Friday, September 11, 2009

Anticipating Autumn

The last few nights have been chilly. The days are getting shorter. And, the leaves have begun to change. Another autumn is right around the corner. I look forward to this time of year with much anticipation. It is the season for warm, hearty soups with fresh baked bread, apple desserts from our own orchard, mulled cider, bonfires, long walks thru crunchy leaves, and wrapping myself in warm, cozy sweaters. Before long, a roaring fire in our wood stove and fireplace will warm the house and the smell of freshly baked apple and pumpkin pies will hang in the air.

The anticipation of autumn inspired me to begin decorating the house inside and out for the coming season. Pumpkins and mums grace the decks and doorways around the house, and I have begun to set out the fall garlands and gourds.

After decorating the mantle of our fireplace and our dining room table, I decided to make a couple of dish towels for Halloween.
I printed vintage Halloween greeting cards on fabric and appliqued them on striped dishtowels. A fancy machine stitch holds the applique in place.

Fast and easy....this would make a great treat for your favorite Halloween friend.


Anonymous said...

I can almost smell the mulled cider..very cozy

KKJD1 said...

What beautiful fall decor, love the cute little towels they are so sweet! I too am ready for fall. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings,Karen

Queen of Dreamsz said...


Can you believe a year has passed by!! The two of us were discussing all of our plans concerning new homes this time last year and we said..won't it be nice to be all settled and enjoying this Autumn season?!

And here we are...what a journey it's been. :0)

Hugs, Steph

karen said...

I found you....I forgot about this blog, didn't know you had been posting here. Loved getting more of the interior decorating pictures. Love it all, the loft is so cool, I would love to hunker down in there...Cute decorations for the fall, darling halloween bag too.

Tina- said...

the towels are so cute.

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

everything is just so beautiful

Denise said...

Your house is beautiful! Thanks for sharing all these great photos.

Ruth said...

I love fall. It is my favorite reasons. The warm days, cool nights, bonfires, cozying up with warm sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin carving and the decorations. Your towels are such fun.


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