Saturday, September 27, 2008

Falling For Fall

Nothing is better than Fall. I love the colors....
and the flavors of all fall foods, especially anything pumpkin. These are my last push of peppers from my garden and because they made me smile all summer, I thought they needed to show their face! Hi Peppers!!
Fall is about being outdoors and enjoying the cooler temperatures and taking in the beauty that Mother Nature shows off in her palate of reds, oranges and gold.
Fall is also the best time of year to gather up acorns, but be sure to save some for the squirrels!
The season is also about family ~ to gather over a hot pot of stew with a crusty baguette for soaking up the last bit of savory sauce.
Lots of pumpkins in every shape, size and color can be found for sale on busy steet corner lots in hopes of being selected by a kids, big and small, to take home and carve into something whimsical or scary for the porch.

This little chicken is happy amongst little pumpkins and gourds. He is nesting under an old chicken or turkey food keeper. Farmers would put these over the bowls of food so the birds couldn't sneak a bite.

The morning light and the coolness of the air is best in the Fall and I love how light streams in through the windows in the morning.
I love little squirrels and these fellas hang our with some white ceramic pumpkins on the foyer table. Shhh...I think he is saying, "I want an acorn!"
Wherever you are in this big world of ours, just take a little time to enjoy the season!

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39 comments:

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Simply beautiful!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh sooooo pretty. Great decorated cage. I really like how you mix white with golden colored woods, so nice.

Kathleen Grace said...

so pretty! I love all the warm colors and combinations of things you do. Nobody can primp a house like you:>)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You know I love the colors you've used! Everything looks warm and wonderful and elegant!

Manuela

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, such beautiful pictures. You're really putting me in the mood. I need to get off of this computer and get outside!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You have such a lovely dining room and a beautiful blog. I'm so sorry that I've been missing it.

Thank you for visiting me and for leaving a comment. I can see that you love autumn well yourself!

skoots1mom said...

enjoyed the visit...so so pretty!

Rue said...

Hi sweet Becky :)

Your home is so beautiful. I'm ready for Fall too, at least in spirit ;)

I just finished catching up with you. Congratulations on all your awards. You truly deserve them :)

I loved the post about how you're only going to buy old things! I was green and didn't even know it. All I ever buy are old things! LOL

Have a beautiful weekend!

hugs,
rue

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your pictures look so soft and beautiful! I love Fall and your decorations are just perfect.
Hugs~Kelly

Cowboys and Custard said...

Ditto ditto ditto... I love all these things too Becky..
It has to be my favourite time of year.. these beautiful golden mellow days that slowly slip into winter are always the most poignant...
Henny Penny aka Chicken Licken is enjoying her life in Bath..Pickles has a friend at last.. a feathered friend!
Hope all is well with you.. please forgive my absence.. I have not forgotten you and promise to stop for five minutes one of these days to say a proper hello!

With love
Michele xx

Sal said...

I love your photos. Thank goodness for the seasons! Each brings its own beauty.I hope that you have a wonderful autumn! ;-)

Jean said...

Becky your Fall decorations are great. I love the rooster with the pumpkins under the cage. Of course I am partial to roosters. Its wonderful when you use what you already have out by simply adding some fall touches. Fall is a wonderful time to sit back and enjoy the beauty of autumn with friends and family. Have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Becky,
Your fall decor looks so pretty....I love fall, I love the smell in the air, anything pumpkin, the colors...I only wish it lasted longer. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Liz said...

Your home is so lovely! Love the touches of fall! I would love some precious little squirrels... I have some oversized acorns that they would love.... : )

~Liz~

ivoryspring said...

Hello there,

I just stumbled across your blog - what a lovely lovely blog! Your fall decorations are simply beautiful!

Rosemary said...

Love squirrels and acorns. My daughter works for a newspaper called the Acorn, so we are always looking for squirrels and acorns.
Your home looks very pretty!!
Rosemary

dreams and decor said...

I love your fall decorations! You have such a beautiful home! I'm enjoying your blog! Patti

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I LOVE the display on your foyer table!!! Beautiful!!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What pretty Autumn eye candy Becky :) I'm really enjoying this season and there is nothing better than the warmth it ushers in :)

Hugs,
Dena

Lisa said...

You just made me think I need a squirrel in my livingroom too!! Love the pics.

Jackie said...

I love the pepper picture. You have a good eye for photography. :-)

XOXO

Pink Slippers said...

Those peppers look so pretty that I think they are smiling. have a great coming week. Wendy

Susie Q said...

Just a wonderfully sweet and heartfelt post dear Becky! I enjoyed it so...

Love,
Sue

Eileen said...

What a pretty little nook! I could just sit there all morning and watch the birds or whatever is out the window. LOVE the chicken!

Kristen said...

All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, its all very sweet.

Blessings, Shelley

Priscilla said...

Hi, I adore your autumn decor...so light and elegant. Cute little squirrels, you have made me think to look out for anything squirrel now!

Priscilla x

Becky said...

Everything looked so pretty. Your chicken in the cage was darling.
Happy Fall. I will see you soon
Becky

Heather B. said...

Becky,

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, because now I have another talented person to "visit". I'll be back to visit your lovely cottage!

Heather B.

She'sSewPretty said...

Your house looks so pretty for fall. Now if we only had the fall weather to go with it!

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just a little bit shabby said...

Becky,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your pictures. I especially like your brownstone platter. I bought a similar one from e-bay and it was broken when it arrived. Yours is soo pretty.
Sandyt

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your home looks lovely and I really like the white pumpkins.
Your foyer is pretty and your dining area looks so inviting.
Thanks for stopping over :)
Deb

Karen said...

Wow - beautiful pictures and love how you've added fall to your beautiful home.

Karen

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
What a wonderful post about fall. I love all your fall decor. All the warm colors look great. Love the acorns and pumpkins too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! Your fall decorations blow me away! I love it all! And your chicken centerpiece...goodness! Thanks for sharing!

Daisy Cottage said...

Gorgeous fall pretties Becky! As always, so inspiring and I'm drooling!!

xo,
Kim

Kathi said...

I just want to say how much I love your decorating. I have a side table with oval mirror in my dining room too. I have not hung anything on the wall above it because I am scared to try. I am so encouraged to see how you've placed your pictures and clocks above yours. Your cute lamp and all of your other fall decor are so inspiring. Kathi