Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Preparing for Fall Open House.....

The temps have finally cooled a little and we've had a little rain with promises of more this weekend.  I've noticed leaves beginning to change and the sweet annie is starting to get some seeds although it won't be ready for open house.  I've been so bummed because my bittersweet didn't get berries this year (does anyone know why?) so Judy, Linda & I are heading to the country to pillage in the woods for naturals to decorate with.  We've never been ones to use artificials.....just doesn't seem right.  Pray we don't get poison ivy!

I've been working hard on both old and new merchandise for Leola's.  We'll start decorating on Sunday and will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday to completely change the store.  Check out my cashmere pumpkins......



I had a cashmere sweater that was kind of dated so decided to try using it and love the results.  My pumpkins are stacking up in the living room.  Sometimes I forget that I use my living room to stockpile before open house.  When an appliance repairman came last week, I noticed him checking things out.  Figured he thought I was a hoarder.

Guess I'd better get moving this morning if I'm going to the country with the sisters.  Hope you enjoy this beautiful Tuesday.

Happy birthday, Kenda!

6 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are so cute, Jan. I see one of these will have to come home with me!!

Danavee said...

Laughing out loud! Thanks for that!

Prior said...

Jan, love the pumpkins! and totally understand the repairman looks, lol.
Lezlee

Andrea said...

I can't wait for the Open House! You just let me know if you need 5 million hedge apples. :)

Hayley said...

Hi there! I'll look forward to checking out all your goodies at Leola's soon...

Just wanted to say I loved your feature in Sunday's paper! I said, "Ooh! I know her!" You're a celebrity! Congratulations...

Susan said...

LOVE the pumpkins!!! Good luck on the Open House!