Monday, October 14, 2013

Autumn Touches in Our Home

I usually start adding fall touches around the beginning of September, and slowly add a few Halloween touches in October. I figured it was about time to show you what I've done this year!

Here is a list of the things I like to do to usher in fall, my favorite season of the year.

Adding Fall Touches in My Home:

1. Seasonal dishware, such as brown transferware:

2. Plants such as Mum's or begonias in vibrant oranges, rusts, whites:

Doesn't this Mum look fabulous in the urn? I found this image on Pinterest (no link to original source). I must remember to do this next year!

3. Adding comfort and warms with blankets, throw pillows and textiles:

4. Candles, warmers or anything to add a wonderful spicy scents. Right now my favorite is Cinnamon Vanilla-yum!

5. Pumpkins, gourds, apples, squash-not only to eat, but also to display!

I used this scheme in the mantel this year, also:


6. Elements of nature such as branches, pinecones, and nuts:


7. Preparing meals and drinks that usher in the season: lattes, teas, soups, and stews.

A well stocked coffee and tea bar. Oh, and there's apple cider too if you'd prefer!

A few of my absolute favorite soups are Pumpkin Chipotle Soup, Pumpkin Sage Soup and Prawn and Chicken soup. All are incredibly delicious, and nutritious!

Pumpkin sage soup

8. A festive entry to greet guests:

9. Seasonal crafting:

A small wall hanging to bring some autumn fun to the craft room.

Hand made velvet pumpkins. I've always admired these, but thought I could recreate them myself at a fraction of the price. The key is using real, beautiful velvet, and stuffing them with a heavy weight material, such as ground walnut shells, in addition to regular stuffing. It makes the shape more filled out, and they have a more luxurious, weighty feel to them. I've made 5 of these now, in varying colours. I found more great, interesting shaped stems that I will dry this year so I can make more next year...It's addicting!

I also love to do seasonal crafts with the kiddos. These don't need to be elaborate projects. Hit the dollar store and there are all sorts of fun, quick crafts for them to enjoy!

10. A wee bit of spook added in for fun!

Admittedly, I am not much of a Halloween decorator. I do love Halloween, but only put out a few things, mainly for the enjoyment of the kids.

Thanks for taking this little tour of my Fall Home!

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