It’s finally here. Our All Things Home Fall Tour has arrived at my house!
I’ve been decorating and crafting and thinking about all things fall.
I hope you’ll feel welcome and comfortable because this ain’t a fancy party.
More like a shindig (that’s Southern for a little gathering).
Y’all come on in here now and set a spell (that’s Southern for make yourself at home) ’cause it’s Happy Fall Y’all!
And just for the occasion I have a spunky, freshly painted front door.
Welcome to my humble home. I don’t put on airs (that’s Southern for pretend to be something I’m not).
I hope to inspire you with all things simple and frugal (including this easy DIY fall wreath).
Let’s start as you come into my home and go straight into the living room.
I don’t have a fireplace so I don’t have a mantel but I pretend like I do!
I treat the top of my piano like a mantel, and it’s my favorite place to try new things.
This wreath is my favorite. It was a $1 yard sale find and I took strips of fabric from an old shirt and tied as accents.
This large mason jar is also a $1 yard sale find and is filled with balls of yarn, pine cones and acorns.
The candle holders were spray painted white and used at my daughter’s wedding. I change up the ribbon and embellishments and use them all year long.
I hope you’ll enjoy the little bits and pieces of fall scattered throughout my home. A little bit of glitter fabric and some string are wrapped around a dollar store pumpkin.
Here’s my happy chair with all the memories that I shared in my Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes tour. My rocker is now dressed up with a yard sale throw and a pillow made from an old sweater.
I adore this canister (which came with the coolest lid) and filled with hydrangeas it tones down some of the other fall accent colors.
All the accessories were purchased on seasonal clearance at craft stores.
The little scarecrow was made by my now 24-year-old daughter during our first year of homeschooling.
Who am I kidding? She was 5 and I made it for her. Kinda like the Little House on the Prairie diorama
we she made.
I still love this pinecone door arrangement that I made last year. Now it just resides on the back of the door instead of the front!
This 3 tiered stand is filled with both natural elements and craft picks.
And here it is again…..
my daughter’s my little homemade scarecrow. Isn’t it cute (even though its’ pinecone legs are all askew).
Let’s move into the den and I’ll show you my
second mantel entertainment center that I decorate.
The big flower arrangements on either side were purchased just this past Saturday at a yard sale for $3. Aren’t they amazing?
(And no, I didn’t notice until just now that I forgot to take the black cable antenna off for the picture. Oops. Just pretend it’s supposed to be there.)
I made little fabric pumpkins and gave little fall accents to some of my normal everyday decor.
Another burlap wrapped candle with more of the orange accent candles.
The window at my sink used to be an exterior one, but our house was added on to and it now looks into the den. Not a very interesting sight, but I like to decorate the sill so I have something pretty to look at while I’m washing dishes.
These pinecones in the little mini pots are my favorite frugal decorating items this year. I picked up this picket fence box for $1 this past weekend as well.
Just in case I haven’t made you feel welcome yet, here’s a reminder with my chalk message board made from an old bathroom mirror.
Won’t you sit down and have a pumpkin muffin and some southern sweet iced tea?
Since my kitchen is my happy place I love that the flowers and little bottles we painted are bright and fun as well.
This rustic vase is one of my best finds this summer. Isn’t the detailing so pretty with the rest of the tablescape?
My fence board centerpiece box transitions from season to season.
I hope you enjoyed our humble home. Make sure to take a pumpkin muffin on the way out!
Y’all come back now ‘ya hear? (That’s Southern for thank you so much for stopping by to visit!)
Whew! That was fun! I’m certainly not done talking about fall, y’all! A tutorial on the fence board pumpkins is here, and 3 easy DIY fall wreaths is here, and I’ll go into more detail later with several other projects slated for the blog in the days to come.
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