Monday, 13 October 2008

The Last of Summer

This weekend was a time for making the most of the weather as we prepare for the cold days ahead. These nasturtiums are probably some of the last to be picked as they make way for the little nodding faces of winter pansies. I love the colours of nasturtiums, so they were swiftly brought indoors to sit on the kitchen scales and provide something pretty to look when washing up.

It seems that everyone is beginning to cosy up now and many of the blogs that I have been reading have been showing off their crochet blankets and cushions. So I think I might as well join in. Now, I can't crochet or knit so I have had to rely on some lovely charity shop finds. To be honest the wool would have cost far more than I paid for either of them and they were both unused.

The smaller, bright blanket is living on the end of the chaise ready to be whipped off to cover chilly feet.

I thought it was quite unusual to find a blanket that was colour co-ordinated and this larger green blanket is just right at the bottom of our bed.

Here's to gorgeous Autumn days and to cosying up on the sofa with hot chocolate and marshmallows on chilly evenings. (Green and Black's Hot Choc of course!)


Sal said...

Love the crochet..which reminds me that I have two unfinished throws to complete, when time allows!!
Amazing how the summer flowers hang on well into October,isn't it?
Your nasturtiums have beautiful colours. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Funkymonkey!

The pic's of your home look lovely!

I look forward to the cosy up nights too....maybe alternating between hot choc (green and blacks I agree) and red wine though :)

Lucy x

thriftymrs said...

They are really beautiful blankets, I wish I could find such beautiful blankets in my local charity shops.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh please do an extra hot choc for me and let me sit in front of your lovely fire :-)
Lesley x

Shropshire Girl said...

Gorgeous photos funkymonkey! I do like the look of your cosy sitting room too.

Country Bliss said...

Beautiful nasturtiums and blankets. They were a lucky find, it must've taken someone ages to crochet them. It does look very cosy in your home.
Yvonne x

Hen said...

Wow, great finds. As someone who has just started learning crochet, I don't know how people can bear to part with their crochet once they've done it! The one on your bed looks beautiful.
Hen x

This Vintage Life... said...

Oooh, lovely! They make you feel all warm and cosy just looking at them don't they? Enjoy your G & B's in front of that gorgeous fire x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Hot chocolate, a glowing fire, a good book & a crochet blanket - what could be better?

MelMel said...

I'm really starting to want one of those crocheted blankets after reading Posy's blog and now yours!
How cosy they look!
Your living room is really sweet!
I love the huge BW jug on the cupboard in the alcove!
Have you been to the outlet.....?
Mine are mostly seconds and some blanks....i use them for cooking in, i like the rustic feel to her pieces, i can be found most evening reading my history of BW book! All i need now is one of those blankets to keep me cosy while i do that!
Please do pop in lovely to meet new ppl....i'm having a meet up with two felow bloggers tonight, we have made gifts for each other!xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

The more crochet I see the more determined I am to try my hand at this craft one day... I will just put it on the list for now!
Your home certainly looks most cosy and with the mention of Green & Black's .. sounds very much like my kind of place!

Michele x

LOUISE said...

I have lots of nasturtiums still going strong in my garden too, much needed colour so late in the season. The first frost will undoubtedly finish them off though, always a shame. Yours are lovely and vibrant, I love the deep red one. x

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi I so love those crochet afghans. Have bought myself the idiots guide to crochet, but just don't seem to have the time. Am involved in several xmas swaps as well as trying to make hand made gifts this year.. only 60 ish days...yes 60 ish!!!!!!! Am getting in a bit of a panic now. Love the nasturtiums, a very underated flower in my opinion. Dev X

kate said...

love your beautiful photos!!!i miss
cornwall so much, we are in florida now, but visit uk twice a year as my fiance is from st astell
you have a lovely blog. please visit our new blog....kate

MelMel said...

What a hooror she was!
scarey tho as she seemed quite ok at the interview, shows you how power crazed ppl can get!
Thank you so much for your support!

Kitschen Pink said...

LOVE that green blanket! A cup of Green and Blacks for me too please! And bags I get to sit on that gorgeous chaise! t.x

Lark said...

Hello there! I am loving your cosy living room, it is gorgeous!

Allison x