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 ~~