Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Favorites

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend. Our weather was cooler and just perfect.
I love this time of year and on that note I felt inspired to share my fall favorites.
 Lanterns, leaves and candles. I would like to find these. Precious!
Fall plates and pumpkins always make a pretty display.
The warm glow of candles makes your home feel welcoming.
A delicious bowl of chili on a cool evening hits the spot.
Spiced ciders with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Yummy caramel apples. Mmmmm...How cute are the twigs?
I'm ready to work on my fall wardrobe.
My all time favorite nail polish in lovely fall shades.
Who wants to take a relaxing drive on this scenic winding road?
What are you fall favorites? Let me know. It's fun to share.
Have a wonderful week!

47 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Melissa, I think that drive along that winding road is my most favorite thing ever! We have to go way north to see that! Not much of that in Texas. I do love spiced ciders with orange slices and cinnamon sticks too! What I love about fall, if it ever gets cooler is wearing sweaters, boots, scarves and just the smells in the air! I love October, my most favorite month! Great post.

Nancy

sissie said...

Pumpkins, leaves, candles, cider and all the lovely things here remind me of fall.

hugs
Sissie

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I love fall clothes, Melissa! I love sweaters, jackets, boots... all of it! I also love that I get to use my Williams Sonoma simmering spices which make the whole house smell delicious.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these photos are wonderful! They truly capture the essence of fall. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments! You are such a beautiful person! Blessings to you!

Liz said...

Your photo favorites are all breathtaking and inspiring. What I would give for a hot cup of warm cider and a drive in my Jeep through a scenic mountain trail. Ahh, I adore fall. I think those candles with the leaves wrapped around them are such a great idea, and I LOVE those Lanterns.

Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

southerninspiration said...

Your post makes me SO eager for cooler weather. Here in TX we did get one little tease, but back in the 90's. I think we are possibly out of the triple digits, though! And this weekend, we have gotten some much longed for and needed rain.
Love the clothes in the pic and the nail polish colors!
Suzanne

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great post Melissa! I love the pictures. I'm still not sure I'm ready for fall, as that means that winter is around the corner, but I guess it's coming whether I want it to or not. :)

Have a great day!
Pam

Wendy said...

The weather is changing here, too. Warm days...cool nights! I felt inspired this weekend! Your decorations are beautiful and love your nail polish colors you picked!!
Hugs,
Wendy

heartfelt living said...

Hi Melissa,
I love all your fall pictures. Honestly, there is not to much about fall I don't like. I love the smell of the cool air, long walks, the warm colors but I especialy love the cool crisp nights cuddled up with a cozy blanket.
xx
Karen

Kelly said...

That last Fall picture looks amazing! Wish I was looking outside at that right now. We never get anything as vibrant as that here in the south. Guess we'll need to travel to the mountains to get close to that. Those caramel apples with sticks are such a neat idea too. I wonder how sturdy they are though. I officially feel like it's Fall once October arrives.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a pretty post!
Looking forward to the change of colors around here.
The first photo was so pretty with the leaves inside the lanterns!
Love that!

Sandy said...

Melissa, Beautiful photos, I think you may have captured all of the elements everyone thinks of when they think of fall.
Sandy

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful fall pictures, Melissa...how could you not love this time of year!! I love being surrounded by the outdoor colors and of course wearing all the fabulous sweaters and boots and jackets!! It feels like fall here in the Midwest...just 60 degrees. Perfect for being outdoors!!

XO,
Jane

Paula said...

Beautiful photos! I definitely felt like fall here this weekend.

My fall wardrobe really needs some work. I just hating taking time to shop!

iSavortheWeekend said...

Absolutely gorgeous. We're enjoying cool temps and now waiting for the trees to change color. Your decorations are inspiring! Thanks for sharing :)

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful photos! We had beautiful weather this weekend minus the gloomy clouds LOL It felt wonderfully cool.
My fall favorites are pumpkins and pumpkin patches, leaves changing, hot chocolate, warm colors, comfort foods and baking! ooh and scented candles.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the Fall Melissa...the colors...I remember the smells from Michigan when I was growing up...those memories are so vivid to me...and your pictures brought back a lot of them!!

L said...

Pretty fall inspiration pictures, Melissa. Those lanterns are very pretty. The winding road with all of those gorgeous trees is breathtaking.
Those are some great outfits and nail colors, too.
I love the sights and smells of fall.

Richella said...

Such lovely, warm images you've included here! I'd love to know where that road is--to drive along it would be wonderful.

I would never have thought to use real twigs to make caramel apples. That's a wonderful idea! Makes a fall classic even more appealing. :)

Lizabeth said...

I love the crisp air, the smell of apples, apple cider, and the gorgeous fall colors...taking the drives to see them- it's such a treat!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those lanterns. Not sure the color is going to be good around here this year. It was so hot and dry. We already lost leaves on some trees and they are trying to grow back. Yep, I love cleaning up leaves twice!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Still hot here but looking forward to the beautiful fall colors.

Becca said...

Beautiful inspirational pics, friend. I want to throw on one of those great outfits, splash a Fall OPI color on my long, fake nails (lol) and go for a cruise down that gorgeous Fall road, stopping to gather leaves to wrap around my hurricanes!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'd LOVE to take a drive down that winding road! Everything you have on this post is a wonderful herald of fall! Have a great week. blessings ~ tanna

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love this delicious looking post! Fall is in the air!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love those lanterns! But, I really would love to drive down that long and windy leafy road. So beautiful!

Chris said...

Even though it is still in the 90's here, you can make me realize it is beautiful fall weather somewhere.
Chris

Allison said...

Beautiful post! I just love it all!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Ahhh you are speaking to me here Melissa. I love everything about Fall there is to Love. My favorite is taking a weekend trip with the family up the mountains so we can see the color change. A nice sweater and Jeans I love too!

Traci said...

I'm loving the lanterns! I'm ready to work more on my fall wardrobe as well. I love hot tea & now that I'm running I really look forward to runs in the cool fall weather!

Kristens Creations said...

I still want some of those lanterns! Love them...I love burning candles at this time of year too. Great pics! Your dining room looks great! Love the way you did the wheat on the table. Kristen

A Hint of Home said...

Love your Fall decorations!
I just made chilli on Sunday. I will have to get some cider. Yours looks so yummy!

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds like you're ready for Fall. I'd love to have you join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Helen's Decor said...

Melissa, you're making me want to stay home and decorate with all my fall items. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Oh Melissa! I'm so ready for Fall! We've had cooler temps too...what a relief! Your beautiful photos have really put me in the mood!

All That Glitters said...

Melissa I sure hope you get you some! That's a wonderful deal!

Denise said...

I would love to take a drive down that road, it looks spectacular. I'm so ready for fall too Melissa, even though it's still in the 90's here!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi there stranger...how are you?? Great fall post,oh how I love this time of year..the only time I love the clothes is now..such a nice change from summer!!! Hope your keeping well! x0x0

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I would love to find some little black lanterns like that.
What a great Fall post, Melissa!
I love it!
Mona

Julie Harward said...

What a beautiful post...loved the caramel apples with the twigs..so cute! Happy Fall to you! :D

Bring Pretty Back said...

Melissa- I would love to go for a drive on that road.ahhhhhhhh
What a beautiful fall collection of photo's! Love the nail polish and the clothes and the decor. It is all heavenly.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Lori said...

Love that last photo, such gorgeous colors! I like those nail polish colors and your lanterns are great. The caramel apples look so yummy, hope to make some this weekend (twigs and all) after we go apple picking! :)

Justabeachkat said...

I'm starting to think Fall, but it's still very much summer here in Florida.

Love the idea of twigs for the candy apples!

Hugs,
Kat

April said...

Hi Melissa,
It's been awhile since I've been able to pay you a visit. I'm guessing that you're all settled into your new home. Everything looks absolutely GORGEOUS...but I would never expect anything different coming from you!

Barbara (WA) said...

I'm over here visiting from The Inspired Room and love those lanterns. Did a search and discovered they are Pottery Barn, FYI :o)

Shari Valicenti said...

The candle, burlap and leaf looks lovely. I found some burlap ribbon at Michaels I think would work this really well. Thanks so much for sharing!

Something Special said...

Oh I love all your fall favorites and your blog is beautiful. How is it that I have never visited here. I am becoming a new follower now.