Saturday 3 September 2016

This and That

Do you like my newest apron?  It has nice big pockets  and I really like the pink and black print too. It was a thrift store purchase of course.

I cleared off the top of my Mom's old treadle machine to dust it and took the opportunity to show the littlest how the machine worked. Too bad the belt is broken or we could actually have sewn something.

             After I dusted we decorated the dining room for Fall.

My DH built this sturdy wood box that I filled with Indian corn that I've had for many years and ceramic gourds etc.. as well as the lantern which I'm not too sure I like but I can always change it.

When we finished decorating the little guy helped me bake chocolate chip cookies, While they  were baking and I was working on peach crisp he decided to get his modeling clay up and be creative.

                He made wonderful swirl patterns by mixing colours.

On our walk this morning we passed a garage sale so we had a look around. We had brought no money but the woman whose gs it was put 4 tea cups with no saucers and one cup and saucer set aside for me. I went back later and got them. $3 for the lot.  That's them lined up on my cluttered counter.

I hope you're enjoying the long weekend.

Thanks for visiting,

                      Granny Marigold


  1. Hi GM! Aw! How nice of the gs lady to save the cups for you!
    Your house looks cozy, cozy, cozy! You're ready!

  2. Your house looks very 'Fallish'! I'm still hanging on to summer, or hoping it comes back.

    1. That didn't come across very well. You house looks very nice with it's Fall decorations!

  3. I love your fall decorations! It's my favorite time of year.....

  4. What a great job dressing your home so beautifully for fall. I haven't taken out my autumn stuff yet as I am not ready to say farewell to summer though the seasons wait for no one, do they? Today we are experiencing quite the weather system with 2 1/2 inches of rain already and more forecasted yet to fall before this system leaves us....typical long weekend weather for us! I'm glad I'm not camping! Happy Labor Day Weekend, GM!

  5. I just love your fall decorations. Wish you could come and help me! That old sewing machine is beautiful. It probably sews really good too. The clay looks like candy sticks.

  6. Nice fall decorations, and I like the apron!
    Now I'll have to go eat some cookies! :)