Fall in Bucks County is a wonder to behold! Trees are ablaze with rich earthy colors. Pumpkins, gourds, and fallen leaves are everywhere. Little animals on our property busily search for morsels for the long winter, while my favorite squirrel just sits on my kitchen windowsill waiting for his daily piece of bread.
It's so exciting to bring the colors of the outdoors inside! Our old rustic home fits right in with the look of the season.
I thought it would be fun to make a hanging banner this year.
There were so many phrases to pick from; finally, I was decided "Fall Harvest" simply encompassed them all.
The large glass jars are filled with fragrant home-dried apples, oranges, and lemons. I made little cinnamon ornaments and added scented candle pieces to help fill the room with the smell of a warm kitchen! A fun part of making these jars was searching for Mother Nature's trophies with the kids. We found pinecones, teasel, dried leaves and flowers, even some rocks to fill the jars.
Remember vintage Halloween blow-molds?! Who would have thought I'd be decorating my own house with them 30 years later?
Three old spindles give the black ravens a place to perch. Now, perhaps my ear deceive me, but I would swear late last night I heard the repeated banter of, "Nevermore!"
Burnt orange, chocolate brown, prairie green, barn red....it's all eye candy!
Am I overly excited?!
Can you blame me for being overly excited?!
After taking the pictures, I remembered I had JOL Halloween lights! Though the camera makes it difficult to capture them, they really give the room some Fall ambiance!
Next to our fireplace is a little nook that holds a wood bench and old record cabinet. Ted rescued the cabinet from the dump and my Dad fixed it for us. It holds a vintage-style record player on top and I thought it could use a little sprucing up.
While visiting Lancaster, PA, we bought this glass jar with a latex bulb. They're oh-so-country!
Out with the 50s decorations and in with more Fall foliage! Another vintage blow-mold to complement the arrangement and of course, more ravens.
Who better than Edgar Allen Poe to add a bit of whimsy?
And when the lights go out, our Jack O'Lantern seems to come to life!
Hope you're enjoying the Fall as much as I am!