It was just today that it dawned on me that there is only two weeks left of Summer here in Australia. It has been so dry here of late that our grass has migrated I am sure, and even though we had a cool weekend with a little bit of rain, the heat is back.
While we had those few cool days, it had me thinking of Autumn and how much I like to layer.
So, I had a little play in the living room today. I pulled the curtains over (because the sun was beaming a pure, blinding white light into the living room and the effect is not Autumn) and changed a few things around.
I love to use throw rugs in the living room when it starts to get cool and it is not quite time to light the fire. This white one I have is so soft it is amazing.
Candles are also something that says Autumn to me, and little clusters here and there just warm things up.
Of course there has to be some good reading near the sofa to delve into and all of my white inspired ones will do nicely. I have not long had Gail Abbot’s ‘Living With Light’, which is based on the Scandinavian way of living and saving and utilising as much light as possible through their cold, dark winters and we here in Tassie have quite cold winters with low light…not like that part of the world though. -and of course Atlanta Bartlett!
Oh, and I am about to list these filled covers on My Etsy Shop after all of the enquiries I have had since I first showed you the one on our bedroom in my makeover post. I will let you know once it is on. I really like it on our sofa. It may not go back on our bed!
As you can see we still have the little footstool I made over next to the wicker trunk. I use it everyday to open up the French door curtains…’cause I am a Hobbit! =0)
I like Summer, don’t get me wrong, but I am actually looking forward to the cooler weather and I can’t wait to snuggle up under a blanket with a steaming cup of coffee and one of my books.