Monday, September 12, 2016

I’m happy Autumn is here!

I love this month !
I love all the new beginnings, hopes, activities that come with it.
When schools open ( schools start today in Greece) , I feel as if  a new year is beginning,  with  a few  fresh starts and plans.

  I love autumn colours around me , in the leaves of  trees, wild flowers, blooms in pots in the garden,
 in the sky.
 I adore the smell or wet soil after the first rains and the smell of burnt wood in the fields.

I love pine cones and acorns.
  I’m happy when seasons change, when clothes change and our lives change to suit the  weather and its challenges.I love strolling around a park while drizzling , carrying a new colourful umbrella and having the thought of a cup of hot chocolate , tea or coffee in mind, snuggling inside, under a crochet blanket. . 

I love decorating the house  with flowers and greenery that bring autumnal nature into my home. 
 I  don’t have the time to do something big and impressive ,but  I always like creating a centre piece for my sofa table with some pine cones, , pomegranates, leaves in golden , yellow or bronze colours , and if  I’m lucky enough to find some in my walks in the county , some cyclamens  - my all time favourite flowers!

I feel  a desire to use my paint brushes and paint little delicate cyclamens , with their tiny heads resting against their thick, deep green leaves covered in raindrops........
Yes, I sometimes feel carried away by a big wave of romanticism  when September comes.......
 I hope you like the images I’m sharing with you today . They capture the essence of fall for me, colour-wise at leastJ

I hope you enjoy the changes that September brings along and have the warmth of its colours in your hearts. 
My love to all,

Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, September 3, 2016

My little summer!

Hello my dear readers!!!
I’ve been absent from my blog for such a long time and I can honestly say I missed it!
 Summer time went by very fast and now sweet September is back with its mellow colours and chilly nights.
I love this month and Fall is certainly one of my favourite seasons.
 I love it when the first soft rains start , the first cyclamens bloom and when I buy some new school stationary. I love the smell of sharpened pencils and the paper in new notebooks .
 Although we are already in Autumn, I would like to share today with you some snap shots from my summer holidays and life .
We visited the island of Rhodes  this summer . I had been there before, many times ,  but it was nice to be back and enjoy a stroll around the Medieval town  , 

swim in the clear waters and enjoy the hospitality of its people.

 Back from Rhodes, we spent some time in our sweet , little country retreat which inspires us to be creative and where we always get involved into some sort of crafty activity.

This year we made a decorative ladder using chops of wood from a tree in our garden. We used some rope  and it was ready at no time!

 I always look around  the beach for round or  oval pebbles with an even surface which I either paint and draw or use decoupage and some paint to decorate them. I often make little gifts for my friends.
This year, I had a little helper with me ,my little sweet baby son,  who waited patiently next to his Mum waiting for me to finish my crafts and play with him . He is so sweet and understanding and such a good company, although he is so little!

Thank you for reading dear friends .
I hope to be back soon .
Have a lovely September weekend!
Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx