Sunday, October 3, 2010

~ Fall Is In The Air ~

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend. We went to the flea market this morning and Fall was definitely in the air for Southern California. It was 73 degrees and the crowd of shoppers were pleasant to shop with. We picked up a small Indian beaded pincushion in the shape of a boot. It was hidden in a box of Christmas ornaments. I was glad to purchase it for 8 bucks.

I also wanted to share some more oil paintings from our collection. The oils in our collection probably date from the 1870s to 1915. I luv the donkeys and the little burro has a cute look to his face.

These little piggy's have the cutest expressions on there faces. And if you can look closely you can see the little pigs curly tail in the left of the painting.

This little oil painting of the chick is on board. I had to pay a pretty penny for it on E-bay during a bidding war. But we are glad to have it as part of our collection.

I just love this primitive oil painting of the two horses. I really like the white horse standing so proud.

And now I come to some more of our Fall decorations. The paper mache pumpkins are from the 30s through the 50s.

The noise makers are tin and might be 50s or 60s. Then there is the hat from the 20's Mr. Pumpkin is wearing. There is also the black cat jack o Latern. And the little Jack-o-Laterns small party nut cups that are also paper mache. Aren't they cute. And also some more antique postcards, most of our postcards date from 1904-1915.
Thanks Raymond for doing a great job decorating the entry way to the house and also the breakfast room. Today I will be linking up to ~ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday ~ over at ~ Costal Charm ~ And also for a ~ Fall Decor Link Party ~ hosted by Kristin. Hope you have a good time seeing all the different post.
Have a good week and see again soon.............Julian


  1. Hi there,
    I hope you had a great weekend as well :) I am pooped...I just finished moving into Granny's today. i am not sure about stuff is soooo different from everyone elses stuff. I love your collection and you are such a good blogger,I have not psoted in like 2 weeks (yikes) i hope you have a great week...I will be at Moras on Friday for their Hoilday opening, maybe I will see you there.


  2. Hi Julian! Oh those bidding wars... they have gotten me in a little trouble in the past! Your paintings are so wonderful but OH MY GOSH... your halloween collection is FANTASTIC!! I love all of it, the hat is amazing, and ofcourse all of the paper mache is so hard to come by, you are fortunate to have so much! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week, Theresa xoxo

  3. The chick print is worth every penny you payed. It is adorable!

  4. Dear Julian, I am surprised that you can still get into your house with the massed arrangement of autumnal decorations. Such an intriguing and interesting collection you have, and I should love to steal the 1920s headband from the pumpkin!

  5. Hi Julian,
    You have the most gorgeous collection of oil paintings!! Just beautiful! And I love all of your vintage Halloween decor! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend!
    Take care.

  6. All of the paintings are wonderful, but my favorite is the horse painting followed closely by the little chick. Ebay wars can be hazardous to the pocketbook (I've learned that, too) but there are so many great things on auction. I really like the Halloween display, too!

  7. I always enjoy your wonderful collection Julian!
    Very very nice vintage Autumn decorations...and I don't like Autumn...but you probably makes me change my mind!!!!

  8. Hi the old paper mache pumpkins and the vintage postcards! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  9. Beautiful Vintage Hallowe'en decorations...I love this time of the year. So much fun to decorate. The peaceful animal paintings are wonderful!. They radiate well -being feelings just looking at them.

  10. The paintings are gorgeous! Yes, cold and windy here too...I'm sure that isn't helping :) Thanks for your visit :)

  11. What fun vintage decorations you have. I am so glad I am over tonight.Have a wonderful week. Anne

  12. Your quilts and paintings are wonderful! I love vintage quilts of all kinds! I had a great time seeing your vintage decorations too! Great post. Have a wonderful VTT!

  13. You have a wonderful collection of vintage Halloween items. They look terrific all together. You've been fortunate to find these treasures through the years.
    Like you, we have a nice collection of vintage and antique quilts here. We use ours too. Glad to find your blog. ~ Sarah

  14. Love all your old quilts and your so right we are getting cooler here in Calif. I had a Yorkie and it's name was Talu...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  15. Hey There! I think your dog is simply divine. Adorable, yes. Your quilts are so comforting and you are lucky to have so many of them. *hugs*

  16. I know what you mean about bidding wars!! I so love the paintings of the animals, love the donkeys the sweet. Happy vTT!

  17. I feel like I haven't been as active here on Blogger as I have always been, but I am really really going to make it up with more future blog posts, and of course by visiting your blogs... Thanks for all you've done! Best regards, writing scholarship