This morning was truly a fabulous way to welcome the month of September!
Temps were cool, there was a soft rain falling, and the clouds were sitting on the mountain peaks all around me.
The kind of day that has the hint of a golden glow, just a touch of what's to come.
I couldn't be more pleased, I'm so done with all the heat and humidity we had this summer. I know it was nothing compared to what some of you experienced, but I did not move to the mountains for that kind of sticky weather!
No doubt it's not completely done with us yet, but our temps for the next week are in the 70's during the day and 50's at night.
I'll take it!
The hint of fall in the air makes me want to get in the kitchen and prepare wonderful meals for my family and friends.
There's just something so comforting about enjoying a good, home cooked meal with the people you love.
I like to start by setting a pretty table.
I begin by stripping down the table and wiping it with Murphy's Oil.
Don't you just love the warmth of an antique wood table?
I especially adore a round table, which is why I purchased this one with the house last year.
The glow of the morning sunshine in my dining room makes me as happy as can be.
It truly is the simple things.
For these late summer days I wanted some amber hued linens to complement the golden glow.
I love these simple goblets, paired with the napkins in a shade reminiscent of the Goldenrod that is in bloom up and down my driveway.
And no, I do not iron my linens. Never...not happening! I work full time, something's got to give.
There's also the fact that I detest ironing. With a passion.
So, everything goes into the dryer on the wrinkle-removal setting. Works for me!
I just love my pretty little dining room. It's kind of small when we have a crowd, but that's ok - how often does that really happen?
Most of the time it's just the right size. Cozy and intimate, just right for a meal cooked with much love.
Surrounded by people I adore.
What more could I want?