Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Soothing My Soul

Time for coffee by candlelight once more.
A morning ritual that helps me set the day's tone,
and bypass troubles for a wee bit.

In the past you would find witches and goblins 
galore scattered throughout the downstairs, but 
they are all bewitching someone else-somewhere else,
since the "last great purges".

I now prefer a simple palette with a
whisper of fall here and there.
I found brown bottle brush wreaths
which will carry over onto the brown porch 
Holiday design where the brown paper tree resides.

Isn't it wonderful that we can find the 
vintage look now without the $$$
I am no snob.
If it looks the way I like, then good enough,
and it'll be vintage when my kids get it.

My only nod to the 31st.
We made these in a class I taught many 
full moons ago and I just love the little bugger.
It is wee.

So it stays

I tend to doodle while phone chatting...
I also do laundry, dishes, sweep, pay bills etc.
Z is nothing if not a multi-tasker.
So last week on a long chat to Annie,
I doodled this, and yes it does look like a third 
grader did it. 

I also doodled over here, and hung my fall calendar.
A nod to our sweet Libbey, the two felt cockers 
that are homage to Justice and Howie,
two precious notes from my kids, 
my favorite fortune cookie fortune
and of course...
"Don't Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys"

SO I guess there is still a witch around.....
or a _itch around, cause this gal needs sleep.
and yes the coffee is half caff

Check out Hannah's progress up there right hand corner. 
We're so proud of her.


Kathy said...

It looks very beautiful and cozy! I don't decorate for the holidays much anymore. I did once, when the kids were around, but just don't really do it anymore. Just last Sunday the husband and I were leaving the house and I looked at the Spring wreath hanging next to the door and mentioned out loud that I really should remember to change that... haha!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is perfect for fall and I love that you kept the cute little pumpkin! Your wreaths are lovely. too!

How do you manage to take such great pictures with so little light? Even if it is hazy or overcast, I can't take good pictures. Any tips?


rebecca said...

I can't tell you how much I love the look of your autumn decorating! So peaceful and calm. I'm going to do my best to duplicate your chalkboard art :)

Terra said...

I like your decor and the soft rich brown colors.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Z... I`ll join coffee and soft light in the morning....looks so cozy....Love your simple Fall decor....looks wonderful, sweet pumpkins....Way to go Hannah....Blessings Francine.

Jill said...

You sound like you need a hug, so I'm sending a virtual one! (I've gotten rid of almost all of our Halloween decor too, ick.)

June said...

Everything is always lovely at Z's house. Even though I know you get up much earlier than I do (probably) I must make it a practice to light a candle in the a.m. I think it would be a wonderful way to start my day too!
much love....

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks like comfortness of Fall! I love candlelite ~Cheers Kim

Susy said...

Love this post ~ I'm inspired to enjoy simple pleasures. Just went for a spin in your wonderland studio. I feel like I should have paid for a ticket!

Natacha said...

I knew there was someone missing. I made some changes to my blog and I copied the blogs I am following. For some reason some links were left out. So happy to have found you back :-))))
Have a wonderful weekend!

c. Joy said...

You say witch like it's a bad thing.. Your house looks wonderful. It's comforting to me to know that others in the world are having their coffee by candle - makes the world seem like a cozier place.

Zuzu said...

Everything looks so warm & cozy at your house, Z. I'm looking outdoors while I type, and the leaves have all blown away. Bare naked branches. So a warm cuppa and some fall decos are just what we all need!
Have a happy one,
~ the other Z

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Catching up with you Z...congrats to Hannah!
With no little ones around, all my halloween decor is staying in the tote this year. Keeping things simple inside with white pumpkins, pine cones and acorns. I hate to admit it...I'm looking forward to decorating for Christmas!