Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Monday ... I have to say that I love living in Connecticut eventhough the wintertime here can be pretty harsh. I think that's why we have such a beautiful Fall before the cold arrives. This past week we had 60 - 70 degree sunny days and gorgeous 40- 50 cool nights (warm cozy comforter nights). The trees are all beginning to turn gold, orange and red. In the sun the leaves are just amazing. I took a few photos of our yard and neighborhood. Last night we had a bunch of friends over for a "fish fry". My husband caught a few blackfish (salt water fish) on Saturday. Fresh fish is the best. Then everyone brings something, we sit by the firepit, the kids run around. It is so nice to be able to hang outside still. I love this time of year!!






I have to admit, I'm like a kid in a candy shop when the holiday merchandise starts arriving at the shop. We ordered back in August and I often forget how beautiful it all is until I start unpacking it. These photos are a few of the many items I have listed on my site this week. Like many of us, I wish my photos were better because the items are so beautiful and the pictures just don't do them justice. I love vintage inspired Holiday things, especially those that are not in typical colors. The brownish greenish glass ornaments below are so rich looking. I think I'll have to put some in a bowl on the table. At my house each year I always adorn my mantel in pinks and silvers with a touch of turquoise. No red and green for me! And when it's time, I hate taking the decorations down. Thanks for visiting ...










23 comments:

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Jennifer,
Living in Michigan, I get to experience the same type of weather - Fall is my most favorite time of year. Isn't it beautiful. Looks like some fun things arriving for the holiday season!

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer.....your Fall pictures are very pretty...thanks for sharing them with us. Love your reindeer! I have some bags of Christmas decos that I need to get opened and displayed in my shop too....maybe this week. :)

Hugs,
Debbie

Susan said...

We have very few signs of fall yet...and high 70s for temps! I keep the holidays very simple...love your things though!
Susan *dutchrose*

Carolee Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely fall pictures.

All your Christmas goodies arriving, love the reindeer and birds.

Shell said...

Jennifer I wish I could be there to sit around and enjoy that fish fry with you! How fun! I'm so jealous of all that beautiful fall color. I don't get that here in bo-hick NC. Thanks for sharing with me.
Love all the new Christmas goodies! Especially love the colors!
Hugs,
Shell

Susie said...

Hi Jennifer! Your pictures showing the beauty of Fall were lovely. It really has been beautiful weather here in the east. I am enjoying it!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Cathy said...

Jennifer, I love that blue birdie! Too cute.

xo Cathy

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Jennifer,
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall photos. Looking forward to viewing your holiday line!

Patricia said...

Fall is my favorite time of year as well. Your Christmas goodies look great. love the birds.

Pat

Inka Thomas said...

Jennifer,
I love the pics. Bee U T full!!! Thanks for sharing. I really like that reindeer too.
Inka

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh beautiful fall pictures! and I do agree about the ornaments too...I love the copper and bronze and do a tree all in white and gold too.


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gail said...

Hi Jennifer I love the fall pictures. I hope one day to see a real fall and leaves turning in person. I love the new vintage holiday items you got in. They are just beautiful...have a great day,,gail

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Love the decorations. I will be checking your site for them. k

Lisa said...

Jennifer

Your pictures of the fall foliage are awesome. What a spectacular sight to behold. Thank you so much for posting them.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com
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Shabby Shan said...

Your pictures of the fall leaves are beautiful. I love the bird ornamets! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon

Craft Diva said...

love, love, love fall!!!! we are getting some color in the leaves here, but are probably a week behind you with the vibrance still to come! you have such beautiful Christmas decorations too.

Silena said...

Hi Jennifer, Your fish fry sounds like so much fun. I love fresh fish, especially when it is shared with friends and family and in such a lovely environment. Your pictures are so beautiful and colorful and your Chrismas decoration....oooh fun! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Oh Jennifer, your fall pix are so pretty! I think fall's the season I miss most. The Christmas goodies are gorgeous....those chocolate ornaments especially. xoxo Andie

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for showing us the lovely pictures of fall/autumn in your area. It's so nice to see the different colours.
Have a great week!

Pei Li

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer!

Oh how I just love this time of the year! Great,great pictures! The trees are beautiful. I truly enjoy the things that God has provided for us to enjoy. So glad I stopped by. I really enjoyed your Show and Tell.
XXOO
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Jennifer I love the fall leaves. The few we have don't change until late Nov/Dec. I also love the beautiful items you have. The bulbs are so pretty and great color!
Thanks for sharing.
Carrie

Lilli Blue said...

No red or green for me either. This year will be whiteand silver, lots of sparkles.I love the decorations you posted. So beautiful. that is real eye candy! Lilli

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my recent post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.

oxox
Jennifer