It's official! Our first Autumn here in Charbonneau has arrived! If you haven't been out here to our new location, you're missing out on Mother Nature's incredible show.
But don't worry, I've been capturing all of the magic every day!
I absolutely love this picture. All roads lead home and this one lead us directly to ours here at the Shoppe!
When I was a teen I would join the "Mothership" as she set out on roads like these to visit her favorite little shops. She would avoid taking friends as they would be either too opinionated or try to talk her out of a purchase. Sometimes....you just want to concentrate while shopping!
Seeew....she'd take me. LOL.
I don't think I've ever looked at leaves as much as I have over the last month. Every day I would look for changes and every day I photographed those changes.
It's a reminder to me that nothing....stays the same.
I love small villages and hidden, unexpected places.
Whether it is a resting squirrel or a single Autumn leaf swirling toward the ground, there is a magic and charm here in Charbonneau that our previous location never had. Not to mention ample parking...always a plus! Especially for tour buses!
Speaking of magic and charm, the "Mothership" recently made these exclusive Autumn In Bluebell Wood Charm Packs....to make something sweet with. Each pack contains 30 5" x 5" pre-cut squares. Since the collection does not have 30 prints, the prints are doubled up. You will receive two (2) of each print.
While I'm thinking about it, magic could also come from the fact that just like our Squirrel friends, you each show up with your smiles to gather your stash during this enchanting time of year!
If memory serves me correctly this is Lisa, Rebecca and Janie. I always know that Autumn has officially arrived when I see this trio. They stop by the Shoppe on their way to their Autumn retreat with Crabapple Hill. Always good to see you ladies!
Autumn is also Pumpkin season and a time to collect and gather your favorite oranges. I had created a limited number of these bundles to inspire the "Mothership" to make some cute Autumn projects but somehow it ended up inspiring everyone else!
That's ok though because we have another project that's in the works. Maybe you recognize him.
Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11 is our Fig Tree Quilt Workshop and Wool N' Harvest event with both Kathy Cardiff of the Cottage at Cardiff Farms and Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.
For the quilt portion of the workshop, Joanna designed this beautiful scrappy acorn quilt which captures the beauty of not just her collections but the season as well. An email will be sent to all quilt workshop attendees later today with information. *Please note Joanna created this pattern digitally and the colors/fabrics used do not reflect current available collections.
Fig Tree's new collection, Hazel & Plum will be arriving in a few days!
Looks like we've got our work cut out for us! But first....I've got to play in the leaves with my niece...
And then enjoy a warm and delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin from our neighbor, Lux Sucre Desserts! How can I say no???
We seriously have the nicest neighbors on the planet! They are seeew nice they are offering our customers 10% off their Thanksgiving Pre-Order Menu! Orders are due by November 18 and I can already tell you I am getting an Apple Lattice Pie and a Pumpkin Pie! Be sure to tell them you saw it on our blog! It's seeew important that you do that!
Now if you don't mind, the birds and I need to chirp about the weather and other things of importance. I'll be back with more including our Lori Holt Workshop with the Queen of Vintage herself in May 2018! Have you registered yet? You might want to check it out here as seats are filling quickly!