Sunday, September 13, 2009


What to post...what to post???

Ah...chocolate is always my Fall candy dish! Yes?

... and my new Welcome pumpkin I bought yesterday in a fit of ...Fall fury!

New Williams Sonoma tablecloth..deep red and luscious! See the Roosters?

And a (sort of) close up! LOVE it! My bud pj is getting it in GOLD...wait til you see it!!

See these stools?? Well..the next time you see them..they will be black. Tomorrow morning...the paint comes out...

And yesterday after lunch with my sweet daughter, Mary, we went shopping and I bought these cabbage leaves for some texture. I saw them on one of our tablescapes..but for the life of me I cannot recall which one. But to whoever it was...THANK YOU for the inspiration!

OMG!! In broad daylight one cannot hide! I nearly fainted when I saw the mass of wrinkles! walker or cane I'm ahead of the game! 73 is closing in for this old October babe! YIKES!

Love and hugs,


  1. Your fall decor is wonderful, Mona!! And how brave you are to paint those chairs black...they are going to look so cool!!

    ADOR!! your close~up. 73??????? No way! If so, 73 is the new 53!!

    Love Ya, Mona!


  2. Hi Mona, I am a new reader, I just love your site! I love your decorating style! Such great ideas for me, thank you!

  3. The stools are going to look good in black. I think black anchors a room. And I love your welcome pumpkin. Those are my colors anyway. I love those colors so much that I painted my laundry room a burnt orange.

  4. I cannot believe you will be 73! What is your secret?! I have that same "welcome" pumpkin, only mine says "Blessings".
    I really like your blog!

  5. LOVE the WS tablecloth with roosters!! Your stools are going to look wonderful in black. And you my sweet friend are one of the most beautiful 73 year olds I have ever seen!

  6. MonaGirl...

    You look LOVELY DAW-LINK! :) Did you know I was 23 years old when I had my are almost 23 years older than me...that means you could easily be my Momma! I think you are BEAUTIFUL and I sooo hope I look as good as you when I'm your age. LOVELY!

    I can't wait to see your stools painted black! Yum!

    Love to you...Rebecca PS: I want to know the secret of your energy? I'd like to bottle it up and market it! :)

  7. 73... are you kiddin me Mona girl?!!!!! You loook FABULOUS!!!and the way I see it with the wrinkle thing...You earned every little one of them... their yours, no-one else has those very ones... As my daughter-in-law says "Embrace those wrinkles"...Lol, I've been trying to do my best !Ha! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  8. Hi Mona, I love sharing your Halloween/autumn decorations.

    If you can look so amazing in full light and so full of light then as I have always known growing into a mature and beautiful wise womanhood is a great thing. Something to never be fearful of but to do as you and live it and be joyous in it.

  9. Yes, chocolate is always good. And so are the rooster items in the WS catalog. I got my rooster plates from them. Love that red, rooster tablecloth!

    And you in that red shirt! FABULOUS! You look beautiul and happy!

    We'll have to go bar, oops I mean blog hopping together again to celebrate our October birthdays!


  10. Hi Mona,
    Your Autumn decor is wonderful! I so love that red rooster tablecloth, oh yes ! I can't wait to see the black chairs, great idea~ You look fabulous for almost 73. My mom was only 20 when she had me and she is 73! You two are great tributes to that year~ Hugs, Cindy

  11. You look fabulous.... !! And hey, a blogger at age 73, well that's just way too neat, Mona. You are a model of perfection to those of us born in other decades. Smart, gorgeous, a heart of gold, loving mother, adoring wife, grandmother, home decorator, smart shopper.... what more could a gal ask for?

    Your friend always,

  12. The 70 year olds of today are not like the 70 yr olds from yesterday, are they. Such vital lives they live ... you look very nice, Mona.

    Your home is beautifully decorated for the season. Am immensely enjoying the tours.

    Have a beautiful week ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  13. There is just so much inspiration!! Every time I come here, my list of things to do gets longer..!! ;0) The stools will look great black. As for the wrinkles... you don't look 73. Plus, I plan on looking like a shar-pei when I get older. Wrinkles are like little stories... memories of fun times. Although... again I say you don't look 73!! ;0)

  14. Did someone say chocolate? I heard it way over from my blog. Hey sweet lady, haven't you heard the 70's are the new 40's? I hit 57 at 6:00am this morning and let me tell you 70 is lookin' younger that I dreamed it could. You are beautiful! Have a wonderful day...I'm gonna!!!

  15. Mona, I'm just gonna skip all the way through your gorgeous pictures and tell you that I'm so jealous that you got the WS tablecloth. I bought the dish towels and have been so happy to look at them. :)

    Also, you are gorgeous yourself!

  16. Hi Mona, love all your Fall goodies especially the welcome pumpkin.....the colors of everything just speak to my heart!

    Love your are as cute as a button!!

    Hugs, Barb :-)

  17. Hi Dear Mona! You're really getting your fallness one! Honey, you'll always be a spring chicken in my book! You're beautiful!
    Be a sweetie and an early Happy Birthday!
    Shelia ;)

  18. Choclate! Can never get enough of it :-) When I see Your pumpkin decorations I wish we celebrated Halloween here too :-) We have almost nothing in the pumpkin way over here.
    Have a great day now!

  19. Your home is beautiful and so are you!! I don't see any's all in you imagination!
    Hugs, Susan

  20. I am so are all decorated for Fall already. Looks beautiful.

    And there is no way you are close to 73. No way. You look fabulous. No joking here.

  21. Mona you are beautiful and I can only hope that I look as good as you when I get in my 70's...I love your blog and look forward to reading everyone of your post.
    Have a great week,
    from the Great Pacific NW

  22. Mona, you saw those leaves on my Thrifty Treasures post back in July. I love mine! I was informed that they are NOT cabbage leaves, as I thought. Apparently, they are Collard leaves! Cabbage, collard.... We like them! huh? Love the tablecloth. I'll have to show you my new one real soon. Chocolate? Did someone say chocolate? yummmm the mouth drools at the sound of chocolate....
    hugs, Sue

  23. You are photogenic! And your home is lovely! The black really stands out in a home. Can't wait to see what the stools look like!

  24. Beautiful lady decorates beautifully for the autumn season!

  25. You're very photogenic Mona! And 73 without cane and walker is an accomplishment, in my opinion... she says with creeky knees.

  26. Hi Mona,
    All your fall decorating is lovely and so festive. There's a lot of fun at your house..
    By the way you look "Marvelous".
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  27. are the most beautiful and young looking 72 yr. old, EVER!!! I love your pretty hair!
    That red cloth is to die for...Oh, gosh...maybe I should have ordered the red? I just today got an email that my gold one will be here the 16th...that's tomorrow. I'm excited. I so so so hope mine looks as good in my dining room as YOURS does!!
    I don't have much fall decorations...I am working on something for my centerpiece on my table, after the new cloth gets here....something......FRENCH...of COURSE~!~

  28. Mona, you look GREAT! You sure don't look 72 girl! Have a great week!

  29. What a great red tablecloth and with roosters too. Can't wait to see the stools black. I have some I have been wanting to paint that are hunter green at present. Thanks for sharing your fall decor.

  30. thank you very much for the nice words in my blog..sometimes i also avoid talking too personal things in my blogs...i already learned after a very bad experience with a friend i long as we are doing the right thing, we don't need to be afraid of anything or even somebody! Cheers and stay healthy and happy all the time! God bless you always!

  31. Are you kidding about the 73??? I am 57 and my mother-in-law is 80 and people often think we are sisters--do you know how that makes me feel!! Alls I can say is you surely don't look your age if that is indeed your age!

  32. Oh Mona -- you have 72 years of beautiful on your face! You look gorgeous! Love what you've shared with us this week!

  33. This is my first time on your blog, I really enjoyed it and plan on following you. You are a beautiful lady, friendly looking face and beautiful lips. You have natural beauty! sandi


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