Friday, September 10, 2010

Heralding Autumn!

no spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face.
~ John Donne

I usually fight Autumn with tooth and nail.  On these chilly early September  morning walks to the bus stop, I just try to pretend it's a cold front passing through.  Me and my flip flops are holding onto the last warm vestiges of Summer.  I like to pretend it's not slipping away like sand through my fingers.  Mother nature has other ideas, unfortunately!

However, once fall actually gets here, I really like it.  The cozy sweatshirts and woolly sweaters, pulling on my leather boots for the first time, maybe it's not too bad.  We always welcome Fall with bonfires, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa. Oh and the APPLE pies, apple crisps, apple anything...I love that about fall too!   I just do NOT want to think of Mr. Winter's icy fingers getting closer.  BRRRrrr.

I will be announcing a GREAT give away from a FABULOUS jewelry artist very soon.  You're going to LOVE it!  She's very talented and unique!

See that cool bucket up there?  My antique dealer friend, Bob says it's from about 1870!  It's in relatively good shape but what I LOVE about it, is the INCREDIBLE color.  He said it was called EBONY BROWN.  Doesn't that sound cool!  It's like a bitter dark chocolate color!  The tall grasses around our pond are now coming into their glory as Fall approaches.  I thought they looked quite pretty together!  I don't decorate a lot for fall but I do like an item here and there!  What do you do at your home for the Fall?  I'd love to here every one's traditions and ideas.  Bring it ON!

Lastly, I am soon going to reveal my FINISHED bedroom redux.  I'm so excited about this.  Do you remember when I was so incredibly LUCKY to win an Annette Tatum duvet set off of the FABULOUS blog, Maria's Dreamy Whites .  Matt put up crown molding and he's in the process of painting the walls a soothing color by Behr called Twilight Grey.  (I think I may have partially been attracted to this color because of my mild addition to the Twilight series of books and movies)  It's LOVELY color!  We went to IKEA/HEAVEN and got some delicious and CHEAP white netted sheers.  I can't wait to show you all!

Oh, I forgot to mention, if you want to be added to the blog roll, just let me know.  It's still in the draft stage at this point.


the cape on the corner said...

love that quote, i'm writing that down!

Eri said...

running... just to say hello!

Dayle said...

Waiting patiently for autumn.

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn,
I always look forward to fall. Because it gets SO HOT here in the summer, it's always such a relief to have some cooler weather.
Your vintage bucket is so cool! I've never seen one in that color... beautiful!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Lynda said... with your back on flipflops??????LOL
I just LOVE how summer goes into fall REALLLLLLLY slow....candles, blankets en socks..*sigh*.....let's just embrace it!!


Robyn said...

Lynda, I figure the flip flops can't make the back much worse! But I DO wear pink and white Nike Max Air a lot of the time!

Val said...

I love this..... = )))

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest happy follower.

Natasha said...

I love Autumn too. It is such a beautiful time of year and the colours are always gorgeous.

I hope your fall is fabulous!

Best wishes,

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Hi Robyn,
Can you count me in on the blog roll please?