Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dressing for October ~

I think she wears Autumn colors best,
this old farmhouse....

she just seems to glow when I scrub & clean her,
then dress her in hues of bittersweet, orange, sky blue & brown....

you can see the mending-patches on the wingback chair in the foreground to your left....

she wears simple things,
nothing too fancy or store-bought ~ old & worn is so much better.

when the morning sunlight fills & warms her,

her ancient walnut floors shine with a mellow glow that only gets better with time ~
her stately old brick chimney lends an air of colonial sophistication to an otherwise simple home.

always ready to offer her warmth and hospitality,
my old farmhouse seems to hug me when I come home...

as I've mentioned in my previous postings,
I am carefully choosing what beloved items to adorn her with ~
Halloween Dolls & Folk Art are my absolute favorite :

Peter's Grandfathers' tool box hangs in our den,
filled with old tools
and the
memories of the hands that used them ~

my Feather Tree dressed for Hallow's Eve glows softly in the evening hours ~

~ our blue mantle is set for the Harvest Season...

of course, Mr. Ignatious Katt had to run onto this snapshot ~
can you see that his tail is a blur?
can you also see that my cuckoo clock's weights and chains are now hung on the clock itself?
Hmmmm.....I wonder what (who) could have made me do such a silly thing....

All in all,
I am simplifying...in my own way I guess!!!!
I still love 'stuff' and really have paired down quite a bit in the last two days ~
really, I HAVE! :)

in other news,
I will be leaving for Connecticut, by train, on Sunday October 9th
...and will return sometime the following weekend (perhaps the 16th)
so the shop WILL BE CLOSED for
Friday October 7th
Saturday October 8th
Friday October 14th
Saturday October 15th

I'm hoping to enjoy my first New England October in more than eight years!!!!
any orders placed while I'm away will not be shipped until my return.
and all orders that have been placed previously to now have been shipped ~

Have a beautiful day my Friends!!

blessings from the farm,


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori, have a wonderful trip!!! Enjoy, and share pictures!!! OLM

Sue said...

What a lovely home and thank you so much for sharing it's warmth with us.

Enjoy your trip. I'll bet the colors in New England are just breathtaking!


Love your prim dolls. Mary

from me to thee......... said...

so warm and cozy, I have always loved your home....and it just keeps getting better...smiles, Linda

Penny said...

LOVE it all!! Such a pretty, warm and inviting home!! I can see myself curled up on that cozy couch with all those pillows..... ahhhhhh...... Love your dolls and folk art -- everything is perfect.

Have fun on your New England trip! We used to go apple picking every year in NH where my cousin lives.... we'll resume again one day when life slows down a bit! Hope the colors are at their peak for you!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Yes, so warm, cozy and inviting is your old farmhouse. I love the way you've decorated her Lori. Thanks for sharing with us. I didn't put out all my things this year either. I still have lots of things but wanted to simplify a little. Have a good time on your trip. Hugs, Lori

sheravery said...

Hi Lori,
I just love, love, LOVE your little corner with the radiator, clock and 'goodies'! The rest of your home is very inviting, as well. Have a great time in New England. I live in New Hampshire-stop in and we'll have snacks and wine together :>) !!


cucki said...

really very sweet home..it is my dream home.i love it so much..so so so much
thank you so much for sharing it with us all.
enjoy your trip dear..
hugs and kisses for you
cucki xx

DianeM said...

OMGoodness, your home is beautiful! Do you need a house-sitter while you are away...lol. I think I am going to have to buy the Just Cross Stitch magazine so I can stitch the feather tree too :)
Smiles, DianeM

Shelley said...

She is a beauty....love,love your style....blessings

Sherry said...

What a beautiful place you have! Have a safe trip!

TheCrankyCrow said...

You have an amazing home Lori - and have dressed her so very fittingly and beautifully. I don't know how you could possibly stand to part with anything you have.... I think, tho, the piece I love the best is the tool chest. Wishing you safe travels....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Nancy said...

You have a beautiful home, so inviting and cozy looking! Enjoy your trip!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Lori,
Oh so lovely. I can smell the beeswax and lemon polish. Your home does glow.
It's so wonderful that you and hubby have the toolbox close to you, for the memories from a family heirloom are incomparable. Yeah, I'd move those chains, I swing mine up and over the clock top and just watch where the weights are. our cats still go nuts
when the birdie cuckoos.

Warm Regards,

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Thank you for sharing.
Have a fun-filled, safe trip.
Hugs :)

Beckyjean said...

Your home is beautiful Lori!! Have a wonderful trip!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Cinlyn said...

Cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing.
What a difficult task of pairing down...I try to do that on a regular basis.
Enjoy your trip....look forward to hearing...and seeing all about it!

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! I love your home! It looks so cosy and warm! :)

MoonBeam said...

What a touching post and beautiful photos of your home. Have a wonderful trip. I'm excited because I'm in the planning stages of my first trip to New England in far too many years for next October. It's the best!


Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

That huge basket in front of the fireplace is BRILLIANT!

Merilyn said...

You have a wonderful way of putting an eclectic mix of things together to create such a warm and inviting home!!! Beautifully put together!!! Thankyou for sharing your space!!! Have a wonderful trip!!

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