Dana from The Starfish Studio gifted me with this lovely autumn themed banner a few weeks ago. I love the little details…sweet buttons, a maple leaf, a starfish…it’s a keepsake designed to a picture-perfect T, and uniquely me! Thank you Dana! It fits right in with my simple dining room decor; the duck decoys, handmade by my Dad, and my small, but growing collection of ironstone pitchers. Dana lives a creative life on an idyllic island in Washington’s Pacific Northwest. Her darling cottage has breath-catching water views, and so it’s no surprise that her whimsical creations are not only inspired by the sea, but are often crafted from treasures found on the beach itself. I always feel refreshed and inspired after visiting her blog.
Things are decidedly fall-like here…Canadians across the country celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend. We, the mister and I, hosted dinner as we often do. We are contentedly non adventurous when it comes to our holiday meal planning…most of my recipes are slightly tattered, if not visibly spattered with pumpkin or dusted with flour. The lovely carnations, below, were a gift from a friend. Thank you Shirley!
I’m in the throes of switching out summer dresses, flips flops and straw bags for woollies and wellies. Not all is getting packed away though. I just finished sewing a maxi sundress and there’s hope for a warm weather winter holiday. Here’s a brief peak…it seems silly to model what is obviously a summer dress while raindrops are dancing against the window panes. But don’t worry, I will definitely show you the dress in all it’s maximum glory…just not for a while yet.
I’ve discovered that my winter wardrobe is seriously lacking in gingham, polka dots, and all things colourful….sigh….but I did get a little giddy when I was reunited with my Minnetonka booties.
And on my sewing table? This colourful fabric is all a twitter and anxious to be sewn…
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