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Monday, September 24, 2012

Autumn Arrived!!

This past weekend didn't get out of the 60's. Leaves are still green, but now some are turning before they fall. With the drought here I'm not sure we won't have just yellows and browns, but those Maples may surprise. With Oct. 1st just a week away....where did September go.... Halloween decor is all around.


Seems pumpkins are plentiful around here this year and folks are already purchasing them.  The locally grown mum plants are smaller than usual tho and are just now showing color. The heat and drought here in the Greater Cincy area really effected them, but seems with the weather we're having now they will all last a good long while.....pleasant days in the 60-70's and nights down to upper 30's.....despite some worry harvested produce like pumpkins,squashes, etc as well as some hardy plants..pansies, mums, kale, etc. love temps from 34-40 to keep them 'fresh'. We had a Winter one year where in Jan-Feb temps were in the 60's during the day and 35-40 at night...blooming daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus seemed to bloom early and last forever that year.

I also was busy getting some Fall decor into my case on the 'Avenue' at the Ohio Valley Antique Mall.








The pic of the last two aprons, they were used in the Fall displays at the Antique Mall. I'll have pics of those in another post..Melinda at the mall does such a nice job of creating such unique displays throughout the mall.....and another shot of the newly displayed side wall with other aprons and totes.
Remember, it there is something you see in my case while browsing these pics you are interested in just contact me at brownginghamcreations@fuse.net or leave a comment and we can chat.

While at the mall I once again found a little something I couldn't leave with out................
This cute little cookbooklet out of the 1960's from the Alber's Grocery Store. The store closed it's door's in the late 70's, but we'd shop there almost every week with my Grandma...I even remember the layout!! Holy Cow, don't ask me about important things, but that I can tell ya...LOL.

Inside there are not only ads and coupons and S&H Green Stamps, but recipes, and with the nippy temps this weekend I made a roast. I thought I'd share some of the roast recipes that are in this little gem. Hope you can see them or enlarge em...or even use a magnifier...okay so sometimes I go that far..hehehehe  


Well, That's it for this post. I did want to remind you I am once again hosting a Party over at the Etsy Cottage Style Blog

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Go HERE to visit that party ...hey join the fun...and go to my Weekly Blog Party Page at the top of my blog to visit all the parties I attend!


22 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your home looks like it's ready for Fall. I finally got some Fall decor up last weekend. Love looking through your cookbooks too!! Thank you for all you do Melody!
Wishing you a great week!
*hugs*deb

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a pretty doll collection you and so nicely displayed, too! You fall decorations are so pretty and don't you just love those old cookbooks?
Yes, thank you, Melody, for all that you do for us! It is very much appreciated!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Your case display is wonderful ! Great find !Happy Fall!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Melody, Your case at the mall looks so inviting. Great display and I love the cookbook. This one is a treasure. I collect them and it looks wonderful.
Sounds like your weather is Fall Perfect. We are still warm, getting cooler but not there yet. No sweaters yet. I am so ready for Autumn!!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. It was a fun project and a great no sew creation.

Thank you for all you do with our parties my friend.
Have a great week.
Hugs, CM

Kaye Swain said...

Hooray for sweet Autumn Bliss! Cool weather, gorgeous rain (we'll ignore the hour or so power outage) and FALL FOLIAGE is popping out here and there. So wonderful! :) Have a lovely Rednesday!

Ann said...

The first painting is so beautiful, is it a Thomas Kincaid? Love your dressing up your case for fall, very pretty.
Ann

Jeanne said...

I'm so excited for Fall to be here! The only way we know it is by the decorations! Florida Fall weather arrives in January! Happy Rednesday!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Fall is my favorite time of year! Such a lovely case full of wonderful things! Love those old cook booklets. Sometimes the best recipes are in them!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Nice collection of fall items! Happy VTT!
Ruth

Eileen said...

It's starting to feel like fall here, too. I just love everything about the season ~ the crisp air, the decorations, the food... :) Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Melissa said...

Fall is upon us here in Colorado too! It is wonderful! You have a really great looking case. Everything is very nicely displayed. I like it!

Coloradolady said...

Wonderful display for fall....hard to believe it is that time of year again. I love your aprons. Very nice. Happy VTT

Sue McPeak said...

One thing for sure...YOU have inspired me for Fall. Love your aprons and the 1960's Cookbook. They really took me back in time to when I was taking homemaking in high school. We were given all kinds of cooking and sewing booklets and I saved everyone. I've been thinking it was time to put together a 'Retro Homemaking Scrapbook'...thanks for the reminder and the memories.

Hope you'll have time to stop by CITexas Gal and see my Fall Family Heirloom Find. It's a vintage piece that is once in a lifetime find.

LV said...

Very nice fall presentation.

DearHelenHartman said...

Pot Roast and Pepsi yum yum yum! Loving all the fall decor and dining ideas.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your case looks all ready for the season, such lovely treasures. That cookbook was such a find. You can send your cooler temps here where it's going to be in the high 90s this weekend:-(

SueLovesCherries said...

Your display looks lovely! I wish you all good and many sales!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creative work here ~ display is delightful and blog has vintage quality to it which is wonderful ~ (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Kathleen said...

Hi Melody,
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy October!

Diann said...

Your booth looks all ready for the autumn season! And that little cookbook looks like a really fun find! Thank you for joining TTF last week. Hope to see you again. Have a fun day!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Love your music!! Haha! Spooky.. but your booth is so pretty! I was just at a local antique mall, and thought the booths needed somebody to help set them up! Yours sure looks so nice. I love old cookbooks! I remember S&H Greenstamps. Those were so fun!
Blessings,
Susie

Danice said...

Beautiful Autumn home you have. The cook books are really nice also. Melody, you are really creative :)