A Met Monday Autumn Wreath and some Awesome Homes!

Did you all have a lovely week-end?  We spent our's in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  We awoke   Saturday morning  to a light dusting of snow!  This left me feeling a bit grumpy, we should be in the sixties instead it's like late November.  Dan and I were able to take a beautiful drive  up to Lake Minnetonka, an area NW of the cities. The view out the window was definately autumn but the temperature certainly wasn't.   But first it's my  Met. Monday and I present to you my humble little wreath.  No before, but all  the supplies were purchased at Wal-Mart for a total of about $10.


I  used some floral picks to insert the gourds, pumpkin and fruit and a glue gun for the rest.  Simple to do and I look the look next to our stone.

Now for my little home tour.  The area around Lake Minnetonka has some  gorgeous homes.  Many are in the 1-3 million range. I think a lot of executives and a few viking players live along here.  As we drove along, with  my mouth wide open I still  managed to snap a few pics.   If you look closely, you can still see a little snow on the shrubs.


You can view a little bit of the lake through the awesome stone patio.

What gorgeous windows!  Fun to dream, I can't imagine the taxes though.

This is my all time favorite!  I love the door, the stone work, the curved archway.

A more sweeping view!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit Susan for some awe inspiring Met. Mondays!  I am also hooking up with Roeschel for DIY Fall Festival party.  Visit her lovely blog for some great inspiring posts!      Happy Monday!!  Cindy 


  1. Cindy, your wreath is so pretty! Gorgeous home tour, too!


  2. The wreath is so pretty. I love the pumpkins and gourds on it. The homes are stunning. What dream houses they are. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh, Cindy! Those are some amazing houses. SO neat!

    And I love, love, love your wreath!

    I'm glad you took us on this tour with you. I enjoy seeing homes in other sections of the country.


    Sheila :-)

  4. Hi Cindy! You did a wonderful job on your Fallness of wreath! It's lovely. How I've enjoyed the tour of the neighborhood! That rock on that most gorgeous home reminded me of my uncle - he was a stone mason in Alabama!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Those houses... WOW! I love to drive through neighborhoods I will NEVER be able to afford.. don't know if I would want to! I get all sorts of ideas, especially for our yard.

  6. Your wreath is so pretty...good job! Creativity is an awesome thing, it feels good! The houses are beautiful...not sure I'd want any of them though...I'll bet they are so expensive to maintain! Come say hi :D

  7. Cindy, your wreath is beautiful, you talented lady! I enjoyed the house tour. Although these are large homes, they look so charming with their roof angles and stone. Snow!! Wow! I'm not ready to even hear about that! laurie

  8. I love your Wreath and the tour of homes was very nice!

  9. Cindy, what a pretty wreath! Love it.

  10. Gorgeous wreath and I love the houses too. But to last one with the rocks looks more like a chapel to me...

  11. Hi Cindy! I LOVE your wreath! It's perfect for fall! And what a beautiful home tour! Thanks so much for showing me around! I enjoyed it!

    Thanks for adding your creativity to the Fall Festival!


  12. Your wreath turned out very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tour of homes. No snow here thank goodness, but temps have been below normal.

  13. Oh my, Cindy! You are making me drool so early in the morning. Those homes are gorgeous! I like your new autumn wreath too....Christine

  14. I love all the stone used for those beautiful homes. I also like the touch of the Indian Corn on your wreath. I haven't gotten any this year, and it is always so pretty.


  15. Hi Cindy,
    Your wreath is just beautiful. Love the little white pumpkin! You did a fabulous job!

    Those homes are stunning! What I wouldn't do for a tour of the insides!!!! I love the paver driveway on the first home, the covered patio on the second home, the lucious wood trim on the 3rd home, and the chimney on the last one.

    I'm hearing the "S" word a lot lately around blogland. I sure don't want any until Christmas! This is way too early. Thank goodness it disappeared quickly!

    Have a beautiful day my friend! Hugs, Loretta

  16. The wreath is beautiful and I like the fist home the best. It looks so magical.


  17. Cindy - darling wreath! Love it! Oh, those homes.....wowee! Beautiful! Linda

  18. Your wreath is fabulous! And thanks for sharing the houses. They were beautiful.

  19. Nice wreath; I especially love the little corn!! Those houses are gorgeous--but think of all the work to maintain--however, guess they can afford to hire someone or ones!!

  20. Great wreath Cindy. It does look so pretty on you stone wall. I've got some appleplacemats for you!

  21. Cindy, Sherry said that you were going to bring a couple of people with you to the Az. Blogger lunch. I need to know how many and also what you want to eat. You can go to Gooseberries Tea Room on line and see their menu. I have to place our lunch order in advance for a larger group. You can email me your orders and how many at astrollthrulife@gmail.com. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  22. Amazing homes! I want one!
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. Your wreath is so pretty, the checked bow perfect for Applestone Cottage!
    Too soon for snow! Still very green here..

  24. The wreath is a wonderful welcome!

    I want to live in those houses! Thanks for the tour of the area, it's nice to see new places.

  25. My goodness these homes are just beautiful!
    I think it would be fun to live in one for a little while but isure wouldn't want to clean them...but I guess a house this expensive they have house keepers.


  26. First of all I love your header! So Fall! Those apples are beautiful and yummy looking! Your wreath came out great! I agree...it looks good against the stone wall. Thank you for sharing the tour of the homes. One can only dream!! Oh...I also ready your previous post about the dear and the apples!! I enjoyed it! Hugs!!

  27. Hi Cindy, You created a pretty wreath~ I especially like the Indian corn you added to it. Lovely home tour, too. I always enjoy a lookie-loo side trip when I travel... Hope you enjoy your trip to AZ. hugs, Sue

  28. Hi Girlfriend...

    Just coming by to say hello and see what you've been up to! Sorry that I haven't been by for awhile...all this snow and cold has me a little under the weather...making all my old, fibromyalgia bones hurt! We still have lots of snow on the ground although it is starting to melt. It's supposed to be up in the 60's for this coming weekend...can't wait! Brrrr!!!

    I see that you've been busy, my friend! I love your new autumn wreath! You did a fabulous job!!! I always like the wreaths with the fruit and gourds...so pretty! Love how you added in the wheat stalks...I like the wispy feel of it! Simply gorgeous and you're right, I love how it looks against the stone of your house!!! Ohhh...what a fabulous drive! Those homes are fabulous, aren't they? I love all the tall, deep pitched roof lines...so very pretty! I really like the homes with the stone...love the one that is your favorite with that arch and darling little cottagy door! If we ever decide to build again...I would love to have stone...something like your house...I love that look!!! In fact, your home would be just perfect for me! wink! I love the stone and the cottage feel of it...it really is beautiful!

    Well Darlin'...what do you have going this week? Anything fun going on? Hehe! I'm not getting a thing done...mainly laying around! I need to get in gear and do some blog posts...maybe in the next day or two!

    Love ya, Sweetie!

  29. Hi Cindy, those are some houses! Your wreath is so lovely. And, I love your header!!

    Barb ♥

  30. Hi Cindy,
    I don't know how I missed this post...I just got so far behind in reading my favorite blogs that I got a bit overwhelmed I guess. Anyway...I LOVE the wreath..very pretty! I really need to get my creative juices flowing but I'm having a hard time getting into the 'groove' so to speak. I'm sure it will come back to me one of these days. I LOVE looking at houses..these are all beautiful but I LOVE the pale yellow with the stone...if I could pick it up and put it on our farm I'd be VERY happy. Then again I probably would change my mind the first time I had to clean it ;) I'm having fun catching up with you. Maura :)


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy