Thanks for your kind thoughts from the previous post. Everything is really ok. And believe me, ok is much better than horrible. People tell me I’m strong, and I don’t know about that. I think that you never know just how strong you are until something comes along and forces you to be so.
Tonight before I go to bed, I spent a bit of time perusing beautiful things that I love for autumn so that I could share them with you. I can’t afford most of them, and I don’t need any of them . . . but hey, it doesn’t hurt to look, does it? Besides, looking at beautiful things lowers your blood pressure, calms your worried mind, and generally gives you a peaceful easy feeling. Really, it does. I think I read that somewhere.
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I fell in love with these velvet pumpkins when I first saw them a couple of years ago. There are many imitations out there, but it’s the stems and the squiggles that give away the originals. Too bad they’re super expensive.
But they’re really gorgeous. And I love those little acorns, too.
Saw these ceramic pumpkins in the Pottery Barn catalog last month. I have a spot ready on my shelf for a trio of them. Unfortunately, I’m making a car payment this month (for the first time in years) so these will be out of the picture.
Punched Ceramic Pumpkin Luminaries – Pottery Barn
I love these tea towels, though. And they would look perfect in the manor house kitchen.
I may order the feather one. I think I can afford that.
Handcrafted Dishtowels from LoveFeast Shop
Mercury glass is always a beautiful holiday accent, and when it’s etched, it makes it even more distinctive. I love looking at autumn décor.
Etched Mercury Glass Pumpkin – Pottery Barn
There was a time when my boys were young and I was crafty. That sounds weird, I know, but I was into crafting. I was one of the first customers to sign on for Martha Stewart’s new magazine back in 1990 – Martha Stewart Living. I believe I have several years worth of catalogs packed away somewhere in the attic. These celestial pumpkins were featured in an issue in the 90’s or the early 2000’s and I remember making several of them for my front porch that year.
Martha Stewart – Celestial Pumpkins
I actually made these, too, using tools I found in my husband’s toolbox. They are time-consuming, but they are incredibly gorgeous when finished. I’d rather invest in a ceramic one, though, and spend the time I saved doing some knitting or reading. Or hell, drinking.
* snort *
Martha Stewart – Lace-Patterned Pumpkins
And finally, vintage cards for Halloween.
These are just plain old-fashioned fun.
Sundance Vintage Halloween Cards
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I’m off to bed early again. It seems to help.
And I’m only boring on the weekdays.
Hope you liked my autumn décor offerings. If I’m not back tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Until later then . . .