apples and pumpkin

another Season is upon us … and … I’m ready to embrace all the beauty it brings

like an artist’s canvas nature always amazes me with all the many colors Autumn shares with us … ochre, mustard, browns, shades of green

a time to decorate inside and out to welcome family and friends … pumpkins, branches, leaves, gourds, acorns, walnuts, oh my, there are so many options and I get so excited thinking about all the possibilities to use what we can find in our own backyard

Farmers markets and flea markets are standard go to places this time of the year. Love getting up early Saturday mornings and walking to our local farmers market, my French market basket on my shoulder ready to find area produce, flowers, honey and other goodies as well as chatting with the vendors … such a lovely experience. And, flea markets … LOVE to hunt for new treasures … as with every market, I’m on the trail for ironstone to add to my collection … always at the top of  the “search list”. How about you? Do you go to flea markets with an agenda or just for the fun of it all?

Now, let’s get serious … baking. It’s time to stock up on all the spices needed for making scrumptious pumpkin bars and cakes, molasses crinkles, gingerbread … the aromas that permeate the home … cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, create such an inviting atmosphere for those that visit. If you don’t have time to bake, the stores now have such a wonderful variety of treats to bring home … just place them on a sweet little dish, in a bowl or on a cake stand, place a pumpkin, a leaf or two and a candle by the dish and you’ll have a lovely setting perfect for your guests.

Happy September to each of you …


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