These days not a lot changes from year to year with my seasonal decorating. I did, however, add a touch of fall to the large island that is visible from most rooms in the house. Just enough to announce fall's arrival while still leaving plenty of room for all of the other activities that happen around that island.
One of those activities has been putting together this fall themed puzzle.
Normally at this time of year I look forward to visiting a local pumpkin farm to select a few things to decorate the porch with.
This year I could have cared less one way or the other. I wanted to care, but just couldn't seem to muster up any enthusiasm. Part of an increasing slump I find myself in lately, I suppose.
One day Brett deposited me :) at the pumpkin patch while he went off on a few errands. By the time he came back to get me I had a cart full of pumpkins, gourds and a hay stack waiting to be loaded into the car for future porch decorating. Seems he knew better than I what was needed to get me out of that slump. The next morning found me on the porch cleaning windows and porch furniture, sweeping the porch, tossing spent plants followed by arranging those pumpkin farm finds into a pleasing display.
I had about decided there wouldn't be a wreath on the door after looking at the offerings at Tuesday Morning. Although they had several to choose from, I didn't care for any of them and thought the prices were a bit steep for how "blah" they looked.
I was very surprised when a neighbor friend rang my doorbell last week with a beautiful fall wreath she had made for me. I haven't seen her in many months so she wasn't responding to my "slump" yet her timing was interesting.
After telling her about my visit to Tuesday Morning I offered to pay her. She prefers to use the barter system so I will be baking her an apple pie in exchange for an apple wreath. I think I am getting the better end of that deal, but that is what she wanted.
A pottery bowl found at GW last summer.
When I mixed it with a few wood pieces and a wee touch of pewter, I am liking the touch of fall it adds next to the stove.
The very best thing this fall is a precious little addition to my extended family. My niece's first baby born September 24th.
Unfortunately she lives on the other side of the country in California. While I would love some cuddle time with her, I so enjoy receiving new photos from the new grandparents.
~ Wishing you a fall filled with happy things and a very Happy Thanksgiving wish to my Canadian readers ~