Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Simple September Saturday

I love September,
especially when we're in it.
-Willie Stargell

I really do love September. I tried not to love it after September 11th but eventually decided that - of all the things the terrorists took that day - they could not take and carry off my adoration for a month I hold so dear. Therefore, I loved September then and I love her still.

Especially on days like we had this weekend.

The sun shone, the breeze blew, and it rained once... no twice, even... and I drank it all in. Ah, September weather. Saturday we browsed Old Mill Antiques, one of my favorite "antique" places in all the world. Everyone agreed: it was a fine day for being out and a fine day for treasure hunting.

And I found a few things. I found an old, beaded necklace, a garlic keeper, a mantle and a bag of wonderfulness that I'm saving to show you later. I also found the old general store with its blue Chevy pickup...

...and fluttering bunting...

...and promises of Pralines, Sodas, Ice Cream and 5 cent coffee inside.

Well thanks, don't mind if I do.

It is September, after all... a month of simple afternoons and simple finds and simple scoops.

I'm so happy it's all finally here.

12 comments:

Betty said...

Brin,
I love September, too. Well, one reason is that I was born in September, as a matter of fact, today is my birthday...It's been a holiday for everyone, aren't I nice to give every one the day off......

Your antiquing day sounds like lots of fun.....

aussietigger1980 said...

5c coffee?!?!? What is with that? Golly, I'd be there all afternoon! :)

A Woman Who is: said...

The only reason I don't love Sept. is because it starts to signal the end of my gardening season. Yes, it goes out with a glorious flare of abudance and color, but alas frost comes soon in my neck of the woods. Sigh!

Rox said...

Simple September.... Ahhh. It is a blessing. Love the pictures. Wish I were there....

Deb said...

What a beautifully written September welcoming post! Autumn is my favourite season & weekends spent antiquing are just the best. I love the blue Chevy pickup & old general store. Looks like a fabulous spot (especially with 5 cent coffee) :-}

Sue said...

I love September and October the best! Simple days, baking again and all the fall festivals, life is good! Loved the photos!

betty r said...

I welcome the month of September as well. Spent yesterday outdoors..it was so wonderful having a bonfire, listening to the wind whispering through the trees and the birds singing..ahh yes, and the smell of autumn in the air!
Would have loved to go browsing for antiques...wonder what treasures you found, Brin??
(Happy Birthday, Betty)

Terri and Bob said...

I love September, too. The hint of summer and the promise of fall. I am so eager for a break from hot weather but not yet ready for winter. Perfect month!

Naturegirl said...

Truly a colorful month our Sept. when all the golden flowers gleam!!
Your banner is yummy with the hydrangeas and choc. cake!!! :) NG

bellacolle said...

Oh...it's here I guess I surrender..LOL. Looks like you had a blast! Wish there were more neat places like that here in WI. Thank you for sharing your neat outing!

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

Let me say it again, I adore your blog! It's a delight.
September - my birth month and a sign that it will soon be cooling down here in the Hill Country of Texas......ahhhhhhh.
Have a fabulous day!
Jan

Beverly said...

Brin,
I love September, too. It is my birthday month, and this September, on the third, I turned sixty.
I love your blog.