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When Captain Cavedweller and I got back from a week’s vacation last Friday evening, it was so fun to walk in the door and have fall greet us with warmth and cheer.

CC is convinced magic fairies came in, cleaned the house and decorated for fall while we were gone.  Me, not so much. I sort of remember spending 106 of the 24 hours before we left the house frantically cleaning and tossing decorations around.

But it was fun to came home to a festive home that looked and smelled like autumn.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite decorations today. They make me smile and warm my heart and cause me to want to never leave my house. Except maybe to get more chocolate. And pumpkin.

How could you not smile at this face?

Captain Cavedweller’s grandma gave me this print years ago. I don’t know why, but it makes me think of fall and my dad. I’m pretty sure those boys are up to no good and I wonder if that is how my dad and his cousin Willie looked when they were plotting their next adventure.

Some of my favorite fall dishes. The red vases toward the bottom were a gift CC’s grandparents received for their wedding back in 1949!

The guest room even has a fall-themed bedspread that yours truly made back when she had a little more spare time than I do these days. I found a leaf pattern I liked, cut out leaves, stitched them onto blocks going every direction and then used a rose print (of course) fabric in fall colors to pull it together. The shams are made with fabric used for the leaves.

Love this cheerful little scarecrow print!

And I love this set of blocks that spell out Autumn. They are my newest fall decoration from someone who truly is a magic autumn fairy and is loved very much.

 

Happy Autumn entertaining!

She Who LOVES this Season!

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Now that I’ve accepted the fact that fall is knocking at my door, I’m getting ready to invite him inside.

One way to make your home cozy and autumnesque is by using the scents of fall.

Pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and spice lead our noses down a merry leaf-filled path while our heads follow along.

Some of my favorite scents are:

Salty Caramel from Bath & Body Works

Creamy Pumpkin from Bath & Body Works

Cinnamon and Clove Buds from Bath and Body Works

Autumn Wreath by Yankee Candle

Be Thankful by Yankee Candle


Spiced Pumpkin by Yankee Candle

Find your signature fragrance and enjoy the scents of fall!

She Who Needs To Go Light A Candle

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With the official first day of fall just days away, think about things you can do to bring fall into your home.

A great place to start is by going outdoors. What fall leaves, branches or natural items – like grasses, pinecones or nuts – can you bring indoors for an inexpensive accent to your decor?

Use neutral tones highlighted with fall colors focusing on the vivid jewel tones of autumn like rich reds, warm golds, brilliant oranges, deep greens and pops of purple. The buzz for fall is all about gray being the new beige. Think about ways to incorporate it into your decor.

Create a fall welcome at your front door by placing pumpkins on steps, a twiggy wreath around an exterior light or baskets of bright fall flowers like mums.

Use fall scents like pumpkin, cinnamon and apple throughout your home. Whatever scent you choose, make sure you stick with it consistently so you don’t have scents overpowering each other. No one wants to walk into a scent war-zone!

Fill bowls with nuts or pinecones for a fast fall accent. Place large leaves between a serving tray and a piece of glass. You can use this as a centerpiece, serve warm mugs of cider on it and leave it on the coffee table as a conversation piece.

Keep your focus on warmth. Warm colors and cozy fabrics create a fantastic sense of welcome.

When entertaining guests, serve food choices that bring fall to mind like pumpkin, apple, cinnamon.

And, as always, remember to sit down and enjoy your guests. That’s what it is all about!

Happy Entertaining!

Shanna

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