Monday, 1 September 2008

Autumn Thoughts and other stuff

For me once we get into September we are in Autumn, I dont know if it is officially Autumn but for me it is. I have been browsing some blog candy recently and love the way that in America lots of people will decorate for the season, whilst in good old stiff upper lip England we just dont. Now I hear you moan and remind me that I have this "THING" or obsession (call it what you will) about going to America and if i were able to travel anywhere in the world this is where I would choose. HOWEVER I love the idea of decorating for the seasons and have decided that i will try and include some Autumn (or Fall) decor into this house.. Hoorah !! any excuse to decorate !!!!! Do you decorate for the seasons?

Here are the cakes I made the children for when they returned from school this afternoon. I thought that we should celebrate the very first day back at school and what better way to do this than to eat cake? I love cake way to much as my hips will tell you, but what can you do? WHAT CAN YOU DO ??????

Have you seen this? I was yet again looking at blog candy and came across this link for a show that was on English tv called Time Warp Wives... Did you see it? I didnt but was able to watch it on 4 on demand, I want one of these houses and those cars I need one of those cars... (sigh !!)
Basically these people have chosen to live in the 30's, 40's and 50's and their homes, cars, clothes and lives are as close to the lives of those who lived during that time. One issue the couples raised was that todays society have very poor morals, they feel that back in the 30's, 40's or 50's people had a better sense of what was right and wrong and did more for other people. They have taken these values which are seen by some as old fashioned and applied them to their lives and they say that they feel much happier for it.
I agree with alot of the things they said and would love to have my home authentic to the 1940's (yes yes I hear you moaning again, my other obsession). It may have been because my Grandmother lived with us when I was a child and heard endless tales of the war time and how life was different then and that I love history. I dont know but take a look at these links and tell me what you think. Have a look here and here .


Barbara said...

Hi Sarah - Glad you had a good break. I feel the same about autumn. It's my fav season. Bx

periwinkle said...

love the colours in that 1st pic. I didn't see that programme but wish I had. Milo doesn't go back to school until wednesday so will have to make the most of tomorrow
lisa x

April said...

I watched Time Warp Wives (and did a post about it) because although the vintage stuff was fabuolus to look at - I was disappointed by the programme itself, I felt that the makers of the show were doing a bit of "let's all laugh at the funny people" kind of thing and I was hoping to see more about what it is like to be a housewife in the 21st century - I probably misunderstood the idea behind the programme, but think it could have been handled better. Love the 50's eye candy though!!

April xx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm not sure what my favourite season is - probably Spring with the all the new seeds growing in my greenhouse and at the allotment. The problem is we seem to be losing the seasons and just ending up with a blurry, rainy mess :(

I didn't see the programme but it sounds good - but then again it is always easy to look back on the good old days and celebrate the good things about it but forget about all the things that were so much harder then. Even so I keep feeling sad when I look around me in the village and think about the fact that I will never be able to see what it was like when the big old houses were first built and there were so fewer buildings and roads - it must have been beautiful!

Lucy x

Levin (and Emily) said...

no - i don't decorate the house but our garden is ablaze with the colours of spring (which is the season we moved into on 1st September).
love the cakes you make - how lucky are they!!!

Jane said...

I sometimes decorate for the season, but it depends how organised i am. Spring is my favourite season and i love the Art Nouveau period of decorating and an old Austin 7 or old style V W Beeltle. Jane x

Kelli said...

I love to decorate for the seasons. :0) That show sounds very interesting!

Tina Leigh said...

I came to you by way of Kelli's. If that picture of the fall leaves is any where near your dont have to decorate!! How pretty! Funny that you dream of coming here....well I dream of going there...I would love to go to is fairy tale like to me. You have a nice blog.

Tina Leigh said...

Oh I forgot to ask...what kind of cake is that...looks good.

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Priscilla said...

Hi, I just wanted to write and say I am with you 100% on Autumn decor...I have been drooling over how america decorates for fall and halloween for a few year, and wondering why oh why cant we be more like that? ha,ha so like you I also began trying to add my own touches to my home, and lifestyle. and I love browsing blog land for inspiration! ....One day I hope to visit amreica...Salem maybe...ahhh I can dream, ha,ha

See you again soon
Priscilla x

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to hear your grandmother stories. Have you watched 1940's House? It was filmed right there in London when a 3 generation family goes back in time and lives a few month with air-raids, rations, and even building an Anderson shelter. That's a MUST see for your grandma.