Howdie Friends, miss me? I would like to say that I missed you but to be honest I’ve been a bit too pleasantly busy for that. I have been spending as much time with my sister as mine and her schedule would allow.
We have been shopping, revisiting familiar pleases, checking out some new ones, cooking together, did lots of eating of Dutch delicacies, and drinking Jilz, oh and we did some serious talking too.
Tomorrow she will leave for a few days to visit family and friends in another part of the country and then after she returns Friday with our other sister we will leave for New York on Saturday morning.
It has been so nice having her here. And having the time to do a lot of things together but even more so to have the time to do absolutely nothing together. My kiwi sister is ten years older then me, but we have always shared a special bond. When I was just a little kid I would look up to her and I wanted to be just as cool and beautiful as her when I grew up. Later the age difference seemed to disappear and we found out that we shared a lot of interests, like gardening, crafts and home decor.
So I guess it isn’t so strange that we did a little Fall decorating together. This was actually one of my more lazy decorating attempts. Just bringing out the apothecary vases and filling them with the fall colors of pinecones and wine corks.
Like revamping my beloved twig wreath with more pinecones.
Of course adding some fresh flowers from my garden and some (scented) candles.
The main colors in my garden are all shades of purple and pink, so when this bright red dahlia popped up it was quite a surprise. But I think it works great in this Fall vignette.
On my little white side table I did a rerun of the first vignette I did on that little cupboard.
I really hesitated about doing that. Why is it that I (or should I say we?) feel that I need to do original vignettes? But I really liked the simplicity of the lantern with the pinecone vignette last year.
And then I decided what the heck, I liked it last year, I am liking it this year, let’s do a rerun.
Do you ever repeat a decoration or are you committed to originality all the time?
And don’t you agree that this post is brilliantly timed on September 21!