If yesterday was the very best example of Autumn weather (dry, bright, warm, blue sky, sunshine), then today has definitely been the worst. It's been horrid. Gloomy, cold, wet, grey and dismal, the kind of Autumn weather that makes my heart ache and makes me long for summer again. I haven't liked it one bit. I have been working a little on my growing collection of brightly crocheted Autumn Things and reminding myself that this season does contain beauty, despite the nasty weather.
As I sit and crochet, I flick back and forth between these pages, drinking them in and absorbing the very essence of Good Autumn stuff. Warmth and colour and cosy feel-good. That's what I wish my wreath to be about, with none of the horrid bits. None whatsoever thank you very much.
These pages are such a tonic when the weather turns nasty. They are from last months Country Living (the October issue), and represent the very best kind of seasonal styling. I just love them so much, I love the combination of decorating ideas and shopping lists, combined with that slightly dreamy, unreal "photoshoot" kind of perfection. It just makes me feel good right down to my toes.
Sometimes Autumn magazines make me feel slightly melancholy as I mourn the end of the summer issues (which are my favourite-best ones), and I really don't like the overwhelming devotion to Brown. But even the browns this year seem pretty good to me, and I am warming to them in small doses. On my wreath, acorns and hedgehogs can be brown, I've decided. And everything else will be a riot of glorious, rich, fiery, fabulous colour.
I've been enjoying searching for creative Autumnal inspiration in cyberspace, there is sooooo much loveliness out there! I'd like to share some of my favourites with you, just to lift your spirits in appreciation of all that is Good about Autumn......
Gourds and mini pumpkins :: Better Homes & Gardens
Pumpkins and sunflowers :: Worthing Court
Leaves and berries :: Horn's Handmade
Foliage and berries :: Vita Ranunkler
Mushrooms and pine cones :: Finding Home
Crocheted Autumn :: Beaded Berries
Free pattern for leaves and trailing vines :: Red Heart
Pompoms and felt flowers :: Nature's Heirloom
Lovely felt flowers :: Lauren's Creative
Wishing you a bright and cheerful weekend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx