Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn is a time to...

be in awe of God's glorious creation...
(This tree is right across the street from my house. Isn't it gorgeous!)



a time for a trip to the pumpkin patch...
(source)


a time to gather autumn leaves for preserving... 
(Preserving leaves was a favorite Victorian pastime. Photo from Victorian Family Celebrations by Sarah Ban Breathnach.)



a time to harvest the crops in the light of the harvest moon...
(photo from en.wikipedia.org)



a time to send an Autumn greeting or two...
(a few postcards from my collection)



a time to hitch up the wagon for a hayride... 
but add those sideboards!
(photo from dailyencouragement.wordpress.com)



a time to be married...
This is me 18 years ago this month. It was a perfect Fall day for a wedding.



And a time to have tea with the scarecrow!

Can you believe it? I finally staged a blog scene off the front porch! For this one, I moved around to the backyard, I wanted it to look a tad bit rustic. The quilt was made long ago by my grandmother and I believe it is called a bear claw quilt. If you know differently please let me know. The caned bottom chair is one of my dining room chairs.



Mr. Scarecrow said he would love to join me for tea but that he would prefer to stand. We did engage in some good conversation but nothing to crow about. We sipped on green tea in my Johnson Bros. "Staffordshire Bouquet" teacups while enjoying some tasty maple leaf cookies, candy corn and Craisins. The crows tried to fight us for those Craisins so we ended up giving in and letting them have them.




Have you ever wondered why a scarecrow is called a scarecrow? Do they REALLY keep the crows away?  By the look of things, I don't believe they do.




In Victorian days, it was considered customary that if a traveling man came across a handsomely dressed scarecrow, he could feel free to exchange his own worn garments for the scarecrow's finery, which is how scarecrows always came to be seen wearing ragged hand-me-down clothing.
I like the traditional looking scarecrow clothing on the little guy below. It kind of reminds me of the scarecrow on the Wizard of Oz. 



Thank you for joining me for my Autumn post and I do hope you will go out this weekend and make some Autumn memories for yourself, something worth "crowing" about. Have fun!

I am joining the following parties...
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at DWELLINGS
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy at 
A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE 
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti and Paula at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME with Bernideen
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry at THE CHARM OF HOME

14 comments:

  1. Fall is wonderful, isn't it? Beautiful photos ... especially your wedding photo! Just lovely!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful photos, Gina. You were such a gorgeous bride!.. Christine

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  3. Gina, what a beautiful bride! I love all your photos, especially that big old harvest moon! Thank you for sharing your tea party. Beautiful table. LOVE the yellow tree!!!!!

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  4. Happy Weekend, Gina! Your pictures are so lovely and that moon is amazing! You were a beautiful bride. Congratulations on your magazine feature too. Your little Victorian Christmas tree is adorable. Thank you for your visit and have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. What a beautiful Autumn post. It is one of my favourite Seasons! You were a Beautiful Bride you were Gina! Have a great week ahead..

    Wanda

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  6. Che meraviglia!Tutto così bello!Buon anniversario!Una sposa bellissima!baci,Rosetta

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you! Isn't it amazing how quickly the years fly by? I bet it seems like just yesterday when you were married. Such a beautiful bride!

    Debra

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  8. I'm one of the few guys that are into autumn because of the season and not because of (ugh!) football.
    Wonderful posting - - - happy anniversary!

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  9. What a wonderful post! Fall is my favorite time of year. And girl you haven't changed a bit in 18 years! Must be good genes *winks* That's a darling setting in your backyard! I wish I could've joined you there for a spot of that green tea, and I could have kept the crows away from those crasins....by stuffing them in my own little face lol! Vanna

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  10. I loved your post! What wonderful pictures and story!

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  11. beautiful and fun autumn post. autumn is such a busy time of year. love having tea with your scarecrow and thanks for sharing the tradition of the scarecrow. happy tea day!

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  12. What a fabulous post, Gina! Your wedding photo is beautiful! The hay wagon brings back such wonderful memories with my uncle and grandfather. I used to love going back to the hay fields with them and swing my legs while sitting on the hay wagon. Beautiful photos! I enjoyed your outdoor tea very much as well as the story.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. Great post to bring it all together for start of Fall! I love the story of the gentlemen swapping clothes with the scarecrows! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

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  14. A darling tea time with the scarecrow! Love it and I see 2012 - This would be cute right on the porch too!

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