Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is in the Air

Finally, I can feel it! As I do every morning from March thru October, I take my coffee and go outside to sit in my swing  at about 7:00am, do my Devotional for the day and read for a little while.  I face the sun coming up through the trees.  Usually it is a little too bright, but this morning it is diffused by clouds and is all orange and yellow. Then the clouds cover it up and the breeze is blowing.
Welcome breeze.
Welcome clouds.

More signs of Fall as my friends and I go off to Nipomo again last Saturday for the barn sale called

I did a long post on the spring show, and most of the venders were the same with some new stuff, but  two things impressed me the most.
One of those were these pumpkins that had been carved when they were small and on the vine. As they grow the writing becomes raised almost like scar tissue, I think.
Here were a few of my favorites:

One of the reasons we went back to the Remnants of the past was the quest speaker.
It was Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame.
My friend Linda and I sat down in the front row (hay bales) for about 1 1/2 hrs saving seats.
I have never been a Shabby Chic decorator, but have always enjoyed her style and use elements of it from time to time.

Here she is holding her newest book.  She has been through a lot of financial ups and downs in the last 2 years and she talked about that and reviewed her book...which is full of beautiful pictures, but her story is also written in it and after hearing her talk, I want to get the book.
She is the sweetest lady and so kind to everyone who wanted pictures.  I loved listening to her British accent too.

After leaving the barn sale, we ran across this place and more signs of fall.

Here we all are (missing Cindi again) Me, Ruth,Linda,Sandi,Gail and Sally.
Cindi, sweet lady that she is let us borrow her van so we could all ride together and still have room for treasures. Thanks Cindi.

I loved this little tractor, brought back memories of my boys and their little John Deere tractor they loved so much.
The gift store had plenty of fall to offer too.

This cookbook came home with me. I have seen it on some of your blogs and thoght it was so cute.

This trip, other than the barn sale was not spent trifting or antiquing as we usually do.  We were off to the outlet mall and TJ Max.
Then another produce barn called Avila Barn.
There I bought all kinds of yummy salad fixin's, as I had to take a salad to a Sunday night dinner.
We got apples, strawberry, peaches, zucinni, bread, and more,  but again my camera was drawn to the "signs" of fall.

Orange ones
White ones
Green ones
Small ones and gourds of every size and color
And of course my favorite fall flowers.
Opps!! These aren't signs of fall.
Saltwater taffy in every flavor you can imagine.
Brought back memories of being here this summer with the grandkids.
They love to get a little brown bag and pick out their favorites.
Me too!!

This trip was in celebration of my friend Sandi's and my birthdays.
Our birthday's aren't until next weekend, but we will be doing the Peddlers Faire that weekend, so we got to celebrate early.
Thanks to all my friends for a great day of shopping, eating, laughing and fun.
Go to my friend Gail's blog for more info on the Faire, and I'm sure she will be posting more about our day on Saturday. She and Sally got their picture taken with Rachel Ashwell and had her sign their books.


Suzanne said...

I was so sad that I had to miss the show again. We attended a birthday party of a dear friend Friday night and there was just no way to be in Nipomo early Saturday morning. I'm determined to get there one of these days! Seeing your pictures felt almost like being there. Good luck this coming weekend with the antique show. I look forward to more photos of that too. And happy BD on 10/10/10!

Farmchick said...

This looks like such a great time. I love pumpkins and those white ones are awesome!

Sally said...

I loved seeing your pictures, Beverly. The colors of everything was so pretty. You captured the spirit of our trip so well. Have a wonderful birthday again this weekend! Love you.


Linda said...

Great photos of the show...I saw pumpkins "carved" that way a couple years ago in Martha Stewarts Living magazine and I thought they looked so cool. I loved all the pumpkins!

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Thanks for posting our trip. It was such a great day. I will be doing a post in the next few weeks but right now I'm getting ready for the Peddler's Faire this weekend. Thank you for chauffeuring us around. It was fun being together.

Susy said...

What a fun outing with the girls! I hadn't seen the carved pumpkins before - my oh my, how clever. Let us know what you decide to make from your new cookbook (: blessings, Susy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh what fun! I wish I could've gone with you. I love those pumpkins. What a great idea. Who knew you could do that? You're going to love that little Susan Branch book; it's wonderful.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderfully fun time it looks like you had. I would have loved being there. A bit jealous on my end today! :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
I would have loved to have heard Rachel speak, I'm sure it was worth the wait, what a great day!! I really need to get out more and find where all these fun gatherings are..I love the pumpkins with the writing on them (I want one)... I really enjoyed your post..
Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

Janean said...

i am just jumping up and down with excitement (okay, i'm plum tired now). what a fun post and your photos are FAB!

i adore those white and green pumpkins.

ya'll look so great together. glad you had a fun time.

big hugs to you, beverly!