Monday, November 5, 2007

Please learn from our mistake:

when decorating with natural materials, be VERY cautious before putting them in your house. If, for example, you find some great-looking acorns, you might want to toast them in the oven JUST to make sure that little white wormy-looking things won't wriggle out of them onto your vintage tole tray.

This is the scene of the crime, restored to its previous blissful state via acorn removal activities.

We had a great weekend, and I am madly in love with the weather. Now, I get to leave it, & head down to south Georgia for the week. I'm sure when I get back it will be COLD, not just chilly, and the leaves will all have fallen off the trees. That's the way things tend to go around here.

In other excitement, the Halloween decorations are put away, and it's not even December yet. This is me turning over my new, highly-organized leaf. (I can hear all of you snickering, there's no need for that!)

This is the current version of the mantel for Thanksgiving. I really thought I had more vintage postcards with a harvest/fall theme, but obviously, I do not. I'll be on the prowl, so don't worry.

Have a great week - I'll be back within cell phone range on Friday. ;)


Sarah and Jack said...

Ah yes, the acorn disaster. You have to make sure the darn things don't have any cracks/holes/or other damage to avoid the worm problem.

Jean Knee said...

I've had that dreadful worm thing happen to me too. That's why someone's harvest swag, that by the way will look good hanging from your mantel, used only fake natural materials.

Vintage Bunny said...

Its worse when my dog chases them!
I saw Trixie Belden in your profile and had to drop by!I loved the Trixie Belden books too !!