I have mentioned beeswax candles before– they are a cold-month staple for me, cleaning the air indoors, and filling the room with the scent of honey. I have been using them for years, ever since my naturopath told me about their benefits. I recently came across a great post all about using beeswax candles, if you’re curious about it!
We also have a hawthorn tree in our back yard, and I love using these spindly branches to make wreaths. They don’t have thorns, and the leaves are so similar to oak leaves, plus those bright red berries are perfect! I made this with only branches and garden twine.
Of course, there has to be at least one pumpkin… And the antique crock holds more hawthorn branches. (Bonus view of my messy dining room!)
And this is just a little corner where we see summer finishing its business. I have gotten a few tomatoes from my garden, but really not much, because of the cold summer we had. So I’ll eat this little red tomato with great ceremony later on in the week.
How is October treating you so far? How do you like to cozy things up in your home, as we shift to shorter, colder days?