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Monday, September 20, 2010


The air is crisp. The leaves are falling.  There are yellows, golds, and browns all around us.  I can smell Fall in the air.  Let’s take a stroll down the street.
tbl w chr Hear the leaves, rustling under your feet?  Did you notice the Fall signs around town?  The plaque picturing children carving a pumpkin was a gift to the town from my friend, Susie.  The pumpkin sign was a gift to the town from my friend, Karen Harvey Cox of A Scrapbook of Inspiration.
plaque There are two beautiful churches on this street.
CHURCHES Wagons filled with pumpkins are delivering to the markets.
pmpkn crts  Look!  The Grocer is advertising pumpkin pies!  Let’s go get one!
GROCER And let’s stop at the Cider Mill and get some of that delicious cider to take home with us.
Whew! We’ve arrived at my house!
HOME Take one last look down the street, and then we can go sit on the back porch and have a slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of warm cider.
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[I’ve purchased everything on the tea table at estate or garage sales, except the “vintage” tablecloth, which I purchased new in 1970, as a souvenir of a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country!!  (Yikes!  It’s hard to admit that I could have purchased something new, and now it could almost be vintage!)  The plates (purchased at an estate sale) simply say “hand painted” on the bottom.]
I’m linking this post to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  (Marty, It’s not really a vignette, but it is on a tabletop, so I hope this street will qualify for Tabletop Tuesday.)
I’m also linking to Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.  (Katherine, I didn’t serve tea, but I did use a tea pot, and my flowers are in the sugar and creamer!  I hope this works for Tea Time Tuesday.)
I enjoyed taking a stroll and having pie and cider with you.  Please come back again soon. laurie


Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a cute village. You have the mightest touch when it comes to decorating.

Lynn said...

Everything is so cute Laurie. great fall town! I am lovin' that tablecloth-enjoy:@)

Olive said...

All just the most fun!

Anonymous said...

The pie was delish- thank you!! I am loving your pumpkin teapot!! It is so darling! Your village is precious too! I was just thinking as I was looking at your little village how you will be putting up the whole town soon! It made me very tired! Still not a stitch of fall here in my home though I did get to fall up my booth Friday while I worked.
I hope to be through canning soon- put up regular salsa today- yes, we are salsa people! Still have some peaches and apples to put up and a peach melba jam to make- Mom used to make peach melba dessert all the time and this recipe just sounded to yummy not to try!

bee blessed

Sarah said...

Laurie, I've never seen a fall village set, though I'd expect you to have one in your holiday closest if one is made. Sure enough! There it is on your tabletop this week. How cute is that?
Thanks for the tea and sweets on your porch. I so enjoyed my visit, sweet friend. ~ sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! I knew you would have the most wonderful pretties for fall! This is a wonderful post and your little tea table setting is just wonderful. I still want to come over to your house and play or maybe borrow a few things! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

ellen b. said...

Hello there Laurie! I really love your great fall collection of goodies! I guess it's time to put my seashells away for a while and pull out Autumn!! Blessings...

Salmagundi said...

Loved your little village!! Plus, I'm up for pumpkin pie anytime. Enjoy the new week. Sally

Kathleen said...

I am so happy to see your pumpkin town again! It is wonderful, and I have never seen anything like it!
Great job!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing your Fall mini village, and Fall decor. Love the mosaic with the trees in beautiful Fall colors as a background picture - so pretty. Pie and cider sounds wonderful.
Hope you are having a great week.

xinex said...

Hi Laurie, I love your Pumpkin Village. And I love your chairs outside. Are they rockers?...Christine

fiberdoodles said...

What a wonderful tablescape! I absolutely love all the sweet little houses and pumpkins. It is all just too cute ;0)

Tommie Jo said...

I love all your Autumn decor! I am not going to do a whole lot of decorating this year since we are having some repairs & stuff done. The little bit of decorating I have done has been TOTALLY disrespected by the plumbers that were here & have to return~lol! ):

Unknown said... is ALL so lovely! I really enjoyed your tea table and those plates are treasures.


Susan Freeman said...

Lovely warm and cozy fall vignettes Laurie! Oh and I would love a cup of hot cider, yum!!

Susan and Bentley

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, your fall village is just fabulous. I loved the stroll down the streen seeing all of the beautiful buildings and fall leaves. So cute. Your porch is just unreal. Wow, you do have it decorated to beautifully. I would love to sit with you and have a cup of tea and a slice of pie. Your tableis stunning. Yes, I have quite a few things that I purchased new that are now called vintage. lol I wonder how that happens. lol Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

That brisk little walk down your
"fall inspired" street was great,enjoyed it so much,now for some of that cider and pumpkin pie,hummmmm,delish.

Kristi said...

Beautiful display Laurie, I love it all!! And I am CRACKING UP at the new button on the left sidebar!! LOLOLOL!! LOve that too :)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Fall is bustin' out all over at your house! Very lovely decorating!

Slowly I am getting back into blogging--and visiting all of my bloggy buddies :-)

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love the fall village...sooooo darling! The sign from Karen is perfect!


Sue said...

Laurie, Your little town is so sweet. I've never seen any for sale anywhere, yet yours is the second village of homes and businesses I've seen this year. Where DID you find yours? LOL Just what I need- more stuff! I'd luv to sit down for a spot of tea with ya on that porch. What fun...
hugs, Sue

Ruthann @Home Is Where Your Story Begins said...

Just beginning my blogging journey and stumbled across your beautiful and creative blog. Makes me want to head to the pumpkin patch! Looking forward to getting to know you.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, I have never seen a fall village before. How cute and your table is very nice.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is so wonderful Laurie!
I just adore your fall village and the table you set outside is the most charming ever!
You have the best ideas, what a neat outdoor dining experience!

Debbie said...

Giggling about the thing that you bought *new* being vintage. I try not to think about stuff like that.

I love your autumn village. I have a few pieces to a village. I need to go try to ooomph mine up with some tabletop attention!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this so very much, Laurie! Makes me giddy with Fall delight!

Unknown said...

Laurie, it's fall here now too and so since we have not yet made our RV trip to PA, I need to get out my fall tones onto the table; I don't do nearly as much as you, because I don't like to put it all away--enjoy getting it out though! Your collection is lovely and inspiring!

Freely Living Life said...

Your blog is always so much fun. You really have a unique eye for detail and creativity. Your fall collection is delightful! Thank you for sharing it with us!! =0)


joyh82 said...

Love your fall decor. I have slowly but surely been getting some of mine out.

Fifi Flowers said...

I can see YOU are READY for FALL!!!

Barbara said...

What wonderful treasures you have! It certainly put me in the mood for fall. I am laughing about your "vintage" tablecloth. I know exactly how you feel!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What fun! I love your village! I've always wanted to do one of those for Christmas but I just don't have the room for it. The table you set is just charming!


puddin07 said...

Hi Laurie I see that you are still going strong! I'm sorry I haven't been around, but I sort of stopped going to blogs. Yours is still great, and I love all the pretties and your style is so warm and homey!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love it Laurie! Adore the teapot! I have a small one. The whole setting is wonderful as you always do! Your so talented! Just love it!