As I look out the window, a crisp breeze is blowing brightly-colored leaves this way and that, plucking them from the trees and sending them whirling to the ground. Warm and sunny yesterday, today's weather feels a bit shocking and tells me that fall is here to stay.
For whatever reason, I'm never one to decorate much for this season. Perhaps it's because it always feels so short-lived, a brief interlude at summer's end, one that signals the impending arrival of winter...something I never look forward to. In any event, I do try to bring a little bit of autumn indoors and beyond a mum and few pumpkins, let mother nature do the prettying up outside.
As you may have gathered, flowers and fruit are often my go to items for decorating. Since I like things pretty simple, it wasn't any different this time around.
I bought a bouquet of alstromeria for the dining room and set it on one of my newest finds, a little vintage wooden tray, that I piled high with apples and pears. I like that the whole thing coordinates somewhat with the hydrangeas that fill the dough bowl and feels a little autumnish, but in a whispering sort of way...you know?
Good heavens, I have to tell you, I'm lucky to even have any hydrangeas in that bowl. Guess what happened?
Someone got the bright idea to try and get up on the top of that shelf and give those hydrangeas a closer inspection. Oh, I mean a cat, of course, not one of my kids. I could, however, see my daughter trying to do that too, but anyway...I heard a big crashing noise and came in to find flowers lying all over the floor. Yes, I had a crabby face when I made that discovery...especially since my son was laughing like it was the funniest thing ever. Ummm...no.
Anyway, I'm glad the flowers survived somewhat and are able to live happily in that bowl...I'm always at a bit of loss for what to put in that thing.
Well, that's a little peek into my world lately. Hope everything is wonderful where you are.
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