Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cosy!


Lottie's not impressed with the sudden change in the weather.  What happened to all that laying around in the garden she thinks!


That's better!  A whole sofa next to the fire, just for me :)


I love the ritual of getting everything ready for the first fire of the autumn. There's something very primitive about a fire, it affects all your senses.  The crackling sounds, flickering flames, gorgeous smell, and of course the lovely heat. Wonderful!


No,  I've never been lucky enough to have a Fortnum and Mason hamper for Christmas.  I found this one at the local bottle bank a few years ago.  Someone had just thrown it out with their empties.  One of my luckier finds!

I hope you're all warm and cosy!
xxx


29 comments:

  1. Wow your fire looks so welcoming and warm! That was a great find at the bottle bank!
    Sarah x

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  2. Hi Debbie
    Beautiful picture of Lottie - Lilou is just the same, she loves to be warm, sunshine, blankets or log fires, she's not fussed !
    We ordered our first lot of logs today.
    Your fire looks gorgeous - sooooo cosy ♥
    Kate

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  3. I'm so envious of your fire. I keep telling my hubby that, in our next house, I *need* to have a fire. There's just nothing like it! :o)

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  4. Oh that does look so cosy!
    Gorgeous quilt on the table too.

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  5. I've lit my fire too, nothing quite like an open fire! Goodness Lottie does know how to make herself comfortable, doesn't she! :)

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  6. When can I move in?! Oh my it looks soooooooo toasty!! You've captured Lottie so beautifully, and what a stroke of luck finding that gem at the bottle bank. Gorgeous, everything! x

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  7. Your fire looks so inviting -- and such a cute room your fireplace is in. I love your little log cabin mini quilt on your little table :-)

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  8. What a wonderful fire, it looks so cosy and inviting. Lottie thinks so too! That's one of the things I miss living in an apartment: a fire. The other thing is a garden!

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    1. Hi, you have a nice fireplace. My woodburner is working thince 7 days, it is so cold and rainy all the days. Lottie has a very good life in your familiy, I think!

      Sigrun

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  9. So cozy indeed! Oh, how a fire sounds so wonderful right now!! Beautiful quilt topper! Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

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  10. It seems too early for a log fire but there is nothing better to keep us snug and as you say, the smell and the crackle - bliss! We have friends that have a log burner and when we visit, it's very hard to drag ourselves out to the car to go home. I love the log cabin little quilt, did you make it? - I'm guessing you did, is it a pattern from a book..?

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    1. Yes I made it last last year. No pattern, just using up lots of strips and playing around with the layout. I think it looks just right on the table!

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  11. It's a hard life being a dog isn't it?

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      I wandered in from Rusty Duck (as you do) and find friends here :} Hello Sue, what a small world.

      Daisy (who is part whippet) is suffering from the same malaise as Lottie, consoled only by patchwork quilts during the day and the wood burner at night. As Sue said "it's a dog's life"!

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  12. The quilt on your table looks gorgeous! But in fact Lottie steals the show, she looks so happy and comfortable on the sofa. We have not yet lit the fire but with the weather getting colder we will soon do.

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  13. Now, you're making me very envious SP. I love an open fire but alas we don't have one in this house and miss it terribly. We have got a very very life-like pretend one. In fact visitors are often fooled into thinking its real, and it does give us that cosy feel on a chilly evening, because although it doesn't give out any heat it does give the impression of it. Lovely post.
    Patricia x

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  14. Very very cosy....wish I was Lottie! :) x

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  15. Lottie looks very cozy. Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  16. That is one spoiled Lottie! The little table quilt is gorgeous too! Autumn means lots of stitching.

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  17. It is nice to have the open fire burning but I wish the summer evenings would come back!

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  18. Aw, I just want to cuddle up with Lottie too - that fire and warm blankies look so inviting!
    My sister was given an F&M hamper as a gift ages ago and I've been coveting her basket for years - that was indeed a lucky bottle bank find!
    Xx

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  19. Such sweet photo's of Lottie and cosy photo's of your living room!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  20. Lottie looks so adorable snuggled up there on the sofa! Love the pictures of your home too, and the beautiful new header. What a lucky find the F and M basket was.....I would have taken that home with me too!
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen x

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  21. She looks so cosy, I do miss having a real fire its such a treat.

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  22. Isn't the British weather mad?! Fires lit and heating on last week, and windows open and fans on this weekend. We even had a BBQ today. I hope Lottie is enjoying the return of the warm weather. xx

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  23. Lottie is adorable and I just love your log cabin quilt!

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  24. Ahh, how sweet and cosy Lottie looks.

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  25. Ahhh, how sweet and cosy Lottie looks.

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  26. Your Lottie is SO sweet!

    And I'm looking at your pictures mouth wide open. They have a kind of "softness" I cannot explain.

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