In order to welcome fall where I live, with the colors and flowers signifying the season, I almost have to wish it so. It reminds me of that great line in Field of Dreams: ‘build it and they will come’ , faux or otherwise.
In doing so, I get to put my own spin on those first wonderful days, when no matter how hot it is, you know something is getting ready to change.
Do real fall flowers, and leaves have glitter and bling and appear in varying colors of electric orange? No, but I sure like them that way, and I recycle them year after year.
The invitation and welcome to early fall months in my house says the same thing every year: welcome cooler weather, welcome Texas high school/college football, and welcome favorite family comfort foods .
My favorite message of love and nurturing this time of year?
“I think I’ll make a pot of soup today.”
I also love winding all of my fall things around things I already have sitting out. Every piece of fall in my house has to fit in ,no matter who was sitting there first. The three ceramic leaves were a find at the flea market for 50 cents.
**Happy Early Fall**