Today is the beginning of October and its a perfect Fall day. The air is crisp. My landlord just started up the radiator for the season. And I’ve got an apple crisp in the oven. I love this season!
So, in honour of all that I love about Autumn, I got the apartment ready for the season too. Just a little time dressing the place up goes a long way to how it makes my day when I walk into see this.
My beloved Maltese Falcon is back in action on the bookcase and right now I have him keeping company with some gourds and a little pumpkin I found at the fruit market the other day. I was going for a run, and had to stop when I saw the display out front. The five little gourds were only $1 and so was the pumpkin. I already had the vine pumpkin and leaves from last year as well, so it was a super cheap little mantle/bookcase display.
I also added some colour to the couch by switching out my turquoise Spring/Summer futon cover with my favorite red micro suede cover. I also made new orange woven cushion covers for some of the cushions on the couch.
I love the texture and weight of this woven orange fabric. It adds alot of warmth to the room.
Of course, the candle holders that I made last week were also front and centre on the coffee table. I love lighting these in the evening when I get home. They really at to the atmosphere.
I also put a few fall touches in the kitchen as well. I took a large glass hurricane, filled it up with pinecones and leaves, and then added a tall pillar candle in the centre. I’m VERY careful not to light this unless I’m in the room. I don’t want to burn any of those leaves. My favorite little pumpkin candy jar is back in business too.
I only have a few caramels inside right now, but I’m hoping to fill it up with my favorite Charleston Chews again soon. Yum!
Even Whiskey has gotten into the Fall spirit! I swapped his stainless steel bowls for some Fall coloured bowls in light green and pumpkin orange. He doesn’t seem to mind.
Be sure to check back tomorrow when I post about what else I’ve changed in the apartment! 🙂