Fall is in the Air!
Fall is in the air! That’s something people often say to announce the change of seasons at this time of year. But I mean it quite literally. Fall is in the air. The autumn breeze feels fresh and crisp. It stirs the leaves and the drying grasses, and it carries the spicy scent of late-blooming flowers and ripening apples. It also reminds me that it’s time to tidy up the garden to give my pumpkins and gourds plenty of room to grow—and time to make some changes inside the house as well.
There are two main items on my indoor to-do list right now. First is to put away things that carry the sights and scents of summer. I love my Michel Design Works’ lush florals, beach scenes, butterflies, and bunnies dearly, and they’ve kept my family in good company for many months. But they’ll soon be out of step with the season, and they deserve some rest and relaxation. Second is to welcome the home décor, the kitchen supplies and serveware, and the soaps and lotions that speak of autumn. I’ll put out accent rugs and pillows in the living room and platters and bowls for family gatherings in the kitchen and dining room—all in vibrant fall colors. And I’ll celebrate the scents of the season with soaps and lotions in the bath and powder rooms.
One of my favorite collections for fall is Sweet Pumpkin. The name alone conjures up delicious images! But the design is also a visual treat, a tumble of pumpkins, feathers, and fall leaves in colors that celebrate the season. And the scent is irresistible: sweet pumpkin tinged with the aroma of fall fruit and a hint of smoke. Are you ready to celebrate the change of seasons, too? Let’s get started!