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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Looking Back and Forward

Fall garden and fall decorating.
mums in galvanized bucket

Looking forward to my mums opening up. My clay pumpkin has made it out to the front porch.
country garden sign

Gone will be all the fresh berries of summer.
red berries in blue jug

But oh how I love that I can bake cookies again and serve them with a pot of hot tea.
red tea pot and cookies

It will soon be time to take down the summer decor. I believe the fall boxes will come down this weekend.
vintage, red tonka truck, watering can

Oh how I love cool evenings and rainy days to snuggle with a favorite blanket.
red quilt

And if you grow anything in your garden next year, plan on some cucumbers. A fresh picked cucumber tastes so wonderful. You will never want a store bought one again. I plant a couple of vines a year and plug in some new seeds around mid summer and I pick around two to three a week.

How random is that? Ending with cucumbers.


Holly said...

Nothing wrong with a random post. I love that red quilt, just beautiful. We have a nice cloudy day here and I'm enjoying the cooler weather while i can. Got a big pot of homemade marinara on the stove, almost feels like autumn, even here in phoenix.

Ginger Zuck said...

Love you mums and pumpkin! Adore your red and white quilt. Love, Love, Love quilts! I live on cucumbers! a great ending to a great post!

Kris said...

Hi Elaine. Yes the fresh cukes are to die for. So much flavor. I have pulled the rest of my garden out now. The severe heat we had just fried the last of it. Next year I will be planting more cukes too! I put in extra this summer, the packet said cukes, but they turned out to be cantaloupe, which were wonderful too! I am in the process of doing my fall decor too. I hope to finish up this weekend. Wish the pumpkins were in the markets though. LOVE those all over the place!!!

Cindy said...

Hi Elaine,
I dearly love all of your red decor touches! And you are so right about home grown cukes. I am on vacation at my daughters and she has cukes in her garden, what a treat!
Have a great Fall-ish day!
Hugs, Cindy

Daisy said...

Super cute decor! I want to grow some cucumber!

poppilinnstudios said...

I've already started baking apple pies and apple crisps! Waiting on changing the decor a little longer, but I am ready for this heat to be gone! Love your Fall decor! I admit, I did buy a few pumpkins and a big candle holder already.

Late Bloomers said...

I want a better look at that blanket/throw and your couch....

Linda said...

It's a perfect ending! I have cucumbers still growing here...I love them! I like how you put your mums in a bucket...I have a bucket just like that!

Debby said...

I love your pictures today. Loving the red. Cukes are yummy home grown.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I think the red quilt it a hit! I'm thinking about making one now.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Only one week of summer left *sadface* I have enjoyed all of your summer decorations. I look forward to your autumn ones, too, Elaine!

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I love your quilt, perfect colors!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love the quilt and all the little red lovelies! Found you via The Charm of Home. Toodles, Kathryn

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your brick is just gorgeous! It really showcases your fall bounty.

Thank you SO very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesday.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Elaine, Your pictures are beautiful and I love the quilt. I started decorating for Fall today and then it got so hot we had to turn on the airconditioner! Thanks for joining the Open House party.

Sherry said...

You have such a charming home. I really like your flowers in that galvanized bucket! Thank You for linking this with Home Sweet Home!