My Alpine Home

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall-ing in love with Fall. . .

Hello my friends,
this morning on Instagram someone asked what our favorite thing about Fall was.
 
I had to think for a minute, because what's not to love about fall?
Other than the fact that Winter follows.  lol!
 
 
Here are some of the things I love about Fall:
                        1.  the changing of the leaves
                        2.  cozy quilts
                        3.  pumpkins
                        4.  cooler temps
                        5.  sleeping with the windows open
 
As soon as September arrives I pull out my Fall quilt made up of half square triangles, stars and pumpkins.
 
When it comes to pillows, it's all about the layering.  :)
 
 
 
I was wishing that I had made fall covers for my Euro pillows when I made the ticking pillow cases a few years ago.  Didn't think to at the time.
That's when it hit me to cover them with a couple of old feed sacks that I had picked up in St. George last Spring.
 


I simply slipped them on and folded them over.  I used the back side because the black lettering was perfect!
 

 
You might say, I'm Fall-ing in love!
 
I had two gold regular shams that I tucked in between.
 
 
I made the Fall Greetings pillow for my front porch last year.  I decided it would be a fun addition to the bed.  The sun turned the burlap a golden color.  Worked fine with the gold tones in my quilt.


 
A simple burlap wreath hangs on the chippy green door.
 
I added a few fall touches to my bench.
 
 
 
 
Yup, Fall-ing in love!

 


My friend, Ann's daughter did my chalkboard art.  It's actually a canvas I painted a few years ago to hang above the bed now and then.
 
Haven't hung it yet, because I want to play with it
 a little first.  hee-hee
 
When I showed it to hubby and told him I was going to hang it above the bed he said, "I've already fallen in love with you". 
Best thing he could have ever said!
 
There are so many more things I love about fall:
                                  5.  Caramel apples
                                  6.  bottling
                                  7.  drives up the canyon
                                  8.   harvesting from the garden
 
I could go on and on.
How about you?  What's your favorite thing about fall?
 
hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:




 

46 comments:

BarberryLane Designs said...

Gosh I love the way the black sets off the caramel Fall colors. And your quilt is gorgeous...what a beautiful way to 'sleep with the windows open' and 'Fall-ing' in Love...too sweet!

sweet violets said...

My favorite things about Fall, me very favorite season!!!

cool, crisp air.
changing leaves.
the night sky.
apples from the local orchards.
pumpkin fry cakes.
sweaters.
corduroy jackets.
it gets dark earlier.
cooking stews and baking pies.
not breaking into a sweat every time you step outside!!!

And next is my 2nd favorite season.....Winter!!!
Yes, I love winter.....no yard work!!! xoxoxo

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh, my goodness Jann! Looking mighty cute at your house! LOVE your quilt and pillowcases!!! xox

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How wonderful that you have one of your hand-stitched quilts for every season of the year! Your bedroom is all decked out for the coming of fall. Sweet!

20 North Ora said...

Jann - What a gorgeous quilt! I love Fall because of the cooler temps but dread winter. I don't like being inside when the snow and ice come around. But, there are so many wonderful things about Fall.

Judy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You married one smart man there! I love Fall and Winter. No matter how cold it gets, the worse Winter day is better than the best Summer day as far as I'm concerned.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the weather in Fall, not that we have many pretty leaves. But sleeping under quilts, wearing sweaters and comfort food. Wish we had more of the 4 Seasons, but it's normally Spring and Hot Summers.
Have a great week. The temps are going to be close to 100's for the next week. UGH....
However, I have been decorating with all my Fall
decorations. Hope to do a post soon.
Hugs,
Mary

Susie said...

Jann, I love all your cute fall things. Amazing pillows. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

LV said...

Love the changing of the leaves. I wish I had that quilt. I just have way too many, but love yours.

Sarah said...

Jann, that's a sweet hubby! I like the fall details you added to your bed. Great idea for the euro pillows. Love those feed sacks.
What do I love about Fall? ~ the crisp air, wearing sweaters and jeans again, shopping at Round Top Antique Week, pumpkins, and all the beautiful earthy colors.
Happy Fall!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love everything about Fall!! Hope to do some Fall decorating here soon. There are a lot of things going on here...so I haven't blogged in a little while. Hope to write on my blog sometime this coming week.
~Cindy

Kim said...

I'm thinking I am falling in love with your old feed sack pillows. Gorgeous!! Your home spruced up for Fall looks lovely!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful fall decorations, my friend. I love your sweet little pumpkins - did you make them? Have a blessed Labor Day, Jann. Hugs!

A Joyful Cottage said...

What an inspiring post, Jann. I'm ready to get my Fall vibe on now. LOL Your bedroom is charming, and oh. . .God bless your husband. What a sweet man. He rates high in my book with that comment! What I love about Fall? Pulling on a sweater, suddenly hot tea sounds good again, pumpkins and Indian corn, seeing the Maples turn and crunching leaves under my feet. Enjoy it all!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Oh, Jann! You have set such a wonderful Fall mood. My Autumn favorites include ~ the school bus rolling down our street, sweater weather, sipping hot tea from antique teacups, making pumpkin soup, and pumpkins on the front porch! We are still having hot, sticky days in the Midwest, but it won't be long now... ♡

NanaDiana said...

I fell in love in Fall and it has always been MY season. It is a season of renewal for me- one when my hopes and dreams burn brightest. Loved this post- xo Diana

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I just love what you did and the quilt is so pretty.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That quilt is gorgeous and screams Fall! So do your fun assortment of pillows. I love all the same things you do about Fall, adding all the comfort foods to cook like chili and the homemade breads like cheddar apple bread. The only thing I don't like is the damp rain that can sometimes take over!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, your bedding is so beautiful. I love Fall to, it's like a breath of fresh air. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Jo

Rose L said...

Love your fall bedroom look!

Junkchiccottage said...

Looking so sweet for fall in your house. Love your pillows and the quilt just gorgeous. Have a great holiday today and wonderful start to the new week.
Kris

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. Love this. I love your quilt. Pleaaaaaaaase! Come over and link at the Fabulous Fall Party! This weeks linky is open.
Love this! XXOO. Oh and link your linky too! Have a good week.

Katie Mansfield said...

The little pumpkin pillows on the bench are too cute. I was thinking about doing a pumpkin appliqué and putting it in a picture frame. Your quilt and shams are so pretty.

Lynn Bean said...

Love all of your fall touches! I suppose my favorite parts of fall are the beautiful colors, campfires, tailgating, football games, and tartan plaids with pumpkins! Have a wonderful day! Lynn

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jann,
What a fun post, your quilt is gorgeous and perfect for Fall. What I like about Fall is Apple Cider, the crisp cool mornings, the beautiful leaves and no air conditioning or heat!
Have a great week,
Gina

Consider It All Joy said...

Wow, that fall bedding makes me just want to jump right in, so inviting, comfy and cozy looking! Fall makes me happiest because at some point, not sure when, but some day it will be under 100 degrees - Yay~~ Blessings, Cindy

Susan Clayton said...

Love the pillows. Pinning right now.
We are having ANOTHER heat wave so I am still in summer mode.

doodles n daydreams said...

Well it is spring in my part of the world but i would love to fall into that beautiful bed you have there. Maybe because it is 11:15pm here and I should be falling into my own bed. So I'll head off. i enjoyed your post, have a great week.

Diana

kate steeper said...

It has to be the awesome patchwork of the harvested fields , theres just something that makes me smile in stacks of straw . The completeness of it all but i must admit ive reached the age where i dread winter these days

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful quilt Jann! Your what I like about fall sounds just like my list, especially sleeping with the windows open. I get such a great night of sleep! What a sweet comment from your hubby too!
Hugs,
Kelly

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
So pretty!! I really love the pillows!!
I am starting my Fall decorating now too but it is 90 degrees here, breaking records!! A cool down to the 70's is predicted for the end of the week! Thank Goodness!!
Thanks so much for always taking the time to drop by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann,
I love your quilt, and pillows on the bed! I too love the cooler temps and sleeping with the windows opened.
Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

xinex said...

Love the Fall beddings and pillows, girgeous quilt! Yep. Love that Fall is coming soon...Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your autumn quilt is so pretty, Jann! I was married in October, so that has always been my favorite month. When I lived in NY I loved the oak trees would turn shades of red and orange by the end of October.

Fall comes early to Colorado--in a week or two all the aspens will be golden, by October we will have our first snow!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Jann! We love your new fall look! There's nothing like a quilt to give that wonderful cozy feeling. Your pillow ideas are great, perfect with the quilt. It's so fun to get new looks by covering them and the covers store flat, decorative and a space saver, what could be better?
Hope you enjoy every moment of fall! Blessings, Edie Marie and Marie Antoinette

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Jann, there is so much I love about Fall but the temps are still hot my way and I just cannot get in the mood! Mercy...we need some cooler weather! But I am thinking pumpkin pies! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Laura Lane said...

LOVE your bed coverings!

I love everything about Fall even that winter follows!

Rue said...

Hi Jann :)

What a lovely Fall bedroom you have! Your pillows are so cute and so is that sign :)

Thank you so much for you sweet comment.

xo,
rue

Kathy Moreland said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! I love your pillows too! Great fall decor!

Winnie said...

I happen to love pillows, and these are wonderful!!
Not the colors that I'm used to and maybe that is why they look even more beautiful to me

Oliva Ohlson said...

Your bed looks so welcoming and ready to fall into anc cozy up!!! I love your ticking pillows!!!

My favorite thing about fall is sleeping with the windows open, followed by the changing color of the leaves, then sweaters,...I don't think I have just one fall favorite!!!

Muchmore Creative said...

Love you fall decor! Especially the chalkboard :)

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my goodness I love each and every one of your pillows Jann! The Fall colors, textures, and patterns compliment one another beautifully!

Wen Sylvestre said...

I love your pumpkins, they're beautiful! I love Fall too, especially the fresh air after the hot summer :) Coming over from Roses of Inspiration. Wishing you a beautiful day, Wen

Jess said...

Oh my gosh! This looks so cute!!

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Fran. said...

My favorite thing about FALL is the beauty of Gods painting of the trees all around me. I also love the Sun flowers and Black eyed Susans kinda dying off and corn stalks and apple n pumkin donuts!! And Pumpkin Spice Coffee n Cappacino!! Pumpkins and my favorite Carmel Apples!! And pumpkin sweets that are everywhere!! ha-ha there are a lot of things now that I think of it!! ha-ha AND genious on the burlap bag pillow covers!! Happy fall!! XOXO Love Fran.