Anticipating Autumn

“But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:17-18‬ ‭

My “sweet home Alabama” finally received several days of good soaking rain and lower temps last week.  Summer is waning and autumn is on my mind! After a few months of scorching heat, I welcome the change!  With the new season coming upon us, I can’t help but think forward to cooler nights to sit on the patio,  the changing of leaves everywhere we look, pumpkin flavored everything, and let’s not forget college football (Roll Tide!) I took to my Pinterest board for some autumn inspiration and I want to share with you, my fabulous readers!

(Click the photo for the original source)  The falling leaves and a split rail fence sing autumn’s song!
Maple trees provide gorgeous autumn color!  And look at the elegant fence!   I bet the mailman enjoys delivering to this box!  The ladder is a great idea for a rustic porch! Pumpkins and mums are autumn staples! Who would not enjoy this bountiful table?  The burlap tablecloth adds the perfect touch to this outdoor soirée! Lovely neutral mantel for those who don’t want to use orange for the season! The sweater pillow and blanket welcomes you to enjoy this cozy chair! This idea is great for an entrance table or dining buffet!  What is autumn without comfort food?  Sweet potatoes, spicy sausage, sweet bell peppers, and caramelized onions for a fall dinner! Butternut squash is a favorite fall vegetable and bacon makes everything tasty!  We all enjoy a bowl of hearty, home-made soup for a crisp autumn evening! Apple harvest pound cake is a great ending! Who can resist a spicy pumpkin cake with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting? This is a simple centerpiece to make, you just need the right container.  What I love is it will keep for several weeks!  I may use this idea for my kitchen island! This centerpiece will transition from autumn to Christmas…feathers, pine cones, and magnolia leaves! Classic and elegant…sprig of rosemary…satin ribbon…golden leaf…mini pumpkin.  Ladies, this is easy to pull off!  Rosemary is so easy to grow and I use it for cooking and decorating!
A woodland setting with all the right elements!  An autumnal buffet with great style!  Note the varying heights, textures, and colors! Golden touches for autumn! Now how easy is this?  I will be using this for Tablescape Tuesday – stay tuned!  Tea lights and pumpkins for a seasonal centerpiece! What is autumn (especially in the south) without football!  ROLL TIDE ROLL!

What about you?  How will you decorate for autumn?  Do you have special recipes for cooler weather?  What football team do you root for?  We love hearing from you!

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  1. lulu says:

    Summer is so short in Maine that I want autumn to hold off, but already there are signs it’s not far away. I was shocked to see a few trees with leaves already changing.

  2. Annie says:

    Fall is my favorite season, but since orange is not my favorite football teams color. I have to decorate a separate area with my team colors. The rest of the house gets the beautiful fall colors.

  3. Jo Ann Barnett says:

    Oh, how I love fall! And am sooo ready for it. The pictures are great …I tried to pick my favorite, but couldn’t . But one really caught my eye as being unique, the centerpiece using magnolia leaves. I’ve never used them for fall, but I will now! I think I’ll also deck out my mailbox. And a big Auburn “WAR EAGLE”!!!!! to your Roll Tide. Hugs!!

  4. The last few days have been so nice with lower temps that I am yearning for a long fall too.It was a treat this week to be able to walk later in the morning. All the fall images does get you in the mood for a new season. I’m not quite ready for the pumpkins yet because I know we will still have some more heat in south Alabama. I love the heirloom varieties and love to shop the market in Huntsville where my daughter lives.
    We are Bama fans too. Our daughter and son-in-law are Auburn fans so it is sad we can’t watch the Alabama -Auburn game together.
    As always you inspire. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  5. Kim says:

    Ooh-la-LA! You found some gorgeous pictures! With our cooler weather this week, I’m so ready for fall. At the very least, apple pie and ice cream. Hmm…I have apples, I have crust, apple pie is a must! Thanks for this post packed with irresistable inspiration. :-)

  6. Stephanie says:

    {{sigh}} Sweet, beautiful Autumn…. This post is full of such delightful ideas for such a pretty season. And the food….yes, please! :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, my friend. I’m actually on time with my visiting this week! hehe

  7. AnnMarie says:

    I love all of the great Fall ideas you showed here. Would love those recipes too! I really want my favorite season to arrive but we are supposed to get really warm again here in the Northeast! I think of Fall as starting in October so hopefully it will feel like it then.

  8. Judy says:

    Hi Pam, I found your blog on The Scoop and just had to check it out. It looks like you are from Alabama….I’m in Montgomery! I’ve been blogging almost 8 years but have cut way back on my posting for the last couple of years since I take care of my 95 year old mom and have grandchildren here in town. I would love for you to visit me at if you get a chance.

    You asked what team I yell for and you might not like me after I shout “War Eagle”!

  9. Hi Pam, thank you for sharing this beautiful post! I live for Fall and you have given me so much inspiration:) Please join our party, Friday Favorites, at and share what you have been working on! Door open every Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see you there. Have a super day!!

  10. Becky says:

    Loving this beautiful post with great decorating ideas! We are looking forward to fall. I am just down the road from you in Sylacauga. I’ve enjoyed your lovely blog and found it inspirational. Blessings to you & Roll Tide Roll!

  11. lelaburris says:

    Oh Pam, these photos are really making me push summer out of my life quicker than I should. I just can’t wait for the leaves to change to shades of red, orange, and yellow. The world is so beautiful (especially here in the south) during this time. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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