Saturday, 20 September 2008

autumn days..................

Sorry for the absence again. Out broadband connection gave up the ghost for a whole week so I was computerless. Made me realise just how much time I spend on the thing because the house was spotless by the end of the week, but don't worry, it's all slipped back into general chaos now I'm back in cyberspace.

So, Saturday started as every other with a cuppa and toast in bed and a chance to read without my eyes closing after two pages. Passing breakfast duties to Ian on a Saturday morning is my little treat and I love that extra bit of time in bed all to myself, and look he even brought my my toast on one of his detested "dead peoples" plates!

The weather has been amazing today and this evening we were rewarded with this perfect sky and the promise of more sunshine tomorrow, yippeee!

I'm such an autumn and winter person, I can't wait for the nights to start drawing in. The coal and logs have been ordered and the fire is ready to be lit. I love the colours of the house in the early evening when all the lamps are on, it's so cosy. Summer is usually a bit of a disappointment in this country and autumn can quite often be surprisingly warm with lovely chilly nights so to me it's a winner all round.



Look what last weeks car boot produced, a fantastic (and working) anglepoise lamp in the most perfect pale blue for £1 and a lovely red tin for 30p - bargainous beauties!
Before I forget I must announce the winner of the "what to do with the green box" competition. Sarah aka miss sew 'n' sew, it's you. I like the idea of using one of my car boot goodies in order to buy yet more - genius!
I must also mention that I've been given awards and tagged by a few bloggers, unfortunately I've lost the bit of paper I wrote them all down on and now I can't remember you all. I'm so sorry, time seems to be running away with me, but I'm very grateful to you all. Thank-you xx


16 comments:

Miss sew n sew said...

OOooh goodie thankyou for picking my idea Julia! Your house looks so cosy and inviting with all your lamps on, the weather has been wonderful here as well I'm so enjoying the beginning of Autumn too! I am sooo jealous of your angle poise lamp for just a £1 what a steal I have been looking at them on Ebay as I fancied one for my summerhouse and they go for a bomb on there. Lovely vintage tin as well. Enjoy the weather tommorrow hope it delivers as your beautiful photo promised!
Sarahx

Dragonfly said...

We had an amazing sunset here tonight too...had me running outside with my camera!
Hope its promise of another lovely day tomorrow holds out...

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Oh, Julia, spot on again. I just love this time of year as well, and cannot wait for the even cooler weather.

You made me laugh about the no computer/clean house summation. I just blogged about how I seem to get nothing done between reading blogs and sitting with magazines and decor books.

What is that they say about great minds thinking alike?

Have a glorious weekend with your toast and cuppa.

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Emma Herian said...

Once again you have treated me to some gorgeous pics of your lovely cosy home. Thankyou - when can I move in!?

Autumn is my favourite time of year (its my birthday time!) too, I love seasons changing and this is probably the best.

Bargains! You lucky lucky girl, very green with envy down here in the south!
Emx

Sal said...

It is always inspiring to have a peek into someone else's world and yours is lovely!;-)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your house looks gorgeous! But I'm gutted that you didn't like my dentures suggestion for your box!!!! ;o)

Guillaume said...

Really nice pics. I am an autumn and winter person too, those season are so comfortable and they look really beautiful.

Garden Girl said...

Yup, am with you 100%, give me autumn and winter every time. Is it wrong that I can't wait to start wearing thicky woolly tights and boots each day? And obviously the perfect excuse to buy a new coat as well...
Our lamps are lit, the curtains are drawn and the chicken is just about roasted. Love it.
Having said all that it has been such a beautiful weekend...x

MelMel said...

I love this time of year....i'm sat here all cosy watching Heartbeat.....just to see vintage kitchens...i sometimes watch programs like this just for that reason.....!
Thank you for your comment!
Your home looks so warm and welcoming...i love the lamp...fab buy!!!!!xxx

MelMel said...

I've added you to my bloglist..my faves!!!
xx

Summer by the sea said...

Your house looks so wonderfully cosy Julia and your dresser is just fabulous- I too love the onset of Autumn, from now on, I'm building up to Christmas - Nearly all our birthdays fall over christmas week, and we got married on 23 Dec, so its a lovely time of year for me - Natalie x

prettyshabby said...

wow bargain light..that really is the perfect blue..how do you do it?!!
Your house looks so cosy and gorgeous with all those lamps on, I could just move right on in.x

. said...

I am a Autumn and Winter person too so I understand you very well.

CrazyJaneDesigns said...

I thought these where pictures from an interior design magazine!!! then I read the post properly, oh my what a wonderful home you have, soo cosy and inviting.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

I love Autumn and Winter too, for all the same reasons...your home looks so welcoming, and that lamp, I love it! I found one for £2 this year but not such a pretty colour, I'm always looking out for more but they're few and far between.

Suzie Sews said...

dead peoples plates...I love that it so describes my dishes....