Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fabulous Fall Weekend

No hairy spiders in this post...I promise!

I had a busy weekend with some of my family. We attended some fall festivals and flea markets.

The morning weather was chilly, yet by the afternoon the sun popped out. As you can tell, we were being blinded here!

Leave it to Dusty Devoe to find a horse to pet! The first flea market was in a horse arena/barn. They had apple cider, pumpkins, lots of handmade and vintage goods....and ponies. How perfect!

I got these unique sheep tea light holders there. My mom and I each got one. The tea lights burning in them are the little flameless ones.


I love fall decor! It even rivals Christmas decor in my book!

My mom bought a carved out pumpkin full of rosehips. We also got scoops of a rosehip potpourri....delightfully autumn!

We hit a church rummage sale in final last hour....the "fill up a grocery bag with as much as you can for $2" hour! I found this book, Rascal, which I remember reading as a preteen. And an old bottle.

I also picked up an old picture frame, a weathered pink short-sleeved sweatshirt, a paper journal, and an old college typewriting textbook. Definitely obsolete. Interestingly, I loved some of the sample paragraphs for the typing lessons and I will share some of them with you on "typewriter Tuesdays" starting next week!

I also got to photograph an old classic truck for a friend of my parents. This was a fun shot I took of me in the side mirror.

I was wearing my pink horsey rain boots in anticipation of a sloshy day, but look at that blue sky behind me!

That was only part of my fun weekend. I'll share more in my next post....

33 comments:

  1. Lots of goodies! Oh, you make me miss rosehip all the way out here in West Africa! My grandparents were always out collecting and drying rosehip...

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Your photographs are beautiful. We have family coming this weekend and I am hoping for a trip to the pumpkin patch with the grandchildren.

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  3. I love that last picture of you in the truck's mirror. How cool is that?
    You find the neatest things. I'm so jealous. I agree, fall decor ranks up there with Christmas!

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  4. And after I published my last comment the next word verification that came up was............pooping.
    Seriously!

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  5. Your photos m ake the simplest things look so fancy. I look forward to all of your photos.

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  6. Yes, we did have a wonderful time didn't we! It sure helps that we all love shopping!

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  7. This post was way fun. Your photos really inspire me to try new approaches with the camera.
    I am also strangely excited about your Typewriter Tuesdays. Don't you love those black vintage typewriters? This past weekend I went to a few antique shops. There are very weird/beautiful/beguiling/freaky things in antique shops!!!!!

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  8. Oh what a perfect weekend! Looks like you had a great time. Love the sheep!

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  9. How fun! You find the best stuff at the thrift stores and flea markets. You have a gift. I agree with you on the decorations...I prefer Fall decor to Christmas decor.

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  10. ooks like good times!I don't get off the farm much on weekends to do that , but there is a big market in town I want to try to get to soon

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  11. What a wonderful weekend. Great photos, of course. Amazingly, fall has kind of hit us here too in southern CA this week.

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  12. Does sound like too much fun...wish I could have benn there with ya'll!!!

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  13. I remember reading Rascal as well! Great pictures as always...I love the pumpkin patch!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE the photo of the rosehips and sign. You really captured the color and nailed the composition!

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  15. Sounds like you had a great time! Love the photos, the one of you in the mirror is a really neat one!
    Jane

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  16. You sure are taking some amazing photos! What a wonderful way to enjoy Fall.

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  17. Sounds like a fun little adventure with your family. You found some unique treasures, too. I adore those sweet sheep tea light holders! So cute!

    Typing Tuesdays, you say? I despised typing class in high school. My female teacher had a crush on one of the high school boys and was always sidling up to his desk and leaning over him with her low cut blouses. gah! She mostly ignored me and the other girls in the class and I ended up dropping out after the first few months.
    I still learned how to type....al on my own....on a computer. hah!


    ~Lisa

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  18. My 'L' key isn't cooperating. I really do know how to spell 'All'. lol!

    ~Lisa

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  19. Great pics PG! You got some shots I didn't even think about. I'll have to catch up to your photographic brilliance when my new camera comes. Is it still coming? You wanted to know why you looked so short in the pic on my post. I think we were standing on a slope because I was wearing flat boots. I actually commented about that very thing with the picture but took it out because it was sort of random and didn't fit with the rest of the post. So now you know! I had loads of fun and hope we can do the same for x-mas. There are a couple things coming up, I'll give you the dates later. Have a good day tomorrow!

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  20. I love old vintage things..my house is full of them. I enjoy yard sales and rummaging around..I think you have have a great find with the adorable sheep candles. Nice pics!

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  21. Sounds like a great weekend...love stopping at garage sales for treasures.

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  22. I am soooo envious of your flea market expeditions. They always look like so much fun. I wish we had markets like that around here.

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  23. Looks like a fun filled day! Great company, great finds and great photos! Loved your boots in the last pic...I noticed them first!LOL!

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  24. I love fall too!!! Great photos!!!

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  25. Love the mirror shot the best! And the pink boots...I used to have a pair of those and wore them till they weren't worth wearing any more. Loved 'em to death. Literally, lol!

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  26. Uh oh, I thought I had made a comment yesterday here and today I do not see it! I hope someone else didn't get a comment meant for you! That might make the other blogger think I am nuts!
    I love your pictures. they are very inspiring. Fall is not my fave season at all. But when I see it through your lenses, it makes it more beautiful.

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  27. Oh HI Pony Girl
    I just found out you are Sares cousin? I was just visiting her and commented what a great day you all had.
    You take really good photos,I sure like the one of you in the truck mirror,the blue sky, blue truck,and your pink boots...great colors.
    Cheers Gracie

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  28. Sounds like you found some great stuff!
    I was going to say something about you being so short, but Sares explained it! Hah!

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  29. Fall is the best! And how neat to be able to spend a day like that....my sister-in-law and I used to do stuff like that. I miss it....

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  30. Fall is definitely my favorite season- though I do love decorating for Christmas.

    I am so jealous- the photos you took are exactly what I'm wanting to give my blog a new look for fall. I wish we had fun flea markets and cool places like you have to shop at, here where I live. I guess that's one of the drawbacks to living in the middle of no man's land South Dakota! Ah, well I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  31. Looks like so much fun! What a great day! And I'm totally lovin' the pink boots. You might be starting a trend here...;)

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