Ruth Kelly said...

Very pretty. I am going on a little jaunt today to take some photos of the fall leaves. Meeting my friend from Boise at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. We're off for the fall show.

Lorrie said...

Autumn is marvelously decorated out your way. But brrrr to the snow. Not yet, please!

xinex said...

Wow! It's really fall there. gorgeous photos!...Christine

Noelle the dreamer said...

Congratulations to all winners!
Snow?? Och, it is only Autumn weather here, balmy and so pleasant!
Happy Day,

Ginny said...

Everything is gorgeous!!! Your beautiful mum arrangement is wonderful, even your wood is pretty! Whenever I buy mums and put them out, they always die. I have never been good with mums. And The sheet with the fallen leaves...I would leave it right where it is. It makes such a good decoration and really shows off the leaves.

Marie said...

Fantastic photos of fall! (hmm...how alliterative! :-) ) Love the leaf fall, the cut wood, waiting for the wood stove, and those mums! They look heart-shaped in the picture! Was that on purpose!? I used to own some gorgeous mums like that in a yard we had in NC. Alas...no mums here. :-)

Felicia said...

congrats to the winners your giveaway.

Don'tcha just love fall. your images are beautiful.

Donna said...

Your beautiful photos prove that the fall season is settling in around you. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Pamela Gordon said...

Congrats to the winners of your lovely soap! I think your 'feeble' attempt at fall decorating is beautiful. I love the old box. And besides, God as done the rest of the decorating for you. It's beautiful....even the woodpile. I'm surprised at your weather there already. It was almost 68F here today and sunny. Frost warning for tonight though. But no flurries yet!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The winners are lucky to have your giveaway in their mailbox soon!! Congratulations to all.

I LOVE all your Autumn! Everything is beautiful!

Judy you should add this post link to my Autumn Showcase with a direct link here. Everyone would so enjoy it. I know I did!! http://letsshowofftheseason.blogspot.com/

Primitive Stars said...

Congrats to the winners.... Love the Fall photos, so beautiful. Nice wood stacked, love my fires.Blessings Francine.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Judy, I think you did a fabulous job at decorating. Love the orange mums...Those trees are so pretty.

Donna said...

Sorry about the snow...and glad you captured your fall images..they are lovely

eileeninmd said...

Congrats to all the winners, they are all lovely ladies and blogging friends.. Your Autumn images are beautiful. Have a happy week!

Carla from The River said...

Yay~to all who won!

Your photos are amazing. My favorite is the wood pile.

Red Rose Alley said...

Judy,
The Autumn colors on here today are wonderful! You have really captured the colors of this glorious season. I love that picture of the stacked up wood. I so enjoy seeing parts of your world, Judy. It is a beautiful place, indeed.

~Sheri

DeniseinVA said...

Your fall photos are lovely! This is why it is my favorite time of the year.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous autumn colours!

W. Latane Barton said...

Fall has really hit your neck of the woods, hasn't it? Not so much here on the coast of Virginia. Snow... a dirty four letter word!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

These are gorgeous photos. I love your "feeble effort"!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for the opportunity!

Diane said...

SNOW?? Oh brother! Great photos!

Judy S. said...

Beautiful photos, Judy! My sister said it's been cold in the north country. Summer sure disappeared quickly, but the trees are sure pretty.

Terri D said...

Lovely fall colors in your photos, Judy! We saw a few leaves changing while on our trip "up north". The trees weren't "peak" but it was nice to see the start of what will be gorgeous!

EG CameraGirl said...

AH, fall is so lovely! Leaving the drop cloth on the table and forgetting about it for a couple of days sounds like something I would do. lol

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous pictures and you always have the best surprises to look at from around your neck of the woods. Congrats to the winners!

Cindy

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your fall photos and decorating are awesome! Wow! You've already had snow. All of your photos are utterly beautiful.

April's Homemaking said...

Love all of these fall pictures! :)I would like to invite you to share your fall themed posts at my 2014 Harvest Hop linky party. http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/10/2014-harvest-hop-link-up.html

podso said...

Beautiful color-- your mums look great and so do the trees. I think your old box looks perfect holding the mums. It looks like fall there, give us another month and we may catch up!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's really beautiful in your area. I love all the fall colors! Your mums are a pretty color, too. Snow? Already? Oh no.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to the winners! So excited for them :)

Your photos are so beautiful, Judy! You captured the Autumn colors wonderfully. Enjoy your day. Hugs!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Congrats on your feature at Ivy and Elephants! Gorgeous photos as always!
Jenna

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The colors are amazing and I really like the picnic table. The wet leaves on the ground are awesome too!

Ida said...

Congrats to the winners.
I'm glad you got those photos too. They are lovely. Sorry to hear you've had (s_ _ w) already. I never spell it out in hopes that will help to avoid it happening here! LOL.

Amy Burzese said...

Bloomer, Wis ? Neat. I'm envious of your beautiful fallen leaves.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos announcing the Giveaway winners . . .
I was ready yesterday to bring out one of the soaps but first I want to stop at Claybanks Pottery today to purchase the perfect soap dishes I have picked out! Plus, we are "color touring" so it will be a perfect first stop!
Thank you once again for picking ME! (tell hubby thanks)

Dayle said...

For the Northerners, I'm sure autumn is not the most welcome season, knowing what's to come, but for us in the South, it is a welcome sight.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Gorgeous photos - congratulations to the winners! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Michelle F said...

I love your Autumn decorating.

I am having a relaxing night reading posts, while hubby plays his guitar.

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