Are you running behind for Fall? Now that it IS officially Fall, I guess it’s time to make a few changes. Open a drawer and pull out some warm-tones of golds, reds, browns, and greens.
This has been the week for eating soup. I made Cool Snap Chili and vegetable beef.
HH loves any type of pasta, so for a change from soup, tonight we’ll have pasta.
I bought these pasta bowls a long time ago at William Sonoma, along with the serving bowl to match.
They remind me more of summer, but we don’t eat pasta often during hot weather. It’s so heavy.
I’m making chicken pasta tonight. Relax, Pox…not you.
We don’t do anti-pasta here, just regular. Artichokes are used mostly for decorating. And pears. I collected what I could reach from the pear tree and made my annual batch of Pear Relish recently. (Hear that HBD? Come for a visit – we’ll share it.)
I also collected horse apples from the tree line. That’s the fruit from Bois d’arc (pronounced bow-dock) trees, which are strong and hardy and narly, but resilient over time.
The Bois d’arcs were planted many years ago as fence posts. Since they’re indestructible, farmers never had to replace fence posts, only string new barbed wire occasionally.
Horse apples are poisonous for human consumption, but horses and cows are known to eat them.
They’re not fit for drying, either, but they add some nice lime coloring.
This is my favorite candle, perfect colors for Fall.
Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick branches contrast well with dried hydrangea blooms.
I guess you noticed the votive garland at the windows.
I’ll add tea lights and light them for dinner tonight. Won’t that be nice (and different from the norm)?
Two weeks ago, I had my priorities right. I bought all the bags of candy corn I could find at Wally World. I mixed them all together for
eating displaying. OK, both.
They’re especially good with peanuts added, too.
I stopped at Kroger for some squash on sale this week.
See? Collecting Fall things happens gradually in The Land of Making Do. Nothing sudden or dramatic.
Bird plates aren’t Fall necessarily, but the orange, gold, and green ones spoke to me. We have cotton bolls in the fields all around us, so I added some to the dried flowers for a little fun.
I bought three leaf place mats on T. J. Maxx clearance last year – all they had and not all matching. Thought I might run across a fourth, but that didn’t happen.
It’s so early into Fall, I wasn’t in the mood for the full tablecloth yet. The leaf mats make a nice mat for the center collection.
The leaf coasters help drive the point home.
It helps your mood to bring out your Fall. The leaves are barely starting their coloring here. Soon, they’ll bring out our Fall on the outside, too.
I’m ready for it, are you?
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