I just love Autumn. It's my favorite season. One of the things I love about fall is the beauty of the outdoors and I love bringing some of that warmth and fall color into my home.
It seems as though in "blogland" everyone posts their fall decor so early these days--before the leaves even begin to change. It's almost reminds me of how the stores now have all their Christmas stuff out before Halloween even gets here! Well, I certainly am not following this trend and therefore am a little behind everyone else in sharing my fall home tour with you :)
I thought we'd start at the front porch and then work our way back through the house.
A touch of fall in my entryway:
I'm a big fan of using natural decor for the seasons in my house, especially during fall, not only because it's cheaper and easier but I think it's simply more beautiful plus there is less waste and less "stuff" you have to pack up when the season ends. When we are done we simply use all our pumpkins, apples, etc. for cooking or saving seeds, and compost any flowers or foliage. I save and use my pine cones over again too.
I always like to decorate with different varieties of heirloom pumpkins and squashes. We have a great local place that sells beautiful ones of all sizes. They save their seeds and grow them on site! We planted pumpkins late this year, and I'm afraid we don't have any fruit to show for it :(
We don't have too many fall flowers in our garden, but I like to cut foliage and leaves for some nice natural color and use my brown transferware as pretty containers. Our leaves aren't quite turning yet, so they have a little while before they reach their full color potential.
My dining room table centerpiece:
I plan to put some fall foliage in the coffee pitcher when we have company over for meals.
I actually made the fabric scrap garland for the girls first birthday party...but since it's not until next weekend I am using it on my dining room mantel for now! I also might still make a pine cone garland as we have a wealth of pine cones in our yard and I can reuse them for winter decorations.
I really do like to keep it simple.....not too much decor going on here- just a touch here and there!
And I couldn't resist throwing in a photo of my lil' pumpkins too :)