20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days
which occur more frequently in memory than in life…”

Author P.D. James

Oh, may it not be so!

Autumn gives us every opportunity to live an authentic life. Yet how easy it is to miss the little things in the pursuit of a “perfect” life! An authentic life is made up of recognizing beautiful moments in an imperfect world. We must discipline ourselves to linger even for a moment on those things so they will become emblazoned in our memory like a snapshot in a tattered scrapbook.

20 Little Things To Treasure in Autumn

  1. Quiet dinners by the fire
  2. Reading mystery novels in darkened rooms
  3. Flannel sheets at the end of a long day
  4. Candles Flickering
  5. Smelling cinnamon, oranges & cloves
  6. Pumpkins
  7. Roasts, Potatoes & Carrots
  8. Fluffy feather beds on a cold night
  9. Watching movies snuggled in soft blankets
  10. Cozy socks
  11. Pie in the oven
  12. Warm crackling wood stoves
  13. Squash with buttered brown sugar
  14. Chili and corn bread smothered in honey
  15. Wind blowing through leaves
  16. Glow of lamps through windows
  17. Laughter filling a room
  18. Scrabble and popcorn
  19. Caramel apples
  20. Family

Photos: Ralph Lauren, last photo Ralph Lauren via House Beautiful

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Comments

  1. love this!

  2. such a cozy post!

    brandis last blog post..You wanted to know…

  3. loove the warm autumn colours. Smells like caramel apples. Hope you are well! =))

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  4. I can’t even begin to tell you how much your blog is inspiring me. I went out today and bought four huge pots of Autumn colured mums. I loved this. Especially the scrabble and popcorn. The best things in life really are the simple things. Thanks for the reminder.

    Mavens last blog post..The Lemon Blog

  5. Morning Melissa,

    What a gorgeous snuggly post – I love Autumn!! Okay I have tagged you for ‘7 Obscure things about me’ meme – hope that’s ok?

    Liz@VioletPosys last blog post..Tagged – 7 Obscure things about me

  6. Oh yes! yes! yes! I love them all. Add to the list Mums and bonfires and roasting marshmallows:>)

    Kathys last blog post..What’s New?

  7. i am dying over those plates!

    i knew that all had to be RL, it just had that look!
    but those plates….dear Lord!

    cynthias last blog post..pumpkin spice latte…

  8. terrific textures!

    teaorwines last blog post..Tampa Treats

  9. What a wonderful list! I just might have to make my own today. The pictures look so cozy…I love the table at the end. Beautiful.

    Kristens last blog post..A Calling Crisis

  10. Wonderful list of some of my most favorite things of fall. And I so want those plates!

    Ceekays last blog post..Show and Tell – My Annies

  11. Mmmm, watching a movie under cozy blankets and hot chili.

    Janets last blog post..Fall Fun for the Weekend!

  12. I love your post…I read about it at Nesting Place! I love carmel apples and fire crackling! What a great reminder to what is coming!

    Have a great weekend!
    -Sandy Toes

    Debbies last blog post..The neighbors are watching…

  13. Such a beautiful bedroom, who wouldn’t love to be in that room? I love the list, now all I need is a cup of tea and some time to relax in that gorgeous bedroom. Karen

    Karens last blog post..Hopeful Friday

  14. Just had to know those were Ralph’s. Love ‘em and him! Wonderful post, Melissa!

    Pats last blog post..~Back Porch Autumn~

  15. Ahhh….I just want to snuggle in that big bed of yours, eating off those plates… never to appear again…at least for a few days.

    Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlams last blog post..4 Meals in 4 Minutes Homemade Gourmet give away

  16. I LOVE the dishes!

  17. This was a truly inspiring blog today! I drooled over the photos and then immediately added artichokes to my grocery list so I can do the cool artichoke as a place card holder idea for a dinner party this weekend! Greta photos, Merci!
    The Antiques Diva

  18. why does this make me hungry? Now I wish there really WAS a pie in my oven. hmmm…must…bake…this…weekend…

    Courtney @ Nesting Instinctss last blog post..my craftiness (in more ways than one!)

  19. I recently found your website and can’t tell you what a lifesaver it has been for me. Not only have you put a name to what I’ve been searching for this past year (Authentic Living) but I found you at a time when I most need you !

    I’m moving into a new home next week and find my movers bringing my mid-century furniture which was chosen for my last home (an “Eichler) to my one-year old new California “Tuscan” or “New Traditional” flavored home. Help!

    BTW, I couldn’t help but blog and link to you on my own website: Go-Go Mommy. I heart “The Inspired Room”!

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  20. I came by from Nesting Place and I LOVE all your treasured Autumn things!! The pictures are FABULOUS and I am just drooling over them!! So comfy, cozy and Fall-ish!

  21. Oh, Melissa, this just makes me want to curl up with a steaming cup of apple cider! I LOVE autumn!!

    PS-Glad to have found you on twitter …

  22. Melissa, I love your blog and I think this is one of your best posts ever! I’ve been struggling with perfection vs authenticity. Every time I do, I read your blog and remember what it’s all about. Autumn is almost perfection here in Central Vermont. I’m celebrating it with a few of your cosy ideas!

    Kathy at Shocking Pink Threads last blog post..Seeing Red

  23. I love all of those Melissa :) Makes me very melancholy for hubby-he is out of town working :( Must keep busy to make the time fly by faster!

    Bella

  24. UNA MERAVIGLIA!!
    BUON FINE SETTIMANA
    MARY

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  25. That’s a lovely list! Much nicer than the cold we all have here. I’ll have to start enjoying some of them when I’m feeling better.

    jens last blog post..Chutney and Pickles

  26. “Living an authentic life rather than the perfect life.” What an amazing quote…..I’m adding that one to my quote journal. :) Love, love, love it! Words to live by…..

  27. Melissa Woman ~ I love this post and these beauty pauses. Great job woman!

  28. I love to visit your blog. You always have the most inspiring pictures. I love fall too but living in Phoenix, it still seems like summer. I guess I can daydream.

    Debbies last blog post..Another Thankful Thursday

  29. karen-Arise and Shine says:

    Autumn colors are my favorite and treasure all the same things you posted. The RL style is top notch and always has been. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a room full of all those pretties. Blessings, karen

  30. I personally would be very happy to summer all year round… but you sure make fall appealing and give me a few things to look forward to! Thanks!

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  31. I love this time of year too! You’ve brought out the very finest for the year and I loved looking at your blog!

  32. Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes :)

    YES! I loooove that book. My goodness, I’ve read it so many times, and I’ve actually read it in one whole day. Francis Rivers is amazing, she brings the story to live and shows God’s amazing heart. Love it.!

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  33. My favorite time of year for the very reasons you listed. Autumn is so cozy.

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  34. Okay, so you made me cry….I must be hormonal :} {the post just brought back sweet memories}
    Beautiful, beautiful.
    I think I need you to move next door, so you could give me advise on how to decorate “Autumn Minimalist style” I have a very little bungalow I’m attempting to make feel like home- with out bringing a whole truck load of stuff to it.
    Sorry for the rambling- Loved your post today

  35. Ok, you made me like fall. I am still loyal to summer though!

    darlenes last blog post..British Colonial

  36. Ralph is such a genius at creating the perfect mood, isn’t he?
    And I loved your word descriptions of fall. Just the most sublime season, for all the reasons you list!
    Delightful post, Melissa! Happy weekend to you!

    Pamelas last blog post..

  37. I have had corn bread smothered in honey…

    I have had loads of chili (and lived to tell about it)…

    I have never had the 2 together—especially with honey! I might just have to try this. I think this would count for “sweet and savory!”

    BTW, I have been leaving you comments on Twitter. I just got started thanks to Mel at Mel’s World. I’m not sure that you are seeing my posts. I’m still finding my way. But, I did tell you that I voted for your site and for the site of your friend. I hope you WIN!

    Tootles, KJ

  38. Oh yay! I’m so glad you let us join in on the fun with Mr. Linky! And I am honored to be first. I can’t wait to read others lists. Thanks for putting that up, Melissa!

    Kristens last blog post..My Cozy Little List

  39. “These are a few of my favorite things” lovely photos, great post !!

    Kathy :)

    ps one more I would add: I love to make a beef stew once the weather turns cooler…oopps one more lol apple picking :)

  40. I love this idea! And I really want two armchairs pulled up close to the fireplace with a small table between for romantic fireside dinners!

    Lorrie

    Lorries last blog post..September Delights

  41. Great idea, thank you. And it just makes me lust for fall even more ;-)

    kriss last blog post..20 Things that Inspire Autumn

  42. Hi Melissa,
    I always love to play along. Thanks for reminding me to stop and think about what I really treasure!
    Corinne

    Corinnes last blog post..20 Little Things To Treasure In Autumn

  43. Love the post. Made me think too of what I like and to take notice of.

  44. Wonderful Post!!!!! Fabulous!

    Tammy Winsteads last blog post..Self Breast Exam Reminder

  45. I love this time of year! Thanks for the idea to stop and think about WHY I love it so much!

    Kirstens last blog post..Fall Treasures

  46. You are killing me with those photos! I love them all! Houndstooth is my new favorite…I just ordered fabric for two of my wingback chairs in that pattern…can’t wait until it gets here!
    Carrie

    Buzzings of a Queen Bee!s last blog post..Do I Have a Problem?

  47. Wow!! It’s like you were inside my head today! :)
    Beautiful photos and what a snuggly, warm fuzzy list you’ve compiled. I defy anyone to find anything on that list that won’t put a smile on their face… Well done!!
    Happy Autumn!

    Joys last blog post..{a notable nursery}

  48. Oh I can’t agree more – I love those fall nights.

    please sirs last blog post..Dear Diary

  49. Just off on a Spring holiday….. but to the snow…… so I love this post. It’s never really cold enough here for all those lovely things in your list so I will think of you when I grab my book and snuggle into a warm bed after a cold day. A-M xx

    A-Ms last blog post..Spring Holiday Giveaway

  50. Tartans, and checks, and herringbone, OH MY! All those pictures are absolutely divine! Ralph Lauren has truly mastered the quintessential fall look. I love your list!

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  51. Great idea to add a Mr Linky – I’ve popped my ideas up :) x

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  52. Thanks for giving me a reason to explore the lovely side of Fall rather than griping about it!

    Jessica (from It’s my life…)s last blog post..What’s so great about the Fall?

  53. well, we’re all in love with the list, our own lists, and rl. beautiful photos! kind of the epitome of what fall is. ahhh fall! my fave :) jkj

  54. What a great post! I will be back to visit Mr. Linky! Great photos too.

    I want you to know that you have really had an impact on me, Melissa, and I have put the Authentic Living button on my blog. It’s nice to know that an authentic life is not something that I alone have a hunger for.

    Bettsis last blog post..Farewell to Summer, My Enemy

  55. Love your list, I love fall, the color the warmth, the smell, I’m so ready, but can we skip winter and then just go to spring???

  56. Oh I love all the pictures. Can I come sit in those rooms =) My list is up.

    Laurels last blog post..20 Things to Treasure in Autumn

  57. Great list! It suddenly went from like 80 degrees to low 60s in a day here, so as I type I’m happily getting ready to embrace # 8. :-)

    laura @ the shorehouse.s last blog post.."Stay away from the honey bear."

  58. This post made me SO happy!

    Minnesotamoms last blog post..Sweetness

  59. Today your room here is truly inspiring with all the lovely pictures and your list of blessings. I like all your authentic moments!

  60. I love your post and your beautiful pictures from RL! One of my favorite designers.

    I did the link and posted for my 20 favorite Autumn things.
    That was really fun!
    Jody

    Jodys last blog post..20 Little Things To Treasure In Autumn

  61. Melisaa
    Iam feeling the nip in the New York air, and as much as I love summer, Fall is just so wonderful!

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  62. Fall is my favorite season! Everything about it makes me smile!

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  63. What a beautiful way to get inspired for Autumn!

    Small Green Corners last blog post..Positive thoughts

  64. The slouchy teacup candles has me wanting fall to come in slowly–so I can savor it.

  65. This was a great idea! I followed my friend Maven over here and posted 20 things for myself. These lists are wonderful. You mentioned a lot of good food. :]

  66. Thanks for this post! Fall has always been my favorite season, and its nice to see that others love it too!

    Angelas last blog post..Twenty Things I Love About Fall…

  67. Melissa, what fun and a great way to remind us to “stop and smell the roses”! or autumn leaves…whichever the case may be!
    Happy Autumn!

    Kathleen Elliss last blog post..My List of 20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn…

  68. Thanks for giving me the incentive to slow down & remember just why I love Autumn so much!

    Jinxs last blog post..Why do I love Autumn?

  69. Each and every bed looks sooo inviting and I just got up! :)

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  70. Melissa, I participated but have to say it was a bit hard to come up with 20. I could probably come up with 40 for summer though! LOL

    darlenes last blog post..It’s Fall Y’all!

  71. What a great idea and exactly what I needed this Saturday morning.

  72. I shared my 20 things in a scrappage layout… it was fun to remember all the things I love to do at this time of years…

    Kristeens last blog post..I see a Heart … and the winners are!

  73. What a fun post!
    I so just did mine.

    Meghans last blog post..20 Little Things to Treasure About Autumn

  74. What a great idea! I adore fall

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  75. I added my list along with an easy decorating tip! Fun!

    -Amy

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  76. Just can’t resist this opportunity. Thanks for getting us started.

    Staceys last blog post..Work in Progress

  77. I LOVE your blog! Thanks to share all that beauty and good taste!
    Come to visit my blog, I’ll be glad to have you there!
    Ana Balbinot

  78. I finally have mine up.

    Monkey Giggless last blog post..“20 Little Things” that inspire me in Autumn

  79. What a great challenge. It’s nice to find so many new blogs. Another wonderful treat for your readers.

    Have a great weekend!

  80. 20 little things . . .
    making soups
    baking bread to eat with the soup
    wearing my long turtle neck flannel dress at night
    and in the early morning too
    season tickets for the theater
    working on a special xmas present for my children
    the turning of autumn leaves
    simmering dinner in the slow cooker
    going back to art classes
    lighting candles in the morning and the evening too
    knitting soft soft scarves
    wearing them
    making quince jelly
    watching videos on rainy weekends
    making scorched corn pudding for Thanksgiving
    cutting and drying hydrangeas
    clearing the garden for winter
    planting tulips
    wearing thick socks on cold nights
    eating the jam I made in summer

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  81. Love this post and had fun making my list..I can’t wait for our cooler weather to be here and open all the doors and window and let the fresh air in!

    Pennys last blog post..20 Things I Love About Fall…

  82. Neat Post! I enjoyed sharing my favorites parts of fall! Thanks!

  83. Can I just say that I am LOVING, LOVING your lists? Every time I read one of yours I find tons more I love about fall.

    This little activity is making me appreciate the season even more. I even baked banana bread tonight I got so inspired to BAKE! And, I wore a sweater!

    Keep the ideas coming.

  84. Hey Melissa, boy this has been fun. I was gone all day, but had this on my mind thinking of all the wonderful blessings of fall. And yes I am inspired to bake something with cinnamon in it! Blessings,
    Debbie

    Debbies last blog post..Some Rooster Lovin’

  85. Your list makes me feel so warm and cozy! :)

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  86. Love all the inspiring ideas for Autumn. We are going into the gorgeous spring sunshine down here but Autumn has always been my favourite so I’ll have to remember these for next year :)

    Love, love, love the Ralph Lauren style. Just gorgeous! And that beach house in the previous post is amazing.

    nels last blog post..change of pace…

  87. Ahhh, I love it all!

    jens last blog post..Why Did I Do IT?

  88. I love this upcoming cozy time of year…the sights, scents, and sounds make it especially wonderful.

    Teresa@PlumWater Cottages last blog post..20 Little Things

  89. Hi Melissa, Thanks for sharing your favorite things of Autumn. This morning I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s lists and making my own as well. P.S. I love your blog and I look forward to reading your posts when they land in my in-box. Charlotte

    Charlotte at Simply Divine Christmass last blog post..20 Things To Treasure In Autumn

  90. This was great! I love fall!!

  91. Love your list and the pictures. I added a list on our blog. So much fun seeing all of the lists.

    For some reason my comment wouldn’t go through last night.

    Happy Fall!

    Christinas last blog post..20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  92. Oh, I will have to join in on this for sure, in a couple of days.. I need to compile my list… There are so many fall oves my heart will explode!! How fun!! xoxoxo

    I am sooo in the moooood!!

    A Fanciful Twists last blog post..A Halloween Party!

  93. truly a fabulous time of the year! Love your favorite things abuot fall-all cozy & warm & inviting! :) chris

  94. I just added my “20” list to the dining room table post, at the back porch.

    Pats last blog post..~New Dining Room Table~

  95. Thanks for a lovely idea! I have always loved autumn and how nice to sit down and reflect all the beautiful aspects of the season!

    Lillys last blog post..Making Apple Cider

  96. It is nice to have a look at the lists. You have posted some nice pictures on your post.

    Sarah x

    Sarahs Houses last blog post..Treasuring Autumn

  97. I love how the colors of Fall blend so seamlessly together – burgundy, berry, orange, caramel, gold – and how they convey the warmth of fires, and the taste of yummies like pumpkins, apples, cider, squash… Really loving reading everyone’s lists. Thanks for your Autumnal inspiration!

    Annas last blog post..Twenty Moments Of Autumn Loveliness

  98. Melissa, you must have been reading my mind. I LOVE Autumn. We always start projects in the autumn when the weather is cooler and we can open the windows. The muffins in the one photo are making me hungry and I have already had a berry Stella and a Starbucks! Thank you for your post and the photos.

  99. Autumn is my favorite season, so I knew that I had to join up on this one! Great post!

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  100. love these pictures!

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  101. It’s cooling off some here in dixie, finally! I really am excited about fall and the beauty of this season. I made soup this afternoon and tried a pumpkin spice frappucino from Starbucks yesterday! Both were yummy and gave me an autumn treasure this weekend…

    twinkles last blog post..20 Little Things To Treasure In Autumn

  102. Melissa I think it is a wonderful idea, I have enjoyed it because it made me realize how important are these little and so simple things in my life. I am so grateful for them, and I am thankful for your great post.
    Now after all that I have read I love fall even more.

    Enjoy the season. Suzy

    Suzys last blog post..20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  103. Hi Melissa,
    You have wonderful photos to get us in the fall mood! Thanks for doing this.
    Diane

    Diane@A Picture is worth….s last blog post..20 Things to Love about Autumn

  104. Thank you, Melissa, for allowing us all to participate in the fun. Your post is wonderful! The photographs completely evoke a sense of autumn.

    Vee~A Haven for Vees last blog post..Twenty Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  105. I’m having a moment. This makes me want to quit my job, move to a colder climate, and snuggle on my couch with movies and hot chocolate for the rest of my life.

    Kendras last blog post..Easy-as-Pie Key Lime Pie

  106. Love this post!!!!! I also love all those fashion-inspired pictures :)

    Karas last blog post..It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

  107. I love your place. I have just discovered you!
    I will be back soon…
    xo

    Dawns last blog post..(my 20 things)

  108. Just love the pillows in this post. Would gladly have the white one here in my bedroom.
    Great ideas you’re having all the time.
    Hope you have a great evening.
    Love Elzie

    Elzies last blog post..En utmärkelse – An award

  109. This made me stop and think about what I really love about fall. Thanks for reminding me to take a second and appreciate all that is to come.

    Kims last blog post..20 little things

  110. I’m back with my link. I actually have 26 things in my list! Oops!

  111. Melissa, I have to say that was a lot of fun thinking about what I treasure in autumn. A good exercise in gratitude! Thank you!

    Bettsis last blog post..Twenty Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  112. Melissa, thank you for inviting everyone everywhere to participate in creating lists of treasures for autumn! It is my favorite season, so it was difficult keeping the list to only 20!

    I relatively new to The Inspired Room and look forward to getting to know you and others who love home decor as much as I do!

    Happy Autumn!
    Arleen
    http://www.seasonsforallathome.com/

    Arleens last blog post..20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  113. New here, so trying to figure out how this works!

    Kathys last blog post..Its the First Day of Fall: 4 Fun Fall Celebrations

  114. Great idea! Thanks for letting me play too!

    Jennys last blog post..First Day of Fall!

  115. Love your list and the photos you’ve shared, Melissa! I’ve always had a soft spot for RL … his designs have “me” written all over them!
    xo,
    Lynda

  116. I adore the list you have shared and love, love, love the pictures for inspiration! This is such a fabulous idea!
    Jen

    Jens last blog post..20 Little Things

  117. Thanks for the inspiration, just what I needed. Your list is fabulous!

    Angies last blog post..First day of Fall

  118. Melissa,

    This post is fantastic. It was such a welcoming, wonderful entry to read and look at when I stopped by! As always, your blog is an inspiration AND a motivation. :o) Happy Autumn!

    Kellys last blog post..A House Update

  119. I’m actually a Spring/Summer person coming from California but you ladies have convinced me that there’s so much to love about Fall/Autumn! Thank you all and Thanks Melissa for starting the list.

    Mary Annes last blog post..It’s Autumn!

  120. I love your top twenty autumn list – the wind blowing thru the leaves and the glow of lamps through windows captured it perfectly.

    Ms.Tees last blog post..Decorating Girly Bedrooms with Our Tour Guide, Cosby

  121. What a great post! We’ve really enjoyed reading all the lists, and hope ours is a good addition.

    Cushions And Umbrellass last blog post..20 Little Things

  122. Great post – love your list! I just added my 20 things to my blog…oh, how I adore autumn!

    Jerri Lynns last blog post..20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

  123. I love autumn so much, I love reading these! I can’t wait to sit down later and go through them all!

    Katies last blog post..20 autumn treasures

  124. What a great way to start the Fall by making a list of things I love about it!!

    Dreas last blog post..20 Things I Treasure in Autumn

  125. Great list and idea. My list is posted.

  126. Melissa – your new site looks fabulous, if I haven’t already mentioned it! I am struggling with summer ending so I’m trying to get a myself motivated with all of your lovely photos and list of things to treasure.. I think it is working. Hope all is well!
    xx Trina

    Trina McNeillys last blog post..Sweet

  127. These pictures are beautiful and sooo inspiring! I found you through Christian Women Online and was surprised to see you are in Portland. I’m in L.O. Hi, neighbor! I loved your ideas for organizing and setting aside the first day of the month as a seasonal transition day. Years ago I taught elementary school. In all the years I dreamed of being a teacher, I looked forward to decorating the bulletin boards with seasonal themes. Then, the days in the classroom ended up being so jam-packed with activity I could hardly keep up with just changing the students’ work on display. Unfortunately, as a stay-at-home mom, I haven’t been much more successful with the decorating thing. I look forward to visiting your site often in the future!

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  128. Hi, I added to Mr. Linky….thanks for hosting this! I love it!

  129. This is my first time here, coming from Rabbit Run! I will work on my list and be back with the URL, but until then, let me tell you how very much I have enjoyed scrolling through your gorgeous images and thoughts! Thank you! (Do stop by The Marmelade Gypsy when you have a chance!)

  130. This was fun..
    And I love those plates!!

  131. This is so much fun! I love, love, love the fall! I think I could make a list of 100 things, but I’ll spare you all.

  132. I just love this idea Melissa. I took a little time getting my list up, but it’s there now :) Autumn’s always been my favorite time of year…

  133. Autumn is my favorite, so I really liked this post idea. I’m sure everyone’s lists have a lot in common; I can’t wait to check some out!!

  134. took me awhile but I managed to corral my thoughts into my own list of 20 favorites… thanks for idea and inspiration!! :)

  135. loved this post! fall is my favorite and i have been so inspired – i even made my own list on my blog, blooming branch! thanks for the great idea!

  136. I have linked to you as I’ve added my 20 autumn inspirations. It was my first visit to your blog and I look forward to returning often!

  137. It’s so much fun to see what is loved about fall. It’s still hot where we are in California’s Central Valley but we are looking forward to fall just around the corner.

  138. I just added a link to my post, thanks for the inspiration!

  139. Hi Melissa,
    I came across your blog and thought I would give this a try. It was fun!

  140. Beautiful post. Fall is my favorite season, and I truly felt happy when reading your words. The authentic moments of truly cherishing life and thanking God for all of the many blessings in this world…that is what it is all about.

  141. Love the idea of the 20 things…thanks for sharing the idea so that I could slow down and be thankful and enjoy this time of year and get to see what others are thankful for too! Connie

  142. I love looking at everyone’s favorite things of fall. My mouth is watering thing of some of the yummy fall food.

  143. Love, love, love this idea! such a great way to become acquainted with so many lovely blogs and bloggers!
    And I love your posts, Melissa!
    Thank you for promoting “community mindedness”!

  144. I love this idea. I’m a summer baby and it’s always hard to say goodbye. This is a great way to stay present to all the wonderful things in each season.

  145. Awww! Gorgeous post! Makes me want to curl up with a good book and hot cup of ginger chai:-)

    Archs last blog post..Update*

  146. I am ready to move in! I was a bit down today, feeling nostalgic for autumns when my kids were little. Your list brightened me right up. I”m ready to head into the chilly season head first! Thanks, Pam

  147. Amen. I love fall for all of those reasons. They are some of the same reasons I love winter!

    Amys inspiring blog post..More on Our Theme

  148. I was reading some older articles and had to jump in.

    http://kellyquinn.blogspot.com/2009/08/20-little-and-some-big-things-to.html
    .-= kelly quinn´s last blog ..The True Test of Homemaking =-.

  149. I didn’t see the Mr. Linky!!! ACK! Here’s my post, though! :) http://proudgrits.blogspot.com/2009/09/fall-nesting-party.html

  150. http://proudgrits.blogspot.com/2009/09/fall-nesting-party.html
    Couldn’t figure out Mr. Linky…can’t wait to see lots of inspiration!

  151. Yep, pretty perfect. I even had the squash tonite – baked with brown sugar and butter. Mmmmmm.

  152. I love your list. Pretty much everything you listed is right on with me. I would add Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall decor, the color orange (my favorite) everywhere, falling leaves, and plaid.

  153. I think this list is pretty perfect too. Some things I would add:
    Thanksgiving
    Warm Pajamas
    Cuddles on a yucky day
    Smell of cooking for Thanksgiving
    Apple pie, Pumpkin pie, etc.
    Apples
    If you have any of these, I missed them on your list.

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