Autumn Joy Wreath! (+ DIY home happenings)

Good Morning!!

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Labor Day has come and gone; it’s time for me to switch wreaths. This is one of my favorite wreaths. I purchased a fairly simple grapevine wreath with a little sign already attached that said “Autumn Joy”. It also had a few faux leaves attached. Then, every year for the last several years I’ve added little tidbits. The wreath has grown and grown! It now includes 5 little scarecrow dolls of various sizes, a garland of leaves, lucite grapes, and … πŸ™‚

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Each year, I use this wreath from Labor Day through Thanksgiving. This year, I may make a “scary” Halloween wreath to use for 2-3 weeks near Halloween, too. We’ll see whether or not I can find the time and supplies between now and then.

Here is a brief update about other recent events since my last post: Because we created a new Hot Pink Bedroom for our oldest daughter, our middle daughter was feeling like she was left behind in the “old room” that they used to share as opposed to having her “own room”, so we decided we needed to update that room for her to make it her own. She chose a dark, yet vibrant, purple paint. I’m still sewing for our oldest daughter’s room, but now I have A LOT more to do for our middle daughter’s room as well. Here’s a peek at the new purple bedroom progress:

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During the last couple of months, we removed all of the carpet from the 4 bedrooms and closets that the previous owners had enjoyed. We’ve replaced the floor covering with my preference, hardwood floors. Now, other than bathrooms, ALL of the upstairs will be floored in a dark espresso finished hardwood!

Now, I’m heading away from this page to look around the blogosphere at other great Autumn project happenings! Later!
Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

PS: (Be sure to check my “shares” page for upcoming blog parties and events!)
Oh, and I FINALLY made a Facebook page for my blog!! Hop over there and “like” it, please!!

Linking this post:
PARTIES:
Funky Fall Decorating @ FunkyJunkInteriors

MopItUpMondays, NiftyThriftyTuesday, WowUsWednesdays
Wreaths Feature @ Funky Junk Interiors
Home and Garden Thursdays @ Blissful Rhythm
Thursdays are Your Days @ 52Mantels
Transformation Thursdays @ TheShabbyCreekCottage
Time Travel Thursday @ TheBrambleberryCottage
Hookin’ Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths
Happy Hour Friday @ HappyHourProjects

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Posted on September 9, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. New flooring, new paint and new wreath. Sounds more like New Year, you know out with the old in with the new.

    ~Bliss~

  2. Fabulous wreath! I love scarecrows!

  3. Love your fall wreath. I really need to gt mine out. I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party that’s live right now. Come share your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_8.html

  4. What a lovely wreath! Great job! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! πŸ™‚
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

  5. Great Wreath!! Love it. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Brambleberry Cottage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Hello Amber, love your autumn wreath – it is fun to add to and create to make things your very own. I prefer darker wood color – wish we could change ours – but it is old pine and must stay!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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