Friday, October 03, 2008
Autumn is a very cheerful to me. I love watching all the leaves changing colors, walking in the woods when there is a nip in air, or simply seeing a leaf dance in the wind as it falls to the ground.
Normally I don't show much of my handwork on this blog as I have kept that seperate for my needlework blog but my handwork is very much a part of my autumn decorations. Photo above shows my dining room table with a basket of toadstools and my acorn salt and pepper shakers on my new quilted tablerunner. Join me as I show a few things in my home?
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One of my hobbies is making bobbin lace. I love toadstools, as you know, so I made these lace toadstools. This year they are sitting on a little table just in the entrance along with my fabric acorn pincushions. I am going to make some more fabric acorns next week to use in a basket with pinecones.
I bought this wooden pumpkin a number of years ago while visiting my mother in Ohio and still love it.
The hutch has fall leaves draped over the top along with just a few simple accessories.
My butler tray is constantly changing. Now it holds a an autumn display. This is my favorite lamp. I love the way the shade looks in the evenings. It gives a beautiful warm glow.
An autumn quilt now hangs on the quilt wall of the living room.
My autumn tree! I love this and the photo does not do it justice. Why I don't know but I cannot seem to really capture this tree well in a picture. It is full of autumn colored flowers, berries, nut garland and acorn garland.
Evenings are wonderful with the tiny fairy lights warming the look of the tree even more.
I turned a stitched piece I made into a quilter tabletopper to use with my toadstools plate on my coffee table.
Tasha Tudor can be found among my fall items with her book "Pumpkin Moonshine". The pincushion was an online exchange gift made for me by Roberta. I love it and use it as part of my decorations.
My 'plumpkins'. You can read abou them and how to get the pattern here.
A cinnamon candle in a dish with little pumpkins rests on top of our woodstove when there is not a fire going.
Yesterday, my house smelled delicious with the chestnuts roasting in the oven. I tried following the instructions from the BBC food website but they were overcooked and we had to throw them away. At least the house smelled good. Does anyone out there have tips for roasting chestnuts?
Have a color~filled weekend! Be sure to get outdoors and enjoy autumn!