Friday, October 30, 2015

Family, Autumn, Antiques, Back Roads and Bliss

Last week was just an amazing time of spending days with my beautiful children and Grandchildren,

We spent as much time as we could exploring the roads less traveled and sharing our love of history, old houses and antiques. We visited two cemeteries that predate the revolution.   These are beautiful enchanted places in settings that offer a certain calmness of peace and tranquility. Old twisted tress bow gracefully over ancient stone markers that tie the past to the present in a way that is calm and natural.  

We stopped again in Historic Halifax and were  delighted to happen up the filming of a TV show that will be aired in 2016; Legends and Lies. I must see this and it was so much fun to see the actors at the Old Eagle Tavern dressed in their eighteenth century best.

We strolled through the museum and it is very easy to imagine life all those many years ago.

We stopped for as much antiquing as we could, we never can get enough of shopping and browsing in antiques stores all across North Carolina and Virginia.

We fell in love with this old churn along with many other beautiful things. Lisa and I agreed that the best we could tell the booth below was move-in ready. We just fell in love with the stove and all of the wonderful kitchen items.

Everywhere we visited there was so much to see and share, we just couldn't have had a better week.

Tomorrow is Halloween so I must go and make sure that I have plenty of treats. It is a beautiful autumn day and I have already spent to much time outside. We will be adding more things to our Etsy shop over the weekend so please stop by for a visit. I will also be posting more pictures of our adventure in the next few days..

Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Taking Flight on an Autumn Night

  The afternoon has lingered long and I have just slipped to a cozy spot by the fire. 
A guest might tell you that I sit quietly  and speak in a hushed tone of some memory from long ago. They mean well in their words and in all truth they see someone or something in my stead. I've slipped away for an evening flight. Far above the trees I gaze below to fields of orange pumpkins, sweet potatoes, Peanuts and apples, so many of autumns gifts. I seek the old houses, with long memories and I think on how silent the land is below. Land that offers up her bounty to the first chill night. On this flight I see the deep dark magic of the forests and hear only the voices of nature below. Oh my, Someone has called my name and I  am back by my own hearth. My broom stands against the mantle as if it has been there all through the evening. Yes I answer I am listening; let me tell you a story about an autumn evening... You know just an old wives tale I heard somewhere. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rainy Saturday Crafts

It's another rainy Saturday here.  Since I decided not to go pumpkin and mum shopping in the rain, I did a few crafts to add to the Etsy shop.

A blue bottle with white lace paper doily, hand painted vase with silk fall leaf and another hand painted vase with jute twine at top and fall silk leaf.

 Various hand made clay ornaments, charms or pendants.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday.  Lisa

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Etsy Shop Now Open.

Our Etsy Shop is now open, we will be posting more items weekly. We have dozens of items waiting to be listed. Please be patient with us as we continue to grow,
 Jasper likes our Etsy Shop, he would like to invite you to stop over and visit.

Welcome Spring

I am very pleased to know that today is the first day of spring. It doesn't feel at all like spring here; it is COLD and very damp a...