Saturday, October 10, 2009

Autumn

I made a rag wreath to put up for autumn. I followed the instructions here and it was a breeze, I only had to cut into a couple of fabrics to get a wider variety of colours - the rest came from the scrap box and were mostly in strips anyway.
Since I started reading blogs, especially ones from the US, I've wanted to put up decorations for autumn. A couple of years ago I started to collect ceramic pumpkins when I could find them (which is not many places) so that I too could decorate my house in a seasonal way.
The husband does not understand this at all and was heard to moan that 'no-one else has ivy and pumpkins on their mantelpiece'. No imagination. He also insists that the clock remains in the middle of the mantelpiece. (In case you thought I thought it looked good with the pumpkins).
I don't go too much for real pumpkins - when my daughter was little we made the mistake of giving our carved pumpkin a name and she was upset when I said I would have to throw it away. Unbeknown to us she retrieved it from the bin - we only discovered this when a really terrible smell manifested itself in her bedroom and was tracked down to the now-mouldy pumpkin. Shortly afterwards Pumpkin went on holiday, on the train (and she believed us).













17 comments:

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love your wreath. All those different colors of fabrics are so cute.
Your little pumpkins are adorable.

Clare said...

Gorgeous wreath. I've always thought of decorating the house for the seasons. DH would say the same things as yours and there would be constant mutterings. Too much hassle!

nicolette said...

The wreath is gorgeous! And the pumpkin story too!

I wish I had a mantelpiece to decorate with pieces of Autumn!

And thanks for the link!

sewkalico said...

Lovely autumn decorating! How funny you had to sniff that pumpkin friend out LOL

a good yarn said...

The wreath is lovely and your pumpkins are charming. I'm so sorry but I just had to chuckle when I read about your daughter saving the pumpkin. Oh dear! Ann :)

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute story about the real pumpkin -- even if it was smelly! Tell your hubby that we have a decorated mantle too, so he shouldn't feel "picked" upon LOL!

anne bebbington said...

Men have no design soul! I bought a Singer treadle machine table (without the machine) many years ago from an advert in the paper and it has long been a very useful side table in our lounge - Nigel still calls it 'That old bit of tat' - misguided man! Love the wreath though

The Calico Cat said...

Pumpkin on a trip... too cute! I took Jacob to the pumkin patch - he loved it!

Lynda said...

The wreath looks great! (Particularly with your lovely front door!) The pumpkin story is so typical of children (and parents!)

YankeeQuilter said...

I think I surprised some of the folks in the village when I decorated my house for Halloween American-style! Love the pumpkins and I may just try that wreath for my sewing room door - thanks!

Meggie said...

I laughed about Pumpkin going on holiday on the train! I too, love the way the USA friends decorate their homes for the seasons. Gom would be with your husband~ why the fuss!

McIrish Annie said...

I love the pumpkin story! I think we decorate for the autumn to keep our minds off the cold and snow just around the corner!

julieQ said...

Love your wreath and all your decorations...what a hoot about your little one and the friend she just could not live without!

Shasta said...

The wreath is pretty, and your house is beautifully decorated for fall.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Off to search the scraps for Christmas colours after that inspiration!

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