Thursday, October 6, 2011
DECORATING FOR FALL
All the my covetous hands can hold ...
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!
~ Gladys Harp ~
Happy October everyone! Autumn is my favorite season, I always feel more lively this time of year. The earthy, somber tones are really my style in fashion and home decor. I can look at an all white room and find it pretty and find a pastel Easter egg colored room cute and fun, but I feel most at home in autumn-toned rooms. They just feel so cozy and when you live in area that winter begins in October and lasts until May, cozy is what you need! So along with battening down the hatches on the outside of the house, I've been attending to lots of housekeeping tasks inside too. Like cleaning, pressing and hanging the heavy insulated draperies. What a job! Washing all the wool blankets. I just wash them as I would anything else. If the shrink, so be it, they'll be extra warm! Also aired out all the down blankets and now they are ready for service, folded at the end of the bed. One of the best things about winter is to climb into a bed piled sky high with down comforters, wool blankets and flannel sheets. If you have a cup of hot cocoa, a cookie or two (or maybe a slice of pie) and a good book on the nightstand, well, that is heaven in my book! Above are pictures of some of my fall preparations (I couldn't get them to show below my written post!). Just simple little things like putting some pumpkins in the cubbys of my "office", bringing in some branches from a corkscrew willow and arranging them in a crock, throwing an old shawl bought for a quarter over an old chair (bought for five dollars) and placing a handmade sampler on the mantle. Who says decorating has to cost money?