This morning I saw my breath for the first time, and it reminded m of what’s coming.
While the days are still warm, the nights are much cooler and ole man winter isn’t far away.
Soon, the frost will literally be on the pumpkins and the holidays will arrive sooner than we can blink.
There is much joy at this time of year as we savor the reds, russets, golds, and yellows of leaves changing and gently falling during these halcyon days of fall.
The world is becoming slower and quieter somehow, as nature readies itself for winter, at least in the northern hemisphere.
We automatically begin spending more time indoors.
We are drawn inside. Feeling warm and cozy is what we most want.
Take a look at the accessories in these photos They’ll welcome you on a cold day/night like a big hug!
THROWS

Whether they are cotton or cashmere, snuggle up with a throw. Except for the kitchen and bathroom, there’s not a room in the house where a throw is not welcomed.

CANDLES

No other light source offers the softness that candles bring. They’re especially beautiful when grouped as this photo shows. On top of that, everyone looks great in candlelight.

SOFT UNDER YOUR FEET RUGS

There’s nothing like a flokati rug to sink your toes into or even sit on during cold winter days and night, especially in front of a flickering fire.

SHEEPSKIN RUGS

I love placing small sheepskin rugs on dining chairs. They spell instant comfort and warmth. I have one on my desk chair and I swear work is easier and more fun. Inexpensive ones can be found at IKEA.

METALLICS

Add some metallic to your decor. They reflect light and add sparkle and glamour to your rooms.

DON’T FORGET TWINKLING LIGHTS

These are a favorite year round, but during the fall and winter they’re easily brought indoors and not just on holiday trees. They are available with an LED battery so you don’t need a plug-in. Picture tall glass vases filled with light on a dining table or sideboard in place of candles, for instance.

Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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