Bagel toasted and buttered, tea heated and steeping, I suddenly got a
Nonetheless, I did get a few photos (no small accomplishment) to share with you of the dining space. They aren't the best photos I've ever taken, but you get the idea. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I love to buy flowers and produce to spice up the H-Haus. We bought mums and pumpkins at a local orchard and I found some fun chestnuts at market on one of our daily outings.
I even let one of the Hubster's (many) steins join in the autumn festivities in honor of Oktoberfest. His dad being German and all, we tend to have a lot of steins and other such paraphenelia regularly gifted to us.
Since we bought a sofa for our back room redo, our little IKEA entertainment stand-turned storage unit had to go. The Hubster painted it with a fresh coat of white and topped it with poly, and it has been relocated to the dining area. It seemed to make sense since all of our serving stuff is housed in it.
Also relocated are two little watercolor numbers I did a while back. They previously hung over by the sofa in the TV area of the room, but I thought they should be front and center for fall. I love to move around art from time to time - it really freshens up your space and makes everything seem new again. For free!
I notice I have an owl thing going on here as well. I have officially dubbed mantel owl 'Alabaster the Owl'. Sorry pinkish owl print - no names going on for you yet. They kind of give me a fall feel somehow. Maybe because their a little spookyish and Halloween is just around the corner.
Taking photos of our space always helps me to see its shortcomings. Like in this photo, I think hanging a print or painting in between the two windows would really jazz things up a bit. Not sure what the Hubster would think about that, but that's my two cents anyhow.
Ah the breakfast that almost was. Why do I always get insane ideas like photographing my house when I should be doing important things like relaxing, sipping tea, and reading BHG?
And by the way, a friend recently tried roasting some chestnuts (not over an open fire, but still), and apparently they taste like asparagus (which I love but not in chestnut form) mixed with shoe leather. So these little puppies will be solely for decorative purposes. If anyone else has sampled the delicacy that is chestnuts and
So sorry about the long and rambling post. The point is, I love fall and don't know how to relax! Alright, so that's two points, but you get the point. Maybe one of these days I'll have another morning to myself and get the urge to photograph the other half of the space. Or maybe I'll sip some tea...