Friday, November 19, 2010

Last Days of Fall

The colors of fall are fading fast; most of the leaves have detached themselves from the trees and fallen to the ground. I've raked and cleaned my yard more times than I want to recall, and there may be one more cleaning left. Yes, I know I should wait until all the leaves have fallen and do it one time; it's the kind of thing that drives me crazy. This beauty is outside my yard, but I can visit its beauty anytime by walking to my kitchen window.

Spring, Summer, and Fall, the leaves do a very nice job of blocking my view of the ugly city buildings. Aren't the colors BREATHTAKING!?

So...I've been crocheting a pillow cover with the beautiful colors of fall, because they are so warm and comforting.

If only...I had something wonderful baking in the oven. Maybe tomorrow.:)

My home is filled with castaways, things other people throw away. I found this wonderful old table on the streets while living in Germany. Also, the marble slab on top of the old feed bin was a treasure I could not pass up when I saw it laying on the side of the road. I miss that about Germany. I can't tell you how I got the thing home; my back still gives me fits. It is a perfect example of how my determination can give me enormous strength.:) I just found this wonderful old chair on my last trip to the dumpster. Am I the only person who comes home with more trash than what I take?

I HOPE everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend.


Willow Decor said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Gorgeous Trees!

Gail said...

Sometimes you most precious things to me are the found items.

I love your trees and your table.

Happy Holidays.

Amy said...

Yep your view is amazing. We don't get to have those gorgeous colors where I live. Your pillow top is great, and What about Amy winehouse. I love her music! Especially REHAB! Have a great holiday!!

Peter said...

Who could imagine that these nice things were abandoned?

Nice to see you back blogging! :-)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sixpence,

What magnificent colours of the trees and it must be so beautiful looking out the window.
Your pillow cover is lovely and how lucky finding the table and chair.

Happy week

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Willow, thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the beautiful trees.

Gail, I agree with you...I love found treasures. :) The trees are outside my fence, but I do get to enjoy their beauty. Happy Holidays to you!

Amy, I don't really have much of a view, but the trees do camouflage the brick and concrete that surround me. I live right in the middle of the city.:( The trees do a nice job, though. I think AW has a fabulous voice. I don't know much about her, but I do hope she gets her life straighted out. I'm always amazed how a person with so much talent can do so much to destroy themselves. I guess we all have our demons to fight. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Hi Peter! Nice of you to visit. I know, I have this thing about rescuing things.:) I love recycling. Again, thanks for the visit. Say hello to Paris for me.:)

Hello Carolyn, it's always fun finding things others do not want. I had frugal parents, I guess it rubbed off on me more than I realized. I can't stand to throw anything away. Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs~

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, such wonderful finds! I love your kitchen. It is so warm and wonderful. I just want to hang out there and bake pies with you ;)