Happy Friday

October 23, 2015

Hello from Friday evening round here in Vancouver, where the sun continues to shine. I’m almost afraid to say it because I might jinx it, but we’re having a wonderfully beautiful autumn.

I was looking at Morgan luxuriating in the sunshine and thinking how my little rug…which is temporary for the winter because I love my floors bare…

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…looks like this beautiful vista in a neighbourhood park.

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Everywhere I look there are those magical leaves, and, I’m sure everyone in the whole western hemisphere is posting photos of magical autumnal leaves, but can one really get enough of this?

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I’ve put a small collection of vintage brass candlesticks out in the weather to give them a nice patina, and I plan to bring them inside for the winter very soon, but this little view onto my patio table is just so lovely, I really don’t want to disturb it.

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My clean and organised bedroom is such a wonderful place to be. The day I spent in here cleaning has made such a difference in my happiness level that I highly recommend everyone begin by cleaning up their personal space. Clean out the old and make room for new and beautiful things, and hopefully those things are good and happy feelings and not more stuff to clutter the place up again. 😀

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And knowing how happy I am with the progress I’m making round here, I decided to clean up the hall closet.

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Now, these are the before and after photos of the hall coat closet. Not much to see…lol…unless you notice the garbage bags on the front porch.
But let me show you this:

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All this stuff, including 32 coats came out of this little 3′ x 5′ space!

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Now here’s a proper before and after. All the clutter is gone, coat count is down to 15, and hat count went from 25 to 10, wellies went from 5 to 3 pair, and I’m thrilled to say that if you come over for tea, which you’re always welcome to do, now I can actually hang your coat up in the coat closet!

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Oh, and also went thru the shoe polishing box, (which one can now find), and threw out the old, dried polish and other detritus.

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Living room and fireplace mantle is next I think. I feel like switching up the paintings and making it lovely and autumnal.

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But for now the sun is still shining and the neighbourhood ginkgo promises some gold.

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I wanted to come see it because it only turns this golden for a week or so once a year.

Isn’t it amazing?

Well, while I’m out I may as well go for a walk.

See you all tomorrow. 😀

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7 Comments

  • Reply Patty October 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Love the cleaning job and the LEAVES. My husband is from Vancouver Island and I miss the leaves in the Fall. Our property is surrounded by spruce and fir trees so we need to head into St. John’s to enjoy leaves like yours (and never a ginko in sight!).

  • Reply Kathleen October 24, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Wow–You’re on a roll!! Everything looks great. All your outdoor photos are lovely too. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Cindy October 24, 2015 at 3:57 am

    It is such a beautiful time of year. You’ve captured some beautiful photos; the ginkgo and mushroom especially.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks October 24, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Yes, it feels so GOOD to be rid of clutter, doesn’t it? Brava to you on that hall closet — beautiful job!

  • Reply sarah October 25, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Wonderful photos, your cat is absolutely gorgeous. You have almost inspired me to do some spring cleaning here in my own home … almost 🙂

  • Reply daryledelstein October 26, 2015 at 3:51 am

    another brava to you for getting all that old out and reorganizing … last spring i donated 5 coats that neither of us wore any longer .. and i took a lot of shoes and handbags to a resale shop … and every so often i purge my sweater chest … i make a care package for a friend who then picks what she wants and passes it along to a cousin of her’s ..

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm October 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t know where to start! The photos are just gorgeous … Morgan looks so comfy. I would love to tear up our carpet to expose our floor boards in the lounge, but this is an old house and prone to drafts. Autumn is my favourite time of the year – the colours are just amazing. I adore the pic of your candlestick holders with the leaves .. this is just divine. As for your coat closet – you have inspired my to attack our garage which has a stand smothered in coats, vests and the likes. I’m too scared to count them.
    Wonderful post lovely … I’m so pleased you are happy with your bedroom 😀

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