Tea pot, sugar and creamer - Grace's Teaware - Home Goods
Lavender Soy candle - Wild Thyme Botanicals
There are many and varied descriptive passages
that the word..fall..is a part of.
"The falling leaves drift by my window."
Johnnie Mercer, 1947
"Once upon a time, I was falling in love,
now I'm only falling apart."
Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Large, brown transferware turkey platter - Williams-Sonoma
Gravy boat - Bailey-Walker - vitrified china - Bedford, Ohio 1942
"Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together."
"Middle age is when you finally get your head together
and your body starts falling apart."
Don't know who said it, but it could have been me!
And one we're all familiar with...
and I can't get up."
As seen on TV (that could have been me too!)
Cream pitcher - Johnson Bros. - England
China - Tepco - early restaurant china - USA
But, none are as fitting or as perfect
as the word itself..Fall..
we're talkin' autumn here.
Gravy boat - Johnson Bros. - Pat. October, 1902
It's that time when the softer breezes blow...
and the colorful leaves start to turn and fall to the ground...
Harvest plates - Bountiful Watercolors - Home Goods
Napkin and napkin ring - Pier One
...still warm enough to enjoy
supper on the back porch...
Burlap pillow - Decor Steals
Tray - Tuesday Morning
Hobnail glasses - Home Goods
...or sip sweet tea on
the front porch...
...but cool enough to retire to a comfortable bed
when the day is done.
Our fingers are itching to uncover old friends
that have been hidden away for a year...
I crafted this cottonboll wreath from a garland that I purchased from Decor Steals after I saw one that Penny at Penny's Vintage Home had made.
...and when we can stand it
Mantle in parlor
...a whole new display emerges.
Lamps are changed for seasonal color...
This particular lamp is not very photogenic.
It is made of black organza over rust colored silk,
with a tan and black tapestry insert and jet beading.
You see it above...
with just natural light...
...but for some reason it shows up, when lit,
as pink and purple tones when photographed.
I try to remember to turn it off when taking a picture.
To the naked eye it appears true to the real color
and sets a festive autumn appearance to the room.
So, if a tiny bit of guilt starts creeping in because of wishing away the summer season too soon,
open the door and let yourself fall in love
...and the parlor's
new crowning glory!
Brown transferware plate - Aesthetic 1870-1900
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