While in Moncton recently, I found this cute amber glass owl tea light holder at Pier 1 Imports. I think it looks cute on this ring of berries and gold plate. I took out the orange faux marigolds that were in the white pitcher and added the seed heads of purple coneflower. Just a couple of changes as the season also changes.
Did you notice the black 'flower' shape on the wall? I'm not sure what it was used for but it is wire mesh with a metal frame and handle. The bowl of is about an inch deeper than the outside rim. It's a basket of some sort and is an antique. Does anyone know what it's use might have been? I like it's simple flower shape.
If you have real gourds in your house for decor make sure you check on them once in a while as they will go moldy. I found one on Saturday night that was really gross.
It was very cold last night - below freezing (-2C). We had some showers at suppertime yesterday and the decks were quite slippery once the temperatures dropped.
Be careful in the early morning when you step out on your deck or walk as there might be frost and you may slip.
I haven't bought my Halloween treats to give out at the door yet.
I completely forgot until this afternoon. Guess I'd better get on that soon. We don't do Halloween decor except for a cut out faux pumpkin with a battery operated light inside for the little ones that come. And. We only get about 10 visitors. Guess who gets to eat all the leftovers???
And so the candy-eating-season begins. It starts November 1 and ends sometime in January. Maybe I'll forget to buy Christmas chocolates until December 24th and thus save me a lot of pounds.
I have no will power to avoid eating chocolate.
Has anyone seen any TV ads for Christmas yet? I expect we'll see them start on November 1 here in Canada, although I think there was a couple shown just before Halloween last year. Of course the stores are already selling Christmas decorations.
Have you started Christmas shopping? I have bought a few things but haven't all out started yet. I usually wait until December 15th.
I like the pressure. Ha! I know of a couple of friends that have theirs all bought and wrapped! Depressing.
When I woke up at 6:00 this morning the stars were so bright and felt so close. The Constellation Orion was over our backyard. Cool!
Speaking of 'cool'. Murray had to scrape his windshield this morning for the first time. I've got the electric heat cranked up.
I just watched the truck lights of a hunter head over the hill behind us and could see a couple of deer in his headlights running out of his way. He came back down so I guess they're safe for now. It's still dark. :) I'll be happy when Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend won't you? The mornings are so dark.
I'm off to Bible study this morning with a group of dear ladies at the Baptist church. We are a mix from several churches who believe the same which is wonderful. We are studying Beth Moore's "Living Beyond Yourself". Have you done a Bible study of hers before? We have done several. They're excellent.
Well, that's my chit chat for today. I don't usually do this do I. Only one picture and lots of words. Did you stay with me to the end? :) Thank you.
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