Thursday, October 20, 2011


All the Barnwell Downtown merchants invite you to stimulate Barnwell's economy & shop local this year. Local, independent merchants offer many unique gifts & will even gift wrap them for free for you. And you can't beat the wonderful customer service you will receive. We all want & need your business this holiday season so that we can be around for many more years.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Thanks to everyone who came to our fun Witches Night Out last week. We loved all the unique witch's hats! We look forward to next years big event.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Decorating

I recently spoke at a homemakers meeting about quick & easy ways to decorate your home for fall. Below are the before and after pictures. Enjoy!
Living Room Before:

Living Room After:

Foyer Before:

Foyer After:

Dining Room Mantle Before:

Dining Room Mantle After:

Dining Room Table Before:

Dining Room Table After:

I look forward to the next presentation.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Fall is here! This is one of my favorite times of year. I love all the colors of fall & the cool weather is an added bonus. Now is the perfect time to start thinking of how you want to decorate your home for your holiday guests. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Greet your guests with a beautiful display of pumpkins. I love the idea of writing messages on pumpkins. And I love filling large urns with fall leaves, indian corn and topping with a large pumpkin.

Add some more interest to your table by using pumpkins & gourds in creative ways. Add some mums to mini pumpkins and place at each place setting. And, pumpkins & gourds make great place card holders. I always love using fugi mums since they last a long time & come in many great colors.

Candles are always a great way to add a festive touch to your decor. Use your glass votives and add colorful ribbons, raffia, or twigs for a new look. Hollow out pumpkins in many sizes and add candles for a quick display. And add fall leaves to vases & add a battery operated candle for a warm glow.

A great way to end your evening of entertaining is with a delicious apple crostata. A fun way to serve is in mini individual cast iron frying pans. I hope you enjoy and come in the shop soon for more great ideas!