Be Grateful - Fall Home Tour 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Only three weeks until Thanksgiving.
Seems like Fall has come and is leaving, quickly!

I'm so grateful
to Welcome family and friends into my home
for Thanksgiving.

I'm busy making preparations,
as I'm sure many are!

Beautiful Pillow Purchased From Ann of Sutton Place

Come on in...

My Home
Fall 2012


Just a Simple Gathering of Candleholders for the Dining Room 


Autumn Wreath on Pantry Door

1 Chronicles 16:34 
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.


Linking Post To:

"Better Late Than Never!" Thanksgiving Inspiration
Linky Party

Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday  @ I should be mopping the floor
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty @ The Dedicated House
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Cowgirl Up Party @ Cedarhill Ranch
Gettin' Krafty with It @ Krafty Kat
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rusty Pig
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Fall Harvest Link Party @ Fresh Eggs Daily
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations @ Kristen's Creations Online
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence


On another note,
my prayers continue for those suffering from the aftermath of Sandy.

Living on the Carolina Coast,
we are no strangers to the devastation of hurricanes.

Going through a storm in the heat, 
without of power for days, is tough.
It's uncomfortable, to say the least!

But for the poor folks who are without heat,
more than 1 million in New Jersey
and 650,000 in NYC, the Northern Suburbs, and Long Island
that is unthinkable, beyond misery!
My heart breaks for those homeless and suffering in the cold!

There are two great ways to help....

One, by gathering up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats - for men, women and children of all ages - and sending them to:

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ  08087

Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent. 

Laura a fellow Blogger at Pet Scribbles and Hometalk member (you can read her story on her blog) will receive all packages and immediately take them to the local hurricane shelter for distribution. Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey's coastline. 

Another option to help, click the graphic below if you'd like to make monetary donations...


  1. Thanks Rhonda for the beautiful tour of your home! Love the antique ice chest!

  2. Thank you, Rhonda, for the Fall tour of your lovely home! All of your touches are just perfect. And thank you too, for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

  3. Your home is so elegant and beautifully decorated all the time. I just love looking at it. I always smile when I see Ashley's and David's pictures too and know how they got there. :) Thanks for sharing. You certainly know how to bring a home together so it's no wonder that they always put you on the home tour each year!

  4. So pretty. Love your pillow from Ann, too.

  5. Hi Rhonda! Your home looks so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. LOVE all of your Fall decor - your home looks very inviting!

  7. Rhonda, all of your Fall touches are so pretty! Everything is so elegant; and your home feels so warm and inviting. Your home tour is just fabulous!

  8. You have a beautiful home Rhonda and your touches of fall are gorgeous! Love the antique ice box!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  9. Love it! I love all the fall foliage! Great job!



  10. Your home is lovely! Your decorations are stunning! I love all the elements of Fall you have incorporated into your decor! It's so warm and inviting!

  11. Rhonda your home is beautiful!! Thanks for the tour!

  12. Thanks for the tour! I love the pumpkin you tucked into your flower arrangement!

  13. Rhonda...just loved for Fall home beautiful!...and don't you just love Ann's pillow!!...I so love mine!!

  14. Your home is one of my favorite places to visit. Perfectly attired for fall! And speaking of attire, that sock drive is a great idea. So many people are in need, and with the cold coming, this is a good thing to do. When disaster strikes, I always make a point of giving to the Salvation Army. They are great first responders. They also have low administrative costs which means more for the victims of natural disasters. Mr. Magpie used to be on their board locally, so I guess I tend to think of them when I give. My grandfather volunteered with the Red Cross to get people off of roofs and out of trees when the Mississippi River flooded in 1927. It started up north and flooded all the way down to Louisiana. It was one of the most catastrophic disasters in terms of lives lost. Most people have never heard of it, but i was the Katrina/Frankenstorm of its day.





  15. Sorry about the typos. I am having trouble with this IPAD.

  16. Beautiful arrangements! Love that statue on the divider wall and the tray with the fall leaves and big acorns! Thats a pretty cool ice box too!

  17. Your home looks beautiful!
    Love the little orange owl- so cute!

  18. Thank you for featuring my little pillow cover! Thank you also for joining in the Socks for Sandy project. There could not be a better cause.

  19. Rhonda, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. All your decorations are so the pillow that Ann made. Thanks also for remembering those have sustained loss from Hurricane Sandy. God bless them.

  20. Your home looks lovely and your fall decorations too! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that piece beside your dining table...gorgeous!!!
    So sad the impact of Sandy...

  21. Love, love your home and all the beautiful Fall touches! Just gorgeous!

  22. What a beautiful home you have. I was hooked when I saw "home tour" in your post title. We are neighbors on BNOP link party. Just wanted to be neighborly and say hello. I enjoyed stopping by.

  23. Thanks so much for sharing your BEAUTIFUL home> Can't wait to see your Christmas!!! Love that arrangement with the hydrangeas, so pretty. Thanks for the close up. XO, Pinky

  24. Your home is gorgeous and I love all of your beautiful decorations. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  25. Well it is no wonder I missed this post, I haven't been around here lately. As usual, your home is absolutely gorgeous! I also drool everytime I see a pic of your old ice box. LOVE it!

  26. Your home looks lovely and all ready for Thanksgiving.
    Mary Alice

  27. I love your home! So beautiful.

    I think I'm in love with that pie safe. My mom has one, but yours is much, much older, I think.

    Of course, I want to know where all the painted pieces are? In your booth? :)

    Thanks for linking up.

  28. Your home is beautiful and I love the pie safe. Thanks for sharing your pretty home at the Open House party and I am now a follower.

  29. Your home is beautiful. I love all the fall touches.

  30. Wow-all the 'fall' vignettes in your home are just beautiful!!

  31. So lovely! I think your home is just beautiful dressed for fall! It's all in the details! Thanks for sharing!


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