Sunday, September 28

Green Thumb Sunday

It's Green Thumb Sunday, hosted by Tricia at As the Garden Grows. If you'd like to participate, just click on the link to find out how.

This week I'm going to show my readers a little autumn decorating that the boys and I did last weekend when they stayed over on Friday night. I had picked up a few things up at the dollar store and we had fun putting everything in place.I bought two miniature scarecrows on skewers especially to put in my plants. The boys put them in my snake and spider plants. My patio table has a little of an autumn look. The snake plant has sat beside the boy with the watering can all summer. The spider hung from the porch and the Wandering Jew was sitting on the porch railing. When the nights turned cold, I moved the spider and the Wandering Jew to where they would be more protected. It won't be long before I have to bring them inside for the winter.

Last Sunday after hubby and I visited Princess Point, we stopped at Michael's. Now all my regular readers will know that I love scarecrows and that is the first thing we saw when we pulled into the parking lot. They were 50% off and fit right into our budget.

My fairies make my garden look a little magical at night when the solar lights come on. I enjoy seeing them in the flower bed just outside the side door. If you notice, there are a few colored leaves laying just to the left of the bricks that form the border. Yes, the leaves are beginning to turn.

I love autumn. It is one of my favorite time of year; the other being spring. I love the cooler temperatures and the trees dressed in their colorful autumn gowns. The evergreen trees form a beautiful contrasting background to the mix. I can't wait to get out and about with my camera as autumn moves into full swing.

Enjoy the day and be sure to take some time out for rest and relaxation. Read a book, play a game with a child, take a walk along a nature path, or do anything else that will bring you some autumn joy. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. not only does your blog look beautifully fallish so does your home. Have a blessed weekend and thank you for the special sign you made for me. I will put it on my blog. You are such a talented and sweet lady!

  2. The temps have been in the low 90's a few days this week but our nights have been down in the 50's and 60's. I'm ready for Fall! It's my favorite time of year, followed very closely by Winter.

    Some of our trees and foliage have just a hint of color, but nothing very bright yet. We should have frost sometime in the next couple of weeks.

    Your scarecrows and other decorations are looking quite Fall-ish, Mary. :o)

    Have a great Sunday!

    Love and hugs,


  3. sometimes I think it would be nice to be what ever you want to do in your yard, that the reality hits and I relize that we are better off living in our townhome style condo.

  4. Hi Mary,
    It feels like the deep heat of summer here!
    Loved seeing all your cute fall decor and I noticed the scarecrows at our Michaels too!
    So cute..
    Have a great week.

  5. Mary,

    Your fall decorations are adorable! I love the scarecrow. It's so nice that you involve the boys in such delightful projects. I have a harvest wreath on my door, some mums and a huge pumpkin out, the rest of the decorating I let nature take care of. Although, we are still in the 80s here, with hints of color here and there, the transforming is going on, until the woods turn into a fairy land.

    Speaking of fairies, your beautiful fairy collection is delightful.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!



  6. So festive! I love the idea of adding the scarecrows to the potted plants. And the larger on in the corner is super too!!!

    I too love the season.

    Happy Sunday dear Mary!!!

  7. Thanks for sharing your Fall look with us.
    Mama Bear

  8. Neat decorations. I was just thing as I sipped my coffee on the porch this morning before the family got up and about which plants would be taking the trip inside. I too love autumn and spring. I really do not mind the cold because I can put on enough to stay warm in the winter but I cannot take off enough to be cool in the summer. Maybe when I get old I will enjoy the summer. LOL Peace

  9. Too cute Fall stuff........ I finally got around to making a wreath.. I will take a picture today... We are still in the 90's but the forecast is to turn this Wednesday. I love the fall.. I love to sit out under my Maple tree and just read...... I am a pumpkin person and not so much scarecrows! BUT yours are toooooo cute.........

    Have a blessed Sunday and kick back as my Dad would say.......

  10. love your Autumn touches , wonderful time of the year!

  11. Great decorations!! We are starting to cool down also, I love decorating for Fall, so much fun!! Love those dollar stores:)

  12. Where DID this week go? I’m trying to catch up today. Your trip to Princess Point looked like fun despite the overcast weather. Sorry … I don’t recognize the birds and hope someone else can help you out. How lovely to be able to spend time with your mom on her birthday. Congrats on all your well deserved awards. I’m glad you enjoyed the ones I passed along and created too. I enjoyed your ‘fairy collection’ and seeing your ‘garden decorations’ today. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and blessings,

  13. Hi Mary, I decorated for Halloween today and put out some pumpkins, witches,and a night they light up... I will have to take some pictures later..I love the Fall season too, even thought it is a short period for us..It is still hot today with temps. in the 80' air-condition is still on and cooling my house..

    I need to go get ready for church and cooking dinner for my later.
    Hugs, Baba

  14. There has been ZERO rest and relaxation here today for us. Ever have a day like that? Well we have. Thanks for stopping by..I wanted to tell that on the bottom of that vase of mine it says WELLER and that is it!! Hm..Guess I could try looking it up...Sandy

  15. How sweet of you to think of me!! I was here as you can see and did not even see that right there in front of my face. . That was so special of you...

  16. Cute scarecrows, Mary! Our leaves are turning already also and one maple tree is looking pretty bare already. The days are crisp and I just love it! I think a walk is in order this afternoon...

  17. I like your decorations and making them with the boys had to be fun.

    Ours will be home in 8 days and we are counting them down!

    I hope you have a great week.

  18. Your decorations are so lovely! I love the scarecrows in the flowers pot. So adorable! Starting to look like fall! Hugs. Grams

  19. Thanks for finding out about my vase. I wrote a note to the guy on that one website to see what he thought about the date and all. He seems to answer everyone's elses emails so we will see. Thanks so much...Sandy

  20. Mary I love your scarecrows. So utterly charming.

    God bless.

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    I thought I would pop over and visit yours and I'm sure glad I did. You have a wonderful blog and I love the way you have it decorated for Autumn.

  22. Autumn is my favorite time of year also--after a 6 month summer, it is a welcome cool-off. Trouble is, the temps are still above 100! Great decorations!

  23. Your decorations are just so cute!!! Everything looks so Halloween-ish! Know the boys love staying with you! Grandmas are such special people! I still remember both of mine and the fun we had together! You are making some wonderful memories for those grandsons of yours!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))