Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Fairy Flies in for Fall

 

A fairy flew in from the future today.



Over mountains
 

 and oceans,


to get fall underway.


I welcomed her with sweet fruit and tea,




 a few walnuts and flowers;


 a  fresh potpourri.


Outside a storm was brewing,


as the clouds took their place.



And the fairy fell asleep
atop my fall fireplace.



Happy Fall!!


Thanks for visiting!


All images: Poppy View 

(Note: this post was first published last year,
 and has been updated.)

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42 comments:

  1. I have to say I do love the Faeries and you have a beautiful one visiting you today.

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  2. When you revealed the fairy in the photo above your fireplace, it actually made me smile. Your fairy looks very content on the mantel, surrounded by the treats you left for her. Those outdoor photos are spectacular, Poppy!

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  3. What a sweet face on your fairy! (Did you notice that she was not exactly skinny! I did; and yet she's beautiful!) Poppy, those purple plums in that marvelous pink bowl! Inspired! As is your poetry that sings to us as we read it. Lovely again!

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  4. Just beautiful Poppy - love love love your Fall Mantel !!!
    XOXO

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  5. She is a truly beautiful fairy and you were so right to bring nature into your mantel design to make her feel right at home.

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  6. Loved reading about all she flew through to get to your home!

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  7. Beautiful picture the fairy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Hi Poppy, I love how you decorated your mantel for fall and how wonderful it is that the fairy flew in! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie

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  9. Happy Fall Poppy...for me it's bittersweet and hate to see Summer leave, but Summer is a lady at times, and knows when the party is over...hoping for her cousin to show up and get treated to some Indian-Summer!!! Enjoy the weekend!

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  10. Poppy
    I wish your Fall Fairy would fly over to visit here!
    It is amazingly beautiful where you live.

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  11. Wishing you generous colour of fall Poppy. Always love a touch of poetry in your every post.
    Thank you for visiting Daffodils with me.

    Have a good weekend my dear.

    Aida

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  12. It doesn't happen often, but I am nearly speechless. Paradise.

    xxxooo e

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  13. Your fairy has such a lovely way of bringing fall to you. Afraid our fairy wasn't as kind: Boom! Sunshine then stormy weather. Guess I need to leave her better treats next year. Thanks for the smile today.

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  14. Isn't is glorious! The fact that summer is leaving and Fall is coming!!
    Enjoy it!
    xo Kris

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  15. Yes, just one more day!! I have mixed emotions about it - summer was just gorgeous here in the northwest. I have high hopes for an indian summer.

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  16. She is lovely! We had a few warm days again ( not hot, just warm ) and today brings rain, sometimes heavy....of course heavy when I came out of the grocery store! :) and tomorrow it is to be fairly chilly, right on schedule! I think YOUR fairy waved her wand at my weather too :)

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  17. That was a lovely post and such a beautiful picture. She looks to be making herself right at home in your pretty house.

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  18. Very poetic and a perfect mantle for Autumn. I welcome the cooler weather though I hope the sun doesn't stay away !

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  19. Lovely touches to welcome the fairy princess for fall! Looks beautiful. Your home is always warm and inviting, Poppy. Enjoy this first weekend of fall.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  20. We can all use a sweet fairy looking out for us.

    Love your fall look.

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  21. What a beautiful Fall fairy! I love all of your pretty autumn colors! Enjoy your Sunday!

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  22. Just in case you don't see it, I left a response to you comment on my blog, Poppy. Thank you so much for your faithful visits! Bess

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  23. How kind of the pretty fall fairy in her red finery to visit you. The mantle looks lovely the way you have it decorated for the new season.
    Happy Autumn Poppy.
    Judith

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  24. The fall fairy has brought you beautiful Autumn colors. Lovely decorations and gorgeous images. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Gorgeous views! We were in Ithaca over the summer - wonderful part of the world :)

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  26. That is a beautiful fairy. Did you stitch it?

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  27. Your fairy adventure was really fun and the fact she finally fell asleep on your mantel. Your artwork is wonderful and your part of the world stunning.
    ann

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  28. Your posts are just so beautiful! I can always count on you to inspire me.

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  29. I love this beautiful fairy! She brings us Autumn and crisp, cool air!

    xo
    Claudia

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  30. I just discovered your beautiful blog via Cozy Little House, and I'm so glad I did! I love your photos (and your poetry), but I wish they had captions to tell me more about them.

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  31. Your fairy is a wonderful centerpiece for your Autumn mantel. Such lovely colors!

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  32. What a lovely fairy to welcome Autumn in your world and home. Love her frock! Thanks for sharing at my HOME. Blessings, Sandi

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  33. Beautiful pics. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  34. The bowl of plums is just so beautiful I could not take my eyes away.

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  35. The bowl of plums is just so beautiful I could not take my eyes away.

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  36. Totally charming! I am glad that I could see this year's decor with the fruit and walnuts. Beauitful autumn fairy and a delightful story.

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  37. Beautiful artwork, Poppy - such a lovely post dedicated to welcoming fall. Loved it! W4vethuf

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  38. She is gorgeous! I can see her hanging around till Christmas! :)
    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    ~Liz

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  39. Spring is my favorite, but I am trying to appreciate Fall. I really enjoy your photos.

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  40. Oh sweetie what a fun post! I loved the Fairy poor girl falling asleep on that mantle. It is a beautiful place for a quick nap! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Fall party! I love visiting you!

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