I have been busy getting the house ready for Autumn this week. I love to change everything over in October to warm, autumny colours.
In my living room the mantle piece is covered in berries, pumpkins and candles - the cushion covers are changed for orange leafy patterned ones, rustic bowls of cones and crab apples are put on the hearth and decorative acorns are hung from handles and book cases.
The kitchen tea towels are swapped over for autumn coloured ones and my 'summer' salt and pepper pots are changed over for these lovely red and orange ones. I've been making large batches of butternut squash and orange soup this week and will be serving it in my favourite pumpkin shaped soup tureen!
As you can see I tend to go 'autumn mad' but I love it, especially on these darker, colder nights - the colours make the house seem so warm and cosy!
Not everything has to be orange! These wonderful yellows and golds are so rich - I am now after a shrub for the garden with berries in that vivid yellow colour!