October straight through December is my FAVORITE time of the year EVER! ...but for all of you long-time readers, you already know that. :)
yes, I wrote on a LEAF. ;)
When the air shifts, breezing crunching leaves to the ground, and the earth turns 50 shades of gold, and hot tea warms my fingers, and the fireplace showers cozy warmth over our home sweet home, these are the days that provide the most comfort to my spirit.
Lit candles are reserved only for the chilly, cuddly months!
Hot tea is a must for this girl
When fall begins, our house switches from open sun windows, sticky popcicle floors, wet footprints, and happy loud shouts to cuddly blankets and books, snuggled sits by the fire, and hot cocoa mess on the counters. The transition of the loud, excited, freedom-buzzing months of summer to the calm, orderly, inside warmth of fall days creates a silent magic in our lives.
Quiet hints of the season
(Titus found this jumbo leaf a couple years ago!)
Soft textures to grab
Lil nose in a vintage book...
Our mantel this year. See last year's mellow mantel here.
Bringing the sun's warmth INSIDE for this season
when we can!
Homemade butternut squash soup
with apple dumplings.
Welcome to our autumn home 2013!
I always leave a new message on our family chalkboard to welcome the season.
This unique locally-made basket is woven on an antique pastry blender!
I have been very intrigued with our local basket shop on main street for awhile. The owner weaves hundreds of baskets in her shop. Her work is beautiful! My sweet friend and I took a basket making class one recent (and cozy!) fall night. We had great fun, although I am not the best basket-maker girl.
We did, however, complete our baskets in one class! It was very satisfying. Our baskets were appropriate for fall, stained in a pumpkin color.
My new apple basket...made by ME!
I've already used some of these apples for delicious apple-baking!
For more festive fall, I brought some colors of happy into our home.
I hunted for pumpkins with the most personality: curly and rebellious stems with plump bodies.
Then I masked off the base and painted the stems.
I used my leftover paint to paint patches on burlap.
Then I framed the burlap and attached a pressed leaf to it.
I used a paint pen to write: "You're my pumpkin".
Unique is cool.
Remember that! ;)
As I pulled our fall box out of the garage this year, Titus gave one of his heart-grabbing smiles and said in (AGAIN), his heart-grabbing voice, "Ohhh, I love how you decorate for the seasons Mama!".
is all I needed to energize my hands as I transformed our space.
A silent whisper inside said,
"Keep on, keeping on
with these little things.
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