Autumn in the air

As the Autumn nights draw in, it’s that time of year to snuggle up and make our homes into little havens of comfort. To stave off feeling gloomy there are a few things that always help me adjust to the darker days. One of my favourite things to do is buy in some sparklers and make the post tea-time dark fun; even if it’s just a quick ten minutes outside with the kids. There is just something magical about sparklers – from the first sizzle and spit of fire to the smokey smell when they finish – they really are ace.
My other favourite thing is making up a cosy fire. As our front room is currently out of action awaiting builders to come and make good the flood damage, this is something we can’t do just yet. So with no fire in the dining room, I really am missing my lovely wood-burner.
So the next best thing to work with to help cosy things up is mood lighting. I’m talking fairy-lights, dimmers, candles that smell Autumnal and spicy.
We made such a rushed job on decorating this room that we haven’t yet replaced the nasty old lighting fixtures (they are beyond gross). So I have even more reason to take the focus off the standard room light sources in there. I am loving the Cable & Cotton lights framing the window. They look so cosy against the black window frame and look amazing against the dark outside.
I bought a few new candles yesterday from our local florist @ The Willow Garden in Hebden Bridge. Cinnamon and mixed spice, and orange and ginger. So lovely you want to eat them!
To complete my Autumn celebration this week, Charlie and I made some festive jam. It’s called Dumpsy Dearie jam. With apples, pears and plums infused with ginger and cinnamon, it has Autumn sewn up and potted up! So it will be jam on toast with a warm brew to keep us warm and cosy until we get back to our wood-burner next month. Until then I’ll enjoy my fairy-lights and candles.







~ by celee on October 23, 2013.

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