Some Fall Favorites for Baking, Decor, Crafts, and Style

I'm feeling a bit more positive about these chilly October days!   (I've even watched a few Christmas movies in the past week or two, but I think I'm getting a little ahead of myself!)

Today, in the spirit of festive fall thoughts,  I'm sharing some of my fall favorites -- favorites for fall baking, decor, crafts, and style.  Some of these are on my wish list and some I already have.  They would make great hostess or holiday gifts too.

Fall Favorites

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When I first started looking at autumn treats pans, the first one I had on my list was this absolutely beautiful bronze Nordic Ware pumpkin patch loaf pan.  Perfect for my pumpkin bread.

Gorgeous, isn't it?

But then I saw the pan below, that makes individual sized treats ( a little bit smaller than a regular size cupcake, but a bit bigger than a mini-muffin, according to the comments.)  No slicing, plus the pan is a bit less expensive than the loaf pan.  I really like the idea of little shaped muffins and cupcakes (especially since pumpkin muffins are my favorite way to make pumpkin bread.)

As you can probably tell, I'm having trouble deciding, but most likely I will go with the second one, as it makes such cute individual treats and would be the most practical choice for me.  But, oh, wouldn't that loaf pan make the most beautiful gift loaves?

O.k, so I know you all will be saying this cute little bistro set isn't a fall item, but I have to disagree!  I love to sit outside in the fall, so this little bistro set is on my wish list.  For the summer, I would get an umbrella for it and put it on our deck by the pool. It has good reviews and is priced right, so it is definitely one of my fall favorites.

I may be late to the mercury glass party, but I have fallen in love with this mercury glass pumpkin light. It would make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece or a welcoming glow in the entry.  There are different colors to choose from, with or without the leaves. (I choose definitely with.)

For years, from October through Christmas time, I have been putting a garland of fall leaves over our hall tree in the entry and adding some white clear lights to it.

Thanksgiving, 2011.  I took this photo so I could remember my daughter's pretty hair, but you can see a leaf garland there on the hall tree.  I think I got that garland at a craft store. I added my own lights.

This fall garland with lights has the lights already attached, and they are battery powered. This one is more full than some of the others I have seen (and more full than the one I have now!) Simple and cozy.  I think it would look great on a mantel. (It's roughly 5 feet long.)  If I get this, I will buy 2 of them to make a swag over the door or the hall tree.

I fell in love with this beautiful freshwater pearl and beaded necklace.  The colors remind me of fall, but it's not literally a "fall" piece, so it's perfect any time.  The design is organic and lovely,  and it's a fair trade product too.  I've been a fan of freshwater pearls since the 80s, when they were a thing, so they're even a little nostalgic for me.  To me, though, the real stars of the necklace are the gorgeous beads.

(The delicate details and pretty colors are hard to see in this image, but the details are much easier to see on Amazon.)

Of course I have some art and craft things on my fall favorites list. Fall is when my art and crafting ramps up a bit, as the weather gets colder.

If you're just getting started in brush lettering, or would like some fun pens to draw with, this 16 pen set of Crayola brush and detail markers is an economical way to do it (especially if you have Amazon Prime and get the shipping free.)

One end of each marker is a brush tip, and the other end is an ultra fine bullet tip.  There are 16 markers and a cute tin to store them in.  While these aren't professional level brush markers, I have them and enjoy them a lot for practice.  (And, don't forget, you can do brush lettering with regular Crayola markers too!)

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I hope you enjoyed the list. Happy fall!

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  1. I am right there with you - I was just listening to Christmas music yesterday (hehe). Funny how cooler weather always puts me in the holiday spirit.

    Can I just say, that loaf pan!! Holy Fall goodness! It's a bit of an investment though, not sure I can justify that one, but I am in love.


    1. I feel the same way about that loaf pan! It's so gorgeous. Also, I'm glad to hear someone else is getting into Christmas a little early!

  2. Your daughter does indeed have pretty hair! My daughter too - I love to brush it.
    I think the pumpkin patch loaf pan is a must-have. Ohhh, it makes me happy to see.

    1. Yes, it's so fun to have daughters with all of that gorgeous hair, isn't it? And, yes, that loaf pan is my favorite!

  3. After a long, hot summer, it's so nice to see all the fall decor and to start thinking about the holidays!

  4. I just love that first pan! What a beautiful design. That necklace looks so pretty too.

  5. Love your favs. Those baking pans are so adorable and the idea of lighted garland are adorable. Thanks for sharing with #omhgww.

  6. I've always wanted some fancy pans to bake with - I love your choices! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!


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