September, October, November...
these months are the time to GATHER together,
and enjoy the cozy warmth inside.
Cozy is my deal.
I value it over
everything a lot of things!
The second the chilly air hits our home sweet home,
I'm fluffing up THE COZY throughout...
pulling out my always favorite, Ugg shoes...
Using our giant heaven cloud bean bag...
Lighting spice candles
(yummy candle giveaway going on now click HERE!)
Pulling out my knitting pail...
Anticipating long nights
listening to Chris playing the guitar
while we cuddle up with
fur pillows and knitted blankets.
In addition to cozy softness, I love bringing the natural outdoors IN with our seasonal decor. Using the textures, colors, and natural elements of the outdoors makes it easy to decorate for each season.
This incredible leaf is REAL, yes! It is so big and perfect, it deserves to be framed. The base bleeds brown, then yellow and green colors work up the veins of this giant leaf. The boys discovered it last year and we pressed it and saved it.
Our family has a lot of fun leaf collecting each year. See here for our pressed leaf garland last year. Titus showed the girls at soccer how to make giant fall leaf bouquets!
photo from my new instagram account!
On a recent visit to the apple orchards, the kind farmer gave the boys each a perfect patchy little orange pumpkin. They whimsically fit in these bowls and one even got it's own mini pedestal.
This apple garland was not so easy to make! Apples are heavy. Who knew? We recently went apple picking at a beautiful apple orchard. Titus collected handfuls of the "baby size apples". With these, I was able to successfully make a fresh apple garland! I used heavy fishing line and a long needle.
No apples were harmed or wasted in this project (wink). We cut them up and fed them to the birds and I'm quite sure those little chirpers were excited to find fall fruit!
Our mantel this year was decorated in light, washed out colors of fall, instead of bold and dark.
Our sweet neighbors gave us me all I needed to create this mantel!
Thank you Donna, I'm excited!
Aspen trees are a beautiful signature of Colorado. I added dried leaf and branches of my favorite tree, the Aspen tree.
Washed out fall colors with big personality.
My baby "pumpkin tree" makes me smile! Itty bitty "pumpkins" growing on stems...
Okay, they're not really pumpkins but they DO look like it! They are peppers!
Let the sun shine in!
Also in the kitchen is my antique pastry cutter turned handmade basket.
A local shop sells handmade baskets that the owner makes in store.
I fell in love with the uniqueness of this one!
I've showed this old picture from 2004
in my decor a few times
AND I will continue to because
these little boys are just so darn cute!
(We switch out photos in our frames based on the season)
Another old fall favorite is our dryer vent pumpkin.
It's getting old and must be handled with care. ;)
Little simply stated decor throughout...
fuzzy felted acorn.
A chalked on reminder in our hallway telling us to
gather together and be cozy!
From our home to yours,
and be blessed.
Want to see more? Click here for a complete fall collection!
And don't forget to enter our current giveaway for a lovely fall scented candle!
Do you decorate for fall?
Grab a pumpkin,
set it on a cake pedestal in the center of your table,
light a candle,
and cozy up to 50 shades of autumn.
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