Welcome to my Fall home tour!
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Fall is the season when I begin nesting, after a busy summer of gathering and preserving from our garden. I like to layer things into the everyday decor, adding a little warmth.
A foyer is something I never had in my previous homes, so I enjoyed adding a touch of seasonal decor to welcome you.
Nestled on an antique sewing machine is a Coca Cola crate that holds an arrangement of ceramic gourds and a pumpkin.
Vintage blue mason jars are a decorating staple in my home. I gathered some sticks from a fallen down tree to add some height to this display.
Our home has an open living concept that combines the living, kitchen, and eating areas.
Blue is my favorite decorating color. Different shades of blue are scattered throughout our home.
The coffee station (see the Keurig) is the first piece of furniture that I used chalk paint on.
You can see how I transformed it from an antique gentlemen's cabinet here.
On top of the coffee station is a bandanna pumpkin that I made last year.
It is displayed on my Grandma's cake plate.
You can see how to make a bandanna pumpkin here.
As the evenings turn cooler, I like to snuggle in with a blanket and some warm apple cider.
Adding a colorful throw to the couch gives that layering affect.
Changing out a throw or pillows can change the feel of an entire room.
With a one time investment, you can use them year after year.
(End of season sales are the best time to invest in something you love.)
I love the stitching on this throw.
I actually won this years ago as a door prize. I bring it out of storage every fall, cat hair included ;-).
More layers of fall decor...
The kitchen island serves as a work horse...
I prepare meals here.
It serves as a breakfast bar.
And of course, it is where mail and school papers are dumped for sorting.
I like adding a touch of fall to the island, but because it is used a lot, I need a display that can be easily moved.
This lantern filled with pine cones and a berry garland works great.
Last year, I used the berry garland to make a quick and easy wreath. You can see it here.
I like to add mums to the urns on the front porch every year, but it's still too warm to do so.
Because the mums were such a great price, I decided to use them on the mantel until I move them outside.
To cover the bland pot, I wrapped them in a tan bandanna, tying it in the back with a piece of twine.
Yes, that's the second time in this post that you have seen where I used a bandanna...
They are an inexpensive way to add some character to a project, and they come in a variety of colors.
This mantel is very different from last years that I decorated with blue and cream.
You can see last years mantel here.
Our home is filled with family heirlooms.
My Great Grandma's dishes are displayed in this antique corner hutch.
Adding three ceramic pumpkins adds just a pop of seasonal color, don't ya think?
I recently made the GATHER farmhouse sign from a piece of my Great Grandparent's house. You can see how I did it here.
I put a lot of thought into which word I wanted to stencil on that board.
I have had this wrought iron pumpkin candle holder for years.
I usually make it the table centerpiece with a candle and a fall candle ring.
For my home office, I have done some easy DIY projects:
Click here to see how I decorated a plain candle with some twine and a pumpkin embellishment.
The best part is - it's not permanent. I will reinvent the plain candle again and again.
Next week I will show you how I made this DIY artwork with my scrapbook supplies, and...
with a picture of one of our own baby chickens. ;-)
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Happy Fall Y'all!
- Lori Leigh