Monday, September 23, 2013

Decorating for Autumn

This past Friday Adam and I took a drive out to the Apple Shed, an apple farm and farm market. It was a lovely drive through the country. The day was sunny and warm, the perfect goodbye to summer and introduction to fall. All of the corn fields were a bronze like gold and the soy fields a more yellow gold. The fields shimmered in the sun, wild asters growing along side the road created a lovely contrast with the gold of the fields. What a blessing to live in the country and see God's creation everywhere I turn.

The leaves are beginning to change color on the big old trees surrounding our home. Crimson leaves are scattered across our lawn. They stand out quite vibrantly in the gloominess of today. This time of year it is so fun to be cozy, wearing warm sweaters, drinking hot tea while working on a sewing project or cooking up a big batch of soup.

Over the weekend I took some time to pull out my autumnal tablecloths and do a little decorating. The photo above is our kitchen table. I found the lovely vintage tablecloth at an estate sale a year or two ago. It was fun to use it for the first time. : )

Last weekend we purchased some Indian corn. I used ribbon I had on hand to hang it on our front door.

I arranged miniature pumpkins and gourds I found at the Christmas tree shop last month on top of a set of bowls, so it looks full but really isn't. : ) This is on the side board in our kitchen.

Mom gave me this table runner she made several years ago. It adds a nice autumnal feel to our dining room table.

This is our table set for dinner Saturday evening. I made vegetable soup and cornbread. Our area is known for cabbage, so the soup has plenty of chopped cabbage, as well as, carrots, corn, onions, potatoes, garlic, celery, tomatoes and ground beef. It was a cozy and hearty meal. I took my sister Rachel's recommendation when making the corn bread. Rachel always adds some cream corn and shredded cheese to her corn bread, and I must say it was very tasty!

  I found this little poem on Pintrest.

Happy Fall!


  1. Everything looks so cozy Sarah :) I have not decorated for Autumn as of yet. Maybe this week I will begin... Have a blessed day! m.

  2. It's looking very "fall-ish" at your home! :-) The table is set just lovely, truly inviting, and the soup sounds delicious. I like plenty of cabbage in my vegetable beef soup too.

  3. Hello Sarah, I would say this makes Fall seem so real and cozy. It is always kinda sad for me when I fully realize that a season has ended. Yet, I rejoice over new beginnings! May your week be lovely and filled with His grace and strength! I hope to make my Fall decorating a priority this week!
    Your soup sounds hearty and the corn bread is always one of my favorites!
    Blessings, Roxy

  4. Such a cozy, lovely post! I enjoyed reading it and seeing your beautiful decorations. I think my favorite is the first photo, but I enjoyed them all... I love how in it you can see the rainy day outside and the coziness of your kitchen table at the same time. And your vintage tablecloth is so lovely!

    Have a blessed day,
    Jazzmin :)

  5. Hello Sarah,
    I just love Fall and everything that feels like Fall. I love the richness in the colors and the coolness in the air. It is truly amazing that God has created all of it for all of us to enjoy. I love what you did with the dried corn cobs. I need to pull out my Fall box and decorate too. I was thinking of a Fall craft for my kiddos to do also. Your soup looks wonderful and the cornbread... it looks so delightful!
    I hope you have a great week!
    In God's Grace Always,

  6. Dear Sarah,

    What a warm and beautiful home you've made....such a special gift:) truly comes from the heart.

    Special Blessings,

  7. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! They were truly a blessing to me!!


  8. Hello, dear Sarah! Your home is so warm and cheerful for the Autumn season. From your photos I can see you add a lovely touch and sweet love to each room in your home. Everything looks wonderful! I like the corn tied together for your front door - a beautiful way to greet guests. Thank you for sharing with us and again, thank you for your many delightful comments. I always smile when I see a comment from you. Have a great week. Hugs!

  9. Hi Sarah,
    I visited your shop and see the shawls you have knitted. They are just beautiful!
    They look very warm and feminine.
    Blessings to you,