Tuesday, 2 October 2012

..Ere the winter storms begin....

It really is autumn now isn't it.  No escaping the fact.  The heating will need to be turned on and fires stoked. I love that we have seasons and that there are changes to look forward to (and to dread)!


I am fond of 'seasonal' displays - sad I know.  So there are certain things that are dragged out of various cupboards for certain times of the year - this tin being one of them.

The gingham is an old apron - seasonal aprons.....

The Victorian scrap I have had for decades and always loved the colours.


I chose this tablecloth because it has embroidered ears of corn on it - but not a very good photograph.

Autumnal bunting with blackberries..


Leafy china is suitable for this season!  Here is last years autumn post which shows some of our leafy china - not all......

Ending with a photograph of an illustration from a wonderful book I bought from a charity shop five or so  years ago. This is from 'The Children's Book of Gardening' published in 1913. A very unassuming cover but the glories inside make up for that.  As the cover was grubby (so I made a little slip cover from vintage embroidery....that was also damaged!) I don't think that anyone possibly had looked inside the book so it cost only one or two pounds. The text is a real delight to read - witty and clever - Bronte was particularly fond of my reading of it when she was little.




Just ending by saying it was lovely meeting up with real life bloggers at the 'Vintage and Very Nice Fair' last Saturday.  I laughed and laughed most of the day (dipped a bit by late afternoon).  How wonderful to chat and how wonderful that people were coming up to me and said that they read my bloggity blog.  At one point I felt quite a celebrity...oh dear that is not a great aspiration is it....I feel some surgical enhancements coming on........

44 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to change your displays to fit the seasons - oh that I had the china, etc, that you do. I love the autumnal plates. How original to read a book of gardening to your daughter when she was small. Has it has any influence I wonder? Philippa xx

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    1. Many thanks Philippa - both the children appreciate gardening...rather than garden itself....still time!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. Hello Jenny:
    We really do love your autumn items and think that it is a wonderful idea to bring things out according to the season. And you do have some very attractive and decorative things.

    As for the illustrations from your children's gardening book, they are indeed superb. Perhaps at some point you will post more of them? We do hope so.

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance
      Many thanks indeed - I will indeed post some more photographs of the book. There are plenty of seasonal images and each one is delightful (I am rather keen on children's illustrations)
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Jenny, I wish I could just sink into your posts, they are ALWAYS so delightful!
    Enjoy you celebrity amongst us bloggers, you deserve it! Don't think you need any enhancements! Ada :)

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    1. Dear Ada - how kind you are. I am reviewing the enhancement situation!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. Oh Jenny, what a lovely seasonal post! The book is lovely, and all your autumnal displays a visual feast.

    Claire xxx

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    1. Dear Claire
      Many thanks as always for your kind words
      I hope that it stays sunny tomorrow
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Now I am suddenly inspired to change my summery tablecloth for an autumnal one and put a bowl of russet apples in the middle of the table...

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    1. Good for you Angela - seasonal swing!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. Beautiful and so Autumnal, loved this post!
    Glad you had a super day at the vintage fair, you meet the nicest folks at these gatherings, all with there hearts in the right place !
    Have a Tuesday full of fun Jenny!
    Love Maria x

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    1. You are so right Maria - a nice place to be.
      I hope that you are enjoying your week too
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Many thanks indeed - good for Werther's!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. Gorgeous photos and goodies, Jenny. It's definitely a good thing to have seasonal displays in my book. Still not keen on the cold and dark nights though, bah humbug!
    Hen x

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    1. Dear Hen
      Those dark nights seem to have come upon us sooooo quickly this year - feel as though it is bedtime by 7 o'clock!!
      Happy sewing
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. What a lovely Autumnal post Jenny... what a sweet book... I've always rather loved Autumn, the changing leaves, long wrapped up walks kicking leaves then home to a nice warm fire! But it also reminds me of my Grandma it was her favourite month, so the season I miss her most. I look forward to the time I will be able to enjoy those walks again! So lovely to finally meet you on Saturday, I totally forgot to get a bag for a friend's birthday from you so I do hope you we might be able to tempt you back? smiles Cass x

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    1. Dear Cass - the pleasure was all mine. I had a lovely time last Saturday and it was wonderful meeting up with you and others from blogland. I may be back - time permitting as always!
      We are now in the grip of Autumn but will dress accordingly!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. You have some gorgeous things here :)

    Bee happy x

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    1. Thank you kindly Deborah
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. "Can I come and live at your house please?" You always have the most wonderful things to share with us and if that tin were mine I'd fill it with treacle toffee's to dip into each time I walked past it whilst wearing your lovely Autumnal pinny, Lucey xx

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    1. "Welcome home, welcome
      Come on in, and close the door
      You've been gone, too long
      Welcome, you're home once more"
      Ring any bells?
      I love the idea of treacle toffees!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Step away from the silicone ... you are just lovely as you are ... love the little blackberry bunting ... Bee xx

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    1. Dear Bee - how kind your are. Perhaps a bit of Botox around the edges...
      ho ho!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Ohhhhh! Just love so much in this post. Clever idea to make a slipcover for an old book, especially such a pretty one. Adore that gardening print too, it is so lovely. And also really love that leafy china with the little bird, gorgeous! I love your seasonal displays, do not change! I think that it keeps us in harmony to not just accept seasons, but to celebrate them all. x

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    1. Thank you kindly dearie. We have to go with the flow at the end of the day don't we - make the best of darker evenings and shorter days, get the mending and fixing done and throw logs on the fire.
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. What a wonderful post, I love the warm Autumn colour's, the picture in the book is just magical
    Thea x

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    1. Thank you Thea - it is a particularly sweet book I think. I will take an image of the text next time
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. Love the fabulous autumn feel about this post.Your decorations are brilliant! I love how our American friends trim up their homes for autumn and wouldnt it be lovely if it caught on throughout the UK? Maybe you are setting the trend?

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    1. Hello and welcome Anne - I have always thought of myself as a trend setter (cough, cough, cough) - the children tell me so all the time!
      Thank you for your kind words
      Jenny

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  16. Wonderful items to depict autumn. I love the old tin-it reminds me of pictures from an old Ladybird book showing picture of Autumn.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you - I like to ring the changes. I may have to dig out some Ladybird books now...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Good plans getting out seasonal autumnal displays, looking good Jenny as always.

    Love the header shot too, it made me want to walk in the room and sit awhile.

    When people ask if I'm Bobo or say I read your blog it makes my girls laugh as they think it surreal that people we don't know read all my waffle.

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    1. Thank you kindly - that room is not q-u-i-t-e as tidy as that today...has a bit more fabrics in it...and a bit more 'stuffing' and 'shoving' has to take place!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. I just adore that illustration - absolutely beautiful! And I really like all your seasonal things - I think I might feel more positive about autumn when we finally light the fires - at the moment I just feel the cold and damp creeping into my bones.

    Pomona x

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    1. Thank you Pomona - as I always so to the children...there is no such thing as a free lunch...a damp bones are the price we pay I suspect!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. What a lovely autumnal display of goodies Jenny, I especially love the illustration from the children's gardening book and the gorgeous vintage embroidered fabric that you've covered the book with :)
    x

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    1. Thank you as always dear Barbara - I hope that the remainder of the weekend is good for you
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. Hi Jenny,LOVE and ADORE your gorgeous Autumn things,especially the plates.Do you remember when we had to cover our school books in paper,I bet you did yours with fabric!!Keep cosy,Pam.

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    1. Oh Pam - I do indeed remember that book covering - it was an exciting thing for me to do when I went back to school! I will dig out my history note books as they were my favourites to cover. I generally used old wallpaper to cover mine - blast that I never thought of fabric at that time!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  21. Hi there, I've just found your lovely blog & am following, I will enjoy reading through your past posts, I too always have a "display", usually on the dresser during different seasons and celebrations, this week I have been putting all of the Autumnal china and tins on display just like yours :) x

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    1. Welcome Marina and many thanks for coming to visit. I shall be popping round if that is ok
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  22. Beautiful post.
    Did I spy an enamel wood burning stove?
    I have a Mirus. Brilliant things.
    X x x

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    1. Oooh Betty - you do indeed! I love a nice fire!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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