What I Brought Home From the Fair and How I Decorated

First, let me say that my email was hacked so if you received an erectile dysfunction email from me, please delete it. I don't even have an erectile. Above is how I used the little painted gourds I bought at the fair. Click for a closer look.


I bought this new piece of redware with the twin crows.


I also bought this casting of a witch's spellbook.


And oh my...a new discovery! Shag bark hickory syrup!!! This is made from a Native American recipe. I never even heard of this before. The guy that makes it said he knows of no one else that produces it. And let me tell you....this is fantastic to say the least! If you love maple syrup, then you will adore this. It is hard to describe other than to say it takes maple syrup to a whole new level. I also bought strawberry syrup and rhubarb syrup. I have not tried them yet but I expect they will be wonderful too. I see waffles in my families future.


I bought this cast pumpkin and these cute little guys from a vendor at the fair.


I got these morels from the same vendor. These are huge. The biggest one is about 18 inches high. ( I guess I do have some erectiles!)


I found a few new signs.


Well, I can be!


You might recognize the witch from last year. She is out again with the glass pumpkins I got a while back. Time to start recording the seasonal changes by looking through my kitchen window and observing the maple tree.


I brought out all of my Staub pumpkins.


These make me smile each time I look at them!


I put out a witch vase and my pumpkin nightlight.


The spellbook and the crow plate reside with the other redware.


I made this autumn tree/topiary for my daughter. When I sat it here to photograph it I thought....hmmmm, look like it belongs here. I might have to make her another! This old apothecary cabinet is German. Click to see the names of all the herbs and spices on the drawers. I bought this in Charleston, SC years ago. I fill the drawers with the big old fashioned sized candy bars from my youth. When I have company, both young and old go through these drawers picking out their favorite treats. A very high ranking political figure once walked out of here with his pockets filled with candy bars. Sometimes it works better than stuffing their pockets with money.


There are very similar topiaries in Martha's new Halloween line for about 4 times what it cost me to make this one.


I framed an old Halloween Wysocki print in a thrift shop frame which I sprayed glossy black.


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Comments

Oh, what lovely things you bought! The redware crows are particularly nice.
Good Morning! I love the redware plate with the crows! Also wanted to tell you that I finally tried your hummus recipe, and it is the best EVER. I had printed it out way back in the sping, and finally tried it last night. The toasted cumin really does make a difference!

Peace,
Chris.............
Jennifer said…
I love everything that you bought! I am jealous :)

Jennifer
Autumnforest said…
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Yeah, I got your email (hee hee). I realized what it was. That happens all the time. Har har har. Glad to hear you can still get it up (hee hee)
Anastasia said…
I need to come up there and go shopping with you. You just find such delightful stuff.

Blessings,

Ana
Kim said…
Okay lady, SPILL! Where do you live? I'm in the Mid-Atlantic region myself..... South Jersey. There I said it, now it's your turn. I'm dying to know! Is it Salem, Mass???? Oh I bet it is! Don't leave me in suspense here!!!!! ;)
xoxo,
Kim
Pricilla said…
I had the same thought when I saw the morels.....

Your pot filler looks different...what's with the curving? Mine is just a straight bar. I'm curious.

I adore those glass pumpkins. The color is such a true, clear orange.
Melodie said…
Great additions to your home! My favorite is the red ware with the crows...or maybe the mushrooms..no, it's the red ware...I think!
Guillaume said…
Great stuff there,e specially the painting and the twin crows.
Kathy said…
I definitely need to get out more. I had never heard of redware before but now I'm enamored of it. Especially the crows. I love crows!

Absolutely wonderful. What a haul!
Kathy said…
I definitely need to get out more. I had never heard of redware before but now I'm enamored of it. Especially the crows. I love crows!

Absolutely wonderful. What a haul!
The Frog Queen said…
As always, just lovely stuff. And I particularly love the frogs and pumpkin in the same picture. But I imagine you would expect that :D

Thanks as always for sharing.

Cheers!
Marjorie said…
If you need a suggestion for your next giveaway I vote for the Wysocki print and/or the apothecary cabinet (with shipping included of course).
Deborah said…
I love everything that you bought!. I am crazy for the painted gourds.
TheBlakkDuchess said…
Omigoodness...
I love all of your Halloween/Autumn decorations! Just looking at your home makes me happy as can be... I can't wait to decorate my place... so perhaps I'll start right now... ^-^

xoxo
Well, You don´t have to answer on my mail to You then!

I do like that redware with the crows. They are painted in a style that makes me think of vikings. And the casting of that spell bokk is simply fantastic!

I´ve heard of Birch syrup over here but I´m not sure where to get it. If I find some I´ll send some over to You. Quite naturally I´ve never heard of Shag bark hickory syrup.

I do like an apothecary cabinet filled with candy :-) :-)But it would probably cause an early death for me :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.
The Wizardess said…
Wow, you SCORED! And my first thought on seeing the shrooms was my how phallic. :)
AlphaBetsy said…
Amazing finds!! And your kitchen is so beautiful!! I am absolutely jealous of the apothecary cabinet though. Beautiful!!
You got some really great items! I love that poured pumpkin and the gourd pumpkins also. I am ready for fall myself!
i am laughing...i saw that email this morning...and i am like huh????

i was wondering to myself..am i missing something..then i see you were hacked...

LOVE the crow plate...and all your decorating...i am in full tilt decorating mode too...i have a wysocki print in a black frame just like yours called :girls night out"...i will have to send you a picture of it...

love all of it...so much

we just got back from buying some beautiful liquid amber trees to plant in my yard...i just love the Fall color...

i'll be back tomorrow
oh..and the erectile mushrooms..when i saw them i thought that is was too funny....
William Bezek said…
Good to know...I thought you were getting way too personal in your emails.
Divaeva said…
*giggles* you said erectile :p
Teresa said…
Very beautiful pieces. I must say, I just acquired shagbark hickory trees. I might have to do some investigating on that recipe.
Sharlene T. said…
Humph! I feel left out... must be my age!... I want all your finds but you do so much more with them... you are truly gifted in your displays... love the book casting... thanks for sharing...

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Jennifer Rose said…
i love those signs :D
Dirgesinger said…
Awesome signs and Your pumpkins are gorgeous too:) I'd better start preparing for Halloween too:)
Debbie said…
Well Hello...Gosh I think I have been here for 30 to 40 minutes just catching up on your blog. I've been a bit out of commission lately. You found and decorated your beautiful home with some gorgeous things! Love all of it....the crows on the redware,the glass pumpkins, the cast pumpkin, and your kitchen is lovely. Those Le Creuset pumpkins are so handsome! I can tell you are getting excited!!
Celia said…
What beautiful fall decorations! It's still a little hot and humid here for me to "feel fall".....but I am dreaming of it.....and I keep looking at all of the fall decorations and hope for cooler weather......aaaaahhhhh
Barbara said…
Le Creuset pumpkin pots.. I am in love and envy of them!! Love the wonderful autumn decorations.
skelshan said…
Where could I get a redware crow plate? My sister would absolutely love it, since she is enamored with crows! Who made it? Any help, please?
Thanks!