Before we get started:  Happy first day of autumn!  Some of you have been waiting all year for the cozy part of the year.  Congratulations!  It is here!  Crank up the soup pots!

Autumn is very cozy.  I love the little touches of home that it seems to add to life.  I love to have a pot of chili simmering, just waiting on our family to pile in.  Serving it with hunks of cheddar and crackers…seems to only enhance the cozy feeling.  Today, I decided to share some autumn color with you.  Usually, things are pretty light and airy at the farmhouse.  I love that so much, it also provides a nice backdrop to add some deep and warm color for the season of…warm blankets and good books.

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My husband made this jack-o-lantern when he was a little guy.  I love it so much.  It is probably my most favorite autumn treasure.

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I love old crocks.  This year, I decided to pile a few faux pumpkins and a gourd in ours.  They make me happy when I walk buy. That is the kind of home decor that I love.  Things that really matter…and make us feel good.

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Today, I have chores waiting, a house that doesn’t clean itself, and supper to think about.  You know what though?  I plan on enjoying all of the above.  This morning when I waved to my family and stepped back inside, I could smell warm toast in the air.  Thankfulness welled up within my heart.  I want to be the type of wife and momma and homemaker that actually lives here.  I don’t want it to be a job…I want it to be a life.

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(How fun is it that Christy Nockles, Christian singer and songwriter is featured in October’s issue of BHG!?  Her home is lovely!)

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It doesn’t take much to add autumn color to our homes.  You may not have a huge array of autumn decor.  No problem.  I plan on looking for a real pumpkin for our table and maybe one for our porch.  Eventually those will get nabbed…and the innards dug out.  The seeds will be salted and roasted.  Then, a happy little gap-toothed smile will emerge on the pumpkin’s big, round, face.  Another good place to pick up a little autumn decor is Dollar Tree.  A little pumpkin or gourd sitting by your coffee pot…just might make you smile, first thing in the morning.

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I hope that you have a wonderful first day of autumn!

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

 

 

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