Monday, October 2, 2017

I've Done The Taste Testing




October is here.
That means the heat and humidity is coming to an end.
And, Pumpkin everything has taken over.

I walk early each morning 
and noticed one of my favorite neighbors had decorated for fall. 
I call it "subtle elegance"!



On a Neighbors Fence


Neighbors Ready For Fall

Sometimes, even here near the Gulf of Mexico where green is king in Autumn, 
 Mother Nature does her own Autumn decorating.


In a neighbors yard


Around the Neighborhood


Pumpkins at home.
The acorn candle is new this year.


Hello Fall




Fall Frolic!



Cookies




I've been drinking Teavana Chai Tea
 from my Autumn mug by Susan Branch.
  Dreaming of cooler days.

I can always depend on Trader Joe's for yummy pumpkin everythings!
Petite Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Petite shortbread cookies with Pumpkin Spice or Yogurt icing.
I'm happy to report that I've done the taste testing for you
and the cookies are yummy.


Hello Fall



Wishing YOU well and much joy!







34 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like your neighbour's metal pumpkin fence finials! I like the squirrel plate too but it reminds me that My Rare One is AT WAR right now with squirrels who have taken up residence under her garden shed.

Sylvia said...

Love all the fall d├ęcor and your plates!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the pumpkins are cute. I like all the Fall decorations. The cookies sound yummy, I might have to make a trip to Trader Joe's. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Autumn mug sure is special! Can I use it when I come for tea? Love all of the Fall colors in our decor...even though it's not very Fall like outside! Hugs!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I wish I had stock in TJs. I love all the fall foods.

I too love to walk in the early mornings. I don't decorate, but enjoy the neighbors enthusiasm.

Michelle said...

I love that squirrel plate. So fall!

ellen b. said...

Nice decor in the neighborhood and I really love that squirrel plate!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I need to go to TJ's.... I'll tell them you sent me! Love the Fall decorations in your lovely home and on your neighbor's porch ... subtle elegance works for me!

Angie said...

I am a sucker for anything with pumpkin, and so I am delighted Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back! (I only let myself have them - calories! during this season. It keeps it special.) Thanks for sharing your special decorations - you are a classy lady!

Maggie said...

We don't really decorate for Fall here in Europe which is why I enjoyed seeing your post today. Your pumpkin vignette is really pretty, love the mug and plate.

Ruth W said...

Lol! Thank s so much for doing the taste tests for us! Someone has to do it! Love your subtle neighbors decor, but love your squirrel plate and mug. I too like Tevana chai...too bad they are being closed I hear.... Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.
Ruth

Louca por porcelana said...

What a beautiful plate,really love it!

Michele said...

Pumpkin everything is right! : - )

I have 4 solid bins of autumn. When this season is over I am going to wittle it down to 3.....possibly 2......autumn is my favorite and it isn't easy letting go - but I have too much stuff. It's time I purge!

I adore your neighbors new fence posts, lol! And your SB mug and new candle is wonderful - what is the scent of your acorn candle??

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Love your squirrel dish and pumpkin arrangement. I love Trader Joe's "pumpkin everything" assortment too!

Tanya said...

What a fun gate your neighbor has! I'm not very good at fall decorating - I usually put out a few mum plants here and there, and let nature (and my children) do the rest. We already have a couple of leaf piles my Littles raked together - not for cleaning up the yard, but for jumping into. :)

Also, I love that cute squirrel plate. So fun!

Sylvia said...

Hi, I love the large pumpkins on the neighbour's gate. I don't do much for fall decoration, my season is Christmas. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Margie said...

The acorn candle is too cute! I must confess that I had my first Starbucks pumpkin cappuccino on Sept 1st. I wished that I lived closer to Trader Joe's so I can try their pumpkin spice cookies. Did you know that Lindt has pumpkin spice chocolates? I've resisted so far but I may finally break down and get some this weekend. Thank you for the visit and get well wishes!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love chai tea and anything pumpkin! Your squirrel plate is adorable and perfect for holding your treats. Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful day. Happy Autumn!

Joanna at Gingham Gardens said...

Such lovely little vignettes. I especially love the one with the acorn candle. We moved about a year ago and no longer have a Trader Joe's close to us and I miss them.

Pam Richardson said...

I love the squirrel plate and thank you for the hint on the TJ pumpkin shortbread cookies! The pumpkins on the gate are fabulous!

Jeanie said...

Well, first and before I forget, thanks for coming over to Marmelade Gypsy -- I love it when that happens because I discover a new blog and yours is beautiful. Plus, reading your profile note, there are so many similarities in what we enjoy, I feel quite at home! So, I must add you to my follow list.

And what gorgeous photos. I love each and every one (and your Susan Branch mug -- I have one of hers, too -- and the TJ cookies and those adorable squirrel plates! Happy to be here! ~ jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

October!! My favorite month of the year! There's pumpkins, acorns, fall colors, Halloween and just a warm, inviting time all month long. Our humidity hasn't stopped yet, but I look forward to the cold snap that is predicted next Tuesday. Hope that will dry things up some in South Texas.

Love the yard decor.

Tom said...

...folks sure decorate for Halloween these days. I hope that the storms stay away from you.

FABBY'S LIVING said...


Everything is so beautiful, every Fall element is perfectly warm and inviting at your house.
The squirrel plate is so cute !
The entrance gate with the pumpkins is simply awesome !
Fabby

Mascha said...

Golden pumpkins, what an great idea! We have Trader Joe's foods here too, but nnever seen these cookies (well, I could not eat them durings the diet-time, sigh!). Often make pumpkin soup with garlic and ginger.
Enjoy your autumn

A Colorful World said...

I think a burnished gold does make a lovely subtle statement in the Fall! And I adore your beautiful Autumn plates!

Linda said...

Nice to see the elegance!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very nice! Thanks for the reminder to get to Trader Joes's to check out their wall of everything pumpkin! Thanks for taste testing too!

Ida said...

What a neat looking fence decoration. I like it. Also your squirrel plate is adorable as can be.

Jann Olson said...

I love the metal pumpkins on your neighbors gate! And your fall plate with the squirrel is so sweet. Looks like I need a trip to Traders Joe's. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

What a cute plate! Tea sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Tanya Breese said...

i love the way your neighbor decorated...her house is beautiful and welcoming! i like all decorations too, especially that plate! i'm not a fan of pumpkin tasting things buy my daughter loves it all! thank you for linking up snap and i hope you are having a great week!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love your plates and pumpkins and thank you for taste testing the cookies... :) sure wish i could try one, but my home is mostly sugar free because of hubby's diabetes....bummer! Have a great day!

Mary said...

Oh how I miss having a Trader Joe's near by...Petite Pumpkin Spice Cookies sound wonderful and 'petite' means you can have more than one :) Love your Susan Branch mug and squirrel plate!