Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn in The South

When we lived in St. Louis we were in a really nice neighborhood that had lots of trees that all turned so many great colors. We really got a good sense of what a textbook example of fall weather looked like.

We have some trees changing color where we live now and I've added some fall color with these great mums just to get into the fall spirit.

One of the things that I told my husband that I would have at my dream house is a big beautiful magnolia tree. Well as things turned out I actually got a magnolia tree in our current home. Mind you I think I only saw it give me one big beautiful white bloom but I guess I just need to be a bit more specific next time I make a wish. I never said in my wish that it needed to bloom too :).

Even though the tree is holding out on me I still love it.

In the last couple of weeks it started doing this though.

Big waxy leaves in varying colors of gold. The leaves are so sturdy and there are so many of them that I felt like there had to be something I could do with those leaves.

They kinda look like big feathers, don't they?

I have a project in mind and if it turns out well then maybe it will appear on this site.

If it doesn't show up on here, well then I think you can take a guess how that all went over :)

Do you have any fall crafts planned?



  1. so much beauty. that tree is amazing, you totally manifested it. so happy I came across your blog. totally following. I'd love if you'd check out my style and fashion blog and see if you'd like to follow. I'd love to hear what you think of my JewelMint photo shoot. thanks love. xo
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  2. The mums look great. And that's awesome you got that tree, hopefully next year it will bloom more. I don't have any specific crafts in mind but hopefully I'll get more crafting time in soon. I hope to see your creation!