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5 Easy Ways to Welcome Fall with Open Arms (Yes, Already)

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With Labor Day firmly behind us, the siren calls of early fall become all too apparent: sweet first day of school moments peppering your social feeds; the much-heralded pumpkin spice latte becoming available once again; and of course, farmers markets marching out the ultimate signs of autumn in the form of crisp apples and lovable gourds.

9 Simple, Swoon-Worthy Ways to Bring Fall to Your Table
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9 Simple, Swoon-Worthy Ways to Bring Fall to Your Table

It’s only a matter of time before the lush greens of summer will give way to the rich, golden hues of fall, and we want to hang on to every second. Grab your coziest throw and get ready to greet the new season in a few very easy ways.

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1. Bring the outdoors in.

Natural Grasses Wreath

Natural Grasses Wreath

$56
Pinecone Wreath

Pinecone Wreath

$80
Seasonal Wreath Subscription

Seasonal Wreath Subscription

$250
Magnolia Garland

Magnolia Garland

$65

Enjoy the changing foliage both outside and in with a selection of colorful branches. Check out our Shop’s latest fall wreath offerings and rethink how you’d present them. While they are still a gorgeous way to greet your guests at the door, consider moving them to your mantle or tabletop as a carafe or pillar candle companion.

2. Embrace the gourds.

A 3-Step, No-Fail Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A 3-Step, No-Fail Thanksgiving Centerpiece by Amanda Sims

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Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin

Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin by Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

From the irresistible white mini pumpkins to the gnarly oddities with just as much charm, say yes to them all. Save the small cuties for place settings and let the larger ones take center stage on your dining table or mantle.

3. Change up the textiles.

Buffalo Check Fringed Wool Throw

Buffalo Check Fringed Wool Throw

$90
Natural Sheepskin

Natural Sheepskin

$195
Pure & Simple Wool Blanket

Pure & Simple Wool Blanket

From $120
Icelandic Sheepskin

Icelandic Sheepskin

$200

Swap out lightweight, breezy beach blankets in favor of substantial throws and shaggy sheepskins.

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4. Set the mood.

Round Beeswax Pillar Candles

Round Beeswax Pillar Candles

$95
Hawkins New York Candle

Hawkins New York Candle

$48
Portable Log Fire

Portable Log Fire

From $26
Marshmallow Skewers (Set of 4)

Marshmallow Skewers (Set of 4)

$24

Shorter days call for more ambient lighting, serving both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. Achieve this by pulling out all of your beautiful candles (infused with warm scents or not) and, if you’re one of the lucky ones, stoking that fireplace for that crackling glow.

5. Get cooking.

17 Pumpkin Recipes to Help You Use an Entire Pumpkin

17 Pumpkin Recipes to Help You Use an Entire Pumpkin by Sarah Jampel

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11 Apple Recipes for Fall

11 Apple Recipes for Fall by Hollis Miller

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Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu by Genius Recipes

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish by TheWimpyVegetarian

The weather’s finally cooling down enough to turn your ovens back on, so start rolling out those butter-laden crusts for killer apple pie, roasting all the root vegetables, or braising those Sunday supper-friendly cuts to get your home smelling its most inviting best.

What are your favorite ways to usher fall into your home? Share them with us below!

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