Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Fall Y'all!

Please visit Rhoda for It's Fall Y'all!, Susan for Tablescape Thursday, and Michael for Foodie Friday, and be sure to check out the other participants while you're there.

The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them --
The summer flowers depart --
Sit still -- as all transform'd to stone,
Except your musing heart.

How there you sat in summer-time,
May yet be in your mind;
And how you heard the green woods sing
Beneath the freshening wind.
Though the same wind now blows around,
You would its blast recall;
For every breath that stirs the trees,
Doth cause a leaf to fall.

Oh! like that wind, is all the mirth
That flesh and dust impart:
We cannot bear its visitings,
When change is on the heart.
Gay words and jests may make us smile,
When Sorrow is asleep;
But other things must make us smile,
When Sorrow bids us weep!

The dearest hands that clasp our hands, --
Their presence may be o'er;
The dearest voice that meets our ear,
That tone may come no more!
Youth fades; and then, the joys of youth,
Which once refresh'd our mind,
Shall come -- as, on those sighing woods,
The chilling autumn wind.

Hear not the wind -- view not the woods;
Look out o'er vale and hill--
In spring, the sky encircled them --
The sky is round them still.
Come autumn's scathe -- come winter's cold --
Come change -- and human fate!
Whatever prospect Heaven doth bound,
Can ne'er be desolate.

I love fall! In fact, it's my favorite time of the year...


"Autumn Joy" sedum...

Won't you come in and visit?

A mug of steaming veggie soup to warm you up...

Let's check out the dining room, all decked out for fall...

Cornucopia candle holder with pumpkin-colored candle...

Let's have apple cider tea by the fireplace, along with a mulling spice spoon...

....or, perhaps, hot chocolate with a big, fluffy marshamallow...

A marshmallow roast around a bonfire...

Some easy comfort food to warm you...

A cozy glass of wine on a chilly night...

New fall-colored pillows...

Thanks for stopping by. Come back and visit again soon!

Bird and pine cone candle holders, candle snuffer, tapers and pillars are from Colonial Candle
Pumpkin-shaped candle holders are from Target
Cornucopia candle holders are by Heisey
Small glass pumpkins are from Dollar Tree
***Don't forget that Colonial Candle is offering my readers a $15 discount off an order of $60 or more through 10/31/09. Use promo code MAMAISON15 at checkout.


  1. Your decorations are just gorgeous. I love all the pretty flowers too. Everything just looks so pretty and fall like. Your dinner looks so yummy too. What a great job. Hugs, Marty

  2. Beautiful and yummy Fall post, Tammy!

    Happy Fall!

  3. so easy to put together, so welcoming and warm

    Have a great week!

  4. I love fall too and it sure looks inviting at your place.

  5. I don't know where to start...every pic of your decorations and 'scape are beautiful!


  6. Your tower of goodies is so full and pretty. I have the brown wire pumpkin candle holders. Mine are 3 attached in a curving S shape. I like what you have done with yours, adding in the pretty fruit.

  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty to all of it!


  8. All of these pictures are Fall PERFECT! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog soon! I've got a giveaway - hot to that I think you might like for a spooky tablescape for 4! :)

  9. What lovely fall vignettes you have created! I love how you added a pretty fall ribbon to your bunny rabbit! Nice touch.

  10. Hi Tammy...

    Girlfriend, your home is so beautiful all dressed up in its fall finery! I love it all!!! So many pretty warm autumn favorite!!! Love the pretty table vignette and ohhh my, your buffet is decroated beautifully!!! I love, love, LOVE your pretty glass stackable pedistals trays...ohhh, and all the beautiful autumn items! Oh yes...I need one of those stackable trays...they make a lovely vignette!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us today...what a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  11. I love the little golden turkey dish... where did you get it? I have other dishes like it in green and pink, but have never seen yellow.

    I guess I am the only one in blogland that missed out on the little glass pumpkins at the Dollar Tree... I will have to run right out and see if they have any left.

    I also have to say that your flowers are beautiful!

  12. All your fall decorations, inside and out, are so beautiful and cozy. Great post, thanks for sharing.

  13. Love all your fall touches! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  14. Everything is so nice! Your decor is beautiful. Hope you'll stop by to visit with me.

  15. Beautifully presented, Ms. T! Your photographs are awesome & so are your various vignettes throughout your lovely home.
    p.s. Dinner looks good, too!!! :D

  16. There's nothing like new pillows to spike up the season! The fireplace looks enchanting. Your fall decor says, welcome, come on in!

  17. I love all the Autumn touches! Great job!

  18. Put out another glass of wine cause I'm on my way! Wow, how inviting all your pictures are. I love them. And I love especially your little cornucopia candle holder *sigh*.

    Thanks for sharing and please stop by for a visit. I forgot to put out soup and goodies, but there's always a bottle of wine waiting :-)

  19. Very pretty and inviting..those pumpkin votive holders are so pretty.

  20. So lovely and elegant. The cornucopia candle holder is darling! Love it!

  21. Hi, Tammy, how very Fallish it is at your house! It's all beautiful, thank you for joining the Fall party & for being a faithful reader.

  22. WOW...such beautiful pics you have here...your home looks soooooo pretty! Thanks for sharing.


  23. Hello Tammy - it's nice to meet ya! Oh my, you have so many wonderful Fall decorations. My fave is the tiered cake stand - it's fabulous! And I really like those red lamps. thank you for sharing!


  24. I am slowly making my way around blogland. All of this writing and rewriting is getting to me. I love your FF food looks great. I would love mashed potatoes and gravy right now. All of your fall decorations are beautiful. Your bench looks great! You will not believe this, but I have that same 3-pumpkin candle holder (wire). I am going to go find mine and set it out.

  25. Beautiful tablescapes and such beautiful pics! Tammy...your attention to detail is wonderful! The poem was wonderful!

  26. I enjoyed all your pictures. Everything is beautiful! I would love a cup of tea and your lovely dinner as well:)


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