I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, September 9, 2016

Rushing the Season

Hello! It's hot and summery here but in the stores it is definitely Fall and Halloween. I've had fun the past week or two getting out a bit more, able to walk a little and have fun.

Of course the first place my friend L and I headed to was Home Goods! If you don't have HG you can find similar fun things at Marshall's and J Maxx, HG's sister stores.

I adore these Shiny Brite Halloween ornies and garlands!

If you're looking for mercury glass pumpkins, now is the time!

I bought this turquoise cutie and put her away till mid-October.

Lovely wreaths. I especially love the velvet pumpkins here.

Michael's, the craft store is another Must-Do stop. They have wonderful, though expensive faux pumpkins.

I did buy just the one creamy white pumpkin, because it's so hard to find nice ones here. But as my mom always pointed out with faux anything, now I have to find a place to store my pumpkin finds. Fresh decorations, fresh flowers...after they're used, out they go! No clutter.

I also got a bit of sock yarn for my snow day stash.

We had hoped our adult ed here the high school would offer Learn to Crochet. I so want to learn this craft. But no. So I'll knit socks this winter, maybe. [Hard to wrap my head around snow today ,lol.]

From Bath and Body Works, some autumn and winter scented candles for my stash. Just in case that someday-storm brings us a power faliure, I stock up on jar candles. Somehow those solar emergency lanterns just never work . You can depend on candles. [put them in safe places during storms, like in the bathtub or shower, or kitchen sink!] And of course they always smell delicious. I order online, and just hope for the best. "Amber" and ''bergamot'' are key words for online scent buying, for me.

Oh and Mo got another  Donut bed. He just loves his Donut!

How about you guys? Still in shorts and flip flops, even for the weekend tailgate party? Or you're rushing the season and getting out your woolies and pumpkins, too?



gone to the beach....

Sadly I get no reward or remuneration from the shops and products mentioned, lol.


  1. I'm so glad you got to go out. It's still very warm here so no fall decorating.

    Mo's bed looks so comfortable.

    I hope you have a great weekend.


  2. We are having such cool nites now. Today it is about 78, but we've mainly been in the 60's. Leaves are starting to change. I'll be taking down my Summer decor tomorrow. Glad you are doing better. I love your blueish pumpkin, it will go well with your white and blue decor. :) Kit

  3. LOL, my kitties have donut beds but they're not as deep as Mo's!

    I like the fall decorations - I've said for YEARS that someday I was going to buy the fake pumpkins and carve them - but I never get around to it. And the kids around here don't trick-or-treat anymore so not many people decorate. I love the blue pumpkin, though!

    I also love the tweedy sock yarn, I hope you get your socks made! I suck at following patterns, so I kind of doubt I'd ever get a matching pair, lol.

    It's below 60* out tonight, almost feels like fall. I'm HOPING for a long nice fall, really, we so seldom get one! I'm very glad you're able to get out more now, I hope that continues!

  4. My house is decorated for Fall but it is still hot here! 95 yesterday and close to 90 today. So it's still shorts and flip flops!

  5. So glad to hear you are out and about. Wonderful news. Great finds. Autumn is our favorite time of year. Do you use one particular sock pattern?
    Love from Strawberry

  6. Wow, some really cool, cute stuff at HG. They SHOULD compensate you somehow! Like maybe gifting you that pretty pumpkin :) Seems too summer-like here to think about fall decorations yet, but seeing all the pics you posted may start to get me in the mood. I can almost smell your candles ;)

    Have a good week!


    1. Hi! It s sooo summery here this week. But I m looking forward to my autumny candles. A trick it to add a bit of an essential oilto the liquified wax [blow out first] to intensify the scent you like. I often add my fave bergamot. Vanilla is good too, cinnamon spice, pine. I get my oils from Atlantic Spice, on Cape Cod.


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