What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday Monday

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.



  1. What a lovely post! So glad you are doing well...although I do think I have missed something - I will definitely need to catch up on some previous posts! Did you have a birthday?? What sweet gifts! You are loved and blessed - that is obvious!! And what an extra blessing that the storm was not too impactful for you. I am still overwhelmed with the photos that continue to come out of other parts of Florida!! Have a beautiful week ahead!! Happy belated birthday wishes!!

  2. Love that tiny teapot…Thomas kinkade is on a few of my walls…

  3. What blessings! -- Both mercy from the storm and thoughtful birthday gifts! I've not seen that Kinkade log cabin before but like a few others you've spotlighted, I want to walk right into that scene. When she was a college student, my DIL used hat pins to decorate the walls of her apartment bedroom with vintage hats and period clothing. I thought that was such a novel idea and had to take a picture. Of course, I've no idea whatever happened to it. Wishing you a most blessed week!

  4. Such a lovely post with a definite nostalgic feel, Pamela. Those painting truly drew me in, too. I enjoyed seeing your unique birthday gifts, and I know you're looking forward to brewing tea and working on those puzzles. I've never been a puzzle fan, but I certainly do appreciate the allure they hold for others.

  5. Pam, I would hang the Tea Party hat on a door inside the house, and enjoy it year-round. You looked absolutely lovely for the tea. Thanks for the tips on tea-making, too. I don't drink as much tea as I used to but if I paid attention to these tips, maybe I would!

  6. I just had to stop by and pay you a short visit. Blessings to you as you cherish all those wonderful treasures you have.

  7. Such beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I just love those yellow wildflowers! Your photos are always beautiful, Pam, and that Scott is a hard worker and a good son!! Have a blessed week, dear friend!! xo

  9. Trying to catch up on my blog reading. I loved your little outfit for the Flagler luncheon. I think you nailed it and yes those were the richest ladies of the time but needed the Lord. I too am so sad for the people in the path of Ian. Such devastation. It will take much time. I am glad y'all were spared. I think the cool front we got kept it south. I am enjoying the little reprieve in the intense heat. We are having the kind of weather you wish you could have year round. The wildflowers are often the very best. It is just about time for the roadsides to be covered in yellow flowers here.


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