Fall is a time of year that brings back many memories- the first day of school, the start of crisp sweater weather days, applesauce simmering on the stove… we could go on for days! It seems like taking the time to really appreciate these moments came easier as kids. Now fall is just another season filled with deadlines and booked schedules. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Here are few quick, easy, and thrifty ways to make the most of fall:
- Brighten up your kitchen table with a fall themed centerpiece. This could be as easy as a bowl of fresh apples from the farmer’s market or as elaborate as custom-made piece (from Thornberry Cottage, of course!). This way every time you pass by your table, your eye will catch that splash of color
- Take a minute to fill your home with the smells of fall when you know you are going to be around the house for a few hours. If you are feeling ambitious, place some Aspen Mulling Spices on the stove for a tasty treat later. If you are short on time, you can simply light a candle. Our favorites for fall are Colonial Candle’s Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Apple Toddy.
- Find those dusty pictures of your own first day of school and frame them next to those of your family. It will be a conversation starter if they look anything like my own school pictures!
- Tuck a fragrance sachet, like Greenleaf’s cinnamon, in a hot pad and place in your oven. Then, whenever you open the oven, you’ll get a quick whiff of a yummy!
The girls of Thornberry Cottage would be happy to help you find just the right piece to add some autumn spark to your home. Come visit us and explore the possibilities!