Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pumpkins and answers


As I've said before, I'm not much of a seasonal decorator, with the exception being Christmas, and as much as I had tried to get in the spirit of Autumnal decorating this year, it just really isn't going to happen.

I did create a pinterest board for it though, which was fun, but honestly, we celebrate Thanksgiving at my mom's house, so there's really no reason to pull out all the stops.

Plus, how much fun is it to decorate with paint cans everywhere?

I suppose I could put some pumpkins on them and call it a vignette ;)


That said, I did buy some cute mini pumpkins and scattered them a few places.


Oops! I forgot to turn on the light ;)


And I know how much some of you like seeing pictures of the same thing over and over again, so I'm indulging you.

Can you hear the dripping sarcasm? :p


Do you spy the little white pumpkin, on the bottom left?


Here's a closer look:


I bought it from my dear friend, Celestina, who I've known for a very long time. She creates beautiful things for her Etsy shop and sometimes shows them off on her blog Southern Daydreams.

Even her packaging is beautiful:





I like to support my friends, when I can, if you haven't noticed ;)


By the way, some of you have asked whether or not certain pieces of furniture are antiques.

Yes, almost all of them are, with the exception of the grandfather clock and chairs in my dining room, the daybed in the family room, and the coat rack below.


But, aside from the daybed, all of them are pretty much vintage, considering that they're all over 30 or 40 years old.


Also, some of you were curious about the antique book in my office that I showed last week.


It's a Family Bible from 1767



Not my family's Bible sadly, but the Hirschbek Family.


I bought it on Ebay for a song, so if anyone knows anyone with that last name I'd be happy to return it to their family.


It's gorgeous inside, but very fragile.


So that's it for today.

I haven't had time to answer all your questions or sweet comments from non-bloggers, or visit everyone's blogs, in my last few posts, but I plan to catch up soon.

I hope you understand :)

xo
rue




43 comments:

  1. Oh, I am like you. I do not always decorate for every season. My sister does, and she does it very well. Your pumpkins are very cute. That family Bible is gorgeous. I am amazed that it got put out there for the taking from the original family. It is in safe hands with you, Rue. Enjoy the coming of fall. We had a lovely day here in the Pacific NW. I hope you did too. Kathi

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  2. Thank you for explaining about the Bible, Rue. What a treasure it is and yes, it is sad that it is not still in a family who cares for it. It's very sweet of you to give it to them if someone claimed it but I know that you will be a good caretaker of it. Isn't it intriguing that Louis was a violin maker? You have to think that he appreciated beauty.

    Your little white pumpkins are just right in your house!
    Dewena

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  3. You're such a treasure, Rue! You're different in all the right places.
    Brenda

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  4. RUE!!! How big is that family Bible? I inherited a Bible similar to yours and mine is a huge book. I wish I had a picture of it but I recently put it in my grand daughters hope chest and have several heavy boxes sitting on top that I can't pick up to move. Once we get her room straightened back out, I will post about it on my blog. I've never seen another like my Bible.

    Grace & Peace.

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  5. Ah to be the steward of that antique Bible Rue. The cute little sweater pumpkin is sweet! A perfect touch of Autumnal goodness with the sweet baby boo pumpkins on your gorgeous hutch with those pretty plates. Kathleen in Az

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    1. I just wish I could find a relative, Kathleen. Maybe one day :)

      xo

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  6. Your place looks great Rue...as always! Xo

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  7. I didn't do much fall decorating either. A little bit more than you though. ;-) Just did a post on it earlier this evening. Your little sweater pumpkin is so cute. Amazing that you have a Bible from the 1700's. I can only imagine how fragile it is.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  8. It is always a lovely treat to visit here with you dearest Rue.

    I've set out a 'found' ceramic pumpkin, that's it. Like you, Christmas is the holiday I decorate for, and it will be here before we know it.

    Sweet pumpkin by Celestina.

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  9. You have so many pretty things to look at it doesn't matter if you decorate for the holidays. Your home looks great, paint cans and all.

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  10. Now that it's just the 2 of us, I don't do much for fall decorating either. I love your lineup of the cute little white pumpkins across the top of your china cabinet. Your old bible is gorgeous! It's hard to believe something like that shows up for sale online.

    The pumpkin you bought from Celestina is adorable, too!

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  11. Hi Rue, Will you tell us a bit about the china in your hutch? I love the pictures on it - so beautiful!

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  12. Loving your pumpkin placements! Isn't sad that a family bible or old family pictures end up away from a family?

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  13. You have inspired me to head down to the dark abyss {aka our basement} and bring up our old family bible. It looks a whole lot like yours, and the best part, it really IS our family Bible. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. We each decorate, as our own feeling advises. I don't do as much as I used to. And that is fine.

    I adore your little white pumpkins. And the hand made one, is delightful.

    Don't fret over blogging-catch-up! Please! Life happens. We all know that. And to push yourself, to do catch-up, is just a recipe for frustration and irritation. Please.... Don't....

    Tessa

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  15. I so enjoy the pictures on your blog (even several of the same thing 😊). I do decorate for fall as it is my favorite season, but since I love alone now I don't decorate as much as i used to do. I love the family Bible! We have one with a very similar cover in our family, my sister is currently the custodian of it. I also would like to know more about the dishes in your hutch. Have a beautiful fall day!

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  16. love the pics - and the white pumpkin. Everything looks so beautiful. I gave my oldest son our family bible which I believe dates back to the 1700's. I figured with all my moves it was going to get even more torn up. Love that you have that bible - it's wonderful to have something that old from the family.

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    1. well, your comment section isn't working for me, Rue, so I had to resort to the reply button. :)

      That old Bible is a treasure, and I can't believe it's from 1767, oh my! Your white pumpkins look so sweet all scattered around your house. I went with the orange pumpkins this year, but I do love the white ones too. I don't think I would ever get tired of looking at your gorgeous hutch.

      ~Sheri

      oh, Celestina's white pumpkin is so cute. She has been my blog friend since the beginning, and I love her so. She is really talented and an exceptional woman. : )

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  17. I don't know what's up with the comment box. It shows up when I look, but not for a few others. Maybe Blogger is working on things again?? Anyone else know?

    xo

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  18. i am keeping it simple this year with the Fall decor. I do a set of cubbies and a shelf but that's about it. Well I do have some of my handmade pumpkins from a friend I put out in October!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  19. I love your dripping sarcasm ;-P and the fact that you support your friends in all of their endeavors! That is a great quality in a person!! And I love your little pumpkins...I may be buying one from your friend's Etsy shop! :-) LOVE that Bible...didn't I tell you, my last name was Herschbeck...but we spell it R.o.b.e.r.t.s. ;-) Much love and hugs!!

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  20. I saw those sweet knitted pumpkins on Celestina's blog and I was so tempted to get one! I haven't even pulled out last year's velvet pumpkins that I got on Etsy yet, or really started decorating. I usually do it up for Fall because I love it so , but this year I am just not feeling it! Maybe October 1st it will hit me. That bible is a gem! I have had problems with the comment box the last few times. It just disappears. It helps to refresh or go back and then it appears again.....???

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  21. I love it when your post lands in my in-box...even when it's dripping with sarcasm! And yes...we all are voyeurs aren't we...that's why I love seeing pics of your home...with or without seasonal decorations. I'm not one to do that either, except for Christmas...who's got the room to store all that stuff? Enjoy your day! ;)

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    1. I'm awful with sarcasm, Donnamae. I really just can't help myself ;)

      xo

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  22. Hi Rue, your home is beautiful and the bible is beautiful. What a treasure to have in your care. All your fall touches are delightful and how sweet of you to give me a mention. You are so kind and I am honored that you wanted something from CMD on etsy for your home. Enjoy the season sweet friend and happy fall!!
    Sending love to you, cm

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  23. No, no Benita! That would be moi;).

    Love the sarcasm Rue. You've got a knack for hitting the nail on the head.




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  24. No, no Benita! That would be moi;).

    Love the sarcasm Rue. You've got a knack for hitting the nail on the head.




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  25. I love that cow picture, and I like that you have kept ypur decorating to a minimum. I have a pumpkin scented candle. :)
    xo
    Laura

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  26. i find your rooms just beautiful.
    and i especially love the dining room. it's so warm and inviting in its simplicity.
    and you know how i love simplicity!
    you're never a disappointmnet rue. especially when you drip sour-chasm! LOLOL! XO♥

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  27. I'm having a hard time getting into the fall decorating this year. Might have something to do with the 90+ temps. Love that little pumpkin.
    Have a great weekend!

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  28. Good Afternoon Rue, Your old bible is so interesting. I am always fascinated when I find writing inside bibles or old books. I have a very old bible which belonged to Robert Haynes 1828-1889. I tried very hard to find the family, but without any luck, I even had friends in America doing a little research for me, because as you say, as much as we love them, how marvellous it would be to be able to return the bible to the family. My bible records Robert's family history and although he died many years ago, I feel I have got to know him through him recording his life in the bible.
    As far as decorating for Autumn is concerned, we don't tend to decorate for Autumn here in England, but like you, I love decorating for Christmas.... it's always fun.
    Enjoy your day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  29. I love the bible. Thank you so much for sharing it. Wow!!
    I am enjoying your blog. :-)
    Carla

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  30. Love the pumpkins! It only takes a little bit of seasonal flavor to bring the season to our homes…and I love how the pumpkins add that touch to your hutch. {great plates!} Happy autumn, Rue!

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  31. Love that gorgeous set of china in the hutch! Is there a story behind it? Would love to know more about it! I'm a closet china'holic! ha! Your sweet little white pumpkins are so cute scattered here and there! Hope your week is off to a great start! :) ~Rhonda

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  32. Rue,
    Thank you for your thoughts on my pet peeves post. It's nice to hear some of the pet peeves that my blog friends have, so we can learn from each other. About your pics.....they are not too big, they are about the size of ours. I am talking about those that fill the whole page. I can't see all of it without scrolling up and down, so it's hard to see the beauty and appreciate it. I think when people talk about their perfect lives (which mine is definitely not at the time, a few things going on), I think they are people who see the glass half full and not half empty. When they seem that everything in their life is rosey, well, it might be to them because they are grateful people, and they focus on their blessings instead of their sorrows. It's a good lesson for all of us, including me. I admire these people so much. So, just a thought when you come across anyone who is thinking that their life is perfect.

    Have a good week, Rue, and I do really enjoy your blog and all that you share.

    ~Sheri

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  34. Rue everything photographed in this post was a delight. Love all your White pumpkins and your bible you purchased. My husband is in digital media for a company that prints bibles. There is something so precious and endearing that lifts you spiritually over a vintage bible.
    xo,
    Vera

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  35. Simply beautiful! That old bible is a treasure! My cousin recently gave me the family bible that had been my great great great grandfather's. It will eventually be passed down to my oldest son and daughter in love who will cherish it and make sure it stays in the family. :)

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  36. Simply beautiful! That old bible is a treasure! My cousin recently gave me the family bible that had been my great great great grandfather's. It will eventually be passed down to my oldest son and daughter in love who will cherish it and make sure it stays in the family. :)

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  37. I'm catching up with you today dear Rue! Thank you for sharing Martha Tilton I had not heard of her. I am particularly enamoured with burgundy velvet box in this post. What a treasure!
    Happy Friday!

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  38. I'd not read the story you linked to today, so I just had to come read more about that wonderful Bible and how it came to be with you in the first place. I think I may have a few goosebumps now, knowing how the story ends.

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