Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Still Fall

Hello friends! I haven't visited you here since summertime and I wanted to get in a fall post before everything turned into Christmas. Not quite everything has. 

My life has changed so much since I was a regular blogger. I'm not actively out buying for a shop these days, for one thing. I realize I always had something new to show you, and that makes a big difference.  

Now that I am passing on a lot of my own favorite possessions, it's more about rediscovering things and getting down to keeping only the most treasured. Old pitchers will always be on that list!

Old crocheted pieces continue to delight me too, especially if they feature unusual patterns. But let's face it. There are still millions of gorgeous works out there just waiting to be found. I love that little leaf pattern inside this one, for instance.

I am hoarding three of these.

I guess my bread board collection isn't big enough either because I still buy almost every single one I find!

This wonderful old towel just found it's way back to the top of one of the "save" baskets. It's a really large thick one. 

One of my more recent indulgences are tallow berries. I only have a few sprigs because they are priced so dear, and in addition we have to send away for them from here. They are a southern thing which I envied so much on all your Texas blogs when I started out!

They look good on everything!

I do have my sentimental favorites like this little leafy creamer for fall. It's on display all year, but is so cheery in November.

The berry details with the thorns enchant me like a fairytale.

So this is where I started out this morning. Sitting at my breakfast table, musing.

Flipping the pages of a new magazine, (Christmas, of course!) and feeling the old tug to share a few things.

After all, it is always time for being thankful, for spreading the bounty, for reaching deep into whatever it is that we have been holding on to, and sharing from the heart.

Thankful for your visits,

 and wishing you all the blessings of the season,


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  1. So happy to take a peek at your treasures...thank you for sharing!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Lovely treasures as always. It is nice to let things go and keep your faves. Hard to figure out the favorites sometimes! Happy Wednesday. xoxo Kris

  3. Jacqueline, you don't have to post new things all the time! I love seeing how you showcase your old favorites. I, too, am paring down and I love to see how others are doing that as well. Your photos are superb.

  4. I am passing things on, mostly photos. I would rather give them to people who would enjoy having them.passing on rather than tossing out. I passed on items to loved ones who cherish them. Sold a few that no relatives wanted. At almost 70 it is time.

  5. Love your blog...Thank you for the lovely share

  6. I love seeing your own things, not just what you used to buy for the shop, so this is a treat. Those tallow berries are gorgeous -- I don't think I've ever seen them before. and I love the brown on white transfers or painted pieces. Lovely.

  7. Jacqueline: Your choices always shine no matter what the season. I love how you can take a simple object and raise it up with your words to make it just special and perfect. I always enjoy your posts and wait with anticipation until the next one..Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and keep enjoying the fall as you have a beautiful way of celebrating it..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  8. Oh my goodness.....seeing this post has taken be back in time....a de ju vu moment for sure as I love Chinese Tallow Berries and had a tree outside my first little shop in Texas back in 1987. This post is so beautiful!!!!


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