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Mums the Word!

The kids came for a visit and the weather was absolutely perfect - mid 70s!  I did manage to get a little fall decorating done on the porch and nothing says "FALL" like baskets of mums. 
This little chair came from an Estate Sale a few years ago.  It was sitting in the backyard and I paid $5 for it.  The only thing I did to it was coat it with some polyurethane for protection.

The apple basket was found at a local flea market.  At the top, you can see a little bit of the hand-forged hook that it hangs it.  

I like to keep my decorating simple and I always try to use what I have, if I can't, I try to pay as little as possible.  After all, a retired gal doesn't have a ton of $$ to throw around!  Soon, it will be time to turn it up a notch for Halloween.  I have a few ideas and I can't wait to see how they look!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by the cottage!


  1. Hi Ann, Im excited for you with your blog, it is really cute and you will do really well. I love your fall porch and the mums are wonderful.

    Is this your first blog? If theres anything I can help with let me know, I have been blogging for a long time and I know how to do a lot of things.

    Have a great day!!

  2. Love the chair and flowers!! Visiting you from Karren's wordless wednessday hop!

  3. Hi Ann, your blog looks good! I love your thrifty finds! I'm doing more fall decorating at home, too, love the weather so far... It's so hot where I'm at (FL) so 70's feels so good here. I'm happy to be co-hosting this month with you at Karren's Wordless Wednesday parties. I started following you on Bloglovin' & Twitter, have a great day!

  4. We should be neighbors...our decorating styles are so similar!! :)


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