What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday's Treasures: Autumn Days at Pamela's Victorian Cottage

It's been quite a while since we visited at "Pamela's Victorian Cottage". 
I thought perhaps today would be a good time to call on them for my weekly "Wednesday Treasures".
(which I did not do last week, sorry!) 


Like the rest of us, our little family has been pretty much staying at home.

Home schooling, social distancing, working at home, 
playing with their toys, and going about life as best as possible under the circumstances.


Now that Autumn is here, Mama has been busy working in the kitchen, cooking, baking, and preserving their harvest for the long winter months ahead. She's trying to decide whether or not to cut up that pumpkin and bake pumpkin pies, or let the children have it for a Jack o' Lantern for Halloween.
But since that is still over a month away, she opted for the pies, because she heard company was coming.


The little children from the farm down the road came by to play. It's been a long time since the children have been able to play together, due to the "pandemic".  


Looks like they brought some of their little woodland friends with them.


Even found a sweet little fairy out in the woods who was looking for some friends to play with.


Mr. and Mrs. Owl and Friendly Fox came along too...


Mama decided this would be a good time to pick some apples, while they have some extra helpers.

(Please note these paintings are from the John Sloan "Country Seasons" calendars that I collect each year)

In case you are wondering where the Daddy in this family is...he's pretty much always outside working on the farm, especially now that it is harvest time.  He sees that big old harvest moon up there in the sky and knows that he'd better work a little faster or it will soon be dark.


After the harvest, He takes the wagon loaded with produce into town to the farmer's market to earn a little extra money to help support all those  lovely children.


Each week one of the children is chosen to go along for the day to help out and also perhaps do a little bit of shopping in town. That is always an exciting time!

The rest of the family waves as they leave and watches them go, each one looking forward to the day that he or she is the one chosen to go to town with Papa.


I hope you enjoyed this special visit with our little family at 
Pamela's Victorian Cottage.
Until next time, 
Enjoy your loved ones and friends, and be blessed!

Psalm 128
1.  "Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
2.  When you eat the labor of your hands,
you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
3.  Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the very heart of your house,
Your children like olive plants all around your table.
4.  Behold, thus shall the man be blessed 
Who fears the Lord.
5.  The Lord bless you out of Zion,
And may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6.  Yes, may you see your children's children.
Peace be upon Israel!"

In light of this week's historic "Abraham Accord" Peace Agreement signed between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, we pray that this blessing will be true, 
"Peace be upon Israel!" We know that in the Middle East peace has always been a dream and yet one that has been difficult to come by. Our thanks to our President and those who have worked so hard to help bring this agreement about. 
And our prayers go out that this will truly bring about Peace.
And now if we could also have peace within our own country.
We truly have much to pray about these days.

"Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways."

May we seek to always walk in His ways,
and then maybe there will be peace.
Amen.

Update on my friend Rhonda's grandson Jimmy:  As of earlier this week he was breathing on his own, opening his eyes but not seeming to see anything yet, and he is on a feeding tube. But he is making progress and is a long way from being "brain dead", as originally thought. So we praise the Lord for this good news and continue to pray as he still has a long ways to go. Thank you so much for praying.

 

27 comments:

  1. Pamela, I absolutely adored visiting with your little "family" and seeing how you've dressed things up for fall!
    And yes, I'm celebrating this latest peace agreement with you. I truly didn't think I'd live to see the day, and now, thanks to President Trump and the others who worked on this, it has come to fruition. May that peace be a lasting one, and my God have mercy on our own country, returning us to the peace we once knew as a nation.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting with us today. I believe you might have noticed some of YOUR little woodland friends there, if you were looking in the right places...
      and yes, let us pray for lasting peace...and especially peace here in our nation. It's going to be a "long year", I'm thinking, and so these lapses into fantasy land may help us cope. But we continue in prayer all the while. God bless you, Martha, and God Bless America!

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  2. Keeping Jimmy in prayer, Pamela.

    I'll have to get creative with my dollhouse (we have the same cottage, grin) story telling, I will have to look for miniature pumpkins. I am afraid the little fellow who lived in my cottage has moved out, grin.

    Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for remembering Jimmy in prayer. I believe prayers are helping him to continue to make progress. Oh, I do wish you would bring out your dollhouse and let us meet your little family there...sounds like you may have to look for new tenants. Now that you'll be going to work you may not have much time to play, although you may find it to be a way to relax when you are home. Praying for you as you begin this new chapter in your life.

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  3. This has been a fun post. you write a good story.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. I am glad that you enjoyed it. You can look on my sidebar for previous posts about "Pamela's Victorian Cottage", since you are relatively new to my blog and probably had not met this little family before! They haven't made their appearance in a while, but hopefully they will show up a little more during the upcoming holidays. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you. You can read more of the adventures of "Pamela's Victorian Cottage" on the sidebar link, since you are new to my blog and probably don't know the "history". Just some fun reading when you want to escape the real world. LOL.

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  5. Prayers continue for Jimmy and thanks for the sweet respite with your Victorian Cottage residents! xo

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    1. Thank you for your prayers for Jimmy. I know they are helping! And thank you for enjoying visiting with our Victorian Cottage family! We need to escape reality for a little while...and they have an apple orchard!!! We can vicariously pick apples with them!

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  6. May the Lord continue to bring Jimmy and his family!

    Your visit with the little friends is so sweet. I love the cheeriness of the tiny lights on the front porch! You are so clever and resourceful!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers for Jimmy. I am wondering about YOUR family in Pensacola tonight. I pray they are on high ground and in a safe place. I am glad you enjoyed our visit with our "little friends". You understand how special it is to escape into the world of our "little friends" now and then, my "kindred spirit". Have a blessed day, and let us know about your family. I'll be praying.

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  7. good news about Jimmy from your update

    I enjoyed the day spent at the cottage. If it were up to me, I'd be out in the fields helping pa...I love working the land. Sweet post.

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    1. Thank you, Anni. I appreciate your kind thoughts for "Jimmy". And I am happy you visited with us at the cottage. Yes, I'd love to be out in the fields with Pa too. But I love it all. You can read more of this family's adventures on the link to Pamela's Victorian Cottage on the sidebar. Have a blessed day!

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  8. Oh what a lovely, cozy post. I once had doll house furniture etc. and little dolls. I love that you have decorated for Autumn! Every detail is charming. I am so thankful for President Trump and the peace agreement. I am also thankful and prayerful for Jimmy and his family.

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    1. Thank you, Mildred! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit! Wish you weren't so far away, we could visit for real! I had fun playing with my little family today. Sometimes we just need to be a child again. Thank you for your prayers for Jimmy. I believe our prayers are helping, so we need to keep them up! Praise God! Have a blessed week.

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  9. As a 'newbie', I'm loving your little cottage -- did you build it? Seeing your response (above), I'm going to check out the link. Prayers continue for Jimmy -- as well as our dear President!

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    1. Hello Myra! I'm so glad you came by for a visit. I hope you checked out the link to the other posts on my side bar. If so, you will see that I did not build this house, but I found it at a yard sale and did a lot of repairs. It was a "fixer upper". Now it is happily home to my little family who have different visitors and adventures throughout the year. So stay tuned. You never know who will show up next! Thank you for your prayers for Jimmy, and yes, for our President and his family. God is in control!! Thank you again.

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  10. Oh, how fun! I love all your tours of your treasures. I think this is the first time I've seen the cottage. So cute! Have a blessed rest of the week.

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    1. Welcome to Pamela's Victorian Cottage! You can catch up on the history/story of it on the link on my sidebar for Pamela's Victorian Cottage. I've been neglecting them lately, so it was time they got some attention. Hopefully they will have some new adventures throughout the upcoming holidays. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Always enjoy visiting your little house and love the fall additions. Prayers continue for Jimmy and for the President.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. You are always welcome to come and visit here! And yes, thank you for your continued prayers for Jimmy. I am sure it will be a long slow process, but so thankful he is at least making some progress. And we definitely need to continue in prayer for our President and his family and staff. Thank you.

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  12. You KNOW I love coming over to play dollies! This is the prettiest little house and your dolls fit so perfectly. I love the neat Fall things you've found to decorate with. I always think I might get a doll house...but then...where to put it! lol One of these days I'll find one that I can't resist though. I love dreaming about it. And I love seeing yours! I love to play...I'll be right over! (I wish!!!) Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Is this your first visit to "Pamela's Victorian Cottage"? You can check out the link on the sidebar for more episodes of the adventures of our little family. I always wanted a dollhouse, and saw this along side the road at a yard sale and had to stop. Hubby said buy it, even though I had mixed feelings about where to put it, etc., and then we moved and "downsized", but we managed to keep it. It has given me a lot of joy. You are more than welcome to come play dollies with me anytime. I big dollies and little dollies, take your pick! LOL. I wish you would come sometime...it would be such fun.

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  13. Pam, I love your creative writing in sharing about your Victorian cottage. Creativity is amazing.

    Thanks for the update on Jimmy!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I have fun playing "house" once in a while. It's good be as a little child sometimes. I find it refreshing after having to be an adult so much. LOL. Thank you for visiting. Have a blessed weekend.

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  14. What an enchanting post!Wonderful dolls!

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