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Autumn is a favorite of my seasons [Spring is 2nd best]!! I love the fragrances such as apples, cinnamon, leaves burning, leaves falling and changing to their last hurrah, fireplaces, the colors of Fall, baking, you name it...Autumn is good! This week, I began bringing out my decorations for the season. I started with my usual...a centerpiece for the dining room table. Even tho it's just the two of us at home these days, I never ceased changing decorations for the different seasons. I like the change, and I like seeing what I can come up with that's a difference each year working with the same items I've collected over the years....

This is how it all began....
...decorations and what-not strewn all over the dining room flooring---

This is how it turned out. Maple Leaves galore, Autumn Print Napkin for table runner, Scarecrows, Glass Pitcher [the close up of the scarecrow faces show 'dots'...that is part of the hand blown glass *natural bubbles*], acorns, pumpkins, doilies and thin taper candles in glass bottle maple leaves.


With his touch, one small caress inflamed the fervor and frenzy within my every cell as he whispered secrets in my ear. His whiskered face encircling my neck sent me into a shivering frenzy. Each nerve was enlightened and tingling! The warmness he breathed, awakened me fully; aware of his closeness! He purred; I petted!!

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To enlighten my viewers and readers reading my 55 today, I'm awakened by the soft, loving, bewhiskered.............

each morning
wanting fed!

'Fess up, I had you going for a little
while, didn't I?

POSTED: Friday, September 11th, 2009
12:52 A.M.


  1. Anonymous9/11/2009

    What a beautiful centerpiece and I love your 55. It's excellent. You never cease to amaze me my friend. Have a wonderful Friday :)

  2. Anonymous9/11/2009

    Whiskered face gave you away... you're talkin' to another cat person.

    Got a question... how did you do those mouse-over labels?


  3. Beautiful decorations.

  4. I love the ornaments included in your arrangement. It makes it interesting and out of the ordinary. Very pretty colors. I love autumn also. I just wish that winter didn't follow so quickly especially here in Northern Illinois.

  5. You did indeed have me going, Nora or Danielle! Too clever.

    Love the decorations. It's my sister's birthday and mine's in two weeks, so we normally give each other something fallish for our houses. I woke up this morning (well, couldn't sleep) thinking it's time to get out my stuff - I don't have lots and lots, but I LOVE fall, too!

  6. Here the air is fresh in the morning and at night, but during the day it's still very hot and sunny! So autumn seems to be a very far away dream.....
    Thanks for sharing your decorations.
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

  7. huh... winston you say??? you had me there, such sensual writing!

    and i love auntumn too. the moodyness, the calling to home to prepare for the cold, the colours and crunchy leaves underfoot... hmmmmm, but for now i'll revel in the beauty of spring if you don't mind.

    happy weekend anni!!!

  8. Good Morning, Anni!

    All of those items came together in a lovely centerpiece for the autumn! Very pretty!

  9. Anonymous9/11/2009

    Yes, you had me going! Nice creative centerpiece too ~ perfect for crisp autumn days.

    My 55 for this week is here.

    Chef Kar

  10. Very tricky, you DID have me going!jeNN

  11. Loved the 55. I really like surprise endings.

    Mine is posted


    But it’s a groaner.

  12. Well, I was trying to contemplate the whiskers waking me up. Was afraid it might be painful! ♥
    Boomer's FLASH 55
    Great job!!

  13. Lovely decorations, although I hate automn and winter and would rather retire like a bear during that time, lol ! But I love to decorate too so that's a little consolation.
    Sir Winston is so cute, couldn't say that from the human with the same name !

  14. Oh my goodness I was totally somewhere else until the end of it!

  15. I like Fall too, but in a dreading sort of way, because I hate what comes after it!

  16. What fun fall decorations. I love what you did with the pitcher.

    If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage, I love company.


  17. Hi Anni! I LOVE your glass pitcher, decorated beautifully for Fall! Love the colors and sparkle! ~tina

  18. Oh this is so beautiful.Curious! These days I've been thinking about changing subjects and instead of the usual 'love leads nowhere' devote a poem to my cat. I LOVE CATS and this piece, dear Anni, is so very well written- you artist of words.

  19. I LOVE your Autumn display!!! beautiful, have you ever thought of selling your work?! wow you are such a creative gem!! and the 55 well it was purrfect!!

  20. Great twisty ending there - just as I like them.

  21. You have a lot of decorations that suits yr fave season. Have a great weekend.

  22. Whew....for a moment I thought you were about to get banged by Santa Claus.
    Thanks for clearing that up...
    Excellent 55 Anni.
    Thanks as always for making Fridays so much fun.
    You Rock Girl!!
    Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

  23. LOL. I love it! Nothing like a furry friend to wake up that sense of joy and wonder.

  24. creative flash 55 :) and nice centerpiece. I’m remembering 9/11 today here’s my link Have a nice Friday!

  25. I still say you must have the most well behaved cats on the planet. I put some fall pics around a candle on my table and now those pics are all over the house. eveything is a cat toy here..lol

  26. Anni,

    You certainly have a knack for decorating. I absolutely LOVE your autumn table. Breathtaking.

    Sir Winston is an adorable kitty. What a special way to wake up...to a beloved pet's nuzzle. On this end, if hubby is up after me, it's the touch of a wet tongue on my chin. LOL

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.

  27. Wow, for a second I thought I was reading the beginning of a Harlequin Romance! Awesome 55 and love your sense of festivity for fall.

  28. Very pretty table. My dining room table right ow looks like your "before" picture! LOL All fillled with various Autumn stuff just ready to be put togther!

  29. Hi, Anni! We must have been thinking the same thing with our fall decorations this week. Yours are very pretty! I just love it when it's time for fall with the leaves changing and the smells of fall.

    I also love your blue heart at the top now.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. I love fall best, too!! Your centerpiece is great. Hugs, Grams

  31. I love that you still decorate. I stopped when the last of the children left home. I'll bet your place looks fantastic.

  32. Fall decoration is so fun!
    What a lovely collection of leaves!!!
    Have a nice weekend,

  33. Liked the ending. We dragons like cats. We really like them in a stew.
    Good 55

  34. I especially love the glass pitcher with the inserts. I need to do something fall-y this weekend.

  35. Awww. I LOVE cats!

    & your autumn prints are gorgeous!

  36. I agree with you about Autumn (and Spring)! Your centerpiece is beautiful. You did a lovely job. Thank you for sharing! (Your kitty is sweet too.)

  37. Anonymous9/11/2009

    My alarm clock is a doggie!

  38. Love 55's like yours. Thanks for the visit to mine.

  39. very nice autumn decor!

    have a great weekend!

  40. Hi Anni, I came by to see your fall spread. You certainly put me in the spirit of decorating for it!

  41. Anonymous9/13/2009

    I knew it was a four-legged 55 with the whiskered face. ;-) I wish I could be awoken that way instead of with a pile of cat puke. hehehe

  42. I love your fall decorations, Anni! Yes, we are getting lots of rain. I'm enjoying the cooler weather!


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