Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Autumn Days

Autumn has well and truly arrived and we have had some lovely golden days recently. I love the mellowness of Autumn, the misty mornings and the rich shades. One of my favourite poems is Ode to Autumn by Keats, you can read it here if you are not familiar with it.
Here are a few recent photos taken in the garden. Our raspberry canes have been prolific this year and I have enjoyed fresh raspberries for breakfast every morning for weeks now.
Amazingly, this young russet is no more than two years old and barely five foot high, yet it has been weighed down with the most succulent tasting apples!

I spotted this beautiful butterfly on a rotting apple and was quite taken with its rich, seasonal colours.

This little fellow is not one of my favourite Autumn visitors! These spiders always appear at this time of year and I often find myself walking into their webs when making my way down the garden first thing in the morning! Not a pleasant experience for someone who isn't too keen on spiders!

I am surprised how quickly the leaves are falling this year, there is a row of poplar trees near our garden and the leaves are falling so fast that have almost covered the grass - think we'll have to get the rake out this weekend!

We have had a very busy time here at Vintage Home; thank you to everyone for your custom and kind words. We've been updating the online shop on a regular basis so there is always something fresh to see every few days. A few of our recent finds are shown here, there's this charming print, what a bonnie baby!

This stunning handstitched Welsh quilt will keep out those Autumn chills!

The intricate patterns can be seen in all their glory on the pink reverse.

Here's some frivolous fun for you - a gorgeous vintage hat covered with purple pansies!

This super old French coffee pot has pretty roses decorating it!

That's just a taster of the recent additions, there will be many more to see over the coming days, including Victorian religious prints, another exceptional handstitched quilt and a variety of extra-special homewares and pretty china. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. You have been lucky with the Raspberries, are they in pots or in the ground?!! x

  2. I love that welsh quilt!!

  3. I know just what you mean about autumn, things are really changing fast in our garden too.

    I love the pansy hat, it reminds me of one in the book "Grandmother Lucy's Hats" that I used to love as a child :)

  4. hello Clare, No raspberries for us this year. I've discovered that we cut them back too hard last year....oh well, you live and learn..next year will be a bumber crop!

    I'm both fascinated and repelled by spiders but the reverse of that stunning Welsh quilt could have been made by one! What a work of art! Lucy xx

  5. Your photos are lovely. The quilt is just amazing.

  6. Hello Clare, Thanks so much for stopping by. I had a giggle imagining a duck being blow dried! I used to hoover our dog and she enjoyed that. Your home and garden are gorgeous. How lovely to have fresh raspberries every morning. We have a similar front door and in the same colour too. We recently fitted a canopy and would love it to have all the foliage like yours. As I am in such exposed open countryside on high ground not alot seems to survive so I have started with a virginia creeper. There certainly are some strange people in blogland but thankfully lovely people like yourself who leave such nice comments outweigh the less savoury ones so I am just ignoring them, Bye for now Mandy X

  7. Hi Clare,lovely photos of your recent additions to Vintage Home. As Autumn flies through for you, Summer is just around the corner for me! The days are warming up, and the sunburn is on the rise! Instead of rasberries, we are just about to have a new batch of mulberries for the season.

  8. Breathtaking finds as always!

  9. Hi, lovely items...as always. I am keeping my eye on your shop for my Christmas pressie that my Mam will be buying me. (She gets me to pick my own each year)How I love the search for just the right item!