Right before I went on vacation I ordered a print from etsy by Amber Alexander.
When I arrived home it was waiting for me.
I love cats and I love birds, the print was perfect for me.
When I ordered it, I didn't really have a place in mind...
...but I was thinking bedroom. I knew it would be time to warm up the bedroom for Fall.
What tickled me, was Amber had included two small note cards just right for framing. What a bonus! While on vacation we had gone to Ikea and I had purchased two small black frames to have on hand. I couldn't resist them at two bucks a pop. What a treat to get such a treasure at hardly no cost. I love it!
Here's my print, it's title, Tolerance. Most of Amber's prints are of animals, but in a whimsical setting. You can visit her site at etsy here. Take a look, you'll be glad you did.
The cooler weather and the warmer colors that are starting to emerge outside are
putting me in the mood for Fall.
Now I'm not one to hurry time along, if there is anything
I've learned, is that time goes by way to fast.
I've been on the hunt for things outside
that can be brought in for the coming season.
I know Michael's does a big business, but I've found for me,
I can do just as well scouring my backyard and the neighborhood alleys.
My space is small, I have to be careful not to over do. One thing I can not live without come Fall... ...lots of mums!
My sister and I headed out this past Saturday to my favorite local nursery,Vest. It is a family business and they grow everything in their own greenhouses. I took along my camera, I knew there would be lots of dramatic Fall colors when we got to the Mum houses.
What a surprise I had! Oh, there were rows and rows of mums, but no color. Mrs. Vest, owner and operator told me that the mums were about three weeks later due to the extreme heat we experienced over the Summer.
We purchased Nine and vowed to go back for more in a few weeks. I planted three in the backyard and the other six will find homes in pots on the front porch.
As we were leaving, we got a glance of coming attractions. Three or four houses of Christmas Poinsettias, and that was only what we could see.