Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Autumn Blessings

I've really enjoyed seeing all the autumn decor and the lists of reasons why folks love fall! I thought about that a little bit this weekend and jotted down my thoughts......the things that really say fall for me....the things I look forward to about fall....the signs of fall....really just the little blessings of fall......




The sound of the katydids and locusts in the late afternoon & evenings....

The colorful leaves on the trees, blowing through the air, and crunching
under my feet.....

Tractors in the fields.....

Pumpkins on porches....

The cotton fields ready to be harvested....

Friendly scarecrows....

The fuzzy caterpillars (wooly worms) crossing the road....

The cool crisp air.....

The evening autumn sky.....

Bales of hay and corn stalks...

Indian corn....

The smells of fall....candles burning, goodies in the oven, pumpkin spice,
cinnamon, apples.....

Hot chocolate.....

Being home for longer evenings by lamplight and candles burning.....

Watching a movie with my family all snug in our pj's and covered up with our afghans.....

Snuggling up with the family inside our cozy home for a good read-aloud book......

Inching closer to Christmas.....


And speaking of Christmas....I had this little treasure in today's mail! I have some time that I will be waiting in between appointments today, so it's going right along with me! I love having it to look forward to and take in every little thing!



And I'm going to leave you with a picture of my new treasure! My mom was with me when I purchased this Ball Jar. I loved the shape of it and was talking about what I would put in it. During our conversation, my mom mentioned that somewhere she had the marbles that belonged to my grandmother's brother (that passed away when he was 18)....the marbles he played with as a child. Well last night, my dad found them and brought them over! We were figuring up how old they were and they are probably somewhere between 95-100 years old! Putting them in the jar and just thinking that he played with them that many years ago was pretty awesome! I decided they were perfect for my new (old) jar!



Thanks for stopping by! I wish you all many Autumn Blessings! :)

25 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh WOW what a beautiful treasure to inherit :) They look nice displayed in your glass jar...you could even convert the jar over into a lamp.

I can't wait to get my CS...the Christmas one, my favorite of all!

Have a great day :)

Sandy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love that crock next to the jar with the marbles, it is neat to inherit something with so much history isn't it:)
Today Stush will go to a farm to get my hay and cornstalks so I'll be busy outside today!
Have a great fall day today Tammy:0
Rondell

Kindra said...

Love your idea of fall!! Fun to read! And what a great treasure to have the marbles from your uncle. They look great in your jar! Have a great day!

Leslie said...

I love old stuff but it's even better when you have the family history to go with it! Isn't it just neat to think of who all used your old stuff before you?

I really need to get my Country Sampler subscription...I don't know what I'm waiting for...

Have a great day!

Leslie

Charli and me said...

Happy Autumn and blessings to you!

Sandra said...

Love the crock, it's beautiful :)

~Judy~ said...

Hey Tammy, love reading your blog every day. I love the shape of the jar. I have a lot of the blue mason jars that were my grandmothers but I don't have any that shape or with a lid. Luck find! And how special to get the marbles too.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have a family antique!! I bet those marbles are worth alot of money!! but nothing compared to the sentimental value!! I love them in the jar, it looks like a nice vignette!! now you need a cozy little lamp and you will be all set (I read somewhere that decorating should be in three's).

Have a great day!
Love
Jill

Daffodil Hill said...

That's so neat about the marbles! I love things with a meaningful history. I love fall, too! : )

Wendy said...

How awesome to get those marbles!! And I love the canning jar its awesome!!! I love your Fall list it sure makes me think of Fall too!:0) Have a great day!~Wendy

ohiofarmgirl said...

Wonder where my magazine is....oh how I love looking at it. Love your jar and crock too. Dianntha

Bonnie said...

how neat~ something that looks so cool AND has family history. Irreplaceable!!!! I love the shape of the jar too. super cool (o:
I enjoy everything about Fall too, even all the Rain we get here (o:

Sue said...

Oh, my goodness! What a treasure. I love the jar itself but the marbles ADD to the beauty.

Debi said...

Tammy,

I love your blog!!
I also love the part about your old jars... I collect them... I have about 40 now lol.
I use them as canisters for pasta, rice, hot chocolate (homemade of course!) and all kinds of other things!!
I love your marble story!! I just picked up some for an friend of ours while yard saleing this weekend.

Thank you for sharing dear. Looking forward to stopping by again.

http://whatscookninjunk.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Tammy--Thanks so much for the award. That was very kind of you--made my day. What a treasure those marbles are. SO nice you have the perfect jar to display them. Have a great day and thanks again. Julie

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hello, Miss Tammy... as usual you have something gorgeous to look at on your blog- and I love your list... ditto for me, too!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love the Marbles in the jar! Makes them more special knowing the history!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Oh girl I must apologize as I knew some other people had given me awards and I forgot them. I will fix it. I am sorry.

I received my CS magazine the day I got home from LA, but I waited a couple days to read it. I just was too busy. There are some great homes in there.

Mary

Merrie. said...

Hi Tammy; I got my CS last weekend, but I was somewhat disappointed because I want more of the houses and less of the craft show LOL; I shop on the blogs now so I don't need that anymore LOL!!! Just kidding I know somefolks really love it, but I was actually hoping for more decorated homes; that would be so cool! I was so upset that they discontinued Country Marketplace with no notice; I loved the crafting in that magazine! I have to renew my subscription this month; I don't want to miss a thing; and I have actually visited one of the homes in the magazine and own a piece that was featured in the photo shoot. Now that was cool; I have quite a few things the owner of that home sells in her shop; Saltbox Farms. :) Love that mason/ball jar

Linda said...

Love your list Tammy - all good stuff there. How sweet to have those old marbles. Now when you loose yours, you have extra's! hehehe - SORRY I just couldn't help myself! Seriously, having family treasures is so special.
I hope you enjoyed reading CS in your spare moments today.

Colleen said...

I love your list, Tammy ... and it was such a trip to see that floral arrangement at the start of your post!

Enjoy those family treasures and all the comforts of fall...

Kate said...

what a cute idea... putting marbles in a jar!! So cute:)

KATHERINELLEN said...

Tammy,
I love the beautiful saying lists about Fall. Mmmm Hot chocolate and curl up in the throw....can't wait. Love those marbles...WOW! Thanks for stopping by....left a weet note. You have a wonderful week...Katherinellen

Katy said...

I love all your fall loves!!! Fall is just a totally WONDERFUL season!!! :)

And I love your Ball Jar and putting those marbles in there is a great idea! What a fantastic thing to receive with so much meaning!!! :)

the primitive country bug said...

Autumn Blessings to you too! I just love reading your posts and looking at all your wonderful pictures. I'm so glad that your dad found the marbles to add to your jar. They look great and what a nice way to think of your uncle. Hugs & blessings,~ Birgit