Autumn is such a beautiful season here. It's nature's golden show before the bleakness of winter sets in. In Albuquerque, we get one or two snowstorms a year. Often on the first week of January, and then, at times, another spring storm near Easter. The snow melts off within one or two days. Otherwise it's stark and brown throughout the rest of winter.
In the past I have complained about the rush to Christmas--the commercial push to turn a cherished holiday into just another commodity. But ignore it or not, Christmas starts blooming around us at the end of October.
This year I'm not going to fight it. In recent years the season has passed so quickly anyway, I don't mind giving it more room. I'm going to save my favorite music and the special traditions for later. But I'm going to let the seasonal beauty come right in and fill nature's void.
But this post isn't about Christmas! I just wanted to show you a tablecloth I found yesterday while out scouting for vintage ornaments. I found none to suit me, but came across this leafy cross-stitched beauty perfect for a crossover season.
I love the leaf and vine motif, love the neutrals, love the handwork, and love the price. I know sometimes the price seems unbelievable, so I saved it to show you. That's one dollar and forty-nine cents! I get teased about all the linens I already own. But honestly, would you pass it up at that price???
The delicious pumpkin candle with the keepsake jar is from Anthropologie. My Song Thrush model is an Edith Holden drawing from A Country Diary, my every season companion.
I'm loving the golden holiday season.
I hope you are too!
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