Layer it Up

The air is shifting and the days are drawing to a close earlier every evening.  This is the time of year we start to make the transition into fall, with its cooler temperatures and our desire for added warmth in our homes and in our wardrobes.  So, add those layers and get ready for fall!


Hammered brass, soft, heart-shaped silhouettes nestled into a bed of wool and ready to be your new go-to pieces for your fall wardrobe, this set is the work of Little Acorns.  Locally made and available through Etsy at or check out their page on Facebook.


One of the best things about fall wardrobes is layering.  This dress by Toad & Co, in this stunning green called Ponderosa, pairs well with a great scarf, tall boots and a warm cup of coffee.  Toad & Co. is now available at Take It Outside at 65 Inglis Street, Truro, plus so many other options for creating a fall look that is perfect for you.  You can also drop by their website at


The warm tones and texture of the hammered base paired with the crisp linen shade, this Flow Décor ‘Palermo’ lamp is the perfect way to cozy up your home for the fall.  It will pair well with a classic wood side table or a more boho inspired interior, as well.  This lamp, and many more options, are available at Costandi Designs in North River, visit their website at


Nothing says fall more than a bowl filled to the brim with fresh produce straight from the garden or sweet apples freshly plucked from the tree.  This bowl is available from Winners, along with the glass blown pumpkin.  Pumpkins are the quintessential piece for your seasonal decorations and with this beauty, you won’t have worry about making pie with it.  For your closest location, check

Bowl photo by Sarah Baker Forward Family and Business


Local Tatamagouche potter, Sara Bonnyman, uses a combination of clay and glass to create these stunning bowls in her studio.  Her work can be found far and wide in gift shops and stores throughout the province, but a visit to her studio is highly recommended where you might find her at the wheel or packing orders but always willing to chat.  Visit her website at