Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

OK, so I wouldn't exactly call it "carving"...more pumpkin "drilling." My arm got tired drilling so many holes so George had to finish it off.

Happy Halloween!

Moon Photos

When we went to put our pumpkin outside I noticed the moon looked great through the branches of the trees. It was also super windy and warm.

The exposure on these photos was like 20 seconds and the clouds were moving so it gave an eerie effect.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

I found these little beauties at World Market. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. They totally remind me of Mexican Day of the Dead skeletons and I thought the gold tooth was a nice touch.

I had them in the kitchen for a while before we put them up and they kind of creeped me out. But I love them on the porch. They will look super spooky for Halloween...I can't wait!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Striped Pillows

I made these striped pillows a couple weeks ago. I love love love the fabric. It is a Ralph Lauren fabric from Calico Corners. Next spring I am going to reupholster the settee these pillows are sitting on. I am either going to do a nice grey blue or butter color. I am not super crazy about the choices from Sunbrella so I am putting the decision off until spring.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Cookies

My friend Mary makes the best halloween cookies. They have cream cheese icing and are irresistable. I think I ate about 5 or 6 that night.

The photo below made me laugh because it is kind of a sad little happy face.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kitty on Candlewicking

I got this wonderful tablecloth at the flea market. It has candlewicking all over it. What is candlewicking you might ask? It is a form of whitework embroidery that gets its name because originally women used the cotton twist yarn used in candle making. Also, knots were often used because they could be felt as much as seen under poor lighting conditions such as candlelight or fire.

I totally love the white on white. It is subtle, but beautiful. I liked it so much I just got 5 books on candlewicking from the library. I may have to try this.

My grey tabby Sunshine decided she loved the beautiful textured candlewicking too when I laid it out to dry on a bed. I couldn't shew her off of it because she looked too cute.

Here she is annoyed at me for waking her from her nap. Silly girl!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Milk Bottle Vase and Vintage Tablecloth

This milk bottle is another Springfield Antique show purchase. I really like the texture on the glass. It says it is from Ridale Jersey Farm, Oneonta, NY.

I thought these flowers from our CSA looked great with this vintage tablecloth (also from Springfield).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Antique Pulley

OK. I have to admit I am now buying totally miscellaneous objects from the flea market that I do not have any plans for...but I just couldn't resist this awesome pulley!

George and I had talked about buying a pulley to put a bird feeder on, but now that we actually have the pulley, I am not so sure. I think it might just be easier to hang the bird feeder directly off the porch. For now, the pulley might just have to live on this weird piece of metal protruding from the bricks. That way I can see it all the time.

Here is a close up. I am such a sucker for pieces that have both metal and wood...especially beautiful worn wood with cracks in it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkin Love

I am super excited this is the one year anniversary of my blog so I thought it was time to change my blog header.

I bought pumpkins at the Springfield Flea Market and I fell in love with this one. I saw it earlier in the day and I couldn't get it out my head. When we went back I was nervous that it would be gone, but there it was in all its pumpkin glory. I love the way the color goes from orange at the base to yellow and green at the top. Beautiful!

I also loved the way these pale beauties go together. It makes my heart go pitter pat...true pumpkin love!