Behind My Red Door

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It is finally Autumn…(and some fun news!!)


…but you’d never know it here! After some wonderfully cool weather, it is a stinking 85 and humid here right now (or it was when I started this a while ago!) Not exactly how I want to welcome Autumn, but I will welcome Autumn none the less! The trees are starting to turn and we have have enjoyed some really cool nights and I am starting to feel like I am awaking from that horrid hot summer. Hopefully this weekend we will have more seasonal temps for a very special event … but more about that in a minute!

First I wanted to share some pictures from our A Primitive Place magazine event last Saturday at Homestead Primitives in Fitchburg. Charleen and Roger had the store all decked out for fall and it looked wonderful. Chuck full of prim goodies! Now you can see for yourself why I LOVE this store!!






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These are the Halladay dips we got to sample! OH YUM!!!!!!!!!! What a treat!! Charleen made sure that we didn’t go hungry!!





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Bonnie, Ashley and I met some wonderful people and some special friends stopped by as well! It was a wonderful day! Thank you so much Charleen and Roger!! For more information about Homestead Primitives, you can go to the last post I made.

Of course Bonnie and I did a little prim shopping while we were there!! I got myself the neatest box for My Red Door! Roger makes these right there in his workshop. You can see a dark red one in one of the pics above too. On Sunday Mr. Red Door and I did some yard clean up and I put the last of my bittersweet in my box and I just love it. I will change the display for each season and I can’t wait to put greens in it for Christmas. Wait – that’s a lie – I can wait. I want to enjoy every minute of my favorite season first!! This is just the start of my outdoor fall decor. I still need to dress my scarecrow, and get mums, cornstalks, a bale of hay and some more pumpkins!!



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I did get inside decorated for fall and I have done well to keep to my less is more philosophy this year. I used half as much bittersweet and I usually do and I purged half my fall decor and just used my favorites! I simply have not had time to take too many pictures so here are just a few for those who asked.


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I am hoping that sometime before Winter arrives, I can take more pictures – but I am not promising anything because my free time is so limited right now and that isn’t going to change. What did change is that my dad was hospitalized with pneumonia and is now in a wonderful facility receiving rehab to get stronger but that has left our mom home alone. My sister and I are busy making sure she is ok and visiting our dad and working to arrange for more in home care when he does go home. Some of you know that my mom has early Alzheimer's but she has been adamant about people coming into their home to do HER job of caring for my dad. It has been a matter of pride for her. My dad and I have been determined to help her retain as much dignity as possible The upside to this otherwise difficult situation is that he won’t be released without this in home care so my mom is accepting this help because it is medically advised. I feel so blessed that my dad got into this particular facility because they have been wonderful in helping the whole family with this situation.

Now back to the fun stuff!

Next I want to congratulate Ashley on a big accomplishment – she got her license!! WOOHOO! Way to go Ashley! I cannot tell you all often enough what a delightful young woman she is! She is so sweet and kind and thoughtful and resourceful and smart and she is a great cook and she helps her mom and she is just gorgeous too! I have so enjoyed working with her on our photo shoots and magazine events. Ashley, whenever you get behind the wheel, may you have an Angel on your shoulder!

And finally, on to the special event. The gals of A Primitive Place have been asked to be the booth judges at Walker Homestead’s

Simple Treasures from the Past - Antiques & Primitive Goods Show

Now here comes the exciting part! The GALS are not just the local gals- me, Bonnie, Audrey and Ashley, but Kristine – the Editor is flying out from North Dakota and Kris, our Prim Project Coordinator is making the trip from Ohio, and Margo, who takes the amazing cover photos is coming from southeastern MA as well! This is really big for all of us because Bonnie, Ashley, Audrey and I are the only ones that have ever met. This is going to be so much fun! I have to tell you that the show alone is worth the price of admission – so many amazing vendors. You can see more pics of a visit to Walker last fall if you click ~HERE~!

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For those that don’t know, Brookfield, MA is just minutes from Sturbridge so maybe that will entice you even more! I hope all our friends within driving distance can make this special event.

Happy Autumn everyone and thanks so much for stopping by. I know you all are as busy as I am so I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week and weekend! May you get to enjoy some of the splendor of fall!

Prim hugs, Grammee Linda

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