Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger + Cloves

October 24, 2012

I made a batch of these pumpkin muffins (minus the frosting…gotta draw the line somewhere!) the other night and couldn’t help but notice how fast I go through a certain quartet of spices at this time of year. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves are key ingredients in all of my favourite pumpkin recipes and they’re classic staples in fashion and interiors too. I wear my saddle-brown leather boots every other day on average and dream of having walnut stained hardwood floors one day…


This wild and rustic table setting is a recent favourite…I especially love the unexpected pop of bright orange! It would be perfect for all seasons and so easy to insert another feature colour into, don’t you think? Fresh herbs and greenery always bring such a welcoming and organic quality to a tabletop…

Photo by Jasmine Star for Style Me Pretty

Frye “Melissa Trapunto” Boots at Nordstrom

Emily Henderson

Handsome Coffee via Mom.Me

Salted Caramel Bars by What’s Gaby Cooking?

Keiserens Nye Traer via NIB

Toffee Crunch Cupcake by Bakers Royale

Paired with white, other neutrals, warm metals or topped with creamy frosting,  it’s pretty tough to go wrong with these nutty flavours, er, colours of nature…sorry, those cupcakes are far too distracting!  Love the look of rustic wood but not sure where to start? Crates and reclaimed furniture are affordable options as are smaller wooden serving pieces and cutting boards. We have some gorgeous boards in the shop made locally by Tack Woodwork, not to mention some seriously covetable harvest tables and stump stools! Using natural materials as a base will never go out of style, especially when layered with texture and pattern to warm things up. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


1 Tiffany { 10.24.12 at 7:13 am }

Love all of these colors!
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2 Sheila @sZinteriors { 10.24.12 at 7:26 am }

Beautiful photos, and a great spin on the colours… Anything that resembles salted caramel is a sure hit! :-)
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3 The Simply Inspired Home { 10.24.12 at 8:56 am }

Oh, my goodness those last cupcakes look sooooooo GOOD. I need a cupcake!
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4 Tracey { 10.24.12 at 11:28 am }

Thanks for warming up my day with such lovely colors, food and footware!!!! I can just smell the fresh baked goods from here.
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5 Igor { 10.24.12 at 12:26 pm }

A great visual theme! I love the warm tones and the autumn feeling!
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6 Birch + Bird { 10.25.12 at 10:01 pm }

Thanks all! Feeling hungry after scrolling through these pics again…mmmm…

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