Don't you just love a rainy Sunday evening at home? Light a few candles and cover up with a warm blanket. What could be better?
When I was driving home from the hospital two weeks ago, I decided to stop in at a garden center that I love going to. They have the most wonderful displays in the autumn and winter. I always leave there with inspiration for my own home and garden.
So when I spotted these three lanterns, I was thrilled. This is the same garden center where I bought my mirror. As you can see, the mirror is darkening with time. I am sure these lanterns will too. They were in the little mark down room and I bargained with the lady if I took all three of them at once. There is nothing wrong with them but they were the last three they had of this model. I will create a different arrangement in them with each season. And for autumn? I placed a handful of leaves from my maple tree, a gourd and a candle. I used a tea light in a glass holder to avoid anything catching fire. I just love these and the pretty effect of autumn light on a rainy evening.
We are supposed to get some heavy winds this week so I expect the trees to empty of their beautiful leaves this week. We enjoyed all the color this weekend up at Cranberry Cottage. I think our warm and dry summer gave us nicer color this year. We had to drive through the countryside on Saturday so I could run a special errand for my blogging friend Tam. We really enjoyed the drive! And the errand? It was a success Tam and now I will email you for your address so I can send it off to you this week. *grins*
This photo is on the brink (village green) of Dwingeloo where we stopped for a cup of coffee and treat on the way back to the cottage.
How was your weekend?