Wednesday, October 2, 2013


After I saw this reproduction mini olive basket on a couple blogs, I just had to go on a hunt and find my own.

The first stop was unsuccessful, so I got on the phone and started calling the stores around me. SUCCESS!
 They came with the mums in them and they had five left! yippee!!
No, I didn't buy five...I only bought one. :)

Last night I threw a few things together , headed out to my back yard and took a few photos.

My yard is FULL of beautiful leaves right now. 

I think everything looks perfect sitting on my chippy white table. 

The pine-cones are from a pine tree in our yard and I picked a few hydrangeas also. 

Here is the beautiful tree...the one that it looks like Godzilla took a huge bite out of it. Trees were
trimmed a few years ago, but thankfully it is starting to fill in much as it can anyway.

This was a misty morning one day this week. School around here was cancelled at least two days
because of the fog.

I sure do love fall...don't you??

Happy Wednesday and happy fall!!

{some have asked the store where the repro olive baskets are found...Walmart}


Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... yes, I LOVE Fall!... and I love your photos!... your new bucket with the mum is fabulous!... and your yard is the perfect setting with all of your elements from Nature... pretty Autumn leaves, pinecones and all... Happy October to you my dear friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie said...

PS... LOVE the mist too!... so peaceful and serene looking... xoxo Moi

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Sandi! What store did you find the mums with the olive bucket?? I want!! You really know how to stage pictures. I love that the leaves are all over the ground, just perfect!

julie - eab designs said...

Congrats on your new find! The leaves are beautiful. Your color is much further along than ours. We are just beginning to see the bright reds now. Fall is hiding for a few days here as our temps are back in the high 80's. Beautiful none the less. Enjoy!

Lady Pamela said...

Yes, summer is gone here, too. Love your autumn photoshop. Did you do that one yourself? I saved it on Pinterest. I think it would make a great card. I would love to make that kind of art. Have not even tried yet. I did hand cut some oak leaves out of book pages last night. More my speed.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

It's on my list to get one...hope I'm not too late!
Pretty Pics!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I keep forgetting to look for that at Walmart--not that I am not there everyday buying milk it seems :) Looks so pretty--I want one too :)

Irene said...

Your yard with the leaves looks fabulous, pretty as a picture.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the olive bucket! Where did you get it? Your yard looks beautiful with all the fall colors. My favorite photo is the last one with the mist. It must have really been foggy if they cancelled school for 2 days!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh...what a wonderful olive basket repro! And the vignette in your yard looks beautiful, Sandi. Picture perfect autumn. Wow, your leaves are already falling. Ours haven't even changed color too much yet.
Love that last shot in the mist...

June said...

Fall is beautiful at your house dear Sandi! I love that olive basket!!!
Your photos are gorgeous!
hugs from here...

Irene said...

Beautiful fall photos.

Junkchiccottage said...

Your fall pictures are just beautiful. Our leaves are just starting to turn here in Chicago. We have had such warm summer like weather they are slow to change. Love your pictures they are gorgeous.
Have a great rest of the week.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your photography is so pretty! Love the last picture, especially!

Happy fall to you, too!

All Seasons said...

Lovely this colors of Autumn. And the olive basket is beautiful!

Have a great weekend, enjoy

Donna said...

What a terrific autumn photo shoot! The mums and basket are gorgeous!