Sunday, September 13, 2020

How do you get ready for autumn?

Cinderella's Pumpkin Farm sign and Cinderella doll
My favorite season is upon us! The weather turns chilly (at least it does in Colorado), the leaves change color, and I can pull my long-sleeved shirts and sweaters out of storage! We even had snow the other day, the earliest snowfall in recorded Colorado history. Such a crazy year of nuttiness!

Do you have any fun things you do in the autumn?

This year we hosted an afternoon tea for a friend's daughter's high school graduation.

Her life this year has been tough, so that was fun to support her in this way. We hosted it last weekend and apart from the Congrats, GRAD! sign and little curlycue things hanging from the ceiling, it was all fall-themed. My sister and I wandered into Party City last Friday where we found the graduation stuff, but we also found an awesome flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth in fall leaves that fits our table perfectly. I love that it's vinyl because it means easy cleanup for spills. We used it for the tea and it was perfect.

I had a difficult Sunday a few weeks ago so I went for a long drive out into eastern Colorado, just to get away from the city and get some fresh air and fresh perspective. When I came back, my sister had changed out the art wall and even put up quite a bit of our fall decor. It was such a blessing to me.

Creative Art Wall

My sister and I are obsessive over changing decorations with holidays and seasons. It's a little crazy, but always a lot of fun.

I bought a fun Cinderella sign last year from Etsy seller TheCraftyMouseCo. We inherited a porcelain Cinderella doll from our aunt's estate last year so my sister put her up with the sign and a flurry of fall foliage and pumpkins and I think it looks amazing.

Two years ago, I purchased a set of fall-themed Woof and Poof dolls from a seller at one of our antique malls. I LOVE this set of dolls and they look so cute in our fireplace cubby. 

Then we have a creative art wall that we can change out whenever we want. Usually, it's a very literary theme, but we have so much fall decor that it was a perfect canvas. I love that she left my Mad Hatter artwork that I bought at Denver Pop Culture Con a couple of years ago.

And of course, I have my autumn issue of Victoria Bliss magazine. I look forward to the delivery of Victoria Bliss so much. It's just a very soothing magazine, with so many pretty things and places to admire and dream about. Someday I want a house with hardwood floors, wainscoting on the walls, and window seats near windows designed in the reminiscence of lead-paned windows from an earlier time. 

The fireplace cubby with my autumn Woof Poof dolls
We've had neighbors tell us, with the utmost kindness, that we're very British. Since I've never been to England, I can't really say if that's true or not, but I do know that I read a lot of British authors, we watch a lot of British programming, and we love eating scones and drinking tea. I pull out my knitting, my sister pulls out her latest craft creation, and we spend an evening watching an episode of Poirot or Sherlock Holmes. It's a very peaceful life for us, and we both love it.

Someday we even plan to purchase a house together, a place with some land to it and possibly an extra home on the property. It doesn't necessarily matter how the exterior of the house looks. You can do almost anything to the interior of a home to make it yours. Cookie-cutter interiors have never impressed me so I know that when we do buy, it will be to transform a house into our own dreamland with bookcases everywhere and crafting supplies and hidden corners and hopefully a cupboard under the stairs for a Harry Potter-themed reading nook. I love dreaming.

I hope your autumn season is off to a beautiful start!

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  1. I enjoy tea and scones too. I've been told we are very British also. :)

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    1. Tea and scones are so yummy. It's a nice way of slowing down and relaxing. It's fun being rather British, and I wouldn't change a thing. I think a lot of anglophiles gravitate to blogging, which is awesome! :)

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