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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Autumn At Rabbit Run Cottage

I bet you recognized our home by the front door basket! I had already
posted it hadn't I? I was just so excited about October's impending arrival that
I had to share just a few decorations earlier!
But now Rhoda's party is in full swing! Wow!
Uh huh. And I already shared this dining room centerpiece with you last week...
and are we ever enjoying it! Remember the precious painted
tray that I received from Robin ?
It truly IS the jewel in our 2009 Fall decor!
But another jewel at any time of year is our cottage's mascot, Miss Harvena Norbert Burns! Here she is all decked out and ready for Halloween! I haven't done a lot of Halloween fluffing quite yet and Harvena is miffed beyond words! I will get to it Harve old girl! Nobody likes a pushy rabbit!
Why even her best friend, Benjamin P. Bunny, is ready!
Benji? I hope your little pumpkin is overflowing with goodies soon!

Well! Where are my manners?
Welcome to our home, Rabbit Run Cottage!
It's just a little place in Ohio,
nothing too fancy, but we hope it's warm and welcoming.
We are just so happy you are here!
October has finally arrived!
I am just so excited and I hope your are as well.
Every season has it's own particular magic but the Autumn
has always been my favorite.
Chili simmering on the stove, bread baking in the oven...
Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, fragrant mums in pots by the door.
Woolly sweaters and cozy denim jackets, there is a chill in the air!
Reading an old favorite book by a crackling fire and listening to the
wind whistle at the window.
The laughter of children as they scamper down the sidewalk calling, "Trick or Treat!"
Yes, Autumn is finally here!
Ooh but it's brisk outside. I am so glad you are inside where it's warm!
Would you like to take a peek at some of the seasonal decorating around the cottage?
Our foyer is tiny but cozy...let's hang up your jacket!
A closer peek at the decor...
In the living room I added a paisley shawl, in the rich colors of fall, to a round, skirted table.
Go ahead and take a look at the little treasures on top!
A little blown glass scarecrow...
Uh huh. That IS a turkey! I know it is only October but I LOVE
turkeys and they just say Fall to me!
Our fireplace is all dressed in it's October finery...
Take a closer look!
Go ahead! Step closer!
In the Fall I pull out the transfer ware in browns...I love each piece.
And look! There is a squirrel looking for acorns! He is a wonderful collectible, picked up at Tuesday Morning last Spring! He was quite inexpensive as he had been a *left over* from the Fall/Winter. Lucky me huh?
This sweet transfer ware dish was one of my estate sale finds! Sssh...just $2.
Isn't it wonderful?
The window over our kitchen sink is all dressed up too!
And in case you need reminded, the chalkboard let's you know what season it is! Yippee!
I adore this Susan Branch book and don't you love this dear old metal truck?
Especially when it's filled with the perfect Autumn treat! Candy Corn!
I've brought out the gourds and corn to place on the pot rack...
And a sweet little crow is nesting under glass!
Our blogger friend Kathy made him and oh! If you have yet to meet
her, or to see her creations, run over now and say howdy doo!
Uh huh. Another turkey. They are beginning to flock around Rabbit Run in earnest!
Moving into the dining room...gosh. This room is always fun to decorate!
I added some orange twinkling lights and lots of little goodies to the hutch...
And pulled out the old transfer ware turkey plate! That was a happy find when we lived near Tampa a few years ago. I was puttering around a little shop and uncovered it.
The man sold it to me for $7 because it was April and "No one wants a turkey plate in April!" Um...I sure did!
I pulled out a few more plates adorned with turkeys andput them
in place of the white ironstone
plates which usually hang here.
I hope you have enjoyed your little tour around our downstairs..and remember
I told you! Nothing too fancy but I hope it's fun and cozy.
Now! How about some fresh baked pumpkin bread and hot chocolate?
I've got plenty of marshmallows!
Love & Hugs,
Susie Q


Sue said...

Oh where do I start? Your house looks so cozy and homey, and I am so popping over for all those goodies! Sue, it looks fantastic! From Bunny Harvena Burns to the little truck filled with candy corn- you've made it all come alive with personality. I love the dining room plates, of course. And the brown transferware. hmmmm... if they turn up missing, who could possibly have borrowed them?
See ya soon, my friend....
xoxo Suey

bj said...

Now, this is looking a LOT like fall around Rabbit Run Cottage! How pretty it all is. I love those plates on the wall of the d. room.
Everything really looks nice, Susie..

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your home looks beautiful, as always, Sue!!

Happy Fall!

Allison Shops said...

The brown transferware is my favorite. Your home looks very cozy!

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks so beautiful Sue! I love the bunny with the tiny little pumpkin container, and all the beautiful touches you have put up! I got some inspiration from your display of blue transferware combined with orange touches, I think I have a place to do something similar! I smiled when I saw the little crow, I am so glad he has a place in your beautiful home!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

It's all amazing, just lovely! I love your china plates. Happy Fall Sue, it is a magical time!

Stacey said...

Susie, you have outdone yourself! Your home is amazing. I am in love with the red truck filled with candycorns. We have an old truck from my honey's childhood. I'm going to look for it today! Your plates are all beautiful too. I will be back to look at your pictures again...with a new cup of coffee. Have a great day!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Ah, again those beautiful cloches. I am seeing so many nice fall domes and yours are no exception. Very beautiful!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Wow! You have created some of the prettiest vignettes I've seen! Girl, you just knocked it out of the park! I love your vignette in the center of your table. Beautiful job!

Brenda Eason said...

You have it all decked for Fall. Great job chic =) now enjoy.

Lou Cinda said...

So pretty!! I love everything! And I am NUTS for cloches and I adored yours!!! I love Turkeys too and they are definitely Fall!!

I also love the bunnies!!

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your home is just gorgeous. I love all of your decorations and especially all the beautiful cloches and the way you have them displayed. You've done such a beautiful job and everything is so beautifully displayed. Love it. Hugs, marty

Lisa said...

Goodness gracious! Your home is just beautiful! You are such a wonderful tour guide, that you made me feel like an honored guest! All your sweet Fall touches make your home so warm and inviting!

Angie said...

Everything looks fabulous! You have a very warm and inviting home!

Mrs. G said...

Wow! I adore everything. You really went all out my friend. Hope all is well with you and yours and that y'all are enjoying this lovely season.

common ground said...

Everything is just wonderful, your rabbits are precious, but I'm really loving your brown transferware. Your partridge plate is just gorgeous!

Marie said...

Hello Suzy Q - thank you for sharing such beautiful Fall inspiration! My faves are the cute cloches. So sweet.


niartist said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can!

june@craftyniche said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I love what you did.

marie said...! What a fun post and what beautiful fall decorations. The tray and centerpiece is just perfect! Love the little and the truck. They both made me smile!

ceekay said...

Sue, first of all thank you for wanting to add me to your Blogroll. I feel honored! Where have you been? I see you have been blogging for a LONGGG time. You have a gorgeous home and your decorations are fantastic. If I have been here before, I am sorry I don't remember...but I will now! Have a great weekend...and I like a lot of marshmellows in my hot chocolate!!

Janet said...

I'd love some bread and cocoa thanks! Your home is so warm and cozy, it makes me want to snuggle up and stay in for the fall and winter. You won't mind will you? I don't take up too much room and I cook.

Love ya,

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey Ms. Susie! You are ready for Fall & Thanksgiving to boot, it all looks so warm and welcoming. Thanks for joining my party today.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your home always looks so cozy and warm! Love the transferware plates (of course)! Your mantel looks gorgeous - you are really ready for fall!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Thanks for the tour!!! I loved it all. I would definitely feel at home at your place.

Katie said...

Love your basket on the front door! And the candy corn in the fire truck is a great idea. You are very talented.

Chari said...

Hello Susie...

My friend, I just read your sweet note that you left over at my place...I'm so glad that you came by and thank you for all of your kind compliments on my autumn tablescape! Girl, I love, love, LOVE all that you've done in your beautiful home! I had so much fun taking the many pretties to see! Ohhh...your home is just warm and inviting! I love your style...I could live there and be perfectly happy! I think that you and me have alot in common!!!

Just wanted to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I'm adding your blog as well...I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you, my friend!

So very nice to meet you and Ms. Harvena Burns!!! Hehe!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
PS...Ohhh...I loved all of your beautiful brown's gorgeous!!!

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love all the rabbits they are sooo cute and you are so creative with the candy corn. Those plates are beautiful, I am such a fan of plates on the wall also, thanks for sharing...Stop for a visit Phyllis

Blondie's Journal said...


You decorate for fall like I do for Christmas!! I love your foyer. How lucky you are to have a nice sized table there to put your pretty fall things on!! And your mantel is an inspiration, which is a good thing since mine is empty right now waiting for the light bulb to go on!! lol!!

Your home is lovely and cozy! It is as if it were made for this time of year...and we Midwestern gals know how chilly it can be! Light up that fireplace, Susie!!

Have a great weekend and Happy Fall Y'All!! :-)


Sherri S said...

I love the tray centerpiece! Awesome! And that cute red truck filled with candy corn. Everything is just beautiful.

Julie said...

Everything looks so beautiful ... I love all your Fall

Tracey said...

I love it
Im from the Uk and its boring here nobody decorates for fall.I try to do something but not till Halloween and I am the exeption,most people dont do anything
I love your cozy little cottage,everything is so tasteful but fun.I may well start to collect things for fall and start a trend here.
Do you do this for other seasons Id love to see if you do

salmagundi said...

I always love it when you share photos of your warm and comfortable cottage! Your Fall decor just adds to its glow. Take care, Sally

Lisa said...

Your Fall is amazing! I esp. love the transferware!
hugs, Lisa

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Luv your beautiful Fall Decor. I have an award for you at my blog. Hugs, Connie

Joy said...

beautiful fall decor and I love your fall banner too. Love the bunny holding the pumpkin.

REbekah said...

Beautiful! Love the toy truck!! how fun!!

Pamela said...

It looks so nice ...
always amazed by the detail some of you are able to put into your home decor.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

YOur home is soooo sooo inviting...little details...makes me nostaligic and fuzzy feeling. LOVE it...cherry

Shelia said...

Hey Dear Susieness! Oh, I love all of your Falleness! Everything is so pretty! I do wish you'd show your lovely home more, I just adore it! Now make sure you pop in to see me tomorrow night or Monday! I have a couple of pretty Divas for you to see! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

Your home is so warm and cozy with the sweetest little touches! I love how you embellish your cloche tops with tags. I will be borrowing that idea. Happy fall!

Brenda said...

You have such a warm and inviting home! Yep, I'll take blue and white plates and decor any time of the day or week or year! I've got a little pincushion from dear talented Kathy. Cute as can be. I have a Jim Shore angel too. I just love your place. I'd like to come visit and look at your pretties!

~~Carol~~ said...

Your fall decor is absolutely gorgeous! You are the Queen of Fall! I especially love that little red truck filled with candy corn. My Mom has one like that. I'm feeling the need to borrow that from her for a while, and forget to return it!
Have a great day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

My goodness! And a WOW!!!!!!
Sue, your home is fabulous, warm and so personalized with every single adorable touch! Love the squirrel and that crow that our sweet Kathy made.

have a great day,

ellie said...

What a warm and welcoming home. Love the rabbit in the corner with the broom, I think that is my mother...ha. and the plate up on the wall. happy fall to you.

~Sheila~ said...

I'm moving in..!
It's beautiful Sue.
Don'tcha love candy corn..??
I don't dare buy it anymore, it calls my name and I can't leave it alone. This year they had caramel apple corn too, it's excellent.

Deb said...

Rabbit Run Cottage looks amazing all dressed up for Autumn! What a fabulous collection of Halloween/Fall inspired treasures you have. Thank you so much Susie for your sweet comment re: our Ben...I miss him so much & think about him everyday and you are so kind to let me know you think about him too xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Susie

Your home looks warm and welcoming and so fall festive! I love it all. I really like those turkey figurines ... they are so detailed and cute.

The metal truck is such a wonderful decoration! I can see it decorated for every season.

I have plated on my dining room wall and I love your arrangement/

Great job Mrs Q! :-)

PS: I saw you and Grace over at Shelia's blog --- you are cute bathroom divas!

Kat said...

Sue, it ALL looks absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tour.

It's still so darn hot here that I haven't decorated a thing yet! Shame on me! I'm thinking about it though.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your home is breathtakingly beautiful! Now I'm so ready for fall! (Even if it was 85 degrees yesterday!)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susie Q, Oh wow...I had so much fun strolling through your home and all it's Fall Finery. I love your brown transferware and that little red truck full of candy corn!....well it's just belongs on the front of Southern Living magazine. :)

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Fall at your house is BEAUTIFUL!!

Meggie said...

Hey sweet Sue! Just stopping by to say hello. Haven't been blogging much, lots going on around my house. Hope all is well at Rabbit Run. Your home looks so festive and colorful. I, also, love October.

wendy said...

Wow! Stunning. Just stunning. As per usual.

I loved every single photo and wished you would come decorate MY house.

I sure am glad you post your decoration photos. It's a high point of my year, every season!

Happy sigh.

Gretchen said...

Wow! I am beyond impressed. Love it all. So homey, yet elegant. Welcoming and lovely. Putting the candy corn in the truck is something my grandma would do. She had what we call a "knack" for things of that nature. Clearly, you do, as well. How I wish you lived closer. I'd be dragging you to my house a million times to see if i got it just right. :)

Holly said...

Hello, and thank you for inviting me in! Your fall decorations are beautiful, and as always, your home is welcoming and cozy! I enjoyed my visit with you, and will come back again, soon!

Denise said...

I have just today discovered your wonderful blog via Southern Hospitality's, It's Fall Y'all post.

A few days ago I had pulled out one of my husband's Tonkas and put mini pumpkins in the bed. I thought I was being very clever. Apparently, I'm not the only one with that clever idea. I LOVE the candy corn in your truck. It's wonderful!

I hope you don't mind. I used your photo on my blog along with photos of my truck.

Of course I linked back to your site. This is the first time I have used a photo first and asked permission last. Let me know if you have any objections and I will take the photo away.

Here's the post:

I look forward to following your blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Susie Q, I came over to visit after you left a comment on my blog, and I am so glad that I did. I think I've found a kindred spirit. Love all of your pretty fall decor - I especially love the little boy hugging the turkey, and the little boy riding on the back of the turkey - too cute! I will certainly be adding you to my blog list immediately. laurie

Sassy J said...

Hi Susie! Your home is beautiful and very inviting....I love everything too much to list....but most of all the bunnies....can't believe the holiday's are upon us....can't wait! Jennifer

Melissa said...

I am always so inspired by your home - and wish mine was more "artfully arranged" than cluttered like it is. Maybe one day!

FHL said...

We actually have that very same Johnson Brother plate. I've started using our set as our winter-every-day-dishes after a not so good experience with the movers. So now we use the non-daily items daily, with the thought that if the military moves break them...well at least we enjoyed them while they lasted :o)

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I was tryin' to look at your decorating while talkin' on the phone to my SIL and I couldn't even focus! But I came back to look again...I love the candy corn in the truck...clever idea...and I've never seen it anywhere now I'll be stealing that, thank you very much :))

Just kiddin'...if I had easily accessible candy corn in this house, not only would my butt grow 2 sizes in a day but the cats would all be sugar-crazed...