When fall rolls around I want crunchy leaf piles, hot cider and The Vermont Country Store catalog with its earnest, old-school items. Here are three picks to warm up your autumn: ♥ Princess Phone ($60, pictured). If you still have a landline at your house, this is the only way to answer it. In a classic shape with a convenient cord that you can twirl around your finger as you talk about going steady with your latest beau, it is retro supreme.
♥ 9" Boar Bristle Brush ($10). This one is listed under "long-time favorites that just plain work," and it adds lift to your hairdo. For real. We're talking sky high.