|I love the simple elegance of a white pumpkin.|
|Apple gourd--isn't it neat?|
|Small pumpkins drying before being placed about the house.|
|Two of my four pie pumpkins. They are good sized--hopefully I'll get a lot of seeds to roast and pumpkin to freeze!|
For the sleigh bells, I plan on hopefully being able to preserve and restore the leather strap on which the bells are mounted. I will contact the local tack stores to see what they might recommend. However, if anyone has any suggestions about restoring old leather, please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post. I will be sure to post what I find out as well. I considered trying to shine up the old bells too, but after considering it more, I have come to the conclusion that I like the patina on them too much to do anything. Once I get the leather back to good condition, I plan on mounting the whole strap onto some greenery and adding a bow or some type of festive decoration, and possibly hanging it on the side of the front door that faces into the living room. I am also considering hanging it on the wall next to where the tree will be, but that would require having something to hang it on, like a nail, and I don't want to put holes into the wall. Removable 3M hangers might be an option, though. Oh, I'm so excited!!
Classic Bells. With the information on that site, you'll know what you're looking at in no time!
After that, we had pizza, and it was gooooood. We made a few more stops, then headed home. As I said before, I love having Saturdays with my bestest bud, where we have no place to be, nothing to do, and can just go at our leisure. Plus, the weather was gorgeous--seventy degrees and bright blue skies. What a great day!
What are some of your favorite things to do with your husband? Keep it PG-rated!! :-)
One thing I like to think about regularly is the Garden of Eden. The Bible says that God created the heavens and earth, land and seas, plants and trees, the sun and moon, fish and birds, cattle and beasts of the earth, and finally man and woman (Genesis 1-2). All this in the span of a week! My weeks are never that productive, no matter how hard I try to get things done. Anyway, for man and woman to live in, God created the Garden of Eden, and from Biblical accounts, it was a spectacular place to dwell. Not only was it perfect, but it was beautiful, lush, and probably unlike anything we see now (or will ever see) on earth. I wonder what it might have looked like. I wonder if there were plants and animals there that were never seen again once Adam and Eve were cast out. I wonder if there were colors in there that we know nothing of today. In short, I wonder if it was a literal heaven on earth. Even on perfect, beautiful days like Saturday, I know that it's nothing compared to what we have to look forward to in eternity with our Heavenly Father one day. Something to always look forward to!