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Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Our 'By Invitation' subject this month is Thoughts of October.  I'm afraid that no humorous connotations of this particular month sprung to mind so, it's just pretty pictures of a time of year that is particularly close to my heart as our son and daughter-in-law got married in October 2008 and was the most wonderful day and a beautiful time of year to get married. 

..... a time for fairytale seed heads .....

..... for dewy spiders webs .....

via Tania Boureau..Grange de Charme 

..... for dried Hydrangeas ....

..... for browns and beige's .....

..... for brogues ..... 

..... for steaming hot coffee .....

..... for sweeping leaves .....

.... and for morning mists ....

.... and for the new series of Downton Abbey .....

Enjoy the month of October and please pop over to Marsha to read the other participants thoughts.

image 1: via Vogue Australia, image 2 & 6: via night tattoo, image 3: via BBC, image 4: via visualize.Us, image 5: via la bonne vie, image 7 & 11: via tiny white daisies, image 8: via tumblr, image 9: via lost in the moment,  image 10: via sunday in bed



  1. Hello Jackie:
    You really do have an eye for a wonderful image and those which you have chosen to illustrate 'October' are perfect both for their out of the way, unusual subject matter and for their originality. The steam rising from the mug of coffee is most effective and very, very real.

    What a lovely time of year for your son and daughter-in-law to have chosen to be married. If truth is to be told, then one does become a little jaded of all those spring brides, only to be replaced as the year progresses with summer ones!! But now we should stop lest cynicism takes over!

  2. Wonderful stuff Jackie! I'm really getting into the spirit of October and halloween now! :)
    Jess xx

  3. Stunning images and love "the feel" you give to the browns and beiges! (My warm wool socks are beige . . .)

  4. Jacqueline, that coffer steaming up and the Downton Abbey image make me crazy.
    Just wonderful! So happy you are with us for this month's By Invitation Only post. Sending love from Texas....

  5. Hi Jackie! Oooh lovely lovely images especially the second and third!!
    A nice time of year for your son to get married, still warm enough (just) and I bet everyone looked gorgeous against the golden trees and Autumn flowers in the pictures.

    Aren't we just loving 'Downton Abbey'? It finishes the week-end off perfectly.
    Hope you are well Jackie and that gorgeous grandson of yours,
    Hugs Jane x

  6. quite lovely........I much prefer winter weddings my godson is getting married in November....unbelievably!!

  7. Just perfect, Jackie! I have that same quote up this week on my blog - its fabulous isn't it? much love to you, dear Jackie! xxoo

  8. Hello my sweet friend, welcome to Autum. Hugs Mary

  9. I like your post Jackie...yes it is true......i wish i wish it was spring

  10. Love the two moving images, it's magic, very clever Jackie!!!

    Beautiful images for October....we got married in October too, it's always been my favourite month.

    Hope you're well XX

  11. Dear jacqueline...your images are precious, ethereal...just beautiful!
    When is the new season of Downton starting? I cannot wait...

  12. your images are mighty gorgeous

  13. You always put together the best images Jackie... I love your take on October... Fantastic... xv

  14. Dear Jackie,
    these photographs are simply stunning - and capture the gist of autumn. The dandelion and the spider web: extremely beautiful! And I see brogues in a new light. A mug with steaming coffee or tea, getting dreamily lost in Downton Abbey - perfect! Thank you.

  15. This is so fabulous!! I love love it and love that I found/discovered a new blog in the process. Thanks Marsha:)

  16. Do not say sorry dear Jackie I'm also been a while far away from blogland but now I´m scribble a bit up against the shore.
    These photographs are så nice!
    Love gerda.

  17. Hi Jackie, love the steaming coffee and the moving set of Downton Abbey. As a matter of fact the only date I have set in my phone for 2013 is for the start of that series. I am now enjoying Call The Midwife which started here on Sunday which is wonderful too. I really only watch British TV as American shows are complete filth. So good to hear from you today. xo, Olive

    P.S. I shall think of you when we dine on that lovely china

  18. What beautiful images for October...such a wonderful time of year.

  19. Hello Jacqueline

    I can imagine you enjoyed this wonderful Autumnal season and kicking up some leaves as you go.
    A beautiful post and please wish you children a very Happy Anniversary.
    The Downton Abby image is brilliant


  20. All you need is tea, warm socks and the occasional glass of wine. xo

  21. Jackie how did you know I needed a steaming cup of coffee?? Very cool.
    I too love everything about Fall, the colors, the smell in the air. I almost thought that Downton Abbey was coming back sooner but I remembered you saying it was different there. I think it returns in January for us. I just saw Upstairs Downstairs the other night but I was distracted so I have to watch it again. I heard that Midwife was really good too.

    Hope you're enjoying spending time with that adorable grandson.


  22. Jackie I love these images of Autumn splendor! I do have to say that my favorite had to be the clip from Downton Abbey. I have to say that I am rather rabid over this series. Dale won't even miss a night of it. He won't do that for my Jane Austen's :0 I love snuggling up to the fire and watch it. I record them and watch them over and over. I just love to see the fashions and the decor in the homes, not to mention the clever story.
    I also love Halloween when all the children from my tiny town come around in their darling costumes and trick or treat. Some of the kids aren't so little either. It seems that the hip thing to do in high school (at least here) is to go around and get their share of the goods too.

    I hope you squeeze every bit of gorgeous-ness out of this time of year my dear British friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Ringin' all my chimes here! Ohhh! for October!

  24. Ooohhh I'm reading your fabulous post with a cup of coffee in my hand!!!!! So I'm totally agree with you!!!

  25. Such gorgeous, unexpected images for this month! Oh, I also loved, loved, loved the two GIFs--and the spider web!!!

    Bisous from Arles,

  26. Happy anniversary to your son and daughter-in-law:).

  27. It's always a joy to scroll through your posts Jackie. You manage to put a smile to my face even on a horrible day. Congratulations to your son and daughter in law!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Madelief x

  28. Wonderful images Jackie.
    Romantic, haunting, whimsy.
    October might be just fine this year!
    Have a lovely week,
    Liz x

  29. I love your romantic images and luckily, the new season of Downtown Abbey has started here in Norway.
    Have a great fall!

  30. Love your motion posts... I had to do a double tack on the coffee cup...
    Watching the presidential debates... Heaven help up...

  31. Lovely images! Tea and warm socks sounds perfect!
    Happy October to you! :)

  32. hi darling friend... such gorgeous images... i so love fall... is it so cozy and i feel a total nest fest coming on!

  33. Hello you! I love those moving image photos - I get completely transfixed by them! You've captured the season so well and if it weren't so DANK I would be excited by Autumn! I think it is because we had such a crumby summer - but still - onwards and upwards as is the British way! Lou x

  34. What would I do without you?!! I will endeavour to worry less xxx

  35. happy autumn to you too!!!!
    this is a gorgeous post.

    the steaming coffee is cool as it gets.

  36. Love these photos. I hate spiders but that dewy web picture is amazing!

  37. Gorgeous pictures, you have totally got me in the mood for Autumn! x

  38. What a lovely selection of autumn images. So much to admire here...the beautiful brogues and the ultra-feminine beige blouse are definitely my favourites.

  39. I keep on looking at the steaming cup...your posts are just amazing!

  40. Thanks for your sweet hi.
    I can imagine that you would love to live closer to Guas shop, dangerous man quickly becomes poor there:)
    Have a nice mondag sweetie.
    Hugs Gerda

  41. Beautiful post! Love the coffee looks so good you canoalmost smell it!

  42. You've captured just how October makes me feel with these pictures, Jackie! It's my favorite month, and not just because I was born in October, but I'm sure that doesn't hurt.

    And I really, really want those brogues. Seriously.

    Big love and hugs to you, my friend. xoxo gigi

  43. Hello my dearest Jackie ~ You brought out some of the best of Autumn. I would think being married in October would present itself as a beautiful back drop for such a wonderful occasion. The turning of the leaves and all the spiced colours. I can't wait for this season of Downtown Abbey too! I'll be siting here with my cuppa tea in hand. I hope the whole family is doing well. I'm ashamed that I've not written you more but really do want to catch up and hear the latest news.
    Sending you love from Aberdeen xx

  44. Loving everything about this post...I am an October girl..and right now I have a cup of tea and warm socks on...pure joy I say! hugs

  45. Oh Jackie, love the shoes and hat. Great photo's. Maine has a chill in the air. The red and gold leaves are blowing in circles, I love this time of year. Stay warm, wear socks.. yvonne

  46. Simply beautiful Jacky...I love the last quote ;-)

  47. Hi Jackie! I love autumn! I love the colours...and the fact that you can have as many hot chocolates as you want! ;)

    (Is it just me, or all the other comments are disappeared?)

  48. Beautiful, haunting images! I love the steaming cup, the dandelion seed head, and the spider web. Simply gorgeous! I hope this finds you well, Jackie.


  49. Oh Jackie,
    with your beautiful images you have captured the very spirit of October. all so inspiring.
    I so love British period dramas and Downton Abbey is definitely among my fav.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

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