I am beyond happy that Autumn is finally here, and for 5 main reasons.
1 – Cosy Fires. Last year we put in a wood burner and since not using it all over the summer, I am so excited that it is now the season for cosy fires again. It has saved us money on the central heating and it just brings joy to our household, including the dogs who will take it turns to lay in front of the fire.
2 – Autumn Homeware. Now for me, the house is where I feel a real sense of home, and I know that may sound weird because, well it is my home, but I love to make our house homely. As I am much more of a winter person, I absolutely love to decorate the house at Christmas, and I feel that Autumn is kind of the start of that. We have Autumnal bedding with brushed cotton sheets to make it all the more cosy to get into bed. Plus the house gets a little sprinkling of Autumn decorations before the Christmas season starts.
3 – Candle Crazyness. Now my other half is a fire fighter and hates candles around the house, but I just love the vibe they create in a room. I have them in our lounge and dining room but I will only light the ones in the room I am actually in at that time, just incase. I have lots of tealights in some really cute candle holders etc, but I also am really enjoying The White Company Autumn candle at the moment, because it smells divine. The secret to candles, is to mix the boring non-scented tea lights with a delicious smelling candle to create a beautiful ambiance.
4 – Leaves. The leaves on the trees at this time of year are just absolutely gorgeous when they change from green to reds and oranges. We have an acer plant out the from of our house which did not turn red last year, it just went brown and then dropped its leaves. This year is has turned a fiery red and it looks magical. I am planning a day out soon to Sheffield Park in East Sussex, as I have heard it is amazing there at this time of year.
5 – Christmas is Coming. Yep, Christmas is just around the corner and I always start my Christmas shopping when the kids go back to school. Having 3 boys, two of which were born in December, makes December a very expensive month, so we have to start early. But to be fair I really enjoy it because I honestly think about Christmas all year round as it is by far my favourite time of year. So making for Christmas in Autumn is one of my favourite things.
I hope for you Autumn is also a happy time of year, and I will see you next week for another post.