Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Little Decorating And Enjoying The Season

Wow! That title is a long one for this post.  Yes, a little decorating and some helpful housekeeping advise.  I want to show you the cuteness of my Aunt Carol Hutch.  Oh, how I love her.  Yes, my Aunt Carol. . .and the hutch.  I have told you the story before so I won't go into it again.  But needless to say every time I decorate or look and ponder over the AC Hutch, I think of my Aunt Carol.  I loved her so much.
Here she is with my three son's.  Is that not precious?  She was a cutie. My children adored her also. My sons loved her and my daughter loved her almost as much as I loved her.  She is my Mom's oldest sister.  After my mother's death, my Aunt Carol watched over me, and loved and cared for me.  Though I never lived with her I spent hours and days with her and stayed at her house.  I miss her so much.
My Aunt Carol had a hutch like this one. I did not inherit her hutch. So when I saw this one for sale at a antique store,  I had to have it.  I love decorating it.  It is the one thing I enjoy so much in changing the displays on the Aunt Carol Hutch.  Here she is for the Fall Season.
My little rooster plates go perfectly with the Fall colors and display I have created. Love those plates, I found them several years ago at Pier 1. (the little red rooster in the background is a creamer). I just had to have it. How could I pass up a red one? I think my roosters look good with the sunflowers in the red pitcher.
The crocheted pumpkins were made by me.  I went through a phase where I crocheted a lot of pumpkins.  I gave them away as gifts, and I still have baskets full of pumpkins.  I really like them.
My collection of glass insulators are on the top of the hutch.  Along with some of my pottery.  Berry vine for decoration along with the lanterns.  
Some people may wonder "why go to all the bother of decorating and especially changing things around"?  Well, I say it is for enjoyment.  I like pretty things.  I like to fuss and muss (is that a word?).  I like to poke little faux flowers in water pitchers.  I like to display cute little red rooster creamers, and I like to display my salt and pepper collection.  I am a homemaker!  And I am very proud of it.  I like to fuss in my home.  I think it would be very boring to live in a house void of cherished memories, beautiful furnishings, and lots of color.  I think it would be boring to have bare walls, and floors, and shelves, and tables.  Not to mention what I think of when I am in a messy, clutter unorganized home.  Unmade beds, dirty dishes and clutter every where makes me nervous, upset and disgusted.  
So there she is all decked out in her Autumn finery.  Sweet memories come to mind as I look at her and admire her beauty.  She is nothing fancy, she is simple, and sweet and makes me smile.  My Aunt Carol Hutch is an added adornment to home.  Just like Aunt Carol she is beautiful.  I recently read somewhere that people have always adorned their houses with things they love.  It gives comfort to the soul to have objects in our homes, that evokes memories of happy times, and places.  I certainly am surrounded with many things that I have held onto through the years that reminds me of someone, or someplace.  Or just simply the object is gives me enjoyment.  How about you, do you have things in your home that evokes memories, good memories of happy times, or gives you comfort?  Is not our homes and extention of our personalities?  Our creativity? Our energy?  I think so. . . .and I hope my home gives comfort to those who enter.  
Have a wonderful October, it is a beautiful time of the year.  The sun shines bright, the trees, and flowers sing beautiful songs of glory, and the sky. . .well the October sky is the bluest of blue.  I have mountains that are adorned in bright colors of, red, orange, green, and brown.  They are majestic.  I love living where I do.  The change of seasons, the beautiful mountains, the blue sky and people who are kind and caring.  

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  1. Hi Karie! Oh, you know how I love your Aunt Carol hutch! I have her cousin. You've decorated her beautifully. Love those Rooster plates! Your Aunt Carol was so cute and what handsome sons you have. What a sweet picture. I agree completely with you. I love being surrounded with the things I love. That's why we're kindred spirits! ;)
    Hope all is well in your world.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Beautiful hutch and I know you loved her very much.
    Love all the decorations on and in the hutch - very fallish. I know people think I am a crazy old lady - always decorating, But, I love playing with dishes and making changes. Don't ever change - that keep us young.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Your hutch is beautiful. The time people spend with us matters so much! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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