Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.

Saturday, November 06, 2010


It is brisk and windy and the you can hear the clatter and scatter and scritch and scratch of dry leaves as they are blown down the street, and across the lawn.  The leaves are heaped in glorious mounds of red and gold, green and brown around our front door and in the corners of the yard and in an unlikely pile that whirls in the middle of the driveway.  We can admire nature's mess for a bit as we welcome the arrival of cooler weather.   We had the first frost night before last and the trees are brilliant, the air is clean and Fall is definitely in the air!

Yesterday we went shopping in the city and although there were plenty of Christmas decorations on display (In my opinion, it is too early for that but that's a whole 'nother post!) my eye was drawn to squirrel sculptures, piles of faux acorns and pumpkins, leaves and anything in the colors of orange and gold.

Today (surprise!) we went to a garage sale.  I happened upon two large tea strainers.  I bought them, brought them home and dressed them up for the season!



If I weren't so modest and unassuming, I'd proclaim, in the immortal words of Peter Pan:  "Oh the cleverness of me!"  

But I am, so I won't!


Paula said...

Oh the cleverness of YOU! Toooooo cute.

Andi said...

So are they acorn shaped tea strainers or do all tea strainers look like this? You aren't clever. I'd say that's pretty brilliant!

Dawn said...

All tea strainers pretty much look like this!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Ah but you ARE very clever! Who else could make acorns with measles.

Oh I do kid - - - but they have spots and that's just where my little brain went - - -

Freckled Hen said...

If I was ever to stumble upon someone's door and they had tea-strainer-acorns I should think we would be fast friends. You are creatively smart! That is the prettiest way to say Happy Fall!

Marilyn said...

You and Peter Pan.....HA HA HA

I remember when I had one of them....wonder what ever happened to it.

marymary said...

Love this idea! You are the cleverest! (I think that's a Pooh word!)

Relyn said...

Oh man!! That looks wonderful. Really great!

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Pleasant words are a honeycomb;
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