Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bits of Fall

This is the first year that I have decided to hold on to fall and not jump into Christmas right away.  I will keep our tradition of decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but until then, it's all about the fall and not winter. 

This outfit and picture did not turn out the way I wanted, but as I was putting together a fall theme, the pumpkin won. 

Flowers on my dining room table means that my daughter has completed yet another play.  The play at her school used to be in the spring but this school year, it was held in the fall.  

Disclaimer: Mom Brag Alert!  So the kidlit went from playing an old lady in the spring, Marta in The Sound of Music during the summer and recently, a singing Minstrel that contained more lines than she has ever had.  We were both nervous but she ended up doing great and so did McDonalds which came in handy for late night quick meals on performance nights.      
My new mini obsession is candles.  It started a few weeks back when I walked into Anthropologie and smelled an incredible scent.  The Pumpkin Souffle Boulangerie flavor by Illume has "natural food grade ingredients" and is, "clean burning."  This of course goes for the other flavors. 
After the Halloween decorations came down and Thanksgiving went up I put up the few Thanksgiving decorations that I have.  The Holiday Hostess Thanksgiving Feast Barbie that came out in 2010 for Barbie club members is one of my favorites in her 50's style dress.  The Pilgrim Barbie is from 1994.
I keep the pumpkin soup tureen from Williams Sonoma up year round.

The Anthropologie candle is still available along with other nice scents.  The clothing below is no longer available.  

Shirt:  Anthropologie Chatty tee in fruit print.
Cardigan: Anthropologie.
Jeans: Wit and Wisdom.
Shoes: Keds.   


  1. Congratulations on your daughter's success. You must be so proud.

    I love your fall Barbies!

    1. Thank you. She was nervous because of all the memorizing that had to be done but as time went on, everything turned out fine.
      The Barbies are a lot of fun to decorate with. I have so many Halloween ones that Thanksgiving time seems so spartan in comparison.
      Have a great weekend,

  2. Yay! Super duper congrats to your daughter! The actors in the play I just did were also nervous about learning a ton of lines - and they are pros! I don't think that ever really goes away. How exciting that she did so great! Woo hoo!
    I love those Barbies too! Especially the 1950's one. Too cool!!

    1. Thank you! Yes, we told her even the professional actors and performers get nervous and it's completely normal.
      The one Barbie that looks vintage is actually from 2010. For collectors, Mattel sometimes uses the vintage face for their collector dolls.
      It's a fun hobby.
      Have a nice weekend,

  3. Congrats to your daughter!

    Those barbies are priceless.


    1. Thank you! The play turned out great. It's amazing how elementary school kids can turn out a good performance.
      Barbies make such great decorations. Halloween, like Christmas, is one of those holidays that Mattel puts out a Barbie every year. I wish they would do more Thanksgiving, since fall has such a nice color palette.
      Have a great weekend,



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