While I spent much of my summer on the couch, now that I am up and moving more freely, I am fully enjoying all the sights, sounds and smells of Autumn. That has included putting away the summer pillows, flowers and candles and replacing them with the beautiful golds, reds and bronzes that I truly love the best.
A pumpkin patch on the desk.
Fall leaves arranged in a vase.
I have made a new centerpiece for the dining room table.
Looking back over the summer we did take one small trip just a few weeks before my surgery. We drove over the mountains to the little Western themed town of Winthrop located on the east side of the Cascades.
While we were there we wandered into a little gift shop that was filled with these lovely pear shaped candles.
About 15 years ago I saw some candles similar to these in a little shop in Arizona. I liked them but decided not to buy them at the time. For years afterward I searched and searched for them both in gifts shops and on line but could never find anything like them again. So when I spotted these I was pretty excited, and naturally I made sure some came home with me. I knew they would make a perfect addition to my autumn decorating. I picked up two yellow ones the first day and then went back the next day and picked up three more in other colors. Right now, I just have the two ones on display but I will definitely be finding a place to display the others as well.
~~So, I added these other candles but I am not sure I really like this display. I think I might add some small pumpkins instead. What do you think?
Hopefully, as I continue to get stronger you will hear from me more often. Meanwhile, I wish each of you a joy filled and blessed day.