Sweet Treats


   Hello there!~
             Here it is Friday! And only one full week left until school begins for the new school year! The intense heat has cooled (it will only be in the low 90s today! Where's my sweater?!) and I've been enjoying some rather sweet treats that are helping me get into an autumn mood.
         Although honestly, it's not hard to fool myself that it's October (aside from the heat) the lawns are already straw and the trees are getting brown and losing their leaves. Too bad its from too much heat stress! But it does make a girl get a bit confused....
      I was inspired to get out my copy of Seasons at Seven Gates Farm, one of my favorite decorating books. Seriously, love it. My mom has a copy of it and I was borrowing it so much that I just bought one for myself. It is perfect for getting in the holiday mood, and also to get ideas for the coming spring. 
    I also treated myself to a new candle at Yankee Candle--- Apple Pumpkin! Doesn't that sound wonderful? I've already burned it a bit and it smells delicious. I love candles that smell like food, lol!

   And speaking of apples, I received the cutest things in the mail from our friend Winnie the other day! She knitted up these apple cozies, so that Audrey could take an apple to school and it would be protected in her lunch box. Aren't they just adorable?! Thanks so much, Winnie!~


            And while I'm talking about unexpected treats, I also won this original drawing of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz from Theresa of Faerie Moon Creations the other day! Well, this is also Audrey's, technically ;) that little miss is raking in the treats, isn't she? It's a beautiful drawing! Theresa is a lady of many talents! Love the little hint of glitter on the rainbow as well.

   Well, I hope you have a good weekend, and I'm sorry to be bombarding those of you who actually enjoy summer with my constant talk of autumn ;) but it's what gets me through this summer of shattered heat and fire records with my sanity intact ;) I am also very focused on making the coming holiday months the best ever for Audrey Eclectic and want to make sure I'm prepared. I've been painting to Christmas music for months now! Yesterday I finally turned it to the Halloween channel on Pandora and have been painting some spooky little things. I hope you all enjoy what I have in store for you!~

Til next time,
H

7 comments

  1. I can't believe school is starting already! It seems like summer will never be over and then whoosh it's back to school and autumn is just around the corner. I'm going to have to see if my library has a copy of Seasons at Seven Gates Farm. I am intrigued by the transferware on the cover.

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  2. I am so delighted that you and Audrey love your Dorothy painting. I knew she would be in very good hands. Thank you so much for sharing it! Those apple cozies are soooo cute! :) What a pretty way to find a healthful treat in your lunchbox. I've not heard of Seasons at Seven Gates Farm...will have to check it out. I'll be needing to buy me so of the new Yankee Candles for fall. I've been to the flagship store in Massachusetts - you could spend days there! LOL You can dip your own candles, get great discounts on seconds, eat lunch at their restaurant, and visit the Christmas shoppe! :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Love, love the apple cozies!

    I just lit one of our Hearth candles. Smells like the wood cookstove just fired up!

    Come on Autumn.

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  4. Oh WOW!! Your stenciling is gorgeous! You did such a great job, I love it!! And can you believe it -- I have that book saved on my Amazon.com wish list!! :-D

    I think it's so funny that you've been painting with Christmas music - it's so fun, right? Like, you are indulging yourself in something special....I'll play it on my computer once in a while, and it always makes me feel so happy!

    I can't wait to see what you have been working on!! :-D

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  5. I am so happy the apple cozies were a hit! They look really cute in those red "dresses" on your table. Apples are really the first bright offerings of fall. So even while the summer sun reigns, their little bright red and green selves are just getting bigger and sweeter! So, take that hot, miserable summer! You cannot stop fall from coming because we have PROOF from our apples!! YaY!

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  6. As always, thanks for the inspiration and book suggestion. I just placed a hold on a copy from the library, and now I can't wait until I can thumb through it! :)

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  7. You have the most wonderful home Heather! Awww, those walls, they truly have a folkey style to them. And apple cozies... how sweet...

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