Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Is In The Air

Although we are still having some high temperatures here where I live, I couldn't resist dragging out my Fall bins from the 150 degree garage the other day.  I have been slowly rummaging through them, and creating the season that I love in our home.  This morning, when I got up, I was struck at how pretty the sun was filtering through the window in the living room.  I got my camera and took these pictures.
I made that pumpkin wall hanging a few of years ago, and I love taking it out every year.  I put it in a different place this time, and like the way it looks just casually draped across the ottoman, and tucked in with that basket of Fall gourds.
The sun coming in the front picture window was so pretty.
I put away all of my summer tea towels, and brought my fall towels out.  I washed them and hung them out on the line to dry.  I have a thing for tea towels.  I love them!
I thought they looked so pretty snapping in the wind like Fall flags.
I have changed the things I usually set up for Fall this year.  I am liking the changes.  The barn red chest in the family room was cleared of all previous things, and now has some Fall pumpkins on top.  I have not put the lights up yet, but it is still pretty.
This is the table in the family room.  I used this large basket to hold the lamp, and then I just began to fill it with Fall things.  It is set atop a wooden bench to elevate it, that has been draped with a Fall table topper I made when I first began to quilt many years ago.
The table is layered with another Fall quilt.  I use quilts all over the house, year around. The star quilt behind the table was a gift from my best friend Jae.
My kitchen table is set for Fall.
I still have lots to do.  I will do another post when I am done.  I always look forward to doing my front porch.  But it is too hot, and too soon for that just yet.
On another note, have you seen, or tried these pumpkin waffles from Eggo?
Oh my gosh!!!  They are divine!!!!   Scrumptious!  I am going to clear out my freezer and stock it with these limited edition yummies!!!!  I bought them at Walmart.  Go get some and try them.  You will flip!!
We are cooling off a tad bit.  Only in the mid nineties this week, but expecting triple digits over the weekend again.  Gah!!!!
I have Knitty Biddies today.  Better scoot.  I am making some pumpkin apple muffins to bring and share.
Have a great day!
XO  Kris


Bethany said...

Mmmmmmm. I love fall!!!!!!! I'll have to look for those waffles. Target allegedly has candy corn flavored Oreos for a limited time. It looks like I have a few foodie-missions this weekend.

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

I'm lovin' the fall weather here too. Fun pic of the tea towels on the line. But, what I real want is a pumpkin waffles. Carb starved here, well, sort of.

~Sara said...

Looks like a fall explosion! You are set for fall! I love all of the tea towels. Such nice colors.And the eggos? Pumpkin Spice?? !!! Wow. Gonna have to look for them. Thanks for sharing. Blessings~Sara

Mereknits said...

I love how you have decorated, I am not going to even give it a try until Oct. 1, it is just too freaking hot and humid here. Love the picture of the towels on the line.

Nana Go-Go said...

Now I can see why my youngest sister wants to up stix and move to Chicago!!She loves the American Way since she spent a year over there as part of a teacher/school exchange, and neither wonder. You folks have such an exuberance for positively puts us in the shade over here(pardon the pun)but also highly infectious. I'll look for autumn articles just as soon as I've let go of Summer, which I think will be any day now!I love the pic of your tea towels flying in the wind.Thanks for an exceptionally upbeat post, Kris. Just what I needed. x

moonstruckcreations said...

Oh My Goodness - this post is heavenly!

I absolutely adore Fall (or Autumn as we Brits call it!) and collect anything with a pumpkin theme!

I would love to eat dinner at your table, it all looks so cozy!

Cant wait to see what you do with your porch, please share some photos!


Debbie Kay said...

Your home is beautiful, filled with fall splendor. Love all the loving touches.

Smiles & hugs my friend,


Grayseasailor said...

Fall is my favorite season, Kris. I loved seeing the light shine into your living room with all the autumn decorations ready to be sorted out. I am headed to CA for a quick weekend trip, and my oldest sister warned me it is supposed to be hot in the Bay area too....which does not help either of us feel cooler, but at least we can be sympathetic with each other :)
xxx from Gracie

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Everything looks so pretty, and I love all the quilts. I quilted two pillow shams yesterday and can't wait to get at the king size quilt I need to make. I have been on a pumpkin pancake kick. Love anything that tastes like pumpkin pie. Can't wait to see your porch:)

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Fall looks so pretty in your house. I think next week I will pull out the totes and see how I can make it seem like autumn inspite of the weather!

Pam said...

I love all of your fall decorations. I will be buying those pumpkin waffles... my kids will love them and they are quick & simple in the morning on school days.

sajuki said...

great photos
greetings from Poland

Criossa said...

I am a Northen girl living in the south so I am looking forward to fall and cooler weather. And i am going to have to try those waffles. Did you see the cinamon iced pumkin cookies they have? Ohhh yummy!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Your fall decorations look very festive and pretty in your home. You have a great knack for putting things together. I'm hoping to get our my fall things this weekend. Hope you had fun at your Knitty Biddies today. Take care, Heather

Katie said...

I love all your fall festivities! It finally feels like fall here, finally! I had the best pumpkin parfait today, to die for.
Happy Belated Birthday to Greg!
Love the headband with the flower you crafted in a prior post!

Tania @ Out Back said...

I love the way you decorate your homes to suit the seasons. We dont do this here, although I might start to. Autumn is my favourite season of all. Our cold weather is hanging around longer than usual this year too...

You have a beautiful home Kris :)

Have a great day!


priscilla said...

Your decorations look wonderful ! Love all the quilts ,especially the little pumpkin wall hanging.. so cute ! The clothesline full of tea towels , what a great photo !

Lauri said...

I'm ready to get out my fall decor also...I can at least pretend we are having a change of seasons. It won't actually cool off for another month.

The pumpkin waffles look delish. I'm going to have to see if I can find them over here.

Jill said...

I absolutely love your red dresser/chest! I got as far as bringing some boxes down to decorate but haven't actually had a chance to decorate yet. LOL It's on my to do list though. I love Fall it's my favorite time of year!
Have a great weekend!!


by Teresa said...

Hi Kris.. love all the fall decor! In fact, I went back into my "office" and grabbed a ceramic pumpkin, chicken and turkey after reading your blog.. LOL! They're on my table on my blog post I just did. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

corners of my life said...

So warm and comforting - fall colors.

Linda said...

Fall is my favorite season to decorate but I can't do much until after the reception next weekend...and then craft fairs...craziness over here...Your place looks great...I'm in the mood for some of that cooler weather! have a great evening!!

lovestitch said...

Oh I can see fall is all in your home! Love your decoration, and those fall towels are very chic! :)

Kerri said...

Your fall tea towels are so pretty....and you have so many!! I will definitely be heading to Walmart this weekend to get some of those pumpkin waffles...yum!

Nicolle said...

I MUST get some of those Eggo waffles, asap. They look delicious.

Love your beautiful tea towels, and those first 2 pictures in your living room are just gorgeous. I love the colors and the warm feeling and how cozy it all looks. I want to come over! :)

deb said...

fall is in the air.......I WISH lol...I tried decorating too but it hasnt worked...these triple digits have go to GO!!!!!

Lynne said...

Okay...since you started decorating it's "game on!" It's hard to do in this heat though isn't it? We are finally going to see some 80's, practically socks weather!
Your house looks cozy and inviting, love all your decorations : )

Pam said...

Hi Kris - it is hard to think about Fall when it is still in the 100's! Our mornings and evenings in Phoenix are finally cooling off - in the 80's. I love your Fall decorations. Especially your Pumpkin Wall hanging quilt. I love when Fall things come out in stores and football games start-it means the end is only about 2 months away for our hot weather! Enjoy the weekend!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have not seen those waffles here! We do not have a Walmart in NYC ...not one! I wonder if Traget will get them?

I love all your autumn decorations. I usually take my stuff down from the attic in October and now for each holiday I will ahve to decide what I'll keep and what I'll have to give away or toss. Sadly, I can't move it all!

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Kris,
I am loving your fall decor. That big basket filled with pumpkins is too cute. Your home feels so warm and inviting. I love your big barn red chest, what a great piece and I like how you have accessorized it up top, very pretty. Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

Deb~in~Denver said...

Kris, your home is gorgeous! So inviting with all of the fall touches. I picked up some of the waffles at Target, they are really good! My hubby said to tell you thanks for the heads-up on the Chicago mix popcorn....we are now addicted! Hope it cools off, soon!