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.
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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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.
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.
Warm colors, natural elements, cozy textures, classic patterns, and the scents of the season lend a hand to create quite the cozy ambiance.
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.
Taken with the form, I ordered a pine cone wooden cookie mold to experiment with.
Springerle Shortbread Cookies
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
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.
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.
Under consideration for a big ticket purchase is the gorgeous Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters in orange velvet.
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.
There’s nothing like a fall décor preview to get the decorating wheels turning towards the next season of seasonal updating house and home.