Some of us at MDG were not the only folks who took advantage of the long weekend and found themselves winding through the Rocky Mountains on the way to paddle boarding adventures and scoops of honey lavender ice cream. We left the heat of the dog days of summer behind us and turned down the music as the signal went in and out. We shaded our eyes to the sun and craned our heads out the window, searching for our favorite runs on the soon-to-be-snowy ski slopes.
Aside from the first of the aspen leaves to turn lemon-yellow, the most sure-fire sign that fall is coming is the smell of the trees. It's a smell of smoke, and wet leaves, and cold cheeks. It's a smell that has you reaching for a flannel, that gets you thinking that the living room is too quiet without football on, and you go through jars of nutmeg like it's oxygen.
Incorporating reclaimed wood into your home is a beautiful way to begin to capture that fall feeling. These pieces have already been worn and loved and made unique before being re-purposed, giving them a special bit of rustic. Coffee tables, bed frames, serving trays, and wall hangings are all easy options, while the addition of greenery or even modern materials will suit every taste.
Below are some of our favorites.