Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome to my porch~

 Come on in...the entry to our home is a screened porch in summer and a glassed in porch in fall, winter and spring. It is such a fun place to decorate. Last year it was a bit more Halloweeney.(is that a word?) My son was home and he and my grandson love to decorate for Halloween. When they became too old to Trick or Treat it became a tradition to let them decorate and to greet the trick or treaters. This year my son is still in Afghanistan, but only 39 days left until he comes home. Well anyway my grandson does not seem as enthusiastic without his Uncle here. Now I like it a bit more subdued, like it is now. The neighborhood kids may miss it a bit, from the garden graveyard to the fog rolling out when the porch door creaks open, strobe lights flashing a huge ghost hanging from the ceiling...

My bottle gourds did well last year. I like this kind of natural decoration, although if my son were home I would let him do whatever he wanted!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

~feeling sad~

 Do you see how pretty the maple in my backyard is? It is the third week in October and the colors are always pretty this week. I had never really noticed before....that is until my sister started to come home for a fall visit. My sister lives 2000 miles away in Texas. I love her visits and she loved the fall, change of season. One time I picked her up at Logan and we drove to Freeport for a weekend of shopping, eating and relaxing. We laughed and talked. We stayed at a quaint B&B. I needed the time away from work and I needed to see the colors, smell the air and slow down in general. We planned on taking our Mom the next year and sadly we lost her in September and never made the trip. Our Mom was so looking forward to it....when I went to her home after she was gone, there sat the LLBean catalogue she had been looking through...see one should not wait or say next time. Anyway, we visited my sister last year and had our Fall in Texas. Now this year she could not get away and I am feeling kind of sad. Just missing our time together. Missing my sister and my Mom. Does that ever go away?

OK, I am feeling so sorry for myself, but it is a beautiful time of year and my sister has made me more aware of my surroundings and I have stopped and taken the time to smell the beautiful crisp Autum air....with a touch of woodsmoke.
I hope you all take the time to enjoy the season and appreciate your family!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A little more about A Primitive Dwelling.

                        This is Main Street Plymouth Ma where my friend s shop is located inside this Antique Mall.

                                            ~A happy face~

 If you need some last minute goodies to decorate your home for harvest or Halloween .......

This is the Little Red School House that A Primitive Dwelling is located in.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Let's shop~

I was in Plymouth with my friend Maggie last week. She has opened a shop in the Antiques Mart in the little Red School House. Don't you just love her witch? She has a ghost I love too....maybe I can get a picture of that this week. Anyway we went down to do some tweaking. She set up an Americana goose feather tree and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. If you have time she is right on Main St in historic Plymouth!

                                                                    The Americana Tree.

Be sure to come by for a visit!