The First Day of Fall Wish List: Vintage & Homemade Gifts

The first day of Fall, the Autumnal Equinox is coming a little late this year. Instead of arriving on the 21st, the sun will cross the celestial equator on the 22nd.

The days are shorter. The mornings and evenings are chilly, but the days are still blistering hot. Summer's flowers still bloom. The first frost is still weeks away. Leaves have yet to turn red, orange, and yellow, or fall from thier branches.

Apples and pears are heavy on the trees. Squash and pumpkins are abundant.

The days of sunning on the deck have become evenings of staying inside, wrapped up in a blanket with a stack of books, sipping cinnamon coffee.

Fall is a mix of mischief, memory, trepidation, and comfort. Mischief because of the trickster Halloween holiday. Memory because of Day of the Dead ancestor ceremonies. Trepidation because winter is just around the corner. Comfort because of warm fires and soft blankets, and all the comfort food.

I mark the season by making stews and creamy vegetable soups served with crusty bread.

Here's my wish list:

fox hunt misfitleather
vintage photos americathebeautiful
day of the dead skull cookies sweet treats
organic dress marisilia21
wrap up with a good book scarf storiarts
cinnamon coffee blend pastryandcompany
handbuilt coffee mug justwork
instant book collection patinaposh
wish blanket handknitblankets
soup tureen red earthenware gwenfryarpottery
chicken potato soup nomarkatall
couscous caprese souperspices
handmade wooden tasting spoon tworibka
rosemary focaccia bread mix earth market

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