We have been having an Indian summer here in Pennsylvania but the leaves are starting to fall and cool temperatures are in the forecast so it seemed like time to cozy things up.
Pretty soon it will be time to sit by the fire in the evenings under a warm quilt with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. For our mantel this fall I tucked some rusty colored branches/leaves I bought at Walmart in between my ironstone pitchers and added some candles for warmth.
I wish that I had more fall decor to share with you guys but that was about the extent of what I did this year. It seems that every year that I get older the less clutter I want and we have been beyond busy lately with the shop, antique shows and trying to get work done on the house. So much or our poor farmhouse is need of attention and it is overwhelming to look at some days so I like having a couple calming, cozy and simple areas to rest in.
It is busy week here at the shop as we make final preparations for our Fall Country Road Market on October 12th. Our summer market was a great success and our customers demanded a fall one!
The market will be here at the shop (5750 West Center Road Linesville, PA) on October 12th from 10 to 4. There will be antique vendors, handmade items for sale, food, and wine tastings...my shop will also be fully stocked with fall goodies and lots of new finds. We will also be celebrating our one year anniversary of our grand opening...I can't believe it has been a year since we opened!
I hope that some of you will be able to make it to the market. Not only will there be awesome old stuff from many talented antique vendors but some handmade items as well. I have been working really hard to get as many local businesses and people that hand make items or do things like make their own jelly involved as possible but it hasn't been as easy as I had hoped. One of my goals for this market is to help get people buying locally again from people and families that make their own products in this area. Small businesses are doing well in the cities but out here in the country they are suffering. I think there needs to be more events like ours where people that hand make things can offer their goods. The more shoppers we get at our market the more the local businesses and people that hand make things will see that this is an event that they want to be a part of!
So many of you have made the trek to see the shop and it truly means the world to me. I know I say this every fall but I hope with the changing of the seasons that I will have time to blog more! I miss it! Plus we will be starting our master bath renovations soon so I definitely want to keep you guys involved in that messy process!
In the meantime enjoy this beautiful time of year!