Monday, September 24, 2007
Well, Fall has finally arrived and although the days are hot, the nights are nice and cool and I dont mind the warmer then usual temperatures. The trees have a slight auburn color which is slowly covering each tree with the brilliant palette of fall. I must apologize for my two week vacation from blogland. I did have things to show you (yeah, yeah, how many times has she said that?) I really did, but I have just been soooo busy. Busy with all sorts of things, especially work. Ughhh, anyways I have been waiting to post up my new blog header, made by myself for this fall season. I finally got Photoshop Elements, so I was able to start doodling in digi scrapbooking. Remember, I'm a newbie at this, so dont expect too much ;)
I have been soo excited lately for Fall, all of the events that happen, the hayrides, and mazes, as well as the trips to buy pumpkins, mums and gourds at the farm. I pass by my local farm stand every morning, and I just love it as the sun is rising and the ghostlike fog is still hovering over the remaining sunflowers and zinnias. I also drive by slow everyday, and even at seven o'clock in the morning, the workers are out their loading those beautiful cinderella pumpkins and the new halloween decorations. I'm tellin ya' these people probably think I'm crazy since I slow down to see what new items they are loading. Over the weekend they began to lay out the pumpkins for selection, and the rows and rows of soon blooming mums are waiting to be transplanted. Today I thought I would show you some books I found at the thrift store, from 1867 (top) to 1951 (bottom) these books along with their colors fit perfectly with the colors in my room. And of course I had to show you a collection of the ever-growing October magazine issues which offer tons of Fall inspiration. That reminds me, tomorrow I have to take out the fall decorations and start getting this place cozied up. Goodbye pastels and hello burnt orange and cranberry! I promise I will share some sneak previews of my Halloween Hat swap project that I am working on, I'll post them this week! Okay, well thats all for now, wishing you crisp fall mornings, and a tasty orchard fresh apple!
ps: How much do you enjoy fall?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I am just going to say that I am truly, deeply and completely sorry for deserting you once again. I do have some reasons as to why I took a "Blogiday" (ehem.. more like week(s)" but I know from some of the blogs that I read daily that even when they are busy, which is a much busier busy then mine, they still take the time share a few creations or inspirations. I not only ignored you for a week, but I also ignored my favorite blogs. Boy I'll tell ya, I have got some reading to do!!
Anyways, I promise I will try to update it at least twice a week, if not three times, especially now with the new Fall season coming up, and adventures for buying mums, pumpkins and ghourds, as well as finding the perfect Halloween candy and showing you the process of my Halloween Hat swap!! So, you know you are in for a treat in the next few months with all of the Holidays and get togthers. Ladies I just can't wait!! The images I am sharing with you today are of some of my Great Aunt's old hats full of vintage millinery flowers, and velvet ribbons, ohh and I especially love that pink one!!! I grabbed as many as I could hold, since she is planning on throwing them away. Now I can display them and whenever I look at them, I will always remember my Aunt Cida! Since today is a very important date in the lives of many, I am sending hats off to you, as well as to those who have lost a loved one on todays anniversary six years ago. I send my hopes and prayers to those who have lost someone, and many thanks to those who helped in the dismal weeks after as well as the many years fighting in the war. God Bless you all!!
9/11 Forever in our Hearts...
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I cannot believe that it is already the first day of September!! I am happily suprised, but Summer just flew by so quickly. I have been reading my daily blogs throughout the night, and I have discovered that today was a beautiful day all throughout the country. In my neck of the woods it was sunny, bright blue skies all day, with puffy white clouds and a cool breeze. The perfect entrance into Fall. I believe that Fall is my favorite season, since it's not too hot and not too cold, and the natural surroundings are glorious. The smell of apple cider and pumpkin pie entice your senses, and haystacks and pumpkins line every doorway. Fall is a time, that no matter what neighborhood your passing through, every house takes the time to spruce up a little bit. If I am not mistaken, I believe Fall is a world renowned favorite season of us bloggers.
Alrighty, well lets change the topic for a bit and travel on to craft supplies... Long story short, my Great Aunt is moving from the house that she has occupied for I believe her entire married life, and she is giving away all of the "stuff" that she has. Now, I like to collect things, pretty things, but my Aunt, well she is the hoarder of all things "vintage." Whether it's a plastic bag for a plaid comforter from 1978 or my Great Grandmothers writing desk, you can find it in her basement. She is planning on putting everything to the curb in a few weeks, and when I heard this, my sister and I drove over to her house to get as many family heirlooms as possible. I mean, I don't want the trunk that my grandparents brought over from Sicily getting picked up by some stranger. So we discovered so many things in that basement, and we even need to rent a storage unit to hold it all until we find more space. As for little things, I now have found the family culprit as to where I get my "creative gene." I know my gardening comes from my maternal Grandmother, maternal Great Grandfather, and paternal Grandfather. And my decorating/ housekeeping/ cooking gene comes from my two Grandmothers, but I never knew where I got that little crafty gene, even though my mom did enjoy sewing at one point in her life. And when I uncovered that old plastic sheet in a dingy corner in her basement, I unearthed countless numbers of mica flakes, glass glitters, buttons, and bags of colored glass which I took as well. Even though my Great Aunt was into knitting and crocheting, she still enjoyed Glitter!! I brought home countless goodies, such as old hats, my Great Grandmothers tea cup collection, family linens, etc. I am just happy to have these items passed down the family tree instead of into some strangers living room! The pictures today show the glitter I found and my method of getting the dingy smell out of old buttons... Good old soap n' water!! Until next time, wishing you fabulous "Fall" days and some family treasures!