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Friday, August 26, 2016

An Autumn State Of Mind

This weekend I will be freshening up the decor around the cottage.  September first is on Thursday!  I know that is Labor Day weekend here in the States, and there will be 20 more days of summer on the caledar, but a bit of autumn will be making its way into the decor.

We have company arriving on Thursday and I'm ready to use a few new things I bought like a new welcome mat, sign and small garden flag.  It'll be subtle, I may put my new glass pumpkins on display, too.

All the summer flowers are gone at the greenhouses, and mums, autumn color sunflowers, and brown eyed susans are about all you can find.  I still have black eyed susans in my garden but the only other flowers blooming are so rudbeckia, hydrangea and zinnias.  The finches are enjoying the echinacea seed heads.

  This weekend we are heating up a bit, but we've had a preview of early autumn weather - warm sunny days, cool nights - this last week and we are ready for it!

I know many people like to hold on to summer, but give me the autumn with all its beauty, cooler temperatures, sweaters, and bonfires and I'm a happy, happy girl.


  1. Autumn for me too!! I bought a new fall wreath for the front door (the wreath that I loved for quite a few years did not make the move with had had it!), and I'm chomping at the bit to hang it. Oh, and I bought a pumpkin/apple Village Candle the same day. I am chomping at the bit! :D

    1. Did I really say "chomping at the bit" two times in the same comment?! Good grief. :D

  2. I too am ready for autumn. I changed things a bit in the kitchen after the painters finished, and realize that It is looking like autumn around here. Maybe that will help us feel cooler because the heat is just oppressive with no end in sight. Have fun this weekend!

  3. I am ready for Autumn too! The heat has been AWFUL this Summer! Enjoy your day getting ready for your guests:) HUGS!

  4. Deanna, I am right there with so so looking forward to autumn. It is easily my favorite season. I only wish it lasted longer.

    I think of September as a fall month too, so I will be getting out all my fall decor then.

  5. Fun post. I'm thinking Fall too. My Fabulous Fall Linky Party starts on the 1st. Come and visit and link your Fall Theme posts.


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