03 November 2009

Autumn Days

I wake up some mornings, look around at the mess which no matter how many times I tidy away, just keeps coming back and I think...yuk! where shall I start?
I can 'do' lots in the mornings,
but come the afternoon I just want to sit.
Sit on the sofa and gaze dreamily out at the dusky sky.
A little peace before the evening dinner preparations start.

This is a time of year when I use tea lights by the hundreds.

Mercury votive, my favourite of the moment, they give a cosy glow to the room and to me everything seems so much better! I think!

Life is busy, busy, busy.

Endless list making.

It is so very satisfying putting a big tick by jobs that eventually get done!

Like this shelf in the nursery.

Two or three months to get this up on the wall.

At last I can put the little SLEEP hanging that I purchased from Caroline at
Isn't it lovely and so well made.
(At last! My bathroom makeover is well underway....yippee
I think it will be better to show the maker in one hit).
Ah, and my three little men all dressed up and ready for our Halloween Party.

The house decorated with pumpkin tea lights and scary Witches.

Pumpkin soup and hot chilli made.

Here is our pumpkin empty of its flesh and given pride of place on the mantle.

Maybe you can just about see my reflection in the mirror.
I made a great Witch, I do love a spot of dressing up!
All in all the evening celebrations went well with a few little bangs and sparkles.

So it seems another year is drawing to a close.
Christmas is now big on my agenda.
I cannot believe how fast this year is disappearing.
In a flash we will be talking about Spring being in the air!
I hope you have a good week.
Have fun.


Floss said...

Beautiful photos - you really show the atmosphere of your home, as well as the facts!

If you have Advent ideas (which I bet you do), please look out for my Pre-Advent series;, which I'm hoping to turn into some kind of bloggin event for December.

Sandi McBride said...

So glad to see a new post from you my friend! The children look a treat themselves! Hard to believe how the holiday has taken you over, lol. No pic of Guy??? Come on Carol, you know how I love him!!!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Such beautiful photos and your home is so utterly gorgeous.

Little Dickens Designs said...

Beautiful pictures! Have you started decorating for Thanksgiving?

Simone said...

Your home looks beautiful all year round Carol. Who was the artistic one with the pumpkin carving?! Your three little men look so cute lined up side by side. I cannot believe that Christmas is next month. What happens to time? x

LissyLou said...

Katherine your home is soo gorgeous anyway but i love it the most in the Autumn/winter months - so cozy!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm pleased to see a new post from you! Your pumpin looks very creative & your little scary monsters are adorable!


Pipany said...

A lovely ccatch up Carol and I love your cheery thought about spring. I love Christmas but loathe the wet dark weather so that has made it all seem just fine x

sue15cat said...

That pumpkin is a work of art!

Sue xx

Knittings Nice! said...

Home looks gorgeous and your three little men so cute. My girls are all flown now with bubs of their own, and I enjoy every treasured moment of time with them. I just don't know where the years have flown with my own children, thank goodness for the gift of the grandchildren.

Rubyred said...

your home looks especially cozy at this time of year!The boys look so cute in their Halloween outfits! Love the pumpkin carving! Who spent ages doing that
Enjoy your Christmas preparations!
Rachel x

my day said...

Hello Carol,
ooh your tree little boys look so lovely,halloween is so great for the kids.Mine also love to decorate with witches and pumpkins.Your pumpkin is so beautiful (how did you do that?). Hope you have a great(and not so busy)week, your house looks lovely.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Looks like you had a lovely Halloween.
*eek* I know this year has just gone in a flash, I can't believe I am getting ready for Christmas!!!

elsy said...

thanks for the kind words carol....they went a long way.....i guess it is a little to do with age, i just didnt want to admit it might be.....lovely post

Fell Tops said...

Your pumpkin looks amazing!
Looks like you had a great halloween.

Have a go at candle making, you can get everything from Hobbycraft or from Ebay. I use beeswax.

Vanessa x

Deb said...

What a beautiful post! Your home looks so cozy and inviting.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Carol, Oh! YOur house is simply magical!!! You inspire me so!.....Always LOVE to visit!....YOur friend, Heidi XO

Karens Hopes said...

Some lovely photos and looks like you all had a fun time.

Sarah said...

I love your lounge windows - so pretty. Yes, Christmas will soon be upon us, and my lists are getting longer by the day!

lemonade kitty said...

Wow those curtains are right up my street,I too have some of those mercury candle holders they're sooo pretty lit up. hhanks for visiting me Lucey xx

Mary Poppins said...

I adore your lovely home. Pleaaaase can I come and live with you, I am a very good washer uper, very tidy, make a lovely vegetarian chilli, can sing and dance for your entertainment and am very helpful, please say you shall think about it ;)

Christmas Hugs


Lisa said...

Your home looks very cosy and welcoming. Hope you all had lots of Halloween fun, great hat by the way!
Lisa x

Mary Poppins said...

I am on my way :)

((((( Carol ))))) Hope you are feeling better soon