Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Autumn Leaves Drift Past My Window...

Well, not quite yet, but the pumpkin lattes are back at Starbucks, so it must be time to get the autumn-y vignettes going.
My challenge this time was not to spend any money.  And I didn't.  Autumn is a time of gathering and harvest.  So I harvested pinecones on an evening walk and placed them in this Goodwill tureen that is usually in the dining room.  And then I hunted other items I already had from closets and other hidey holes.
The shoes were thrifted at a Goodwill in the Blue Ridge mountains while on vacation.
The two fall plates were thrifted, the bird came from The Dollar Store, and I found the key and the other rusted implement you see in the first pic in my yard while gardening.
No vignette is complete at Chez 256 without a Scrabble tile label.
I bought cloche several years ago from a wonderful shop whose front windows are filled with European kitchen-based antiques called The Kitchen Koop.  KK is the kind of place you can while away a work day lunch hour and immerse yourself in cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, and gourmet coffee.

And don't foget...


W. Latane Barton said...

The leaves may not be falling yet but your post sure put me in the fallish kind of mood.

Annie said...

Thanks, Latane, I'm keepin autumn in mind even in today's heat.