Saturday, September 6, 2008

Good Morning.....

Dearest Readers,


"Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh, what a beautiful day"...... I just can't keep that song from my lips this morning.  I adore the cool mornings of Autumn....cinnamon coffee, a few soft lamps glowing, the fragrance of "Spiced Pumpkin" wafting through the house.


Here is look around my dear Honey Hill Farm as she sports her fall fashions......



I was delighted to find that my little pumpkins fit just right on the rounded shelves on the front of our old pump organ.  I don't think I have ever posted a picture of this old gal....she works....and believe me, WORKS is the word if you want to pump out an entire song!


This is the coziest corner in the front parlour! (Sorry the photo is so dark, but I took these in the wee hours of the morning)


Our piano is always obliging, no matter how I "dress" her....


This little vignette sits right under an old wall phone here in the parlour.  We have dozens of bills and checks that belonged to my Husband's Great Aunt and Uncle (they lived here at Honey Hill before us).  They date back as far as 1900!  It is so fun to display them and see just what folks were paying for things here on our farm so long ago.  Many of the businesses are long gone, but a few are still here...isn't that just adorable?


I am working on the entryway decorations and have a banner yet to make.  I also am creating a small display to put under a cloche.....it's not very big, but it has been a challenge to find anything that fits.  I finally gave up and I am making a few of the things myself. 


Sewing continues on my "winter" curtains for the front parlour.  I am re-purposing an old curtain into a pair of new valances, complete with Victorian looking trim that I was so fortunate to find at JoAnn's.  I plan to pair them with my velvet drapes and lace inset curtains. We will be cozy come winter!


I will close now, as I have much to attend to....I do hope you enjoy your day and take time to enjoy this fine season...


Yours kindredly,


Shan


 



 



 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shan,

How pretty. that is so interesting. You have so much history there.

Hugs,

Elizabeth

Sandra said...

Your house is just beautiful :)


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blessedmomof10 said...

Dear Shan ~~


I always enjoy stopping by a visit to your blog...... everything looks so festive and cozy.....I too love spiced smelling candles..... I was up early this am to make some yummy rolls for my beloved family and I had 3 different candles burning! Oh what a smell, along with the rolls baking....it was so cozy and quiet......just loved it!


I had a question -- I am looking for a doile to place on top of our old piano and I noticed you had one on your piano -- can I ask where you purchased this? Did you make it yourself? I need to find an old fashioned lace one.


Blessings~

gloria

Farmgirl said...

Thank you for sharing. Your home is simply lovely. Your Autumn ideas are inspiring to me. I am so looking forward to decorating for fall......soon. :)

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joanna said...

but I check your blog regularly. It feeds my soul with your warm, homey pictures and posts about your home. I love your love of homemaking. Your blog is very beautiful.

:)

Raquel at Kitchen Mysteries said...

Shan: Lovely pics as usual! I especially love the vignette, so pretty. I can't wait to get in my own house, so I can create pretty things such as this! Much love, Raquel XO

Anonymous said...

Dear Shan,

How I love visiting your home on your blog. It makes me want to make my cottage even more Victorian. Your decorating style is so lovely...

Hugs,

Lady Laurie

Anonymous said...

Dear Shan,


Your Honey Hill Farm is so beautiful! I love how you decorate and the Autumn touches are lovely! Thank you for sharing your dear home!


Kinderely yours,

Paula Rose Cottage by the Lake

Joann2008 said...

Your Fall decorating is just beautiful! I am wanting to decorate for fall also but the last few days it's been over 100' not really fall weather, today I think it's supposed to "cool" down to only the 90's....

I love coming to your blog and seeing all your lovely items...Just beautiful!!

Blessings,Joann

MaLena said...

My first visit to your blog. Your home is simply beautiful and I just love it! You have an incredible sense of style ~ what a wonderful gift. You'll be a regular stop of mine now....


Blessings,

Lena