Monday, September 21, 2009

Pumpkin Spice, Crisp Air ~ The Delights of Autumn

Every fall, the kids and I make caramel apples. It's kind of our way of kicking off the fall season. This year was rough for me. I've been in denial that fall is here. You see, I absolutely adore summer and the warm weather it brings. And I absolutely try to like winter and the snow it brings, but I have never quite succeeded at embracing the cold, snowy weather we have here.

However, the kids were begging me to make caramel apples Friday after our lessons, so I caved. And you know what? That's all it took. The smell of yummy caramel and apple put me in an autumn tailspin. I could no longer resist. So I decorated. And I enjoyed it. Now, I don't go all out because it's much too big of an ordeal to put everything away. But I do like to rearrange and "winterize" our home.

So I thought I'd share a few photos of our home...

Welcome to our fall home...


I almost always have a pumpkin spice candle burning this time of year. It makes the house feel warm and cozy.



This little silver platter holds seashells in the summer. I changed the seashells out for the following arrangement. Simple, but I love it.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me! Happy Fall!

Amber

18 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You had sinus surgery? And you survived? That is so encouraging to hear! ;) It's been a pretty awful week. And today they are moving the splint from inside my nose (had my septum done, too) and I'm SO nervous. I just can't take the feeling of having my nosed crammed full of junk any longer. It's so uncomfortable and makes me feel queasy. Please tell me the surgery was worth it, in the end...

ps- Sorry to post this here. I didn't have any other way to write you back! You can totally delete this "comment". :)

Wendi said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love how you just put a little touch of fall here and there. Happy Fall!

Bethany W. said...

Just stopping by to visit for the first time. I came from a link on Fine Linen.

Your home and decorations are lovely!

Bethany

Sarah said...

Your front door is just gorgeous!

I love all of your fall decorations..very simple and not overdone...just perfect!

Thanks for all of your tips you left me...I was able to easily figure out that website. Thanks again!

BurttBunch said...

I love fall too!!!! Your house looks GREAT! Wanna come and decorate mine? Enjoy! I hate winter too but fall is just SO pretty and smells good too. I need to pull my fall decorations out. I usually only do a wreath and a candle holder....LOL! I know...I am a big decorator!!! Have a good day. Hope you are enjoying school this year.

Sherri S said...

Beautiful wreath and I love the pumpkins all around the house. Happy Fall!

Shelia said...

Happy First Day of Fall! I love your home and all your fallen touches! Your front door wreath is gorgeous! Love all the sweet touches all over your home. That little lamp in the corner is adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhondi said...

Hi AMber
You have captured the essence of fall so simply and so beautifully. I love your home. I understand your feelings about fall. We used to live in Canada and although I loved fall I didn't like what was coming next! Thanks for joining the party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

I'm stopping by from the Fall party. I LOVE all of your pictures. I always love to have a pumpkin spice or cinnamon apple candle burning during this time of year too. Carmel apples...YUMMY! All your pictures are so cozy and inviting..just beautiful!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Happy fall! I love that reg gingham wallpaper and he lamp - so cute! All your fall touches are great!

Manuela

Martha said...

pretty fall decorating

Millie said...

your cosy decor just spells fall.. I love it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE your red gingham wall paper with the trim...so VERY cozy! Everthing is so ...perfect and beautiful. You have the look I am after but never can quite achieve it. Mine always looks a bit messy...I think I try to put too much out at one time. Yours is just perfect!!
Mona

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the wreath on the door and the basket of silk mums.

Kammy said...

I am loving your decore ! I added my name to follow ,so I can come back ! I love your simplify sign - it does mean "reality check" love it !
Kammy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Amber, your pictures are just adorable!!!! So very lovely.

Happy Fall!

Barb :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such warm inviting decorations. Happy Fall!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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