November Journal

November Journal

Fill your home with wonder and warmth.

As we settle into shorter days and longer nights, we want to share with you some of the creature comforts we are turning to this month. We hope this list of what we are making, listening to, reading and watching will inspire you to create a foundation of warmth and wonder in your home this November, in true Foundation Goods fashion. 

Making —

Shortbread is one of the easiest recipes to throw together when the craving for something sweet hits. You're likely to have all the ingredients you need without an extra trip to the store--most recipes call for butter, sugar and flour. You can always make the dough in advance to have on hand in the freezer, or once made they'll last for weeks when stored properly. 

What we love most is the versatility. With the addition of simple herbs or preserves, the options are endless. Our favorite version right now is a small scoop of dried lavender thrown into the dough for a subtle, sweet and fragrant surprise. Another winning variety is sandwiching two cookies together with a favorite jam after baking and cooling. You really just can't go wrong with shortbread. We love it for afternoon tea, late night cravings and tucked into lunch pails. A bag tied with baker's twine is the happiest pick-me-up for a friend or neighbor, especially for the holidays. There are endless recipes online but here's a fail-proof one, just in case! 


Strawberry & Wild Strawberry Preserve

Foundation Goods, $11.50 

Butter Dish

Classic Butter Dish

Foundation Goods, $20 

Baking Scoop

Montauk Small Stoneware Scoop

Foundation Goods, $5

Listening, watching, reading —

Fleetwood Mac Rumors


Fleetwood Mac's Rumors

Fleetwood Mac's classic Rumors album is the mood we're in this month. Play it in the bath, while you bake and while you clean out your closet and feed your inner gypsy soul.

My Octopus Teacher


My Octopus Teacher

Transport yourself to the kelp forests of South Africa and get to know an amazing little creature you'll never forget. You'll love this fascinating, inspiring and entertaining documentary for the whole family. 

Ann Patchett


State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett 

Adventure travel and mystery wrapped up in a medical, moral dilemma, this revisited gem feels more timely than ever and provides both escape and deep introspection. 

November Shop Picks

Canvas Painting

Landscape Canvas Print

Foundation Goods, $60 

Brass bowl

Antique Brass Bowl

Foundation Goods, $10-$13 

Forest Floor Candle

Tatine Forest Floor Candle

Foundation Goods, $42

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