Friday, September 22, 2006

Welcome Autumn!

It is overcast here at our house and we are hoping for some rain on this first day of fall. Either that or some cooler weather. It is 81 and humid right now!

I have all of my fall decorations up and wanted to show you a few of them.
Here is my fall wreath. I left my garden spade doorknocker up until Christmas. I found the leaf garlands, sunflowers and ribbon all at the dollar store. :0)

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

A fall garden flag greets you near our front door.

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

It is our tradition to watch Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea on the first day of fall so that is what we will be doing today. Since we don't get the dramatic change of seasons where we live, it is always nice to watch this movie, which was mostly filmed in Ontario, Canada where I grew up. There are alot of fall scenes in it. :0)

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

We are also going to make sugar cookies and use our fall leaf cutters and fall sprinkles to decorate them. We will drink warmed apple cider flavored with some wonderful mulling spices that my friend Revee gave me yesterday. :0)

Cookie cutters
Originally uploaded by pwinn.

I hope you all have a wonderful first day of fall!

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence


Laurie said...

Happy first day of Autumn! I was at Walmart yesterday and picked up the fall leaf cookie cutters and some sprinkles ~ I plan on making a batch of sugar cookies to send my Dad! I hope you and yours have a lovely day...

Susan P. said...

Kelli, your Fall home is so beautiful! I love all the little fall touches you have been showing us, everything is so charming. The cookies and cider sounds delic. and I think it is a wonderful idea to watch the movie. Have fun! If it's any consolation, it is ninety degrees here in Virginia today:) Happy Fall!

Reviekat said...

Has it cooled down yet, Kelli? I love your fall decorations and a day of baking, cider and Anne sounds wonderful!

Rowan said...

It sounds as though you are going to have a perfect day - it conjures up such a lovely inviting and cosy picture. I wish we had things like Fall leaf cookie cutters and Fall sprinkles in UK!

Anonymous said...

Happy Fall to you also.
I'm coming over for some sugar cookies and cider at your house!

Beck said...

I love that you watch Anne on the first day of Autumn - what a great tradition! I think I'm going to get my own copy so I can follow your lead next year!
And the dollar store is responsible for pretty much all of my fall decor, too!

dot said...

Happy first day of fall Kelli! Love your decorations. The cookie cutters sound cute. I bought a pumpkin cutter but haven't used it yet. Hope ya'll enjoy the day!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I have never watched either of those movies! Nor read the books...dont shout at's Mama's fault!! LOL...oh I dont want to go to work tomorrow...I want to go watch the leaves change!!!!!

Creative Life Studio said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Kelli. I love the ribbon!

Enjoy the first day of Autumn!

~ Nicole

P.S. Your letter is in the mail. :)

Marci said...

Well Tina, if you are going to watch them both in one day, it will take you about 8 hours, but very worth it. =)

I think it is so important to have traditions in our home. I love reading about what others do.

Thanks for sharing.

Carole Burant said...

Happy first day of Fall to you too:-) Love your wreath and flag, so very beautiful!! I also love the Fall traditions you have...I bet the house smells so good between the cookies and cider...yummmm! Hugs xoxo

Amanda said...

I love that movie! :)

Crescent said...

Thank you for the tour, your cookie cutters reminded me that I need to make up some cookies this week with my fall leaves cutters as well.

homespun living said...

Kelli, I can hardly keep up with all your wonderful posts...I am going to take some time to read all the ones I've missed recently.
I love your fall traditions and decorating!! Debbie

Isabella in the 21st Century said...

I love Anne of Green Gables! What a great tradition. My DH took the children out yesterday to look for conkers and leaves so we'll make a "nature bowl" today...but that's about as far as I get with Autumn decorating...we don't do it in the UK. Perhaps we should !

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,
I'm like Clarice...can I pretty-please come to your home?? Wow, everything is lovely and you have some wonderful memory-making ideas! Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea are big-time favorites at our house! You and I have a lot in common...I know we'd be great friends if we lived closer!
Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to read more! Also, thanks for your visits to my blog and your sweet are so encouraging!! I've added you to my favorite links section.
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings to a kindred spirit!

Christine said...

You have such a lovely variety of ideas to welcome fall. I just love Anne of Green Gables, as well. May your autumn be truly blessed.