Embrace the leisurely shift from vibrant summertime to rich fall all September long. In this issue, we greet the early days of autumn with tablescapes boasting bold linens and blooms, layered with accents new and old. Showcase treasures of the china cabinet at a ladies’ luncheon inspired by vintage wares, and celebrate harvest flavors with a brunch menu starring spiced plums and an apple cider cake. Breathtaking scenery and Southern hospitality make The Greystone Inn on North Carolina’s Lake Toxaway ideal for a getaway, while art enthusiasts will be smitten by Salado, Texas. As you discover cottage-style decorating ideas from design expert and author Kathryn Greeley and find ways to refresh your personal stationery suite, we hope each page calls to mind the joys of our region this lovely time of year.