Tuesday, November 12, 2013


 I adore the holidays

and as one unfolds into the next 
sometimes I just like to take a moment to pause and enjoy
...lingering in the moment...

to me represents such a dramatic change
shorter chilly days
first Halloween and then
(I have so much fun with my scrabble game)

I splurged on these from Horchow nearly 25 years ago
back then...whatever I spent...was a splurge

but as I take this sweet couple out year after year

and refill the basket

they remind me of such wonderful memories
and they have even been on my travels if need be...here they are at a family trip to Taos one Thanksgiving

I am not sure I don't like Thanksgiving more than Christmas


perhaps just a little sentimental today

as we gather the last of the vegetables

from the garden

and get out all the fall-ish

and outside

and set the table for friends and family

it's no secret

fall is in full swing

but I will enjoy just a few more Indian Summer days

where the flowers still bloom among the pumpkins

and the green leftover from summer
procrastinates with me

we gather together
to build the fires on the hearth
and prepare

for the wonderful things that are just around the corner


and the possibilities of 
a whole brand new fresh wonderful year full of promise

just like the last one


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Such wonderful autumn-ish things here :) the most beautiful time of the year.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Oh, my….the Pilgrim couple is darling! :D LOVE them.

I like your autumn decor. I'm decorating the breakfast room for Thanksgiving later today. :D

Anonymous said...

you do what you do so beautifully, what an inspiration you are,

HolleyGarden said...

I just love the way you write. Great sentiments about the holidays ahead. Makes me look forward to them even more.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

A amizade nos faz ver o mundo com olhos novos.
Amo admirar seus lindos post!
Uma doce semana.
Beijos Marie.

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

What a beautiful post!! You're making me feel guilty that today I was complaining about the snow on the ground. I'm not ready for winter, but your post is making me feel a bit more optimistic!!

Love your pilgrim people.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love your pilgrims you found 25 years ago...there perfect for the season!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Beautifully written Gina. I often think fall is over far too quickly for me. I always love seeing pictures of the wonderful home you have created around you It has such a warm embrace to it that comes through the photographs you share.

Ann said...

Love the pics
and your lovely Autumn treasures.


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I can see why you love the Pilgrim couple! What a treasure!

Minha vida de campo said...

Good morning,
amei seus enfeites, lindo casal, o outono traz muita fartura, é uma das estações mais lindas aqui. Eu gosto da luminosidade dos dias de outono.
Bjos e tenha uma ótima semana.

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Holidays are always great! Enjoy yours. The family is the best and to eat with them is absolutely wonderful


Heather - New House New Home said...

Thanksgiving is definitely my favourite holiday. Here in Canada, we celebrate it in October so there's still lots of autumn afterwards. Right now, I'm getting my head thinking about Christmas - but it's more work, more structure, more traditions and I don't enjoy it quite as much.

Love those beautiful decorations.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I usually don't like the fall however all your pictures sure makes it pretty.
Now I love Thanksgiving it always has special memories of back when I was a child at my grandparents house

Burlap Luxe said...

Gina, lové your post,
That window and window box is soulfully my style wish it were on my home.
Your fall decor reading itself for giving of thanks is perfect.
Looking forward to seeing more holiday designs from you.



Marissa said...

Sweet Pilgrims!!
I happen to love Thanksgiving my creative cooking side comes out of me like a roaring lion. LOL

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Gina,

Your home truly has a certain magic to it with its nooks and crannies, the stone and leaded windows. I can just imagine you having the time of your life in this home! LOVE THE DÉCOR! Anita

Algodão Tão Doce said...

"Aqueles que passam por nós, não vão sós,
não nos deixam sós.
Deixam um pouco de si, levam um pouco de nós." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Uma linda e abençoada semana.
Beijos Marie.