Southern Open House

Submitted by Christi

Come on in, take a tour of the house with it’s fall decorations and have a bite to eat. It’s time for Hooked on House Tours with Hooked on Houses and Foodie Friday with Designs by Gollum.

What is that eerie thing glowing through the window?

What is that eerie thing glowing through the window?

This is a little more welcoming.

This is a little more welcoming.

Good thing that scarecrow is there to keep the crows out of the house plants.

Good thing that scarecrow is there to keep the crows out of the house plants.

Our friends Eve and Nancy at The House of Realty provided us with this big pumpkin with the pretty decorations. They gave these to their customers and vendors. We did their real estate website so we were the lucky recipients of this pretty pumpkin.

Our friends Eve and Nancy at The House of Realty provided us with this big pumpkin with the pretty decorations. They gave these to their customers and vendors. We did their real estate website so we were the lucky recipients of this pretty pumpkin.

You've seen the top of the TV cabinet before, decorated for fall.

You've seen the top of the TV cabinet before, decorated for fall.

And also the coffee table.

And also the coffee table.

Even the table on the back porch.

Even the table on the back porch.

I love decorating for fall. After a long hot summer, it is nice to welcome some cooler temperatures and warm things up on the inside with beautiful fall colors, just as the colors are changing outside as well.

Now, for some refreshments:

Today’s Lagniappe:  Pumpkin Dip
Serve this in a small hollowed out pumpkin with spiced wafers, apple slices or gingersnaps – yummy and pretty.

4 c. powdered sugar
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie filling
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger

Combine sugar and softened cream cheese until well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.


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32 Responses to “Southern Open House”

  1. Geri@heartnsoulcooking Says:

    Love all your fall decorations. GREAT!!! dip for the holidays.
    Geri

  2. Porch Days Says:

    It looks like you had fun with your decorations. Lovely! Isn’t Fall great?

  3. Richella Says:

    Your fall decorations look wonderful! Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Mary Says:

    Very festive! Black Crow are so in this year- though I can’t find them in the few stores we have here!

  5. Shelia Says:

    Hi and what a lovely tour I’ve had at your home! Love your
    Falleness! I too love to decorate for fall. Your home looks lovely!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  6. Judy Says:

    Great dip! Nice job on the decorations:)

  7. Amy @ Living Locurto Says:

    Very cozy! Thanks for the tour:-)

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    Great decorations. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth

  9. Trish@TheOldPostRoad Says:

    Enjoyed the tour!

  10. Shannon Says:

    I love the display on the table on your back porch. Be sure to stop by for a visit, I am having a Posh Porch Party starting next week, and would love to have you link up.

  11. honeysuckle Says:

    I love this pumpkin dip. It is just the thing to make on these fall days to get us in the mood for Halloween! Come join in my first ever giveaway today!

  12. beth Says:

    I love fall! And I love your fall decorations! 🙂

  13. darnold23 Says:

    I love this dip. I’m getting ready to make it next week for a little event we are having:) You have an award waiting for you here: http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2009/10/over-top-award-and-hazelnut-and.html#

  14. Julia @ Hooked on Houses Says:

    Oh, that pumpkin dip sounds really yummy. I have to try that! So glad you could join my house tour party. 🙂

  15. Mary Says:

    You are certainly ready to greet the season. I love what you’ve done around the house and very much like the sounds of your pumpkin dip. It will be nice to have the recipe on hand for the holidays.

  16. Rachael Says:

    Pretty Fall decor…and I am going to steal your pumpkin dip recipe! Yummy!!!!

  17. Live.Love.Eat Says:

    This dip sounds wonderful. Sweet and homey. Just like the decorations!

  18. Stephanie @ A Fine House Says:

    Pumpkin dip! Sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing your fun fall decor.
    Stopping by from Julia’s tour.

  19. My Carolina Kitchen Says:

    I discovered your blog on Dining with Debbie. Congratulations on your award. Your blog is lovely and gingersnaps with the pumpkin dip would be perfect.

    I too am from Arkansas, but my life has taken me many places and we now live in the mountains of western North Carolina. It’s always nice to meet another southern gal. I’ll visit again soon.
    Sam

  20. Margie Says:

    Lovely Fall decorations! What a beautiful big pumpkin your friends gave to you!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Margie

  21. Janell Beals Says:

    The metal pumpkin with the candle burining inside is beautiful! Your home looks very inviting…Janell

  22. rue Says:

    Your house is ready for the season and so pretty! I’m going to make that dip for sure… yum!

    rue

  23. Kelli Says:

    Lovely job of decorating for fall. I’ll soon be dipping when I try out this new recipe!

  24. Sunshine Says:

    Always up for a new recipe! Love the decor!

  25. Sue Says:

    I definitely want to try this dip. I like the table vignette using the metal pumpkin and the crows.
    🙂 Sue

  26. Sue Says:

    The house looks wonderful and the recipe sounds easy and delcious. Thanks!

    Sue

  27. Paula Grace Says:

    I found you from Hooked on Houses! The dip sounds soooo good ~ I cannot wait to make it. This is right in line with my design giveaway. All that’s needed is a picture of a Halloween or Fall vignette to enter and you may win a design for one room! Not just advice ~ a complete design. Check it out! This is the final weekend to enter ~ http://paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/final-entry-day-for-edesign-giveaway.html

  28. amy Says:

    I am certainly going to have to try the dip! Like Martha Stewart? I have her dogs featured on my other blog. Well it is Valeries blog! She is my little dog of 11 years! I enjoyed the fall tour!!

  29. amy cannon Says:

    Thanks for the dip recipe! Everything looks great! I love your photography! I noticed you like Martha Stewart…I have her dogs featured on My Valerie’s Blog. Valerie is my dog of 11 years…I hope you have a good weekend!!!

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  31. Christine Says:

    I love the birds on the table from your back porch!

  32. vickie Says:

    I love your decorations and you dip sounds so good.
    vickie

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