20 October 2014

Embracing October

I spent the weekend cleaning house.  Etching some skull-ish silvery things.  I edited photos for a friend.  Made bisque.  Spent time with my mother after a round of procedures she had done last week.

And I embraced Autumn.

We have a tradition of going to Porter's each year- a farm stand out on the highway heading towards I40- where Adams Vineyard is just down the road and NC agriculture reins king.  This place is magic.

The Monkey loves it.















We came home loaded up with pumpkins- racers, aladdins, queensland blues, autumn crowns, casperitas, a moonshine, musque de provence and a handful of valencianos.  We piled in the Indian corn.  And, nearly three Octobers in, I got my very first bunch of perennial mums for the this house.  (I love mums.  I LOVE mums).






It is indeed starting to look a bit autumn-eque around here.  Orange string lights along the bookcases.  Pumpkins, gourds, squash everywhere.  A few Monkey-chosen decorations dotting the place. (See if you can spot his favorite).







Back to the studio today and moving forward for some stacked stone rings, a few sugar-skull inspired pieces, and lots of pumpkin chai.  The sun is to shine all week here in the dirty south, and with the crispness cutting the air, it somehow feels downright warm all around.  Wishing you all a lovely Monday!

xo,
Ro



8 comments:

  1. Some of the most Fabulous Pumpkins I have every seen!!! We have a place here toward North Ga. called the "Tomato House", and a friend and I have gone two years in a row now and brought back some amazing pumpkins! I am in LOVE with Pumpkins! Love your home, and your Monkey.

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    1. Thank you lady! Something about pumpkin patching gets me completely inspired. Cheers to you and yours! xoxo

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  2. love it all!
    especially you and your joy!!!

    Love and light

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  3. Love it! Not sure whether your monkey would love the tiny skeleton garland of the giant spider more ... But I'm guessing the giant spider! Looking forward to going to out favorite pumpkin farm next weekend. Too fun! Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! Yes, he adores is monstrous spider! I hope it was a wonderful time at the pumpkin farm and a scary-lovely Halloween in your neck of the woods!

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  4. well-decorated house AND car !!

    [those are beautiful little mums….]

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    1. Indeed! I am a mumaholic! I hope you are warm and well, my friend. xo

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