Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn Scenes

I had the great pleasure of visiting our local apple orchard during the most glorious fall day recently. It is located at the top of a hill overlooking the Connecticut River valley and the hills of Vermont. I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world and days like this really make me appreciate it even more. This apple tree laden with fruit has a least three varities of apples!
Love ghourds... can never get enough of them.

Here is my front doorstep. I use my french garden cart all year round to contain whatever is appropriate to the season. I just recently planted these mums before it gets too frosty so they will come back next year if I am lucky. The little iron pot holder works well to hold pumpkins too!

I made these legs last year and they were a bit hit with the neighborhood. I got the idea from this wonderful blog. Her ideas are always so inspirational.

This is the setting for a most delightful 50th birthday party that we recently attended for my friend Sharyn's hubby. She had the best day for weather and the nicest crowd of folks... and of course great food! I ate too much but it was worth it. That cute little red barn is her studio. Sharyn is a wonderful potter who is in my local artisan group.

This was all set up for a game of checkers... there were lots of kids at the party and I thought this was a wonderful idea.

My good friend Carol with one of her signature dishes: Zebra Cheesecake. She is a heavenly cook and always a welcome guest at a potluck!

Here is a little witch that I just finished made from a beautiful black and white toile sateen fabric. I've had a small piece of this for a while and was waiting for just the right project. Her neck ruffle is fashioned from a vintage lei. I love the faded colors.


Sarah said...

I love your witch-did she got to the paryt?!

Sarah said...

-party I mean-I have had too many magic potions!