Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hello, Autumn... the Queen is in her Court

Yesterday was a beautiful day... I make a big deal about the first day of every season, but I must confess I make a production out of Autumn!!! 

You may recognize the pretty flowers from my cousin... all trimmed and festive with a few silken leaves... The pumpkin is from QVC several years ago. When these flowers fade, I will use it to house my huge order of Fall coffee. I couldn't go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but good old Amazon provideth...  96 cups of coffee for $32.  (33 cents a cup) That is a pretty cool price for K-cups. My son likes plain coffee in the morning, and I like plain (and really love flavored) in the afternoon and late night... So only on weekends do I make a whole pot...  Here is the link if you think it sounds fun

I welcomed the start of Fall with candles and tea... and new plans for crafting. Some of my friends have been confirmed with COVID-19, and some have been exposed recently. Our schools in the area have shut down to only distance learning for a couple of weeks. It is just quite depressing... According to the local news we are actually experiencing the first wave since we were practically untouched until recently. I think that translated to the realization that my son and I have sequestered since February... but really only needed to start in August... lol... Oh, well... as I used to say all the time, "Whatever!" My mother despised that exclamation for some reason!

I have a fun cross-stitch chart waiting her turn (she may nudge the Mayflower a bit!) And I ordered some pretty yarn for crochet projects (since I had none here stashed in multiple spots!!! ????? WHATEVER!)

Whimsy and Hugs!


Miss Merry said...

I don't know about the rest of the world, but I 100% expected the "stay at home" to be over by fall and we would be out and about. Unfortunately I think, all along the way, people have not followed recommendations by public health officials and scientists. I know in my state we have a "mandatory" mask order and everywhere we go (in the car, picking up curbside) we see people without masks. Social media is full of advice on fake conditions and excuses not to wear a mask, our state is not enforcing the order and we even had a protest group of 40 covidiots who stormed Krogers and marched around yelling no masks, no masks.

My husband and I are now considering Fall 2021 as our goal.

Meanwhile - coffees look scrumptious! Decorations are wonderful and your cross stitch kits are SO CUTE!!! Happy Fall!!!

Martha said...

Love it all! I can tell you really love fall - enjoy! :)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhhhhhh, that first picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

Did you change your Blog Look? I like it! Easy to read. Yessss!!!! Me, the Self~Appointed~Queen~of~Blog~Looks *approves*! >,-))))))))))))))))))

Still good that you have been staying home. No one knew when this wave would start. Obviously your friends who have it, and those exposed, did not know when it would hit. And they got caught. I think you have been very wise.


Ginny Hartzler said...

The flowers & leaves in your pumpkin are just gorgeous!! We have the same taster! Phil only likes plain coffee, and I drink the flavored. K-Cups, of course!

Susie said...

Gayla, I had to laugh...whatever , sounds like a snooty teen retort. LOL. Love the fairy angel with the pumpkin. Your table looks like a nice place to relax with good coffee. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I used to love cross-stitching but I find it difficult to see now. Maybe I’ll try it again. I love your table. It’s so pretty.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

sorry about your quarantine being prolonged but do stay safe. I realized early in this tortuous time that I would be inside for months due to my allergies. I really can't be exposed at all. Nasty stuff! Love your cute pumpkin of flowers and I know you'll be enjoying your fall coffee. Enjoy a cup of tea, work on a craft, and have a great autumn!

Jeanie said...

Gayla, this is just gorgeous in every way. I"ve been more or less "in" since March. No restaurants, fun shopping (only twice to the grocery and a few other safe spots), only a couple of friends and 10 feet apart, outside with masks. It's getting to be habit. A habit I plan to keep up for another many moons. Hang in there. Being cautious means staying well.