Monday, September 22, 2008

It's {REALLY} Fall, Y'all!

Happy 1st Day of Autumn!

It's officially the beginning of autumn today, even though so many of us have been preparing for weeks now! My family went to the city Farmer's Market on Saturday and got several pumpkins to put in the house and enjoy! I put several tiny ones in this old sewing drawer, and added a vintage handkerchief, skeleton key, and vintage leaf pin that I got at the Junk Bonanza :). (Still needs some bittersweet or somethin', but it's a cute, compact little arrangement & I like it!)

Melissa over at The Inspired Room is having a fall linky party going on, so I thought I'd join in!

20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn:

  1. there is a crispness in the air
  2. pumpkin & apple picking (cider mills if you're lucky!)
  3. s'mores and roasted marshmallows around the bonfire
  4. jumping in leaf piles
  5. collecting pinecones, acorns, and pretty leaves
  6. cute new fall clothes
  7. snuggling under a cozy blanket
  8. eating your kids' Halloween candy
  9. large family meals
  10. caramel apples (w/nuts)
  11. rich fall colors
  12. lighting the 1st fire of the season
  13. warm apple cider in a pretty glass mug
  14. switching to flannel sheets
  15. comfort foods are truly comforting
  16. getting to put on my favorite pair of jeans
  17. nature walks as a family
  18. burning my Yankee Home Sweet Home candle
  19. old movie nights
  20. fall feels like a fresh start, full of wondrous things to come!

Well, there's just a few of the wonderful things about Autumn!

What is your favorite thing about fall??? Leave a little comment and let us know! :)


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo that little pin...and of course the key. Happy Monday! cherry

kristi_temple said...

I love you little arrangement. Very cute. My favorite things about fall are:
1. My birthdday
2. Jeans and sweaters after burning up from March to September.
3. More soups and stews and baking.

Teresa said...

Very interesting little pumpkins- beautiful arrangements-
Thanks so much for sharing your list-
Have a great Day

Sandy Toes said...

I love the arrangement with the "key" fun is that! Love you favorites about Fall..eating my kids candy is mine too!
-Sandy Toes

Shannon said...

I love your little arrangement! I love the cozy feeling of fall and the spicy candles!

My Place of Peace said...

Love the broach thrown in with the pumpkins...

Margo said...

What a cute arrangement Stacey, and I love that pin. I have a thing for fall, colors, leaves etc. I could do without halloween, but I loooooove Fall. Except for the allergies.

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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an adorable "arrangement"! I just love sewing machine drawers. That little leaf pin is so unique & adds such a special touch!

I love fall & the slight crispness in the air ~ such a relief from our hot TX heat!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have the cutest little arrangement there!. I just love little pumpkins and gourds. So cute. Have a great Monday!

AJ said...

Love looking at all the eye candy on your blog:)

Kim @ My Journey said...

That is such a cute arrangement! I LOVE everything on your list. I love fall!! Looking so forward to cooler weather.... love stepping outside on cool mornings with a hot cup of coffee.

mommy2gabby said...

Cute arrangement! I can't wait to go get real things. Maybe tomorrow.

I love the pin and the key.


Blissful Nikki said...

I just wanted to say how much I LOVE the new blog design!! so cute!! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

A. LOVE your cute little cupcake helpers below.

B. That jeweled leaf in your arrangement...such unexpected beauty.

C. Hope you don't mind me copying your dead branch tree. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Angie said...

Very pretty arrangement in the drawer! I enjoyed reading your list. I live in the South so my favorite thing about fall would have to be the relief from the summer's boiling temps!

kristi_temple said...

My family is Italian and Catholic and therefore doesn't eat meat on Fridays or Christmas Eve. We always have a huge seafood meal on Christmas Eve. One of my favorite dishes is fish salad which contains octopus, calamari, shrimp and conch. It usually has a dressing of olive oil and either vinegar or lemon juice. Very Delicious!

Kathy said...

Nice picture with the pin and pumpkins. Love your Autumn list!

Sarah Mae said...

The pumpkin pie and the brisk, refreshing, perfect air - at least here in PA! Did I mention the wonderful fall smells...ahhh...

Melissa Lester said...

That arrangement is so pretty; great for welcoming fall days. One thing I love in fall is filling my soup tureens with homemade soups. And I love to pull out my cute pumpkin bowls to serve them in. Of course, living near Montgomery, Ala., I may have to crank up our air conditioning to put a chill in the air so soup sounds good to my family. :)

Anonymous said...

The cold nights, fire in fireplace, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

And DECORATING for it!!

Blue Castle said...

I love that 80 degrees in September is so much more manageable than 80 degrees in July. There's a crispness to the air, and the possiblity of needing to wear a sweater later in the evening. Yummmm.

SITS Girls said...

Eating your kid's halloween candy is a winner!

Your Fall arrangement is adorable!

Rae said...

How I love fall! I just noticed yesterday the trees are all starting to change. There's that fall chill in the air! Did I mention how much I love fall?

I just found your blog and look forward to visiting again!

Anonymous said...

Love the table scape and mirror. Good job!!

My favorite things about fall--well where do we begin? Love the cooler nights, fall colors are the best, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, the list can go on and on. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year-especially Halloween.


Karinbob said...

Just found you from Blissfully Domestic website. Love your blog!
I really like your arrangements.

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Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, that is precious! Love that little key!

Such a great list...glad you shared it! Fall is the best!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such charming the leaf bling among the pumpkins. Great list, too!

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

I love your pumpkin arrangement - so cute. I am a big fan of vintage skeleton keys!