Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Home

 I don't think I will ever get unpacked and settled in, but here and there little visions of Halloween and autumn are starting to appear.

 A little witchey candle softly glows in front of a favorite red ware plate.
 A vintage witch and pumpkin candle peek from the garland of autumn leaves.
 Favorite collectibles begin to emerge from boxes to be arranged and rearranged and tweaked. Well you know what I mean.
And Gabe and Abadia start to settle in with their friends. It is getting better each day but please take my advise, NEVER move during a favorite season or holiday!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Magic at The Pumpkin Farm

                                                                           

If you happen to find yourself traveling down I- 95 through N.C. be sure to take the Red Oak exit and head for Fisher Pumpkin Farm. It was just what I needed to bring me out of the blues. 
 The story goes that the lovely old primitive house was once attached to a huge farm house that was being moved many years ago. As the large old two story house was being moved across the pasture and the rear addition fell off and was left behind. Well they say there is a reason in everything and the old addition is now the heart of the pumpkin farm.

The exterior is painted barn red which makes it quite the proper background for beautiful pumpkins and gourds.

                                                  

Beautiful, magical gourds are displayed inside. It was a busy afternoon and I didn't get the name of the artist but hopefully I'll get back for another visit before the season ends.




I fell in love with this fluffy feathered chick.




The old log building below isn't part of the farm but I had to stop and take a picture of it on the way home. I always look for it when I'm out in the area. Isn't it beautiful; just think of the stories it could tell.

 Pumpkins and more pumpkins.


 The front porch; I could spend some time here. It is just so calm and peaceful; it makes me wonder how there can be highways, apartment complexes and housing developments just minutes away. I guess growth is good but maybe for me I'd be happy if rural America wasn't disappearing at such an alarming pace.


 And finally my favorite gourd; they were all beautiful but this one I will dream about.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful autumn; and if you are feeling a bit out of sorts go to the country. It's a timeless cure for stress, sorrow and especially for the urban blues.

Blessings to all!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Witches & Pumpkins afraid to come out!!!

Last Friday was our very first night in this house. I had only a few things moved in and I've been so wanting to decorate for autumn that I quickly unpacked two of my favorite ceramic pumpkins and placed them on the porch; only to wake up and find that I only had one pumpkin as someone had taken my favorite jack in the middle of  the night. So slowly I've been putting a few decorations here and there in the house as I've found time between working and moving and working and moving.

                                                                                Anyway I had more pictures to add but again they have disappeared so I'll leave at this and finish cleaning the fireplace.

Blessings from the mad house!!!

The Massey Ferguson


Hello Everyone; well we began moving early one morning almost two weeks ago, with a somewhat organized plan. We took several of our furbabies to the new house first only to find out that all of the water lines were not working and had to be replaced. From that point things went down hill real fast, let me tell you that just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and just when I thought it couldn't get much worse well then the tax man cometh No kidding, it seems they have determined that they over paid  me on a refund 4 years ago what better time to swoop in than now. Well the van broke down, all hell broke lose at work, the TV just quit, our hours got cut and my schedule has changed and two of my precious babies got out and disappeared in the mist of the madness. I thought about running away too but unfortunately I'm afraid of creepy crawlies and decided that instead of hiding out under the old house with Gabe and Ophelia I might as well plunge forward and try to get through it all. That's when I realized that my Imma and Sugar Bee had disappeared from the new house, they were hiding in the attic and I thought about joining them. Anyway we got the girls safely out of the attic and Gabe and Ophelia safely home to the new house and slowly began this move. The water is all fixed but we did end up having to delay many days of moving. We're almost finished but nothing went according to the some what organized plan so there is much to be unpacked and arranged and mostly I just don't know where anything is. I'm still thinking about running away.
                                                                                  
The old plow up in the picture is a favorite of mine; my brother called it my Massey Ferguson. Since we moved only a block from the house we were in I got tired of waiting to get this thing loaded and pushed it right down the street with the lantern hanging on the side and a white pumpkin under my arm. Brother would have been proud of me.  I'll try and get back later with some pictures, for some reason blogger isn't letting me load them. I hope everyone is well and enjoying this beautiful autumn weather.
                                                                                  

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Day is nearly here.

 
Autumn has finally arrived and moving day is hovering. This time of year I usually find myself gazing into the evening sky to catch a fleeting glimpse of shadowy witches with their mystic familiars; cats and bats zipping about in glee. Tonight I may see if I can flag them down to help with the packing and sorting. I'm sure they would remind me that if I hadn't gone out to the sales this morning I would have had a few less boxes to pack today. I ONLY WENT TO THREE SALES!!! Well maybe one of the sales was a local church autumn sale with 50 vendors but I only bought a few things there.


I found this fantastic old rug beater for under $5.00. I love the old faded red handle; I also bought an old stoneware canning jar that is packed already but I'll have pictures soon of it displayed in the new house. The garden club was also having their annual sale and I was there before daylight; the witches must have been on my side as even in the dark they guided me to an antique blue & white chamber pot, a neat vintage tablecloth, a white trellis, and a white stoneware pitcher. Kirby found a great candle box, he says he doesn't see witches and fairies but I think he does.

The last sale was an estate sale and we were the first people there; we had to wait in line for 30 minutes and by the time the doors were open there was a long line behind us.


My first purchase was this antique trestle table, it has a one board top and it is pegged, I love it and it was $10.00.
I just love the legs on this table; I also found a very nice old Hitchcock chair, actually it was a pair but the seat has to be replaced on one of them so I got the pair for $10.00; I was amazed; there were sales everywhere this morning but I'm quite happy with the three that I went too and very lucky to find these great primitives pieces. It's a good thing to get out and fly around before daybreak with the witches. Now I have so many pumpkins, garlands, and witches clamoring around in boxes demanding to be set free for the season so I guess I'd better get on with the moving. I hope everyone is well and enjoying the season.  
                                                                                 
                                                                               

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