Welcome to our Fall Home Tour!
On the other end of the porch is this awesome bench we picked up on our 400-mile long yard sale trip! With some fun pillows a cozy blanket, and a bucket of hydrangeas. This makes just the perfect spot to sit with your steaming cup of coffee. Fluff up the pillows and spread the soft blanket across your lap. Grab a good book and settle in. Listen to the birds chirping and watch for the local deer wandering through the front garden looking for a pear or two from the orchard to munch on. See wild turkey wandering by and a pudgy groundhog wobbling along.
This is one of my favorite spots. I love to watch the fireflies in the summer and the leaves falling gently from the trees in the fall. I love to sit and do my devotions here in the cool autumn air. There is truly no place like home.
We chose some pretty purple mums in the urns and galvanized buckets, white pumpkins, green pumpkins and orange pumpkins line the stairs.
In the search for the perfect thing for the second row of mums, we decided to use a galvanized buckets we had lying around. With a quick trip to Lowes and some chalk paint, we distressed the second one.
Doesn’t that orange look great up against the black door? This is the wreath grandma cottage brought home from Ross. She was so excited to see it up on the front door. I think she has a great eye. How about you?
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I love the classic pumpkin but these beautiful squat French pumpkins make my heart beat pitter pat. They are just so magical looking. We don’t just decorate with them but we eat them. They will all be processed and frozen for meals through the winter. Things like pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and so much more.
Old wellies become a vessel to hold bright sunflowers to add some joy to this area. I love to think outside the box with decorating. How can you use things that you have around the house or your garden shed in your decor this year and make the look your own.
Let’s open the door and step inside. The house smells like bread baking in the oven and spices like cinnamon and the smell of coffee brewing. There is laughter coming from the kitchen.
We love to read so books are front and center at our house. We have a small library of books down in the first floor outside our office but these are the overflow books that we wanted to keep close. There is nothing like a good book. We keep our bibles here for ease of use.
There is a table with eggs that we have blown out from our hens and a nest that we found in the garden when we wee trimming the shrubs. It is all part of the beauty of the memories we have made from the cottage. A shell cross from a precious friend reminds us of home and our savior. Family photos also grace the wall that capture precious moments. The oar and printed “In Our Home” sign are from Hobby Lobby. The rectangular frame with photos from Ross, the “Living The Dream” sign from Burke and the Rosevine Cottage sign I made. Don’t be afraid to pull in things from other areas to make your gallery wall just be you. We include shells and starfish because we come from the beach area in CA. The Oar because we live by the lake. Just little special touches make the cottage feel like home.
Again, old books are so special to us. These are ones we would get at the Mile Long Yardsale every year for school and just to enjoy. I remember being so excited to see a big ole box of books for sale and digging through them with dad and grandma. Then bringing them back to the wagon so excited to have a treasure to read. I would sit and read it at we bumped along the sidewalk in hopes to get some good reading in before we stopped again.
Old books, neutral pumpkins, and seashells make beautiful decor for this distressed little table.
Up the stairs is another bucket of mums and more gorgeous neutral pumpkins! We made sure to keep the stair rail side empty to avoid tripping hazards but thought this just really added a little fall cheer to this space.
The first room we get to at the end of the foyer leads us into the Dining Room! A bulky wooden black table with extending side leaves for company sits center stage. Mrs. Cottage fell in love with this beautiful table at a yard sale and very carefully massaged it into the mini van and got it home. It is a vintage piece and it really adds some weight to this light room. We have a light gray paint on the walls with a mix of vintage chairs. The table during the day has beautiful white pumpkins sitting on it and a large basket purse filled with dry hydrangea flowers from the garden. We used white bone china plates with the black table for a good contrast. On the wall we have old family photos.
White bpme China, small white and green pumpkins, chicken wire napkin rings and silver trays for chargers.
Another yard sale find sits as a buffet and holds more fall decor. A pretty chippy antique dresser holds a tiered tray with coffee sugar bowl and creamers and other bone chine and milk glass pieces with other precious pieces.
On the other side of the room is another great yard sale find. A huge mirror on the wall that we made over and reflects the light back into the room to make the space look even larger..
Decor Steals trays with hydrangeas and bird pot from Hobby Lobby that has been filled with a delicate nest and quail eggs.
A bird has woven in its nest flower petals and hydrangea petals. We had to include it in our decor when winter came to call.
Fall Decor In The Living Room
The next room in the Fall Home Tour is the living room. Creamy slip covered Ikea Ektorp couches, a vintage wooden rocking chair, cotton and more neutral pumpkins brings us into fall in this room.
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Welcome to the Cottage. A place where love and laughter reigns and family comes together to share and have fun.
We have switched from our summer white slip covers to the winter wheat shade. We have another bucket of dried hydrangeas to add a neutral touch to the corner by our chalkboard. From here we can peak into the heart of the home, the kitchen.
A bunch of throw pillows and a cozy blanket drape the couches and gives the room a cozy homey feel. Small touches can add the cozy feel to your home and give the touches of fall that you are looking for.
Reindeer moss lined crate with green pumpkins and a delicate candelabra makes up our centerpiece.
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Isn’t this antique armoire gorgeous? On top are one of our antique cameras, an antique milk churn, drink dispenser and a cute little chicken. Just little touches that make this space our own. Look through the year for little pieces to add to your room to complete your look.
Old family troop shots from WWI and WWII, an old wicker trunk, and adorable chairs from Ross. We filled a wicker bike basket with dried hydrangeas and laid a cotton garland around it. You can find the cotton garland at Hobby Lobby.
We made over this cute table last month (originally from Ross) from burgundy to this awesome gray color and topped with a filled a tub with hydrangeas.
And our last stop on this Fall Home Tour, the kitchen. Did you catch our remodel series?
More white and green french pumpkins are sitting on the window seat just to add a little fall fun.