October 10, 2014

October Around Our House

Hello friends!  I am looking forward to the three day weekend thanks to Columbus Day on Monday.  I added a few more fall touches around the house and also found a great Target clearance deal this week and you know how happy that makes me:)   Meet my new $11 lamp base...
Target clearance lamp with fall wreath in window seat with Jennylund chair and H and M pillow

For that price, it just sort of jumped in my cart.  Somehow, they still had 2 on the shelf, which really got me excited because to snag 2 lamps for the price of half of a regular priced one, well that is too good to be true.  Unfortunately, the second one had a big hole in the back of it so I only ended up with one.  However, I might check out a few more Targets in the area to see if I can find another.  I love me some lamp symmetry on a console table.
Target lamp with Ikea Jennylund chair and H and M pillow

I also picked up the cutest felt leaf garland at Target.  I found it over by the party paper goods section on the end cap.
Shaw's farm sink with fall
This time of year, I love the light that glows in these windows in the late afternoon.  To look out these windows and see the kids and dogs playing in the yard while I cook dinner is just the best.
Triple window over farm sink in kitchen with fall leaf
I love to cook at this time of year.  Here is a picture of a few of our favorites I have been making.
I have been seeing a lot of deer out these windows too.
3 deer in NJ backyard in
I don't decorate much for Halloween specifically, just general Fall stuff.  But I always bring out this picture I got years ago at HomeGoods of 3 ghost trick-or-treaters.  Which makes me a bit sad because most of my boys are beyond the trick-or-treat stage.
DIY mantel hood with fall

Fall coffee mugs and Target felt leaf
I also brought out our pumpkin cookie jar, which really pops on our white hutch.
Fall hutch with pumpkin cookie
As you can see in the picture below, our wooden bowl is still overflowing with apples after picking them in Vermont a couple of weeks ago.  This is our third (and last) bowl full.  
Fall hutch with apples in wood
Have you found any fabulous deals at Target lately?  I would love to hear about them so please do tell.  I hope you get to do something fun on this long weekend!


  1. Really beautiful, I love your flour towel and pillow too! Brooke from
    Creative Country Mom's Home and Garden

    1. Thanks Brooke! I just stopped by your place and I love your cozy country style too.

  2. Your house is my happy place. I will second that comment about the towels and pillows! Cute!


    1. Aw thanks Becca!! Both the towel and pillow cover are from H and M. I hadn't even realized they carried home stuff, but they do and it is really great stuff.

  3. Your home looks so cozy and charming. I love to bake in the fall. There is just something special about all the fall scents in the kitchen! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I agree, Jeanette. I just love to bake this time of year. I hope you are having a great fall!

  4. Courtney,
    Love all your fall touches. The deer are so sweet to look out and see. I love to bake and do crock pot recipes in the fall. Have a great week end.

  5. Courtney....I just love your welcoming. Do tell about that beautiful fall wreath hanging in your window.... just lovely.

  6. I love seeing how you decorate each season...and your home is just made for fall! Love that Target lamp! I need to get over to that store!

  7. Great score! It's a great looking lamp, perfect for your decor.

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