Feeling certain to the degenerative marrow of my bones that no one has forgotten my well-aged promise (click it: check the date — not quite as ripe as the long-ago vow to pen a further investigation into suicidal Texas author Robert E. Howard, which last Thursdayʼs post did not quite fulfill, a vague mini-critical essay which garnered me unwarranted abuse from the dark and dire world of unwavering and unshakable, devotional Howard fanaticism here*) to provide further and deeper insights into The Lovely Oneʼs autumnal and winter decorating, I think the time has arrived to reveal the artificial beatifications of our humble home.
Preparest thyselves for the decorative delights!
We are going to begin with a quick review of her fall efforts (mostly because I have yet to take pictures of any of the Christmas stuff, and she made me shoot the autumnal adornments as a record to help her devise what she wants to put out next year). After all, you learned the fate of some of her decorative elements yesterday. (I did enjoy writing that little essay…)
She likes to put nature indoors, including leaves, pumpkins** (duh) , nuts and weeds. Her major decorative areas are the “public” places in our house: the kitchen, dining room, living room and downstairs the family room (weʼre one of those households with a living room that no one generally uses, as our TV and relaxing are both in the basement). You caught a glimpse of the dining room table near Thanksgiving, here, although I should mention that the plant, repotted again, whose adventures I once profiled here, was not part of the décor.
In the living room, The Lovely One has roughly five sites — the large Prairie-style table beneath what was once a single large picture window, the area between that table and the front door, the small table beside my favorite chair in which to sit and read (thus my coffee nearby in the photo), the table between the matching chair and the loveseat/small sofa, and the table beside the large sofa. I have photos that at least include elements of each…
The family room is less concise (and I am not covering everything — mostly because of the items she most dislikes about that room, all the bookshelves and my overflowing tomes thereon). Here are the pictures I have…
We have other pix for her reference next August when the time arrives for new autumnal décor, but I have already made you scroll down repeatedly for these pictures. All that stuff came “down” to get put away going into Thanksgiving. And on Friday, November 26, the Christmas stuff went “up.” Learn more soon.
Recent posts have run beyond the full thousand-word length, so in respect to the space the numerous photos take, Iʼll keep the verbiage to a minimum.
*And the abusive blogger almost completely misrepresents my position, just about as much as he thoroughly misreads what I had to say. Sad to say. Fantatics… what can you do?
** You might try counting all the pumpkins you see in the pictures…