Saturday, November 5, 2011

~ An Autumn Saturday Afternoon ~

Wow it's been over a month since my last blog post!...time sure does fly!!'s this fine Autumn Saturday afternoon treating you?...ever since we returned from our weekend in New England, I've been inspired to try and add more primitive touches to our home. I really wanted to paint all the woodwork a dark color but have come to the conclusion that it's just not possible in this house because all of the windows are white vinyl and that would just look weird I'm thinking soooo...I will work on changing the things that I can! First project was the lighting in the family room...I have ordered some sconces that I'm waiting on to arrive and when hubs has them installed I will post pictures! Then I've moved to the kitchen...boy it is really hard to prim that place up with the white appliances, formica countertops, and vinyl floor, but I'm trying! I ordered a bunch of signs and gameboards and appliance cupboards for the coffee maker and soon as those arrive I should have quite a few pics to share!! For now though you will have to settle for some foliage pics that I took a couple of weeks ago. I went on a drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway all by myself and it was actually kinda nice! LOL...hubs was going to go with me but a job popped up that he had to go do. Pictures do not do this place justice I tell ya:

This is at one of the many overlooks:

It's such a nice road to travel:

The colors are really popping all around here at home finally too!...what a lovely time of year Autumn is!

Have a great weekend!


Robyn ♥ said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see all your new goodies! Such gorgeous foliage!
BTW, I received my pillows today...THANK YOU!! I love them!!

Carla said...

What a beautiful drive! Your pics are gorgeous! Looks like a great way to spend a day. Seems we all spend lots of time trying to prim up our homes, huh? Imagine those before us trying to make their homes looking more modern! Keeps us entertained, I guess. I also have white vinyl windows, but painted the trim. I don't think it looks weird and like it so much better!
Have a great weekend!

annie said...

Lovely pictures Janet, looking forward to new pictures of your home. We were on the parkway this summer, I'd love to go in the fall, maybe next year. I hope you have a wonderful week.

ctlogcabin said...

Beautiful Photos Janet !!
Glad you got to see some
pretty color.
I'm so excitied to see the changes you
are making ... Enjoy the process as
well as the end result.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Janet ~ such beautiful pics from your drive. I'm looking forward to the new "prim" pictures of your home. I'm sure they will be awesome. Have a fantastic week!

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

Beautiful pictures Janet! I cant wait to see them gameboards in your lovely house. ;) ~~Pam

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Your pictures are lovely! I like taking drives by myself also. Its good thinking time and I can go exactly where I want!

I can't wait to see the changes...although your home is already beautiful. I'll bet staying at Connie's inspired you a little :)

Hugs ~ Jenn

Laura :) said...

I say go for it as far as painting the trim. We have vinyl windows and and the trim is brick red in some rooms and saltbox blue in another. Can't wait to see what you do in your kitchen!

The Bean House said...

Paint that woodwork, Janet!! Carol is in the process of painting hers and she has vinyl windows too. Once the window treatments go back it's the trim color that catches your eye, not the vinyl. Go for it! lol! Karen =)