Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spending Time In Our Home

Entering the time to bundle up and a time for many more hours to be spend in the confines of our homes.. With these times comes thoughts of making "spirits bright".. I have chosen to spend my thoughts and efforts on focusing on "SIMPLE PLEASURES"... consisting of beautiful thoughts and making our everyday living more enjoyable...
A twinkle of time and our main holidays will be upon us... with the thoughts of snow kissed Christmas in mind for us here in Ohio.. Creative efforts of romancing the rooms and inspiration is being sought... Sparkle of plenty always set a mood and creates lovely eye candy when married together in harmony... Christmas is the one magical time of the year that is fun but lovely to dress our homes to empress.. All that glitters does not have to be gold.. Love of the sparkle of mica and glitters houses, snowmen, snowballs, snowflakes, and bottle brush trees of the past all come to mind... Many with higher end homes and decorations may love the traditional gold leafing of which can be stunning but for me it is the love of times past that wins my heart... Fall decorations are also lovely when adding a touch of glam especially if your decor is more modern.. For country and most homes however the as found fall berries... leaves.... pumpkins and gourds are best used natural...
We may find inspiration from sources but it always much sweeter when we place on our stamp on the inspiration.. What makes fall and winter holidays so enduring? Of course the love of tradition , so why not use some of the old traditional objects with the old charm and appeal but the addition of somethings unexpected for dressing up our homes for the holidays and winter season... Home is a place you should always have a desire to get back too when you are away as the charm and " SIMPLE PLEASURES" await you there with sweet traditions and small touches.....

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

Today we are in the low 50's but we are to get more rain. I sure wish it would dry out for awhile!! Our leaves are turning fast & the rain & wind is taking them down. At times it looks like a flurry of leaves.....
As always love your post. It never fails to soothe me!!
Love,
Marilyn

Ira said...

We are enjoying some fine weather these days, it has been summer the whole week, today will be the last of our warm, hot, lazy days, as of tomorrow autum will be setting in again. But that's the nice thing about seasons, the differences... Hope you're doing fine, have a lovely new week, hugs, Ira