Monday, October 26, 2009

Festival of Fall

This weekend Mr. Squash and I were out and about. We didn't work too hard packing - the appraisal hasn't happened yet, so we've done what we can until that is over. Sunday we decided to wander around the antique shops in Snohomish. We're looking for a couple of additional pieces for the Squash House.

This poor witch seemed to have gotten herself into a bit of trouble! I think the enormous spider sitting on her feet might have had something to do with it!

Aren't these pumpkins great? I love the gnarly warts growing on them!
Look at this box of apples freshly picked from the orchard - my favorites - Honey Crisp!! I wish I had room to take the entire orchard box home with me!
One of the furniture pieces we're looking for is a small table for the kitchen. I really liked this one - if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it, you will see another layer of table under the top. You pull on either end of that lower layer which pops out and up to make the table longer! This was American made, circa 1920, quarter sawn oak. I saw another table, same era and wood that was round. I wish I had taken a photo of it - I think that's the one we'll get.
We had a really nice day with absolutely no obligations! There won't be many more of those, however! I think we have our work cut out for us right up to closing on November 30th!

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Funny witch. How wonderful you got to spend time out and about with no worries! Love the table. Antique pieces are so much prettier and nicer made than new...and they have character.

Jackie said...

Just love those kind of days. Antiquing is so much fun especially when you find something that fits your needs and that you love.

Jackie said...

I love those kind of days! Can't wait to see a new picture of the new table!

Love the witch upside down in the planter. She has great legs!

Mary said...

First off......how do you get your husband to go antiquing with you? Tell me your secret! I have a kitchen table that extends just like that one. I think mine is a little newer. It's vintage from the 50's (like me) and quite Scandanavian-like). It's a hand me down and my in-laws were into that style. Come to think of it, all my tables are hand-me downs!

ferne said...

I am quitely oooing and ahhhing over that table. We are looking for something similar. Funny we are trying to finish moving in the next 2 weeks. 6 weeks of moving is a little tiring, but it is coming together nicely. Good luck to you!

Ferne

Quilt Hollow said...

My friend has that table! Wow..wild! Looks like a wonderful day to have been out and about and just enjoy the moments of Autumn.

Melanie said...

LOL those legs!

I hope you manage to get both the bits you need. Vintage is good and usually lasts a lot longer than a lot of the modern stuff as well as looking great.

Carol said...

I love the table too. Make some apple crisp and enjoy at your new table.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think the round table will be awesome!

Julia said...

Yummy!!! I love Honey Crisps too!!!

Kaaren said...

Those are the best kinds of days. You came across the perfect table and we came across the perfect house. The only difference is that the table is doable and it would appear that 'our' house isn't. We just found out about an additional expense that wasn't previously revealed. (sigh)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Nice. Good things coming your way. Fall is beautiful isn' it.

Libby said...

So glad you had a day of leisure - you'll be glad, too, soon enough *s* I love that table!

Karen said...

I love the apples and the witch legs!

Karen said...

Beautiful table! I have a Honey Crispy apple in the fridge. It looks beautiful, now for the taste test.

*karendianne. said...

What a nice treat for you both. You've been working SO hard and going through so much, I can feel the rest in the day here. The fun in it. I love that witch girl! Too funny.

Anita said...

We just missed each other in Snohomish. We were there on Saturday. (looking for a big dining table. No luck) :0

I just had to wander over and see how your house journey was coming along. I'm glad to hear that you should be in your new home by Christmas! How fun!

Mel said...

Great pics!! Very fallish - I love it!!

sewtakeahike said...

How fun Candace, I'm glad you two were able to work in a fun day! I love that table, the finish is just beautiful, it glows! And I love the idea of the ends that pop up!

Carrie P. said...

What a funny name for a town.
When we stayed at the beach this summer there was two tables like that in the house. My husband took pictures and measurements with the intention of making one. One day.

MARCIE said...

Really great table. I love the pop out leaves! And so many wonderful apples! I miss having access to tree grown apples. Glad you are having some fun!