autumn love

I’ve mentioned that I love fall, right?

I mean…I love it.

I’ve already put my Halloween decorations up.

As tough as things are right now, at least it’s the witching season.

So, I compiled some lists for you of beautiful, cozy, crisp, dark, warm, inviting autumn stuff.

Books

Autumn is the perfect time for cozy mysteries and I love everything Juliet Blackwell writes. If you’ve never read anything of hers, start with Secondhand Spirits.

If you haven’t read the All Souls Trilogy yet, run and get it right now!

Check out Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries.

Rebecca is a classic and so good this time of year. (And there’s also the movie.)

Hallowe’en Party Agatha Christie, (haven’t read it, but I do love Agatha Christie?)

And Neil Gaiman? The Graveyard Book

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Strange Brew

Movies

I like Halloween movies that are creepy but not violent or gory. And I prefer them from the 60s and 70s. Watcher in the Woods fits the bill. (I think there may have been a remake last year?)

Practical Magic is, of course, one of the best movies ever made.

Hocus Pocus is fun.

Halloweentown is another kid’s movie that I like.

I’m really excited about the new Sabrina.

House on Haunted Hill

Teas + Coffees

Since I’m off sugar, my usual giant lattes and apple ciders are out. This in no way means I can’t enjoy a heavy mug of something spicy and delicious, however.

The Republic of Tea Pumpkin Spice

The Republic of Tea Dream by the Fire

Tazo Sweet Cinnamon Spice

Raven’s Brew Dead Man’s Reach

Bones Coffee Jacked O Lantern Pumpkin Spice

Music

I love to listen to Smoke Fairies this time of year.

This Mortal Coil

Cocteau Twins

Here’s my Halloween playlist.

Crafts

Mandarin Pumpkins

Spray Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece

Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

These are beautiful.

I love these All Saints crafts.

25 Easy Day of the Dead Crafts

Paranormal Podcasts

Who doesn’t love ghost stories around the bonfire?

I enjoy Desert Oracle.

Jim Harold’s Campfire

The Big Seance

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Art

The imagery I create tends to shift a bit this time of year, too.

Prints of One for Sorrow and All Souls are available in my Redbubble shop, where you can also get the images on mugs and throw pillows and t-shirts.

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I mean, why were a costume when you could wear art?

What About You?

What do you have planned for the fall?

What do you love this time of year?

Let’s imagine we’re pouring ourselves a cup of tea and going out to sit by the fire pit and talk all night beneath the stars.

Happy, autumn.

xxx,

LL