As a Sleepy Hollow native I quote our native son and his observations on this time of year:
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet…. As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye… ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn.
Washington Irving, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
Here are 10 Inspirational Ideas to bring the Fall and Harvest into your home from Natural Kitchen and Home.
1. Decorate your tabletop with a nature inspired centerpiece.
Fill this naturally elegant Acacia Wood Nut Bowl with a pewter Acorn Cap with tasty tidbits like dried fruits and nuts.
2. Create a fall foliage arrangement. Go outside and explore the woods and fields or visit a farmer’s market. Search for fall fir greenery, branches, pine cones or berries and arrange in a decorative table pitcher. Solid Pewter Gourd Table Pitcher shown below.
3. Illuminate your home with the soft glow of candlelight as days are shorter and nights are longer. Candlelight creates a sense of warmth and coziness like hibernating inside your home when the cooler weather arrives. Use an assortment of votive candle holders or a pair of elegant hurricane candle lanterns. Pictured below are Recycled Glass Votive Candle Holders in Copper and Pearl and Acorn and Oak Leaf Hurricane Pillar.
Hand-Printed Snowflake Italian Botticino Marble
5. Create a fall harvest inspired mantle or sideboard display. Use this elegant Pumpkin Pewter and Glass Serving Stand as the centerpiece and adorn with fruits, small pumpkins or gourds, berries and greenery.
6. Decorate using fruits of the fall harvest like apples, pumpkins, squash, cranberries and grapes.
7. Welcome people to your home with a beautifully decorated front door. Indian corn or flint corn is symbolic of this time and holds a special place in history (read more here). Be creative, check out this link on 7 DIY Wreaths You Can Make Yourself.
8. Accent your home décor with fall colors like persimmon and maize, deep rusts, greens, golds and browns. Change out throws, blankets, pillows and table linens to reflect the autumnal colors.
9. Fill your home with the aroma of spices and ciders. Create your own potpourri and let the simmering scents warm your home. Follow the link for a simple Holiday Spice potpourri recipe using everyday items found in your pantry. Or simmer up a batch of homemade Apple Cider recipe and serve up in a beautiful Apple Bouquet glass table pitcher