I hope you can take some time out of your busy day to stop by our Fall Open House tour. I have prepared hot cider (with or without a little sumpin-sumpin in it), pumpkin cheesecake bars and am thrilled to celebrate the coming of fall with you.
I really focused on natural fall decor this year. Mostly, my fall decor came from the produce and floral departments of my grocery store, except for the cotton boll garland that called to me from our local florist supply shop.
You’ll be greeted by the bowl of Simmering Fall Potpourri I made as you come through our front door. It smells lovely sitting in the bowl, but I made it for simmering, which really releases the combination of delightful aromas. I prepared little bags of potpourri for you, so make sure you grab a bag and the ‘how to’ at the end of the tour.
But let me just tell you…it’s all apple-y and orange-y and cinnamon-y and clove-y and rosemary-y and…Oh my, it smells so good!
But let’s get on with the tour. From the foyer, let’s just pop into the den…
My mantle continues the natural with my fresh white pumpkin, twigs in a vase, cotton boll garland, and small pinecones in the bell jars. I love tucking family heirlooms, like this old iron hose that belonged to my dad, into my decor.
My ‘copper’ log bucket and pine cone buckets are both functional and pretty. Check out how I made these faux ‘copper’ pieces here.
From the den, let’s meander into the kitchen…
Even if I don’t decorate anywhere else, I will always seasonally adorn the green hutch in my kitchen.
I stayed with the natural theme here in my kitchen as well with the fresh apples, cotton boll ball, and wheat sheaves.
I had a ball making a batch of wee needle-felted pumpkins and filled a tray with them on my green hutch…I like the contrast between dark green and white.
My assortment of random forks and spoons always fit with any season; I like to use them at home but also gift them with jars of jam and jelly.
My dough bowl is filled with fresh artichokes…
just fyi…you can get a carton of 5 artichokes for $2.99 at Trader Joe’s.
In the hallway outside of the mudroom, I added some fresh seeded eucalyptus branches and another fresh pumpkin …oh, and I just had to add a wee baby pumpkin in a nest because, well…I had a wee baby pumpkin and a nest!
So, that’s what I’ve done so far in my home. Thanks so much for stopping by my Fall Open House.
I am working on a floral arrangement for my dining room table that will also echo the natural and whites that I have elsewhere in my home. I’ll pop back in once I have that finished.
Have you started your fall decorating? Is there a certain element you’ll be adding this year that is different than what you normally do?
Before you head out, make sure to grab a packet of simmering potpourri…I made it just for you.
It’s a delightful blend of fruit, spices, and herbs…the aroma is heavenly.
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