Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More of Autumn


Autumn Seasons Shelf...

I was lucky enough to visit two wonderful girlfriends yesterday and to spend quality time with their children also. Both beautiful souls and their kidlets inspired me to create my own seasons shelf. I don't have room in my house (otherwise known as the shoebox) for that special little corner so I used the windowsill. On my windowsill sits all the things that remind me of Autumn...

Dried flowers and feathers in miniature jars...


Dried leaves and my little dandelion print...


Little gnomes and elves, wooden pencils, ceramic birds, a hand-painted wooden Easter egg, and one of my oil paintings. I will keep collecting to add to my Autumn Seasons Shelf.

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Today, as I parked my car in the local council carpark, I noticed a lovely big lemony smell - like the smell of pure essential oils. Then, as I turned the corner there was a huge lemon teatree bush. This made my day. Why buy cut flowers when I can fill my house with the heady fresh smell of lemon tea-tree? Bliss!


The frangipani is slowly dropping its foliage. Shady in summer and bare in winter, letting through much needed sun. What a perfect tree for me.


The owl and the gnome sit at the entrance to my house, keeping an eye out.

How are the seasons treating you?
x

2 comments:

messyfish said...

excellent! we do a seasonal table too. But it is regularly dismantled by small toddler! The window ledge is a marvelous idea. Is that tree outside woolies in narramatta? I think I know the one. Its such a gorgeous smell!!

Ms Leaney said...

Hey there Messy! I would LOVE to see your seasonal table! Actually the tree is in Crowsnestatta but I will have to pay a visit to narramatta because I on't get to Crowsnestatta very often! Ha ha.

My bunch is still going strong but when I walk past it I have to scrunch the leaves so it releases the smell, otherwise you can't smell it. I think the tree is saying to me 'see, I am much better alive and growing than in your little vase'. Mind you, it was a big tree and needed the clipping ha ha.

Hope you are well
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