Bunny Williams at Home, Pumpkin Spice and everything nice and more on weekend meanderings.
After several cloudy, rainy days it is sunny and cool today. I have nothing on my schedule because everything I was going to do was predicated on the painters finishing their work. I guess one more week of living in complete and utter chaos will not do me in.
As for the kitchen, we are a-l-m-o-s-t there. Paint, tiles and a few touch ups and everyone will be packing their bags and leaving us to get on with life.
On to weekend meandering…Bunny Williams, Pumpkin Spice Everything and More
Bunny Williams, is a legend in the design world, known not only for her homes but also for her gardens. Bunny Williams started her design career as a secretary and the equally famous NY design firm Parish-Hadley. After working there in various capacities for 20 years she went out on her own and the rest is history.
There are many things to love about Bunny Williams but one of my favorites is her collected decor. Bunny mixes pieces from all different periods and price points and even though many of the items in her house are valuable she uses them daily and she invites her guests to do the same. She is a prolific entertainer and her the comfort of her guests is her highest priority.
After watching the video above I love Bunny even more. This tour of her home, which she has lived in for 38 years, not only showcases her design, but her philosophy as well. Buy the best that you can and buy what you love. Believe it or not, for the first 5 years she lived in this house her living room sat completely empty, because she could not afford to decorate it. Once she was able to decorate the room it started with a mirror and then little by little pieces were added to make a cosy, comfortable and beautiful space.
Bunny Williams design ascetic is similar to mine. Our house is filled with things we have collected our entire lives, together and separately. We have always purchased quality pieces that we can have forever, each time we move we simply move them to the room that they work the best in. Over the years we have added accessories or smaller antique items but for the most part our original furniture, from our very first house, is still some of our favorite pieces and used daily.
My friends Cindy and Mary Ann have both written numerous posts about collected home design, be sure to check them out as well. You can also find inspiration on the hashtag #TheCollectedLook on Instagram.
Watch her new documentary on PBS.
Last but not least read her 7 books, the most popular of which sold 50,000 copies!
An Affair with a House is my favorite book because it tells the story of the house she fell in love with and how she created a home over 38 years. All of her books can be found on Amazon or for older copies check out Thrift Books.
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Pumpkin season is my favorite season, next to cosy season which coincidentally is the same thing…Fall. ~Elizabeth
Nineteen years ago Starbucks introduced Pumpkin Spice Latte to the world. Ever since it has been, a social media darling with every influencer in the world posing with the iconic cup, and an eagerly awaited treat that proclaims the unofficial start of Fall.
This year Starbucks is keeping the date of its Fall menu a secret, but that has not stopped the rumor mill, according to Instagram food blogger Mark Devos’ viral post the launch date is August 30th. In the UK you can start ordering your favorite drink on September 1st.
Restaurants & Coffee Shops Serving Pumpkin Spice Menu Items
Starbucks will be serving Pumpkin Spice latte, Pumpkin cream cold brew and Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato as well as Pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin scones and owl cake pops
Tim Hortons officially kicks off the 2022 pumpkin spice season with the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew with Cold Foam, Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donuts and more starting August 24, 2022.
IHop is celebrating fall 2022 by bringing back seasonal Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and Scary Face Pancakes.
Dunkin Donuts menu includes a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, a Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, and a Nutty Pumpkin Coffee. Besides the drinks, Dunkin’ Donuts also hasThe Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Glazed Pumpkin Cake Donut, and Pumpkin Muffin on the menu this Fall.
Krispy Kreme 2022 pumpkin spice season is earlier than ever with the debut of the new Pumpkin Spice Latte Swirl Doughnut, new Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee and more, they started serving August 8, 2022.
If you don’t live near a Starbucks or just want to be able to have a PSL fix whenever you want, here is an easy recipe for making it at home.
Pumpkin Spice Flavored Products
Every year the pumpkin spice offerings grow, this year they include:
- Oreos and various other cookies
- Pumpkin Spread Bonne Maman
- Goldfish crackers
- Pumpkin Spice sauce
The Book of Goose is on the top of my list to read this autumn.
“A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li.
Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised―the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape ten years ago. Now, Agnès is free to tell her story.
As children in a war-ravaged, backwater town, they’d built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves―until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching Agnès on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.
Recap from Last Week
Last week on weekend meanderings I shared Fall clogs and an Instagram rant among other things. You guys must really like your clogs because 20 of my readers purchased a pair from the links I shared. If you were one of those people, when you receive your clogs come back and tell us how you like them and what you are wearing them with. This pair for $34.00 (below)was the most popular and this pair for $89, was the second most popular.
As for my Instagram rant, thank you, I am so happy that I am not the only person that cannot stand the food reels and the noise. Since I wrote that post I have been reading up on the topic and it is a bizarre and profitable way to make money, you can read more about it here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
This week I shared kitchen updates, a whimsical movie you will love, and more on Monday Musings.
Make sure to bookmark this scrumptious cinnamon swirl pumpkin bread with crumble topping, you will love it all Fall and Winter long.
Books, food, finds and more on Friday Favorites!
IN OTHER NEWS
Love these small stoneware bowls.
No Bake Single Serve Cookie! Yes please.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
That’s it for this weeks post of weekend meanderings. I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed lasts weeks weekend meanderings post you can find it here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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