The Coming of Fall – Autumn Gatherings Fall Blog Hop
I am so excited to link up to these wonderful blogs and participate in the Autumn Gatherings Fall Blog Hop.
I bought a 1927 Foreclosure Home in August of 2014. Redoing one room at a time is not proving easy but will be so worth it. A judge in our town of Mt. Airy NC owned it and you can tell he loved it. I’m so thankful that many of those features still exist today. Like 3 Fireplaces, a huge front porch that extends the entire length of the front of my home. I also have the fortune of hardwood floors in many rooms. A few need work but we are sanding and finishing as time allows. The other feature I truly love is the old french doors that separate our rooms and the original wood work that was never painted over. I love that is it rich in history and has felt like a “home” since the moment I first walked in. But enough about that let me show you what Autumn means to me!
To me fall means slowing down a little and taking time to enjoy all that summer has given to us. I love just sitting in a rocker and reading a few chapters of a book about yesteryear. Now a days you will find me reading The Love comes Softly Series from Janette Oke without a doubt she is my favorite writer.
I love how she transports me to a yesteryear where life seemed simpler and kinder.
Fall is also time for Autmn Crafts like Chalk Painted Mason Jars. We will have a blog post on this up soon.
Fall is the time to let your imaginations and your homey side flourish. In just a few quick moments you can turn a simple jar into a wonderful way to show off your fall plantings.
Just look at how much brighter just walking into the kitchen is. Mum’s are always a beautiful sign of Fall.
In fact my front porch is bursting with these beautiful flowers.
Fall also means canning in our home. I can as much as I have time for. That means a ton this year 🙂
I love being able to open a jar in the winter knowing that the jars I canned were canned with love and without any artificial.
That kind of satisfaction means a lot to me.
If you are like me in the fall and you have an abundance of Herbs. I harvest mine and prep them to come inside so I have them all year round.
You can find our recipe How to Preserve Fresh Herbs Here
Nothing we plant goes to waste and same is true for Harvesting Rosemary and Peppermint.
Fall is also a perfect time to Make your own Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo Here
And for our finale.. Decorating for Autumn in my home!
What ways do you celebrate fall? We would love to hear and be sure to check out the other lovely homes featured in the series at
9/9: Dixie Delights & Slightly Coastal
9/10: That Southern Chick & The Pink Clutch
9/11: Heathered Nest & Southern State of Mind
9/12: Laura’s Little House Tips & C’mon Get Crafty
9/13: Countryside Heirlooms & Love My DIY Home
9/14: Dandelion Patina & Love of Home
Fall home tours are amazing!