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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Old Septembers

 
 
 It's still hot here, but not sizzling. The light has changed, and the nights have cooled off.  I would love a year filled with Septembers if it was offered up to me.
 
 
 
 
 I like woodsy things this time of the year, and we spent most of September in a cabin north of  Santa Fe in the Pecos two years ago.
 
 
 
 
We brought some of our woodsy collections with us to make things homey, and had a fine time in the cool mountain air. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 It's so easy to turn your focus to the fall things of life. September is the payoff month of country fairs, garden harvests, and fresh apple pies. And it's the reward that rises up after a too hot summer, or after the mild disappointment sets in that the months of freedom and sunny pleasures are at an end. 
 
 
 
 
 
The windows get flung open to cool evening breezes and wonderful sleeping weather. This was our guest room welcoming visitors of another September. . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With a few cabin vignettes mixed in. . . . 



 
 
 
 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
My first September tablescape held a little suggestion of the bounty of the season.




 
It reminded me of how I love the gradual turning inward toward so many things to be glad of. The sort of feeling you get after a long sojourn when you're headed home. . . .






Welcome back September!
 
Are you beginning to settle into fall things too?
I hope you're enjoying a perfect weekend.
 
Jacqueline 




 
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31 comments:

Deb said...

I'm going right back to look at your post again. This is just breath-taking. I love the colours, the textures and of course, the brown transfer-ware. This, to me, is the calming season. It is filled with all that I love. OK...heading back now. Hugs, Deb

Rita said...

I'm also a September person.
Love the sun-kissed days and the coller temps. love to watch nature change her colors into the warm soothing colors of fall.
amazing vignettes. so inspiring.
rita

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
"Mr. Ed" and I take our annual vacation in September every year!!! Perfect weather! The natural elements of this post are calling to me...the fisherman's creel, the plaid throw on the chair...fresh air and windows and doors flung open! Totally refreshing!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. When time avails this week, please send me an e~mail edpat1@cox.net. I've tried to contact you via e~mail...I'm unknown!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Time to showcase your brown transferware, I so love to see!

must love junk said...

Gorgeous pics! Your tablescape is stunning!
Susan

stefanie said...

sooooo dreamy!!!!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Your september wares are a delight for the eyes.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Must have that Johnson Bros transferware :-)

Well said.September is a freebie month. The month of cooler climes, but cloaked in the midst of Summer and Fall.
Enjoy...
Cheers, Gee

Infuse With Liz said...

Such a nice way to think about it all! You are a poetic soul! I agree with your sentiments 100% and I love your cozy guest room. Michigan settles in to nice 70 degree temps and upper 50 to mid 60's at night. We're enjoying those wonderful temps for sleeping and opening the windows as you've described. Our weekend is quite perfect here.....the temps are fabulous and the sun is shining with no rain or humidity. I'm going to savor each and every day of this month!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Absolutely wonderful! My husband would love the Trout Fisherman's Bedside Book. I'm going to see if it's still in print...

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Georgous, georgous, georgous post. I am really looking forward to autumn too, it has been such a hot, dry summer.

Anne said...

Beautiful fall inspiration! I know you will be getting more of your brown transferware out soon! I look forward to seeing it all!
xx
Anne

Custom Comforts said...

You always have the prettiest collection of things. You must be smiling all the time. I know they would bring me much joy. I especially love those beautiful pillow cases. I could just lay my weary head down on them right now.
Cindy

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

You have painted a beautiful picture of the changing season and the mood is most uplifting. I am in love with the bed with the wicker headboard and on that note, I shall say good-night and sweetest dreams for the coming week

Helen xx

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful post! It really describes the air here this weekend as we jumped from summer into fall - rather quickly. Have a beautiful week! Blessings, Pamela

Jen said...

I love this post! Your photos are so wonderful--someone should publish a book of them.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

In my younger days, I disliked fall. It meant the end of carefree summer days. Now that I'm older, I see the beauty of this season with different eyes, and it's become my favorite.

Beautiful images in the soft tones of autumn!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Every one of these photos is so lovely...I love this time of year, too! Your cabin photos just make me want to go there...

Lavender Cottage said...

What a cozy guest room. I love the changing seasons and embrace autumn every year with its colors and earthy scents.
Judith

jeanetteann said...

Lovely pics,Jacqueline. I am settling into lovely Spring days. xx

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post! Jacqueline. I love the embroidered butterfly linen and the jars with the bird prints and black eyed peas. Cream and brown looks great for this time of year.
~Clara

Ginny said...

Loved, loved, loved this post! Saving it!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

September can indeed be a lovely month.

Jacqui said...

What a delightful post! Thank you for sharing with us...

collarcitybrownstone said...

Yes, I am settling into September and the autumn season. I love this time of year. The beautiful Fall foliage is amazing to see. It is also a time of pumpkin and apple picking. Autumn is a great lead in to two of my favorite holidays which are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sarah said...

September is still pretty hot here, but I welcome it all the same. It's the hint that cooler weather is to come. Your cabin vignettes are delightful. Thinking ahead to make your cabin stay feel homey ~ you think of everything!

Haworth said...

This is such a lovely post, Jacqueline, filled with images that remind me of how much I love the Autumn. It's so nice to feel a little chilly at night. And the gardens are putting out such beautiful seeds and pods and berries. (The birds and squirrels must be licking their chops!) Enjoy these last days of summer and these "almost Fall" nights.

Cindy said...

That photo of your guest room with the cream cotton blankets, and fresh white ruffled edge pillow cases is just divine... Love the wicker chair with the little throw on the seat too, and that amazing basket.
You're right, fall is pretty darn wonderful, nearing winter is sad, but this time of year just does everything glorious thing to distract us and soften the blow...

Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

Your photos make me want to curl up on that bed with a cup of hot cocoa and spend the day reading while the leaves fall outside the window, Jacqueline. :) So beautifully cozy! Love that jar with the picture in it!

xoxo laurie

Keeping it Cozy said...

What an absolutely beautiful post! Your last photos are just stunning how you have everything arranged. The transferware is one of my favorite patterns... I collect it for my kitchen.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I am in heaven, Autum is my favorite time of the year also. I loved the writing on this blog, it made me feel so good. Thanks for sharing.

hugs
cindy@stitches

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