The summer’s sea stars turn into white pumpkins in the front door’s transom.
Taking a moment to take it all in. Wow!
Chewy candy corn and pumpkins are a crowd fave…especially when served in my Sea bags bucket bags.
Can’t ever have enough Baby Boos!
Mums take the place of the faded, spindly petunias on the West Patio.
My favorite fall styling moment is filling oversized baskets and platters with beautiful freshly picked apples. Impactful!
Holly’s Apple Roses are just one way to enjoy the flavor and beauty of the season.
A super easy, light and tasty French Apple Tart I love to bake.
Bobbing for apples anyone?
A humble batch of Apple Cider donuts gets fancy by stacking them high onto a vintage glass pedestal plate.
A stroll down the road takes much longer than usual. (Stopping to snap a picture every few feet.)
Summer into fall’s Zinnias with a backdrop of what’s to come…Winterberry.
Last call for all flowering perennials!
I patiently wait all year for the mustard yellow yarrow to bloom. When they drink up all their water in the container, they’ll naturally dry! (Same with Hydrangea.)
Now’s the time to plant spring flowering bulbs. I’m waiting for my white tulip and daffy order to come in…
Paper white bulbs are waiting to be potted up. I usually do this right after Thanksgiving to get full blooms for Christmas.
The final digging in the kitchen garden.
In the fall, there’s nothing like sitting around a campfire on a chilly evening, roasting those freshly dug potatoes in a big cast iron skillet with garlic, onion, rosemary, and bacon! Recipe here.
Moss hunting before the snow flies! My potted plants always get a fresh dressing of green before the holidays.
This old house is always in need of creative storage solutions.
Fall wouldn’t be fall at Connecticut Country House if we didn’t have beautifully seasoned wood to feed our 2 fireplaces.
It’s time for creating “killer” cheeseboards! The secret? It’s all about the assortment, and in the way it’s styled.
Nothing says fall like a big pot of Country House Harvest Soup.
Cleaning up the fallen leaves for the 5th time. And now they’re also wet. Ugh.
Time to send a care package of chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies to the boy at school. (I think I’ll make a little extra for Murph and me.)
My wooly tartans come out to play.
Crackling fires to keep us toasty on raw, rainy days.
Hot apple cider and freshly popped popcorn anyone?
Picking up a good read…
…and curling up with it in the best chair in the house.
Happy Fall dear friends!