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Preparing for an Autumn Market

“Fall has always been my favorite season.
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty,
as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Lauren DeStefano

It doesn’t feel like Autumn yet, but I can see glimpses of it in colored leaves and where the sun shines through my kitchen windows.

This week is filled with all sorts of interesting things: a seminar specifically to help immigrants like me navigate Australian business, a bakery date with Bear, and a bustling artisan market in our village of Allora.

I’ve been wood-burning for weeks, nay, months, in preparation, filling storage bins with all sorts of wooden beauties.

Like this picture frame – I love the waves in the wood grain.

And this lovely glossy bowl that shimmers in the light.


This cute little spice bottle is my latest addition to my collection, just added last night.

And I’m smitten by the variations in coloring in these acacia wood salad servers.

It’s been sheer pleasure making all these things, the scent of wood smoke wafting through the house as if we have a wood-stove crackling away.

If you are anywhere near Allora this weekend, or fancy a drive in the country to see the last of the sunflower fields, come on down to the Allora RSL Hall between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to say hello to yours truly, and see all sorts of beautiful handmade objects from an array of skilled artisans.

If you can’t make it to Allora but would still like to see more wood-burned items, pop over to my Etsy shoppe for a visual wander.

Wishing you a beautiful week. XO What creative outlet makes your heart happy?

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Tracy A. - I simply love your new work! So lovely!

Kim - Liv Life - You are so talented Krista! But what makes these beauties even more special, is the love that you pour into them. We are seeing full spring here, and have been having simply gorgeous weather!

Krista - How lovely to get back to doing something you love, @disqus_o9c9vkchcC:disqus I lost my oomph for cooking for a while there, but it’s coming back to me now and I’m thankful. 🙂 XO

Krista - It IS a bit far, @Kayrpea61:disqus 🙂 Though it would’ve been lovely to look up and see your faces beaming at me! 🙂

Krista - Thank you, @tandysinclair:disqus 🙂 It’s my favorite new thing. 🙂

Krista - And both of those require heaps of it, Karin. 🙂

Krista - Thank you, @OrgasmicChef:disqus 🙂 We head to the markets first thing tomorrow to see what treasures we can find. I’m excited! 🙂

Krista - Oh how lovely to have Spring rain, @disqus_WseMqaTPwi:disqus 🙂 I shall smile today just thinking about that. XO

Krista - Thanks so much, @anniesageer:disqus 🙂 (And thank you for the visit!)

Krista - I make some of the wooden items first, @breannemosher:disqus – the jewelry, the cutting/cheese boards, etc – but the others I buy first then burn. 🙂

Krista - It is a marvelous time of year for sure, @joanneeatswellwithothers:disqus 🙂

Anna Johnston - Oh Krista, you really are very clever. Love everything, but that spice bottle is cute as. 🙂
I have just started getting back into cooking at home, I had forgotten how much of a happy heart it gave me.

Karin@yumandmore - These are gorgeous Krista! My creativity goes into cooking and parenting ;))

Tandy Sinclair - The spice bottle is so beautiful! I only have time for cooking now so that is my sole creative outlet at present 🙂

Ken Powell - Sorry, Allora is a bit far this weekend. We have stuff to do, including vote!!! I hope you stall is a huge success, Krista XO

Maureen - Good luck at the market. Looking at all that gorgeousness, I don’t think luck will be needed!

Jackie Smith - We are enjoying those first few moments of spring here with sunshine intermixed with showers and sometimes rain. Love your artistry. Wish I lived close enough to stroll through that wonderful sounding market!!

Ciao Chow Bambina - Such beautiful pieces, Krista! And although we’re entering our spring season, you’ve put me in an autumn space and I love it!

Breanne @ This Vintage Moment - Even though we’re a couple seasons from Autumn here, I do so love it and love these reminders of that lovely season. These items are gorgeous, Krista, just gorgeous. Do you make the wooden items first or find them places?

Joanne (eats well with others) - All of these definitely feel very autumnal to me – my favorite season!

Krista - Thank you, @liz_posmyk:disqus 🙂 SO happy to hear Autumn is there. Maybe it will join us soon too! 🙂

Liz Posmyk - Just beautiful, Krista! Autumn is upon us here in Canberra… lovely time of year!

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