Friday, October 25, 2013

The Lighter Side of Fall

It's a delicious dark morning here. I haven't checked the weather report lately so was surprised by a gentle drizzle overnight. The neighborhood has suddenly broken out into gorgeous color along the river. Nature is so kind to unfold her changes a little day by day to prepare us for what lies ahead. Or maybe it's just to prolong the delights. . .

I snapped this photo a few days ago as the morning sun hit the lace curtains and cast a soft light on the baby pumpkins which have become a new tradition.

These vintage nut bowls are hand painted, and only about three inches in diameter.

I am thinking a lot about our trip to New England last fall, and these rooms in the home of Robert Frost.

A good day to bundle up with a book, a cup of tea, and a few memories of autumn past. . . .

The Old Congregational Church, Bennington, Vermont.

The Four Chimneys Inn, Bennington, Vermont.

I hope you're enjoying fall wherever it takes you!


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  1. Beautiful pictures. It is raining and a chill in the air here. If I was not babysitting I would curl up with a cup of tea and read a book today. She is asleep right now and the house is so quite.

  2. I love all your pumpkin pictures. What is the china pattern of the bowls with the acorns inside. They are so pretty with the aqua outside. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. As always, your pictures are beautiful. I love the soft whites and the warn fall hues. So comforting to look at. I love the pattern with the acorns. So pretty, I love old china patterns..... Candy

  4. It is funny how fall sneaks up on us. The first weeks of October were HOT with a sparkling ocean and then yesterday we work to a hazy sky and cooler air. The heater is on and I am thinking soup might be a project for today.

    All of your photos are lovely.

  5. Everything looks breathtaking, I do love the lighter side~

  6. As always lots of lovely photos. The pretty little acorn bowls would look even more Autumnal with a handful of real acorns. Not sure if you have them where you live !

  7. I'm really taken with those pretty lace curtains. Nothing dresses up a window more than lace, and dare I say, maybe a cat. :)

  8. I love your blog. I really do! It is my feel good place and I leave happy. Smiles, Dottie

  9. My today's favorite photo is of the church in Vermont. Usually this is a very hard choice. Your photos are always exquisite. The photo of the church is magnificent. Love the overcast sky.

  10. Hi J,
    Lovely pics one and all. We have had endless fog for days and days... so I loved seeing that morning light on those pretty lace curtains :-)

  11. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    So many soothing and beautiful Fall photos. So happy I came by :0)

  12. I love, Love, LOVE the things you love. Next year I shall grow baby white pumpkins, too.
    Life is Sweet

  13. quel beau billet
    ces petites citrouilles blanches
    sont adorables dans leur panier
    et la photo avec la petite liseuse
    au bord de la fenêtre est superbe

  14. Just like an art gallery, I like to spend time with each of your pictures. You capture the moment with such love & care.
    Thank you,

  15. Jacqueline,
    You always have the prettiest collection of vintage items and your creativity at arranging them in such a pleasing manner is genius! Always lovely. I enjoyed your New England photos as when I think of fall, New England for some reason is the essence of fall in all it's beauty.
    It has turned suddenly very cold here with light snow a couple days, while our neighbors to the north in Cleveland got dumped on. Our fall had been so warm up to this point, that even the leaves refused to turn color, but I'm sure the last couple nights of frost will hasten that along.
    Happy weekend to you too and thank you so much for coming by to visit.

  16. Your photos warm me on this frosty New England morning! Lovely!

  17. breath-taking and soothing, thank you for this lovely post! Lori

  18. Just beautiful! Love the light coming through that window!

  19. Beautiful photos as usual! Stop over and check out my Vintage Bird Etching Collection in my post today. Have a great weekend.


  20. Delightful post. Pretty things are enjoyable to see in your great photos.

  21. Your photos are so inspiring Jacqueline. A breath of fresh air.

    I hope you can stop by for a visit.


  22. Your photos are so very lovely - when I look at them I feel as if I am getting a great big warm hug. All is so serene and peaceful.

  23. How DO you always have consistently delish-ously oozing lovely yummy pictures all the time?? gosh, those neutrals and grays are so beautiful, I'm loving them so much. I'm incorporating more gray into my white home by wearing lots of various shades of gray. lol your pics always ENCHANT!

  24. Beautiful pictures!!
    I started out my church life and ultimately my music career, in a Congregational church about 75 miles south of the one you pictured! :^)
    Blessings to you,

  25. Such lovely images, Jacqueline, and such a soft and gentle way of coming into Autumn. Your photos from your journey to Vermony are so beautiful! What a nicd memory. We had drizzle overnight as well but it's very mild outside. Wishing you a beautiful Autumn day!

  26. Beautiful shots.
    I'm a sucker for white pumpkins!


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