Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Decor Tour


 Welcome to my first Fall Décor Tour.  One year ago, we had just moved into the farmhouse, so decorating for fall included simple décor choices.  This year my choices were a bit more intentional.  I'm not a huge Halloween fan, so my fall décor consists of items that will carry me through to Thanksgiving. This includes items like pumpkins, fall leaves and stems,  acorns, pinecones and cattails.  I wanted to keep my choices neutral, so most of my pumpkins are white or pale blue.  I did use a few pops of orange because you must have a few authentic looking pumpkins.  I really don't remember seeing white pumpkins as a child, however I'm very attracted to them now. With that being said, I do strive for authenticity, so I must included the original color of pumpkins as well.   One of my recent finds is a wooden encyclopedia box that still has the shipping label from 1951 attached.  I decided to use it front and center of my fall décor.  So I filled it with an ironstone pitcher and ironstone platter, some old books, a variety of faux fall stems, some rolled music sheets and of coarse a few pumpkins.   This all came together to create the center piece for my coffee table.


This round table between my two side chairs, includes our old family bible, lamp, and a simple cloche with a small grapevine wreath and of coarse a tiny pumpkin.


I filled this corner beside the front doors with my DIY twigs, apples, acorns, dried lavender and spindles to create a feastive fall vignette.


You can see from this angle how it looks beside this table.

Here is another vintage box filled with fall goodies and this area is beside my desk,




                                                   Even the staircase gets a touch of fall.



                       I filled this lantern with soft DIY Pumpkins in a variety of sizes and materials.


Our sliding barn door has a little acorn swag.  These were actually acorn Christmas ornaments that I painted with old white Annie Sloan chalk paint and tied together to dress up the door for fall. You can see the bedroom peeking beyond this door, so let's enter.........

                                                           The Master Bedroom


 This wall is filled with treasures and makes a fun entry to our master bedroom.  I filled the straw market tote with faux fall stems and added a few fall touches like the little owl and acorn wreath.  Then I decided to make some fabric pumpkins so this area suddenly was overflowing with my DIY pumpkins, as you can see below.


                    I just kept making them, striving for perfection.  It never happened.

I just love decorating the reverse mantle above our bed.  It's just a fun area that I can be creative with.  So for fall I added pumpkins, old distressed books surrounded by a floating frame, fall stems in vintage soda bottles and a little scrabble quote to complete my fall décor.
I also decided to cozy up the bedding with another DIY project.  I added pompom's to a cotton duvet cover from IKEA.  I had planned to make the pompom's from yarn and then I spied these huge pompom garlands at Hobby Lobby.  I just snipped the pompoms from the cord and stitched them to my duvet cover.
  TaDa, I love it.  I paired it with my upcycled DIY Pillow created from a recycled sweater and I hand stitched with COZY.  Plus,  two distressed ticking pillow shams.  You can also see some of stenciled pillows that are available in my shop.
     

                                             Kitchen


First, I removed everything from my cabinet and counter tops.  This gave me a clean slate to work with and gave me fresh eyes.  I have a decent collection of amber bottles and jugs, thanks to my father-in-law, who collected them.  Although I had been using them on my porch, I decided the amber color would warm up the space above my cabinets, especially against the white shiplap.  I added a vintage fruit basket filled with cotton stems and one of my old handmade baskets was a perfect fit for a white pumpkin.  Then I filled my great grandfather's old candy jar with, you know it, mini pumpkins.  And suddenly it feels like fall.


I also filled my old enamel ware pot with fall cuttings of wild flowers.  I really prefer the real thing, but unfortunately they don't last very long.  These in this pic are real, however if you stop by today, they have been replaced with faux stems that resemble these.
NOTE:  When choosing faux stems, always try to mimic the real deal.

Here is a shot of my persimmon cuttings that lasted about a week.  I try to use real cuttings as much as possible.  When I can find them here on the property, it's a shame to not fill the house with them. Sadly, I have not found any faux persimmon stems.  


                                     Here is one of my original hand towels for Fall Y'all.


                                                           Now the Dinning Area  .....


How to add FALL to the table?   Pull out my thrift store Fair Oaks transferware, add a dough bowl filled with a few natural pumpkins, acorns and pinecones, add some wheat and tada.  I wish I had a full set of the Fair Oaks dishes, but this was a thrift store find and I'm lucky to have enough pieces to create this fall tablescape.


A view from above


I added these little distressed ticking napkins that are available for sale in my shop.  Love the detail.



                                       Screened Porch

Simple fall arrangement

Just a few screened porch shots.  This area was rearranged when I found another vintage treasure I couldn't leave behind.  

                                                  Wait for it.....

                                                                         Wait for it..........

                                                                                                     AWWWWW.......




This ice box had my heart all a flutter so naturally it came home with me.  The window to the front was left for me that same day beside a recycle bin.  So I naturally had to style them together.  


                                              A few more treasures I found a few days later.  



The one thing I'm certain of is "change".  My décor is ever evolving and I'm always moving things around.  I love to mix and match my décor as well as my clothing.  It's what makes life interesting. Stay tuned, it will not be long before the Christmas décor is pulled out.  Have a blessed day.  

                                                                                                                Rachel

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