I love fluffing our home and the change of seasons provides the perfect reason to change out some decor and freshen things up! Joining up with blog friends for a Fall Home Tour 2015 kicked me in gear to get it done this year too! I had fun, buying a few pumpkins, a white mum, some broom corn, a decorative cabbage, and a tiny pumpkin decorated with miniature succulents.
I’d already added some plaid for fall and painted and glittered a couple faux pumpkins. Now it was time to add some decor to the front porch and my urns, in the form of some real pumpkins and some leaves and sticks scavenged from the yard. My almost 10-year-old helped by gathering some pretty leaves. And by showing me where some bushes were that still had some red berries on them.
This old wood toolbox is a recent find from a flea market. I have plans to fix it up and use it for storage in my work room but for now it makes a great base for some fall decor.
The potted white mum with pumpkins and gourds and leaves and a bit of broom corn created just the mix I wanted for a natural outdoor vignette for my porch. It was a chilly, windy day when I created this but it was still fun! Socks, shoes and a jean jacket kept me warm enough to enjoy the process!
My metal ‘gather’ sign has been on our porch for a couple years now and I still love it. I leave it there year round and it’s just starting to show a bit of rust coming through the paint. I like the worn, rusty look so I will continue to let it weather and wear.
The flowers in my urns at the front walk came back and bloomed again this fall so I simply plopped some pumpkins on top of the flowers, inside the metal orb. Most years the flowers are completely finished for the year and I pull them all out and add the pumpkins to the urns with a bit of burlap tucked under them. I’m loving the blooming flowers with the pumpkins this year – makes summer seem to have hung around just a bit longer.
The green plants and the bluish herb in the metal pot are leftover from summer. The small gourds are from the volunteer plant that came up from the seeds of the gourds my daughter carved last year. She had fun watching them grow and harvesting them as they ripened.
From inside I can see out to my porch and my fall display makes me smile 🙂
Inside the dining room you can see a few more natural elements I brought inside to spread the feeling of fall to the house. Broom grass and a small pumpkin detailed with succulents by the front door add to the feeling of fall the plaid created. The vase holding the pool balls became a centerpiece for the dining room table and a branch of leaves and berries was added for a natural touch.
The nook in the dining room got the ornamental cabbage plant I picked up when I got the pumpkins. A slice of a cedar log under the trophy cup holding the plant creates a very woodsy, autumn feel.
The small shelves beside the nook got some leaves added to them.
My new dining room light. I am so in love with this vintage chandelier! I bought it from a friend who posted it on fb. Her parents were selling this one and another smaller one. I bought them both with plans to perhaps use them in my own little retail shop someday. But somehow I couldn’t just store them away for ‘someday’. And I couldn’t bring myself to put them up for resale either.
So I asked my hubby if you could get LED candelabra lights. And he said yes. So I proceeded to carefully broach the subject of swapping out lights. We’d get a ton more light in the room with a lot less cost than the one 100watt bulb we had in the IKEA basket light we had in the room.
My mild-mannered hubby never balked but got right at it and changed out the lights. We spend a ton of money on lightbulbs but these should last a LONG time and they cost next to nothing to run. And it gives out so much light my kids say it’s too bright. Not me. My eyes are aging right along with the rest of me and I need all the light I can get!
Into the living room. Nothing really changed on the shelf but a few natural elements found their way into some other spaces of the living room and a few things were rearranged.
David looked a bit short with the taller signs on the other side of the tv. So I asked my husband to cut me a wood stand for him. We’ve had an old cedar log lying along our fence for years. I’ve been wanting to do something with it for ages. Every time I ask and Travis pulls out his chainsaw to cut it for me the saw won’t work. It almost didn’t this time, but he persevered and got it working. I have a few of these log slices and several large log pieces now stored in our garden shed waiting for spring. I want to make them into side table log chunks like you see here and there. I finally have them cut to size and they will be ready to work with next spring!
I like the vintage scissors for fall – lends to the idea of gathering – going out to cut the leaves, corn, etc. from garden.
I tucked another fur blanket and a plaid one on top of some other blankets in this flea market basket in the corner between the piano and cupboard. Not sure what took me so long to decide to use this basket to hold the blankets.
And a closer look at the basket of natural elements on the china cupboard.
The kitchen porch got a bit more Fall decor too. The basket of sunburned hydrangea got moved there and some gourds added to the space. Hydrangea and broom grass were added to the vintage time card holder.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of my fall decor! Now you can hop on over and see what my friends have to share too!