My Choice



If I had to choose a favorite decoration out of all my fall things, I'd have to say this is the one!
I love that a sweet, little ol' German lady made this for a local shop. She happened to be there dropping more stitcheries off the day I had this in my hand and was headed up to the counter. She even signed the back with her name, Lydia. I love that she told me she bought old frames at Goodwill, painted them, and used them for her little stitcheries. So sweet! The 'five' little pumpkins also has special meaning to me because there are five members in our little family.
So every time I pull this out in the fall, I can't help but smile when I remember Lydia and the little bit of history behind this!

Fall has been ushered in with a vengeance here in the Pacific Northwest! Almost feels like winter... I hope you're enjoying the change in weather as much as I am!

*the spellchecker just told me stitcheries isn't a word. well, if it isn't, it's still in "my" dictionary!

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

Yes, haven't we had quite an introduction to fall here! What happened to our usual gorgeous October days? Your little pumpkins are darling - what a wonderful story about Lydia. Thanks for sharing. ~Adrienne~

Lovely Lady Laura said...

The five little pumpkins is a sweet little holiday decoration, but after reading the story of the history behind it, it's even more endearing!

Anita said...

I just found your blog on the link list of somebody else. Those five littel pumpkins are really adorable!

Best wishes from another Anita in Germany!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is so cute, and it's nice to know the history behind it!
:)

Jen said...

I love it. My favorite hand stitched things all have a simplicity to them.

Mary Isabella said...

Remembering the song my children sang at Halloween. Thanks for the memory. Come visit me at Daisy Bouquet. Mary

farmerjulie said...

that is darling! I love your blog!

Cottage Contessa said...

I really like this, it's very sweet. Lovely blog, I've enjoyed my time here and will visit again!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)