Saturday, September 21, 2013



We’re joining Beverly’s Pink/Autumn today.  She’s the hostess of a wonderful party every Saturday, and one of my favorite people.


On this last day of Summer, we’re all feeling, if not the nip of Fall in the air, the stirrings of that ageless drawing-in and storing-up that the turn of the seasons brings.   For me, it’s always been the beginning of a lot of things---anticipation of all the holidays, with the Autumn colors brought inside, and the warmth of tea-time and cocoa and something savory simmering on the stove. 


Thanksgiving is scarce two months away, and the thankfuls abound---family and home and all the friends and the warm feelings of the cozy season.   Last Thanksgiving, I got out my Mother’s Thanksgiving cloth---a great long one I think she hemmed herself, out of one long yardage of heavy muted brocade.   It draped the table for years, and somehow came to me in the buffet or the hutch or some box as we were clearing out the family home.   I’ve even used it wrong-side up, for Spring occasions with pink plates and green napkins, for Easter with all the pastels of the holiday, and now, in its own flipped-right pattern, it just seemed to GO with the pink Fostoria and the deep-burgundy plates.

The setting was familied up by DS #2’s glass of milk already set at his place, and Sweetpea enhanced the whole thing by delving into the toy-box to get the tea-things all into place before-hand (and well-matched they were, indeed).


Who’s to say Pink’s not the new Orange?

And from a comment from our hostess Beverly just now:

Pink and orange. Just perfect together. Just like treasures from your mother, smiles of your loved ones, anticipation of coming holidays, and comforts of home.


Southern Lady said...

So pretty and festive, Rachel ... and I love the special touches of your precious little Sweetpea. Such priceless memories you are giving her.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh, how I enjoy the warm Autumn colours! Beautiful :) Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Chris said...

Hi Rachel, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Rachel, this is a late comment and visit but I have been taking care of my sister these past two days. Thankfully she is doing well and in good spirits with the news of being a cancer survivor. We are so blessed.

Your photo of the fruit and the candle holders is so pretty. I know your mom's tablecloth is a real treasure. Your celebrations have to be so special with Sweetpea in the middle of the party helping with everything. Smile. She adds the charm of a child's participation. So precious.

It is real late and I must give up for today. I just had to say hello even thought my comment is belated.

We too are enjoying some cool weather and the beginning of Fall color. Delightful.

Goodnight dear friend.
Love, Jeanne

bj said...

"Orange is the new Pink"....I believe it, my dear friend.
Your table looks just stunning with the pretty cloth. And, the Sweetpea touches makes it perfect.
Thanks for stopping by my place...I am now following right along with you thru Google Friends.

Beverly said...

Ah, Rachel. You are one of my favorite people, too. You know I love you forever.

Pink and orange. Just perfect together. Just like treasures from your mother, smiles of your loved ones, anticipation of coming holidays, and comforts of home.

Happy Pink Saturday.♥

Kim S. said...

I had to smile when you mentioned using the tablecloth right side up and upside down, because I have 3 pastel tablecloths that I use the same way - the shiny sides are for more formal occasions and the dull side for everyday.