Thursday, September 18, 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.


Autumn Lantern
Today I am sharing a few of my special Autumn decorations. My sister, Melissa gave me this candle lantern a few years ago and it is one of my favorite decorations.

Desk
I have it displayed on my letter writing desk.

Autumn Lantern

Autumn Lantern

Autumn Garland

Acorn earrings
Melissa also gave me these acorn earrings last October when we came for a visit.

Acorn earring

Autumn painting
And lastly, a beautiful picture that my mom painted. My dream farmhouse is just beyond the red barn.

Pumpkins
I have the picture hanging on my front porch which I will share with you soon. Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


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57 comments:

Angie said...

I love the lantern. It could be dressed up for autumn or winter. It's really pretty.

ivoryspring said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love how you have dressed the lantern up for the fall.

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

Hi Kelli,
I am enjoying all the fall decor on blogs these days!

I love your lantern...and your mom's painting is beautiful!

Looking forward to seeing your porch.
diane

Jan and Tom's Place said...

The lantern, like others have already said, it gorgeous.

~Blessings,
Jan

Mary said...

Kelli,

The cut-out lantern is beautiful. I can see why it is a favorite. And the acorn earrings are the sweetest. I also like acorns. I can remember playing with them when we were kids. We played all sorts of games with them.

The picture from your mother is a lovely keepsake. I can see my dream farmhouse beyond the red barn as well.

Take care. I enjoyed my visit.
Blessings,
Mary

Jerelene said...

Kelli,
Everything looks so beautiful..Your mother is a wonderful artist! Your home looks so cozy..Can't wait to see the porch!! Jerelene

http://jerelenesblog.blogspot.com/

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some unique fall decorations, I like them! Your mother is a very good artist, pretty picture! I love barn pictures! Cute earrings too!

Katherine

Lisa Ann said...

I love the candle lantern. Beautiful fall decorations!

Dianne said...

Such a warm and inviting home! I'd love to sit at your desk and make you an Art trading card. : )

Gattina said...

The painting of your mother is beautiful ! I don't want to think about automn yet, I wait until October and then maybe I will do like the bears, sleep and wake up in spring !

Pam said...

While enjoying all your goodies in this week's show n tell, I must say that the acorn earrings are my faves!! The lantern is great too.

Wanita said...

Your fall decorations are so pretty, Kelli. I love the lantern and earrings. And your mother is a talented painter ~ such a lovely picture.

Thanks for hosting Show & Tell. Have a blessed weekend.

Charlotte said...

Love the candle lantern and the acorn earrings are darling. How nice to have the beautiful picture painted by your Mom.

Kathi said...

Very pretty lantern, Kelli. I especially like the picture your mother painted. It makes me want to walk up the path to the home and barn. Have a pleasant Friday. Kathi

ceekay said...

I can see why the lantern is a favorite. It is precious. And how special to have a painting from your mom!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Kelli,
I love that lantern! It is a great fall decor! Your Mom's painting is beautiful too!
Also, thank you for again hosting the Show and Tell Friday!
Love, Ann

mommaof3 said...

Awesome

Monique said...

Kelli, I love the little lantern and the earrings, they are so cute. Your mom's painting is very beautiful. I love the red barn !!
I'm looking forward to seeing the porch. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for sharing !!

Hootin' Anni said...

You have a painting on your front porch? Whoa.

Hey, guess what Kelli? I found 'em, I found 'em!!!! I made you a little 'note' news flash on my Show n Tell today. hehehehehe

I love this lantern. I really has a very dramatic yet peaceful effect when lighted up.

splummer said...

Hi everyone,
My first Show and Tell. Here it is:

http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love your Mom's painting! The acorn earrings are too cute!
Everything looks just beautiful!

Manuela

Chez Nous said...

What beautiful decorations! Your desk is a Show & Tell item in itself.

Grandma Faith said...

You have posted a beautiful Show and Tell Friday. Your lantern, your earrings, your painting by your mother, all are lovely. Thanks for hosting this event. Have a great day!

Nanna said...

aww it feels like Fall over here! lol Happy show-n-tell , everything looks great !
Helen

Jen said...

I love your decorations for fall. I'm working on ours this weekend.

Kelly said...

Kelli,

Your decor is always so welcoming and beautiful. You could really run an inn. ;o) I love that lantern!

Barbara H. said...

That lantern is so pretty, and how neat to have that special painting from your mom!

Rhonda in OK said...

it is really fun seeing everyone's special things
Kelli, thanks for hosting it.

Kelly said...

I love your fall collection, Kelli! I need to get some fallish stuff of my own. Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn said...

Lovely autumn touches!

Heather said...

All of your fall things are so homey and warm - quite well suited to your present home, but they would be perfect in your dream farmhouse one day as well! Thanks for the glimpse into your day to day world!

miss m said...

I like how the light shows through the leaves on your lantern.

Linda C said...

I really enjoy your blog, Kelli, and your decorating talents are a blessing and an inspiration to keep our homes a place of beauty and comfort for our families. I am new to the blogging world, but am really enjoying it.

Linda C

crystal said...

Its all so pretty! Thank You for sharing

Blessings
Crystal

Nanna said...

love all your Fall decore, yep it's starting to look liek Fall over there LOL
Helen

Joy said...

That lantern is so cute. I love that roll top desk also. We have tons of mini pumpkins and gourds this year. My dh has grown them in his veggie garden.

Purple Princess said...

cool!

Love Bears All Things said...

Your mother is very talented. I like the acorn earrings.
Mama Bear

Sandra said...

Love all the decorations, especially the lantern :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Frazzled Mom said...

Does Melissa want another sister? She is a very thoughtful sister with great taste. What more could you ask. I know you cherish her.

I enjoyed posting my first show and tell pics.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I love Fall for the idea of the decorations...That is what you see on my blog when you first get to it..My outside scarecrow named SAM!! smile. Thanks for hosting this great idea.

Sandy

Barbara said...

love your lantern....autumn greetings from Barbara

Judy said...

What a beautiful picture. I love your writing desk, it's similar to the one I have in my office.

Mrs.T said...

I love your autumn things, Kelli! And your mother's painting is simply gorgeous!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the lantern and the fall decorations. Everything really does look pretty! Can't wait to see how you do your front porch...I'm hoping for inspiration for mine! Enjoy your weekend!

Hohoroo said...

Again another GREAT show N tell.. i just love each Friday to see what you have to share with us. Your Moms painting is so pretty, she is blessed with a wonderful talent... as are you for all the nice decorating ideas and all you share with us each day. Have a nice weekend. =) Holly
Looking forward to seeing the porch..Oh, i also found those cute little pumpkins you shared with us a while back.. i got me 2 bags and smile when i look at them...God Bless !!

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli,

I love the lantern! It makes it so cozy looking! I'm a new blogger in the community and wanted to say I have thoroughly enjoyed your site!! I will be a regular reader for sure! I added my link on your list but think I accidentally did it twice. :( Sorry!

Michelle

Mimi Sue said...

Very nice lantern. When the days grow shorter I love to light candles. Mimi

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your lantern is beautiful! And I love those little acorn earrings. :) The painting your mom painted is so lovely. Creativity runs in the family, I see.

I'm sorry I don't have a show and tell yet. My camera did arrive today! Now if I can only figure out how to use it!

Blessings,

Gina

The Berry's Patch said...

Your sister is so sweet. Those little acorn earrings are darling! The lantern is perfect for fall decorating. :-)

Amanda said...

Oh that lantern is lovely! I can see why it's your favourite. The earrings are adorable!

Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I have been reading though! :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Kelli, lovely decorations! Beautiful earrings. And your mother's painting is just beautiful.

Thank you for hosting Friday Show and Tell!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the fall decorations, but most of all I love the painting, your mom did. I have the farm house, I just like to have the red barn! Instead we have pole barns and small barn, that my husband turned into his working shed.

Linda said...

Beautiful autumn decorations, I love the candle lantern. I also like the painting your Mom painted. My post this week is a painting that my Mom did also!

Julie said...

Everything is lovely as usual, Kelli, but especially the painting by your mom. She is talented!

Claudie said...

Kelli
Your blog was the first ever that I visited. Months later here I am blogging away.
Thanks for the inspiration and your blog is just lovely.
CC
Claudie from Canada

Cindy B said...

well here it is Wednesday already...so this is late...but..I finally got my doors painted and wanted to share withyou all the difference!
Kelli..I love how you used the berries around the lamp shade..stunning fall decor and as usual I am enjoying everyones blogs! thanks for the inspriation!