Nesting: to settle or place(something) in or as if in a nest. Webster’s college dictionary.
At certain times during the year I get into a nesting attitude. Even though our chicks have flown and it’s just David and me here in this house, I still feel the need at times to plump, poof, move, rustle, add to, remove from, clean, clear, change, or make cozy certain rooms. It usually happens in Autumn right before the holidays begin when I have the least amount of time, but the most energy, it seems.
Nesting has begun at the Craig house. I have been rearranging furniture, bringing out Autumnal decorations and quilts, burning new candles and just fluffing my nest in general. Let me show you.
Change up the pillows.
Quilts thrown on the backs of all the chairs.
Bring out the wool blankets for the cool nights that are coming.
Place a seasonal tablecloth on the dining room table.
Place a bowl of Autumn color pin cushions on a table.
Place pumpkins everywhere, even on the antique egg scales.
Decorate the mantle with a Halloween motif.
Old Black Witch. I saw this same book in an antique store the other day.
Jack Pumpkinhead. He was a character in Frank Baum’s Oz books.
Speaking of pumpkins, I cut some of my pumpkins on a stick and brought them in and put them in a jar. I think they are really artichokes.
Little pumpkins in a tray with orange fairy lights.
A big jar of candy corn which will not last long as David loves these. I think they taste like paraffin, so I don’t eat them. I got this pumpkin jar at an antique store the other day and it was filled with little flocked pumpkins that I am using to decorate.
See, I am using them on the mantle in my shop with my little houses my daddy made and fairy lights.
Autumn flowers in the old chicken feeder.
Candles are always needed for coziness.
I got this candle in an antique store last week. You should smell this. It is delicious. The lady had one of these burning in her shop and the whole store smelled heavenly. She told us she cannot keep these candles in stock. Of course I had to buy one. I am a nut for candles.
This is not an advertisement for Yankee candles. I just love them. Every time I am sent one of their catalogues, it’s like a little present because they have scratch and sniff candle pictures and it is so tempting to want to buy every one of them. That is their evil plan. Ha. That Salted Caramel one smells so good even before you light it. Someone was in our house the other day and asked us what was that good smell. He was sitting right by the unlit candle!
Even my little toad loves them.
Soft light from a lamp I bought at the same antique store.
The lampstand is so pretty.
And look! Butterflies on the shade. How wonderful is that?????
I am even crazy about fake candles that use batteries.
Just a couple of other things before I end this post.
I got this wonderful book the other day. Although it’s a children’s book, it might answer some questions adults have about heaven. I always knew animals would be in heaven. God created them so why would he leave them out? God has made a place for everyone in heaven if they only accept Jesus Christ as His son and your personal savior. It’s so easy. No work involved.
Remember this young lady in my last post?
Her mother brought one of her diapers she wore when she was first born at two pounds. It was so tiny. And her mother said when she would diaper her, the diaper went clear to her chest it was so big on her.
It is so tiny. This picture makes it look bigger than it is. You could hold it in the palm of your hand and it would still look tiny. Shows that miracles do happen and babies can survive being born way too early. I’m glad she did.
Here’s to Nesting and tiny diapers and tiny babies. Bye.