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It’s really beginning to feel like Fall this week, and we are loving it! Celebrate the coziness and get inspired with some fabulous fall recipes:

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
First and foremost, the quintessential autumn beverage  — the pumpkin spice latte. If you love this drink but prefer to sip something warm from the comfort of your own home, try this recipe!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Take toast to the next level with this tasty butternut squash toast recipe! This would make a great Autumn brunch food or Thanksgiving appetizer!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
A little sweet, a little savory, and all around adorable: thyme popovers with ginger pear butter. We can’t wait to try this one at home!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Speaking of savory — how delicious do these three cheese, potato, rosemary tarts look? Plus they are actually pretty quick and easy to make!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking to warm up with an adult beverage on a chilly Fall evening? This apple cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party!

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Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

We still have just over a week until Christmas, so if you’re not quite done with your shopping, consider bookmarking some of these DIY projects to give to your loved ones:

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Repurpose pretty teacups with this teacup candle DIY!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s a sweet nest necklace DIY for the jewelry lover in your life!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Possibly one of the sweetest succulent DIYs we’ve seen — succulent magnets made from corks!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
This delicate looking wax luminary is an easy project.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
These photo coasters make for a very personal gift.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A simple personalized wire bracelet can be worn with any outfit!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Hey, #treatyoself with this sumptuous lemon sugar scrub!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Edible gifts are always appreciated! How about some festive caramel popcorn?

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love these metallic accented concrete candle votives!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
For the friend that’s always behind the camera, turn a pretty scarf into a custom camera strap!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
All you need to make these fabulous etched wooden spoons is an etching tool and a little creativity!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We’ve all seen this cute sharpie mug DIY floating around the web…

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
But you could take it to the next level with some porcelain chalkboard paint to make this adorable chalkboard mug!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can pretty much use chalkboard paint to make anything awesome, like this chalkboard serving tray.

Halloween is only 10 days away, but there’s still time to add a little seasonal flair to your house and have some fun with a few creative projects! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Halloween DIYS:

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
1. Halloween means PUMPKINS, but you don’t always have to carve them! These mini ribbon pumpkins make an adorable addition to any Autumn decor.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
2. Here’s another chic no-carve project — glitter dipped pumpkins!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
3. Check out these black and white southwest inspired pumpkins! They’re sure to stand out as a unique and modern decoration.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
4. White, gold, and black are all fun colors to play with to create unique painted pumpkins.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
5. Looking for an easy way to dress up your decor before a party? Check out these free printables!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
6. Or, create a simple, spooky effect by taping bat cut-outs to a paper lamp.

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7. Welcome guests into your haunted mansion with this DIY pennant banner.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
8. This yarn web DIY is an easy way to add some Halloween spirited spook to your windows.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
9. For a fun Autumnal party favor, check out these sweet pumpkin candy pouches!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
10. And finally, take the Halloween spirit with you on this go with this cute and creepy clutch DIY!

Happy Halloween!