Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Favorites



one: Fern sachets from lottahelleberg
two: Two barn owls by hadleyhutton
three: piquant blanc from labokoff
four: A story book necklace by whiletheplay

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

A poem from Emily Dickinson on the subject of autumn. It's Friday and again I'm relieved. It was a short week, but for some reason it feels like it's been a full-fledged, jam-packed, squish-me-with-responsibilities type of week. Andrew's been wading through his first week back to school, his second year of law school, so it's been a very full week for our little family. Some transitions can be delightful and beautiful, like the transition from summer into fall, but often transitions are coupled with a bit of angst and discomfort. Strrrrretchhhhhhh. Can you feel it? For all of you who are going through moments of stretching right now, I wish you a beautifully relaxing weekend, full of recouping and enjoyment!

XOXO

19 comments:

Jude said...

Deep sigh of relief here, too. ☺

I love the piquant blanc print!

Have a great weekend, Jewels! ♥

blazedanielle said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE that poem. So beautiful! ;)

Enjoy the cooling days. Has it been getting darker earlier for you too??

cindy : quaint handmade said...

oolala - i always love your picks! yesterday, i received my rose mini print from last week. i've been eyeing those sachets for a while, but i'm 'supposed' to be on etsy lockdown. i enjoyed the poem. have a lovely weekend - glad it's here, too.

S.HOPtalk said...

streeeeetching with you my friend. I just love the poem and the picks...pure magic. Have a wonderful rejuvenating weekend.

picciolo said...

I'm glad its friday too! I love your friday picks, especially number one, just gorgeous. Have yourself a lovely relaxing weekend
x

lotta said...

Julia, thank you for picking my sachets! I am honored. Sorry about your stressful week. I know exactly how you feel. Take good care of yourself this weekend!
Cheers!

please sir said...

Love your Friday favorites - the sachets look beautiful! Have a great weekend too.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

beautiful picks and wonderful poem! Can I make the trinket?

wunderbug said...

great post, jewels!

that piquant blanc print is SO great... it reminds me of dusty books hidden away in an old old house, tucked quietly into a grove of trees.

(dunno why.. it just does!)

Mrs.French said...

I needed your well-wishes today...and your favorites were an added bonus.

Karen said...

Wow, that is a beautiful poem...you can just feel autumn when you read it. And I love those sachets! You always find such wonderful items.

Leah said...

i love these, especially the owls. the colors are fab and so fall. it's going to be weird going away while it's still "summer" and coming back to "autumn." there are things i love about fall, but summer is my favorite. i'll miss feeling my hair brush against bare shoulders, driving with the windows down, flip flops, and thunderstorms. *sigh*

Robin said...

I recognized that poem right away, it was always a favorite. And I know what you mean about the short week -- I feel like I had 6 days worth of work crammed into 4 days. The aftermath is almost not worth having the 3-day weekend.

PS - love those owlies!

♥ Tiny Red said...

have a lovely weekend too Julia! mine has only just started :)

Caroline said...

Those pictures make me happy! I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend with a good book. Yummy!

Jaimee said...

Thanks, again, for the eye-candy (and the STREEETCHHHH) :)

littlebyRD said...

Love the poem! Love your Friday finds. Hope you are having a glorious weekend!

www.potsandpins.com said...

I don't know how I got to your blog but I'm sure glad I found it! It was a nice read and kept me very entertained - and I love Door County! We used to live in Shoreview, MN - we used to visit Door County every summer - those were good times! Thanks for the read! Nan

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

What a beautiful post...love everything...Pictures (as always) and poem. Thanks! :)