The weather here during the day has been perfect. Warm sunny days. Perfect for sitting outside on our deck. I'm loving my new computer, the MacBook Pro. I can take it anywhere. No more being stuck inside. This is the best of both worlds, blogging and enjoying the view!
Since the Fall Foliage report said that the colors are at their peak we decided to take a drive. We took the
Cherohala Skyway, "A Drive Above the Clouds" from North Carolina thru the Nantahala National Forest into the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.
Of course we took the doggies along.
The road switchbacked the mountains.
It was a beautiful sunny, warm day.
We made it to the the top.
I can see my house from here!
Great fall views.
I thought ahead and put a pot roast in the crock pot before we left. When we got home hungry at 7:00pm
it was ready. It's always good to walk in the door and smell something delicious cooking. For the recipe click on Rita's Recipes.
We added a thick wood shelf to the wall with the black bear. It's only 7"wide and 82"long, so it fit perfectly in that space.
Then I moved the black camelback trunk underneath .
I moved the antique pottery churns to the side of the trunk.
It stores our out of season clothes.
This is the wall -BEFORE.
This is the wall-AFTER
This is how it started. Our son-in-law, Mike had this piece of wood in his garage. It's a salvage piece from an old bar. He had used most of the wood building a table and had this piece leftover. He knew the scavenger in me would love it. I didn't know exactly where I would use it, but was thinking shelf. He had it sanded in no time so that I could stain it. We loaded it into the van when we left New Jersey.
I found the perfect spot for it, on the bear wall, behind the love seat.
"We" stained it, and attached it to the wall with wrought iron brackets.
It's very thick and rustic looking.
It has a thick bullnose edge and great wood grain.
I couldn't wait to put stuff on it accessorize it.