Wednesday, September 7, 2016


The winner of the MacKenzie-Childs giveaway is

Anne's Attic - Design

Please contact me so I can get your gift on its way

Finding Fall 

Spending Labor Day with my sister in Atlanta we found time to check out the weekend sales. What I found was fall has arrived in all the shops! Here are a few photos I made while chasing the big weekend sales.

Pumpkin Patch
I love these velvet pumpkins with a touch of glitz

Pumpkins colors of gold, green and orange


Loved this MacKenzie-Childs pillow

 And lots of pumpkins 

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer. I enjoy making fall vignettes in my kitchen and setting a table with a fall theme. I would love to hear what you do to celebrate the fall season. I love your comments and it's the only way I know you stopped by. So, do tell, how do you celebrate fall?

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Welcome to Tales of the Traveling Totes, the adventures continue! 

Georgia On My Mind

A MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway 
 details below

Welcome to Georgia, Y'all!
  Atlanta, Midtown and Buckhead

Source ~ Google

Welcome to Decatur to be exact. Decatur is in DeKalb County in Georgia. It is a suburb of Atlanta and part of the Atlanta Metropolitan area. While in Atlanta visiting my sister and brother-in-law we sometimes enjoy spending the day in and around Decatur. It is a lovely town with a small town feel. The local square where the courthouse is located is surrounded with shopping and dining options. I would love to go inside the courthouse, it was closed the day we were there. We walked around town and strolled in and out of shops. Shopping here you find a mix of unique one of a kind items along with your typical souvenirs for tourists. 
Days like this are perfect for Miss Courtney Childs, my MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check tote bag that carries all my packages and then some. Come take a walk with me in Decatur and then we'll be off to another suburb to visit a new place for me, the Buford Highway Farmer's Market.

Statue of Thomas Jefferson


Would love this whimsical art if I had just the right place

Beautiful wood pieces for serving

One of kind throw pillows

A great selection of paintings  

this sure caught my eye

Lovely serving dishes

An afternoon snack
Georgia peach lemonade and a slice of pizza

The next stop 
Buford Highway Farmer's Market 

Atlanta's speciality farmer's market where you will find global and locally fresh fruits, vegetables, produce and herbs. Here there are aisles and aisles of international food products and items, Eastern European bakeries, meats and fish. Have you ever tasted Russian ice cream? It's all here!

Vibrant varieties and unique flavors


Yellow root

A cure all for your aches and pains!

Anything with Calvados goes into the cart!

Internatonal wines
Jim added to the cart here

Cookies and Lollipops from Quimper! 
My lucky day

I always have several varieties of pickles in my frig, these are the latest and are delicious.

Russian dolls and toys

Teas from around the world!

European Bakery

And, of course fresh Georgia Peaches

Here at the market and all around the city you will find just about any item you can imagine with this most famous line.
When my husband saw my overfilled cart, I showed him this little line on a card!

(He helped fill it!)

My sister served up delicious pastries and coffee after a very long day of shopping

Decatur and the farmer's market took up most of the day. If you get to the Atlanta area I hope you find your way to these fun spots!

One of The Traveling tote girls will offer a MacKenzie-Childs giveaway with each of our next posts. Our next post will be December 1.
Please join my Traveling Tote pals to see where their summer travels have taken them. Their adventures are always fun!  

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Linda with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ Pandora's Box
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply

A MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway

For a chance to win the gifts below all you need to do is leave a comment here at The French Hutch, that's it! You will automatically be entered for the drawing. The winner will be announced next week. Be sure to check back and see if you win!

Giveaway gifts
A Courtly Check small enamel storage container and a package of Festoonery Salad/Dessert and Dinner Paper Plates

Thanks so much for your visit...... I hope you leave a comment here for a chance to win. Good Luck!


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