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I Even Surprise Myself!

Gift…

Surprise!… Surprise!… Surprise!

Do you remember who said that? …

Gomer Pyle… aka… Jim Nabors 

That simple phrase was embedded in my mind so many years ago…

making me smile

The character of Gomer Pyle  was so different from the voice that emanates when Nabors sings

(check out videos at end… you will truly enjoy)

I received a surprise yesterday from myself

I opened up a box of items… thinking it would be Yard Sale things… and to my surprise… everything in the box was brand new!…

Items I had bought last year after Halloween  and Christmas  … It was so fun!… because I had completely forgot about them… I had Halloween placemats… a table runner… napkins… plates… cupcake papers/picks… and cute dish towels…

and then I remembered they were like 75% OFFYeah!

I then opened another box to find brand new Christmas items… I had slightly remembered having maybe bought some plates/napkins… but, the rest was out of my mind…

So now, I have a change for my table when things get to needing a washing… and my mind is wandering to who I will give some of the things I found in the Christmas box… maybe some of it will even be a gift  for someone who is going to have a birthday soon…

They will then be able to open a box and be…

Surprised… Surprised… Surprised! …

http://youtu.be/J6_1Pw1xm9U

http://youtu.be/r5KeGccP9Jk

My “few???” Autumn Decorations…

Gift…

First Day of Autumn… Today!… September 22, 2012…

and it definitely feels like t here in Louisville

Cool air… partly sunny… kids playing outside… people out talking in the neighborhood…

It’s a friendly time I think… A calm after such a hot summer… I even breathe better…with the cooler air…

I’ve been wanting to have a yard sale… Get rid of the things that have accumulated again… I say again… because it seems to happen again… and again… Collecting things I don’t need or want anymore…

So this is also a good time to get out the Fall items I put out…

I used to go all out… when the boys were little… and then I carried on the tradition when the Grandkids came… But, now I do what I feel like doing… A much smaller scale… but still festive

Right now Halloween is approaching… I like the Fun Halloween over the Scary… Mostly Autumn decorations… with a little Halloween… I do inside and out…

 Centerpiece for coffee table…

My wood duck couple… harvesting their pumpkins…

A gourd grown by my husband’s brother many, many years ago…

My cute black cat candle holder… with his piece of candy corn…

A jingle bell jack-o-lantern given to me by a friend on a trip to Nashville, Indiana… A great place for shopping and viewing the change of color in the leaves…

Another candle holder… Actually I have a pair of these… with their metal witches hats… They are so cute when lit at night…

My new Fall salt/pepper shakers I bought at a Cracker Barrel on a trip I took recently to see a blogging friend… I named the squirrel “Pepper” to make it easier to remember which is salt… and which is pepper…

Another candle holder for my kitchen table… It has such cute details…

and another view follows…

Placements for kitchen table…

Kitchen table… table runnerBlack CatFrankenstein…

and…

Jack-o-lantern and Mummy…So fun!

Just enough!…

Outside we go… I found this pretty “new” Autumn flag at the Thrift Store… My others were getting a little worn…

Pretty yellow and red Mums for my front porch pots…

A cute Wind Sock to hang on our swing… blowing in the breeze…

A metal Jack-o-lantern near the back deck…

Just a little plastic “Jack-o-lantern” for the flower bed that has no more flowers…

Flowers are dwindling… A little wood stake to replace them…

and another one…

I’ve stuffed all the orange lights I had inside this big plastic pumpkin… I believe he’s pretty old… Found at my favorite “Unique” Thrift… He should be pretty lit at night… greeting all of the Trick or Treaters on Halloween…

A Metal Jingle Bell Halloween Wreath tied with a spider web bow hangs on the hook by the front walk… It now replaces the flowers that have since withered…

and finally the wreath I redid to add some life into something I’ve had a long time…

a Spider…

a Black Cat…

 a Mummy…

Happy Halloween…