Sunday, October 28, 2012

A touch of Autumn

"What I mean by the first day of fall is that day when you suddenly understand with your whole body that the season has changed. When the air feels snappier against your skin and the sky's blueness turns wistful, and the humming of insects shifts pitch, and you just know like you know your own name that summer is over."
-- Marisa de los Santos, Belong to Me

Yes, Autumn started quite a while ago. Today is not the first day of fall. And yet, each morning that I awaken to the luscious colors of the changing leaves, the soft pitter-pattering of the rain, and the briskness of a cold morning, I feel like Autumn is starting all over again. And I love it. 

And because I love this season so much, I've been bringing it into my apartment in every way possible. I love using natural elements in the home, and what better time to do so than during the vibrant months of fall? 

The other day I made a sparkly door hanger using acorn caps... 

 For full tutorial, click here

And a table display with pumpkins and gourds (all lined up in an antique drawer I purchased for $1 from an estate sale)...

Notice the gorgeous copper handle?

And of course I had to add a little color to my --otherwise ugly-- apartment deck...

And finally, what fall day would be complete without a warm, soothing, pumpkin spice latte? :-) I hope you are enjoying this fall weather as much as I am.