Our home feels the most cozy in the Fall. So much so, that I have a hard time putting the Fall decor away and making room for Christmas decorations.
Perhaps it's the soft, muted hues and the abundance of natural elements that make our home so warm and inviting this time of year. Whatever it is . . . it reinforces my love for this beautiful season. Something magical happens when you invite the outdoors into your home.
Beginning in early October, I begin adding pumpkins, lots of them . . . . and then squash (like here), Indian corn, bittersweet, bare twigs and vines, nuts, and Fall leaves. I feel that soft hues and natural linens provide the perfect canvas for nature's colorful pumpkins and changing leaves, so that's why my table clothes and coverings tend to be muted this time of year. I'm somewhat of a traditionalist, I guess.
Ahhhh . . . bittersweet.
I moved the bittersweet branches that I had meandering on the mantel in the living room to our dining room. They're now tucked into twig vines on top of my armoire, along with a few Fall leaves . . . perched atop a tall stack of pumpkins . . . and nestled among white stoneware in our kitchen.
A peak at the Fall evening sun setting in our dining room . . . It's my favorite time of day this time of year.
I bought this darling cedar tree while shopping at J.Woeste in Los Olivos. It's quite pretty paired with bittersweet and creamy orange gold nugget squash. The cedar's bright hue mirrors that of the leaves on the bittersweet.
I also bought this Fall-themed flour sac dish towel at J.Woeste, and then paired it with burlap trimmed flour sac dish towels from my etsy shop.
I find that a cup of hot tea is peaceful and relaxing at the end of the day . . . and this Harvest Blend Tea infused with cinnamon, ginger, orange peel, apple, chamomile, and roasted chicory smells and tastes like Fall in a cup. Mmmmm . . . .
And finally, what's Thanksgiving without a turkey!?!
I have a love affair with feathers, so when I found this turkey . . . completely made of feathers . . . I had to have him! He makes an appearance every year around Thanksgiving. My kids love him, too!
I felt inspired to decorate our Living Room with a more dramatic flare this year . . . and used deep, rich colors, black, feathers, mercury glass, and white Cinderella pumpkins. I'll share photos of that room next. Until then, thanks so much for coming by!
“Fall has always been my favorite season.
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
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