Sunday, September 30, 2007

A month's end.....

Can you believe that it is the last day of September? Time really passes too quickly for me and I have never the time I need to do all the projects around the house I want to accomplish. How has this month been for you? Have you accomplished those things you set out to do? Have you been able to bring yourself into an autumn state of mind?

An autumn state of mind has been easy here as our weather is cool and often grey. It really puts me in the mood for snuggling up in my home with my stitching, quilting or a good book. It is that time of year to start using our woodstove and we need to replenish our wood supply very soon as it is quite low. I am looking forward to cool nights by the fire!

I thought I would show you my hutch (dresser) which is dressed for the season. I like that autumn's atmosphere can be achieved with little effort. I have added some acorn garland with a few items including my turkey plate which I bought years ago in a china shop that was going out of business. I still love each fall when I get this pretty plate out. For a simple autumn look, I added an extra garland of burnt orange leaves to my ivy on the top of the hutch.

"Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil, not without a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord’s Mona-day as on his Suna-day."

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Very pretty Miss Heidi. I love your house at all seasons.
Love Mom

Nancy said...

So beautiful! Your turkey plate looks so elegant, and I love the acorn garland.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Your hutch is lovely. I really like the way you have things arranged and it looks very fallish and cozy :)

Janice said...

Your hutch looks very beautiful and festive for the autumn season!

Ragged Roses said...

I couldn't believe it this morning when I looked at the calender at realised it was October - where did September go? I love the warm brown tones of the wood on your dresser.
Kim x
Autumn evenings by the fire are lovely aren't they?

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love your hutch, Heidi. My cats would have that plate smashed to smithereans if I put something on the shelf like you. But it looks so pretty! The quote was beautiful as well.

Love,
Julie

Kristen said...

I love your hutch! The apples and pumpkins and mums everywhere are really putting me in the Autumn spirit. You are a huge help in that department as well! :)

Lynda said...

I love how you've decorated your hutch, Heidi! Our weather is still too warm to indulge in fall pleasures. I'm longing for cooler temps so I can curl up under a quilt with a cup of hot cider and a good book. ~ hugs, Lynda xo