Friday, September 26, 2008

Two Fall Gatherings and an early Pink Saturday...

Fall is my favorite season!
Two of my dear blogger friends are hosting Fun Fall Events this week!
... gathering and sharing beautiful fall decor and tablescapes, delectable recipes, interesting pumpkin facts, etc....
I encourage you to visit them, Lisa, at Stop and Smell the Chocolates...



And Heidi, tomorrow at, Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly!


(If you are here for PINK Saturday...please, scroll on down)

please, Join me in my Dining Room....


I shared the table arrangement below a few weeks ago, but have since "tweaked it" a little, taking out most of the orange accents and adding deep red and green hydrangeas. Compliments the colors of the dining room much better.








New Valances finished and hung just last night! Blogging motivates me to finish many projects, how about you??? :)


Fall Gatherings Recipe:
Chocolate Chip Pie
3 eggs beaten, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup self-rising flour, 3/4 cup butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup walnuts or pecans, 2 unbaked pie shells
Blend together eggs, sugar, flour, and butter. Then add remaining ingredients. Bake shells in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until pies are brown and firm. Top with Cool Whip.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Tonight I am off to the lakehouse, to carry Ashley and a group of girls for a sleepover. I will not have access to internet until late Saturday, and then I will probably be really tired!
....Know what I mean? LOL!
So, I have posted my PINK Saturday post below....
Beautiful PINK sky, just before dusk a few evenings ago!
(~Hosted by Beverly at, How Sweet the Sound)



Wishing you a fabulous FALL weekend! ~Rhonda :)

75 comments:

Amelia said...

The table arrangement is a masterpiece!

Enjoy the girls and all their giggles.

Amelia

ceekay said...

OOOOh....I love your buffet...the mirror!! the sconces, whatever that thing is in the middle...it is fabulous!!

Smilingsal said...

The dining room: Let's Eat!

The sky takes my breath! Gorgeous!

AJ said...

EVERYthing turned out gorgeous!!! Love it!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Your dining room is beautiful!
Have fun at the lake house with the girls!
Robin~♥

onlymehere said...

Your dining room and decorations are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe how it turned out. Is all the trim work new? You did a great job on the valances too. If I'm not careful you just may get me liking green! I'm still in awe and am just amazed at your eye for beauty! This is one of many reasons I love your blog. You seriously could decorate for a living if you wanted! I don't think I could afford you though bz you could charge top dollar and get it!! I'm painting the casings on the outside of our new laundry room door today and I HATE PAINTING! The door wasn't in the insurance plan but we needed one and when I blog the finished product I'll tell you why (long story as usual from me!). Have fun at the Lakehouse for your girls' night out! Wish I could come bz I know you'll make it fun!

Pearl said...

Hi Rhonda... What time is dinner? Your dining room is breathtaking! The centerpiece is just stunningly beautiful... excellent job! I loved the fat red cardinal and I adore your bird lamp, too! Such pretty valances... now you just need to get to cooking and have a big dinner party!

Hope all goes well with Ashley's sleep~over party... sounds like fun! Ohhhh the Pink Sky is wonderful and hopefully you'll have more like that this weekend... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Thank you for linking up - gonna have to try the chocolate chip pie!

Your dining room looks FANTASTIC! Wow!! I love it! And your table arrangement is just gorgeous.

The pink sky is so pretty - one of God's paintings!

Have fun at the Lakehouse and have a blessed, relaxing (hopefully) weekend!

Penless Thoughts said...

The pink sky shots are stunning.
Susan

Picket said...

Hey Scooter! That dining room is fabulous and the tablescape...oh my word girl it is so pretty..loved everything in that room and did you make the valance? Girl you better give me some instructions or let me send you some fabric and measurements! lol lol The pink sky was awesome girl..everything you do just turns out wonderful! have a great weekend sweetie!

nikkicrumpet said...

Your table looks gorgeous...but I get so busy drooling over the wonderful paint color and all those YUMMY moldings...that I get distracted! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Pink Slippers said...

It is so warm over here in Califronia for a fall day. Your pictures of the sky look GREAT! Have a blessed and fun weekend. Wendy

And your home is perfect!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhonda,
I need your help! Your tablescape looks wonderful...like something from a magazine!

Love the pink sky too!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Rhonda, thank you for the tour. Your dining room is beautiful!!

Blessings,

Sher

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Holy toledo...I kept scrolling down expecting the words, "I wish" to appear and then you would tell your readers that these were all photos you got off the web.
My goodness, you have amazing decorating skills! LOVE the new valances. Great Job!!!
M.L.

Becky said...

Just a beautiful post. Your tablescape is stunning.
HappyPS
Becky

bj said...

ummm, i enjoyed every single bit of your pretty post.
your dining room is stunning..the decorations look fabulous and i loved seeing that beautiful sky.
have a blessed weekend..
love, bj

Marie said...

Rhonda, your valances are gorgeous! Heck, your entire dining room is!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Gorgeous tablescape and your pink sky is something else. All these fabulous recipes today are wrecking my diet! Chocolate chip pie...oh my. Hope you are having a good time on the sleepover. ~ Lynn

g said...

Such a sky!!!

You have a lovely home. Your hard work has really paid off. The table looks so inviting, and the window treatments are spectacular.

Dawn said...

Your dining room is just gorgeous! I love the arrangement. Everything is picture perfect, like a magazine spread!

The pink sky is beautiful!

take care,
Dawn

Miss Rhea said...

Your dining room is just beautiful and perfectly dressed for fall. :)
Love the pink sky !!

Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Rhonda. I hope you and the girls are having a wonderful weekend.

Your table looks gorgeous, and so does your dining room.

That pie sounds like it would be worth me driving down for a visit.

The pictures of the sky are breathtaking.

teresa said...

Love the color of the dining room. What a difference! I really enjoy your blog.

teresa said...

Love the color of the dining room. What a difference! I really enjoy your blog.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

AS usual - your dining room looks beautiful! Wow!

Charli and me said...

Your dining room is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you have decorated your table. It's all just so lovely.

Patti said...

Rhonda~ Your dining room is absolutely beautiful- so is your tablescape! I can not wait to try the chocolate chip pie- it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing all the pictures and the recipe.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda!!! My package arrived!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! I ADORE the tassel! Did you make it?? The pumpkin wagon is too fun and he is so happy to hold the darling little pumpkins.:) The candy is almost gone as I am being a good Mommy and sharing.:) I love Mary Engelbreit, too! Thank you so much for everything, my dear friend.:) I will be posting pictures later today.... Lori

Susan Hickam said...

Your home is very beautiful! I have pink skies today too! Happy Pink Saturday.

Michelle said...

I just love everything...don't even know where to begin commenting...I'm speechless...LOOKS FANTASIC;0

hautemommy said...

Rhonda, your dining room is SO gorgeous!!! I love the wall color and the white moulding- it is so awesome!!! :) Beautiful autumn tablesetting! xo!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous table setting!

Darlene said...

WOW...an absolutely GORGEOUS dining room and BEAUTIFUL for Fall!!! I LOVE it and that Chocolate Chip Pie recipe sounds devine ...

What a beautiful pink sky!
Happy Pink Saturday!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oops! Were we supposed to wait until the 8th? I remember reading something about that....

I just noticed that you are 39. So am I! When is your birthday, Rhonda??

And please tell me where you got the name for your blog. I am sooooo curious!:)

Lori

ivoryspring said...

Hi Ronda,

Your dining room is absolutely beautiful with the fall decorations!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! Love it all - great job!

I finally have a few fall decorations posted, come see!

Katherine

PA Fiber Artist said...

Very nice home and design style!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,
Susan

Anne Marie said...

So elegant! So beautiful-
I thought it was taken from a magazine at first!! Our ol' muddy boots from the horse stalls wouldn't stand a chance in there :) lol.
Anne Marie
(yes, new here :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Rhonda Thank you for visting me.Yes, Dots Chicken and Dumplings were wonderful!!I just love your tablescape its just beautiful and so elegant.Your furniture is very pretty,everthing is so perfect.

Happy pink sat also the pink sky pics are great!!!

Happy Fall,Jen

Jennifer said...

Hi Rhonda Thank you for visting me.Yes, Dots Chicken and Dumplings were wonderful!!I just love your tablescape its just beautiful and so elegant.Your furniture is very pretty,everthing is so perfect.

Happy pink sat also the pink sky pics are great!!!

Happy Fall,Jen

skoots1mom said...

do you hire out? woman, you can decorate...it's beautiful!!

Heather said...

Your dining room is GORGEOUS!!! Oh lady teach me how to decorate like that! Is your dining room set an antique? It is super yummy! The arrangement on the table is incredible.......and the mouldings- where do I start!?! You have a gift my dear. WOW!
My dad is doing much better. He was released from the hospital Thursday evening and is enjoying being back at home and sitting out on the back deck. Although he was a little down today (first day of bow season and all! LOL!!) he was relieved to be home and out of that tiny hospital room! He has had a flood of visitors too which he is really enjoying! He has surgery on his arm and wrist this coming Tuesday. They said he was doing well enough moving around on his own that he could pass on physical therapy if he wanted. He was able to do two stairs while at the hospital which is all they have at the house so they thought he would be fine. His doctor told him it would be at least three full months before he would be released back to work though! Oh my! He didn't take that very well. He has been sleeping on a recliner because he isn't able to get in and out of bed very easily. Still in a lot of pain but thankful to be as good as he is. Praise God for that!
Thanks for stopping by.........and for all the words of encouragement to stick around! Marc read the email you sent and kept saying "You go Rhonda! You tell her!" LOL!!
HUGS
Heather :)

Katie said...

I came for Pink Saturday but wow what a treat your post is today! Love the pink sky of course! Your table is gorgeous!

KatCollects said...

Beautiful pink sky, and beautiful autumn table. Hope you are having a fun weekend with the girls : )
Kathy

rosechicfriends said...

WOW...I just adore those pretty pinky skies!

Your table scape is beyond gorgeous! Love how BIG and airy your room is. The color and moldings making it seem so elegant!

Happy Pink....Lorena

dana said...

HI! Well, I am participating in Heidi's Autumn Tablesetting AND Pink Sat., too. Whew! So many fabulous spots to visit--which include YOUR wonderful diningroom!

I do love your tablesetting--so terrifically fall and festive. Your mirror over your buffet looks great--is it vintage?

I noticed you are a Palin fan (ME TOO!)--I even have a Wasilla, Alaska, denim shirt I bought there last summer on a vacation--as a souvenir. I didn't have a clue as to who she was--I just loved Wasilla and I love denim shirts. I also attended a rally for them and posted about it. If you're interested, just go to my blog and find the Sept. 10th post---we were on the third row and I got to touch McCain's PINKIE! It was quite a day. We just HAVE to get our congress to pass a sensible solution to this mess on Wall St., then they (everyone in DC) need to be accountable as to what is going on!

Enough!

Hope your Sat. was great! Dana

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, Rhonda, that table is gorgeous. It should be in a magazine...wait, your blog looks like magazine material... How do you do that? Great job. Everything looks beautiful. Yes I agree with you, blogging does make you get more projects done because your trying to post that 'picture' and then your on to the 'next' project!!!! How fun.
I clean house more too...do you?
Blessings,
Debbie

Kelli said...

What a wonderful post! Your diningroom is gorgeous with all of your fall decorations and thank you for sharing all the great events going on in bloggy land!
~Kelli

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhonda,
WOW...just beautiful and thank you for sharing. I love your dinning room. I love crown molding and would like to add some to my living room and maybe the dinning room. Still working on the trim around the windows so that will be a project for next year.
Warmly,
Deb

Patti said...

Hi Rhonda! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some comments- that is so very appreciated! I love to stop by your blog- it is so inspiring! I hope you had a great time with your daughter and her friends at you lakehouse. Have a wonderful week and take care!

Patti

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda- Did you MAKE those valences?? Gorgeous! As far as the name Morning Glories and Moonflowers, well, I had to think about it for awhile. I wanted something a bit feminine, and while they are not my favorite flowers, they remind me of my girls. We plant morning glories and moonflowers every summer and they grow on the little yellow play house that their Daddy built for them. The flowers even find their way INTO the house at some point, kind of like a Secret Garden! It's so charming.:) Lori

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful sky. And I love your dining room.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Rhonda, I love your diningroom. The mouldings are fabulous!! Does your husband do them for you?? I love the wall color. and the valances are perfect. You did a great job with your centerpiece!! And I love your sideboard!! I think this is called,
"perfection". You did a wonderful job!! Hugs, Terrie

Picket said...

Hey Scooter...so glad the recipe did so well for you...I hope to post my chicken salad one soon..it is my favorite! lol I am excited I won something from Dana...that girl is a hoot! lol But oh did you see the dishes with the wheat on them....girl I cried...I grew up eating on a set like that when I visited my aunt & uncle...oh it brought back a flood of memories for me. So you use velcro on those valances huh? Welllll I don't care if you used scotch tape and paper clips...they are gorgeous!!! lol lol Your whole home is gorgeous and just speaks volumns of who you are and all the love you have for home & family! Hope you had a great day sweetie...I saw that pretty tassel you made for Rue (of course it's not as pretty as the one you made for me...seeing as how I am your 'favorite'.....but we won't shine a light in her darkness there! lol lol) Love ya girl!

Patricia said...

I enjoyed viewing your pink skies, but fell in love with your photos of the fall gathering. The rooms are grand. Hope you have a wonderful new week.

Margie said...

The *pink* sky is so beautiful! and your dining room is so lovely!

onlymehere said...

You bet we could show these girls how to have a good time! I have a friend who just moved from NC this spring. She was there four years and I never could make it out to see her. I really regret that but times are what they are. I would love to make it some day though. She just moved to Illinois and is only about 1-1/2 hours from Nauvoo where I so want to go. Maybe, just maybe she won't move from here before I can make it! Hope the weekend was a blast!

CC said...

A beautiful sky and dining room. Happy Pink....

Monogram Queen said...

I love love love your decor! Beautiful!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Rhonda, what a wonderful decor! I love it! Have a great week, hugs! Vanessa

Susie Harris said...

Oh my goodness your table is just beautiful.... the whole room is just awesome! I think we need to take a few lessons from you girlfriend~.... pretty pretty~~~

onlymehere said...

Oh no, did you just hear that all the way in NC? It was my heart breaking. Your comment broke my heart. In all good fantasies you are the only one, the object of his total devotion!! LOL!! I'm just teasing you! I'm not that obsessed, really. Remember I like to WATCH him kiss, I don't dream of actually doing it!! LOL! Oh, my reputation, must keep it intact!! LOL. Thanks for coming to see me today.

French said...

Better late than never your dining room looks fabulous my dear;) French

Kathy said...

Your dining room is gorgeous, Rhonda. And your Fall decorations are just wonderful. But why wouldn't it be??? Everything you post is perfectly lovely! Happy Fall...Kathy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rhonda! Your dining room is absolutely stunning! I love the mouldings! And your fall decor is just exquisite. It looks lovely in your home!

Big Hugs,
Amy

Becky said...

Hey Rhonda; you've won my fall giveway!! YEAH!!!! Send your mailing address to my email: becjane1127@yahoo.com and I will get your goodies in the mail. Congrats!

Kathi said...

Rhonda, You are such an expert decorator. I love your choice of color and fabrics. All your fine touches and detail. All of it flows beautifully. I love it all.

Kathi

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Rhonda, Happy Pinkness to you! Your dining room is so pretty. :0) Love the pink sky photo!

Pink thoughts,
Stephanie

judicreations said...

I really like your diningroom and the fall decorations you've created on it. The shade is so pretty on the window...the dishes...and the pretty pink sky. Perfectly lovely!
Thank you for sharing.
Judi

Mrs. B said...

Your dining room looks so gorgeous! The tablescape and decorations are beautiful. And the trim looks so wonderful! I am totally envious now! That vase/urn thing with the flowers painted on it is very pretty.

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda! Your dining room looks beautiful. I love the moldings on the walls and ceilings. Your table is very lovely too, and the mirror I just love love love love! Deb

Nancy said...

Rhonda, I have looked at your dining room several times...but just had time to comment tonight! I love it! everything is gorgeous!!!!!!!! Nancy

Susie Q said...

Your home is gorgeous! The Fall dekights are so pretty...the sunset is beautiful...let's face it! This post was special from beginning to end!

I am new here but I have seen you n=blog name pop up on other blog's comments! I am enjoying it all...I will be back often!

Hugs,
Sue

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I think I'm in love with the mirror over your buffet !