Mary's Cottage Treasures

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

WELCOME to FALL and my new blog!

As this is the beginning of the Fall season, I thought I would share with you some pictures of the beautiful trees and Fall colors here in VA. After a rain and wind storm two nights ago, these same trees are now just about bare. I love the change of seasons, don't you? And I love this beautiful world God gave us to care for and to enjoy.

I also have a few pictures of some unusual 'vintage items' we saw when we recently traveled to Minnesota. It is a LONG distance from Virginia to Minnesota, however, with family living there, we had a grand & glorious time. One day we visited a big apple orchard which was packed with people. As there was a long line waiting to pick apples, we went in the old barn which is now a 'store' by all rights. With only a little time remaining, we bought some yummy warm apple cider and I took a few pictures. I love VINTAGE things and this place was full of them Actually, most of them are older than vintage, they are antiques! If you check out my new Online shop http://www.maryscottagetreasures.com/, you will see that I particularly love vintage linens and vintage collectibles.

Now, back to the apple orchard and the fun 'vintage things' inside:

As this is my very first blog, I am keeping it short as I still have a lot to learn. I hope you enjoyed my first blog and will put me on your regular list. Let me know and I will do the same! I have already discovered that trying to put pictures in a blog is not easy - they have a 'mind of their own,' it seems.

I am a proud member of 'Make Mine Pink', a group of amazing women who all are wonderfully creative and talented. Visit our boutiques at http://www.makeminepink.com/ and look for the special weekly events which make it the BEST internet shopping site for women!

Blessings to all,
Mary Patterson


Sharon said...

Very Nice~

gail said...

Hi Mary,,, You did a great job with your blog. I love the pictures of the fall colors. We dont have the change of seasons here in the desert of AZ. So I always enjoy seeing everyones photos. Now that you have your blog going, dont forget to do show and tell mondays. its a great way to get people to visit your blog!
Happy blogging and have a great week. (()) gail

Marie said...

Hi Mary,
Lovely foliage and great pictures of the vintage items. It must have been wonderful to visit your family in Minnesota.

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your new blog! The trees are beautiful. Thanks for sharing some of the fun you had in Minnesota, I just love vintage too!

Pale Pink And Roses

Carolee Crafts said...

Welcome to blogland Mary. I love your pictures of the Autumn I think this is one of the most every changing colourful times of the year.

Your vintage finds are amazing thank you for sharing.

Andie-Brown Bee Studio said...

Ooooh, Mary!!!! Your fall foliage is AMAZING! You've done a super job with your blog. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to visit with your family, and I just love the old kitchen stove you found! xoxo

Patricia said...

Congratulations on joining the world of bloggers. You will find many like minded friends here. Looks like that orchard was a fun place to spend an afternoon. Of course, looking at the 'vintage' oil lamps and looking at my lamps that look identical that are used regularly I really am feeling old!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

gail said...

Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by my blog! I loved sharing Beverlys art. She was an amazing quilter. You are doing great and getting the hang of it all. Your blog looks great. Have a beautiful day. (()) gail

Kimberly said...

Mary, congratulations on your first blog. Great job. I enjoyed looking at the fall pictures and what fun, going to an apple orchard! Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

Hi Mary! Congratulations on your very first blog post! The Fall pictures are just lovely! You are going to love the blog world.
The Polka Dot Rose

Vera said...

Hi Mary, Love the pics of the old stoves. Reminds me of the ones my Aunt had when I was growing up. Wish I could afford to have one of the kitchen stoves. Also, love the fall photos. We didn't have much color here this year.