Teeny Gifts For Autumn..

By Alison October 14, 2011 8 Comments 1 Min Read

Hello Darlings. Imagine the scene, your slightly unhinged protaganist, sitting huddled on the sofa, wrapped head to foot in a Granny Blanket because she is too lazy to go upstairs and put the heating on. Yes. Here I am wrapped in crochet squares and wearing holey socks, my child spirited away by his Father and a weekend of who knows what to do in front of me.
It is Autumn. Proper Autumn now. I have bought good drinking chocolate and orange scented star shaped cinnamon nibbles for a night in alone, and I have been whiling away the hours before the witching hour searching for teeny little pieces of the season to share with you… and so for your pleasure, please enjoy a quote, a song and a book celebrating all that it is to be blown into yet another gorgeous Autumn….
A Quote…
“If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.” ~Mitchell  Burgess.
Time to reflect…
A Book
Autumn by Muriel Hine(1917)… I do so love books in which our heroine finds it necessary to go find herself in a cottage left rather conveniently to her by a long lost relative, and this M’dears is exactly what we get in Autumn: a cottage, a dis-contented wife and a manor house, all the ingredients a lover of domestic fiction needs for retiring to bed and reading by condlelight on a chilly October evening…
Time to snuggle!
And a song…
Tis Autumn by The King Sisters, 1941
Time to dance!
Have a lovely evening Housekeepers.


  1. Katherine says:

    It sounds like a nice evening to me! 😉

  2. Jenifir says:

    Enjoy your snuggling up and reading!

  3. Gill says:

    Hmmn…a long, long time ago you posted a chocolate cake recipe… Nothing like baking on an Autumn Saturday afternoon! Oh, and have you heard Stacey Kent singing Tis Autumn? and I like James Taylors October Road cd too. Love, Gill.

  4. Kim says:

    Alison, I'm so sorry for your troubles. But I must tell you how much I love your writing. You evoke so much visual and emotional feeling through your words. You have a wonderful gift. Actually, you have many.

  5. Hausfrau says:

    Yay for autumn! Thank you for sharing this vintage novel–I'll be putting it on my Kindle right away! Hope you had a cozy weekend.

  6. Karen says:

    Wanna say too that I’m so sorry for your troubles. But I must tell you how much I love the writing. You evoke a great deal visual as well as emotional sensation through your phrases. You have a great gift. Really, you have many.

    1. brocantehome says:

      Thank you Karen… this lovely comment has brightened up my morning.x

  7. Ali says:

    Love it. This is without a doubt, my favourite time of year and has been for as long as I can recall.
    Ali x

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