It seems that I have a collected a lot in my travels over the summer. It all gets plopped down somewhere between trips. So my rooms heave a sigh when I finally get the time to organize, clear things away, and do some deliberate arranging for a change.
It's also time to bring out old favorites, like this antique woven cloth that I only use in fall.
It's nice and thick, with a wonderful weave and texture. And I guess I think of autumn as being more textured than other seasons.
More layered as well. I like a cleaner and sparer look for our rooms in summer, but our spaces take on layers, just like we do, as the summer comes to a close.
I added a couple of wooden spoons and utensils to the mix this season.
I don't know what took me so long!
I also fell in love with this transferware platter that I found in New England in July.
Those sweet looking cows had everything to do with it. But then the creamy color won me over too. It is an old Copeland pattern.
My collection of ironstone wash basins has grown too. I will pass some along eventually, but they are so useful for holding and displaying things, and are so easy to stack.
It seems the summer foraging has brought an abundance to mimic that of nature herself.
This tawny water pitcher seems to have been made for fall. It even seems fatter than most to me.
I have had this terry tablecloth for decades now, and use it mostly as an under layer on the table. It's nice and large, and can help absorb the inevitable spills of a family gathering. . . .
But there are always comforting stacks of tablecloths waiting in the wings in this room.
The blue glass is helping me cross over from one season to the next. Keeping things light just yet.
But it's time for gathering up dried herb-y bundles, and interesting acorns.
I always fight with the light when trying to take pictures, but we love the big windows in here in any season.
Baskets and weeds are just made for each other.
The dresser has gotten loaded down with this and that over the past few months too. Over time you find out what belongs and what doesn't. What was merely a passing fancy, and what will be invited to stay.
The hen house is also getting pretty full. But so cheery!
Even the silver has taken on an amber glow. But that little tray will soon get a seasonal polishing up! The pewter just holds its own.
Saying goodbye to another August.
Thankful for a safe home, and mindful of our friends and loved ones in harms way.
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