Monday, October 18, 2010

Waiting for the leaves to change color

Hello everyone!
I want to say thank you to everyone who left me such encouraging comments on my last post.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have discovered the wonderful world of blogging!
You guys are the BEST!
Thank You!

I have some fall decorating ideas I want to share with all of you, however
I am waiting for the leaves around here to change color.
I found these branches up in the mountains a few weeks ago...
Hopefully I will soon have some better fall pictures for you.....

Onto another note....
Over the past couple of months I have received a number of inquiries about advertising on my blog.
After giving it much thought, I have decided
I will be making room for advertising on the top right side of my blog, starting  November 1st.
I will have a limited amount of spaces....
So if you are interested in advertising on my blog you can email me at

Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,


Home and Lifestyle said...

What a lovely autumn decoration!

Wish you a lovely evening! Warm regards, Ingrid

butiksofie said...

I LOVE these leaves bunch and the picture of course! If Germany would not be too far I would love an advertisment on your blog but the shipping is too high!!!:-(, Hughs Anja

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just gorgeous, and congrats on the cover of Fifi's wonderful book! My trees are behind schedule...can't wait to see what you have going!
big hugs, Maria,

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~*Absolutely BEAUTIFUL image Maria!!! Hugs, Rachel ;)~*~*

Anne Lorys said...

Beautiful Fall vignette, Maria!

I'll be interested to see what you think about accepting ads...I've had inquiries into the same thing on my blog, but haven't taken the plunge yet. Not sure what I'm waiting for! :-)

Big hugs for a happy week!

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Hallo Maria,
I love it with things from nature to decorate. Especially in autumn!
And leaves or small trees where the leaves are discolored my favorites!
Your photo is so beautiful!
Have a happy week,

Razmataz said...

Maria, I am really so happy for you. What an accomplishment to be on the cover of Fifi's book.

I hope you are well. Very busy I imagine with the kiddies and online business, and of course getting your home ready to shoot.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love decorating with branches. We have some that have beautiful red berries on after the leaves have fallen off. I love to put several branches in a tall glass vase as a centrepiece.

Yours look beautiful in that zinc container.

I have recently started Following your blog, which I am loving.

Have a good evening.


Prencie said...

I AODRE bringing in cut branches and putting them in water...instant fall makeover!!:) I've been MIA but still around!! I need to catch up on your past blog posts!!! Hope all is well with you!! Hugs! Prencie

deborah said...

Hello! My name is Deborah and I am also a "paint everything white" addict... if there is a recovery group for people like us I don't think I want to give up the bucket of paint and join a group! :) Your blog is beautiful and your children are beautiful too! just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture, Maria! The leaves haven't changed on the trees here yet either. We did have our first rainfall of the season yesterday though... loved it!
I look forward to seeing what you've done for fall around your home... I know it will be beautiful! :)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs ~ Jo

Lindsay said...

Hi friend! Did you receive your bracelet yet? I cant wait to see your fall decor ideas. You amaze me!

AT HOME BLOG said...

I love autumn leaves... I can't wait to see your decorations!!
Beautiful pictures!!

Vintage Home said...

...good luck on your new adventure!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What a lovely,simple vignette!!!

Debbie said...

Very pretty setting Maria.
I hope you are enjoying Autumn. It's been gorgeous out here!

Emily said...

I'm waiting for the leaves to change too. I went up to the mountains last weekend, and took pictures of every tree that was changing that I found :)

traci said...

we haven't had the best fall for colors here this year. i think it's way to dry. oh well, maybe next year. i love your fall vignette. your images make me smile. i have a feeling when the book comes out and i see all your images i am going to want to gut my house and start from scratch.

michelle said...

So pretty and so easy! I love bringing the outdoors in!

Claudia said...


I just love your blog and your style of decorating. You have beautiful rooms and congratulations on your debut in the upcoming release of Romantic Prairie Style. That is very exciting. Can't wait to see it. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

Allison said...

What a beautiful photo, Maria. Those branches are so pretty with the yellows and greens. I'm excited for the book to come out and see more of your home. Wishing you a good week!

Tricia said...

I really like your photo...fresh and simple :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture! You always have the best sunlight coming in!

Can't wait to see how you do some fall decorating and what you're up to ~

Are you still working on your shop?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lovely photo and congrats on being in Fifi's book!
xoxo, Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Lovely- I love coming here to see what you are up to...I have lots of leaves on the ground...beautifully colored and all...would you like me to send you a box or two? How about a truck load? Diana

Unknown said...

So cute!! Lovely colors

Lara said...

Green & yellow turning leaves - so pretty! You have the gift for turning simple things into a vision of simple beauty.

The Moerks said...

Maria, you are so clever! You can turn an old tin bucket, and a 1/2 dead branch look stunning. A lovely vignette.

Little Emma English Home said...

Maria, you add a personal touch to a very simple thing and turn it into a fabulous piece of do you do??? You're the best!!


Ness Lockyer said...

Love your vignette there Maria. While you are waiting for your leaves to turn we have just welcomed the first Spring leaves on our Sycamore.
Ness xx

Melissa said...

a gorgeous *change of seasons* image...
simple & the cloth under the vase too...
stunning front cover - you are amazing!!
melissa x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Maria,
Isn't Autumn beautiful and it's lovely to bring it inside too. We are having a marvellous Autumn with some amazing colours on the trees. Our son and daughter-in-law were married on 18th October 2008 and it was the BEST day so I love Autumn, as it brings back such special memories. XXXX

Unknown said...

hello ,I' m discovering your blog and I love it,sorry I'm french and my english is not perfect

Aimee said...


I've been following your blog from the beginning and just fell in love with your style! Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment! I SO enjoy looking at your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing! :)


Elyse said...

hi maria,

lovely photo, as always! i have some tin buckets that i've been leaving outside in all kinds of weather so that they'll get that just-right weathered look. can't get enough buckets or wire!

blogging can be pretty amazing. :)


Natasha in Oz said...

Fall is such a gorgeous time of year over there...I kind of wish it was Fall over here after reading this!

Best wishes,

red ticking said...

maria... this is so lovely... i so love fall.. the color, the air... everything... aaahhhh... xx

All That Jazz said...

Even those leaves, many still green and waiting to change, are gorgeous the way they are displayed, the colors of the pears match perfectly! Can't wait to see more!

Robyn said...

Maria, your simple display is PERFECT! I LOVE when people let the actual natural beauty of something speak for itself! GORGEOUS! So pretty!

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

I really LOVE this pisture !!! Beautiful Maria !