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Autumn … WHAT? How can I be writing about this season when we’re all anxiously awaiting Spring AND Summer?

Since closing my shop I’ve missed seeing so many wonderful people and you know how I love to have fun and be creative … sooooo …

I’ve planned a fun day for those of you who want to join me in welcoming the start of Autumn with all of nature’s beauty …

Autumn House & Garden Tour

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11 am to 3 pm

there will be lots of creative ideas for your Fall decorating both inside and out … yummy treats … a surprise take-home gift … AND … a good old-fashioned farmhouse yard sale in the back garden …

To make this even more fun … Summer House Farm is also holding their Fall Open House that weekend so those attending the tour will receive 10% coupons to shop at this wonderful vintage venue … plus … there are other sweet shops in town to visit … so great day to hop in your cars and bring your friends

more details will be posted closer to the event date … I’m so excited I can barely sit on my chair to write this … did I say I LOVE to share fun (I think I’ve used that word a FEW times but that’s how I feel) …

wishing you all a BEAUTIFUL day …

 

 

 

it’s a blustery day outside … so … I decided to work on garden plans

last season I started creating a backyard “sanctuary” … it was turning out nicely but … wasn’t really the direction I wanted to go … then decided to take things apart and start over … so far, I’ve graphed out a new design that will do the trick … now … just have to wait until Spring

anxious for the loveliness of the fresh new season too? Here’s a fun project to keep you inspired until then …

HERBS

easy to find (local grocer, nursery, flower market) … easy to grow

grow them in mason jars, tin cans, clear drinking glasses, tin cups, vintage containers, and of course, clay pots

use them as decoration … have a long wood or metal tray? Place a row of all rosemary or thyme down the middle of the tray as a display on the dining room table, desk, cupboard. Instead of flowers, have a bouquet of rosemary or flat leaf parsley on a desk, accent table, a sweet little cubby. Hang rosemary by the shower, the hot water will infuse the area with the plant oils … lovely aroma.

but for everyday use, keep herbs on a tray, on a ledge or windowsill, hang on hooks in your kitchen … beautiful to look at … delicious in cooking

have fun and a beautiful day sweet friends

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wishing all of you the merriest Christmas …

cedar chair

a little dusting of snow overnight started me thinking about pulling elements together for holiday decorating, baking, entertaining …

Don’t you just love this time of year?

 

orange roses

friend·ship

(frĕnd′shĭp′)

n.

1. The quality or condition of being friends.
2. A friendly relationship
3. Friendliness
so, today I planned to take a little road trip to a vintage show … what I didn’t expect was to see old friends and meet new ones … what an absolute treat it is to share hugs, laughter, stories, all while standing in line …
isn’t it a wonderful gift we can give to ourselves … friendship
to all of you, have a BEAUTIFUL weekend …

campfire

now all that’s needed are the marshmallows …

Don’t you just love this time of year? The beautiful outside canvas nature provides … creating inside Autumn vignettes in our homes … thinking about the Thanksgiving menu … can you believe it’s almost November??? I get so excited thinking about the family and friends who will be visiting for the holidays … new recipes to try out … I’ve stocked up on fresh spices so I’m ready for baking, baking and more baking …

Thought I would share a recipe from author Susan Branch … enjoy!!!

susan branch

have a beautiful day everyone!!!

 

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enjoy everything about this month …

wishing each of you a beautiful day