As of last Saturday, autumn is officially here. The calendar, and slowly but surely, the weather, have confirmed this! I was trying hard not to laugh out loud as I wrote this post, because I have been on autumn overdrive lately, but I don’t seem to be alone on this one.
When the season hits, I just can’t help but constantly dream up how I am going to make my home (and meals at home) centered around embracing the season before it’s gone! I love the brilliant colors, the crisp air, and the wonderful fragrances of the season. I don’t know about you, but in the fall I add cinnamon and nutmeg to EVERYTHING. Coffee, oatmeal, buttered toast—these deep spices make the most simple foods just marvelous!
In the fall, I put away summer plants and get out my pumpkin decorations. My mom makes the most wonderful pumpkins using plastic pumpkins and beautiful scraps left from sewing projects. At 90 years old, she is still creating spectacular things for our home.
In my entryway, I have the ever-changing centerpiece table. It is usually decorated in fresh flowers, blooming orchids, or holiday greenery. For fall I use the pumpkins mom made and a lantern that I found at an antiques store. It is a reproduction, but I never grow tired of it! I surround my pumpkins with artificial leaves and acorns. I hope you will enjoy the fall and use your favorite things in decorating your home.
One way I love to get inspired is by the beautiful creations of others. Curling up with an issue of Southern Lady magazine, The Cottage Journal, and many others, is one of my favorite ways to wind down. I’m excited to share that Hoffman Media is offering up to 25% off of our favorite fall-inspired home décor issues. And today is the last day of this sale, so now is the time!
As always, I am humbled and grateful for your loyal readership and for the community we have here. Please remember you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.