Above is the top of the cabinet in my kitchen/dining area. Look how beautifully my new tobacco basket lends itself to the look of fall. It is so warm and inviting it gives me the warm fuzzies.
The column candle is sitting in a glass vase surrounded by acorns our grandsons picked up while walking back and forth to the pool in the first part of September while it was still warm enough to swim. We would take a gallon sized zip lock bag and they would pick up acorns, pine cones, and gum balls. They came home with lots of treasures and it was lots of fun. Grandma appreciates their treasure hunting!
In the meantime, we are enjoying all things fall in the kitchen. I think I will bake some apple bread. That would be perfect for these early days of fall don't you think? And then maybe some pumpkin bread, and then some..........who knows. Cool weather makes me want to bake, to nest, to get ready for the coming cold weather. Does fall makes you feel that way?
When decorating for fall, there are many natural elements you can find literally on the ground to use and they won't cost you anything. There are many "weeds" that are perfect for table top arrangements. Look around your home and see what you may already have on hand that is usable with these natural elements. You may not have to spend much of anything to make your home warm and inviting. Nothing like some candles burning on these earlier evenings, with the smell of something wonderful baking to make the house smell heavenly. Perhaps some mulled cider or hot chocolate. Yes, I am ready for this season. Are you/
Things to Remember:
“I guess I'm just feeling Septemberish," sighed Chester. "It's getting towards autumn now. And it's so pretty up in Connecticut. All the trees change color. The days get very clear―with a little smoke on the horizon from burning leaves. Pumpkins begin to come out.”
― George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square