Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Signs Of Fall At the Young’s Homestead

Hello Everyone!

Well, Over the last few days between working and fighting off some type of bug that is going around, I have been dragging out some of my Fall decor items.

I still have a few more things to do.

Not mention some tweaking here and there.

Oh, And I also wanted to ask you all….

Does anyone know where I can buy some quality faux Bittersweet?

I can’t have real Bittersweet because I have inside pets.

I believe I read somewhere that they are poison, correct?

So, if you know of a website or a store that sell quality faux Bittersweet please let me know.  Thanks!

Now back to the decorating I have been working on.

Warning this is a picture filled post!

Here are some photos are what I have so far….


I strung some of my sunflowers across the front of my, breakfast nook, fireplace. 

I actually had a good turn out of them, in my garden, this year.


I love how the coloring of these few photos turned out.

So neat looking!

This next one is my favorite.


Kind of boring in the regular lighting, huh!


In my Dining Room, I took the lid off my my dough box and filled it with a mixture of real gourds, faux pumpkins and corn, and of course, more of my sunflowers.





Here are few more things from the dining room….

Some of my pumpkins I got from a swap with Lorna.


I love the way this next photo turned out…





And the Living Room….


This is a new sign I purchased, the other day, at the Rabbit Patch.


Remember my little pumpkin I got from a swap with Marie (OLM).



And the wonderful pin keep I won from Kerri (The Calico Rabbit).




A wonderful hand painted pumpkin from my dear friend, Dawn.




I know, I still need to put my geraniums from Jo-Ann’s away for the season….

Soon, I promise. :)

I’m going to try to find some fake mums to replace them with.







Some pictures of my Kitchen….





I liked how this little punkin fit into this butter crock.

Kind of looks like a lid, don’t ya think?  :)



This last photo is from my half bath….

another on of Dawn’s pumpkins.


And that is what I have done so far.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a quick tour.

Until next time…

Take Care Everyone,



Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your home all dressed for fall..very warm and inviting..;)

Ann said...

Tammy, everything looks so nice - as always. I especially like the table center piece - all the different elements of fall and that goose neck gourd - WOW! If you find a good source for faux bittersweet will you please share? Thanks. ~Ann


beautifully prim as always.....Im in love with your whole house..LOL...

Beryl said...

Tammy you have a beautiful home and I love your fall decorating, thanks...

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Tammy, everything looks awesome!! I always get inspired and am ready to go "tweak" every time I look at your pictures. 8-) Hope you feel better and the bug doesn't get you down.

At Home With Amy said...

Everything looks great Tammy. I am so in love with your dough boxes. I need to start looking for one for me! Pumpkins scream fall to me and I love all your little pumpkin touches in each of your rooms. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Everything looks so nice! You are very creative (I think I'll borrow some of your ideas for decorating my home as well). Blessings -

bayrayschild said...

Tammy, you have everything looking so beautiful!

I will be decorating for Fall real soon. The weather certainly has got me in the mood.

Hope you find the bittersweet and
thanks for sharing your lovelies!

Elisha said...

Im also looking for some more bittersweet vine... I do have ONE... believe I got it at Joanns several years ago... its hard to find!

oldepearprimitives said...

Tam, everything looks wonderful. Got me in the fall mood. I have been working my home slowly into the fall spirit too.
Have a great week!


jess said...

My first thought: PIE!!!
Coming here inspires me so much. You are an expert!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, Everything looks WONDERFUL!
Love the dough box, DROOL, DROOL!!!
I am going to Poppy Seeds 2nite for her fall open house, I will check on bittersweet for you, I though she had soem that looked pretty good.
So hard to find good looking faux bittersweet!

Robyn ♥ said...

Hey Tammy! I just love all your fall touches!! Your sunflowers are the best! I love how you strung them on your fireplace!
I got a really cool bittersweet vine from Winter Willow Primitives. I love the muted colors and twigginess of it. Hope that helps!

denise said...

beautiful!!! i love it. denise

NancyW said...

Beautiful home! I found 3 pds of bittersweet on ebay for 19.99 and they state they are safe for children and pets.
PS I LOVEEEEEE the dough box on your table, is it old or reproduction?

Unknown said...

Thanks so much everyone.
And thanks for the tips on the Bittersweet!! You all are the Best!

Nancy, the dough box is an antique.
I purchased it off of eBay years ago. It has its original finish are dough board lid. It is one of my most prized items. ;)


Erin | Bygone Living said...

Wow... your house looks beautiful! Wonderful job :)

Soggibottom said...

Awsome camera !

Lydia said...

Tammy - Picture heavy posts are my favorite kind!!
Everything looks great - all nice and warm for Fall.

Dan said...

Everything looks wonderful! I hope you have a great weekend!


Primsue said...

Tammy, your home is beautiful and I love your Fall decorations. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Autumn Blessings,

lakeffect said...

I got some wonderful faux bittersweet vines from A Simpler Thyme last year. She doesn't have it online (, but you can call Judy to order it. You won't be disappointed.