Saturday, September 04, 2010

I have declared Autumn.....


Today I decided to change the house to Autumn. Yes, I know that technically it starts on 22nd (I think) but I do the year in quarters. Neatly. September, October, November are Autumn. December, January and February are Winter etc etc. So, even though we could have a miracluous heatwave, I am in Autumn. At least I know where I am! The sunflower, by the way, appeared from nowhere.

However, finding my box of autumnal decorations proved to be a slight challenge. As in it took 3 hours, there was a ladder and much muttering involved, and I now know where every single thing in this house is. And 99% of it needs to leave. If there had been a skip on the drive, it would have been full, believe me. I also have a sneaking suspicion that there is another box somewhere, but it can stay wherever it is for now. I have enough out, and the house looks fine. I also told Mum that I need another blanket for the rocker in the kitchen, so hopefully she is beavering away with her crochet hook as I speak.

This is the remains of the apple cake I made yesterday. Do not ask where the rest went. Jean did have a sample. The rest????? Hmmm. It is delicious.

And here is the result of the seasonal change. Well, the lounge is done, as are the bathrooms and the kitchen/family room. I even changed the covers on the sofas. They are whirling around in the washing machine right now, in the hopes of a windy day tomorrow so they can dry a little before I iron them. That is not going to be easy. And the pansies are planted.

On a different note, the earthquake in New Zealand was a bit of a shock. Nowhere near Diana, but close enough for me to hyperventilate a little, considering what may happen if the plates shift under Wellington one day. Amazing that there were no fatalities though. I remember visiting the wonderful museum in Wellington, Te Papa, and going down to see the base isolators the building rests on, to protect it in the event of an earthquake. Cushiony spring things. Fascinating.

So I have had a housey type of day. Just what I needed. Heaven knows there is a great deal to do here. Ah well, there is always tomorrow, isn't there.........

8 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I have started bits and pieces of my fall decorating too, but like you, it is a matter of searching for all of the stuff. YUCK! I always get in the mood when the kids go back to school and the days start getting shorter. After our cool summer, I am beginning to think it should have been done in June.

Your home looks so pretty with the autumn colors - my favorites!!!

Fran said...

You have a decor scheme for each season? Now, that's what I call organisation! I have one of a kind, in that things which were new in the spring have kind of faded by the winter, but I guess that's not the same thing.

Isabelle said...

Like Fran, I am stunned and impressed by your seasonal decor. I'd hoovered and dusted today and was feeling rather smug till I read this.

Hmm. It looks lovely, though. I can see that you don't have a black cat. Those white sofa covers wouldn't stay white for long...

You wouldn't like to declare summer again, though as in summer holidays? Autumn, as in back to work, doesn't really do it for me.

Isabelle said...

There's a comma after that "though". It's just an invisible one. Don't know how it didn't appear in the comment.

The Bookworm said...

I love your autumnal room, and I agree, autumn starts at the beginning of September. Children can't possibly go back to school when it is still summer!

Becky said...

Oh, I love your lounge. It's so very inviting looking and pretty. It's no wonder you have long wonderful chats there.

Chris said...

Where DO you come up with all that energy??? I think great thoughts, but never move.

Sigh.

Beautiful changing of the seasons, m'dear!

Vee said...

When here last evening, I had no energy to comment, but left smiling. Your home is delightfully cozy and I would love to sit with you there and have some tea and visit for a good long while. Course, we sorta get to visit...

So glad to know that your daughter was not affected by the earthquake. We had just heard the news while listening to the radio and I had thought what a lovely name for a city...Christchurch. All those millions of dollars of damage, but no one hurt. God is good.

Enjoy the cooling trend...