What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Pleasures: Multitude Monday

I've been making good on my "no buying-only creating festive decorations" commitment. As HARD as it is not to pick up potted mums and slather them around the yard...

It isn't about making my home fit for Better Homes and Gardens or even to keep up the Joneses.

For us, it is about relishing what has always been around us---that we have never noticed.

It's about plucking joy and stringing it in windows

Gathering beauty and plunking it in vases.

Studying art and discovering the great Artist

Beautiful Autumn

212 :: Cattails and roses

213 :: Girl child who sniffs the woodsmoke-filled air and declares "It smells like WINTER!!"

214 :: Singing "DOE A DEER" at the tops of our voices

215 :: sunflower seeds that perfectly fit

216 :: Freshly pressed, homemade cider (more on that tomorrow)

217 :: Oil lamp, waiting for evening choretime

218 :: Sunflower seeds, waiting to be roasted

219 :: trickling creek turned flowing with two days of October rain

220 :: the nightly "Golden hour"

221 :: garlands of red and green in windowpanes

222 :: Pint sized rockers for reading

223 :: an October clothesline. I visit her less frequently but on a good day, our visits are more productive than ever before.

224 :: Goofy baby grins that just MELT you

225 :: Milkweed fairies flying about

226 :: Gnomekins underfoot

227 :: warmth and style, wrapped 'round

228 :: Animal tracking and tiptoeing to get closer views

229 :: an accommodating Heron and several patient deer

230 :: Saturday night dinner, with weekly thanksgiving lists shared

231 :: babykins wearing Mama-mades

232 :: Purple Homespun

233 :: The numbness of a broken finger, replacing pain

234 :: Our silly little home-made, redneck wood trailer

235 :: but it sure works well!

236 :: inspiring books

237 :: Mattie, who will be home soon

Autumn really is cozy, isn't it?!

Gifts numbered 212- 237, relished

Join us?!

holy experience


Peggy said...

I love the wood trailer! Do you know what is crazy? We see them for sale up here! And your strings of peppers, very nice!!

Did you really knit Adele's sweater? It is beautiful... and so is she! She is getting so big, so fast!

I think my multitude monday post is either going to be really late tonight or a day late. But better late than never, right! :)

I'm cooking up a storm today... I wonder if that is why its snowing? I'll post pictures and lists of what all I've made in the past few days. It is so nice to have ready made and pre-assembled meals in the freezer.

Praying for you!!

Bonnie said...

Oh how nice, and well- cozy!
Who broke their finger?!?
Adele has the most illegally long eyelashes..... off to get my babies ready for bed.

Bonnie said...

Oh, and an oil lamp for chores? Be still my lantern loving heart! (I only have at least 6 of them...)

Maria said...

Love your blessings & your wood trailer! Awesome idea!
God bless you

Maria said...

ps. what a beautiful family too!

Homeschoolmummyx3 said...

Adele's sweater looks crocheted. Did you make it? Such beautiful colors for a beautiful babe. I love it!

And...I mentioned to my dearly beloved about the idea for the redneck wood hauling trailer, but he said it wouldn't be road worthy due to PA state laws that have changed, so I scrapped the idea. If you're just using on your property, it certainly is a blessing, isn't it?!

Take Care!

...they call me mommy... said...

Beautiful list, Rebecca!!! I love the peeks into your home! :)

Sleep tight!

...they call me mommy... said...

PS-my hubby LOVES those trailers! :) We call the "truck-butt" trailers...teehee! :)

hillary@dark :: light said...

So lovely, Rebecca!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh, your blog is a treasure!! I am so glad I stumbled upon it! {grin} I LOVE how you used that old window as a frame for your gorgeous photo. I have an old barn window kicking around waiting for me to decorate with it. May I copy? I am going to follow you! {grin}