Monday, November 25, 2019


Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway.

Autumn Splendor

Here in the southeast autumn comes late, usually around Thanksgiving. This year we have been treated to the most vibrant hues of scarlet and golden leaves. Leaves dancing along the roads and paths and mixed with rain drops to create a golden path on which to walk. It has been one of those seasons! Miss Courtney and I have enjoyed a few road trips and enjoyed the changing season.

A favorite garden shop 

Connor treated Papa to a surprise birthday celebration

A rainy day of flag football with our grandson

With colorful dancing leaves to remind one of the season

Atlanta in all of her glory!

A lovely place to walk

Juliska Autumn leaves
a gift from my sister

Now for the Tales of the Traveling Tote Giveaway

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a  pair of Santa tea towels from MacKenzie-Childs. A name will be drawn and announced in my next blog post. Check back the week of December 8 to see if your are the lucky winner!

The Tales of the Traveling Tote members would love for you to visit.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women  

Thank you for your visit. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you stopped in.


  1. I think our totes look best with Autumn colors!! I think your umbrella photos are the BEST - they made me smile! I know I would enjoy shopping at this cute garden center. The leaf dishes are precious, so unique! Enjoy this special month!

  2. Love the magnolia wreath! All of the fall colors are so pleasing to the eye!

  3. Oh Emily, Miss Courtney found some beautiful places to strike a pose! Love love all the autumn leaves photos and with your MKC umbrella, who cares if it rains! Yes, Fall was spectacular in Alabama this year, I only wish we had another week or two :) The Juliska plates are going to be hard to put away...Thank you for hosting our giveaway!

  4. We had beautiful fall colors this year too. It sounds like they were vibrant all around the country. Sometimes ours tend to be mostly yellows, but this year the reds and oranges were amazing. I just love the fall leaf plates! What a lovely gift. I always love garden centers too, especially as over the years they have added so many beautiful things to buy. I loved the football games with my kids - I think it is my favorite sport - not so fun with rain, but the beautiful MC umbrella makes it better - haha!

  5. Emily, your autumn photos are filled with gorgeous color, the perfect match to our Courtly Checks!!! I was happy to pull out my bumbershoot this fall too! Even got to wear my CC rainboots. 🤗 I love the Juliska leaf plates. I treated myself to the Country Estate flint hostess tray in their recent Black Friday sale. I'm sorry to see them retiring these pieces. The Country Estate patterns in all colors are my favorites. Like you, I mix mine too.
    Happy December!

  6. I enjoyed the fall photos very much, they are wonderful. I had never seen the Juliska leaf plates . . . love them!

  7. Emily, what a beautiful fall you eventually had, and your sister knows how to celebrate the season best with her gift to you! I so enjoy seeing bloggers' take on the seasons, and with your fall coming near Thanksgiving, it makes me feel a little less cheated than ours seemed to treat us here in WV this year.i love all the garden centers and small business displays. They make my retailing heart skip a beat or two. Happy December, friend!

  8. Miss Courtney looks stunning in the fall colors! I haven't had to use my bumbershoot in quite a while (I must be good at dodging raindrops), but I know I will need it for the March post. We were enjoying autumn weather until yesterday. Today it snowed! The Juliska Autumn leaves from your sister are stunning. Happy December my friend. xo

  9. I can see why that's your favorite garden shop. The wreath is just gorgeous! Loved all the family bits too -- and your marvelous umbrella! That color is gorgeous. Don't you love the golden leaves?

  10. I recognize your favorite garden shop! It is mine too!
    The fall foliage has been spectacular! What lovely leaf dishes from your sister.
    Cute giveaway but since I've won several I don't need to have my name in the pot but wanted to stop for a visit.

  11. The garden shop is lovely, they are so fun to visit. Love your gift of Juliska leaves. What an amazing gift. You look so cute with the MK umbrella. The fall photos are so beautiful. Such an amazing time of year. Happy December Emily.

  12. Emily, I just adore your Christmas tree with Santa holding the bag! Just MKC beautiful!

  13. You've had such a glorious Autumn! It's my favorite time of the year, too. Your pictures are lovely, and I love the plates your sister gave you. Thanks for sharing all the incredible beauty around your with us. Cherry Kay

  14. Those Juliska leaf plates are just about my favorite thing you've ever shown us! I love autumn and we celebrate it for only a blink of an eye to move on to glitzier Christmas!

  15. Looks like the tote is enjoying the season!

  16. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. I like the place setting and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely tea towels in your giveaway. Enjoy the week.

  17. Such beautiful colors for the fall season.

  18. Emilie, on se régale de ton beau billet si coloré et automnal ! Les couleurs sont magnifiques. Très belle cette jardinerie où l'on trouve son bonheur pour de jolies décorations.
    Gros coup de coeur pour le cadeau de ta soeur, ces feuilles sont superbes.
    Belle semaine, gros bisous.

  19. You've had a colorful Fall, Emily! I do love those new Autumn leaves Juliska plates from your sister. She knows you so well! Happy December!

  20. Those are so cute! I love following the Traveling Totes! I've sadly left my blog unfinished for years.

  21. Beautiful fall colors; ours are long since gone (in fact we're having white out conditions today).

  22. Oooh I love the Fall colors and those owls!! What a great giveaway. Such cute tea towels and your Fall adventures looked like fun! Visiting you from Pandora's Box, via The Cannary Family. (:

  23. Emily... you and Miss Courtney have too much fun. Love seeing the beautiful Autumn colors as I sit here and can only see white out the window! Enjoy your week!




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