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Monday, 14 October 2019

Definitely Autumn

First, happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends. It felt the most like autumn this Saturday, when I was driving into town and the leaves were blowing through the air and finally, the maples were turning colour. They are a little late this year.

The temperature is cold, it has been raining, and I am very thankful that we didn't get the snow that northern Ontario did, where my daughter is right now. She texted a picture of the snow covered scene she woke up to! Way too early for that. Sometimes we get snow around Hallowe'en, but snow at Thanksgiving is asking too much, even for Canadians.

I decided to put together a little fall display. Husband had purchased this two-tier unit, thinking I would like it as a fruit 'bowl', but honestly, the wires bruised the fruit and they would start to rot quickly. I was just going to stash it somewhere, but then Pinterest tempted me into creating this:


I found a little cheap framed word art at Walmart.


I added little Dollerama sprigs and fruit and pinecones, as well as apples.

This little fellow was another cheap Walmart find.


I added a small squash, some hydrangea from my garden, and some Chinese lantern plant that I didn't plant, but ended up in my garden anyway. 

Outside, on the porch, or by the door from the car port, I like to place a few mums and pumpkins.

Lastly, for a quintessential autumn touch, behold the wooly bear caterpillar. Is it the size of the caterpillar, or the size of the brown band in the middle, or the size of the black bands at the ends that is supposed to foretell the severity of our winter? Don't remember, but there are lots of these little fellows around.




37 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any woolly caterpillars but he is a bit of a handsome fellow, isn't he? Not nearly so handsome as your porch is lovely. And I really like your tiered basket. It looks beautiful and very fall.

    I send warm Thanksgiving greetings to you (emphasis on the "warm," which I hope comes along soon!)

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I don't mind a bit of a nip in the air, just no snow, please.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I do believe our summer is over though we have not been having wonderful fall color yet such as you show in your header. I really like your display.

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    1. Oh, the header picture is from a different year. I would have a tough time finding the intensity of those colours at the moment.

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  3. Love the mums and pumpkins on your porch. Happy Thanksgiving and many more of them

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  4. Amazing what you were able to create with a bit of imagination. Lovely!

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    1. I did steal ideas from Pinterest, I'm not the most creative gal out there, that's for certain.

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  5. Festive digs! And your furry friend is so cute. :)

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  6. That is so nice! And I loved the eyeball post :) Such a fun thing. We stuck big eyes on trees along our ridge road last year. Spooky looking1

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    1. They must have been large eye balls to show up on trees!

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  7. Your arrangement is just beautiful! We have the most acorns on the ground this year from our big oaks that we have ever seen - hoping that doesn't mean a long, cold winter.

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  8. I believe the wooly bear's bands forecast snow In Ontario! I love your basket and hope it lives in the back of a closet from year to year.

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  9. Wonderful post! A most happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate today. Imagine snow before Halloween? Enjoy your seasonal weather. We have crisp nights but sun kissed warm afternoons.

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  10. Your Fall Display is great! I love Japanese Lantern plants and don't see near enough of them around. And I love woolly bear caterpillars too. I used to let them crawl up my arm when I was a kid. They tickle!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Oh, is that what they're called? Japanese lantern plants? Woops! Well, I was close.

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  11. Love your fall display,very colourful and creative. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  12. I like your Autumn display. I particularly like the "gather" sign, must see if the closest Walmart has one. Our Thanksgiving weather was mostly good & I think the leaves have been spectacular this year, lots of reds. I've also heard that the bands on the woolly forecast our winter & no pumpkins outside yet - the squirrels eat ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

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    1. Isn't that funny - about the leaves being so good for you this year. However, you are a couple of hours south, so it just takes a little bit longer for us, I guess.

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  13. Oh dear, I don't like the looks of that caterpillar but love your fall display.

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  14. Your fall display looks great! It is nice to find inspiration on-line. Now I have found inspiration on your blog :)

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  15. Your Fall table basket is wonderful. And I just love your mums. I found a wooly caterpillar in my yard a few days ago. Mine was mostly brown with black bands at each end. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  16. Your fall display is gorgeous! And I love those woolly bear caterpillars. I haven't seen any around. Or maybe I'm just not paying attention!

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  17. Everything looks grand. Thanks for sharing. I hope an all black woolly doesn't mean a super long winter.

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  18. Your decor is lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. You made good use of that container by adding the fall decos. Belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you. I also saw a black woolly last week and here's what I read online: "According to folklore, this fuzzy fellow has the ability to predict the weather. Folklore says that if the rusty brown band is wide (more segments), then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter."

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  20. Our leaves are past peak at this point, and many of the trees are already bare. Today it's blustery and cold and feels like winter is well on the way! I may even light up the woodstove tonight....there's a fire laid and ready to go, it's tempting!!

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  21. Hi Jenn :) Your basket display is great! I love all of the little things you put in it! We'll get snow by Halloween I'm sure, but you're right, NOT at Thanksgiving! Happy Belated!!! :)

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  22. Such lovely decorations!

    And a gorgeous Header picture...

    Chinese Lanterns! Haven't had or seen them, in a long time. We used to have them growing wild. Eventually they became lost. Which is sad actually. Hope you enjoy and keep yours. -smile-

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