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Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Feel of Fleece

Yes the season I knew was soon to arrive is here.  No not the season of Autumn, but the season of Fleece. I have joked before about the use of summer fleece here in Minnesota, but since our summer had over 30 days of 90 degree or above temperatures, I didn't have much need for my summer fleece. Here we are though, beginning the onset of official Fall and Winter fleece weather.

We had two cold nights in a row last week and on the second night I woke up and had to pull another blanket onto the bed.  I knew it was time to turn on the furnace and find my fleece. The cats have demanded their fleece as well and have been snuggling down into their blankies and dreaming about things cats dream about. Since we humans do not have fur, or real fleece or big fluffy squirrel tails, we need fake fleece.

Glass Squirrel Candy/Nut Container


This morning our low temperature was 35 and when I got out of bed I felt that coolness in the room before the furnace kicked into its warm up setting.  So I felt that little chill and I knew it was time, time to break out the fleece. This morning I pulled a large plastic bin down from my closet shelf and began rummaging for something warm to wear today. I found my favorite berber fleece tunic. Oooh the cozy comfort of fleece! 

Red Wing Pottery Maple Leaf Dish 1950's
Grabbing a cup of coffee and gazing out the window at the falling leaves, I'm thinking about other cozy things today.  My husband found this pretty Red Wing dish a few weeks ago and I am imagining a bunch of maple pecan cookies or some Butterscotch Pumpkin Cookies heaped inside. Baking always makes me feel cozy and sharing with friends even more so!


Evans Enameled Tray 1950's


The gorgeous tray above was made for use as an ash tray and was sold in sets that included cigarette lighters. I love the fact that it now will be used for holding something more benign, like change or mail.  The color and texture of the enamel and the leaves in antique brass, just shouts fall to me.  The glorious show that mother nature puts on for us with the changing leaf colors is just another reminder to unpack the fleece.

As I watch the sun shining through the golden tinged leaves I am thinking cozy thoughts. My kitten Guy jumps onto my lap and starts kneading on my fleece covered arm.  His purr makes me feel that all is right with the world, especially while wrapped in fleece.



13 comments:

  1. 35 degrees, hmmmm, we're not there yet. It is glorious here today, cooler perhaps but still in the seventies. Keep cozy and warm as you enjoy fall. xo

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    1. Barbara, As I check my weather gadget on my pc, it says it is 55 degrees now at 3PM. Enjoy your warm weather!

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  2. No need to explain the necessity of summer fleece and fall/winter fleece to someone who lives in the Great White North, LOL!

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    1. Debra, it snowed in Duluth yesterday! They are about 150 miles north of here!

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  3. Goodness me Diane - I had no idea what 35 was so I converted it - that's under 2 degrees in my language - very chilly indeed! No wonder you are getting out your fleece. I LOVE your green tray and how nice as you say that it will have such a different use now.

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    1. Sharon, I have been in denial about fall and the cooler temperatures. Suddenly it is getting very cool here indeed!

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  4. thank you stopping and leaving such a lovely comment. I am your new follower. have an amazing week. adoring your maple leaf dish and lusting after the thought of having some cookies too. May I come over when you have some?

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  5. Big fleece fan here but I'm not ready to put away my flip flops or turn on the heat. Our winter here in NJ last year was really mild, I never even broke out my winter coat, I hope its that way again!
    New Follower :)

    Kim

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  6. Oh, I so understand what you're saying. I'm a Canadian, after all, and keeping warm is something we do for months and months on end! By the end of the month, I'll have hooked up our electric blanket once again. We started using one about 5 years ago and can't do without it anymore when the weather starts getting cold.

    I love those dishes/containers. Cookies and candies and nuts are a wonderful addition, and they add splashes of colour around the home.

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  7. There's something very comforting about fleece. Even my pets love a fleecey blanket to snuggle down on. That little dish is way too pretty to have been an ashtray, glad you're putting it to better use.

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  8. Dear Diane - Fleece sounds wonderful - here in Ohio I could have used some as well. We had 38 degrees this morning and needed a bit of heat. I am going to check out those butterscotch pumpkin cookies - they sound wonderful... this time of the year I love a pot of soup and the smell of bread baking...may just have to treat myself to that pleasure soon! Have a great week.

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  9. It was 50 here in Toronto when I woke up this morning and my goodness was it ever cold! I love fleece, and I love everything Fall :)

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  10. Ahhhh fleece!

    I love your new blog banner and I always find your music so relaxing........... :)

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