It's raining here for the first time in quite awhile.
(I'm thrilled! I love a good rainy day.)
Usually... I would be outside working on something in the garden .
due to the rain...
I'm in outside, decorating our cottage for Autumn.
I want to tell everyone how thrilled I am that you liked the wreath I made for my front door. (It's not something I would normally treat myself to)
We've gotten several orders for them and other similar things I had already started.(Book cones filled with white pumpkins)
I'm sure you are all familiar with the tale of the cobbler's children...He was so...busy, they themselves had no shoes.
Well, picture me
as the cobbler.A wash of guilt covers me when I take time to do things here at home when I have several people waiting for something I've made to be dragged into Horton's.
This will be the last post I make for a few weeks because I absolutely MUST get busy completing all the projects I've started for the
Holiday Open House.The clock is ticking down and I've not much time
if I'm going to get finished!
In a way...this is a bit of a sneak peak!
You see...The theme for the entire store this year is
"The Greatest Story Ever Told."... Hence the books!
So... anyway here are some photos I took on this wonderful rainy Autumn day!
this tiny german bible is one of our new favorite finds.
I really love all the white pumpkins and mercury glass mixed with books and pages!
I found another great book called "Living Letters". It's the New Testament of the Bible.
This is a closeup of the tiny galvonized baskets I tied to the side...just for fun.
Atop the mantle...I am constantly changing this but ...this is the way it looks right this minute.
More pumpkins, book sculptures and mercury glass
The other side of the mantle...layers upon layers of divinity!
I made paper shred from book pages to fill this white iron urn and then tossed in a few of my favorite things.
This is the dining room corner of the cottage.(Keep in mind...this is a studio...all is contained in this room)
a better view of my centerpiece. I almost always use trays so that when we sit down to eat...It just takes a second to set the table.
Okay so I really like this layer thing... I like to see alot of depth.
To me...it's all the layers that make thinks special.
Even the chandelier got a little gussied up.( In the Background you can catch a glimpse of our Murphy Bed)
I love this mirror! Of course it came from Horton's!
Another tray...This chest is where we keep our bedlinens so again...must be able to move quickly and easily.
This is the top of our murphy bed. It's designed to look like an armoire...so Unless I tell you...
you would not know where we sleep!
A closeup of the bonnet (Top of Murphy Bed)
One last look before I go...
I hope everyone enjoys...the rest of my story!
Abundant Autumn Blessings to One and All
P.S. As you can see..I have not gotten to do the cottage makeover yet! I'm feeling a little down about it but have complete faith that I will get it done before the Holidays!