Friday, September 18, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for September 18

For Show & Tell today, I am just going to show a potpourri of autumn things -- all could be in the category of paper treasures, I guess. Next Friday, I will probably share some of my fall decorating with you all, as I plan to begin that on Monday. But today I am keeping it simple and using things I already have photos or scans of.

First, this very old ad for Nonesuch mincemeat. I display this somewhere every fall because it just makes me think of harvest and Thanksgiving.

This older cookbook is one I found at a thrift store. Love its autumn baking recipes. (Can you tell I am in an autumn baking mood? I hope to post a recipe either today for tomorrow.)

This is another older cookbook which used to be my mother's. It has some delicious-sounding old-fashioned recipes in it.

This, of course, is a much newer cookbook. It's filled with recipes, crafts, quotes, along with decorating and party ideas for the months of September, October, and November. If you can find one of these, you'll enjoy it. I get mine out every autumn.

When I first got the book, I made up a batch of Autumn Forest Potpourri from page 21. I keep it in a closed tin and it still smells wonderful!

This is a scan of a favorite notecard. I love this picture because it is so evocative of autumn in New England. As we drive around the countryside, signs for the new apple crop abound.

This doesn't show up too well, but I have this autumnal calendar page tacked up over my dresser. I love the sentiment and the picture. I have a tag made by a dear friend displayed along with it.

I've saved the best for last -- a closer look at the tag made by my sweet friend. The leaves are scans of some autumn leaves I had sent her, painstakingly cut out. The picture is one that I took (you may have seen it here on my blog) at a state park. I had sent it to my friend and she printed it out to use in a tag. I believe she told me that she printed it out twice and that the moose in the picture were punched out of the brown part of the water using a moose paper punch. Notice how she trimmed the legs of the moose on the right so he looks as if he is standing in the water.

I absolutely love this tag and keep it displayed on my bedroom wall year round. I need this reminder every day.

So that is my simple Show & Tell for today. I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few of my autumn-themed treasures. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.

Happy Show & Tell Friday!


  1. You are putting me in the mood for autumn for sure. What beautiful prints, love the tag!!

  2. I love you Autumn treasures. Gooseberry books are nice, I don't have the one you are showing though.

    The mincemeat ad sure brings back memories of my mama and her pies.
    I love the picture you scanned and the tag is really special.

    Thank you for sharing your Autumn treasures. I really enjoyed seeing them.


  3. Love your pictures. Sure speaks of Autumn.

  4. Anonymous4:09 PM

    I love all your old fashioned goodies.

  5. What great cookbooks and ads. Yep, they all remind me of fall and all that it brings.

    Your friend's tag is great!


  6. Beautiful and thoughtful artwork! Jean

  7. Nice autumn blessings. I am in the mood now to decorate for autumn and need the time to pull it out. Will be waiting for more pictures next week.

  8. Autumn is my favorite time of year...all the colors and smells.

  9. Ladies, so nice to see each and every one of you here at my kitchen table. I have been doing some fall decorating today in my kitchen and dining area, but still don't have things just as I want them. My decorating tends to evolve as a season goes on. Since I will have fall decorations up through Thanksgiving, I am bound to tweak them a a bit over the next 2 months.

    Stop in and visit again! I love company here at my kitchen table.

    God bless you all,


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