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Friday, October 3, 2008

The Best of Fall

Yippee!! We had our first fall fire the other night. The weather is turning cooler and is perfect for a fire and hot chocolate!


I have been busy all week in my studio, trying to get some work done! I have three mosaic projects almost finished and will show them to you in a few days.


I have also been doing a little more fall fluffing. This time on my screened porch.


To see more of my fall porch fluffing.... head on over to my post at Home Goods Open House Blog by clicking on the link....
See You Soon,
Penny

54 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

I would love to have an outside fire pit or fireplace. It is in the planning stage for the backyard. Love yours. Mimi

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love the outside fireplace and I love your cup too!
Diane

Connie said...

Don't ya just love those outdoor fires, sweetpea?! I do. I love the crispness of the air and leaves falling anticipating winter....just love it all.......
Smooches,
Connie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is so much fun. What a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day!

LW said...

I love the outside fireplace,
what a wonderful idea...
Perfect for making Somores.

Louise

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Oh, how i love a fire outside, the aroma is just heavenly. We're a few weeks away from that yet.
Your "fluffed" porch is lovely.

pat@backporchmusings said...

I was just thinking a fire would be so nice on the back porch. I think we might give that a whirl on Sunday, when we get a minute to sit on the porch.

Have a great weekend, Penny!

sandra/tx said...

I don't know what I'm jealous of more -- the fact that you have a wonderful outdoor fireplace or that it's actually cold enough to use it. :-)

Melanie said...

What lovely reds perfect with a fire an dhot chocolate too. Ahh pass the toasting fork and marshmallows.

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Oh how I love an outdoor fireplace! We haven't yet had the chance to sit outside by the fire but I can't wait!!

I just love your toile mug too!

Thank you for your kind comments yesterday! I took your advice and the presentation went very well. Thanks again!

Hugs,
Erin :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hot chocolate by a fall fire sounds altogether cozy...off to Homegoods.

Brenda said...

Love the fire place and you know I love that cup. gotta run look at your porch hehe.

DEBBIE G. said...

How nice Ms. Penny! Looks so comfy & soothing!!I LOVE the toile cup sweets:)
I wish Home Goods had online shopping...there is not a store in my state:( But I do go over & read your posts! Love it!!!
Have a great weekend...
Hugs..
Deb:)

Lee Laurie said...

Love your fire place. It's so cozy. Love your mug,too. I really like toile.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

FarmHouse Style said...

What is this!? I step out for a minute and you go and get yourself famous!!! LOL! How wonderful, Penny:) I can see why, your so very talented and have such good taste...you're a natural.

Love your fall porch fluffing, I'm going to hop over to Home Goods and check out the rest.....

Have a great weekend!
Rhonda

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love your black iron table.It is soooo~~~ cute. It all looks so pretty.
Have a nice weekend,
ginger

Natasha Burns said...

I adore your outdoor fire Penny!

Yesterday I received the copy of Hot Cottage Collectibles that I ordered and I love all your beautiful creations in there!!!

SEE you soon!!! xo

M.Kate said...

Just beautiful Penny...wished I could go there and have tea one day :D happy weekends to you, hugs always

Carol said...

How wonderful that you have an outdoor fireplace! That is on my wish list for our backyard. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carol * in Oklahoma

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Beautiful outside fireplace! It must be so cozy! I know that I sure love to be out by the firepit.

Love that pretty cup too!

Kady

Meredith Teagarden said...

Penny,

I sure love the warm fall look you have going here. Lovely cup! Now to head over tho the post you mentioned!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my 'Wednesdays...' post. So you've got that 3rd anniversary coming up? I hope you and your family will do alright. We lost my dad in 2001. It's so hard to say goodbye. Take good care.
M.L.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your porch post on Homegoods is so beautiful! I love the deep red color you use. We have been trimming trees so we have quite bit of firewood ready for toasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa:>) We got frost last night, my poor flowers, but I guess it's to be expected.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love that mug! We're enjoying the cooler mornings and nights now too!

Manuela

Deborah said...

I'm so happy Fall has arrived!

I'm having a giveaway this weekend!
Stop by and comment!

Hugs,
Deborah

bj said...

UMMMM....this looks so good. It's not quite cool enuf here for a fire but...it won't be long.
love, bj

bj said...

Is it ok with you if I take some of your chandy photos ?
Thank ya, 'mam....
bj

Beverly said...

I'll head over right now. Everything looks fantastic, and you know I am in love with that mug.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I hope to use our outdoor fire tonight.Fall weather is my favorite.I always love to make a trip to the Smokies in the fall.
Brenda:)

Linda said...

Love the outdoor fireplace...and to sit and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate...perfect. Hugs, Lidna

Jorgelina said...

Hi Penny!!

THE LITTLE HOUSE Beautiful!
A RICH WITH CHOCOLATE LOGS.
a greeting

Melissa Wertz said...

I want that cup!!! I can smell the hot chocolate... yum... We have had a couple of nights of really nice window opening weather, not quite cold enough for a fire yet. Maybe soon. Lovely post.

Utah Grammie said...

Oh yes, an ouotdoor fireplace - how wonderful! Your tolie cup is sooo pretty - have a great week and enjoy the fall!
Colleen

Jillian said...

Your blog has a great fall look!

Jillian

Fifi Flowers said...

Love having a fire... I can't wait... I hope our cool weather is coming... it's been very hot lately... it was cool today... but you never know here in CA.
Off to see Home Goods blog.

santamaker said...

ohhhh, just love the look of the fire outside! So comfy and cozy. Can't wait to see what you have created in the studio this week!
Thanks for coming to my open house!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you! I love an outdoor fire..Look forward to your newest creations!

Pink thoughts,
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Such a cosy and inviting place to have a cup of something hot (maybe cider)....m...

Victoria Lynn said...

Penny,
I'm afraid I have a case of fireplace envy...and that mug is darling! Your porch looks wonderful with all the reds, so inviting!
Blessings,
Victoria Lynn

Penny Suzie said...

Hello Penny from Penny,

Hey there. How are you? I'm loving your music. The first song that is playing is Autumn Leaves. Not sure if you have it on random selection or if it's in an order from which you picked.

Anyhow... it's so nice to meet another Penny. My birth name is Penny Sue... and my sister is Becky Jane. Mom always used to say that she reminised about us (sisters) sitting on a big ol' porch in our rocking chairs in our golden years as Becky Jane and Penny Sue. Somehow... it is sweet to me. Mom will have been gone 10 years now. Very sad days coming with the 10 year anniversary of her passing on Nov. 1st, 1998.

I don't really know where my first name came from. Mom always said it was because of my copper colored hair; however, I'm not so sure about that since I didn't have any hair until about 6 months of age. But my middle name of Sue came from her best friend's first name. And I am honored to carry it on. She, Sue, has also passed on. I miss them both.

Anyhow... I noticed your blog as well because your blog site is lavenderhills and your name is Penny. Lavender is my absolute favorite scent and my name is Penny. What more could a chick ask for?

Hugs,
PS

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Penny!
It's been quite chilly here in Ohio! Last night I smelled that wonderful smell of hotdogs cooking on an open fire and the neighbors had their firepit going, having some goodies and fun!! It's that time of year!!
Love your recent posts!!
Hugs, Sherry

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Penny!
I hope you have a beautiful fall Sunday - love your porch!!!!

xo,
Kim

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Three of my favorite things a campfire, hot chocolate and roosters! Looks like you have a lovely setting to sit back and enjoy a campfire. It is getting cooler here too, last night it was 42.
denise

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Just pass by and say "Have a wonderful Sunday"

I enjoyed browsing your blog site. So much inspiration.

Greetings from chilly Stockholm!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a pretty scene!
I'll have a cup of cider please!

Jojo said...

Penny, Finally, I am catching up with my blog friends and so much has changed. What a beautiful fall setting and how inviting for your blog friends! Our neighbor had an Oktoberfest in her Biergarten last night and we got to have fire in the fire pit. It is so beautiful with the cool evenings and clear skies.

Happy Fall!!!

Naturegirl said...

Love the burning bush branches! OK now I'm off to look! hugs

Susie Q said...

Nothing is more wonderful than an outdoor fire in the Autumn...what a treat this is for you I know.

I am heading over to Home Goods now to see what you have been up to!

Love,
Sue

Shelia said...

Morning, sweet Penny. I had a few moments this morning and wanted you to know how much I appreciate your concern about my family during the hurricane. I'll be posting soon.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shellmo said...

You are getting me in the mood for fall!! Love that outdoor fireplace of yours!

Donna Lynn said...

Dearest Penny,
Boy I have missed you! I have been so busy getting my son married off and having Victoria here etc. that I have missed quite a few of your posts! Your outdoor fireplace is just lovely, wish I had one here on my patio, we have a fire pit but it is in the field next to the shop so it is a cold walk in the colder months...what a lovely red birdhouse I see in your picture! HA, wink wink!!!

I need to go now and spend some time catching up on all you have been up to!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Bebe said...

Hi Penny!
That fire looks so snuggly ~ and a cup of hot chocolate or cider would really be just the ticket on a cool autumn evening! I'm so proud of you for doing your Home Goods blog! I'm heading over to take a peek at your porch right now!
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

Donna said...

Sitting around the fire sounds fabulous! I love your fall fluffing.

Hugs,
Donna

Sandy said...

Great photos! I need to use my outside fire place. I haven't done that in ages. Of course its' been summer...

great photos.