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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bye Bye August.....

 Hello September!

And hello to you, Glitterinas!

Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by.

Since the month is changing, I think it's time to 
change up the mantel!

The wreath I made from vintage book pages has been 
here .....this is the first time I've had it 
hanging on my chippy post.

At the other end of the mantel is Mom's clock that Dad gave her
 one year on their anniversary.

 A strand of pearly home jewelry graced the very edge......

 ......but it's time to change things up!

When I decide it's time for Autumn decorations to go up, 
I want them to mix well with the decorations on the mantel..... I'm thinking burlap......





I had a fabulous idea while contemplating my cleared off mantel.....

pitch forks with burlap bows!!

Ok glitterinas, if you just snorted and rolled your eyes, 
you are not alone....

my husband's response was "What?!?!"accompanied by a 
shake of his head.

Not to's gonna be cute!

Here's a box of delicious ribbon that's 
going to work perfectly!

I have shared with you about digging around in my sweet 
father-in-law's barn.....well, these seriously pointy, rusty
jewels came home with me after our last digging adventure!

 These are the business ends of several old pitch forks.

I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to do with them when 
I found them.......I just knew I wanted them!

Let me show you how it all came together.....

this might be a good time to grab a nice beverage .....
I'm sharing lots of pictures!

Now for the burlap bows.....

This ribbon is very light weight burlap....I really like it!

Two of the rusty cuties got a small, flat knot 
instead of a bow.


I think this will work!

What do you think, Glitterinas?

Now, to add a few final touches.....

.....and tweak the placement.....

....back and forth with the candlesticks.

.....I think it's done!

At least for now.

When the pumpkins and scarecrows come marching out 
I think they'll fit in
 nicely with my pitch forks with burlap bows!

With the changing of the month, 
what will you be changing, Glitterinas?

Hugs and burlap,

For my Bunco Babes.....please notice that there's not 
a burlap back pack anywhere!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cooler Mornings at Five Gables Farm

Hello Glitterinas!

Thank you so much for taking time to stop and read my 
blog today.

Some mornings I wake up and want to turn right back over and go to 
sleep......most mornings I get right up and get started with 
my day.

The last few mornings I have been ready to get outside 
and feel the cool air!  It's been cooling off to 
70-71 degrees and....


Are you a morning person 
do you like to stay up 
until the wee hours of the morning?

I taught elementary school for thirty years 
I was, and still am,
a morning person!

I am a happily retired morning girl.

As the August mornings cool off, 
I find myself hopefully asking.....
can cool days and evenings be very far behind?


Here in Central Texas the weather can, 
and usually does, 
stay warm through September and on into 


Oh well, I am going to keep on enjoying the 
cooler mornings that the Lord is sending.....

.....and I am going to start happily thinking about where 

I want to put all my 


and scarecrows,

and fall wreaths,

and Indian corn,

and leaf garlands.......

Hugs and glitter,