Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcoming Fall

This week we have enjoyed a blissful few days of moderate weather -- a tantalizing preview of the lovely autumn days to come. As we look toward September, I am ready to see signs of the new season.

Although my heart lies with the pastel palette of spring, I enjoy exploring burnished shades during this time of year. These eye-catching orange roses add a vibrant touch to the table.

One of the more pleasant tasks on my to-do list is to pull out these shapely fabric pumpkins -- a fun and easy craft I put together last year for my Creative Corner column in Christian Woman. Look for more details on this simple project this week.

In my next post, I will be sharing a festive tablescape that incorporates this classic symbol of fall.

Now that we are in the full swing of school and extra-curricular activities, I am so ready for the delights of fall -- donning boots and scarves to enjoy a bonfire with friends, ladling favorite recipes for chili into pumpkin-shaped soup bowls, and lingering outdoors to admire the changing fall foliage. 

Sweet September, how I have missed you!

"No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
~ John Donne


Linda said...

Fall is my very FAVORITE season and September first is my favorite all time DAY of the year and I count it as a personal holiday!!! I drink from my fall coffee cups and sip tea from my fall goblets and drink win ein teh evening from our Goblin Glasses!!! I bake fruitcake cookies and pumpkin spice muffins and play Neil Diamond's September Morn all day long!!! It is a CELEBRATION than I enjoy more than any other holiday of the year!!! It is only ONE day away - since I am writing at 12:29 on August 31st!!!!

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