Monday, September 23, 2013

~Autumn~ Lace & Leaves.. A Rustic Romantic Home~

Autumn~ The leaves are falling, days are ending early, evenings have us fetching a cozy warm sweater or soft crocheted blanket..The aroma's of creamy hot chocolate, spiced apple cider, pumpkin pie, and fresh baked bread fill our kitchen's with a feeling of warmth,comfort, and happiness..Fall is a favorite season of mine..I love the changing colors, the fragrance in the air from burning embers in a fireplace, taking long walks, gathering nature's goodness..Pinecones, leaves, acorns and dried flowers..It is good for the soul to embrace nature's beauty..And I incorporate that beauty into my Autumn home..My mantle is a mix of leaves,acorns, dried and fresh roses, mirrors and lace, treasured flea market finds..

Rust and roses.Rustic & romantic.Vintage urns, metal baskets, and architectural elements give a sense of history to my home..

    A vintage barkcloth pillow from the 40's , lace, ruffled fabrics ,dried Hydrangeas and roses create an inviting space on the patio to linger with a good book or magazine.

    Burlap, brown transferware, muted pink lace and roses
     grace a niche in the kitchen..  
White gourds and pale fairytale pumpkins are enveloped with vintage lace. A romantic embellishment that is unexpected yet whimsical. A dried pink Peony adds even more romanticism.A tattered country chair and vintage straw hat with millinery flowers lend a timeworn and feminine touch as my guests enter my home.. 

Vanilla Chai tea in a lovely cup , lanterns & vintage glass votives filled with candles adds to the very romantic ambience I adore. 
~Autumn beckons us to spend more time inside our home.While its beautiful outside, nothing is sweeter than cozying up under a handmade quilt, sipping something delicious whether it be a latte or a crock of French onion soup{my favorite} and watching an old romantic movie..And while we are enjoying the creature comforts of a relaxing respite, creating a home that speaks to all of your senses is one of the most beautiful gifts you can give to yourself and to those you love..Enjoy these first days of fall..Make it beautiful & romantic..xo..