I am thrilled to be teaming up with some fabulous bloggers for the Hello Fall Home Tour hosted by Jess at Bright Green Door. We are each sharing our homes all cozied up for the fall season. If you are new here, welcome to my home! I’m Susan and I am so glad you have joined me for my tour.
This past week here in Seattle has definitely felt like fall. After months of warm and dry weather, the rain is back and I’m not complaining one bit. I look forward to the cooler weather, and all that fall brings. Cool mornings with the fireplace burning, soft sweaters and throws, and Costco pumpkin pie for breakfast (my kids actually asked me when “Costco pumpkin pie season” starts). As my husband says, we are either the best parents ever, or the worst. Ha!
Today I’m sharing the fall decor I’ve added to my dining room, kitchen, den and bedroom. I love decorating my home for the seasons, and for fall that really means making my home feel cozy and adding seasonal touches from nature. I don’t go overboard with the decor, but rather make an effort to create an inviting nest for the cooler season. I’ve kept things soft and mostly neutral with touches of muted greens and blues, warm browns and caramel tones. Of course, vintage and thrifted items make an appearance in my home, as they always do.
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Last week I shared my refinished dining room table and a simple fall table setting. You can see the full post here.
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Across from the dining table, I have an antique English pine cabinet and hutch. For a pop of color, I picked up some pretty fall mums and placed them in an old bucket. I think they will end up on my front porch, but for now they are here.
I’ve been sharing photos of my sweet little Casperita pumpkins quite a bit, and I just love them. I created a simple display using a small blue platter I found at the Goodwill.
Fall florals, Japanese maple branches from my garden, pumpkins and squash are all that I’ve added to the kitchen. I’ve been having fun styling this huge vintage wood bowl (also a Goodwill find) with pumpkins and squash.
My son makes himself a cup of tea every morning before school, so I keep a pretty vintage style teakettle on the stove for him.
When I was a kid, my Granny (who was from Ireland), used to make me a cup of tea when I would visit her. As she got older, she would add more and more sugar to the tea, and then say in her heavy Irish brogue, “They don’t make sugar the way they used to.” I still find something so comforting about sipping a warm cup of tea.
My hens have been cranking out the eggs, and we have so many! When you visit my home, your door prize is a dozen fresh eggs.
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As the summer transitioned to fall, I added some bright orange touches to my den. You can see that look here. I loved the bright vibrant orange tones, but decided to take it down a notch and switch out the orange for muted blues and greens. With a neutral base in the room, it is so easy to change up the accent colors for a new seasonal look. That’s a good thing for someone like me who changes things up a lot.
I picked up the pretty pumpkin pillow at HomeGoods. The fuzzy throw is from Pottery Barn. I wish you could feel it – it is so soft.
Aren’t magnolia leaves pretty? I like the caramel colored under side of the leaves.
Can you guess what the silver pumpkin is made from? If you are a baby boomer, you probably know. Yes, little vintage Jello molds! I found a bunch of them at the Goodwill last summer. I made two of them into a pumpkin using twine and floral wire. Super easy.
I’m all about creating cozy spots in my home. Pillows and throws are a must have. I found the vintage wool US Navy blanket at the Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. When I unfolded the blanket, I saw the “U.S.N.” and thought that was so cool.
I’ve continued the blues, creams, caramels and warm brown tones in the master bedroom. As the nights get cooler, extra layers on the bed are a must.
This orchid is a total trooper. It has re-bloomed at least 4 times since I bought it a couple of years ago. I’m not sure why it is so happy, but I am pleased that it is.
I’ve had this leather club chair and ottoman for about 16 years or so. The design is based on a French style from the 1940’s, and chairs like this are still being made. Guys, it is so comfortable, and the most perfect spot to curl up with a book. I like that it adds a bit of masculinity and warmth to our master bedroom.
The Pendleton wool throw was another thrift store find. I always look through the bedding and textiles at thrift shops – lovely vintage pieces show up all the time. Just make sure to unfold and inspect them for holes and stains.
When I went to buy chicken feed, the store owner was having a little sidewalk sale with his own personal items. Kind of random, huh? I bought this chippy wood horse statue from him. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it came home with me. That and 40 pounds of chicken feed.
And of course, all self respecting bloggers decorate for fall with velvet pumpkins (hehe).
Oh but they are so irresistible.
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