We had great weather for the
harvest festival we went to on Saturday.
I was a bit worried in the morning because we
had a little bit of a rain shower. But eventually
the sun came out and we were off!
I have admired the centerpiece's I've seen in magazine's
and around blogland that use old tool "totes"
There were a few not so old, but likeable version's
for sale at the Harvest Time. But, for what they were
I knew my hubby could make me one that would turn
out even better. So I did what a good wife does and
pointed out what I wanted and asked if he thought he
could make one for me and save the money they
were asking. Of course I knew he'd say Yes!
There is always an Amish lady there selling her
baked goods, canned jams and relishes along with
some of her rugs and things. My hubby was the
one that saw it and pointed it out to me. He said
I can't make it for the price it's marked.
~Do you like it?~
Of course I did! Although it was a bit too new
looking for my taste. I said we may have to paint
or stain it....beat it up a little, to make it look
like it's been around awhile.
Of course as soon as we got Home I had to
fill it up and see how it would look. My hubby
added the burlap (I love him!) and helped me
position the pumpkins and gourds. I love these
But, my harvest find was a bit new looking.
So he took it out to the garage and worked his magic
on it. Now it looks much better!
He stained it up a bit. Sanded it here and there.
Threw rocks in it (and at it) and now it looks
much better. I wish I could get a better picture
but, my little point and shoot just doesn't
co-operate with me. I love how the white
pumpkin just pops out of the picture
so to speak!
We figure just about everything in this
tote is edible. There are pumpkins and gourds
and squash of various colors that we can
cook up and eat, if we want to!
I even bought a bunch of Sweet Annie
and tucked bits of it here and there for the scent.
It smells wonderful!
We drove all over our countryside yesterday
looking for more. Couldn't find any!
Where does it grow?
Do any of you know?
I'm guessing we are going to have to harvest
the seeds that fall like crazy and plant it for ourselves.
But, I've read that it likes to spread and to be warned....
it may take over your garden space. So maybe it's worth
the $6.00 a bunch to just buy what you need.
We'll have to think about this one!
So our Harvest weekend was a great one!
Sunday we spent some time gathering corn stalks
and other fallish plant life and decorated the front of
Then we brought down some of my totes of
fall decor from the attic and I got started on
doing what I love, which is decorating
for Fall, my absolute favorite time of year!
There was a nip in the air last night so we
even had a fire in the fireplace. I love this time of year!
I will be trying my best to get some good
photos of what we've got so far so I can share
with you in the next few days!
What did you do this first Harvest weekend?
I'd love to hear and as always
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