Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Chill in the Air...

A few days ago my husband and I left for a morning walk.  I donned my typical tank top and workout pants.  Sure enough I was a bit chilly.  I think it was in the low 50's.  Fall is definately in the air....which makes me think about my home.  I love the warm, cozy feeling of coming in with that nip in the air to the smells and sights of Fall in my home.  You know those early evenings when you come inside and smell supper in the oven or crockpot.  I just love Chili and Stews this time of year.  Then when the light begins to dwindle and you light the first candle of the season with those spicy scents.  I love apple and anything with a spice in it.  I just ordered some candles from QVC.   There's another Slatkin show on tonight if you want to see what it's all about. I got the pumpkin ones.  I have the gingerbread house and last year I missed out on the pumpkins.  It's not necessarily something from the 1800's but I think it lends itself to just about any type of home decor.  I love luminaries and the way the light dances on your ceiling.  Speaking of candles I just picked this Farmer's Market up a few weeks ago.  It's so yummy, smells like an orchard to me too.  According to Yankee's website is smells like sweet berries, juicy apples, succulent peaches and warm spices.  Yum!  I couldn't resist this star shade either.  I splurged a little but I used my coupon so it wasn't quite so bad.  I think it might be my new favorite.  Well, for someone obsessed with candles at least for the time being.  LOL!

In anticipation of Fall, I tweaked this area a bit in my entryway.  I took down all my americana letters and cleared my shelf off completely.  Then I added a few crows, my brown insulators and little creamy nutmeg pitcher.  The star jar came from another cabinet.  I think it looks completely different now.  When I'm ready for Fall decorating I just bring out some white pumpkins or a little bittersweet then I'm all done!

I am busy today making plans for Fall decorating.  I think that this probably take me longer than Christmas because I have so many things for Fall.  I don't usually put all my Halloween or Thanksgiving things out right away.  Does anyone else do this?  I don't really have many Halloween specific things but I try to leave them out for about a month or so usually October then I transition into the Thanksgiving.  For some reason I can't stand the Halloween things out much longer than that.   In preparation for this I like to peruse my Fall collections of Country Sampler, older Country Living,  blogs,  and Fall open houses.  I love going through my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for old favorite recipes and new ones to try.  I feel this helps me get a handle on the season.  I also try to have a fresh approach each year.  I want people to come into my home and see some subtle differences from year to year.  Get my drift??  I know I've said it before but Fall is truly my favorite season for so many reasons.  My wish for all of you is that you can find time to make your house a home and enjoy the fruit of the harvest with your families. 

I'm be joining Amy, Sunnyside for her Wreath Party next week please stop by! 

Have a blessed week ahead,


  1. Good Sunday morning Carey~
    I'm working on getting my fall decor gathered up and ready to start putting out this coming week. Our State fair begins Labor Day weekend and is usually a starting point for me. I'm with you, I don't put my Halloween items out for very long-I don't have much as I'm not really into the "creepy" part of it all. My pumpkins come out soon and stay through Thanksgiving. While others had for the after Thanksgiving Day sales, I put away my fall decor, clean, rearrange furniture then the next day or so I bring out all the Christmas decor. I love having a spicey scented candle burning all the time and will have to try this new Yankee you mentioned.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

  2. Fall decorating is on my mind also. I am heading to the fabric store tomorrow to look around and to get fabric for a table runner. I saw on the news this morning that a high of 80 is predicted for our area on Saturday. Yeah! Great weather for fall decorating!

  3. Carey I LOVE your shelf in your entry way!! I really like the way you have it decorated!!


  4. Hi Carey, I loved your post today (as always) and could just smell the wonderful aromas you were speaking of...Fall is probably EVERYONE'S most favorite time of year.
    There are more scents, visuals and feelings at this time of year than any other season I think.
    Thanks for the fun read.
    Hugs, Karen