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Saturday, October 24, 2020


I've been MIA for several weeks and it's time to get back to work!    I've had some health issues that hopefully are behind me....I'm still not 100%  but I am thankful to be better than I was. 
   Decorating  our home for Christmas doesn't happen over night and I am at the Fall-oween-mas stage!    There is still fall and Halloween up in places and I've bought a couple of new Christmas pieces that are just scattered around the house for now.    I'm not ready to decorate for Christmas yet,  but I don't want to carry them out to the Christmas storage shed in the back yard.

The sun room is right off the family room and since I don't have any window coverings in there,  I have a drape that I draw at night across the opening between the two rooms.    

I can easily switch out the drape and I decided to put up a buffalo check one for change.

I had recently ordered a Christmas drape from Amazon and I layered it over the buffalo check one.   I like the way you can still see the checks thru the Christmas drape.

The drape has all my favorite Christmas Rules written on it.

I sewed a country Farmhouse ruffle to the bottom of my Christmas Rule drape to make it the same length as the buffalo check drape.     
I bought a new Christmas pic and lamb pillow that I have propped up against the TV armoire for now.     I'm not sure where or even what room they will go in yet,   but I love them so they will for sure find a place!

I bought this Farmhouse Christmas fabric at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago.    I'm thinking I will use it in the kitchen ....but who knows.....I might change my mind!

I still have my fall pumpkins out and the mantel is still decorated in a fall theme.......

H brought in my Haunted Farmhouse sign and I planned to use it in my Halloween decor on the front porch.    I haven't felt up to decorating the porch this year.   so my sign found a home on the piano.

Fall-oween-mas......who says you can only decorate for one season or holiday at a time!    



  1. I like the Christmas drape. I too love bare windows, with no curtains...but at night I like to know others are not able to look in. Your home is always so pretty. I hope and pray you are better each new day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Glad you are feeling better.I was beginning to worry.
    It looks beautiful.

  3. Welcome back I have missed you .Hope you keep getting better and better

  4. I hope you are feeling better every day! Love your new additions for Christmasween... Halloweenmas decor... That Hobby Lobby fabric is great.

  5. Penny,
    Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better....Sending prayers that you will continue on the road to recovery....And so sorry to hear that you were ill....Love the new drape....I have what I call a split personality house as the downstairs is all decorated for Fall and Halloween and the upstairs is completely decorated for Christmas!! I finished it last week!!! I am going to start the Den this week...I want to be done early this year so I can enjoy it and I have a bit of crafting that I want to do too....

  6. Good that you are well again and getting into ALL.the seasons!

  7. I've missed you, sweet Penny. Hope you will be feeling 100% soon. Love and hugs from Oklahoma, Susan

  8. Please take care, and Christmas is a long way away...with Thanksgiving still between. And, I'm thankful you are recovering!! Sandi

  9. Wow, didn't know you had been ill. You are in my prayers. I love all your posts. We have to keep you well so we have some extra beauty in our lives.
    God keep you well. Tell Mr H keep up the good work.
    from Northern Colorado
    We finally got a big snow storm and help with putting down the fires. So many have lost so much. I am grateful for each day. We had brown outs where we could not see across the street and it was raining ash. God does bring us to our knees to let us know he is always in control. God bless America and God bless your dear family.

  10. Glad you are feeling better. That big checked pumpkin is so cute and I love your new drape.

  11. Beautiful decor and great for fall to winter transition! I’ll be featuring you at Happiness Is Homemade 347. Thank you for linking up at Happiness Is Homemade! Happy Halloween!
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  12. I think you're starting a trend with Fall-oween-mas! :) That's a super cute Christmas drape. Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting today from the Friendship Friday link up. I hope you getting feeling all better and stay healthy. Have a great weekend Penny!

  13. I'm so glad you are feeling better Penny. And I think you're onto something with Fall-oween! Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.

  14. What a cute name! My house is decorated for fall/Halloween and Christmas, too! Love that Haunted Farmhouse sign. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  15. Lovely. What type rug did you use? I am considering jute don't know if it will be to tough and shed? R


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