Sep 26, 2010

A Time of Gathering...

For me fall is a time of gathering,
a time to feather my nest...

(click photos to enlarge)

A beautiful Autumnal day
is a call to gather...


So I went on a small local country drive...

(there is beautiful Mount Rainer in the Background)

Looking for Rose Hips...


I filled my basket...


I trimmed and displayed them in small votive cups,
along the top of my sideboard..


With warm candlelight...


and sparkly crystals....


The soft and cheery glow 
is sure to drive away
any dread of the pending cold nights:-)

Today I am joining...
and
Me and My Bucket for Show Us What Your Working With


 
Thanks for visiting me today!

38 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

They are lovely. What a beautiful display.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my!! all these pics are lovely... makes me want to call all my family over for dinner.. ;-)

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Wish I would have access to those lovely fruits of my favorite flower; the rosehips! You did find such beautiful full ones, they display marvelous with your crystal inside your votive holders. One cannot complain when the nest is THIS cozy!

Greetings from Georgia where heavy rains finally cooled us off... relief!

MariettesBacktoBasics

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely idea! I never would have thought to use them in this way..thanks for sharing..they look fantastic in the candle light. Have a great week!

Wanda

Entertaining Women said...

Your design is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...Oh sweet fall and the warm glow...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Alison said...

Great picture of the mountain, a very different angle from the one I have. Love those rose hips in votives, what a wonderful way to use them!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

OH MY! THIS POST IS WONDERFUL, I think there is nothing warmer than the light of a candle.
We have so much in common my dear Bella, I love gathering rose hips, berries and pine cones.
With love,
Fra

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very warm and inviting!

Lavender Cottage said...

A time honoured tradition; women gathering, and you've displayed your autumn bounty so prettily.
One of our older garden club members once told me she and her sister were sent out in fall to collect rose hips for their mother to make rose hip jelly, a winter source of vitamin C.
Judith

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So pretty, Bella

Melissa said...

Beautiful way to use the rose hips.

Sherri said...

What a beautiful post! I love the picture of Mt. Ranier with the rosehips in it! Just great!! I used to collect rosehips and put them all over the farmhouse we used to have in NJ. They are great-I love all the colors!

NanaDiana said...

Mt Ranier is just a spectacular backdrop. I was lucky enough to see it personally several years ago when I went to visit my friend in Snohomish.

The rosehips are wonderful and I love the way you have displayed them with the candles. They really add a warm beauty to your home. I do that too...collect and gather this time of year. I am always on the lookout for bittersweet which is getting harder and harder to find here. Roadside sprays have all but eradicated it in the spots I used to find it.

Thanks for the lovely post, Bella...it has been a nice start to my morning- xxoo Diana

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful display ... and so warming!!!! HHL

Sue said...

Bella, your rosehips are displayed so prettily on your sideboard with the candles. Everything looks so romantic and ethereal in your photos. Lovely....
~ Sue

Marie said...

Your fall display is absolutely beautiful Bella! So romantic! Happy Monday.
-marie

Cabin and Cottage said...

Transcendant!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a pretty display! It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

Michele said...

What a beautiful display...thanks so much for sharing!

Hugz,
Michele

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Beautiful warm photo's! I like the way you displayed your rosehips.

You live in a beautiful area!

Happy new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Debbie said...

Gosh Bella...this is breathtaking! Such a warm, romantic glow.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Deborah said...

That sure looks like an inviting room to be in..love what you did...so beautiful Bella!
And the candlelight is perfect with the autumn decor!

Deborah :)

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA,

I LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE DISPLAYED YOUR ROSEHIPS,JUST BEAUTIFUL :) EVERTHING LOOKS SOOO PRETTY BY CANDLE LIGHT :)

XOX~MARI

sheila from life @ #17 said...

those are the largest, prettiest rose hips I've ever seen :)

Diann said...

Everything looks so lovely and warm. I love the inviting glow of the candles.

Hélène GLEHEN said...

It is a lovely post, Bella.
Fall is one of the prettiest season. Yes it is the time to gather what "Dame Nature" gives us : mushrooms, chestnuts, crab apples, foliage... Here in France, we make jam with rose hips. It is a specialty of the East of France and it is delicious.
Have a nice day.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥
www.artglehen.blogspot.com

Farah Muzaffar said...

Romantc, magical, like a sweet dream...
I don't have more words for praising...
Love you

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

Farah

Patyclau said...

Very nice photos.

Hugs

Dawn said...

How wonderful you are to share your blog, each time I take a trip here I am never disopinted with what I find. NEVER!

love Dawn xx

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Bella!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Oh Bella, how pretty. You really have a wonderful eye and spirit for the romantic and the beautiful.

Hugs,
Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. The glow of the candles, the crystal and the fabulous autumn color and decorations. Stunning. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Karolina said...

Wonderful pictures, I love it. And your candle holders are very nice, too.
Greetings from germany, karolina

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty as always, Bella!!

XO,
Janie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Bella! Beautiful...just beautiful! Never thought about decorating with rose hips -- now I will! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Mary Ellen said...

What a pretty little fall display! When I saw your post about rose hips I was thinking Rose Hip Tea for some reason!

bee blessed
mary

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your rosehip decor!! Just naturally beautiful!! And I am so jealous of your Mt Rainier view! I only get to see that when I come out to visit my folks.