Please come in and grab a cup of hot cider!
Welcome to my home, please come in my front door!
Today while in church our pastor gave a sermon about Radical Hospitality. This isn't the first time I've heard this term used. We talked about it at my other church, as well. However, with the change of season it got me thinking, this is so close to the idea of ushering in friends and family to our home. I tend to think of this as soon as the weather turns a little chilly. We tend to stay inside more. Maybe this is why Fall is so ideal for inside gatherings. In our home we celebrate two birthdays along with the usual holidays of Fall. So, I really think about what kind of atmosphere I want to create. When the kids go back to school a deep cleaning is something that usually takes place. I also try to rid the house of the any clutter. With all this done, I can usually begin to bring out my decorations.
I think Hospitality blesses our family in the way that the church is welcoming people to Christ. Our goal is to make everyone feel safe to step inside...
I went with a white theme this year. I started with my apple sign and since is was outlined in white I used the white pumpkins.
Speaking of pumpkins...
I grew all these that you see here in my garden. Each year I search for white pumpkins and usually find very few so I decided to grow my own.
Fragrance is so much a part of my life. When I am at home a candle or tart is usually burning. I have Primitive Gatherings here. It's a rich, apples cooking on the stove with spices scent. I love the rich colors of Fall. I also love the warm and cozy linens and quilts that serve two purposes, warmth and color.
on top of my kitchen cabinets, Hot Mulled Cider sign
I have this sitting on my stove. At the time I was baking something :)
my favorite little gathering here, I saved the best for last!
I just want to encourage you to Welcome people to come to your homes this season. Invite them over for a Pot Luck, you provide the Main Dish and everyone else brings sides, desserts! It doesn't just have to be for a holiday or special occasion. Christ showed us his love and we should be welcoming others just like he did. Let's show some Radical Hospitaliy to all our friends, church family and maybe even a stranger in need.
I'm linking with the Fall Nesting Party!