Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Fall New England Favorites

Posted on | October 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

Pumpkins have been popping up above front doors all over town. Greg and I were joking if the “pumpkin above the front door” idea came from homeowners tired of their pumpkins getting smashed?

Above and below a selection of fall-themed posts from my past four years in Marblehead—I can’t believe it. A few places I love to visit and recipes to warm your bellies. Click on each link for more info and photos. Enjoy!

Old Burial Hill is one of my favorite places in Marblehead. Beautiful gravestones and a gorgeous view of the sea.

Decorate your mantel with gourds, bittersweet and a fresh leaf wreath.

Make pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing for your Halloween bash.

Have you ever tried to making homemade doughnuts? I made an Apple Cider version and they were pretty darn delicious!

Golden Seagrass in IpswichHead up to Ipswich for a walk in the golden seagrass. It’s absolutely stunning in late October.

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12 Responses to “Fall New England Favorites”

  1. Steve
    October 26th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    I think the pumpkins are for people who can’t afford the golden whales.

    Your mantel looks amazing! Very Martha!


  2. Katy Elliott
    October 26th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Steve, you’re hilarious. I’m getting the golden cod and putting the darn pumpkins up next year. Call me, fan-CY!


  3. liane
    October 26th, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    that’s the most awesome gravestone i’ve ever seen.


  4. Christina
    October 26th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    I have the wreath and the pumpkin covered. I also put little pumpkins around my bookshelf with cobwebs.


  5. Jill
    October 27th, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Old Burial Hill is too cool! Those Puritans were too funny! I love reading the epitaphs. My Favorite one:
    All you that doth my grave pass by,
    As you are now so once was I,
    As I am now so you must be,
    Prepare for death and follow me.

    This is so perfect for Halloween. Thank you, Katy!


  6. shanna
    October 27th, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    Love these! Especially those cookies! BTW, did you see one of the In Style editors listed you as her favorite blog in their latest issue? That’s super cool!


  7. erin
    October 27th, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    no one does fall like new england…


  8. Ashley
    October 27th, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    These are beautiful images (and great ideas!), Katy. I especially love all of the detailing that went into colonial gravestones–beautiful and only slightly eery.


  9. Katy Elliott
    October 27th, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Hi Shanna!

    Yes, I saw the InStyle press this week. Very cool. Thanks so much for mentioning.


  10. Patsy
    October 27th, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    We have a golden cod AND the pumpkins :-)


  11. Katy Elliott
    October 27th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    So fancy Patsy. You’re my hero.


  12. mopar
    October 27th, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    These photos are incredible. Could they be any more Halloween-y? That house painted black — wow!

    OK, I must pin…


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