Friday, August 28, 2009

Autumn is On the Way! 

Summer is winding down. Signs are all around: children's voices from the bus stop in the morning, the potted plants looking a little overblown, the robins have been gone for three weeks now (why do they leave so early??) , and the nights are cooler (yay for sleeping and turning off the AC to get a fresh breeze in the morning).

So I've been perusing my favorites on Etsy and notice that I have many awesome things earmarked to buy someday (some are purely in my dreams when I get many more $$$$ than I have right now). But I was noticing a distinct theme that matches the mood and the season.

First is something I have had as a favorite thing for a while now. These are the most enchanting Fairy Doors! And the prices are ultra-reasonable! I don't know what I am waiting for, maybe to find the most perfect spot to put one, someplace the fairies hang out and would love a new entrance to their magical place. Visit NothinButWood and you will be enchanted too. We could all use a little more enchantment!

Next is something that even made my husband smile, and he is usually unmoved when I say 'you've got to come and see this cute/awesome/enchanting item I found on Etsy!' This guy looks exactly like his little cat Oliver right down to the stripes and the head-tilted smile! Marjji's Black Forest Cat conjures up images of autumn in the Black Forest, but it's no place for this innocent little cutie!

I am in love with charm bracelets and I didn't even know it until I was introduced to some amazing ones on Etsy. Here is one that I think is oo-la-la and it even has an autumn theme. KatherineCooper's Autumn Hedgerow Charm Bracelet makes autumn even more stunning than it already is. You will rival the flaming maple tree in your front yard when you wear this! And I'm not sure, but I'll bet it jingles enticingly when you move around. Well, I will have to dream on about this one...

Next and last one for today; I actually have to get some work done (horrors), but couldn't stop before including this.

I don't know what this has to do with autumn unless it is autumn baking, but this is too good to leave out. I love to bake (and eat) and I loved Julia Child, so it is all good. I love collages too, so there you go. Without further ado (I am much too guilty of ado) here is an enchanting collage from AnnaCreates. I love the sentiment in the quote. Life is too short to worry about fat, although too much fat might make life shorter altogether. There's an original quote from moi, sorry! This would be great hanging in a kitchen!

Adios for now. Have a happy and creative day!

1 comment:

  1. I love the fairy doors and the kitty is adorable!

    Thanks for posting on my promo thread for blogs!


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