I am hoping, like Lucy from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, that although I feel like I've been missing from the blogosphere for ages and ages, in reality, it's only been a couple of minutes! What can I say? My routine has been a little different these last few weeks and my normal bloggy time has been hijacked by other activities but all this is a PATHETIC excuse really and I have given myself a good ticking off (ooh err missus!) and a 'can do better' in red pen on my derriere.
I think we can officially declare that Autumn has arrived and I am happy to welcome it even though the days are getting shorter and a tad cooler. Looking back, on the last day of the summer hols I took my girls for a day out in Hastings where I found these adorable Goebel bunnies for a mere snip in a charity shop. I particularly love the little rabbit with the snowdrop drooping from his mouth.
I have developed a little bit of a thing for cutesy deer ornaments and this doe eyed lovely winked at me from my local charity shop a couple of weeks ago; I just lurve me a bit of kitsch. About a year ago I blogged about my Charity Shop Sylvac Haul which featured more woodland cuties in the form of bambis and squirrels and much as I really love all these things, I may sell some of them to clear the decks a bit. The thing about collecting vintage bits and pieces is that it has a tendency to take over your house until your dining room bursts at the seams as you attempt to smuggle in a few more 'bargains'.
This gorgeous old mixing bowl was my most recent charity shop find and has Mortlocks of Oxford Street stamped on her behind. She looks pretty old and shows signs of having seen plenty of beating and whisking action in her day; I completely love her and she is currently sitting out her retirement on my kitchen window sill.
I always feel that my old farmhouse really glows during the Autumn months leading up to the festive season;. The resident spiders and their extended families have all woken up and decided to bid us a seasonal hello from every corner of the house and it feels time to get the chimney swept in readiness for some crackling good fires to warm us of an evening.
I trust that you are all savouring the beginning of Autumn too; I am linking this post up with Claire from Clarina's Contemplations and her Savouring the Season linky. I'm off to climb into the wardrobe as I have a hot date with Mr Tumnus!