Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, September 29, 2011

City Tour

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day in Minnesota.  In the 80's and bright blue skies.   I just had to get outside and enjoy it. I decided to take a tour of my city little town and snap some photos of the fall color.  Here are some of the trees around town.

 An old brick building covered with vines.

A small garden  taken care of by one of the flower clubs.

Our little town had an F5 tornado in 1968 and this is a memorial garden to the people who died.

A metal sculpture stands at the site where a damaged tree stood for years.  The tree  finally rotted so the sculpture was made to take its place.  It's known as the Tornado Tree.

This little stone building was once a gas station years ago.  Now it stands as a landmark on the corner of a main intersection.

Last but not least a look at my back yard and my cranberry bushes that I planted 3 years ago.

Giveaway going on HERE
I hope you had a beautiful fall day.

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DebbieDoos Newbie Party
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Monday, September 26, 2011

More Fall Decor

I changed the table top that I did in the Fall Decor post last week.  I found these placemats at the Thrift Store for $1.00, and the two plates for $1.50.  I thought they would look great on my black table.  I had everything else.

This was the table top before

And this is what it looks like now

Which one do you like best?

This is a picture of pine cones that I painted in watercolor a few years ago.  It is hanging on the wall next to the table.  I did it in a Botanical watercolor class.  It is very detailed and took quite a long time to do.

Here is a closeup .

I purchased this end table at a second hand store a couple of year ago, had a piece of glass cut to fit the top and added sand, sea shells, leaves, and tiny lights.  I could change this for the seasons, but I leave it decorated like this year round.

Just a few more touches of fall in the living room.

That's it for my fall decorating for today.

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DebbieDoos at the Newbie Party
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
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Have a great week!