Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Autumn's Queen Chrysanthemum

Ah! She is not a "Summer Friend,"
She stays when all the rest have flown,
And left us flowerless and alone;
No singing birds, or blooms to lend
Their brightness to the autumn haze,
'Tis she who cheers the dreary days;
'Tis joy to know so sweet a friend;
No fairer flower blooms 'neath the sun
Than autumn's queen Chrysanthemum.

~ Hattie L. Knapp ~

Here are the free graphics
& sources
used in my artwork:

Pink Chrysanthemums
Scalloped border

*Vintage Ephemera*
French script, 1816

*Lost and Taken*
Grungy wallpaper texture

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined paper
Gift card envelope
Back of postcard

The sheet music is from
my personal collection, c. 1940.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Blackberries & Autumn leaves

"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days."

~ John Burroughs ~

Just in case you need a pretty way to leave a quick note...

...or if you'd like a little envelope for seeds, money, a gift card, etc....

"September Morning"

When in these golden hours
The day dawns honey-bright
And down we stroll the misty paths
Slow ripening in the light
Of second flush, of sodden roses,
Of dewy maple leaves,
We pluck the meadow of autumn lilies
And berries from the trees.
We sit in the wonder of too-soft days,
Listening for summer's parting sighs,
And drink in the sweetness
of the new-mown morning
And lie under whippoorwill skies.

~ Deborah A. Bennett ~

Here are the free graphics &
 used in my artwork:

Autumn-themed postcard

*The Vintage Moth*
"Royal Beauty Waltzes"

*Carol Anne's Boutique*
1908 French letter

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined paper
Gift card envelope

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