Spider Under Glass

The brilliant blue sky and cool nights of autumn have arrived here in southern New England.

It’s time for animals to grow winter coats ~~

~~ and time for me to cut and dry my remaining hydrangea blooms.

It’s also time to bring in my plants 
to be repotted for their wintertime rest.

 The spider babies need to be snipped off 
and tucked into a quiet place where they can grow roots.

This one is nestled in for the winter under my Williamsburg bell jar 
(not to be called a cloche, if you know what is good for you in a colonial neighborhood πŸ™‚ click ) 
where it will be watched over by my hydrangea and my Williamsburg sheep, on an antique bread board.  

The momma plant is nearby, with babies too small to be snipped 
hanging over a Williamsburg rooster.


Fall decor is creeping into my house, but I don’t rush it, 
as the winters are long here.

Did you macrame hangers for plants in the 70s ( or maybe it was your mom or grandma??)?  My college memories include dorm rooms with spider plants hanging in all the windows.  I wonder if I remember how to macrame?  Is it something you never forget?
  Maybe I’ll try on a snowy day. 

There’s something else tucked under my bell jar.  
This is William, the Metropolitan Museum of Art mascot, 
and a favorite in this house of 
William my Dad and William my Son.

William my Dad’s chairs are due back soon from the sandblaster click and the color will be revealed to the world!  I’m so excited! 

William ~~ my Son ~~ is 21 today!

This is the perfect picture of who he is.

According to my iPhone app he is 3,220 miles away.  
Across the ocean.  In Scotland.
~~ a little edit ~~ Will is studying abroad ~~ not just on vacation ~~ πŸ™‚

Not what you think about the day 
the precious blue bundle is put into your arms for the first time!!

By the miracle of computers I was at least able to see his smiling face and send him love and kisses through the screen.
And he’ll be home for Christmas, so we will celebrate then.  My spider baby should be ready to plant and go to his dorm room.

Happy birthday Will!

We miss you and we are so proud to call you our son.

Scottish sheep grow nice wool.  For tartans and things.  Just hinting. hehe

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Linda πŸ™‚

p.s.  The winner of the Bean bag is Cindy of Applestone Cottage. πŸ™‚
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51 thoughts on “Spider Under Glass

  1. What a wonderful birthday present for Will!! sounds like an experience of a life time to be in Scotland!! The stories he’ll have to share with you when he returnes. Hope he’s blogging or Facebook for you!
    Like how you have your baby spider plant on display – but what about oxygen? Spider plants are excellent to help filter the air!!

  2. Happy birthday to your son, may he have a very blessed 21 years! Great present and experience for him, wow! Your vignette is gorgeous, I love the cute sheep, I never see them, except maybe in a Nativity scene. I love spider plants and I have one too. Big hugs,

  3. Linda, You have inspired me to get my spider plant re-potted and the babies rooted! I totally didn’t even think of that! If I gave my son a plant, he’d kill it for sure. LOL I’m anxious to see how your chairs turn out. Love your little sheep named William. πŸ™‚ Sue

  4. Oh Linda, this is an absolutely delightful post. I love all your little spider plant babies. They are fun to grow and share. OHhhh, I remember that post on the bell jars! It was fun to read and I really agree with it. I live in a colonial saltbox house and I should know better! Bell jars it is! I can’t wait to see your chairs, they will look gorgeous on your lawn or on the back deck. I’m sure your burlap project is going to be awesome so please share it. Wishing your son a very Happy Birthday! I know you miss him but Scotland is so beautiful. I’m sure it will always be a special place to him.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your son! I would love to visit Scotland. It’s the ancestral home of my husband’s family.

    I do remember macrame and spider plants. Back then, the spider plant was all I could manage to grow. I’m just somewhat better now.

    I think all your fall touches look wonderful.

  6. Happy Birthday to your son Will. I also have a son with the first name William, though he goes by his second name.
    Love you little mascot and also the sheep. Both very cute!
    Seeing your spider plant reminds me that I had better snip off the little babies on mine to plant soon too.
    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

  7. Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I love your little green cloche and plant. I will be posting more about the Pacific NW in future posts. I need to get some fall pics taken. This is the first time I have visited your blog and I look forward to your New England pictures as well. I’ve never been there either! Thanks for following me and I’m following you back!

  8. Linda~ I love the beautiful blues in your post from the sky, to your chair and your pitcher with hydrangeas! I’m anxious to see your dad’s sandblaster chair reveal~ although I loved the chippy layers of color of their past lives. Happy Birthday to Will~ I hope he returns home bearing tartan πŸ™‚

  9. Guess I’m giving away my age, but I well remember macrame and spider plants. Back in the 70’s, a spider plant hanging in a macrame holder was one of my prized possessions. Happy birthday to your son!

  10. You have a handsome son, and I feel a bit of sadness that he’s so far away on his birthday.

    I used to have a huge spider plant, we had to leave it when we moved. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

    Please come see my cloches.

  11. Happy birthday to your son! I remember those macrame plant holders LOL and spider plants. I had a spider plant in my first apt. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Happy Birthday to your son and many, many more happy ones to follow!

    Girl, you are making me feel OLD. Macrame! Yes. But I wasn’t talented enough to do it. But my friends took pity on me. LOL And SPIDER PLANTS… YESSSSSSSS!

    Love it. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane.

    I hope your son takes the hint about BUYING YOU SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN WOOL!




  13. I sure did macramé back in the 70’s. I made a lot of plant hangers. Happy birthday to your son!!! We went to Williamsburg on our honeymoon.

  14. Love your cloche’s! You actually put a plant under one which is really what they were created for! I did a lot of macrame in the 70’s! I made them in my sleep- I think! Congratulationson your son’s 21st! Isn’t it amazing- 21 years later and he’s grown to a man and is in Scotland! We’re enjoying the same beauty of fall and blue skies (in between the rain we’ve been getting) and I brought in some hydrangeas too! Happy Fall!

  15. First of all, Happy Birthday to William, the son, not the mascot. Your spider plants took me way back to when I was a kid. My Mom had a brass lamp with a planter around the middle and she had spider plants in it with the babies growing over the edge. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

  16. Happy Birthday to William. What a marvelous adventure he must be having in Scotland. I love the blue, green, and golden ochre of your vignette…a lovely piece of art for the eye. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  17. Happy Birthday to Will!!! Twenty-one is a big deal! If he wants to be a REALLY good son, he will not only bring back enough sheep for wool for you, but for ALL of your blog friends? Right, blog friend? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Wow…Scotland! I would love to visit there someday if I could stop being afraid to fly! I liked your play on words with the “spider under glass” during this Halloween season! πŸ™‚ I’m sure it’s gorgeous there in New England right now. My husband just returned from Vermont. He didn’t take notice of the trees and such. He must be a zombie! πŸ™‚

  18. Hello Linda, Your post brings back so many memories. The spider plants, macrame. Love your cloche. Happy birthday to your handsome son. Thanks so much for visiting. Linda

  19. This is an awesome post, sweet girl. I loved every single bit of it.
    I did make those hangers and wouldn’t have one in my house again. U.G.L.Y. :))

    lOVE spider plants…must get one next spring. Hope I remember. My mother-in-law always had one hanging in her kitchen window and it would get soooo long.

    Your son is so handsome…oh, my…to be that age again with so much to look forward to. I wonder what he is studying in Scotland….

    Am lovin’ your cute sheep….

  20. Oh yes, I remember making a macrame hanger for my spider plant. I don’t think I want to try making another one. Your spider plant looks much better under the pretty bell jar than it would in a macrame hanger! What a handsome son. Belated happy birthday to William. laurie

  21. Happy birthday, William! Your spider plants looks really healthy. Iused to have so muh when I lived in FL. I wonder whatever happened to them! Love your green cloche…Christine

  22. First of all, Happy Birthday to your son! I didn’t know about William the mascot – love learning new things! Yes, I had spider plants and macrame plant hangers! I actually loved my spider plants and now you’ve go me thinking of buying another!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  23. Fun post! Good luck to the spider babies. Just for the record, I tried my hand once again at macrame recently and had to look up most of the knots! Couldn’t remember!

  24. I was a bit alarmed when I read “spider under glass” but instead found a wonderful post! LOL! Love your bell jar (not cloche…) and the sweet spider plants. I know you’ll be so happy to see your son again at Christmas!

  25. You have such lovely posts Linda! I am so excited to have won the bag..I emailed you all the details of the one I love!
    And Happy Birthday to your handsome son! How wonderful that he can study abroad even though it’s sometimes hard on the Mom of the house.
    I know what its like to have a son far away.
    And the macrame…I had to chuckle a bit. In our little community they still had 3 categories for macrame things to make at the county fair. No one was entering and they finally wised up 30 years later.
    But I so remember having a plant hanging in the macrame hanger.
    Thanks again and hugs to you,

  26. I got such a giggle from the Williamsburg actor’s comment about the “bell glass”. I LOVE Colonial Williamsburg!and your vignettes…oops..is that French, too? Oh, dear. πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your son. How lucky to be studying in Scotland. I’m headed back to see more of your posts.

  27. Happy belated birthday to your son, William! Studying abroard is a wonderful experience and he looks like he is enjoying it tremendously.

    I do remember macrame! It is due for a comeback, like everything else from the past seems to do. πŸ™‚

  28. Linda, happy birthday to William! Love the pic. I am sure you miss him. My mother used to have a spider plant and some macrame. Love your hydrangeas. I think they are about the most beautiful flower. Joni

  29. Hi Linda, nice to meet you! Thanks for leaving a kind comment on my blog. I love your green bell jar. Have never seen one like it. Usually, bell jars and cloches are clear glass. Oh yes, I did macrame some plant hangers back in the 70’s. A purse, too. πŸ˜‰

    Happy birthday to your William! How awesome it is that he’s studying in Scotland.

  30. I’m so envious of your gorgeous hydrangeas! Your comment about macrame made me chuckle, I never learned it, but I STILL want one of those plant hangers, haha! Have a great week, and thanks for your visit.
    Cheers, Andrea

  31. Oh, what a delightful post! First of all, happy birthday to William! What a wonderful way to celebrate his birthday, although I know you miss him. I hope he reads your blog and takes the hint. You can never have too much tartan. I love it! I also love that darling little mascot! I can’t wait to see the chairs revealed. You went with blue, didn’t you!

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