Saturday, October 25, 2008

Autumn break.....

You know the old saying that what you see often, you become blind to? Well, I noticed that I was no longer seeing my autumn arrangements outside any longer. I decided to rework them a little to make them different and seem new again. I brought our two blocks of wood up to the front door to replace the wooden chair and placed a mum, some branches and large pumpkin there.

The mum is just about at its end but should last another couple of weeks. I like that the front door now has a different look. Funny how the smallest changes can make such a difference. I also changed the table to now have a large tray full of various autumn items.

I am taking an autumn break and we are going up to Cranberry Cottage for this coming week. Our lives have been very hectic this fall as Jos has quit his job and Friday was his final day. He has this week off to rest before starting a new job the first week of November. We expect it to be a very involved job with longer hours so are looking forward to this week together. I will be back at the end of the week but still hope to be able to visit a couple of you while away using my laptop.


Carolien said...

I wish you both a good and peaceful week at CC!!!

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Heidi,
Enjoy your time away with Jos at Cranberry Cottage (I just love that name!).
Love, Kim

Rhonda in OK said...

hope you both have a wonderful vacation week!

Regina said...

Dear Heidi
I wish you both a wonderful week at
the cranberry cottage!!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful fall arrangements, Heidi. Enjoy your peaceful, relaxing time away with Jos at the cottage.

Nancy said...

I hope you are already having a good time. I hope you have lots of peaceful stitching time. I know how nice it is at the cottage and how both of you love it. Hummm a certain cat also does when he gets there after the screaming trip. LOL.
Your new look is very nice.
Love you, Mom

Tone said...

Hi Heidi!
Lovely and inspiring autumn photographs!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, here we have a storm coming up this night.
New computer on my lap now - enjoying it!
TOmorrow I have to tidy up in the garden before winter, before you know it - snow appears here in Norway.
Have a nice saturday evening -
rising my glass of redwine to you - here from the sofa! Tone

Judy said...

I love the changes you made. Isn't it fun to rearrange? Have a fun relaxing week.

Anonymous said...


I would have commented earlier, but I had to finish listening to Alison Krause. lol. Hope you both have a wonderful time at the cottage. Your front door looks so festive.


hazel said...

I love your autumn display Heidi and do hope you and Jos have a peaceful time at your little haven. Good Luck to Jos on the new job.

Warm hugs,

Nan said...

Big changes in your lives, Heidi. I hope the new job is wonderful, though I expect the long hours will be hard on both of you. And though I'll bet I asked before, how do you pronounce 'Jos' - is it like Josh without the h, or like the beginning of Joseph?

Mia said...

Dear Heidi! How true it is that we tend to become blind to the things around us. Luckily it does not always take a huge effort to change some things around a bit to see them in a new light. I also find that whenever I have been away from home for some time (like my recent trip to Nice) I see my home with "new eyes" on my return.

I hope you will have a lovely and restful time at Cranberry Cottage this coming week. It is always lovely to take a little break from everyday life, and I can hardly think of a lovelier place to do that than in your pretty cottage.

The Dutchess said...

Have a lovely break and good luck with the new job..
Tot Ziens..

Tracy said...

Very pretty decorations, make such interesting, visually exciting displays. Enjoy your, relax, renew...((HUGS))