What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Monday, October 3, 2022
Oh my goodness! Here it is the third of October already and I haven't posted my October calendar pictures yet! It's been a busy start to this month, which you already know from my last post on October 1st. And thank you all for your lovely comments on the tea party event pictures. It truly was a lot of fun and a day that I know I will remember for a long time. Now what to do with that lovely hat? I doubt it will be worn ever again...but it was such fun for a day! I may hang it on the front door in springtime...that's a thought. Anyway...moving right along...and in keeping with the "tea theme" for a moment or two, here is the picture from my Tea Pot Calendar for this month:
A sweet little German Woods scene...
And some helpful hints from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, circa 1861:
Sounds delightful, doesn't it?
Perhaps we could have our woodsy tea party in this rustic cabin in the woods along the shore of a rocky stream (or here on my Still Waters Pond would be nice too)
My Thomas Kindade calendar always has wonderful Bible verses for each month to ponder...
Perhaps that is what this young lady is doing here in my Country Seasons Calendar by John Sloane:
The title is "In the Moment"...and she is pondering some sweet thoughts...perhaps even thoughts of love.
Oh such a beautiful scene! Wouldn't you love to step back in time and sit there with her in that carriage? I know I would. I could even wear my hat! LOL.
Speaking of "sisters" (see the little tiny book in the picture above? My sister gave me that years ago and those pictures beside it are of me with my sister and my mother, many years ago)...I don't know if I showed you the other sweet little gifts I received on my birthday from my sister and my sister in law:
The two fall dish towels are from my sister, and the "Grateful" pumpkin is from my sister in law. They were both thinking about how much I love decorating for autumn and I appreciate these thoughtful gifts!
Also, I don't think I showed you the sweet gifts from my son and daughter in love Rose...
This sweet tea cup is actually made to sit on a little pole in my garden. It should be used as a little bird feeder, but after my experience with the squirrel on my other pretty bird feeder I have decided it will not hold any bird seeds, but just look pretty in the garden. I will post a picture once I get it set up. We have taken everything extra out of the yard right now since the Hurricane, and I haven't had time to put everything back out yet.
Benton also found this cute tiny little teapot at an estate sale he attended and thought of me. It is really sweet, and on the bottom it says "Salada Tea". Do you remember Salada tea? Apparently it was made my them and it a tea for one pot. I love it.
Oh, I almost forgot! Rose and Benton also gave me the Vintage Hummingbird puzzle, and my sister Doris gave me the pumpkin puzzle! So I guess I need to get busy and put some puzzles together!
Our sweet son Scott blesses us with his talents when he comes home for a day each weekend...this was before the hurricane...and we were so thankful he got the grass cut down to the pond before the storm. That really helped a lot:
I love to watch him work! LOL.
Okay, so we took a nice walk the day after Hurricane Ian passed through...we've had such beautiful weather ever since...low humidity and much cooler days.
But our thoughts and prayers continue for those who were not so fortunate in that storm, and although it is good they are having good weather now to begin the clean up and restoration of their homes, it will be a long time before things are back to normal for them. They are very much in our hearts.
These wild flowers are in the woods where we love to walk, and I love to see them each fall:
And this was our sunset the day (evening) after the storm had totally passed through...it was a gorgeous sky sent from heaven above to remind us that life goes on and that God is with us through every storm of our lives. We have much for which to be thankful...
And with that I will say May God's peace reign in your hearts and minds throughout this week and may He hold you safely within His hands always.
Have a blessed week.