Thursday, 15 September 2011

Farmhouse Harvest

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, when the countryside bursts into life and is filled with the most beautiful textures and tones. The soft, low sunlight creates gentle hues of palest golden green, farmhouse reds are rustic of the earth and greys are born of woodsmoke and ash. Wicker, straw, rust and scrubbed wood add texture, whilst the smells of Autumn fill the air now fresh and vibrant with the new season's bounty.

Above image: Photographer Lois Slokoski
Above image: Location agency 1st-Option

Above image scanned from book: Country Kitchens by Jocasta Innes
Above images: 1.Photographer: Emma Lee 2.Photographer: Nineminutes 3.Shop: Garden Trading 4.Fabric: Ian Mankin
Above image scanned from Homes and Antiques february 2004
Above images: 1.Painting "Meidoornbessen in romeins glas" by Henk Helmantel 2.Antique basket by Red Ticking at 1st Dibs 3.Painting  "Stilleven met perziken" by Henk Helmantel 4.Fabric: Ian Mankin 5.Antique bowl Brigitte & Alain Garnier
Above image scanned from book: The Country House by Barty Phillips
Above image: Photographer Katie Quinn Davies & Katie's brilliant blog filled with wonderful recipes: What Katie Ate
Above images: 1.& 3.Shop: Toast 2.The Paper Mulberry - vintage farm tools my home 4. Shop: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring
Above image: Location Agency JJ Locations
Above image: E-Magdeco
Above image: Photographer Megpuente

Above images: 1.Shop: Farmhouse wares 2.Magazine Country Living 3.Print: Shop Allison Dandrea 4.Fabric: Bennison Salzburg  

Above image: Photographer Sarah Maingot

Above image scanned from book: Pure Style by Jane Cummberbatch

Just a note: I will now be posting every two weeks rather than every week to allow more time for collating and researching!


Le Style said...

Wonderful Autumn images!

Warm greetings

Thilda said...

I LOVE these photos!! So beautiful, so soft! :)

Just White said...

Love the autumn colours but is taking me a while to accept that summer is coming to an end ;-(
Lovely your post like always.
Big Hugs, Eliana

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely compliments! I always feel so rejuvenated at this time of year, the farms around us are buzzing with activity and the slight freshness in the morning is fabulous! I do think the English countryside is at it's best in Autumn and although it is sad to see the end of summer as you say Eliana, I really do feel the excitement of the changing season! Thank you so much for your lovely messages and hugs from an old farmhouse - Glenda xxx

Ada och Emil said...


I just love Your blog. I have visited here many times, but never leave a message.
Atmosphere is so gorgeous!! I also love autumn. All colours, cold shiny days and that smell of autumn!

Have a nice weekend!
-Sanna from Finland

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...
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Norrfrids Eija said...

It´s like christmas every time I see you have made a new post. Such lovely autumn scented pictures, love every-one of them!
have a joyful weekend!
Hugs from Eija in Sweden

Greenorchid said...

Beautiful Images of Autumn Glenda the frosted leaves are just stunning! I love Autumn too... Dolly xx

helen tilston said...

Hello Glenda
A delightful, delicious and autumnal post. You put much thought and work in to your blog and we understand once a fortnight posting. A new season is always welcomed. I share Norrfrids Eija's comment when she says "it is like Christmas eery time I see you have made a post"

Helen xx

AweSomeLiving By Rosita de Jongh said...

I love Autumn too .... beautiful pictures....have a nice weekend ....hugs from holland .... rosita

letrecivette said...

Lovely pics of autumn dear Glenda! Thanks !
Have a great WE!

The Cloth Shed said...

Beautiful Autumnal post...I have set the Barty Phillips blue cupboard and oil painting as today's screen saver on my computer...thanks for the inspiration.
Julie x
See you in two weeks, I don't mind waiting...your posts are certainly worth waiting for x

The enchanted home said...

GORGEOUS post. You have captured the still of autumn so beautifully. Each picture more dreamier than the previous. Beautifully done!


Hello !
I love the english cottage !
Thank you very much for all this beautiful colors !
Have a nice day,

Beautiful House said...

Oh what beautiful pictures, and colours of autumn.x

Anonymous said...

Love your autumn pictures...I can smell all those scents you mentioned..just thinking about them...we had a bonfire at the cabin last them in the fall...even though I don't like to see summer go...because winter is next after fall...those pictures are refreshing after this hot summer we've had in the USA...thanks for sharing....Mel

designchic said...

Absolutely gorgeous images...makes me excited for crisp, cool weather!!

Sandra van Doorn said...

i have been waiting for your next post for so long, and it was well worth it. Glenda, this is just divine, a beautiful collection of soulful, heart warming photos... i am flying home to France next week and hoping to catch a little bit of your autumn mood there...
Xo sandra

Anonymous said...

These photos are so warm and inspiring. They remind me of hot apple cider, chilly nights, hayrides, and apples...pies, cobblers, fruit tarts! Now, I am hungry.

Thanks for the taste of autumn, one of two favorite times of the year.


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

What wonderful evocative descriptions! Thank you so much I do so enjoy reading them!

daryl said...

Wow, really great post again Glenda! So glad fall is coming. We just spent an afternoon picking apples,and I'm wishing I could take photos like these.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Autumn is also my favorite season!! Love all your images here!!

alice said...

Beautiful! Those pictures are amazing, inviting and just down right outstanding ! Thanks!
Smiles, Alice

Jennelise said...

Beautiful collection of fall photos! They remind me of all of the things I like about fall - I'm definitely starting to let summer say goodbye. :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

What a beautiful post. Your images are fabulous and your color combinations...perfection. I do love Fall. I can just feel it in this post. Hope all is well with you. Hugs from me. Mona

Wendy Paula said...

Autumn in England is truly beautiful,
I adored to run through the pretty fallen leaves, miss it all...
Have a lovely weekend Glenda.
Wendy xo

Lynne said...

Your posts are brilliant! I find inspiration for our home each time I visit! Thank you!

Karena said...

Glenda I adore your imagery. So gloriously a mix of autumn and beauty.

Thank you for sharing so much and I am sorry to be so remiss!


Art by Karena

I hope you will come over and enter my amazing giveaway from Interieurs!!

RDA Pony Tales said...

Hello Glenda, I have the same Ian Mankin (image 4) fabric on my kitchen table which goes well with the Farrow and Ball Cooking Apple Green paint on the walls. I think if my home were a season, then it would most certainly be Autumn!
A beautiful and inspiring post as always.... thank you! Abby x

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh Abby that sounds lovely!

RG _ into the studio said...

Hi The Paper Mulberry! (Sorry, i don't know your name)

Inspired by your so beautiful post I decided to create my own "fall version post". I love the fall season too. In my post I am using one of the images that you have used in your post... Hope you don't mind (i added a link there to your blog).

If you want to check it, please here is the link to my blog:

Have an enjoyable autumn season!


OhSoVintage said...

Glenda, thankyou so much for your kind comments on my copper/blue & white china post on my blog - much appreciated! I just love reading your posts and looking at these amazing photos.
Ruth x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What an evocative mood you have created here. So beautiful. It just draws me in! I've never seen the English countryside in Fall.

Free Art Printables said...

Beautiful pictures for fall! It makes me want to start decorating and nesting! i hope my tree has apples like that next fall!

Debra Hall said...

I am beyond flattered that you came to visit, add me as a blog to follow and left such a sweet comment! I have been an admirer of yours for a while! I just love your style and pictures. What a dream house you live in!! Welcome and so nice to meet you....Debra

Decor de Provence said...

These images made my day!! I LOVE the Fall season and these images get me excited! Your style is perfection!



Tatiana Doria said...

Hi, I´m discovering your blog. Incredible pictures, I loved the furniture. I follow!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Welcome Tatiana and thank you so much! I will pop along to view your blog straight away! Warmest wishes - Glenda

cathypentonatelier said...

WOW!!! Your blog is simply breathtaking :) take care xc

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I LOVE your blog!!
x Allison

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much Allison! I love your photography! Glenda xxx

mwaxter said...

What a beautiful post, coming by way of the enchanted home who featured this beautiful post, i can see why. Reminds me of times gone by, just breathtaking.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I found your amazing blog through Pinterest. I would love to post some of your beautiful images on my instagram account with credit to you and your blog Url. Would this be okay?

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much Amber, that's so kind of you! Although I compile the mood boards, the actual photo's aren't mine, but I'm sure if you credited the photographers too it wouldn't be a problem. I would be thrilled to have a mention, thank you so much! Warmest wishes - Glenda

emily said...

Thank you for this nice sharing. Great post.