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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Sweet September


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!

5 comments:

Felicia said...

I'm ready for fall but the weather around my neck of the woods isn't cooperating :)

salina said...

What great fun that must have been for you to be able to go through all that old stuff of your aunt's. Although "treasure would be the better word to describe it I'm sure.:)
A happy end of summer to ya!

Lynda said...

It sounds like you found a goldmine at your great-aunt's! I'd do the same thing ~ grab everything that I could to keep it from falling into the hands of strangers. Enjoy your new treasures ~ and Autumn! ♥

bluemuf said...

I've been meaning to comment since Saturday, but you know how it is.
I so enjoyed this post for many reasons. I love fall and I had so much fun reading about your adventure going through all your aunts treasures. Also, I have ordered the French Inspired Decorating and also the Jewelry book.
Nothing new on my blog, but I'm hoping to post in the morning.

Karen
Bluemuf

Mary said...

Loved hearing about all those treasures.
Hope you can take a minute to visit my blog - I've tagged you!

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