Natalie Dundas is the artist, designer and blogger behind Love, Natalie. After a recent move from the coast of Washington to the eastern side of the state, Natalie has put her business on hold temporarily while she and her husband settle into their new life. In the mean time, Natalie is using her creativity to fill her new home with handmade touches and secondhand finds.
It’s that time again: crisp air, brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow, simmering soups, spiced cider, crushing grapes, and the first bite of a freshly picked apple. Fall is here. Where I live in Wenatchee, Washington, fall is exaggerated by the abundance of apple and pear orchards along side of acres and acres of vineyards. The fall harvest is one of my favorite times of the year.
[1. Washington State Cutting Board by AHeirloom; 2. Rustic wooden harvest crate from AMradio; 3. Retro modern apple cushion cover by Janefoster; 4. Pear kitchen towel by DedaShop; 5. Photo taken near Monitor, Washington by MARSHAMOHR; 6. Crated apples waiting for the cider press photograph by RandyNyhofPhotos; 7. Washington: We've Got Nice Apples -- screenprinted card by OrangeTwist.]
These artists have captured “the apple capital of the world” perfectly!
[1. That's my Jam Pear Ginger jam by jamgeek; 2. Lovely Pear letterpress card by pupandpony; 3. Farmers Market print by thewheatfield; 4. Delicious Apple Butter by OrangeMamaMade; 5. Letterpressed tags for canning jars by sambradd.]
Giving a gift of what’s in season instantly warms the heart, and who doesn’t love receiving the gift of food?
[1. Children's Farmers Market tote kit by nativebear; 2. Red striped silk screened tote bag by SlideSideways; 3. Recycled cotton screen printed grocery bag by ohlittlerabbit; 4. Farmer's Market produce bags by PonyAndPoppy; 5. Apple produce bag by SlideSideways.]
There are so many times I’ve gone to a market and felt so out of place without a cute market tote. It’s so embarrassing asking for a bag! These stylish options make shopping at fall markets more fun.
[1. Deer antler wine rack by DeerDear; 2. Wine glass charms by KellysMagnets; 3.
Honeycomb wine cork coasters by LizzieJoeDesigns; 4. Winery photograph by KellieOBrienEscapes; 5. Wine tasting journal by lazaflair.]
Believe it or not, Washington State is the second largest premium wine producer in the United States. Since I’m surrounded by winos – um, wine lovers! — I am always looking for creative wine gifts.
[1. Wine bottle pendant light by ZALcreations; 2. Vintage industrial thread spool wine rack by RamonaMorningbird; 3. Wine barrel Adirondack chair by ByGordonLiving; 4. Wine barrel bistro table by ByGordonLiving.]
I love the trend of repurposing anything that has to do with wine – corks, bottles and barrels. These unique pieces set your decor apart.