Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Harvest at the farmhouse part 2







Well, hello my blogger friends,
it has been a little while!
Part two of my autumn tour has taken me some time but
I have been able to finally get a few more of my pictures on this here computer!



The farmhouse has been bustling with autumn decorating and activities. The leaves have begun to change and I have been gathering the the bittersweet vines the grow up and down my property to add to my ever changing indoor and outdoor displays. I love adding natural elements.






My children and I put together a farmer scarecrow to watch over our pumpkin harvest to greet our visitors. The porch is piled high with pumpkins!

Corn pulled from a cornstalk for the critters to nibble on....we can't forget our lil friends!



The monstrosity of a pumpkin you see her is a genuine fake! He, He!
I love it though, and I can use it year after year, so they are well worth the investment.

You can find me sitting here on a rocker in the early autumn evenings sipping some spice tea or a warm mug of cider. I love to heat up a small batch, put a little bit of cider in a saucepan, add a little brown sugar, a few red hots, and a cinnamon stick to your mug, keeps your hands toasty warm on those chilly evenings.


Another easy Autumn treat I like to make is carmel dip.....mmmm,
WARNING: This stuff is soooo good!
I am a busy momma and I like easy and quick recipes with as few ingredients as possible.
I think this one came from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, but I can't recall which one.
1 Bag of caramels unwrapped, one stick of butter chopped into pcs.
and 1 can sweetened condensed milk, put all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl.



Now are you ready for the hard part? Put the bowl into the microwave for 1 min. the first time, take out and stir, then back into microwave for 30 more seconds and repeat in 15 second intervals until warm and creamy! Whoo, that was rough!
Uhh, yeah it is this easy!


Serve it with cut up apples, we use Golden Delcious, pears, spicy wafers or ginersnaps. This is a nice treat on an autumns evening while watching a movie with the family or put in a small warming crock pot or fondue set when you have company.....I haven't met a soul who doesn't love this!
Gotta love those Gooseberry Patch Books!


I have been busy painting signs, trying to catch up on autumn and getting ready for the christmas season, things have been hectic here and tables, and counters have been covered in drying signs for a couple of weeks! I hope to post some of them in the Mercantile soon, but after my last absence you probably don't believe me, LOL! I really, really will this time though! So if you see a sign you like in my blog posts by all means shoot me an email and I can answer your questions regarding orders.



I have begun to put up the halloween decor and should be posting some more photos soon, my daughter is having a halloween party in October so I would like to have it all up by the end of next week.....I will share some more photos if you aren't sick of seeing them by then! Here's a peek of what I have already put up.



My happy lil Jack O Lantern greets you as you come in.
When he is lit up in the evening you can just imagine him giggling!

Another sign I have been working on and my friendly Witch Hilda sits on my bench seat in my front parlor all ready for her big night out!



Thanks for stopping by again,
I hope that you enjoyed your visit,
don't forget to leave a comment to let me know you were here,
I really do enjoy reading all of your sweet remarks!
Hmmm...should we do a 3rd part too, there really is more to show you?
Take Care,
Dee

31 comments:

  1. Hello!You're recent post didn't show up on my blog list so that's why I hadn't been by but I'm glad I came today anyway!
    I just love your home and all your wonderful decor!
    VERY inspiring.
    Thank you for the dip recipe as well,looks like a winner to me!
    By all means,YES do a part 3!
    Amy~

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  2. Your decorations look great. I am so ready for fall. Great recipe. I have made something similar. Have a great day.

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  3. That is one darling porch! Couldn't be better.

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  4. Very nice decor. I admit I'm a bit coveteous of your porch...what a great space to decorate :) Great job!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. Your porch looks wonderful for the season!!
    ~Michelle

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  6. Your decorations look amazing, especially your porch...and I just LOVE your screen door. I wouldn't mind having one like that for my home.
    :)

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  7. love your blog!! Just found it & it is so homey & wonderful! Wanted to let you know that I featured your yummy carmel dip on my site! (with a link back to you of course!)

    Shellagh

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  8. Wonderful! I love it! I just love your place! I want to come have spiced cider with apples & caramel with you!

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  9. Your porch looks so welcoming! I love everything!

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  10. Oh you better do a part 3..I love getting ideas and inspiration from you and others..and I love how you have decorated your porch..I will be decorating this weekend..I love your signs too..you do a great job..and I can't wait to try out that dip..I have a sensaria party in November and this is going on the list..:)

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  11. Hello,
    I have stubbled across your blog about a month ago and I'm not sure from what blog?I can't begin to tell you how much i enjoy it!I have a little boy close to your son's age and your last post nearly melted my heart.Its not fair that they get so big so fast. I enjoy your music and your pics. Your home is over flowing with love and it shows in your pictures. Thank you for letting me come and sit for a spell. I enjoyed it! ;) ~Blessings, Nicole from Cedar Creek TX

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  12. Hi Dee! I love your fall decor. I wish I could have been doing mine, but its good that we are getting the house fixed up while we can. I love the look of your blog now...so cute!

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  13. This has to be one of the nicest blogs!

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  14. I love your home and decorations. What a neat porch to be able to sit out on and read or relax.

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  15. Dee, thank you so much for stopping by. You gave me such a picture in my mind sitting some where by a fire stitching. Thank you for the kind words. I had so much fun making them up. Wish I could get everything wholesale. I loved the little jars, but that is what cost me.

    Anyway your signs,pumpkins and scarecrow are wonderful. You sure have the touch girl! Everything you do looks sooooo inviting.

    Blessings to you and so glad you are back!!!!!

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  16. Cute, cute fall decor! I love it :)

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  17. I love everything! I'm going to check out those fun fonts too! Thanks!
    Amy

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  18. Amy,
    Your blog is so inviting! Your porch decorations are so creative...

    I have a daughter, Amy, so I know how special Amy's are...

    Blessings to you and your family....Betty

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  19. Dee your fall pics are wonderful! And the carmel dip looks yummo! I'm gonna have to try this one. thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!
    Juanita

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  20. Your home and your yard are certainly ready for fall and everything looks so wonderful!! Thanks for all of the pics. : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm looking forward to part 3, this was GORGEOUS!!! I love what you have done with your porch and yard and home for fall/harvest! It's beautiful! I hope you can stop by for a look at my blog, or two ... ;) take care! Fab job! http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  22. I am sitting here in awe of all of your charming decorations. What a spectacular job you have done!! LOVE the scarecrow...too cute.

    ...and nothing beats caramel and apples!

    Happy fall,
    xx
    becky

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  23. You have an absolutely beautiful home!!! :)

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  24. I LOVE all your autumn decorations! You did a great job on the scarecrow. We made one a couple of years ago but he looked pretty sloppy. So I appreciate a good looking scarescrow!

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  25. I just want to say that I just made your dip recipe for my son and his friends. Oh.my.goodness!!!! I hope that they eat it all up because if I am alone with that dip, I don't know if I can trust myself! Thanks for the recipe. I really enjoy your blog. You have a wonderful way of putting your decorations and home together. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  26. What a great post. Love the porch...I am such a porch person! You have a great screen door too...says home to me. I wrote down the dip recipe, so yummy. I own many of those cookbooks...even the Fall one, but wrote it down anyway!

    I have tons of "signs" around my home...maybe I'll snap a few shots and post all of them one day! Sounds like you make them?

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  27. Your Fall decorations are lovely and Happy Birthday to your son.
    Joyce

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  28. Thank you for your great ideas and compliments on my jewelry! I LOVE YOUR FRONT PORCH! I would be out there ALL the time! Happy Fall Sugarpie Sister! Sherri B.

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  29. Hello, Saw your pictures at Front porch Ideas and more just wanted to stop in and say how wonderful, love your pictures. Looks like we have the same rooster too! ;-)
    Take care ~ Rebecca

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  30. OH MY ...WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME I'VE HAD.
    I JUST BURIED MY ONLY BABY GIRL OCT 27, 2009 AT 200PM. SHE WAS MY SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS. MY DH AND SON ARE BAHHUMBUGS. I NOT ONLY LOST A DAUGHTER BUT A DEAR FRIEND I LOVED TO DECORATE WITH.
    I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADOPT ME AS A YOUNG GRANDMA WHO LOVES DECORATING PROJECTS.
    YPU ARE ALL SO VERY SPECIAL
    ANGEL HUGS
    Debbie

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