Sunday, October 28, 2018

THE AUTUMNAL ABODE


No room service,No concierge,No house keeping service... well except for that of the houseboys... BUT yet this is still my favorite place to be... my pied de terre… to be precise, my favorite cozy-corner sofa by the window. It is always my favorite place in my apartment and where I read my blogs and usually post from. It generally takes me some time to adjust to summer ending, but once I do embrace autumn...I'm ready for it. And since fall has arrived I have been enjoying the fall scent candles and the spices for mulled cider scenting the home when preparing. Nothing like it. And let it not be said I don't like my Halloween décor. My favorite of holidays.
Not that Im  bat shit crazy, but I enjoy the fun side of Halloween, but also I too embrace the true meaning of Samhain.If you’re new to the pagan tradition, I think it's a great time to remember loved ones of the past.... and like an altar in place, you can easily set up a table or console table and leave it in place. Decorate the altar with symbols of late fall, such as:  skeletons, grave rubbings, harvest food such as pumpkins, squash, root vegetables, nuts and berries, dried leaves and acorns , or a cornucopia filled with an abundance of fruit.A time to embrace the dead.
A favorite light up that was my grandmothers from when I was a child
My alter of sorts. And my regular readers know I love me my candles!

A collection of crepe pumpkins from the Dame.
Of course these spirits are nice too!!!!
Apothecary filled with gourds, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones and dried berries.
I love white pumpkins. How cute is that real little one?
More candle is the boudoir. In total I light around 20 candles at night. Looks like a séance.
With exception to two Halloween parties, with  one more yet, it was a good weekend to be home and with rain, wind, and cold, it was time for a great Pot Roast dinner...with some red wine.
Friends say aren't you crazy for tempting with the dead and such, and celebrating  them? Hell no, I even walk the neighboring cemetery Halloween night usually. Not to worry, my minions have guard over me.
Where's your favorite 'corner'
in your home-sweet-home ???
...do share 

35 comments:

  1. I live in an apartment, so there's only so many corners, but the dining room table I guess. It's where I do all my reading. If I try to read on a living room chair, I tend to nodd off (I do that watching TV, too.)

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  2. Autumn is a glorious time of year and your spectacular decor is a perfect way to embrace it.

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  3. Always a warm home, but it's your meat and potatoes that entice me.

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  4. Omg....that dinner looks delish!!! I can just smell the whiff of autumn in it. Your place is so warm and chic. Do we get halloween pics coming?????

    Nice to see you survive your birthday feztivites.

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  5. Another reason I love your blog...always find something of inspiration, away from the news. One can take only so much. But it's you old soul and traditions I love. I can feel warmth from you home. But your minions look a tad menacing.

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  6. ahhh... such a cozy home...
    just comfortable! Im place is usually in bed with a good book, with blankets and wine.

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  7. my sunporch; the cats and my fave place to be!

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  8. Dorothy said it best and told you so....there's no place like home!! And yours is always so welcoming. Love all the pumpkins and fall touches. My favorite spot is in a corner of my apartment, in an empty corner where I practice my cello.


    But where was my invite for dinner?

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  9. That opening picture is beautiful! I love all your touches, always do.Here in my small house, it's small enough that I don't have a fave spot, I like the whole thing.

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  10. In my Morris chair in the living room..usually playing a video game... by candlelight.

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  11. I think I have filled every space that I can with pumpkins.
    My Emergency Back-Up Daughter and I compare excesses of pumpkins, Halloween and lights.

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  12. You do have the right spirits haunting your lovely home!

    Cheers!

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    1. the joint has been cleaned of spirits, but they just seem to multiply like crazy.

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  13. Those mirrors are perfectly judged

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  14. Mistress, I always love a seasonal tour of your lovely abode...it's always well appointed and I love that you always embrace the holidays. I especially adore the paper crepe pumpkins...my mother had those when we were young. Plus that dinner looks warming for sure. And Oh yes - very territorial about my corner of the sofa - the other end just feels wrong.

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  15. It looks fantastically comfy and welcoming! I am still in love with that china cabinet use as a bar...how perfect for spacing planning and multi use. But your seasonal touches are so quaint. Loving the orange lights.

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  16. I think you may need more gin dear.

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  17. I think you place now got me in the mood for Halloween. Although I don't know I'd temp with the spirit world.Yikes. My favorite spot is definitely my bed.

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  18. I love all your natural elements you use...so seasonal! I just wish I could get the energy to do this. My spot is easily my favorite club chair with blanket in the study.

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  19. You truly capture the feeling of the season my friend. So warm and inviting. Love the little pumpkins on the window sill, but do your minions mind them??

    I favorite spot is right in my chair in front of the fireplace.

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  20. WOW. a nice looking and handsome place. I could get quite comfy there. For me...it's the bed. I thought for sure that would be yours?!?!?!

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  21. I love my sofa but actually I spend a lot of time lounging on the bed in my guest room these days because it gets lots of lovely sunshine at this time of year. Love your cosy apartment, you have got the touch, and it's great when home is the best place on earth - as it should be!

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  22. I love your spooktaclar décor! That sofa looks so mighty cozy! You so wouldn't want to see my frat pad, I need help. Big time. My gay card may be stripped.

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  23. Your place alway looks so elegant - I didn't get the decorating gene. My favorite corner, my messy desk in the end of my bedroom.

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    1. Sometimes the messy corner is always the coziest!

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  24. A wonderful way to celebrate the passing season and embrace the new one. And thanks for pointing out the multiple ways to enjoy the “spirits.” Cheers!

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  25. No surprise, you make everything beautiful!

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  26. Mistress! You've made me reconsider not having any kind of Autumnal decor at home! It all feels cozy and warm. Perfect for the start of this cold season. And I'm like you, I prefer my sofa to read and grade and check the blogs.

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  27. One of the Mistress's trademark posts. I always love to see how you decorate and accessorize. Looks lovely....now how about a drink from the bar?

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  28. It all looks so pretty. If I could afford it, I would have someone do our house up for Halloween, then for Christmas. We only put out Christmas decorations - and I hate doing it. But, then again, it's my least favorite holiday.
    Happy Monday!!!

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  29. Sounds like most of us like our sofas!!!!!!!

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  30. My bed, but not for the same reasons y'all have. I like to lie down and relax after work there. My kitties usually join me for that quiet time, too.

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