Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall in the mountains

There is something special about fall in the mountains, even when it's late. And nowhere is autumn more beautiful than Balsam Mountain Preserve. Here are more of the outdoor areas I got to add my touch to -- starting with the main entrance.

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Again, I really like to keep things natural, organic and rustic with corn stalks, straw bales, pumpkins and mums. 

I used different coordinating fabrics and ripped sections in different sizes to make these bows. 

At the Sales Gallery, simplicity is the theme.

Squirrels have already been feasting on the corn😀

The main security gate is the first place people are greeted, so I wanted it to be welcoming and festive. 

As I said in the last post, this place is so beautiful that it doesn't need anything, but a few welcoming touches certainly make it feel like home. 

Please follow along on Instagram for more behind the scenes at Balsam Mountain Preserve as well as here at home. 

You can see more of my work at Balsam Mountain Preserve by clicking on the links below.

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  1. Wow, Anita this is so pretty and so perfect for Fall. Love all the pumpkins and the gorgeous mums. Your wonderful calico bow is fabulous too.

  2. Beautiful autumn, wonderful decorations.

  3. Beautiful, Anita. I would love to visit here.

    1. Thank Pinky! Come for a visit! They have cabins available!

  4. this is just so beautiful...but how do you keep the critters from eating the corn ???

    1. Thank you! Like I mentioned in the post, the squirrels do get into the corn sometimes, but as long as they don't tear it down, we're good:-)

  5. Your beautiful decorations make me want to visit! It's obvious that the squirrels have excellent taste!