Winners and Fall Beginnings

I decided to put this chippy birdhouse up on the top of the column that is hiding that ugly weight bearing pole.  I used a corbel under the birdhouse.

I have a antique hook I think I will hang below the birdhouse and find a cute basket with flowers to hang there.

The work on the kitchen continues.  The antique cottage sign is hanging now on the front of the island but that might change. 

I am not sure I am going to keep that sign there.  I have another place in mind for that cute sign that might be better.  Then I will need to figure out another back for this island.  I have an idea in my mind for that too.
This is a work in progress.

  In the meantime I have been gathering fall decor.  Found this cute carved pumpkin at Tattered Tiques this past week.  Loved his color.

I found this cute white pumpkin truck at Hobby Lobby that I will be fixing up in my fall decor.

Got my scarecrow out of storage.  Love this sweet guy.


Found lots and lots of fall flowers, leaves and pumpkins to start to make some fall vignettes.

I am a summer girl but this summer has been so hot and humid that I am ready for fall.  Can't wait to have the air off and the windows open to have that cool crisp air coming into the condo.

With all the beautiful trees around here,  I hope the leaves will begin to change into beautiful colors.

With it being so hot and very little rain it is hard to tell what kind of color we will see this fall.  Hope to see some beautiful fall colors.

Now on to the winners of the She Shed Calendar.

Debbie from Lakehouse
Audrey Stewart

Girls send me your address and I will get the calendars out to you soon.

Have a great week everyone.
Going to the Market Show this Friday in Michigan that is put on by the Found Cottage.  Usually is a great market show.
Hope to find some new treasures.  This show is every Labor Day.  Last year they could not have it with Covid.
Terry and I will take a drive on Friday to do the first night of the show.
It runs Friday and Saturday.  
If any of you live in that area of Michigan where the Found Cottage Shop is you should plan on going to this market.



  1. Congratulations to the winners! GIRL.....if that truck goes missing then you will know I made a mysterious visit! LOL! Love all your pretties. Happy Week to you dear Kris. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. What lucky girls....congratulations!!!! Love the sign and the birdhouse on the post. Are you loving all that light in your kitchen now?
    Bring on fall!!

  3. The birdhouse looks great there! Your fall decor will be wonderful. Love that truck.

  4. So happy to have been chosen to receive the beautiful calendar! Thank you so much, Kris!! Your Fall decorations are wonderful! that pumpkins expression is so cute!! Your birdhouse looks great on the post! Enjoy your evening. xxoo

  5. Hi Kris! Congrats to the winners - they have a beautiful calendar on the way! Can you believe it's time to think of fall? It's been so beastly hot since we moved to KY three weeks ago! Looks like we are in for a little cool down, which is great - I'm ready for some fall decor. Love your birdhouse and the corbel! Jane

  6. Your kitchen is looking good! I really like how it is open now.
    I'm still hanging on to every last bit of summer. I'll take this hot weather any day over winter! I won't get my fall decor out for a couple more weeks.
    Where do you store all your seasonal decor?
    Hope you have a good time in MI and find some treasures!

  7. I love how you two have framed out that pipe, it looks fabulous and I know you must be loving the light and air flow. I missed your post about your SIL. I agree, probably just a caffeine overload. Younger people just don't realize how dangerous that can be with a heart arrhythmia. Hope he's doing OK, now. Congrats to the winners! Yay for fall and all the fun decor!

  8. I absolutely love that white truck. That's going to be fun to fill up the back. I have many trucks in many colors and I never get tired of them. It's been very hot and humid where I live as well. We've had lots of rain lately and we're expecting a lot more this week. I love the rain but not the humidity that comes with it. Hope your SIL is feeling better.

  9. Kris, very creative on putting the birdhouse on the post, and I love the look! You have a LOT of fall decor! What I want to know is where did you store all that when you were in the small cottage?? Market Show will be exciting, have fun! Congrats to your winners.

  10. Thank you so much for the calender. I will so enjoy it. I love all the 'She Sheds'.

    1. Hi Audrey,
      Please contact me through my email with your address so I can send you the calendar. Congrats. xoxo Kris

  11. Congrats to the winners of the calendar! They will enjoy them. Cute lil birdhouse. I'm sure you will find some goodies at the Market Show. That little truck is adorable. We are expecting temps no higher than 80 so it's time to think about getting about the fall things. xoxo

  12. KRIS! Good morning! I see you have been super busy working on your newest designs! Yeah, I'm ready for fall too and by the looks and feel of it, fall just might be warmer than normal. I think I'm going to celebrate fall in whites too since the colors of the trees may be like last year: BROWN. The leaves fell off early leaving brown remnants behind so if that happens again, it will be lots of whites and grapevine! Your birdhouse looks marvelous!

  13. Kris, I just love how you are transforming this condo into your own sweet cottage. It's so you. . .and that's a GOOD thing! Your Mr. Scarecrow is so super cute. Love all the fall decor you've collected and will enjoy seeing how you put it all together. I'm wondering what you have in mind for the front of your island. I know it will be wonderful. So fun to see your creative endeavors. Have fun in Michigan. I hope you and Terry will enjoy some relaxation. I bet you'll come home with something special. Hugs, Nancy

  14. I would never have figured out how to turn that pole into such a pretty space! Just love that pick of all the fall goodies on your DR table. Have fun at the Market show!

  15. Congratulations to Debbie and Audrey! I need to find one for myself!

    Love your Fall decor...haha, you sound like me, wishing for Fall. I'm ready too. I need to pull out my decor and start switching it out. I like the birdhouse on the post. Dresses it up nicely! As for the sign, I like how you stay open to possibilities! You're not afraid to change something if it's not working or would be better in another spot! It's very inspiring to me to be open to changing things up. You are awesome!
    Hugs, Cecilia

  16. Congrats to the winners of your calendar giveaway Kris. The open kitchen looks so nice and I'm looking forward to seeing how you change up that sign. I love all of your pretty fall decorations and especially that cute truck and pumpkin. We've had very hot weather or either rain all summer. I'm looking forward to no more air conditioning and fall. I hope you have a great time away this weekend.

  17. Love what you did with the weight bearing pole! Looks like this was meant to be there. You have a lot of fall stuff to work with!

  18. The pipe is totally transformed. You found some awesome fall finds. The little white truck is too cute for words. I am so ready for fall and some rain. The smoke from the fires has ruined our summer. Congrats ladies on the win for the calendar. Have a lovely week Kris. xoxo

  19. Congratulations to the winners!
    I love the bird house and think that it will all look so beautiful, when you have finished. Looking forward to learning what happens to that sign and also seeing it's replacement! Your other fall goodies are beautiful and how lovely to see your scarecrow again. Have a great time finding your goodies. Hugs, Gilly

  20. Cute stuff going on at your place! The birdhouse is perfect on that post! Love the antiques sign, as well as the one I see in the kitchen. Really great pieces! Looks like you're going to make some beautiful fall vignettes. I'm still into the endless summer vibe but starting to lean towards fall. I have a project in mind, small in scale but I think it'll be cute. I wouldn't mind some cooler weather, just not cold. I like going from fall to spring, bypassing winter. Fortunately, it rarely snows down here! Have fun at the market! I hope you find some great treasures! Hugs!

  21. Kris, congrats to the lucky winners. I love that sign and have seen it on LizMarie's blog. I hope you find some great stuff at her shop. She has such good taste. Everything is looking great and am anxious to see it all done up. Your fall assortment is so beautiful. I think it is my most favorite time to decorate..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

  22. Hi,
    Congratulations to the winners. YAY!
    I like all the Autumn fun you have to play with. Looking forward to seeing how you decorate for the season.

    Have fun at the show.

  23. Congratulations to the winners. To say I love the birdhouse there is an understatement. So happy you brought that beauty with you. It's a perfect addition.

    Enjoy your time on the hunt



  24. Fall will be so cute at your place this year! What is it about an old truck? I got a lttle white one too! Different from yours. Bird house looks fantastic there. Great solution.

  25. Congrats to the winners! Wow, I absolutely LOVE the birdhouse and corbel on the column. It's perfect! I look forward to seeing where you place the cottage sign, and what you do with the front of the bar. I know you will think of something adorable. Your autumn decor is so pretty! I love the little scarecrow; you are an inspiration, My Friend!

  26. I'm with you! I'm ready for Fall and for walks where we are drenched in sweat when we come in! LOL. All of your Fall pieces are so pretty. Of course you will make some amazing vignettes with them!! Have a great rest of the week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  27. I am ready for Fall, too, Kris. As always, I love everything you do. I only wish people could see it in person because it is so much more than pictures show...they don't do it justice. I haven't seen this place yet-but have seen your other home and it was wonderful!!!

    Have fun with Terry at the show. Hope you find some wonderful, chippy treasures. Love ya- Diana

  28. I love what you have done with the post. The birdhouse is perfect. xo Laura

  29. I love the pole decorations. I say go with the flow and make it your new ever changing decorating pole. You have so many cute ideas, I know it will amaze me.

  30. Kris you always know just what to do with your decor. It looks perfect. And I'm so jealous of your trip! I wish I could go with you!! Enjoy!!

  31. You have the cutest decor ideas and find the cutest "stuff"...enjoy your treasure-hunting weekend with hub..hope the weather there is grand. We are experiencing a cool-down here in NC and it is lovely. Take care and as always...thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful home decor.

  32. Hi Kris,
    Hope you are having a nice weekend. Like your birdhouse, it looks really cute, and am interested to see where you are gonna move your sign to..........I like it but like you I am not sure that is the right spot for it, but I have no doubt you will
    find the perfect thing to do there. I am trying to get moving on my Fall decor too, I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my fireplace first, before I drag everything So far, still thinking!! lol Hope that thinking goes somewhere in the next few days. lol
    Have a great weekend hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  33. Love all your fall touches, Kris! Also love what you're doing with that pole area. Very cute!

  34. Kris,
    Congrats to the winners!! Love the placement of the bird house!! Looking forward to seeing more....Stay safe, healthy and happy!!