DD-19 has been nagging me for quite while. “Mum, I’d really like to have a seasonal table or something like that, so we can celebrate the change of seasons with fresh seasonal decorations.”
She had a point, and really, I’m not averse to having a seasonal table – not at all – but right now, it just isn’t practical. We simply don’t have room for it. Yet.
However, I did like the idea and have been playing around with it in my head ever since she first mentioned it. Then, with autumn setting in, and all the nice blogs I follow showing off pictures of the most gorgeous seasonal arrangements… And then Pinterest following suit, I just had to do something.
I’d put myself on a diet as to what I can buy new, and new decorations are not included in that diet. I can only buy these secondhand. So I looked at what I had in the house, and spotted two pumpkins. Of course, I just bought them so we could eat them, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t create a little centrepiece around one of them, right?
And wasn’t my backyard just gorgeous, with all those warm autumn colours on display? Purple, yellow, red – and even some gorgeous white flowers. All I needed to do, was walk out into the backyard and get me some cuttings.
Let me tell you, my little kitty was very curious when I came back into the house with those cuttings. She’d never seen me doing anything like that before! And really, what’s more interesting than a few leaves and twigs, eh?
Undeterred by kitty’s curiosity, I set to work, and although I don’t think I’m very good at this kind of thing, I’m actually quite pleased with how my centrepiece came out.
Oh, you’d like to see my backyard?
No problem. I took some pictures. Gorgeous, even if I say so myself. I could look at that all day and still not get bored.
And yes, that’s how curious the little kitty was. She can’t help herself, of course. After all, she’s just a little kitty, and part Maine Coon to boot. It’s really not her fault that she needs to examine everything we bring into her house.
But really, I wouldn’t mind if she didn’t try to eat all my plants. Not that I’ve got many of them, but believe me, my brown thumb isn’t the only reason why I have so few houseplants.
Naughty, naughty, naughty kitty!
So why did I take so many pictures of her, instead of just getting out the spray bottle and teaching her not to touch my centrepiece?
That’s easy. She’s just too cute, and frankly, deep down I don’t really mind. It wasn’t as if that centrepiece was going to be there forever anyway. In fact, it’s destroyed already, as the hubby cut up the pumpkin for me. We’re having it for supper tonight.
Besides, now that I know how, I can always make a new one, can’t I?
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