Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Through the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
- The Lady of Shalott, Sir Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Aspens, burnished in the autumn sun over the Rocky Mountains, offer the last flash of light before a long winter. The room above, from a spread in Elle Decor, reminded me of the beauty of early winter in the West: the gold of Aspen trees, a soft blanket of white, and a cozy fireside, ready for you to sit down with a cup of hot coco.
I'm ready to try this at home - with extra whipped cream! Below are a few of my favorite finds from West Elm, which has some of the best Western inspiration of the season. Shop online, and you won't have even have to use your snowshoes.
P.S. If you want the best Western inspiration in ANY season, pop over to one of my favorite blogs, Vogue on the Range, where the very stylish Lacey is "putting a little glam in your giddyup."