Burgundy, deep plum purple, copper, white and burnt orange are the colors I picked for my Fall decor this year and I am loving how moody and romantic they are together.
I love everything about Fall. I love the cool crispness that creeps into the air, the football games, the warm pots of soup, delicious pumpkin recipes, apples, hayrides, and snuggling with my babies in big, fuzzy blankets. I love how life just gets a little cozier. I think that is what I love about these colors so much. They are just deep and cozy and although they aren’t traditional Fall colors, they feel like they are.
I am so happy to be welcoming you into my home again this Fall for our Holiday Series which we have actually renamed the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. We will be sharing different rooms of our homes (I will link to everyone at the end of this post) each week again throughout the Fall and Christmas seasons. It was such a fun series last year, and I am thrilled to be hosting again this year.
We are starting in the heart of the home for our Fall kitchens this week and each of us are sharing our favorite Fall recipes as well. The kitchen is actually a room that is hard for me to photograph without little heads bobbing in and out because we use the kitchen more than any other room in our home. I am sure all of you can relate. This little kitchen serves us well.
We have beautiful plum trees with deep purple/burgundy foliage that line the streets of my neighborhood. Several weeks ago, I was looking at them and thought they would be so fun to add to a Fall flower arrangement. It reminded me of these beautiful antique plates that I picked up at a thrift store about 15 years ago named “Autumn’s Delight,” and my color scheme developed from there. You can read more about these vintage plates with close-up pictures in my post here.
I just love the deep colors against the cream background.
My little flower arrangement is mostly clippings from my yard- plum trees, white carpet roses, honeysuckle vines, and pumpkins from my garden. I added the hypericum berries, plums, and eucalyptus from the grocery store.
This bowl of plums is actually halfway eaten already. My babies love plums! One of my favorite Fall accents are these warm vintage french copper pieces. In our next home, I hope to have a collection of french copper pots. They are just so beautiful with such a rich patina.
This DELICIOUS pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting is a family favorite. If you love the fall flavors, you will love this cake! It is dense and moist and flavorful and seems to even improve the next day.
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1/2 stick butter (room temp)
4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 a block, room temp)
4 cups powdered sugar
3 1/2 T whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl (I use a mixer), beat together oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat until well combined. Alternate adding dry ingredients and pumpkin puree to the egg mixture, beating well.
Pour into a well greased (I use the baking spray that has flour in it) bundt pan. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before drizzling with icing.
For icing, whip butter and cream cheese together in mixer. Alternate adding powdered sugar and milk until well combined and nice and creamy. Add vanilla. Drizzle on top of cooled cake.
Oh my goodness, it really is so delicious.
I hope you get a chance to visit the rest of the homes in our Seasons of Home holiday series for more Autumn kitchen inspiration! We will be sharing Fall tablescapes next week as well, so stay tuned.
and our featured guest this week, Michael from Inspired by Charm