Tuesday 29 October 2013


I adore Autumn, the colours and the cosiness, the feeling that you have permission to curl up with a hot drink and watch a sappy movie (without the guilt!). We had wonderful Summer weather here in the UK which has given us an amazing array of Autumn colour. This Season seems so short compared to others, a few gusty days and all the leaves are gone, Winter is peeking just around the corner. 

This year I took part in my first ever Autumn Glow Blog Swap and how exciting it was. The swap was organised by Blueberry Heart  who paired me with the lovely Tracy at Mad About Bags. When the parcel arrived it felt like Christmas, lots of lovely gifts wrapped in Autumnal orange paper, exciting! Wow, I had reason to be excited as I opened each one I was amazed at such lovely gifts and how Tracy had really 'got me'!

What wonderful goodies but two things are missing! A yummy bar of milk chocolate which 'disappeared' the same evening during a marathon viewing of Breaking Bad! The other beautiful item.....

Tracy, I can't tell you much I love the French inspired L'Automne bunting, you are a very talented lady! Even better that it is reversible so I can use it all year long(and I will!). The fabric patterns and colours are a delight.

The cutest pumpkin in the patch. Beautifully made and will be a seasonal favourite forever.      

This gorgeous twit-twoo  looks so at home with his new friends, nobody dare sit/lean on him though, they are so frightened of me! Such a cutie, love him xxx

Indulgence time, I am saving these for when I have the house to myself. Might be sharing the nail polish with a certain little Granddaughter who loves sparkly things too!

Adorable Autumn buttons and just look at the little owls on that ribbon!  I am a magpie when it comes to buttons and ribbons, can't resist them....

I adore these gorgeous tassels they will soon be adorning the keys on my armoires, happy days

I feel very lucky to have been paired with Tracy, such wonderful gifts from a wonderful crafts person, I will treasure them always. 

                                                      IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!

Melinda  – (31 October 2013 at 21:14)  

What fun things you received!
You are one lucky gal.

Happy Halloween to you.

M :)

Blueberry Heart  – (2 November 2013 at 08:28)  

How gorgeous!! I am so pleased you enjoyed taking part in the swap, its als nice to know that people 'meet' other bloggers this way they may not have otherwise. Hope you and yours had a very Happy Halloween!
BH x

Tracy  – (7 November 2013 at 16:14)  

Hi AnneMarie, I'm so glad you liked your swap parcel, it was a pleasure putting it together for you. The bunting looks fab on your fireplace. Thanks for being such a lovely and generous swap partner, Tracy xx

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages  – (15 November 2013 at 06:16)  

Those swaps and giveaways are always so much fun. I have never done one. This is such great time of year. Much to hot in So.Cal. but lovely anyway.. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosemary and Thyme  – (25 December 2013 at 04:29)  

Merry Christmas to you and your family...


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