A Victorian Halloween

I love vintage cards, and these Victorian Halloween cards are no exception. So fun and whimsical! It’s always fun to see things people did in days gone by, to see where our customs and superstitions evolved from. To see which ones we don’t even follow anymore like the mirror one below, or the way they put an apostrophe in between the two ee’s in Halloween,  or how they spelled words like ‘fulfil’ with one ‘l’ instead of two on the end. Have a safe and happy Halloween! Or should I say a Merry Halloween? Or Halloween Greetings? A Jolly Halloween? Halloween of days gone by sounds Christmas-y to me…

 

If in the mirror your lover is seen, you'll surely be happy on Halloween.

If in the mirror your lover is seen, you’ll surely be happy on Halloween.

 

The Hallowe'en Cauldron

The Hallowe’en Cauldron

 

Hold your candle steady and keep a sharp lookout for back among the shadows you'll see goblins peeping out.

Hold your candle steady and keep a sharp lookout for back among the shadows you’ll see goblins peeping out.

 

May you see your true love's face.

May you see your true love’s face.

 

Friendly fairy,witch or fay fulfil the wish you wish today.

Friendly fairy,witch or fay fulfil the wish you wish today.

 

Image(s) courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com

A beautiful place to rest

We all have times where we feel overwhelmed with what life throws at us and need to take time to do something that makes us feel at peace with the world. I’ve been having one of those weeks. A couple of days ago I found myself walking around Edgefield Mcmenamins in Troutdale just enjoying the fall colors and taking photos. Taking time to appreciate the beauty around me. We are having an Indian summer and it seems the fall colors are only halfway here right now. Which means we may get to enjoy them for a bit longer this year. For me, taking a photo walk or hiking out into nature speaks to my soul. I stop concentrating on daily life and start looking for beautiful things to take photos of. I especially love benches & chairs with wonderful views. A beautiful and quiet place to rest, reminding me to stop and appreciate the beauty around me.