This is myself, the mister and the grandaughter Gracie.
Normally we cut our own, but there were so many beautiful trees already cut and on display in the barn, we couldn’t resist the warmth involved in choosing one inside.
Gracie seemed to enjoy the festivities although I don’t think she quite understood why we passed her around for so many photo ops.
Being sure the tree was secure took a lot of deliberation…
But in the end, it was all good!
The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! ~Charles N. Barnard
our wonderful dog who is an English Setter. He is showing his holiday spirit in front of our RED front door with it’s RED wreath.
~”Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~Roger Caras
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A local orthodontist has these gigantic pumpkins carved every year and puts them in the front of his office for the passerbys to enjoy.
I am not only in awe of the size but also of the work it took to carve them. The largest one stands about four feet high.
It’s a very traveled street so they are seen by many and always enjoyed.
What a Halloween treat!
~”Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch” ~ Linus
I took a ride with my son, his wife and their daughter Gracie to see the beautiful October foliage and to get our pumpkins.
We were headed to their friend Matt’s house. He grows pumpkins and sells them in the barn outside of the farmhouse he is remodeling.
After a look around we easily settled on a few. There was one imparticular little pumpkin in the patch that we couldn’t resist…
she’s a keeper.
~”I never met a pumpkin I didn’t like”.~unknown
and the flowers seem to be making their last hurrah,
as are the monarchs as they flutter along their journey stopping for a rest on a random butterfly bush flower or nasturtium.
~”Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.”~ Doug Larson
Although it is spitting a bit of rain here and there today and the temperatures are only in the high fifties, the temperatures over the past few weeks have been sweltering and we have had very little rain.
and succeeding, mostly.
Last Friday, my husband and I hit the Madison- Bouckville Antique Show. I thought it would be fun to show for VTT. It is a huge gathering with over one thousand dealers in upstate NY. It’s in the middle of corn fields surrounded by more corn fields. Really pretty. We look forward to it every year.
This time we went on a Friday and skipped the actual show that you have to pay to get into, and just visited the dealers that rent space in the main street. There are more than enough to keep us entertained for a full day and their prices are better outside of the show. There are all kinds of great food, snacks, beverages and most importantly cool stuff.
I always spend the first hour or so being completely overwhelmed and then my mind focuses and I find things that interest me.
One of the things that I noticed a lot of, were metal chairs like the ones my back yard is full of. I just recently posted about redoing a few I found on the curb. At the show, they sold for at least 38 dollars or more, in curbside condition, as you can see in the photo. None of them were fixed up at all. Pricey, I thought.
I bought a few items for my garden from an artist there that did lawn ornaments and trellises.
My big find of the day was the wonderful chaise lounge from the same eras as my metal chairs. I had never seen one of these before and we were absolutely thrilled to find it. We promptly snatched that up for $40. The arms are a well worn red and the wheels are red too. I am now on a mission to find the best fabric to make a cushion for it. It was a great find. I will post pictures of the finished project soon.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson
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