Archives for October 2011

Inspired Holidays {Day 3}:: Why I Love This Season.

Inspired Holidays {Day 3}:: Why I Love This Season.Love the pop of turquoise in this inspiration photo, via BHG

If you’ve been a reader of The Inspired Room for long,
you know all about my affair.

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You know.  The love affair I have with this season.

Oh THAT affair! Of COURSE!

It is pretty obvious, isn’t it? I don’t really even try to hide it.

This is the FOURTH year in a row I’ve done a multi-day series incorporating the autumn season! Yay!

Wait. Four years in a row?

So WHY am I so enamored with Fall?

Why can’t I do a series in October on DECORATING WITH THE COLOR BLUE or 31 DAYS OF BLOGGING TIPS? Nothing wrong with those ideas at all, but for me, I’d be missing out on the best few weeks of the year. And no two autumns are the same so there is always something fresh and new to discover.

Inspired Holidays {Day 3}:: Why I Love This Season.fall inspiration photo, BHG

Autumn is when I get my heart in the right place.

Having my priorities straight is important, because The Inspired Room is not, nor has ever been, all about having the latest, greatest, trendiest most perfectly decorated home. It is about having an authentic, warm, meaningful from the-inside-out-kind of home. One that is inspired by deeper things than you can see or create on the surface.

Inspired Holidays {Day 3}:: Why I Love This Season.

Here is my little Autumn Manifesto:

Autumn is not reliant on the temperature of the air outside. It is not dependent on a turning of the leaves. It is definitely not just a precursor to a long cold winter….it isn’t just about decorating with pumpkins or crows or black cats.

Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.

The simple daily rituals of homemaking, baking, nesting, decorating and preparing for the winter holidays ahead create a sense of peace with what we have right in front of us.  

THAT is why I love this season.

Autumn reminds me how to love the life & home I have.

This season is a gift that I don’t want to miss!

What small fall nesting ritual could you enjoy today around your home?

Inspired Holidays {Day 3}:: Why I Love This Season.

::to find the rest of the 31 day participants, go here.

::to find my welcome post for this series, go here.

::don’t forget to enter the amazing Great Plush Pumpkin giveaway.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

I adore these plump plush pumpkins. Adore is not even strong enough of a word, MADLY HEAD OVER HEELS INFATUATED would be more like it! I’ve been playing with them for quite a few weeks now and I can honestly say I think they are my new most favorite fall decoration ever.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

There is no end to the ways you could display these plush pumpkins. Alone, in a group or paired with other decor on a table, in a dish, on a shelf, in a basket or on the mantel — you can’t go wrong. They look cute everywhere.

And as a bonus, you don’t have to carve them, clean them out, or dispose of their rotted shells when the season is over. That is MY KIND OF DECOR!  Better Homes & Gardens loves them too!

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

I love seasonal decorations that are beautiful enough to use year after year. Quality is where it is at. And these babies are HAND MADE and unique, stamped with the Plush Pumpkin “PP” logo on the bottom of each one.

I’m telling you, THESE pumpkins are TO DIE FOR. Quality, workmanship, chubbiness.

L-O-V-E.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

They are even more ADORABLE in real life. How is that possible you say? One word: TEXTURE. You cannot reach out and stroke these pumpkins through your computer screen so a photo could never do these justice. But if you could reach out and touch one right now, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

They are pure, velvety soft, chubby pumpkin cuteness. They relieve stress and help you to lose weight* too by keeping your hands busy all day stroking plush pumpkins. {*not a proven medical claim}.

And the stems? THE STEMS? Don’t even get me started on how I love the stems. Genuine unique stems from real pumpkins, gourds or squash. Authentic, textured, curly, twisty chunky goodness.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

And the baby acorn? The most precious thing you ever did see. Look at him all nestled in there!

You need these pumpkins right now, while October is still young. Or get some for gifts.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}
Turquoise Plush Pumpkins via LoveFeastTable

The color options are amazing. I love the names of the individual pumpkins pumpkins too, names like chocolate, curry, and apricot. You could find a color perfect for any decor!

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

Just found this out, this amazing set of pumpkins is named “Inspired” as in inspired by The Inspired Room! That is pretty awesome.

Where can you find these delectable glorious Plush Pumpkins?

From the amazing ladies at Love Feast Table.

Love Feast Table wants to give away a set of 6 of these Inspired plush velvety pumpkins to a reader of The Inspired Room. I’ve been pinching myself for weeks knowing I was going to get to give a set away to ya’all during my 31 Day series.

Oh happy way to kick off 31 Days! A GIVEAWAY!

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}

How do you enter to win this “Inspired” set of 6 Plush Pumpkins?

And all you have to do to have a chance was to leave me a comment on this post telling me how much you adore these plush pumpkins.

And if you will tell the world about this giveaway by linking to it on Facebook OR twitter, and leave me a second comment letting me know — as my thanks to you, you’ll get a second entry.

Go forth and comment! I’ll give the pumpkins a little good luck squeeze for you, just in case.

Plush Pumpkins can be found at the Love Feast Shop.

Note: The ever versatile wood tray and dark wood pedestal are from DaySpring.

Inspired Holidays {Day 2}:: Plush Pumpkins {A Fall Giveaway}
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS FOR ENTERING!

Be sure to visit the other lovely participants of 31 days!
Have you seen how many have linked up? Goodness! So awesome!!

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