Not talking about the Thanksgiving dinner leftovers today, although I look forward to those as much as the meal itself. I am speaking of all the photos and other notes/ideas I jotted down for October blog posts and never got to them. So here's a little wrap up. :)
Are these the coolest looking things ever? They look like little baby pumpkins don't they? About 2" in size they start out as little green orbs and in the fall turn to brilliant orange. I bought a stem last Fall in the grocery store and saved the seeds. Planted in a pot this Spring and this is what I got. They are actually an ornamental eggplant and used in Asian dishes. Also called Pumpkin on a Stick and are gorgeous to use in floral arrangements. I plan to use my at Thanksgiving. **If you plant some, be careful. They have some pretty lethal thorns on them...growing right on the leaves. If you look closely, you can see the thorns on the leaf in the foreground.
This is a little corner of my sister's home. Isn't it pretty? That vintage French white chair with gray upholstery, I did for her. The gorgeous orange toile pillow we picked up on a girl's trip to Luckett's. Love the orange with the vintage style aqua vase! She likes to mix the "old with the new" just like I do.
Now, I know I talk all the time about how much I love white pumpkins but I do love the traditional orange too....very much. Took Mom on an outing to a fabulous greenhouse around here. I just wandered around snapping pictures all over the place. Mom just can't figure out why I take pictures of signs. :)
Remember I told you about all the little succulents aka Hen & Chicks I purchased at a yard sale. These are the last of them and I have something special in mind for them. A memento for some very special people for a very special event. :)
I just bought myself some new gardening shoes for muddy work. We had a hard frost last night which pretty much got the last of my blooming flowers so they will come in handy this weekend when we winterize the gardens.
I did a post about how huge the white wedding mums I planted late last summer had gotten. I am so proud of them. Picked a huge bouquet for the family room with one little orange zinnia.
I told you about my neighbor's new green house and how I will get to take care of the plants this winter while she is away in CA. She asked for some cuttings from my azaleas to start. I snipped these for her. I don't remember the names of a lot of the plants, so I just labeled them as "the big pink blooms by the walkway". LOL
I have been super busy lately, stocking my website with some new "old" items. Just listed this necklace I created from a large metal flower with rhinestones, vintage ribbon and old lace, and some other fun. A fresh take on vintage and I hope you will check them out. :)
And last, but not least, I am joining in today on 30 Thirty Days of Gratitude over at the blog Dogs Don't Eat Pizza (don't you love that name?) Check it out. It's on my sidebar. I don't post every day so I am listing my together:
Nov. 1: I am grateful for the safety of my son & his family
Nov. 2: I am grateful for the cold nose and happy wagging
heart that woke me
Nov. 3: I am grateful for the last beautiful zinnia I picked
Nov. 4: I am grateful for the family lunch I enjoyed that day
Nov. 5: I am grateful for a good morning kiss
Nov. 6: I am grateful I got to vote and all the phone calls will
Thank you for reading today. I hope you will become a follower. I am joining these parties this week.
Blissful White Wednesday at Time Washed, Home Sweet Home Friday @ the Charm of Home, Inspirational Friday @ the Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm, A Favorite Thing Saturday @ Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage; Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here ; Vintage Style @ Tuesday's Knick of Time, Cozy Little House "tweak party" Tuesday, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style