a quiet escape

 I really love the soft quiet of November. After all the excitement of October and Halloween I like to escape for a little bit. This is the time it finally starts to look like autumn here and even if the stores are already in full Christmas mode I stay away from it until it's actually December.
I get into a very cottage mood after I put away all my ghosts and ghouls. I imagine just escaping to a cottage in the woods, brewing up soups and potions and catching up on all of my favorite witchy reads.
I would love to magically make my house look like this adorable cottage.
And I absolutely love this amazing digi by FictionChick from Deviant Art.
How could I forget this one?
Edward and Bella's cottage featured in the upcoming Breaking Dawn 2.
A few years ago we went camping in Big Sur, off the Pacific coast and we stopped by Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. November is my favorite time to go camping in the woods.
Deetjen's is a cluster of rustic inns tucked away among giant California redwoods. The decor is simple, cozy and reflects the inn's Norwegian heritage. You can easily imagine stumbling across an enchanting witch's cottage in the Black Forest.
For me it's the ultimate cottage in the woods. We went in November and they still had all their fall decorations out with just the right touch of kitties and pointy hats that made it feel like a fairy tale. It's one of my favorite places in the world.
Now if I can't get to a cottage in the woods my next best escape would be a sweet little vintage camper. Any of these would make a perfect gypsy wagon.
I can imagine enjoying a quite cup of hot chocolate here, just listening to the waves and waiting to see the moon come up.
What do you do in November? Do you jump right into Christmas or let autumn linger a little while longer? Are you busy planning a big Thanksgiving get together?
Have a lovely week whatever it is you're doing and for everyone here in the US, get out there and don't forget to exercise your right to vote.


Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ah....I would move in to that cottage in a heartbeat!

But then, traveling with a gypsy soul calls to me as well!

DO you read MaryJanes Farm magazine? The campers remind me of her *glamping*! ;)

Have a beautiful day!

The Goat Borrower

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I did vote, before my first cup of coffee! Me and the hubby, side by each! I love those cabins! Thats my idea of a getaway! Love those campers, too!

Frosted Petunias said...

Mimi, yes I used to pick up MaryJane's Farm once in a while. Especially when she featured stories on glamping! I haven't been able to find it anymore though so I think it's been discontinued.


greekwitch said...

These cottages are beautiful! I loove them!

Sara said...

I would love to have one of those little campers. I know exactly what I would do with it... park it up in the mountains and visit it every weekend. :)

Queenie Believe said...

Such a lovely autumn post! I definitely let autumn ring at least through Thanksgiving and then some for Queenie celebrates all 12 days of Christmas which begins on the 25th.
Your trip to Big Sur sounds dreamy.
Have a great election day.
Always, Queenie

Laura said...

ooohh i love the cottages. i have my own little cottage that i live in and it is fine with me. i do wish it wasn't in such a populated area though. i'm busy planning a holiday open house. i haven't done one in 14 or 15 years. i think i'm due!
have a wonderful day!

Hindustanka said...

Anna, that is what many of us hiding in their heads..escape! A busy city life is exhausting. I really feel like going somewhere in Himalayas and staying in an inn...the winter is coming here too and it might be also a little colder over there than in the city.
i liked the last wagon beside the seashore...ahh! a dream!
have a nice day and take care! Anna

Nook and Cranny said...

Love the cabins. I love enjoying the cooler weather of November. I love getting ready for the colder months, getting out the lounging blankets, candles and rearranging the house for all of the plants that were on the porch, they need to come inside for winter.
Thanks for sharing.

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