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Day 1 Of The Bloggers' Seasonal Harvest Tour

Welcome to the first day of the Bloggers' Seasonal Harvest Tour. I've also dubbed it "the thankful bloggers' tour."

There will be 25 blogs participating, five for each day this week.

We will not so much be doing fall home tours, so much as indicating what this time of year means to each of us in our own individual way. The bloggers have been given free reign to add as little or as much as they please.

In case you hadn't heard, we have lost one of our most beloved bloggers, Pat Freymuth, of Back Porch Musings. Her loss has left a hole in the fabric of Blog Land. 

Pat was a gracious and elegant lady who gifted us with her beautiful tablescapes and fantastic photography. She was the ultimate go-to source in home keeping, and she sure taught me a thing or two over the years!

Pat left us as quietly as she lived here among us. She was never one to draw attention to herself. 

We are all shaken to the core by her death on September 23, 2016.

We are all of us thankful to still be walking this path on earth. Pat has ended hers and gone on, but will always be remembered and loved.

This tour is about thankfulness. I set this tour up to commemorate how thankful we are for all that we have in life, and especially how thankful we are for our readers.

We are starting today with Chatfield Court. Here is a glimpse...

 Chatfield Court


Tuesday's links will be live tomorrow morning...


I am dedicating this tour to our dear friend, Pat Freymuth. You are gone, my friend, but never will you be forgotten.

Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Thank you, Brenda, for the roundup of bloggers here, and for paying tribute to Pat. I plan to sit back and enjoy all the tours. I hope you have a great week.
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. Pat will be missed dearly. She was one of my very first blog followers. Very kind and humble soul.

  3. Pat was the epitome of graciousness, and will be missed. Thank you for this roundup of fabulous bloggers. I'm looking forward to it.

  4. First and foremost...OMG, Pat passed away? I can't believe it. I wasn't a regular reader of her blog, but I would pop in from time to time. If you get a chance, can you privately email me and let me know what happened - was she sick? This is devastating news.

    I will be paying a visit to all these beautiful bloggers in the tour...

  5. I didn't know about Pat ( though I have visited her blog on many an occasion in the past. ) A wonderful, lovely, classy lady! So sad to hear of this.

  6. I am so sad to hear of Pat's death, what a lovely lady. The tour will be fun. Thanks.

  7. Brenda, thanks so much for hosting this tour and I truly miss Pat!!

  8. My heart ached when I heard about Pat, such a lovely and gracious lady. I am looking forward to all the tours, such a great group of ladies.

  9. Back porch was one of the first blogs that I ever read. Pat was always so gracious and kind. What a beautiful way to honor and remember her.

  10. I'm so sad to hear of Pat's passing. I don't blog, just enjoy reading and learning from them, and wondered about Pats health since her surgery. She wasn't posting but I hoped it was because she was just enjoying life...

  11. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman - Pat would be pleased, Brenda. xo

  12. I was very sorry to hear about Pat, too...
    Thank you for hosting the tour, Brenda...I look forward to visiting everyone!

  13. Oh no! Thank for paying tribute to Pat. She will definitely be missed. Thank you for hosting this fall tour Brenda. I haven't visited in awhile but I truly love your space, honesty, graciousness and tender spirit. I like to reflect on gratitude each and every day. I will be visiting more often.

  14. I did not know Pat, but I am sure she was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.
    I have visited the lovely homes from today's lineup and they are all so fabulous and inspiring.
    Thank you,

  15. I am so sorry to hear about Pat. Thanks for sharing this with the blogging world.

    And, thanks for putting together the fall tour - so many great people to visit.

  16. So sorry to hear this, I really appreciate your blog post today...your are a very caring thoughtful person. I think Pat will be looking down into blogland with a comfortable smile today Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  17. I didn't know about Pat. That's sad. Was she having heart problems.

  18. Sweet lovely words about Pat. If the rest of the tour is as nice as this one, I will certainly enjoy it. Thank you.

  19. Thank you for letting us know about Pat. She was a beautiful lady with amazing style and she will be missed. Brenda, I love that this tour is focusing on being thankful and appreciating the life we have. I know I will enjoy all of them!

  20. Brenda, thanks so much for hosting this tour, and for paying tribute to Pat.
    Looking forward to an entire week full of beautiful Fall inspiration. Thanks!

  21. I'm sorry to read about Pat. My thought are with her family and those who loved her.

  22. I'm so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. I popped in to read her blog from time to time and she was such a special person. May she rest in peace.... xo

  23. Such a loss for us all. So sorry. Puts everything is perspective doesn't it? Our time here is so short. It's so important to treasure each moment.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  24. Here is the obituary...

  25. I heard about Pat, so sad, she was a very sweet lady. What a lovely tribute, Brenda.

  26. Hi Brenda, What a beautiful tribute to a special lady. She will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time and beyond. You are a dear and thoughtful person to bring attention to this loss and blessings to you.
    Thanks for stopping by my home tour today. Happy October!

  27. Thank you for letting us know about Pat. I've been missing her posts. Her blog is my favorite; she was a master at photography and decorating. She sent me some of her photos that she took in one of their excursions, after I offered to buy them for my home and she so graciously emailed them to me freely. Such a wonderful, beautiful, kind and generous lady. I will miss her very much. My prayers go out to J and their family.

  28. Dear Brenda, I too did not know about Pat's passing. I was always in awe of her talent and kindness to everyone. Thank you for your lovely tribute and letting us all know.

  29. Oh, Brenda, it's so hard to believe that Pat is gone! I knew she had so many health issues going on but I just knew she was going to beat them, being the tough cookie that she was. Thank you for this tribute to her.
    Shelia :)

  30. I check Pat's blog every few days hoping I've just missed her post. I'm just so sad to hear of her passing. She was so full of life and joy in her everyday happenings. such a kind and sweet gal. Thanks for sharing with us, Brenda.

  31. I have been away on a long blog break and missed seeing that Pat had been ill. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her death. She was a decorator extraordinaire and also a wonderful photographer. My heart goes out to her family. This is a lovely tribute to her, she would be pleased.

  32. Thank you so much for putting this tour together, Brenda. I love the spirit of thankfulness in which you have done it. A beautiful tribute to Pat... Though I didn't know her personally, she sounds like she touched the lives of so many.

  33. I am so sorry about Pat... Thanks for sharing this, Brenda.

  34. I was so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. I am sure she would feel honored to have such a lovely tribute!


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