August 31, 2007

Fall is in the Air

I awoke this morning to the smell of fall. The air outside is crisp and if I close my eyes, I imagine I can smell apples and pumpkins, the acrid smell of burning leaves, a roast in the oven and a cup of hot chocolate sitting on top of a stack of books that wait to be read in front of a roaring fire. Can you imagine it? I have some pictures to help you.

(Country home)

(Mary Carol Garrity of Nell Hill's fame)

(unknown)

These are my favorite books for autumn inspiration.



**********************************************************

Thank you all for all of the wonderful tips for getting old smells out of old things. Can you guess where I will be this morning? Yes, out looking for more old smelly things! May the mojo live on.

46 comments:

  1. After a post like that, I'm feelin' it!! Our fall "feel" is gone (it was replaced by hot humid weather), but I can't wait for its return.
    My all-time favourite decorating book is Seasonal Home (the book on the left). I am a huge Seasons of Cannon Falls fan and this book was like a dream come true when I found it.
    I can just picture you with your feet up, sipping that cup of hot cocoa. Wish it were me!!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sigh. I'm feeling it too. All the windows in the house are open today.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Jen,
    I am off to Vermont this weekend where the crisp air will be the harbinger of all things autumnal. There is no better place to be if you like fall.

    Janet

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your fall place setting picture includes my dishes...still my favorite after so many years.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm feeling Fall!!
    Love the pictures. Those books are really nice.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Rosemary

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hope you had good luck this morning! I am thoroughly enjoying having the windows open today. Such a nice respite from the heat we've been having! I actually passed a house this morning that already has a pile of pumpkins on the front porch!

    ReplyDelete
  7. autumn is my very favorite. wish it felt like autumn in texas... :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jen your beautiful post made me fall a little more in love with fall. Autumn is my all-time favorite season of the year. I am very much looking forward the chilly, brilliant, swirling days ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My goodness...I was there with the heavenly fragrance of apples and a roast in the oven getting ready to sip some chocolate and recline by a lovely fire. What a fabulous moment it was, too.

    We are still running the AC and Broiling under the heat of the Texas sun...Thanks for the glimpse of Fall!

    Melissa

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have the Pumpkin Spice candles burning now, and today was even a little cooler and breezy. I have faith fall will arrive... I love the top picture the most! Want to meet me there for a coffee and cookie break?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Jen...we have delightful 77 degrees(F)at just after noon! Warm temps to return sometime over the weekend. I'll take these 70's while I can, though!

    I love that mirror arrangement. I can't do it here, because of the glass door. Wish I could.

    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  12. i especially love the country home image & nell hills- thanks for the fall inspiration
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Well, I was just thinking the same thing even though it is 85 degrees here; we have been having a light rain and after drought and 100 degree weather it really feels as if fall is in the air ;-0. (From good ole South Carolina!! The best place for a gentle life.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Jen, I'm SO ready for fall myself. Can't wait to get all thise hot weather outa here. Love your pics!

    Rhoda

    ReplyDelete
  15. Okay, you got me in the mood for fall but I wish the mother nature would cooperate. It's been close to 100 degrees for the last 3 days! I loved all those photos!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great photos! Could you please send some of that "crisp" our way?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ok Jen, you are the queen of finding the best inspriational decor photos. Find me a Thanksgiving table......one I could copy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Mmmmm, last week I just couldn't face autumn yet,this week, I am starting to warm up to the idea, lovely post! Makes me want to start my fall decorating! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Awwww....I love this post...wish I were attending one of these wonderful events pictured...Fall...isn't it grand???
    I love the fall door hanging with the mirror...I'm going to have to be on the look out for an awesome mirror like that...the cardinals will love that...to preen themselves in front of it.

    blessings...
    "T"

    ReplyDelete
  20. I wish I'd feel it LOL! Loved your pictures - that black door with the black mirror is wonderful inspriation. I'm ready and waiting for fall!

    Manuela

    ReplyDelete
  21. This morning(Sat.) feels like a fall day for us. I know it's not here for good yet but just a tease. It has been so hot here that I'm looking forward to the cool days.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so ready for fall, I just love it! Thanks for sharing the pics. I really like that door with the mirror/floral piece hanging on it, very unique!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh how I am hoping for some fall to find its' way all the way down here... but I think that will take a while! So I hope YOU get to have fall arrive at your door soon! Lovely pictures, as always Jen!
    xo,
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love fall! It is my fav time of the year...that and spring,,,and summer - well winter too :-). Every season is filled with something to love. I am looking forward to fireplaces, cocoa and snuggling under quilted lap throws!
    Penny

    ReplyDelete
  25. I know just what your talking about!! This morning, after reading posts from all over the country, seemed to be beautiful everywhere!! Great entrance into September I must say, and I am hoping that the fall weather will stay a while!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi, I just stumbled onto your blog and loved the beautiful autum pictures. It is still a bit warm here, in the high 80's and low 90's. However, your pictures made me long for the time that I can change my summer fragrance out for a yummy fall scent.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love Autumn too, although Spring has just started here! Those books look great. I might look some of them up.

    ReplyDelete
  28. OH Jen! You have gotten my heart skipping seeing those lovely photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm so excited to start decorating for fall. I can't wait for the pumpins and Indian corn. And I love having apple cider.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your photos are great. I am looking forward to the warmth of fall, and yet the cool air. Does that make sense? I love the start of the season. It still seems very summer like here, but it will so be coming.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh! I don't have any books on autumn decorating, and its my second favorite time of the year (Christmas is first!). I am going to check out the books you shared- thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Jen,
    I wanted to email you re: the catalogues, but I can't seem to find your email address. Can you send me it so we can start "trading"??
    Thanks,
    Linda
    linda@restyledhome.ca

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi, Jen, thanks for the note! Yes, I did go back to work fulltime about a month ago. You can read all about it in the August post, Working Girl. I'll do another update on it too. I'm really enjoying it a lot, even if it is in an office.

    Rhoda

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh yes, I am definitely starting to feel it especially in the now cooler mornings that we are having. Thanks for the inspirational pictures and take care.
    Salina

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hey, Jen, I'm feelin' it, too. Today was just a 20 out of 10, clear, crisp and just darned gorgeous. It has warmed up now so it feels a bit like summer again, but fall is definitely on the way around here. Thanks for the nice pics.
    Laurie

    ReplyDelete
  36. Jen, I LOVE the fall-inspired pictures. The one of the table is so great - I was just looking through that Country Home magazine today. It is hot here right now and I wish I could say I have the windows open. I love the imagery of the pot roast, apples, pumpkins, hot chocolate, and a roaring fire - sounds dreamy!! Thank you.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love just about everything about fall! Thanks for the lovely inspiration post..... I really like the mirrored door decoration. I think I've seen something similar before. Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Beautiful Pictures and Im so Wishing the Fall would hurry and get here. Jamie

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Jen, by the way, I tagged you for the name game. Come on over and check it out.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry to hear your log in problems with my blog. Somethimes, I can't quite figure out why something happens with computers.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful pictures. I feel so well just for looking at them.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the pictures, they do definitely invoke the "mood". Now if only the weather would cooperate!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Here in southern Calif. Fall is no place to be seen, except in displays for halloween!! Beautiful inspirations!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Those photos are like food to the soul! They each say family, laughter and fun to me.

    ReplyDelete
  45. at the moment the Chicago area is under a reather warm spell. But, I know that Fall will be here soon. It is usually my favorite time of year despite allergies.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to say hello today! I always love to hear what you have to say.