Saturday, September 15, 2012

♥ Simply Autumn ♥

Fall is on its way! We’re beginning to feel it in the air. The evenings are cooler and the sky just looks different.  I couldn’t wait to get out my fall tub of decorations and decorate! And this year, I had a few new decorations thanks to winning Sandi’s fall/birthday giveaway!  :)

Most of my decorations are very simple small touches added here and there for a sprinkle of autumn. And as I put them out, I realized just how many things have come from blogging friends!  That makes them all the more special to me. :)

Come along and I’ll show you around. Some of the photos were taken very early in the morning before the sun came up so they’re a little dark. Others were later after the sun came up.

Are you ready? We’ll begin with the kitchen.

I used a little touch of bittersweet here and there. That’s such a small thing that really says fall. Linda of Parker’s Paradise sent me a big bunch of bittersweet a year or so ago. I saved it in a ziploc bag and it kept very well.

Those blocks in the window sill were made by Mandy.

I love decorating this piece because as you know it’s one of my very favorite pieces of furniture!

I always keep my kitchen centerpiece simple.  The wooden bowl fillers came from Colleen and Dawn

Next we’ll go to the dining room.

A lot of the touches in here came from Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby.

From the dining room looking into the kitchen....

Next we’ll go to the living room. I leave my Americana up year round and just incorporate seasonal decor into it.

Another favorite spot to decorate is the crates beside the fireside chair. See those little blocks at the top? Those were part of the giveaway from Sandi. Aren’t they cute? I just love those.

Here’s a closer look.

Here’s the fireplace hearth.

Here’s the entire fireplace. I’m not particularly satisfied with the mantle. I’d like to add two real pumpkins on each end in place of those birdhouses, but I haven’t been able to get pumpkins yet here. They tell me at the market that they’ll have them in about 3 days.  So I'll be adding those.

I love the lamplight with the fall décor.  Don't you just love the rich colors of fall?  The fall flower arrangement came from Colleen and the pumpkin came from Gina!

And I really love these woolie apples from Trace

More pumpkins from Gina.

If only my staircase were complete, I’d show you the entire foyer. That’s where the scarecrow Sandi made is displayed.   It is hanging on the foyer closet doorknob. I’ll spare you the stripped down door frame though.

I haven't done much outside.  I usually keep it just as simple.  I'm waiting on those pumpkins!  Maybe I'll come back and share that on another day.

Fall is most definitely my favorite season because I'm not counting Christmas as a season.  But Christmas is my favorite holiday.  I think I enjoy the fall decor almost as much.  I just love the rich colors of fall!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my simple autumn decor.  I'm looking forward to touring your homes too to enjoy more fall decor! 

I'd like to invite you to join me for Pinned it Made it Monday.  I hope to have that post ready for linking up by Sunday evening. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!  :)

**Linking this post with Elaine for Sunny Simple Sunday.**


Danice said...

Beautiful! What a lovely home you have, and wonderful decorations. That little grey table with the spoons on top- I love that.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Tammy, love the Fall decorating of your home, so warm and cozy. You really did a wonderful job, so many great goodies you have, love pumpkin time to. Can you come help me Fall decorate,tee hee. Enjoyed the Fall tour of your beautiful counrty home, thanks,Hugs Francine.

Zaroga said...

Your home is lovely.

Wendi said...

Thanks for the tour. I love those FALL blocks in your living room. I might need to try and make a set for myself. Cute!

Allison said...

I love your fall decorations! I need to get my fall stuff out.

cucki said...

wow so really have a lovely home..all the decorations are so cute..
lots of love for you xx

Anonymous said...

You have an artistic flair for decorating. Everything is very pretty, warm and cozy. I see you have many rolling pins. I have mama's from 1947 and treasure it. Wishing you a nice Autumn weekend.

Holly said...

Everything looks wonderful. You have a beautiful home. Love the crates beside the chair. What a really neat idea. Have a great weekend!

~*Sharee*~ said...

What a cozy home you have hun; I love the way you decorate..I love fall..

Hugs, Shar

Karen said...

Your house looks great!I love the rich colors of fall, too :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh to come see it all in person. Our styles are so similar. How I would love to see it all in person.

Raymond Homestead said...

Everything looks great! Don't you just love decorating for fall?!

Cindi said...

Oh Tammy how fun! I just love touring everyone's houses. Yours is always so inviting and I love all of your cute things. I especially love your lamps! I want a country prim lamp so bad, just not sure where to find one I can afford. Thank you so much for sharing!
Be blessed,

Karen said...

Tammy how fun was this tour...thank you so much.
I got a few ideas from them...hope you don't mind if I use some! (smilessss....)
So pretty and warm.

wayside wanderer said...

Very nice. You have a knack for mixing in decorations and making them look like they have always been there. I don't think I can pull that off, but I do decorate with things I find outside all the time.

I really like the view of your beautiful deck! That is really nice.

Trace4J said...

What a beautiful Fall home you have.
I see lots of warmth and love everywhere.

Dawn said...

Everything looks so cozy, I love seeing my sunflower bowl fillers that I sent you. Makes me proud! I too am putting out my fall decor this weekend. The air is crisp and its feeling like fall!!

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Pendleton Primitives said...

Lovely home and it's nice that you remember who gave you what :) so special.

michelle said...

i love how you decorate for each season we dont do that here it must take you a lot of time the pieces that you have are beautifull

michelle said...

i love how you decorate for each season we dont do that here it must take you a lot of time the pieces that you have are beautifull

Stephanie said...

Your home looks gorgeous, so cozy and inviting! I can't wait to break out my fall decor, I hope to get to it next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse.

debra said...

Love all the decorations. Everytime I see your stove I drool....

candice said...

Love! So warm and cozy!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello My sweet friend,
Your home is so full of warmth and cozy inspiration! I love each and every delightful Autumn touch.
I have yet to begin my Fall decorating. I can't wait to start!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday, dear Tammy.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Everything looks Beautiful Tammy. Love all your displays. Glad to hear you liked your Fall goodies. Have a wonderful week!

nancy said...

I wish I had room for something like your wood cookstove. I'd use that baby for baking!

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