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Fall Home Tour 2016

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Hello friends and welcome to my fall home!  I am so glad you are here!  I am thrilled and honored to be part of Festive Fall Home Tours, hosted by Debbie from Chatham Hill on the Lake and Karen Marie from Dragonfly and Lily Pads.  Thank you, ladies, for including me!

“Autumn…

the years last loveliest smile”

William Cullent Bryant

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here in Connecticut, this season makes a beautiful appearance as vibrant colored leaves begin to dot the landscape.  A crisp chill in the air has me longing for thick flannel and warm, chunky sweaters.  The rich scent of pumpkin spice is all around.  And…in my home, my light, airy summer decor gets switched out for warmer colors, thicker textures, and natural elements.

Welcome!  Come on in and stay awhile.  I would love for you to enjoy my home while it all dressed up for fall.

Our foyer is small, but cozy.  In here is my dear grandmother’s deacon’s bench that I absolutely love.  It is a perfect place to drop a coat or bag when coming in the front door.  Family photos that my son helped me hang line the walls, under the sign “All because two people fell in love”.

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To add some natural color and texture, I have added a pumpkin basket with gourds, a neutral knitted blanket, and a fun textured pumpkin from the dollar bin at Target.

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In our living room, I used some fresh baby pumpkins and a fresh gourd to add a few pops of color.

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I love this silver bowl, filled with festive potpourri.  Ahhh…so fragrant.

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My family and I are enjoying this Gather pillow cover from the incredibly talented Lucy at Craftberry Bush.  Along with a warm textured throw, it adds a pop of color and makes this a comfortable place to relax.

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On the coffee table sits a vintage tray, filled with seasonal decor.  I love the Spiced Pumpkin scent.  What fall scent do you enjoy most?

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On the chest, I have a simple fall vignette, complete with my Fall Favorites Printable that I made.

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Do you remember growing up with Sunday dinners?  I am trying to bring them back…even if it is just once a month. The table is all set.

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These hydrangeas are dried from my yard.  I love the way they look in this white pitcher and bowl.

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The maple leaf pattern on these plates are perfect for fall.

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The Re-purposed Shutters Wall Art was a project that I had some fun with this past summer.  This side table is styled with a Goodwill find candle stick, as well as a fun initial sign and holiday pick that I found at Hobby Lobby.

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A few pumpkins pop against the white milkglass on the hutch.

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Let’s continue this fall home tour and head into the kitchen.  The kitchen is the heart of our home and the place where everyone seems to hang out.  My kitchen doesn’t get a great deal of light, but the stark white cabinets helps brighten the space.  I kept the seasonal decor pretty simple in this room.

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There are just a few touches of fall in here.  Sunflowers and greens from my yard fill up mason jars in my great-grandfather’s tool chest, while a basket of Honeycrisp apples add some pops of color.

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Muted warm toned dish towels were found on clearance at Sur La Table last year.  Another candle of my favorite scent, Spiced Pumpkin, sits on the counter.

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Are you hungry?  How about a pumpkin bar and a cup of tea?  Enjoy this recipe for  Perfect Pumpkin Bars.

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Help yourself to a plate and a fork.

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Let’s head into the family room for the last room of this fall home tour.

This is where my family and I love to hang out together and watch TV, play some games, or just curl up with a good book.

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Another pillow cover from Craftberry Bush adds an autumn touch.

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This refinished coffee table was another summer project that I decorated this tray with a variety of pumpkins and dried hydrangeas that fill a container that I found at our local exchange.

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These milk bottles are filled with boxwood from my yard.

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Our mantle welcomes you with some pumpkin garland.

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I found this fun “GATHER” banner at Target last week in their dollar bins!

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On the hearth, fresh mums add some natural color.  The pots are wrapped in craft paper.  I added a few more textured pumpkins from the Target dollar bin.  I love their neutral patterns.http://blog.myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/fall-family-room-mums-and-pumpkins.jpg

A basket of festive corn and gourds adds more color and texture.

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Thank you for stopping by my fall home tour!  It’s been so nice to have you join me today.

As you can tell, I like to use natural elements for seasonal decor.  What are some of your favorite ways to bring fall into your home?  I would love to hear your thoughts.  Please visit again soon!

Today we hope you stop by at:Festive Fall Home Tour at Chatham Hill on the Lake www.chathamhillonthelake.com

Dragonfly & Lily Pads Fall Home Tour www.dragonflyandlilypads.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at Momma Can www.mommacan.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at My Family Thyme www.blog.myfamilythyme.com

September 22

We invite you to visit:

Festive Fall Home Tour at Claire and Rose www.claireandrose.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at Crafty Lily Pad

Festive Fall Home Tour at Faeries and Fauna www.faeriesandfauna.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at Our Home My Heart www.ourhomemyheart.com

September 23

Open the Doors to these lovely homes!

Festive Fall Home Tour at Life on Pearl Street www.lifeonpearlstreet.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at Red Shutter Cottage www.redshuttercottage.com

Festive Fall Home Tour at Clarissa the New Mom www.clarissathenewmom.com

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. LYNNE!!!!! I LOVE what you have done! The neutrals are perfect and the pops of color are great. I wish I could have found pumpkins at Target because those are perfect. Thank you for the recipe. I think I will try it this weekend. You have a beautiful and welcoming home. Thanks for the tour. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Melissa!! I am so appreciative of your kindness and support! I hope you enjoy the Pumpkin Bars. What a fun week this is! I can’t wait to visit your beautiful home! 🙂

  2. Lynne your home is beautiful!! I love the simplicity of all of all the fall touches and I love your banner on your fireplace! It makes me want to grab a plate and fork and visit while eat a pumpkin bar 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words and support, Susanne! I am very appreciative. This is such a fun-filled week! I can’t wait to see your festive fall home! 🙂

  3. Lynne — What a beautiful home….and you have some gorgeous furniture pieces. I love your dining room, especially those shutters – I need to find out more about that project. I think your fireplace is my favorite!! It just jumped out at me – even my husband thinks your family ‘hang out’ room looks perfect for watching football! Beautifully done !!

    1. I am so appreciative of your kind words, Kristine! Your encouragement and support mean so much to me! I do need to move those pumpkins and flowers when my husband and son watch football on Sundays. 🙂
      What a fun-filled week it is! I can’t wait to visit your autumn home!

  4. Hi Lynne:

    Very very pretty,

    I like how you put together your vignettes. You incorporated all the best elements of fall. I always enjoy vintage peppered in decor. I especially enjoyed the milk glass vignette and the gingham gather bunting.

    Your home is cozy and inviting. Well done, lots to learn from this post.

    1. Thank you so very much, Leanna! I am so appreciative of your kind words and encouragement! What a fun-filled week this is! I am looking forward to seeing your festive autumn home! 🙂

  5. Lynne, I love your home, style and styling. It is inviting and peaceful which sometimes this time of year is crying out for. I especially love the little things like your cups (I was looking for some like that, didn’t find them) and your little holder with the tea towel. So lovely

    1. Debbie, your kindness, encouragement, and support are appreciated! It was so much fun to collaborate together. Thank you!! I love your beautiful, festive home!

  6. I LOVE everything about your home. Some of my favorite decor elements are the pumpkin pillows, dried and fresh flowers, and those cute napkins! I also love that you put boxwood branches into jars. What a great idea! I would have never thought of that. 🙂 Perfection is the only word I can describe it as.

    1. Alicia, your kind words are so appreciated! Thank you! I am enjoying this fun-filled week and I can’t wait to see your beautiful autumn home! 🙂

  7. Such overwhelming fun through the home. I had a lightbulb moment when I saw the pillows in the basket. ( it drives me nuts when my husband throws our pillows from the couches on the floor). I love your kitchen, and especially the sunflowers in the wooden box with the jars. It would take me hours to make that look as cute as you did. Sunflowers are my favorite. Thank you for sharing your home.

    1. I am so appreciative of your kindness, Pamela! I really enjoyed your festive autumn home! What a fun week this is! It is so wonderful to share our ideas together!

  8. Lori Angelbevk says:

    Love the little pumpkins on the candle holders. So cute. Beautiful home.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Lori! Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful autumn! xo

  9. Lynne – what a beautiful home. I love what you have done to celebrate the fall. I don’t think I could just pick one area that would be a favourite. It is all inspiring!

  10. Your home looks beautiful…I especially love the bunting on the fireplace!

    1. Thank you very much, Michelle! I love the colors in your fall home too…beautiful! Hope you have an enjoyable New England autumn! 🙂

  11. Everything is so pretty! I love your kitchen cabinets and the layout of the room. All of your vignettes are wonderful! It’s just now beginning to give us the slightest hint of fall here in the Dallas area. I say bring it on! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much, Stacey! I appreciate your kind words and encouragement! I love the Autumn printable on your blog…so pretty! Best wishes for a wonderful fall season!

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