The Perfect Carryall for the Season: Market Baskets & Tote Bags

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


We spent our first weekend of October at the Texas Renaissance Festival, thanks to a sweet invitation from some of our closest friends. It was a fairyland of beauty, in a pocket of lush trees and whimsical flower vines that dressed a 16th century British themed village. The dreamy woodland swings and the ethereal attire were some of my favorites, while the outdoor play and the jousting tournament were exciting moments for the kids. With the amazing experience that we had, the entire event ended up being the perfect festival to kick off this month of Fall celebrations. 


From here on out through November, festivals and market events are filling up the weekends. So, I thought it would be the best time to chat all about market baskets and tote bags! If I haven't already talked your ear off about them! They're that special carryall that so easily stores all the pretty home goods and trinkets that you'll be collecting along your fun adventures ... and that includes the pumpkin patch and apple picking at the orchard!

Some of my avorite styles include woven, circle, and drawstring tote bags. Navy is actually a favorite color of mine this Fall in accessories, so I love that Longchamp has one of my favorite totes in this classic rich color.

Here are some carryall's to fancy over, below:



Are there any Fall events you plan on attending this month or next?! I'd love to hear all about them in the comments below! Have a lovely week everyone!   

Warmly ~

Emmahlyn

An October Full of Pretty Things {Autumn Decorating Ideas}

Wednesday, October 3, 2018



In the blink of an eye, September has come and gone and here we are in October, admiring the leaves shifting in hue and the warm afternoon glow. There have been bursts of cooler air, with pecans sprinkling at my feet, convincing me that the feeling of Autumn will soon be here. So, while I anxiously wait, I'll festively prep the house with Autumn decor! 




When I think of decorating for the season, I envision the feeling, the smells, and the traditions of old and new that our family share together each year. There's a sense of easiness that I get with Fall, as if nothing is too overdone, with earthy tones that compliment one another. It's where we enjoy bringing the outdoors in, while creating a comfortable and cozy home in preparation for Winter to begin.

I have the most fun welcoming in the festive colors of Fall through pillows upon pillows. Rust tones, paired with greyish greens resemble a mix of fall leaves with my favorite pumpkins, Jarrahdale's

Natural wovens, like baskets and bowls placed in pairs, act as the perfect spot to house fall florals and small decorative pumpkins, along with fragrant herbs & fruit (pears and apples).

Plaid was a big thing last year, but this time around, I'm devoted to stripes of every size. There are so many variations of the classic stripe, seen in modern prints and vintage fabrics - it's hard to settle on just one! I've made it a must have detail on my list because striped pillows layer and transition seamlessly into Thanksgiving and Winter holiday decor, that follow soon after. Score!

Bring the beauty of the outdoors in by inviting festive wreaths and foliage into the places we like to cozy up in. Wreaths gladly take the spotlight as the focal point of a room and also serves as a large wall art piece to be admired. As an idea to pass along, I made a gallery wall of smaller wreaths last year that turned out pretty amazing! It's creative and a bit unexpected, that will leave visiting guests swooning over your Autumn decor! 

For Autumn foliage, trying searching for fluffy mums and hydrangeas, decorative kale (my favorite), and filler flowers that resemble wildflowers. Display them indoors using ceramic vases and create an effortless arrangement in pots outside. Adorn them with fresh pumpkins to complete the ambiance of a beautiful Autumn season.

What's your decorative style for Fall? Are you a cozy minimalist, a Autumn Queen, going above and beyond with festive decor or somewhere inbetween?! I'd love for you to share your fun responses in the comments below! 


shop the look:


PILLOWS:

WOVENS:

Serena & Lily Natural Rug // Linen & Cake Baskets

DETAILS:

Anthropologie Candle // Article Sven Sofa // Emmahlyn Living (Custom Order Wreath)


Warmly ~

Emmahlyn




  
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