Nov 24, 2014

Imposter China...

I always want to get an early start
on Christmas decorating...
 
I rarely do...
 
today,
I broke out the boxes
and began setting up trees...
 
then,
 I looked into my kitchen cupboard
and thought about packing up my fall dishes...
 

 
I realized
I hadn't shared my summer dish find with you...
 
at a good sale,
you know the ones...
 
I found this big box of Transferware under a table...
 
service for eight
serving bowls,
platters,
cream and sugar...
 
all the goodies!
 

 
garlands of roses...




Crazed
and in Love...
 


I heard them speak to me,
in an English Accent
inviting me to afternoon crumpets...
 


Japan?
 
I felt like a bit of an arse...
 
 
still,
the big box came home with me...
 
we have completely enjoyed
using them as everyday dishes this fall...

 
now it's time to pack them up...
 
bid them  toot a loo
or maybe that is
sayonara...
 
Thanks for stopping by....

Nov 14, 2014

Frozen...

As I tossed around birdseed,
and thawed my frozen humming bird feeders
 this morning...
 
I thought I would take you along
 on a mini garden tour...
 
to enjoy
the frozen beauty...
 
from the warmth of your own home...
 
 
an icy dusting,
purely magical...
 


so tender...
 








 
and

the Hydrangea... 
 

 
it's official...
 
 Fuzzy Socks
&
Hot Cocoa
season has arrived...
 
 
Happy Weekend
&
Stay Warm...

Nov 12, 2014

There Came a Killing Frost...

Our first big frost 
hit last night...

the leaves that were still hanging on the trees
now crisp,
freeze dried are falling rapidly...

luckily,
I snapped a few pics
 a couple days ago...


of my Apple Blossom Camellia
in bloom...

it's a Fall blooming Camellia

but, it was
a complete surprise,
because it has never bloomed like this before...

I had actually thought about pulling it out 
many times...


doesn't it just look like Spring?


especially 
with morning dew...


a stand out
among the mute Autumn shades...


the blooms came and went quickly,
the gardens last hurrah...

right now the thermometer is at 26 degrees,
there was even a teaser of snow in our forecast...

I love Winter,
there is just something about it that excites me...

Stay Warm...