Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn in the Country...

Autumn in the country...

Autumn... seems like I do more posts in the Fall than any other time of the year...  maybe it's because it's my very favorite Season...  and Autumn in Centerville is so beautiful!... the air is crisp and cool and the gentle Autumn breeze just seems to lure me outside... today was the perfect Autumn day you dream about...  so, I donned my favorite boots and hat and headed to the little farm stand down the lane... arriving back home with the car laden with mums and pumpkins...  and set about arranging them on the porch...  but first, I set them out on a blanket on the lawn to admire them...  I always choose the "perfectly imperfect" pumpkins...  the ones with marks and scratches that always get passed over...  but not by me...   they all looked so sweet, I just had to show you...

Tessy says don't forget to take time to smell the Autumn flowers!... since I have done soo many posts lately, I'm going to take a little break for a few days from posting...but I will still be visiting  all of you...  Happy Autumn!... xoxo 


  1. Julie - your photographs and vignettes are so pretty! I love that you pick out the less than perfect white pumpkins. I'm the same way! Though I don't do a lot of decorating for autumn...the combination you have of lace, hats, pumpkins and mums are so charming and cozy! :)

    xoxo laurie

  2. Oh.....and I wanted to tell you that I had a Belgian Shepherd who we named Tessa - after Tess on "Touched by an Angel". Do you remember that TV show that was on many years ago? Tess was our favorite character on the show. :) So I loved reading that your furbaby was named Tessy!

    xoxo laurie

  3. Wonderful photos and post . Tessy you do the same as Miggy . like's to smell the flowers ! I do love your cowgirl boots and that hat soo pretty , I can see you now in those boots wearing a pretty country skirt and blouse and that hat ! Simply Country , lovely isn't it ? Have a great day !

  4. I love the arrangement you did on the blanket. So pretty. My Granddaughter would steal those boots though. HA! HA!

  5. Absolutely magazine worthy. You are incredibly talented my friend. Great photographer and GREAT writer.



  6. Hi Julie Marie,
    Just love this post and the beauty in the treasures you have displayed on the throw. Your porch is so inviting and sweet Tessy is a little darling. Love your boots too.
    XO Celestina Marie

  7. Such lovely autumn treasures, Julie your photos.

    Good for you taking a little break--we all need one once in a while!

    Wishing you a beautiful autumn day, dear friend!


  8. The boots (yay white) and pumpkins are gorgeous. Tessie on the porch is too sweet. Have a splendid weekend Julie-Marie. xo, olive

  9. Beautiful!
    Your front porch looks so inviting & Tess fits in perfectly with your colour scheme :-) I love white pumpkins too but they are a bit harder to find here.

    Happy Autumn & have a wonderful weekend xo

  10. What a beautiful post! I've never seen a white pumpkin before... Tessy looks as sweet as ever!

  11. Everything looks so lovely and Tessy is always picture perfect. You have a model on your hands.

  12. What a lovely vignette you've created on the throw! I love the white pumpkins and the beautiful hat.
    Thanks for sharing...

  13. How I wish I had half your talent for putting together such pretty displays. Instead I can live vicariously through your beautiful pictures and words. Sweet Tessy looks as if she is dreaming of Pumpkin Pie . .

    Off now to struggle yet again through the strange and unfamiliar land that Bloggle has become.

  14. Hi dear Cous,

    Well, it will be strange without you, but I will be on the road and probably not checking into my friends as much as usual.

    WiSH that the book tour took me your way. Who knows? Maybe someday.

    LOVE WHITE PUMPKINS so much. They are gorgeous.

    I lived in Cambria 24 years. I still got there once a week and have great friends there.

    Sending love and enjoy your time off.

    Love, your California-Maine cousin,


  15. Wow my friend, I love all your white pumpkins and those mums are simply beautiful, I to loveeee the fall, it's the smell in the air the sweet breeze in my hair that seem to speak to my heart ;) have a wonderful fall day, and please give that sweet Tessy gal of yours a big smooch from me ;)


  16. Ohhhh Julie!!!! This is fabulous!!!!! I just love white in the fall :) The cowboy boots rock! And I love the pop of color with the mums! I still havent even bought any yet! Gotta fix that Wednesday when my sweetie is home from work :) Tessy is sooo cute! Please squeeze for me!
    Love you doll,