October 2, 2009

Five for Friday {October 2, 2009}

...A chilly wind unfelt for many a month rattles the windows and screen doors, inside sweaters are slipped on, long simmered meals are prepared and thoughts turn to the upcoming (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday on the 12th. Indoor festive shades of burnt umber, haystack gold, and mossy green come out to play in autumnal decorations, outside the sky is as grey as a tarnished mirror. A sense of comforted happiness weaves itself through the upcoming weekend as conversations are shared over steaming beverages sipped against toasted peach hued sunsets...

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{To add a sense of elegant whimsy to the everyday}

{A juxtaposition of glamour and salt-of-the-earth practicality merge in this sublimely light image, that suddenly makes me long to wear vintage both satin heels and classic wellies. Photo by Philip Newton.}

{To capture the natural beauty of a summer garden forever}

{The brilliance behind this gorgeous, handcrafted necklace is the fact that its floral pendant is actually a real copper hued rose entombed in poly resin. Such an utterly wonderful – deeply creative – idea! Rose, carnellian and turquoise sterling silver necklace, $59.00 (US) from etsy seller Island Girl Designs.}

{To keep your stomach warm and your scenes delighted all weekend long}

{A time-honoured classic gets a decidedly autumnal update in this scrumptious version of bread pudding which adds pumpkin into the mix. Photo via, and recipe on, epicurious.com.}

{To keep your lips gorgeously supple no matter how fierce the whipping autumn wind becomes}

{I’m not sure which one I’m more in love with, the flavours and scents that this etsy artesian imparts in her products or the sublimely moody, elegantly pretty photos she takes of her goods. Either way I’ve fallen hard for her handmade products such as this silvery tin of all natural rosewood flavour lip balm, which is $6.00 (US) from etsy seller For Strange Women.}

{To add a splash of sweetly macabre decor and light to your home}

{Discovered via the splendidly festive pages of the blog A Nostalgic Halloween, these monotone, slightly eerie, entirely endearing candles would be the perfect decoration to keep out all season long. Paraffin wax crow candles, $10.00 (US) each from Pottery Barn.}

May you each have a serene and cozy first weekend of October, my dear friends!


  1. I love anything with pumpkin in it! Great picks this week!

  2. how funny! I was just on the pottery barn website and just saw those very candles!

    have a very wonderful weekend!

  3. Gasp! The satin shoes in the first pic are heartbreakingly beautiful!!

  4. Jessica,

    Love your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  5. Mmm I adore the first picture ... no surprise there he he.

    Take care,

  6. Ahh that necklace is to die for! Great find, have a lovely weekend, hope its not to windy like it is over here in the UK x

  7. Love! That picture of the lip balm makes me want to break out my violin, which I haven't touched in months. Inspiration indeed!

  8. Oh my! I could faint at the gorgeousness of those pink shoes!!! Have a lovely weekend X

  9. Lovely post! That picture is so fabulous of those gorgeous pink shoes amongst the drab old rain boots. And I love that necklace, what a cool idea to make a real flower into part of necklace like that!
    I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend dear!

  10. Love those shoes! I read that For Strange Women piece on Etsy too. I fell for the turkey decoration at Pottery Barn this weekend. He was too cute. :)

  11. Good morning, sweet dears, thank you very much for each of your lovely comments, I appreciate them so very much!

    I hope you are each well and having a splendid week - huge hugs!
    ♥ Jessica