Thursday, October 28, 2010

Last Snapdragons, First Fire, and Decorating Rules...

After a few days rain break, I was able to get out and do more fall clean-up work.  I cut back the snapdragons (or as my hubby calls them - dragonsnaps.)  He never knew you could make the flowers "talk" by squeezing the sides and every year he is delighted by their chatter.  Sometimes they even give him little flower kisses or bite his nose.    Ok - we're easily amused around our house. 

You can click on the pics to enlarge because the good Lord knows you wouldn't want to miss any dust bunnies, crumbs, or pink cat toys (next to stove.) 

That cute little 4 cup teapot came from T.J. Maxx and only cost $8.99

This little glass dome is a cheese dome that fits on a marble vase.  Sometimes I put a heavy candle plate on top on a candle holder turned upside down.  I haven't found the need to glue the two stand pieces together which means I still have a candle plate and a candle holder to use.

The first fire in the wood stove is always a big day.  We received several extra cords of wood for free this summer.  With electricity prices going up so high we will be doing a lot of our heating with the stove this winter.  It should save us about four to five hundred dollars.  

Decorating 101

Always match your pet to your decor

Angela enjoying the back of the sofa

Some of the things I'm reading now:


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Lots of stuff going on in your life. I took notes on the books...I always like good book referals.(-: Are snapdragons perenials for you? Here we use them as winter annuals, in fact today I bought a couple dozen at Home Depot to put in. Love your little tea pot, very cute. Angela is quite beautiful.

Adrienne said...

Adrienne - I always cut back my snaps and some years they do come back. Most the time they don't. This year I started a bunch from seeds in seed starting pots but I didn't like the variety. I prefer just plain 'ol Rocket Snaps and didn't find any seeds in time.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - What a pretty cat!
I am always hesitant to type "click to enlarge picture' because of what will show up, but then that is real life. :-D
My court yard is a mess with all the leaves, limbs and hickory nuts (high winds came thru) - can't imagine what you are dealing with.
Enjoy your weekend.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Adrienne. That little Angela is a sweet darling. All of your post was very, very nice. Susan