Hi Loft & Cottage readers! I am so pleased to be here sharing some of my autumnal inspiration while Casey is off galavanting around Italy (how jealous are we, by the way?!). Casey is a fellow Connecticut gal, so she and I could probably go on and on about the thrill of seeing the seasonal spectacle of a New England fall.
This may be an unpopular stance, but I can never seem to wait for the fall to arrive. Summer and its beautiful weather practically require us to be on-the-go, but the shortening days and cooler weather of autumn remind us to slow down, cozy up, and spend more time at home. More time for cider, more time for crafts, more time for playoff baseball, more time for pumpkin bread...you get the idea!
Since we spend considerably more time at home during the next few months, I think it's always fun to pay extra attention to our homes, am I right? There are so many autumn-themed crafts that can bring the season indoors, like these:
(via Martha Stewart)
Linen napkins in preparation for Thanksgiving (I intend to make these this fall!)
An ombre garland made from dried strawflowers.
However, if crafting isn't your thing, you can still celebrate the fall season in your home with these beautiful pieces:
(Turkish kilim pillow, $30)
This woven pillow reminds us all that plaid can be very chic.
(Zondra chair, $895)
Why not cozy up with a good book in this plush velvet chair?
(Diptyque Feu de Bois candle, $60)
No scent seems more appropriate for the season than Diptyque's take on firewood.
(Aspen Original mulling spices blend, $3.50)
I can attest that these spices make any store-bought cider taste like something straight from a farm stand.
(Woodland collage, $20)
Happy fall, everyone!
Casey, thank you again for letting me be a part of Loft & Cottage today!