Inspiration #9: Fallen for Fall

Inspiration by Mail

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”   ~Henry David Thoreau

I’ve been a little preoccupied this week by autumn painted leaves, wood burning stoves, crisp air and mint tea. I am so grateful to God that I am living again in a place that celebrates the changing of seasons. I want to go running in piles of leaves, curl up on the couch and pick apples. All at the same time!

Because of this I have decorated just a little bit in my room to remind me of all the fall wonders. There is a little pumpkin stand/patch near my house that has the perfect little wonders for my tiny room.

There is a tiny little orange/yellow gourd sitting on my headboard/nightstand table with a gorgeous deep hued leaf resting above.

I received a card from my great Aunt Elaine this week with autumn written all over it. Now it sits proudly by my display of a small pumpkin, white gourd, a few tiny pine cones and a leaf wrapped candle holder. I’m not usually a candle person but for some reason a little cinnamon spice is good this year.

This is my door into my room. I made a the wreath from a tutorial from Jones Design Company. It is coffee filters that you dye different colors then cut up and roll into flowers. Some of the colors were a little too springy so I hand painted a few of them deeper and added lots of leaves. Another excuse for me to walk my neighborhood. Now that I am all done decorating, I have to resist the urge to pick up every leaf I see. There are all so beautiful!

Fall and being grateful for Fall.

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One thought on “Inspiration #9: Fallen for Fall

  1. ahhh—-there we are—i have missed my “treat” of reading your blog…and here it was–i didn’t miss a thing…

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