Thursday, August 28, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


I am calling this a "Dreaming of Autumn" show and tell. I have a few new-to-me treasures to share with you today.

Pitcher
I spotted this pitcher at the resale store and the colors reminded me of autumn.

Pitcher
It's nice and sturdy and will be perfect for fresh apple cider.

Mugs
I picked up these matching oversized mugs at Target. I plan on testing one out tomorrow with my morning coffee!

Basket
I love baskets and got this one at a yard sale for $2.00.

Handles
It has a lid and two handles.

Basket
I'm going to fill it up with pumpkins and gourds.

Bowls
And finally, two rustic wooden bowls from Goodwill.

Candles
I arranged some candles in the middle.

Beads
And added these tiny pumpkin glass beads.

Candles
Now all we need are some crisp autumn days!

Candles
Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


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76 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Too cute!!! Great finds!

M ^..^

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Kelli,

I love everything, especially the fall pumpkin candle/glass beads display!

ceekay said...

I love the wood bowl with the little pumpkins. It is all very beautiful. I can't believe the finds everyone gets at Goodwill. I go and there is nothing!
Would you please add Kathy at Mimisgarden.blogspot...for show and tell. She already has is up. Thanks so much...Ceekay

A Hint of Home said...

I love the pitcher and all your cute finds. You got some deals on that shopping trip.

The little pumpkins are soooo cute.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything is sooo pretty, and great buys! Now all we need is cooler weather!

Katherine

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I really like those little glass pumpkins...never have I seen those before 'U'

Gattina said...

Beautiful things, but please don't talk about automn, that's a season I hate ! and we didn't have a summer really, too much rain !

The Berry's Patch said...

Nice show and tell items. Those pumpkin glass beads are darling!

Anita said...

Oh, I don't want to think of autumn yet but I must admid that your autumn displays are very nice indeed! I would love to share a glass of apple cidre with you!

Have a wonderful week-end, Kelli!
XoX, Anita

GrumpyAngel said...

Those wooden bowls with the candles would be perfect for center pieces or just to put around the house during fall dinner parties. Another great idea from your blog! That's 2 today. I know I'm becoming a big stalker, but I love the ideas I've been getting from your blog.

Becca said...

If I saw those wooden bowls at a thrift store, I would sniff and walk on by! ;-) You have a great eye for making things beautiful.

Barbara said...

Hi Kelli,
so beautiful candles...I am a fan of candles....each evening there are candles inside and outside my home...
Kisses Barbara

Belinda Mae said...

First I want to thank Kelli for such a wonderful way to share with others. This is my first Show & Tell Friday. Lucky, you finding those beautiful pumpkin beads - I'm a huge pumpkin person. The candle arrangement is outstanding. You Go Girl!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I found myself going on an internet Fall vacation last night. I went all over...looking at Fall cabin rentals etc.....I also found myself counting the days until the "official" day of Fall!!! I love the items you bought...espc. those little glass pumpkins!!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,

Nice post, but I'm not ready for autumn just yet. Sadly, the Canada Geese are around here. Just this past week, I've seen flocks of them in their V-formation, practicing for their trip south. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cindi said...

I love the picnic basket! I have the same one. I inherited it from my favorite Aunt! We take it on all of our picnic!

I joined your show and tell this Friday! I'm excited to become a regular show and teller!

MyJourneyBack said...

Love the pitcher. I have a wooden bowl too and I fill with seasonal things too. Sometimes however it just sits on the ottoman to hold the t.v.remotes.
Thanks for sharing. I love the little pumpkins!

Chez Nous said...

The candles in the bowl with the pumpkin beads is just gorgeous!

Katy said...

I love it all Kelli!!! :)

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

Hi Kelli,
I love your fall displays. The wooden bowls look great. Where did you find those glass beads?
diane

Rosemary said...

I love the pitcher! It reminds me of victoria magazine :) Rosemary

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh Kelli...this is all so pretty. Wherever did you find the glass pumpkin beads?!!!!!!!!! I want some too. Where, where? Do tell!

Love this.

My Show n Tell is all about baskets with a purpose. Sizes and shapes.

Happy Weekend Show n Tellers!

Mrs. Trixi said...

You are definitely getting in the autumn mood. We usually have 100 degree temps. here in Ms. in August but this year has been unseasonably cooler. (all that global warming I guess) LOL!
Anyway, it's been much easier to hope for fall this year.
I love all of your goodies.

Barbara H. said...

Kelli, I always love your creativity in taking simple things and making lovely arrangements of them. I don't think I have ever seen glass pumpkin beads like that. It's so pretty! And that pitcher looks just right for autumn. I hadn't been quite ready to think about autumn yet, reluctant to let go of summer, but now I am getting in the mood for it!

Rob, Jen and three little monkeys said...

Mine will be on my blog any minute! Thanks and have a very blessed holiday weekend! BTW, I love your show and tell! What I have to show is autumn theme, and I didn't even know that the theme for todays SNT! Funny how things just work out!

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Love your post. I can not believe or don't want to believe that summer is almost over.
Love the pumkin beads and candles.
God Bless You

topaztook said...

Those little glass pumpkins look wonderful in that wooden bowl. I have a wooden basket that looks almost *exactly* like your basket -- that I, too, got for $2 at a garage sale.

Happy @ Home said...

Everything looks so nice, Kelli. I especially like the pumpkin beads with the candles.

I also love the picnic basket. Yesterday I saw the very same one in a thrift shop and passed it up. Now I am kicking myself. What was I thinking??? I may have to go back today. Most likely it will be gone, however.

Have a great weekend,
Kim

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love the glass pumpkin beads, Kelli!!

Christina said...

Kelli, everything looks so pretty--great finds too!

I am so looking forward to autumn!

Happy Friday!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

What wonderful finds...I really adore the baskets...but then the mugs are wonderful too...enjoy them all. We have been having a few cool days..but I know that we have a few more warm ones coming our way! Dianntha

LBP said...

I love the wooden bowls with the pumpkin beads and candle! Just beautiful!

Blessings

Linda

Katie said...

I love it all, Kelli! But I must admit....the basket...GASP!!...is extra wonderful! I looove it. Please post a picture when it's loaded with gourds! And the Goodwill bowls are great, too. It's all great.

Lora said...

Very nice! Makes me even more in the mood for Fall! I love those wooden bowls--what a great find! And those tiny glass pumpkins, too:)

Sioux said...

Especially like your little glass pumpkins...what beautiful center pieces! Cool and crisp...can't wait! In face, we aren't going to wait. We're going to Alaska next week where it is already cold and very wet!

Wanita said...

Kelli, your decorations look so lovely. Those little glass pumpkin beads are very pretty with the candles and wooden bowls.

Thanks again for hosting show and tell. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

diadsie said...

You're my kind of shopper! I was just in two thrift shops (one was the Goodwill) yesterday. You found some lovely treasures! I love what you did with the wooden bowl. I have one of those somewhere too (thanks for the decorating idea).

Kellie said...

I just love your gift of decorating!! All of those pics are BEAUTIFUL. I just love the little clear pumpkin glass beads! That is too beautiful! I am ready for FALL!! (and hopefully for you and me...living in Texas...it won't be too much more of a wait for it to come!)

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kelli, I love your fall items.. great buys.Mine is ready fot today.

Darlene said...

I hopped over here from another blog and can you tell me, where did you get those glass pumpkin beads??....I just LOVE them!

Julian said...

that is a beautiful collection Kelli! I LOVE thoes wooden bowls, and the glass beads(where did you get them?) I like the way you arranged them. Have a happy weekend!
Christina

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love your autumn things. WHERE did you get the little glass pumpkins?

I just found you this morning and love your blog. We homeschool too. I will definitely be a regular visitor to your blog!

Shannon

Rhondamum said...

And this talent of yours is why your home, I am sure, always feels so warm and welcoming. Great finds, put to great use. I have a wooden bowl like this and trust me, I will be copying your idea. Thanks you, as always, for sharing your wonderful home with us Kelli!

Rhonda...

Pattie said...

I LOVE autumn, and your Show and Tell fit my mood today to a T! Those candles and glass pumpkins are especially pretty! Thanks for sharing, Kelli.


PS - I couldn’t find a way to upload your bigger image into my post today, just the smaller one. Any suggestion?

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Hello. I am here from Baba's blog..Barb!! She and I are friends here in Savannah. i think I would like to join your Friday show and tell if that is okay!! Come over and visit when you can..Sandy

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! Fall is my favorite time of year! Thanks for sharing.

The Liberty Belle said...

The pitcher, mug, and wooden bowls are all wonderful finds! You really were fortunate to find those bowls though. Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

Your show & tell's are always so special Kelli because your photography is so great. That is really another shortcoming of mind but I still participate & do the best I can :o)
Susan

Tamara said...

:::sigh::: I do love autumn...can't wait!

Where did you find the wonderful pumpkin glass beads?

Melissa Wertz said...

You have some great finds there Kelli! And displayed very very well.

Hohoroo said...

Hello.. loved the show N tell for today . I love the wooden bowls with the candles and little glass pumpkins. Where did you get the little glass pumpkins ? I love those , they are adorable and would love to have some. Please post where you got those..thanks !I'm looking forward to Fall and have already got my boxes of fall things out, just waiting a few more days before putting it all out. Have a great Labor day weekend !! Holly

Carla said...

I think I'm going to have to go out and get my fall stuff out of the shed! I love your wooden bowl/pumpkin beads/candles! Might just copy that one!

Mrs. U said...

Oh, Kelli! You found some lovely things!!! I especially like the wooden bowls- so rustic!!!

And as always, I LOVE seeing your Show and Tell each week as well as the Show and Tell's from other ladies!

Thank you for hostessing this each week!

His,
Mrs. U

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I so badly wanted to get my fall things out! But I will wait till next weekend maybe...we're having a huge get together on Monday and will wait till we're done with Labor Day before I give in and get my pumpkins and harvest stuff out and set up...Enjoyed your pictures, such lovely things. Fall is my favorite time of the year!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Kelli!

I feel stupid asking this, but what is a URL? I would like to do the Show n Tell, but I am not sure what to type in that place. Sorry, I'm not a computer whiz.

I love your idea about the candles in the bowl. You are so talented!

Can't wait for Fall..

Elizabeth

new*me said...

your blog is beautiful! It's refreshing on the tired mommy eyes :) Will visit again!

Connie said...

Pretty things. I love fall decor.
Don't have many things of my own.
I'm hoping I did this Show and Tell thing right this time. Hope to have you all visit me.

Maybe I need to start hitting Goodwill once in awhile!

ConnieLaRayne

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

How your Fall finds were a feast for my eyes! I loved and enjoyed seeing everything! The wooden bowls with the candles and glass pumpkins--pure delight!
The summer has flown by way too quickly for me and I rebelliously was not ready yet to put my summer decor away, (seems like I just got it out!)But your lovely displays are helping to get me in the mood again (I do love the Fall season also)!
Thanks Kelli!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Needled Mom said...

I'm feeling autumn in the air after reading your post. LOVE the mini pumpkins.

MyJourneyBack said...

Hey Kelli,
We drove by you today. I thought of you. We went to Plano to a kid's consignment sale and bought some really cool stuff for the baby. We came home down Park Dr.(I think) anyway when we got to C. town I thought of you. Were your ears burning. I told my daughter about your Daisy and that sometime we will have to let the Daisy's meet and play.
Ya'll have a great weekend.
And thanks for coming over to see us today.
Smiles,
Sherry

Lisa Ann said...

Great finds. I love the pitcher.

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,

Sorry my post today wasn't too much about autumn, except that my painting project my be finished this autumn!!

I'll be picturing you and your new mugs with your morning coffee tomorrow..I really like the shade of green. It would go nice with my sunflowers!

Thank you once again for hosting the Show & Tell. I always learn something new.

Linda said...

Kelli, you are putting me in the mood for Autumn. I like all your treasures...especially the wooden bowls with the candles and sweet little pumpkins...very pretty...hugs, Linda

Cherish the Home said...

I *love* those pumpkin beads! So lovely. (o:

Kathi said...

Thank you Kelli, for stopping by and saying such nice things.

I have not done a show and tell for so long. I will be happy to do it again when things calm down.

I love you cute display. It is so warm and cozy for fall. Hugs, Kathi

Linda said...

I did this a few days ago, because since we haven't had any summer yet.. I figured I might as well go ahead and decorate for fall.. and NOW it's sunny and 80 degrees.. and I'm sitting here in the midst of my pumpkins! *lol*

Your 'morning coffee cup' made me laugh though.. In italy a thing of that size would be concidered a FAMILY coffee pot.. they'd serve about 6 cups out of that ;) .. and I thought Dutch cups were 'large', but you Americans certainly beat us by another 50%!


greetings from holland!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

I especially love the wooden bowls. The candles set into the jewel toned beads will look lovely come a cool, fall evening.

Mam said...

You're getting me excited about fall. I'll bet I make a trip to the resale shop soon! These are all beautiful. Love the pumpkin beads and the basket. What a find for $2!
Nancy

Kelly said...

Yes that pitcher does scream Fall! And the little glass pumpkins are adorable!
I told the kids after today I am putting all my Fall stuff out, I love this time of year don't you??
I was thinking our new puppies will have a ton of leaf playing time, it will be the first time both of our girls experience leaves and then snow! Now that will be interesting!!!!

((hugs))
Kelly

Judy said...

What a beautiful Autumn show and tell. I love espcially love the pitcher.

TJ said...

It is a chilly 69 degrees in our house right now and 49 outside. Kind of hard to think of summer decorations anymore so a very timely post.

Your display with the bowl and pumpkins was gorgeous. I was thinking of it while cleaning and decorating yesterday.

Have a great weekend! TJ

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I guess it's official, fall is coming :). Your treasures are very pretty and of course I love the little glass pumpkins, I will have to go and hunt some down! :)

NanaKaren said...

I LOVE your blog and "Show & Tell Friday" is a wonderful idea; so, I have joined today.

Autumn is my favorite season....so I love your autumn decor photos.

Kathy said...

Wonderful Harvest display - love the little pumpkins. I'm going right over to Michael's!!
Kathy

Abounding Treasures said...

The pitcher and mugs are splendid autumn finds and the glass pumpkin beads are beautiful, especially in the wooden bowl with the candles :o)

Farrah said...

The candle display is gorgeous!