Anticipating Autumn’s Arrival

Anticipating autumn’s arrival finds me caught up in the splendor of the third season in the best of ways.

Country Diary: Autumn Puzzle

Country Diary: Autumn Puzzle

As the days grow closer to the official first day of fall lovely reminders of its visual and tactile beauty build the excitement.

For some of you the look and feel of fall may be in the air in your neck of the woods, you lucky ducks.

Louisiana will not feel or see signs of fall for a while yet, but until then seasonal glory is found in photos like this.

Anticipating Autumn's Arrival

Although in full anticipating autumn’s arrival mode, I’m opting to purposely slow walk my seasonal decorating in order to get the most out of the last of summer.

Now, ordering seasonal accents and accessories sooner than later to avoid the dreaded I wanted that but it’s sold out, that task, my friends, is in steady progress.

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Updating with colors of the season include but are not exclusive to traditional choices with a few not so on the nose contenders.

Among the mounds of fall is fast approaching social media posts making the rounds I found the following a funny little nugget of truth:

Fall fans bout to mustard yellow, olive green, pumpkin orange
and cinnamon spice us to death.

For every season there is a palette and a presence association that is instantly recognizable thanks to traditional aspects blended with new traditional tones and trends.

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Tapered Puff-Sleeve Non-Stretch Jean Jacket for Women

Fall fashions lend a stylish dose of inspiration to the overall color canvas of each season.

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New England Home

Blue is often associated with a spring into summer palette, however, the fall into winter color palette of late embraces this timeless tone-on-tone classic.

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House Beautiful 

Blue and white shines as a perfectly complementary autumn accent.

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Earth tones-rich in depth, warmth, and the ever important cozy factor-  qualify as seasonal neutrals.

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Mushroom Ceramic Plate

Sent this pumpkin woods candle to a friend as a fall is in the house gift and the scent of the season review is in and it’s scentsational.

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Glass Pumpkin Woods Candle Brown – Threshold™

Opting to slow walk my fall on parade as not to over saturate is proving difficult, however, ordering seasonal accents and accessories sooner than later to avoid selling out not to mention the super Labor Day sales is warranted.

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Visually overwhelmed best describes the dilemma I run into when shopping sites with a gazillion offerings, so my solution is to mock-up a visual board to narrow the scope.

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Up first in my let’s decorate for the season plan is a wreath.

Where it’s going to ultimately land will be decided once its complete. I find what works best in my seasonal decorating book of tricks is to let your eye guide your placement.

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It ain’t rocket science, folks; what appeals to you is what works.

Every time.

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Antique pieces give heart and soul to a space.

Hunt and gather treasures discovered on resale sites are peppered throughout the house with most purchases arriving exactly as described, but every now and then one will arrive clearly not as described.

Decorating with accents in Pheasant theme is my thing at fall, and it is my pleasure to introduce you to the newest addition to the ring-necked Pheasant accents family.

Exactly as described, this vintage Ruebens Originals Pheasant planter is a beauty.

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Back in our antiques auctions days I bid on and won a collection of small decorative plates including this Pheasants in flight showstopper.

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Negative Oranges Framed Art Print from Kirkland’s Home

Disappointment over the pear print at Target I’ve had my eye on selling out turned into oh, this might work when finding this Negative Oranges Framed Art Print on kirklands.com.

I’m not 100% sure this will be just what I’ve been looking for to complete a gallery, but the Labor Day weekend sale price complete with free ship to home convinced me to hit the place order button.

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You never know what treasures you’ll find on an afternoon scroll. When this original oil on canvas arrives I’ll share a photo and the backstory that goes with it.

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Cozy is wonderfully achieved through deep rich colors, layers of texture and pattern, and the creature comforts of house and home.

“Ah, September!
You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…
but I must confess that I love you only because
you are a prelude to my beloved October.”

― Peggy Toney Horton

Always anticipating.

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Planning Fall Recipes

Pinpointing and planning fall recipes is part of the cozy and delicious what’s for dinner new season-new seasonings process.

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Search engines love to suggest places and pages to visit based on prior searches.

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Inspiration is everywhere, and since I can’t be, I welcome the suggestions and love to share a good and tasty thing.

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Hardwood Olivia Modern Turned Leg Dining Table

Classic favorites remain in the recipe box, but how fun it is to discover several new ones perfect for page to table prep and serve.

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Photo by Katie Azi on Unsplash

Pumpkin may rule the season and seasons, but easy with a side of impressive puts the spice in my fall recipeapalooza.

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Hearty stick to your ribs dishes and delights just seem to be called for on a crisp evening when day turns to night right about 5:30 p.m., warm fuzzy socks take the place of shoes, and you have a craving for an easy dish big on cozy and delicious.

Food cozy?

Absolutely!

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Take heart and soup stock, my fall loving friends, cozy and delicious soup weather is coming.

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Every season is soup season at Places In The Home, but we especially associate fall with a hearty soup for supper meal.

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Great Northern Bean and Chicken Soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced

3 stalks celery, diced

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon minced garlic

2 cans Great Northern beans

1½ cups cooked chicken, shredded

1 32 oz. box chicken broth

1 chicken bouillon cube

2 cups water

Directions

Melt the butter in Dutch oven (or just toss the butter in with the veggies like I do).  Add the sliced carrots, chopped celery and chopped onion.  Sauté until onions become translucent.

Once a good bubbling boil is reached, reduce heat to low and allow soup to simmer for 45-60 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf and serve with crackers or cheesy cornbread.

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French Style Braised Short Ribs from Closet Cooking

Fall recipes of the not soup, but oh, so tasty type are of particular interest to the something new, something easy, something fantastic side of the menu.

Creamy Bacon Pork Chops

Creamy Bacon Pork Chops from Salt & Lavender

Creamy Pumpkin Parmesan Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Creamy Pumpkin Parmesan Chicken with Wild Mushrooms
from Abra’s Kitchen

Butternut Squash Pasta With Chicken

Butternut Squash Pasta With Chicken from Dinner at the Zoo

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Homemade Croutons from Barley & Sage

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Pecan Soup from Southern Living

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Good things are on the way.

C’est si bon!

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Getting Ready Fall Décor Preview

For my fall can’t get here soon enough decorista friends, this it’s only August but I’m getting ready fall décor preview has got your name on it.

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Many of us are still in full summertime mode and loving every minute of it. Skipping the best of one season to leapfrog to another runs the risk of taking all the fun out of seasonal updating and decorating, and we certainly don’t want that to happen.

Small touches make a big impact to your dominant décor style accomplishing the intended purpose of seasonal decorating- to create standout statement vignettes, spots, and corners ready to capture the eye and the essence of the current season.

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Vintage Arch Antique Gold Ornate Metal Framed Accent Wall Mirror

Velvet Ribbon

Mixed Eucalyptus Bouquet

Red & Yellow Tropical Repens Protea

Handmade Stoneware Flower Vase

Gold Plush Velvet Pumpkin

Wooden Planter Bowl

Harvest Still Life Framed Canvas Brown – Threshold™
(Currently out of stock, but if you like it sign up for
an email notice of when it is back in stock)

Dark Brown Pumpkin Wood Dish

Copper Hammered Metal Salt & Pepper Shakers

Pine Cone Wooden Cookie Mold

Rockland Hand Knotted Persian Style Rug- Threshold™ with Studio McGee

Shipping delays, supply chain snafus, Halloween candy shortages (say it ain’t so, Hershey’s), and price increases all around breeds an earlier than normal buy it now while it’s available and affordable retail response.

Granted it’s seasonal updating and decorating we’re talking about and not meat and potatoes (and fuel) concerns, but we decoristas do find so much joy in the time honored tradition of seasonal updating house and home and porch and patio for each new season.

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Here’s my it’s only August but I’m getting ready fall décor preview complete with first impressions, must have classics, and the splendor of the season plan to bring it home.

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Faux Fur Embossed Textured Throw Blanket

Warm colors, natural elements, cozy textures, classic patterns, and the scents of the season lend a hand to create quite the cozy ambiance.

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Boon Knitted Tweed Couch Throw

Vintage Fireplace Bellows

Sculptural Pumpkin Mug

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Sweet Water Décor Hello Fall Soy Candle Amber Jar Candle

Developing, baking, cooking, and tasting new recipes spotlighting seasonal spices and seasonings rich in flavor and fragrance is one of the very best parts of the fall festival.

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Photo by Christina Rumpf on Unsplash

Taken with the form, I ordered a pine cone wooden cookie mold to experiment with.

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Pine Cone Wooden Cookie Mold

Springerle Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

3 teaspoons light brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 large egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon rum extract

Directions

Beat butter, sugars, and salt together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.  Fold in the flour.

Divide the dough in half, shape both halves into disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.   Grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

Flour the work surface.  Working with one disc of chilled dough at the time, roll it out to approximately  ¼” thick.

Lightly brush a coating of flour onto both the dough and the springerle mold. Press mold firmly into the dough making a deep impression.  Remove dough filled mold and cut around the design with a knife.  Place each cut cookie on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Allow baked cookies to cool either on cookie sheet or wire racks.

Store cookies in an air-tight container.  Cookies will keep for 1 week.

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Handcarved Wooden Spoon

Sweet Water Décor Hello Fall Soy Candle Amber Jar Candle

Copper Hammered Metal Pitcher

Dark Brown Pumpkin Wood Dish

Antique Ironstone Brown Floral Transferware Pitcher

6 Royal USA Colonial Homestead 5.5″ Fruit Dessert Bowls 

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Feast your eyes on two recent additions to my cookbook collection purchased in anticipation of fall’s arrival and the recipes it will bring to the table.

Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters

Under consideration for a big ticket purchase is the gorgeous Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters in orange velvet.

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Several fall seasons ago I shared with you all a simple recipe for cinnamon water.  Click on the link for the recipe.

Pumpkin perfect best describes the Cindy Pumpkin Decanter- a fall finds list contender for the pumpkin perfect beverage server.

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Cindy Pumpkin Decanter 

There’s nothing like a fall décor preview to get the decorating wheels turning towards the next season of seasonal updating house and home.

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Best Fall Decorating Colors

I began working on this best fall decorating colors blog post several weeks ago in anticipation of the visual loveliness soon to be revealed.

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Being a natural born multitasker, I decided to throw a bit of WordPress dashboard housekeeping into the mix and perform a self-migration from Linux hosting to cPanel.

What was I thinking?

By the Sunday night of the Labor Day weekend things went South.  By Monday afternoon I had lost my site, my religion, and my patience.

My determination to DIY this particular project was to show myself I can do this.

Note to self:  You can not.  Call in the pros.

I want to thank each of you for your patience with this process.  For those of you who subscribe to Places In The Home, the testing testing 1,2,3 emails  delivered to your inbox should be all done.

Thanks again for your understanding and for not unfollowing me.

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Country Living Magazine – Photo by Jean Allsopp

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Benjamin Moore Hidden Sapphire CSP-690

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Benjamin Moore Yellow Oxide 2154-10

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Patience also plays a pivotal role in the game of designing, building, remodeling, and decorating.

And waiting for fall to get here.

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Fall or autumn.

What say you?

A fall vs. autumn FYI:

The term fall originated in English around the beginning of the 16th century.

Autumn gained its English prominence in the 18th century.

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The Fife Arms 

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Originally short for fall of the leaf or fall of the year, fall is the preferred term in the United States to best describe the season between summer and winter.

The term autumn was originally derived from the Old French word for autumn, automne, in the 15th or 16th century.

Autumn found favor in British English, however, fall has become prevalent in British publications.

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Southern Living

Best Fall Decorating Colors

Behr Pumpkin Drizzle #HDC-FL15-01

Vibrant, fiery, deep, and vivid- the hues and tones present in the colors of fall lend decorating inspiration to everything from page to project, palette to plate.

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Hendricks Churchill – Photo: John Gruen

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Sherwin-Williams Chatroom SW 6171

Warm tones pair well with refined neutral shades (a color powerhouse in and of itself).

Best Fall Decorating Colors

Feathering the nest in color, pattern, and layers of texture associated with fall finery creates stunning statements.

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Tammy Connors Interiors

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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G. P. Schafer Architect

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C2 Paint Expedition 662

Across the pages of social media platforms, portfolios, and shelter magazines, the styles and works of talented interior designers and decorators give good inspiration.

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A Place to Call Home – by Gil Schafer III

Oftentimes when we see an impressive color palette, furniture placement, or accent piece, we borrow from the look; fashioning the decorative elements towards our own style.

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Deer Head Wall Plaque

This show and tell features modern, traditional, new traditional, and rustic chic interiors bedecked in the best fall decorating colors.

French Quarter Maisonette Decorations Lucullus

Decorations Lucullus

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Heirloom Yellow by Magnolia Home Paint by Joanna Gaines

Antique French Country Red Transferware Covered Tureen

Still Life Oil Painting Teapot and Oranges

Still Life Oil Painting Teapot and Oranges

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Velvet Flange Throw Pillow

Velvet Flange Throw Pillow

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Benjamin Moore Blackberry Punch CC-962

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Visto Navy Stoneware Platter

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Sussex Vibrant Family Home

Sussex Vibrant Family Home

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Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray HC-160

Benjamin Moore's Terra Mauve

Garrow Kedigian – House Beautiful

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Benjamin Moore Byzantine  CSP-1075

French copper kitchen

Ruffoni Opus Cupra 3-Quart Covered Saucepan

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Style at Home

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Behr Persian Gold #M300-7

Vintage H. Blok Original Oil Painting

Vintage H. Blok Original Oil Painting

Coastal Landscape Oil Painting

Coastal Landscape Oil Painting

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Silverwing Interiors

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Behr Vixen #PPU 17-03

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Elle Decor

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Sherwin – Williams Velvety Chestnut SW 9079

Thomas O'Brien: Library House

Thomas O’Brien: Library House

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Antique French Bronze Andiron Bookends

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best fall decorating colors

Elle Decor

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Sherwin- Williams Pompeii Red SW 2911

Williamsburg Framed Round Mirror in Rosewood

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Traditional Home

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Sherwin-Williams Roycroft Pewter SW 2848

Quite often color takes the lead as the statement piece of the space.

This collection of the best fall decorating colors in seasonal schemes, tones, and hues reflect the warmth, coziness, and elegance of fall.

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Fall Decorating Around the House

The long awaited where have you been old friend crisp fall air whispered in my ear the time is now for fall decorating around the house.

I find more and more my taste aligns with simple, natural, and the work with what you have aspect of seasonal decorating.

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Simplicity is defined as the quality or condition of being plain or natural; a thing that is plain, natural, or easy to understand.

Putting together an arrangement of pine cones and various leaves rich in fall colors is about as natural and easy as it comes.

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There is a time and a place for everything, and with the hustle and the bustle of the holiday season soon to arrive, this year’s fall decorating around the house look is brought to you by the need and the want to showcase decorative items germane to individuality, simplicity, effortlessness, and nature’s beauty.

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Mama Places In The Home calls me from one of the hobby and crafts store we frequent for fall into holiday decor.

She is happy to report the entire stock of fall swags and wreaths is currently marked 70% off original price.

Sold!

The swag is so much more attractive than it appears in this photo.

Try, try as I may, I could not capture a good picture of the swag.

The combination of a cloudy day, funky angles, and wth? exposure settings does not do it justice.

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One of my favorite local vintage shops posts what’s new in store features to their Facebook page on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  Checking out the page, a wicker cotton basket full of dried gourds in assorted colors and shapes caught my eye.

Gourds decorate for fall through to Thanksgiving– a small investment, big return accent.

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I must admit I do some of my best shopping via the Facebook pages of local shops and boutiques.

See it.

Send a message.

Pull it and I’ll be right there.

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And that’s exactly what I did with these gourds.

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We’ll call this one fresh flowers and framed memories.

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The year was 1998, and the event was one of the many school events-carnivals-fundraisers-assemblies- open houses we attended at our son’s elementary school.

That was twenty years and, two hair colors ago.

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Fall decorating around the house is more joy than chore, more labor of love than costly affair.

Simple ideas, thoughtful touches steeped in warm and cozy overtones, inspired choices, natural elements, accessories, collectibles, and souvenirs near and dear to your heart and taste beautifully work the room and welcome fall into your home.

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Brown Sugar Creole Baked Pork Chops with Apples

Some things just naturally pair well together.

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Netflix

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Netflix and a cuddly throw.

Lennon McCartneyLennon and McCartney.

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Brown Sugar Creole Baked Pork Chops with Apples.

Although there’s no hard and fast scientific proof certain foods and food pairings simply taste better in a particular season, my taste buds attest to the fact baked pork chops paired with green apples, brown sugar onions, and sliced sweet potatoes dusted with ground cloves and fresh orange deliver the taste of fall.

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Brown Sugar Creole Baked Pork Chops with Apples

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

6-8 thin, boneless pork chops

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon thyme

1 ½ tablespoon chopped parsley

3 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and sliced

3/4 cup hot water

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C).  Heat olive oil in large skillet. Brown pork chops on both sides in oil.

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Add chopped parsley and sliced apples to skillet.

Cook until apples are slightly tender and parsley darkens.

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Place pork chops on baking sheet and top with apple slices.

Brown Sugar Creole Baked Pork Chops with Apples

In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, Creole seasoning, nutmeg, thyme and hot water.

Pour over pork chops.

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Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chops has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

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Sweet potatoes grown in South Louisiana bring the taste of home to plate and table.

My mother-in-law always said sweet potatoes taste best after the first frost, but cravings won out over first frost patience.

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Wash and cut six (6) medium sweet potatoes into thirds.  Place potatoes on baking sheet.

Sprinkle with ground cloves and drizzle olive oil over sweet potatoes.  Slice an orange in half and squeeze juice from one orange half over potatoes.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until tender.

Cloves and oranges = fall aromatherapy.

peeled-onionA new addition to my taste of fall side dish rotation is brown sugar onions.

Easy.

Delicious.

Did I mention easy?

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Peel and slice 3 large onions.  Place onions in medium saucepan.  Add 1/3 cup brown sugar and ¾ cup water, stirring to combine.  Bring to a boil.

Reduce to medium and cover with lid.

Cook until onions are tender.

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Sweet, savory, and spicy blend, mix, and marinate together to produce a fall dish full of seasonal flavors, comfort, and tradition fit for a crisp fall day or evening meal.

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A Gouda Idea: Fall Entertaining

Those of you who are in fall entertaining, pumpkin, color, sweater, and comfy throw heaven, please do share, show, and tell with us what fall looks like in your corner of the world.

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Hey There Pumpkin Welcome Mat

Our Canadian snowbird son called home this past Saturday to show and tell what fall looks like in his corner of the world.

He and his lovely wife were welcoming several friends in for an evening of fall entertaining featuring fireside cocktails and fall themed food and drink.

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We discussed what cocktails and dishes would be served, the fall decor touches his bride was adding to the mantel, how good of an idea it was for his mom to suggest a first fire of the season to warm up both home and hearth, and at the moment it just happened to be snowing.

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Louisiana temperatures can’t see fit to drop below 83 degrees with 98% humidity.

Meanwhile, the Canadian snowbird is not only enjoying fall, but winter to boot (or should I say aboot).

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Cool, crisp, and cold weather signals it’s time to pull out the blankets and throws, start a fire in the fireplace, bedeck the abode to fit the season, and invite friends over to gather together for a it’s fall y’all celebration.

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Part of the fun of entertaining is coming up with festive and creative ways to put a festive spin on the presentation of drinks, snacks, entrées, sides, and desserts.

all-party-pumpkin-chip-holderBetter Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens shows how using a hallowed-out pumpkin lined with a fall themed kitchen towel as a serving bowl for chips brings the fall harvest serving A game to the table.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Apples and cheese make tasty pairing partners, and these appetizing apple-shape cheese are so simple to make.

Begin by rolling your favorite choice of soft cheese into a ball.

Coat the cheese in smoky paprika, finely crushed pecans or walnuts, minced fresh herbs, or crushed gingersnaps.

Press the top of the ball to create a spot for the stem.

Finish the “apple” by inserting a branch with leaves or a pretzel, bread, or cinnamon stick paired with a bay leaf to create a stem completing the apple look.

Silea Cheese Markers - Set of 6

Vintage Silver Plated French Silea Cheese Markers

 Rustic Farmhouse: Rounded Cheese Board & Knife Set

Fall, winter, spring or summer- farmhouse chic is a Gouda look.

It’s Pumpkin Time

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My daughter-in-law is a loyal Michaels Stores shopper whereas her mother-in-law spreads the loyalty around in the name of the best deal.

This past Sunday, I lucked up on a super Sunday sale at our local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

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Place & Time Fall Harvest Wooden Slice Cake Stand

I’m stocked and ready to fall to Thanksgiving tablescape.

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Several fall decorating-entertaining-tablescapes show and tell emails between the two of us garnered ideas and inspiration across the miles.

She suggested I take a look at the fall into Thanksgiving themed pillow covers available from Wish.com.

The grateful and the autumn pillow covers are on the way, and I can’t wait to see how the pillow covers in real fall decorating time will complete the look I have in mind.

I suggested she print and frame this lovely colorful fall printable from Refresh Restyle as fall favors for her guests.

The link to the free printable is provided under the image.

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Colorful Fall Printable from Refresh Restyle

Our favorite time of the year season easily inspires a celebration.

Fall entertaining is a crisp breeze when good ideas, finds, and friends come together.

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Decorating With Fall Colors

Today’s Decorating with Fall Colors post is an updated oldie but goodie.  I was shocked when I noticed the original post date of September 30, 2011.

Where has the time gone?

Time flies and styles change, and like the spaces and places in the home, blog posts greatly benefit from an occasional update.

“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen.”

This fall colors on parade gallery features inspired examples of interiors and exteriors adorned in traditional, historic, curated and new-traditional colors characteristic of autumn – fall.

Rich.

Brilliant.

Elegant.

Colors of the autumn-fall season gift the eye a visual glory that naturally inspires our decorating with fall colors choices.

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Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Design as featured in Traditional Home

Is it possible for an accent color to become the focal point of a space?

Matthew Patrick Smyth proves it is with his color choices.

A neutral color foundation is amplified by the chocolate brown silk table skirt with Greek Key trim.

Stone gray metals, ebony painted bricks, and engravings of Paris, circa 1730 warm the look and serve to anchor the statement.

His color choices are timeless, and will nicely transition from season to season.

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Bruce Bierman Design

Rich in color and texture, the deep brown color of the hardwood flooring plays well to the color block, dramatic accent wall, and decorative accessories in shades of cinnabar, crimson and pumpkin.

decorating-for-fall-with-blueBetter Homes & Gardens

Accents and accessories in seasonal colors beautifully render a color rich montage.

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Color, texture and pattern add a sense of season to interiors and home decor accessories.

Velvet home decor furnishings rich in seasonal color brings a welcoming warmth and inviting scheme perfect for crisp days and cool nights.

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Fall seasons the historic exteriors and centuries-old homes of Salem, Massachusetts with the perfect blend of rich in tone and tradition colors customary to the classic fall palette.

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Hawkins New York

Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine otherwise known as the founders of Hawkins New York  exhibit the talent of the keen eye in mastering the curated look  in their 18th-century farm house.

These stylish gents brilliantly rock the pink, beige, brown and metallic palette.  

I discovered this example of a new-traditional color scheme in the feature Setting the Tone: At Home With the Founders of Hawkins New York on Domino, and the design and decor showcased in their farm house revival results in a chic aesthetic, comfortable welcome to our home feel, and new-traditional fall color scheme.

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Orange accents make a vibrant color splash.

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Juxtaposition of styles, periods, grains, textures, patterns and crisp color details stand out as accents of distinction.

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The owner of this country home is also designer Darryl Carter of Darryl Carter, Inc.

Crisp white walls and barn wall floors reflect soft light from the fire and evening sunsets, and best define the feel of fall for the owner/designer.

I love the patina of the antique work table and the stare of the stately gentleman in the portrait above the fireplace.

Man’s best friend looks cozy and comfortable.

Tailor the spaces and places of your home to reflect your sense and style of season while gorgeously decorating with fall colors.