Here is the missing photo from yesterday of the bread rack full of plants.

The plants have moved into the porch with a couple still in the entryway.  This is the other big fern I brought in but didn’t trim.

And a friend from church was going to let her begonias freeze so I rescued them.  Here’s the biggest one that needs some tender loving care.


27 thoughts on “Wednesday 

  1. Nancy Watkins

    Love the old tin wash tub with the plant in it. Where did you get the beautiful gray rug on the floor?

    1. Mary Etherington

      Rug came from Target 2 years ago. I got new living room rugs and the gray one got moved to the entry outside.

  2. Michele

    Will you come decorate my place? Pumpkins of all colors and sizes are ready to find the perfect spot- I just don’t know where the heck that spot is. ! I’ll come dog sit while you do this. 😉

  3. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    Love the corn and crow quilt! Is that one of your own designs? Perfect for this time of year. I made roasted pumpkin soup this week and we ate it looking at our trees turning gold and red…

    1. Mary Etherington

      Yes, the quilt is a Country Threads design from many years ago – I believe it was actually called Crow on the Corn – real original, huh?

  4. Martha C Engstler

    I love plants too. The begonia is so interesting. I can see why you didn’t want to let that one die. I have a couple I started from seeds that came from Germany about five years ago. Right now they need a little extra care which I hope to give them now that they are inside. I have a sun room with about a dozen orchids that I put under the deck in summer and in the sun room in winter. They bloom in spite of not getting much care. Your plants look wonderful and your decorating gives such a nice cozy feeling.

  5. Launa

    Mary, Very nicely done!! I’d like a succulent like you have in the white container by the capital E. What a lovely fall display you’ve created.
    Our fall weather has started…it’s overcast and little cooler today. Early morning was wonderful low 60’s.

    1. Mary Etherington

      Launa – that succulent is called a pencil tree. I have another one that’s 6′ tall. Someone warned me that the plant is poisonous to dogs.

  6. Bernadette Jackson

    Yes, the little crow quilt is so cute. Mary, I love how you live with so many quilts on display, and you are not afraid to use them! I have been wondering for some time now — is there a way to get a full screen view of each photo? I have to scroll up and down and left and right to take in the total area of each picture.

    1. Mary Etherington

      Really? It’s got to be a setting on your computer because nobody else has told me this. Wish I could help – if I think of anything, I’ll let you know.

      1. Betty Klosterman

        I just double click on the picture and bingo then I print it out for future reference.

  7. Carol

    I double tap each photo to see it enlarged on my iPad, Bernadette Jackson ….I too love anything with a crow on it (except my bird feeders…they don’t share with the little guys!) that begonia leaf is a lovely spiral, like a seashell! Love it! Good call to rescue it.

  8. Cynthia Arneson

    Mary, I love that quilt in the entry way! I’m wondering is there any chance the pattern can be purchased some place? I sure hope so! Love your blog and enjoy EVERY THING about it. Take care and enjoy Fall…it’s my favorite time of the year. I miss it since I now live in the desert and have for 36 years…I still miss Fall after all this time. 🙂

  9. Betty Klosterman

    Yes, your decorating is great. My “decorating” consists of piles of different fabrics laying all over the place. I love seeing your home and how you fix up everything and especially all the plants. Does that begonia grow from a bulb? And does it go dormant in the winter? I’ve seen them, but have no experience. Used to have a lot of plants but this house doesn’t have good light. I do have a big spider plant over the bathtub in a south window which my husband hates with a passion. I just tell him to be careful as it eats men!

      1. Sherry Whalen

        Oh dang it! I have a beautiful begonia that I bought this spring, it is HUGE now and still has lovely yellow and orange flowers all over it. I was going to ask you what to do with it this fall. I just brought it in and hung it in a south window in our lower level, hopefully sunny and cooler is the way to go…… I guess we will have to learn together!

  10. Cindy Sabinske

    Tell me what the names of the plants in the bottom photo are! Interesting ones.

  11. Ann Barlament

    Your bread rack made me think of my cousins portable bunk bed. The top is a single and the bottom is 3/4 width. My cousin packs it full of plants, some hanging on the edge. Then in spring it gets rolled outside and hangs a sheet over it on cooler nights (one person’s junk is another person’s treasures).

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      That’s what I do with the bread rack, too, but I love the bunk bed idea!

  12. Scarlett

    I love your “Crow on the Corn” quilt, you don’t have any patterns left of it do you? Do you have one in the closet you want to sell?

  13. ChristieB

    I want to come sit in your porch! Love all the plants nestling in for the winter. Those are some fantastic pumpkins in your entryway below the Crow on the Corn wall quilt love how you have it displayed! HUGS… and stitches

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