As we enjoy the last days of September and with October just around the corner, I look forward to the crisp and chilly days ahead.
I now have our little cottage spruced up for fall. Our front door shares a warm welcome.
Our front porch has a few touches of fall.
The inside is spruced up. I have kept my sprucing up simple.
As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, we will visit the pumpkin patch, the cider mill and the many fall festivities going on in our neck of the woods. I am sure that we will find fall touches to add to our already spruced up cottage while out and about. My thoughts turn to simple ways to warm our hearts and our home by creating homemade, heartmade, homespun charm.
Our quilt on our bed will be cosy for the fall season. I love when the time comes to change the crisp cotton bedding for the warm and cosy fleece and flannel bedding.
I have thought how sending pretty mail through the post office has gone by the wayside as we use our computer to communicate with those who are special to us. So, I have been and want to continue to send letters, cards and notes to family and friends. It is heartwarming to have something pretty in our mailbox.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas soon to be here, this is a good time to begin planning and preparing for those special times. I love making homemade gift tags and using brown kraft paper to wrap gifts for our loved ones and our friends. I also love using raffia, bakers twine or yarn to put a finishing touch to our gifts. I love the homespun look as they lie under our rustic Christmas tree in the months ahead.
It is nice to take time to make handmade gifts. I find that this is a good time to plan and prepare for those gifts that we want to make for family and friends.
I have a little old fashioned cupboard in my laundry room. It looks like a little fabric shop filled with all sorts of fabric, how to books for quilting, crochet, knitting, embroidery and so much more. I love looking through it all, but seem to put off doing anything with it. I have decided that it is time to use from my own little stash to make handmade items for our home as well as little gifts to give to others. There is no better time than now to begin a little project.
Fall is when I love cooking and baking in my old fashioned kitchen. I do both from scratch and by using my old fashioned kitchen gadgets, vintage bowls and vintage baking dishes, make those comfort foods taste good and look pretty. Oh my, it makes our little cottage smell so good.
Also, when the weather turns cooler, it is nice to prepare healthy treats to enjoy with our cup of coffee. I want to go through my cookbooks and stash of recipes to make good for us treats. I also find that this is the time of the year when I like to put our home in order by clearing out the "stuff" that we no longer use or need. I like for everything in our home to have its own space. It helps to keep our cottage tidy and to make good use of the space that we do have.
Most of all this is a wonderful time to be with family and friends, to enjoy one another and deepen our relationships and to make sweet memories. I will be doing a bit of fluffin' and featherin' and piddlin' and putterin' around our little cottage as I cherish each moment of the fall season.