Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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The days are getting shorter and crisper and the leaves are starting to change color. When we think of fall, we think of our how intensely our senses are engaged. The crunch of leaves under our feet, the aroma of hot cider, the nip in the air, the roar cheers erupting from the stadium down the road. Here are some of our favorite ways to engage our senses during this wonderful season.
We love to hear the crackle of an outdoor fire pit while we enjoy its toasty warmth.
We want to inhale the Hygge in through our nostrils. Do you know about Hygge? In a nutshell, it’s Scandi-speak for cozy warm and welcoming. Feelings these candles have distilled into a scent.
We want to see the lovely reflections of candlelight. Our least favorite thing about fall is that our days get shorter and evening falls sooner. So we make the most of it by enjoying romantic candlelight.
We want to taste ingredients we’ve infused into our hot toddies. It’s a great time of year for cinnamon, cherries and dare we say, pumpkin spice.
We want to feel the cozy warmth of alpaca wool when we’re snuggled up under a throw.
What’s your favorite thing about fall? Please let us know by leaving a comment.
Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Once again, a flickr favorite came from Flickr member Saidos da Concha, who added them to our Fresh New Spaces Group. Blogger Concha has moved from Lisbon Portugal to Staffordshire England. She’s obviously finding some beautiful leaves around the countryside to bring into her English home, adding organic autumnal style. What I really like is that rather than going for the typical firey red and brilliant orange leaves we’re used to seeing in fall decorating, she included leaves that were still half-green and light yellow. I never would have thought of this:
Don’t you just want to plan a room around the colors in those leaves on the left side of the mantle? It’s such a beautiful color palette! I also love the way she’s tied in the sweet little gourds, the bird prints, and the books in this mantle arrangement. Simple clear glass vases let the leaves be the stars.
A master of tablescapes and shelf arranging, once again Concha has created a beautiful and fun composition here. The grahpics on the posters are crisp, more intricate little works of art are mixed in, stacks of books that could be total pulp (though I do spy some literary classics) add another layer, and a mustachioed rabbit and a fun little car top off the piles of books. It’s so much fun! I also love the way she tucked these leaves behing the sconce. They will cast interesting shadows at night when the lights are on.
If you’re struggling with ideas for your Thanksgiving decorations, why not take a look around at the leaves outside, grab a pair of pruners, and swipe a few?
Read Concha’s full blog post here