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."
/Images/ Aspen Room, Elle Decor/ Yellowstone Aspens/ Grand Teton Aspens/ Home Goods, West Elm/


Karena said...

Fabulous images, love them all! I will go check out Vogue on the Range!

Art by Karena

Christina Elaine said...

I love the trees... I am going to pop over to vogue on the range right now ...


Unknown said...

The last photo of the trees is absolutely breathtaking. As always thanks for sharing and I really enjoy your blog.

Anonymous said...

the sequence of your images...right into a bit of retail. All beautiful!

Can I tell you how giddy the current $US to Aussie exchange rate makes me?!! I'm actually thinking of taking out a post office box so I can shop with people (like West Elm) who won't deliver over here.


VICTORIA said...

WOW! Stunning Photos as well as the quality of the images!that room looks refreshing and comfy. thanks.Great Shots.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

LOVE the post and the first photo.

Splendid Sass said...

Aw...Lord Tennyson! My favorite poet :).
These images are gorgeous, and the water is over-the-top perfect!
Have a great day.

Ingrid Mida said...

I really love that photo of the orange leaves on the birch trees against the pines. Glorious!

studioJudith said...

Such brilliant fall images you've shared with us !
Having spent 13 delicious years of my life in Aspen, I must admit to a deep fondness for fall in the rockies.

But -
the best part of living with
Aspen trees is the sound of those
rustling leaves.
My favorite symphony.


Samantha said...

Gorgeous photos.

quintessence said...

Love your pairing of the Tennyson with these images - really rather perfect! And this post has a lovely rhythm - dark to light, neutral to color - great job!


love those lamps in the first photo-chic and unusual!

Renée Finberg said...

i can't take how beautiful the yellow trees are.



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