Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beauty Everywhere

   It was a day like no other. The weather was nothing short of perfect. Brilliant sunshine. A cool but gentle tree-ruffling breeze. Temperatures in the sixties. The hint of fall in the air. Lots of golden afternoon light bathing everything in its warm glow. I know that I was not alone in thinking that heaven itself had bent low to create a magnificent day for this special Bride and Groom. There was beauty everywhere you turned. And none more lovely than the radiance of the Bride and Groom.

    It is obvious from these photographs that I am not a professional photographer. Below you can see the real photographer at work doing what she does best...capturing those special moments. I stayed out of the way but managed to get some sweet moments between the Bride and Groom.

Who doesn't love the way that a Bride and Groom look at each other?

The Mother of the Groom, my Baby Sister. Isn't she lovely?

The two Mommas...
 The wedding was held at the lovely Windermere Golf Club outside of Atlanta, GA

 No Auburn wedding would be complete without a Toomer's Corner Groom's Cake. 
Wouldn't you agree?!

More to follow!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


    I'm not exactly one hundred percent sure that I know where this place is. That's the downside of using a navigation system to get from Point A to Point B. You don't have to map out a course, read a map, or figure out the most economical or most advantageous route to your intended destination. You just turn your brain off and listen to the computer-generated voice as she gets you from here to there. And that's exactly what I did. With my eyes open, of course.
   But oh my. When I traveled the backroads of Georgia, I had no idea that I was on my way to another version of heaven. But I was.
   Lake Lanier. A house (thank you Polly and John) for a week with my sisters. Time to pull things together for an upcoming wedding. Time to unwind. Time to relax. Time to laugh. Time to cry. Time to pray. A few of my favorite things in the whole wide world.
   I've always thought I was a beach person. Now I'm not so sure.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Vintage Autumnal Delights from Etsy

   If you step outside in the early morning, there is a distinct sense that fall is in the air. The grass may still be green, but the early morning dew is heavier and a few of the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn a burnished coppery gold.
   Here are a few vintage Etsy goodies to help you get in the mood to rake leaves, carve pumpkins, drag your sweaters out of storage, and set your clocks back.

This cotton chenille pumpkin from Snooks just tickles my fancy. 
So cute and guaranteed to impart some happiness year after year! 
Okay, I cheated. It's really not vintage, but it looks like it could be. Sorta.

Hand knit pumpkin - fall autumn orange cotton chenille tabletop thanksgiving tablescape table decor primitive rustic woodland 
Check out the gorgeous colors in this fabulous circa 
1950's dress by Calpreta. It also helps if you are short and skinny. You can find it here.
Pair that dress with this lovely vintage rhinestone set from Weiss. 
My little grandmother LouLou would have loved wearing the ear bobs and necklace.
WEISS Rhinestone Necklace Earring Jewelry Set Golden Autumn Earth Topaz Citrine Amber Chocolate Glass Designer, FREE US Shipping

In that day and time no well dressed woman would venture to town without
a handbag that matched her outfit.
Check out this 1960's velvet carpetbag. Divine!
vtg 1960's carpet bag autumn colors perfect condition gold orange black green Fall Sale
Or if you want to try for a more subtle look, this hand-tooled leather purse might do the trick!
Vintage Purse Bag Tooled Leather Boho Gypsy Chic Fall Trends

Does anyone remember monkey pod wood? Who knew that it would now be considered
super chic? It's also super functional!
Three Piece Table Decor
And in case you were wondering, brass IS back!
I love that it is low maintenance and brings
a warm touch to any decor!
Vintage Brass Candle Holders Candleholders Metal Table Setting Centerpiece Home Decor Modern Candlesticks Heavy
I'm also in love with this vintage tablecloth replete with acorns and leaves. 
It's also vintage 1950's, of course!

Vintage Fall Autumn  Floral Tablecloth 1950's

Set your table with these charming woodland squirrels 
who just happen to double as salt and pepper shakers.
Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
Vintage Home - Autumn Squirrel Woodland Salt and Pepper Shakers

Check out this vintage harvest gold food warmer. Funky and fun!
Mid Century Autumn Gold Double Food Warmer 

Tea anyone? Look at the lovely lines on this little teapot. I so want to make it mine. Today.
Hall's Superior Kitchenware china tea pot, autumn leaf pattern with infuser

I am loving the pop of color this retro clock would bring 
to just about any room in which it finds a home!
Mid Century Modern Alarm Clock - Nectarine Orange, Autumn Colour - Remington, W. Germany - 1960's Home, Starburst Pattern, Morning Wake Up
Remember those rainy afternoons when you used to while away the hours with
your paint-by-number set? This will send you back down memory lane...
Vintage Painting Horses Colt Homestead Barn Autumn Fall Leaves Ranch Western Pastoral ART

Happy browsing or happy shopping!
Etsy is full of treasures to enliven and embolden your fall decor.