Today marks the first day of October – Fall is really here! Can I get a big Hooray! Hand pump in the air! A glass of Champagne! Yes, I love Fall that much. October and November are my favorite months of the year – I love the nesting feeling I get when the calendar flips to October – it brings such a warm, comfy-cozy feeling – a.k.a. “nesting”.
I love to decorate my house in fall splendor, but have not been able to do much since I have been traveling over the past two weeks. First to Detroit with the Home Depot and then to New York to visit my oldest. From there, I went on to Vermont to help my youngest daughter paint a cute little cottage on the Champlain Islands. If you have never been to the Champlain Islands – it is like stepping back into time – a perfect getaway, an off-the-grid kind of place.
Ed stayed home as there is lots happening on the job front for him. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully will be telling you more about that soon.
After my youngest graduated from college in May she got a job as an intern on a farm and lived in a Yurt all summer. (A Yurt is basically a round tent). She had met lots of locals and seasonal home owners and, one of them, after leaving the islands for the summer invited her to stay in their cute little cottage. She jumped at the chance as living in a yurt all summer was getting old. She loves the fall as much as I do and is yearning to nest after living only with the bare necessities all summer. Instead of paying rent, they asked her if she could paint the front porch of the cottage.
That is where I came in. I went up last week and spent a few days with her to help her get the job done quickly and before it got too cold. It was a bit chilly already and I had a few layers on to keep me warm while we scraped, cleaned, and painted the porch.
It was perfect weather to paint, but about 2 weeks too early to see the trees become an explosion of color. Only a few trees had started to change, but I am happy that I was able to help my daughter. I posted this photo on Instagram last week.
Now, I am back home and realized that I needed to see a bit more fall décor in my house. The white thrift store side table I redid earlier this year was in need of some Autumn color. I didn’t want to buy anything new, so I shopped my basement and came back up with this chunky black frame in hand. I needed something to put into it and since I love lettering – I made a “H” on my computer and printed it out to size to fit the frame. The font is Rosewood. Placed on the table with some berry twigs is just enough to make the table say – Autumn is here.
I am so glad it is.
Happy October 1st to all you Autumn lovers – enjoy.