It's Not Over Yet

I have heard lots of people say in the blogging world that you owe no apologies to anyone but today I beg to differ with that. I feel I owe you, my readers, an apology. I have been crazy busy with preparing for a Fall vintage Home Market show I plan to be in. Several days a week are taken with hunting and gathering treasures, not only for the market, but my website too. Then there is the cleaning and painting and re-doing if needed, taking photos, editing, copy writing and the list goes on. And don't get me started on all the social media you are supposed to keep up with for marketing. I'm a one woman show here and I can barely keep up. I don't know how others do it. Oh, I forgot to mention there is a home and family to take care of too. :) I love what I do every minute of the day, so I'm not complaining one iota, but just thought I needed to tell you why the blog has suffered lately. :) And to say I'm sorry for not responding to comments like I should.  I love my readers!

 Everyone seems to be excited about Autumn approaching and the holidays not far behind.  I love the crisp cooler days,  colorful leaves slowly floating down, the gorgeous gourds and pumpkins and the fragrance of apple crisp candles BUT I hate to see the summer end.  I don't call it over 'til the calendar says so, September 22st.  My neighbor is throwing an end of summer party and we will officially salute the last day of summer with an umbrella drink or two. :)  Bobby G. has been chomping at the bit to close the pool, but I whine about that too.  But as you can see in the above photo, the leaves are making a mess now, so this weekend the cover gets pulled up. :)  And see that green moss on the wood fencing........that's from all the rain we had this summer, so I will be scrubbing that this weekend too.   ugh!

I have started a little bit of Fall decorating.  The old blackboard that hangs on the kitchen panty door gets a new saying every month or so, so I updated that.  I also reminded myself that the next two months are, in my opinion, the best time to visit the beach,  ......  hint, hint Bobby G.....maybe a long weekend soon! :)

I pulled out the bag of mini pumpkins I painted last year and added a few here and there.  This one is in the display of old ironstone and vintage baby shoes.

Brought out the shed antlers and put those on top of the music covered books.  I hope to have some antlers at the show for customers to buy.  I love them in winter decorating.

I just got this large antique landscape painting and switched it out with the floral painting on the foyer table for the season.  I love the old brooding oil paint colors.   The  mercury glass pumpkin my sister in law gifted me over Labor Day. Isn't it gorgeous?

Late yesterday evening I picked these hydrangeas and plopped them in an old stoneware pitcher.  I love the color the formally blue flowers have turned to for the season.....don't you?   Perfect for fall. The pinkish purple stalk flowers are some of my yard-sale plants I found last year.  (posted about here) They don't bloom until September and are so hardy and prolific.  They work really well with the green hydrangeas.

And that's all I have done so far.  The pink and white impatiens on the front porch are still so beautiful that I can't bear to tear them out, so I will wait a little while before I do the autumnal front porch.  Early tomorrow morning I will be yard saleing.  Two local churches are having sales and I love church sales.  And there are a couple of Open Houses at some of my favorite shops, so I hope to get to those too.  Then I will head down to visit Mom.  The rest of the weekend will be cleaning up and closing the pool and some more yard work.  Hope your weekend is fun and good!   xoxo 

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Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I, too am having a problem with letting summer go...We did not really have much of a summer, though. It did get warm enough, finally, in August to warrant the air conditioning, but it was chilly and rainy mostly. Even the gardens were not happy and my roses were nearly nonexistent!
Happy scrubbing your fence! lol! I know what a job that is!
♥ Jil

Tete said...

I have been busy all summer, too, but soon enough the winter will come and we can all get caught up with each other. No apologies needed here.

Anonymous said...

I've found myself in the "neglecting my blog" for a long time, now. Life has just been very busy and stressful for us and my free time to be at the computer is very, very limited. I hate that, but that's my life these days. I don't even get to "hunt and gather"!!! I do make running a priority because that's kept me somewhat sane. I have two sales coming up in three weeks....I have gotten nothing done for them. I'm not kidding...it's bad here!

I loved seeing your decor and I know your sale will be wonderful!

Miss you!! L, Dana

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Lynn,
Summer is gone in Chicago for now. 98 on Tuesday and now 58 going down to 40 overnight. Crazy!!! I actually am going to try and start weeding out some of my summer garden flowers. I am sad to say good bye to them but they are really taking a beating with this crazy weather. It definitely felt like fall today. Hey you are a busy lady so no apologies needed. You blog when you can. Sometimes life happens and that needs to come first.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

You're ahead of me. You actually changed out a picture!

I wonder too how other bloggers work it all in. It always seems like other, more pressing things get in the way.

Your words about autumn and summer could have come straight from my mouth. I love the cooler days but don'like to let go of summer. But Nature didn't ask us. ;-)

NanaDiana said...

I am having a hard time letting summer go this year- it is kind of like I got cheated out of it in a way.

It was nice to see a post from you and glad that you are okay and just busy as a bee making honey for the winter! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, I get it, doing a market is so much work! When I lived in Minnesota I hated fall, but now that I am in Florida, lord I can't wait for cooler weather, the beauty is ...It never snows! I love church sales too, they are the best!


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so ready for fall, can hardly wait - want to put jeans, sweaters and boots. The flowers are droppy and I have pruned roses back so I can get roses all winter her So CA - then the calla lily comes so there is always something in bloom.
Great post.

Ballerina Girl said...

What a great post...no need for any apologies! We all have life to tend to...and when our blog can enhance said life or give us a break from it, that's when we post....and our followers are there hopefully! I know I am!
Happy hunting and showing!


Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I am not ready for fall yet either. It just barely cooled off here. Loving the cool nights.

Jeanne said...

Hi Lynn, Your market project will be wonderful. Lets face it life just takes up our time and blogging takes a back seat. I would love to visit so much more but we too have a busy life.

Summer here in the mountains of Western Carolina has been a wet one. Not very hot and that was nice. I am ready for Fall but I can wait. Smile!
Enjoy all that you do and just know your blogging friends get it!
xo, Jeanne

Little Wandering Wren said...

Do not fret, you can always come over to mine! We're heading into summer with the most glorious Spring here in Melbourne, Australia. And just to make you really jealous the kids have just finished for the term - we're on three weeks school hols!


Anne said...

Lynn love your touches of fall! And not need to apologize!I know how hard it is too keep up.Honestly I don't know how I am doing it either.I am going in all directions at all times.But I am doing it on my own too.I am already cutting some things out...visiting boards and such I just can't keep up any longer.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Lynn, I'm the last person you any thing to...LOL. Sometimes I took months off. LIFT happens. That is why Sherry and I hooked up and combine forces. I have not been able to post anything, but Sherry has. We are a blessing to each other.
Your Fall decor is always beautiful and you did a lot. Now take a breather. love your pumpkins. You can do a lot with them. Its still hot down here, but next wk. the temps will be a little lower.
Love ya Lady,
Marie Antoinette

Maureen Wyatt said...

You certainly don't need to apologize but it's nice that you did let us in on where you have been. It's been an awfully rainy summer here and I also feel a little cheated and don't want to march into fall too fast.

Jen said...

Don't apologize for being busy. I think it's that time of year for everyone.... It won't be too much longer and it'll be cold and we will be stuck inside for the winter. I am ready for fall mentally, but I can't seem to slow down enough for to enjoy any of the fun that accompanies it! I love your little chalkboard and what a cute die to change little sayings out.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! We sure appreciated your comment. I can hardly wait to transform those sewing machine drawers! I gave my treadle machine to my darling DIL and she now sits her sewing machine on it. They are so fun to have.

Have a great week!
Blessings, Edie Marie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, I miss the beautiful Fall weather and turning leaves in Virginia. The temperature is still in the mid nineties here. Best of luck with the show..I know your space will be spectacular. Miss you, girl!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Don't apologise Lynn.. we all know that overwhelming feeling when there just isn't enough hours in the day to do everything. As long as you are happy and healthy the rest will fall into place... oopps, no pun intended there.
Enjoy your fall decorating and I look forward to seeing your seasonal changes.

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