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The Centerpiece of my week

Fall 2012

The Centerpiece of my week has been this....

I have been working on my front porch...getting it all ready for fall! My daughter Madeline helped me so much. It is so fun having her live so close by.

We have fun!

I love all the colors of fall...they make me feel giddy inside! I think it is because fall represents the beginning of the holidays to me. I love Halloween and everything that goes with it..as a kid I couldn't wait for the show "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" to air on TV...our little TV..the kind that you would have to get up out of your chair to manually change the channel! Watching that show would get me so excited for Halloween and I always wanted to have a really fun Halloween party with all my friends!

During my elementary school days ...we lived back east in New Jersey...we weren't allowed to go trick or treating At night .....only during the day...so it fascinated me watching Charlie Brown and all the gang go trick or treating at night!

Living in New Jersey as a kid was magical...I remember going to many pumpkin festivals and eating candied apples! Drinking hot apple cider and eating cinnamon donuts, shopping for a cheapy costume with a plastic mask, asking for donations to be made to UNICEF while trick or treating, carving messy pumpkins, and watching The Great Pumpkin the night of Halloween not missing a single minute! The main thing I remember about this time of year as a kid was the colors of the leaves ....they were breathtaking even for a young child such as I.

So you see I love to decorate my house in all the colors of the season to bring back those sweet memories of a child living back east in a small town in New Jersey and waiting eagerly for the holidays to begin!

I think I am passing my love of Fall, Halloween and the holidays onto my precious granddaughter as she loves to squeeze the pumpkins and smell the flowers and wants to help in the whole process of creating a visual feast! But SHE is the visual feast for me :)

Hope you enjoy the beginning of the Fall holiday season with all your loved ones around!

Karin :)

I am linking up

A stroll through Life, The Scoop

Lets dish

Cowboy up

Primp your stuff wednesday

Tutorial Tuesday

Between Naps on the porch

Show me what you got

Wow us Wednesdays

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Please link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share with me what has been the Centerpiece of your week and please leave me a comment about your feelings of this time of year!

 

17 comments:

  1. OOhh how luvly!!!
    Luving your porch! :-)
    Linking up my Wednesday center piece.. my mantel. Finally done after weeks of being challenged!
    Cheers, Gee
    Come take a peek at it!!

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  2. Your porch is so pretty and inviting, all decked out for Fall! Love the vintage sewing machine cabinet and lantern! :)

    Thanks so much hosting!

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  3. Fall is my favorite season. I love the rusty, earthy colors and the nip in the air. Your porch looks very welcoming, and little grand is a cutie. ;-) Thanks for hosting..........Sarah

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  4. Thanks for the invite, Karin. I'll add I your link once I get home and can access my Writer. Your porch looks so seasonally festive. I love the picnic basket filled with fall bounty! LOL- the little eyes in the flower pot crack me up!

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me that sweet note! I linked up! It's my first time here so I'm going to browse a bit, thanks for the invite!! Xo

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  6. Thanks for hosting the party! Your porch looks wonderful and so inviting.

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  7. Your front porch just inspired me. I think I will start decorating mine too....Christine

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  8. What a beautiful, welcoming Fall porch, Karin! Your little grand is an exceptional addition to your decor!! What a cutie patootie!!

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  9. Your front porch looks great, well done!!! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

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  10. Your porch looks wonderfully welcoming for fall!! How wonderful to share this with your adorable granddaughter!

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  11. Awesome seeing your blog. I am all linked up to your party! I hope you could link up at my party happening every Friday!

    xo
    Myric

    http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/

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  12. Trick or treating during the day? Really??? Wow! That's a new one to me, a native Midwesterner. The kids do start a bit earlier here now than we did when I was a kid. Last year a child was ringing my doorbell around 5:30! That's the end of cocktails/start of the dinner hour here, so that seemed so strange to me. I'm going to have to adjust! :-) The Charlie Brown Halloween Special was always something fun for me, too. Still is! "I got a rock." :-) LOVE those eyes peeping up all over your landscape! Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Fall!

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  13. Loved the Singer table, my niece has one that she doesn't know what to do with so I am sending her to your post, so cute and welcoming!

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  14. I don't know Karin, I don't think that centerpiece will fit on the table! :)
    It looks very pretty!
    I didn't know you were a Joisey girl! What part?

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  15. Lots of great ideas here Karin, thanks, I've got to get busy!!
    Jenna

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  16. The porch looks great-fall here we come!

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  17. karin- fall indeed on the porch. Love the last picture!!

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