1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A decorated shelf...

Jos and I built this shelf unit for our laundry room in our previous home but it now hangs in the entrance as you come into our home.

For autumn, I added a charcoal sketch that I did a long time ago. It complemented my wooden books along with the addition of some mercury glass acorns and faux blackberries.

This is a piece of bobbinlace which I also did some years ago with three toadstools. I simply mounted it on some fabric and framed it.

The small dough bowl has a Halloween pillow with wooden figures (witch's hat, Jack o' lantern and a crow), acorns and pomegranates. I bought these little battery lights last year at Christmas time which I use now year round. I might buy more again this year since it was nice having them on in various areas of the house even after the holidays.



  1. This is just a fun place to change your decor. Every holiday it is new then. I love that you used your drawing and the lace this time. Neat.
    Love Mom

  2. How fun and festive. It seems that Mr. Murphy has moved on from this new home and that things are running smoothly. I smile and think of you whenever I think of Mr. Murphy. I just posted a link to my new sewing room on my blog. Blogger wouldn't let me do much today so I hope it makes sense. Don't you just love October? My favorite time of year. Love the colors, the chill in the air, etc.

  3. So lovely, Heidi. It cheers me up. It is such a great time of year. Please take care!

  4. Love this little corner of your home!
    That's why I'm always linger before I join the quiltgroup.. LOL

  5. Leuk 'herfst' hoekje!!!!
    Ik vind je Halloween kussentje leuk....

  6. I like the way your little battery operated lights can highlight any area of the room, without having to worry about tripping over a long cord and where to plug it in!! Things are certainly looking like autumn at your house. I need to get busy and decorate mine for the season.

  7. What a fantastic shelf! So much space to decorate for each new season.

  8. I love all your artistic touches...didn't know that you draw, too! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. :-)

  9. Het heerlijke herfst gevoel is weer helemaal aanwezig in je huis, heel gezellig allemaal.

    Liefs en hugies, Bep.

  10. That is a lovely fall shelf. I love how it all lays out so pretty.

  11. So, so beautiful. Your sketch is terrific!

  12. You never cease to amaze me with your talents! When I gro up, I want to be just like you!


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