Autumn Fun List 🍂

Here is my current Autumnal list. Bear in mind that I’ve collected the media recommendations from others and can’t vouch for them if I’ve not seen them yet. Also, I will be adding to this as I get suggests and watch more wonderful Autumn videos!

Seasons

  • Thanksgiving
  • Halloween

Themes/Subjects/Atmosphere/Mood

  • Astronomy, stargazing
  • Harvest
  • Forests, woodlands
  • Myths, legends, folklore
  • Mystery, noire, suspense
  • Hitchcock
  • Decline, melancholy, nostalgia

Activities/Bucket List

  • Knitting, especially baby blankets
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Apple picking
  • Ladies’ Thrift Shopping Day
  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Fall puzzle
  • Maple festival
  • Any other festivals I can find
  • Miniatures/models
  • Sew velvet pumpkins and squash, make some foxes, plan Xmas dress
  • Bonfire and s’mores
  • Zoo
  • Broadway (the traveling shows that come to various cities)
  • Piano guys concert? Any other concert?

Rereads

  • Pat Books 2021
  • All Tolkien 2021
  • Aunt Jane’s Hero 2021
  • Brontë’s, particularly appropriate are The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights 2021
  • Scott’s Poetry 2021
  • Sherlock 2021
  • Story Girl Duology 2021
  • The Westing Game 2021
  • Thirteen Secrets trilogy 2021
  • Wildwood Dancing 2021
  • Agatha Christie 2022
  • Inkheart 2022
  • Stephen Lawhead’s Pendragon Cycle 2023
  • The Book Thief 2023
  • Entwined 2024
  • Good Fairy Tale retellings 2024
  • Lord Peter 2024
  • Faerie Rebels 2025

Books

  • Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • The Secret History
  • Fairytales and myths are haunting enough for me
  • Dracula
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Fallish Classics
  • The Librarian and other books (my sisters and in law mentioned another of hers being better) of Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Woman in White
  • Turn of the Screw
  • Poe
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (reread)
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Call of the Wild
  • Octavia Butler short stories?
  • Montgomery Short Stories
  • Jackson short stories?
  • Bradbury short stories, The Halloween Tree
  • Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls
  • Northern Light Trilogy
  • Extremely Loud an Incredibly Close
  • Miss Peregrines Home for Children

Movies and TV

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Arsenic and old lace
  • The Heiress, Montgomery Clift
  • Rewatch Laura
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Lorna Doon
  • The Riot Club
  • Spellbound
  • Tolkien
  • Goodwill Hunting
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Old Agatha Christie Movies
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Tolkien
  • School Ties
  • The mummy
  • Hitchcock
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Extremely Loud an Incredibly Close
  • Night Must Fall
  • Older version of A Lady Vanishes
  • Gosford Hall
  • Ms Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • Poirot
  • Jeremy Brett and other Sherlock
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • A Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Wuthering Heights
  • A Tell Tale Vlog
  • Spellbound
  • October Skies
  • Halloweentown, Caspar, other nonscary Halloween movies
  • Ms Peregrine’s Home
  • Dark Shadows
  • The Village
  • Turning of the Screw/The Others
  • the Queen’s Gambit
  • The Truth About Murder

Music and Audio Media

Drinks

For Food

  • Flavors
    • Pumpkin
    • Molasses
    • Butterscotch
    • Spice
    • Apple
    • Apple cider
  • Butterscotch brownies
  • Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Cardamon Buns
  • Gingerbread
  • Gingersnaps
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • Pumpkin Truffles
  • Pumpkin Pancakes (maybe)
  • Maple Rolls
  • Maple Cookies
  • Maple butter
  • This Ghost Cake (the design, I’ll probably stick with Hershey’s tried and true chocolate cake with dark chocolate cocoa)
  • Spice doughnuts
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Chicken Potpie
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Soups
  • Breads
  • Chick fila a 🌮 soup

Decor

  • velvet pumpkins
  • lanterns
  • old fashioned looking lights
  • foxes
  • mushrooms
  • acorns
  • deer
  • squirrel
  • white real pumpkins,
  • blush velvet pumpkins
  • rose gold shimmery papaer leaf garland on windows
  • aster or mum wreath
  • wheat wreath

Scents

  • Vanilla
  • Spice
  • Molasses
  • I want that Girl on Fire Candle!!!!!!!

Colors

  • Sage
  • Yellow
  • Mauve
  • Rose
  • Blush
  • Teal, darker
  • Neutrals like cream, tan, brown

Styles

  • Romantic Academia
  • Boots with ribbons or lace laces
  • Oxford Pumps
  • Mary Janes
  • Clogs
  • Jumpers
  • Sweaters
  • Turtle necks
  • Jackets
  • Vests/dirndls/peasant styles
  • Collars, for me peter pan or vintage
  • Vintage blouses
  • Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles!
  • Silk scarves instead of ties
  • Berets
  • Seasonal apron

Fabrics/Textures/Prints

  • Velveteen, velvet
  • Plaids
  • Flannels
  • Corduroy
  • Wools
  • Silks

Nail Polish

  • That green Dragon-y polish
  • Do I have a good copper?
  • I’d like a rose gold, feel Like I saw some somewhere
  • Those space peel ons

Jewelry

  • Pearls
  • Rose gold
  • Gold
  • Ancient inspired jewelry
  • Woodland inspired jewelry

Flowers (in season in my area)

  • Anemone x hybrida – Japanese Anemone. 3 to 4 feet.
  • Antirrhinum majus – Snapdragon, Common Snapdragon, Garden Snapdragon. 6 to 48 inches.
  • Aster – Michaelmas Daisy, Starwort, Frost Flower. 18 to 60 inches.
  • Buddleia davidii – Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac. 3 to 12 feet.
  • Calendula officinalis – Calendula, Pot Marigold. 1 to 1.5 feet.
  • Caryopteris x cladonensis – Bluebeard. 2 to 4 feet.
  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides – Plumbago, Leadwort. 8 to 12 inches.
  • Chrysanthemum – Mums and Daisies. 1 to 3.5 feet.
  • Corydalis lutea – Yellow Corydalis.  9 to 15 inches.
  • Dendranthema x grandiflorum – Garden Mum, Hardy Chrysanthemum. 1 to 3 feet.
  • Felicia amelloides – Blue Daisy. 1 to 2 feet.
  • Gerbera jamesonii – Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy. 1 to 1.5 feet.
  • Kalimeris pinnatifida – Japanese Aster. 2 to 4 feet.
  • Lobularia maritima – Sweet Alyssum. 4 inches to 8 inches.
  • Verbena – Verbena, Vervain 4 inches to 2 feet.
  • Viola x wittrockiana – Pansy, Garden Pansy, Ladies Delight. 8 to 15 inches.

6 comments

  1. This is such a good list!! I’m really curious if you’ll like the Queen’s Gambit or not. My sister didn’t have much interest in it when I showed her the trailer, so it’s not for everyone I don’t think, but you might like it? I watched Dial M For Murder a couple months ago and enjoyed it, it’s perfect for this time of year.
    The flowers in your area bit was cool, i should find out what grows here around this time of year.

    1. Honestly there’s so many things on this list that I’m curious what you think of them if you end up getting to them.

      1. Yes, I need to plan out things a bit so I get to try a reasonable amount. I’m sure I’ll have strong opinions per usual.

    2. Funny you should mention it, I just found out its supposed to be based on someone from KY. So that’s going to drive me nuts. If filmmakers can’t get someone from the state or a southern state, just move the setting, please, please for the love of God.

    1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is definitely Anne’s best, I feel like it’s getting a resurgence, definitely the dark academia sort of vibes but less disturbing and scrambled than Wuthering Heights from my vague memory. Agnes Grey is totally different in vibe and didn’t feel as complete.

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