Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Friendly Fall Inspiration

An abundance of autumn beauty from Puanani, at Alberta Hen House, in Portland. She posted a beautiful scene and sent me more pictures, which I love. The colors and textures, the different material she used, all of it so skillfully arranged, have me breathless with seasonal bliss! This sort of decorating would tempt me to visit a pumpkin farm, or craft fair, or wish for a big autumn bouquet, but she's leveled up, bringing all of the beauty and inspiration to her own home, and I feel inspired to try something similar. I will be on the lookout for fallen leaves! I wish I had sunflower heads, but maybe I can add pinecones.

This is a post inspired by a bit of Fall activity... not my own, but that of some talented and inspiring folk. I've been enjoying their recent activities and figured you might like them, too. I am putting a cart before the horse, by not asking permission to use their images. Apologies... I can't help myself. Do you mind, Alicia? May I share, Puanani?
Does this make you want to play, too? It's like large scale floral arranging, and I am captivated by her results. Puanani probably found lots of good materials in her own lovely garden, and she is crediting her local nursery, Bloke PDX. You guys, they have something called a "Pumpkin Palace!" I'd love to pop over!
On a smaller scale, though no less delightful, Posie Gets Cozy is restocked with new, and old, Autumn Designs for sale. This is her latest cross-stitch offering in a seasonal series, called "The Mist and All." I am so tempted!
Somehow, I was rational and resisted, until I saw this design! I love them all, but The Leaves By Hundreds Came broke my resistance. Surely, I will get the house clean, remember to cook and pay bills, and do a teeny cross-stitch? Right? If I thought I could do all things, then I would add The Mist and All, too, and this next one...
The Things of Autumn, because Alicia Paulson makes Autumn Things even more breathtaking, and of course, cozy. Posie's shop is full of kits and gifts, and inspiration, for any season.
One more link, and a last bit of inspiration... I would love to see portraits of friends, like Puanani's, in your gardens, in places that make you smile, and fill you with delight. Sit beside your pumpkins, beneath a tree, with your cat, or with an armful of the last flowers of the season, and get your picture taken. I would love to see you smiling.


angela said...

The pictures are amazing and I love all the cross stitch
As you head into fall ana winter we are gearing up for spring and summer
Hopefully my harvest are as good as these ones

Janece said...

What a wonderful collection of sharing! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Little Dorrit does... said...

Oh my goodness, that variegated pumpkin on the top step is so, so beautiful! All the pumpkin colours in a kind of FairIsle knitwear blend!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Happy Spring, Angela! I love that in the big wide world, two seasons can be carrying on, nature and her cycles, always giving us something new.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

PNW folk really know their seasonal stuff! Janece, I hope we can have some more of our own autumn sharing and appreciation.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Knitwear! I love this perspective of seeing the rich textures of fiber arts in these gorgeous gourds. Puanani's arrangements and photographs are rich in beauty, and I am loving the colors, too. Happy Fall!