I have always been more of a fall/winter person than a spring/summer enthusiast.  I’m certain there is as much debate (trivial as it may be) about this topic as there is about being a morning person {raising hand} vs. a nighttime person!

Pumpkins at the entry announce the season. Image via Victoria

Don’t get me wrong, I love spring.  What’s not to love, right?  But I gain a burst of energy at the very thought of fall’s approach.

Persimmons and bittersweet make fall tablescapes a no brainer. Image via Country Living

So it was with much excitement that a fellow blogger, Melissa Michaels at The Inspired Room announced she was hosting her annual Fall Nesting Party.

I love the unexpected use of pumpkins in are non-conforming colors! Image via Victoria

Ornamental cabbage and orange flowers are beautiful in contrast and the centerpiece is low enough for great conversation during the meal. Image via Country Living

Melissa is also a fan of fall so she hosts this annual event where you can link to her site with your fall ideas for decorating.  The event isn’t until September 8th but I’ve started thinking of what I want to do, things I’ll layer on.

This is such a simple but elegant way to give a nod to the season without using orange, a color a friend of mine can't abide. Image via Victoria

For my sun-loving friends, trust me, I won’t pull out the plaid and pumpkins just yet but I’ll be thinking of them in eager anticipation!