Saturday, September 8, 2007

IN THE FALL, AN OLD GIRL'S FANCY TURNS TO....DECORATING!

After my disappointment over not being able to go to Woman Song, I decided to go out and about in Bismarck today. All the shops are full of fall decorations, which put me in an autumnal mood. (And once I get over my grief every year at the flowers dying, I can embrace fall.)

Today I found myself an Autumn "Green Man", or whatever he would be called. I just really liked his expression. It's not a very good image, as I could not fit all of him on the scanner.

I also found a little someone who would be perfect to add to my next giftaway. I am approaching my 200th post, and when I do hit that number I will advertise a giftaway of autumn- and Halloween-themed items. I can't wait to show what else I found too, so I guess I will be writing a lot of posts in the next couple of weeks! P. S. I'm keeping this little fairy's sister (seated) for myself!



22 comments:

GreenishLady said...

So sorry WomanSong got spoiled for you. These decorations are wonderful. I love the seasonal changes that so many Americans make in their decor. I do Christmas, and that's all. If I see something autumnal, maybe I'll pick it up this week. (TK Maxx, here I come!)

Kelli said...

Ooh..wonderful finds! I love your "green man" and the fairy is so sweet!
Kelli

KJ said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the smiling leaf. Who makes that?

KJ

Julie Marie said...

Hi, Julie Marie here.

My autumn green man just says "Made in China" on the back. I bought him at Cracker Barrel, if you are near one or know someone who is.

Julie

Autumn said...

Ohhh OHHH OHHH, we have a cracker barrel...I LOVE that green/autumn man!! I just told my husband I have to have one..he looked at me like I had two heads and said NOW?
*giggling* I told him no, its midnight...but I want one!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Welcome fellow decorator lady! I too am heavily involved...well yes there is only me doing it ! LOL I am re-decorating our hall, stairway and landing! It is turning into a majr project! Still, will be nice when it is finished.....hopefully by Christmas, but which Christmas??? LOL!
Came here via my friend Robyn's blog!

Sweetpea said...

I wan to get my own green man, my mum had one in the garden and hanging in the living room. a cute fairy figure xxx

miss*R said...

oh she is sweet! love your green man too - embrace fall, YES! do it, go outside and roll around in the piles of leaves.. walk with your hands in your pockets, drink hot chocolate.. the flowers will be back next year for certain xo

Leanne said...

what a wonderful expression on that green mans face! I wish I had one too!

leanne x

smilnsigh said...

An "Autumn Man"! Why not? After all, the green leaves of Spring/Summer turn from green, this Season. :-))))

Mari-Nanci

Rowan said...

What a shame that your WomanSong was ruined by the rain - hopefully there'll be another chance to go to something similar.
I'm hoping to return from the US with some autumnal decorations - I'm staying with my friends in New Hampshire and I believe there's a trip to Rhode Island and hopefully Cape Cod planned among other things. The other things will include Plimoth Plantation if all my heavy hints have been noticed:)

Mary said...

Hello Julie - I've found you via Rowan, one of my favorite blogs. I'm now enjoying reading about you and your varied interests, many of which are mine also. I'm English and my dh is of Irish descent - I especially love Celtic music.

Have you been to a Loreena McKennitt concert? I went this Spring in Asheville, NC for "Nights from the Alhambra". It is truly the most memorable musical event I've ever attended. I had always loved her music and then seeing her live, with her amazing band, was just awesome.

I see you have much to share with those of us who love the written word, Nature, beauty and traditions. I will return often.

Kelli said...

I'm glad that your found the squirrel salt and pepper shakers!

Kelli

AnnieElf said...

Love your green man. What a jolly smile. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Oh, and I think I have your autumn fairy's springtime sister at my house. They would have so much fun playing together.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I am so sorry that you aren't able to go to the Woman Song. My suggestion for you - take a long walk alone in a nearby forest and sing, sing, sing.......

PEA said...

Be still my heart....that Autumn faerie is just sooo precious!! How come I can't find any like that around here????? lol Love the "green man" decoration also, what a wonderful find! xox

Carmen said...

I love everything you got and to tell you the truth I can't wait to be part of your giveaway, LOL

I am sad you couldn't go to your retreat but I am happy you went shopping, LOL
I love comforting shopping.

Janet said...

Love the autumn leaf guy! But then autumn is my favorite time of year. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Gemma said...

Julie,
Enjoyed reading your all of your recent posts.
It seems signicant that more white buffalos are being born.
Your poem about missing your Womansong is delightful even though I feel your pain.Especially since you had been looking forward to it.
At least you were able to soothe your self with some awesome fall treasures.

Lady Laurie said...

I love your Autumn Green Man ~ his smiling face will surely brighten you day. Mmmm, Cracker Barrel you say ~ they do carry some nifty things, I will have to check it out ~ after I have some of their biscuits!

lila said...

Julie,my other North Dakota friend has a green man out in her garden...I just saw him on Sunday at her home! I took a photo but it was on another friend's camera....anyway, seeing this one on your blog was a pleasant surprixe, and it otook me a minute to remember where I had seen the other!
Your poem abouat not going to the retreat was incredible! ("NPR worthy" when you are ready!)

Naturegirl said...

Aww..I am sorry that it did not work out that you got away to Women Song weekend :(
I do love that green man..he would look great with my father earth I posted some time ago!

Thank you for your comment about my meeting Pea a blogging connection!!
It was exciting and I felt that her home was familiar because I visit her blog regularly!We hit it off immediatley and had much to talk about. Dear Natureboy felt as though he knew her too as she is a household name as are many of my blog connections!!
I feel blessed in meeting such wonderful spirits! hugs NG