Monday, October 29, 2012

Prayers, purchases and a giveaway

My prayers are with all those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
As I write this I am watching the coverage on the news...

In my last post, I forgot to mention the great antique mall that I found on my way to Osage, Iowa.

And here are my wonderful antique purchases I found in my travels - I fell in love with this primitive basket with its woven lid and well worn and loved patina. The antique piece of bunting jumped out at me as well.
I enjoy collecting stereoptiscope cards from places that I have traveled to - this time I found one from Yellowstone and another from the San Francisco earthquake. I have heard of folding skeleton keys and was so happy to find one (bottom right hand corner.)
And finally, here is my latest giveaway:
This giveaway is open to all.
One of my favorite things in the autumn is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. So tell me... which is your favorite tree for autumn colors?
Simply leave a comment on this post or email me at with "Autumn Tree" in the subject line.
Thank you for letting me share my Iowa adventure with you!
Blessings, Patti


Patty C. said...

Darling pillow! :)

Raffaella said...

Beautiful and original pillow1!!
Saluti Raffaella

marijke's crea said...

Beautiful autumn pillow...
My favourite autumn leave mmm... the Amber tree or the Maple leaf!
groetjes van Marijke

*fiore* said...

il mio albero è la quercia. Molto bello il cuscinetto. partecipo volentieri al giveaway. grazie

BumbleBeeLane said...

I've never seen a folding skeleton key,I'll surely be looking for one now.My favorite Fall leaf tree would be the maple.Love the little pillow.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Three Sheep Studio said...

Favorite Tree:
The Gingko, with it's brilliant yellow fan shaped leaves !
Great finds at the Antique Mall !

Christine said...

Oh but I LOVE the old keys!
Please enter my name in your darling giveaway!

Barb said...

Oh how lovely is that cushion, please may I have a chance .Love the keys, there is just something about keys.
Not sure if I am able to enter the giveaway being here in the UK but if I should be lucky I shall be doing a massive happy dance.

marie said...

Great little pillow, love your thread color choices

Shirlee said...

What a cool antique store ... inside an old theater! You got some fun things from them : ) Lovely little pillow ... please do include me in the drawing : )

Heather said...

Such wonderful items! I love old keys and tin cups. Okay, so, I love all of your purchases! Wonderful!

Your pillow is beautiful. I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

You are too kind! Thank you for sharing!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a great place for an antique store -ooooh...I wish I was close enough to go explore it! Love your goodies!
Your pillow is adorable and I'd love a chance to win.
Enjoy your day!

Pamela said...

What a wonderful bunch of stash! I love and collect skeleton keys as well, but never saw a folding one either! Thanks for sharing. Love your pillow. My fav autumn color is deep red.


paulette said...

Love your LOOT!! Score!
My favourite Autumn Tree is the maple and the oak. Both give us a magnificent show each Fall! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely Give Away!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Those keys, my son would go crazy, he collects old keys! Please enter me into your giveaway, the pillow is adorable!
My favorite autumn changing tree is definitely the Maple! Thanks so much for the chance:)

Rebel Blossom @ Studio 2sixty said...

Patti, I love your antique findings! Those keys are fabulous! I too am praying for the safety of all those involved in this awful natural disaster.

Please enter me in your lovely giveaway, it would be a privelage to display such a beautiful pillow.

Laurie Anne xx

Kathy MacKie said...

What great finds you have there and please enter me in your giveaway, such a sweet pillow indeed.

Phyllis said...

The bradford pear trees here in the south are my favorite. Also love the maples. Love the cute pillow!

Friendship Crossing said...

I for one, have truly loved 'visiting' Osage, where my best friend lives~so thanks for the tour!
Your pillow is darling~it reminds me of 'the Basket Case' stitchery patterns. Very cute!
Please enter me!


Kathy B. said...

Love reading your blog posts (and seeing your beautiful work as well!) This year my favorite autumn tree was an oak tree in our back yard. Just before the leaves dried and turned brown, they were the most beautiful shades of rust in color. Thanks for sharing your fun-filled trip!

Kathy L. said...

I loved all your posts on your trip to Osage. Just fun!!
Although it is hard to pick just 1
My favorite autumn tree is the sugar maple. The colors are so vibrant and I love the shape of the leaves. They are all done here now. Fall just passes too fast!!
Please enter me in your drawing and keep blogging!!

Kathy L.

annie said...

Such wonderful finds, I've never seen a folding key! Please enter me in your drawing, the cushion is wonderful!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Oh wow, I've never heard of folding keys! Favorite tree? Anything that turns red in he fall. :-)

Deborah said...

Beautiful pillow! I would love a chance of winning it. Thanks.

Raymond Homestead said...

What a darling pillow! I've never heard of a folding skeleton key. I don't know that I have a favorite tree. I love all of them put together with their different colors!

primitivebettys said...

You always do such wonderful works! Someone is going to be VERY happy! :-)

Cindi said...

Cute pillow! May I please be entered in your giveaway? My favorite colored leave is the red maple!
Be blessed,

Anonymous said...

White oak leaves are sturdy and shine..Their color reminds me of newly tanned leather . I find them friendly when it comes to my nature projects .
I noticed a leaf in your first picture that looks like a bird or chicken ! It sits on the lower ,center of the picture , tan colored and slightly curled on the edges . It has two legs and is facing left. Good Day to You, Joan

Mabel Jane's said...

Living in IL, we love crossing over into Iowa for long drives...we have a Crimson Maple outside our window that is one of the most striking "Autumn Trees" in the fall. Blessings...Pam

Kellie from Indiana said...

I have admired that design. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you.

Colleen said...

My favorite thing about fall is the long nights. I don't know why, but I absolutely love the cool down after the long summer, and the time of everything 'resting.' Very cute pillow! Thank you for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I think the crimson maple or the sugar maple are my favorite fall trees.

Loved hearing about your adventure to Osage, Iowa. What a fun trip plus all your great finds.

Charlotte S.

Kay said...

Such a gorgeous cushion, thank you for the giveaway. One of my favourite trees is the oak tree just because I love the shape of the leaves and the fairycups that hold the acorns too.

Peggy Lee said...

Hi Pattie --
I've come across your blog through Marly of Samplers and Santas.
You found some wonderful things at that antique mall! Love those keys!
Please toss my name in for your beautiful Fall pillow.
My favorite tree for Fall (or all year round) is October Glory. We planted them on our property shortly after moving to KY.

Denise said...

While maples are usually so brilliantly colored, I think my real favorite is the ginko's soft yellow. Lovely blog! ~Denise