Monday, November 17, 2014

Cabbages & Cornstalks

What about this weather?!

We got some flurries & sleet on Halloween night ...
& now they are predicting is for a few inches this weekend!
Fall snow ... I think so.
Ready or NOT, winter is coming early!

My to-do list for today now includes getting my porch & patio ready for all the cold & snow.
We haven't put away our big patio umbrella yet & my flower pots are still out.
In fact, I still have blooming flowers!
Ugg ... I don't think I am ready for this winter weather just yet.

Here are a few pictures of the pretty things we enjoyed on the porch this fall.

 Gunnar & Riley brought me home the corn stalks, complete with corn right on the cob!
That added a whole other level of fun, right?!

This was my first time to ever plant ornamental cabbages, but it will not be my last!
They are so beautiful & hardy.

 I planted a green one in one pot & a purple one in the other.

 I still have buds & blooms on my rose bush!
Winter, are you sure you wanna put a stop to all this?

On the door hangs this overloaded wreath.
I was super happy to find it at the flea market for $10.

Now, what you don't see is that I have a total of 14 pumpkins 
scattered here and there around the outside of the house.
James stopped in on last day at the pumpkin patch & they told him to take what he wanted ...
for free!
Gunnar & Abigail came over one evening & he said, "Mom, I love all your pumpkins!
I counted & you have 14!"
{I love that boy.}

I was so happy when he brought those home.
We are hosting Thanksgiving for my side of the family this year, so all this seasonal decor
will festively greet our guests on Thanksgiving Day.

So, today while we are getting things winterized, I'll snap a few pics of all the extra pumpkins
& I'll show you those tomorrow =)

Happy freezing cold fall, y'all.

Who doesn't love a good party?!
You can find me here linking up with these great blogs.

Monday          C.R.A.F.T      The Dedicated House  I Should Be Mopping the Floor
                  Between Naps on the Porch  The Modest Mom
Tuesday     A Delightsome Life   A Bowl Full of Lemons    Titus Tuesday      A Stroll Through Life
Wednesday   Raising Homemakers        Savvy Southern Style         Adorned From Above
                    The Thrifty Home   A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Thursday    Between Naps on the Porch   Serving Joyfully     Lamberts Lately
Friday      Rooted in Thyme  The Thrifty Groove   Farm Blog Hop  Best of the Nest
               French Country Cottage  The Girl Creative
Sunday    Nifty Thrifty Things    Suburbsmama    Sew Many Ways


  1. i love cabbage/kale in pots, and the good thing is, they last so long. enjoy and happy thanksgiving!

    1. They do -- I love that too. We've had so much COLD, so early this year, that my pumpkins have gotten all wilty -- but the cabbages are still looking good. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you too!