Home flowers autumn decorating


I’ve finally come to accept autumn and have at last let summer go, I think the week away in France was just what I needed, it was an extra week of summer that I was very lucky to get and now I feel more settled.

This week I have been sorting out my garden and have bought myself some cyclamens to replace the fading summer bedding.


When we came back this is what the top of our garden looked like, it seemed like our sycamore tree decided to do its leave shedding all in one go!!

ZinniaSunflower Collage

There are a few summer blooms hanging on, I found this little zinnia when we returned and the sunflowers, even when on their way out, still look good.


I have been decorating my craft room with some autumn decorations, some of which I brought back from France.


The little bunch of acorns were picked up on a walk in France, the chestnuts however are good old Northern Irish ones.


The little hedgehog was knit from Julie’s pattern.

Autumn candle Collage


When I was away I bought some lovely new bunny skirt fabric too and these pretty little jars for storing buttons and beads were only one euro each!


While shopping for my autumn decorations I thought I would bring a couple of extra ones for a little giveaway for my bloggy friends. I have been extremely lucky in giveaways myself recently (more about that in another post) so I thought it was time to have one myself. How do you enter the giveaway?? Well if you left a comment on my previous post you already have as its one of my secret giveaways. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and warm welcome back. I used the random number generator and the number it picked was……………………….


Comment number four, who was Jill.
The little hanging leaf and owl tealight holder will be on their way to you soon Jill.

Autumn Bunnying Collage

I’ve been bunny making this week as well and I hope to have a few autumn inspired bunnies ready very soon!


I rescued this bunch of cosmos from the garden this afternoon as the weather forecast for tomorrow isn’t too wonderful!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, fingers crossed for a dry one and thanks as always for dropping by! 🙂

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Marigold Jam October 17, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Beautiful cyclamen. Glad your trip to France set you up for autumn though it’s been quite summery here today – I even sat out with my coffee!

Ali October 17, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Im glad you are embracing Autumn ….there is no stopping it anyway. That’s a lovely wee orange cable cardi………..expertly knit, A

Christina October 17, 2013 - 9:23 pm

I always love your beautiful posts. So sweet and inspiring.

Jane October 17, 2013 - 9:48 pm

I’m glad you are contented with autumn now Vivienne, a sunny break always help to ease the pain. It’s why we go to Rhodes every year. I love that stunning white cyclamen and your craft room is looking so cosy. Now for some more news….it’s only 69 days til Christmas…yes I’m running now to avoid you throwing something at me…LOLOL.
Enjoy the weekend my dear, Jane xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons October 17, 2013 - 10:36 pm

Hi Vivienne, Love your craft room decorations. The mushrooms are always so fun. I just love red and white together. The hedgehog is so cute, I’m going to check out the pattern. I’m happy you can enjoy the Autumn now and that you had a great holiday. Can’t wait to see your girls.

Susana October 17, 2013 - 11:17 pm

Hola Vivienne, que decoración otoñal tan bonita¡¡¡¡

Gill October 17, 2013 - 11:41 pm

Look at your gorgeous craft room display area – so neat and full of interesting and seasonal things, and I love those sweet little storage jars!
Lovey fabrics for the next bunny girls, glad you are now content to face Autumn!
Have a lovely weekend Vivienne!
Gill xx

Helen Philipps October 17, 2013 - 11:46 pm

Lovely craft room, lovely little jars from France, and some beautiful decorative finds! I’m so glad you are enjoying autumn now, Vivienne. Your sunny break must have helped. Love the little orange cardi there……looking forward to seeing who it belongs to!
Have a happy weekend.
Helen x

jooles October 18, 2013 - 7:22 am

I love all of your Autumnal decorations, they look so inspiring. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday, i am glad you have enjoyed your last burst of summer!
love jooles xxx

Chrissie Crafts October 18, 2013 - 7:34 am

The orange cardi is so sweet, it is a very pretty shade of orange! I love your treasures from France, such lovely mementos (and pretty fabrics!). And your autumn display is very inspiring – I think it would be great fun to do similar with my kids, to see what they choose as decorative autumn delights! Thank you for sharing, Chrissie x

Stephanie October 18, 2013 - 9:30 am

Right, let’s embrace autumn! I love your pretty decorations, Vivienne and the adorable fabric for your FIVE (wow) autumnal bunnies.

Hugs from France 🙂

Karen October 18, 2013 - 9:36 am

Love your autumn decorations,so lovely! Your new little owl took flight yesterday and I think she’ll feel right at home with you!

Jill October 18, 2013 - 9:41 am

Lucky, lucky me – Yay!!! I’m thrilled. Thank you Vivienne, for holding your secret giveaway – you sneaky blogger you :0)
You’ve bought some beautiful bunny skirt fabric back from France with you, and I adore those sweet little storage jars.

Patty October 18, 2013 - 2:28 pm

I hate to say it too but Happy Autumn Vivienne, it’s here, it’s grey and damp and there’s no getting away from it so lets go with the flow! Your crafty autumn display is looking wonderful, I always think acorns are quite magical. It all looks great, leaves, toadstools, and I wonder if that teddy is an old family heirloom, he’s sweet. Have a good weekend xx

ginaferrari October 18, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Now that is a lovely post celebrating the best of autumn!

Liz in Missouri, USA October 18, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Awwww – Lovely Autumn. My favorite time of year! The colors! The smells! Air crisp enough to bring out the sweaters! it’s not such a bad season to embrace. Your decorations are great. I think I’m goingt o have to try making little Mr. Hedgehog.

Anne D.T. October 18, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Pretty decorations from nearby and far away. I love those chestnuts and toadstools.I guess it’s time for me to say “goodbye” summer and just be happy with autumn!! Enjoy your newest fabric and bunny making, dear Vivienne.


Simone October 19, 2013 - 12:38 pm

I’m a bit behind with post reading as the internet has been down twice in one week! I love the craft room decorations. It looks like you really have embraced the autumn now. I haven’t done any autumn decorating but I do put seasonal fragrances in my tart burners! I can’t wait to see the autumn bunnies and just adore the cable knit cardi! x

Margaret October 20, 2013 - 10:23 am

Lovely post Vivienne. The colours of Autumn are so pretty.
The dear little hedgehog is so cute as it the little bunny sweater.
I have those same little spice jars from Casa. They are so pretty I couldn’t resist.
Margaret x

knitsofacto October 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

If NI is anything like Wales at the moment then in spite of the wind and the wet it’s crazily warm for September … I guess autumn is easing you in gently 🙂

knitsofacto October 20, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Hehe … I’m hopeful … I mean October, of course!

helenjean October 23, 2013 - 9:18 am

love the little hedgehog and autumn leaves. The cyclamen makes me feel I really should go and buy a couple for the front door. keep dry with all this rain we are having at the moment!

thelinencat & rockcottageyear October 24, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Hi again!

Now I got all excited about your Autumn decorations, I really do approve of this kind of thing and you’ve done it so well, cute toadstools and leaves, reminds me to get mine out along with the halloween things before it’s too late! Happy Sunshine Autumn days to you. Bx

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