Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Autumn House

The chilly weather we had today made me wish I could have to all in for a cup of tea and a nice visit. But since that can't happen, let's just pretend while I show you some of the autumn decorations that are on display in our home right now.

A lot of our everyday decor is "autumn-like" because of our colour scheme, so when I bring out the seasonal decorations it all ties in really nicely and makes me just love love love it.

I heart scented candles, as well. I don't burn them as often at other times of the year, but I always have one burning in the fall. Right now, the scent of choice is granny smith apple.

We also opt for lower, dim lighting in the evenings, especially once it is time to start having fires in the fireplace! Eeek, I can hardly contain my excitement!

So, without further adieu, here is our autumn home in pictures.

Let's start with the kitchen.

At the stove, things are mostly the same except I bring out the good ol' autumn tea towels. The fabulous dude receives harsh scolding any and every time he attempts to dry a dish, wipe a hand, or clean up a spill with one of these. Doesn't he realize that they are just for show? Seriously...

On the wall opposite the stove, my rooster measuring cups are put away for a few months and the Harvest sign is displayed on the rooster shelf, above more JUST FOR SHOW tea towels. Those pictures are there all year round, but they definitely do stand out more with the other autumn decorations around. The pictures are from a calendar the FD's aunt had a few years ago and he made the frames to fit them because they are an irregular size. They both have scriptures and sayings that reflect the theme of the harvest and giving thanks to God for our bounty.

The cookbook shelf is my second favourite autumn spot. I love the wildflowers we picked on our walk in the woods and the scarecrow family that is holding harvest bounty! The wicker balls look stupid in that red basket - it will eventually hold apples, I just don't have any yet. And of course, a scented candle.

Moving into the living room, you will find my very favourite display. The fireplace. I just love it although there are a few more pieces I would like to add to it at some point. The wooden blocks that spell "Give Thanks" seem to look too small for the space in the photo, but they don't look too small in real life.

The wreath is new this year ... from my grandma for my birthday.

The rest of the house just has little bits and pieces scattered throughout.

The pumpkins my mom got me for my birthday (which will likely end up on the patio once I get to it).

A pumpkin nightlight on the dining room hutch. I scored this baby for 3.00 last year.

Wild flowers and potpourri (but not the tacky kind)...

Autumn coloured baskets...

Scarecrows everywhere! On the deacon's bench..

On the doors...

And on the couch.

I just realized that I forgot to take pictures of the centrepieces on the dining room table and living room coffee table. They are boring anyway, so you're not missing much. The dining room has a green table runner that is there all the time, with a clear glass bowl holding the same potpourri as in the wagon in the bathroom. The coffee table has a scented candle (what?) with a small wreath around it.

The only thing that hasn't had its fall makeover yet is the patio. We'll likely get to that later this week and then I will show you. Because I know you are dying to see it.

This post is linked to Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life - Fall Decorations Edition. Stop by to see how everyone else is decorating.

16 comments:

S. said...

you have some adorable decorations! very nice.

Brittany Ann said...

I love your "Give THanks" blocks!

Please come down here so we can go shopping together and plan out seasonal decor for our future dreams, which will have lots and lots of babies:)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I love your home! I had a virtual pumpkin spice latte and enjoyed your photo tour. I don't think your wicker balls look stupid at all in the basket. Seriously! I kind like them actually! And can I just say that if you put that pumpkin thing your mom gave you out on your porch and it goes missing...don't come looking at my house. :o)

Nicole said...

Very nice! I haven't gotten any of my stuff out yet. Maybe this weekend!:)

Fall is my happy season, so when we built our house I wanted to be surrounded with the colors and look of Fall all year round. Our entire downstairs color scheme is gold, with splashes of red and dark browns. My candles and flower arrangements are all browns, reds, golds and oranges. Love it!!! So, when I decorate for Fall, it just all goes so well! Then when Christmas rolls around the colors of our house look so cool with red and gold decorations.

That's my one piece of decorating advice. Pick colors that reflect your favorite season. My friend's favorite season is summer so her house is all beachy colors which is awesome for her and her family, but I would hate it!! :)

Anyway, you are so cute. Have a great day!

Nicole

Gourmet Candles Distributor said...

Very cute decor. Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas.

Kristin said...

Everything's so cute, no wonder I always like what you get me for Christmas! (hint, hint)

Kristin said...

P.S.- You've inspired me to actually start decorating my place.

Annie said...

AW! everything is so darn cute!!
i really need to get to shopping and find some darling stuff like you have :)

Brooke said...

i love love love love your fireplace! do yall have real fires in there? it must be so romatic to cuddle up in front of it.

Lucky in Love said...

I love all the scarecrows! I need to put up my decorations!! We have two scarecrows that go up in the yard...but the wind always blows them around to face the house. It's so annoying! But I just say they are watching over us :)

Meg said...

Ahh, your house is so beautiful and I love how you've decorated. So cute and inviting!

Emily said...

I love it all! I love fall colors - they're so warm.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

So now I not only want you to come cook for me, but I need you to decorate for me too! :)

C @ Project Pretty said...

Such cute decor luc!! I'm so jealous.. all my stuff is in boxes. :(

pk said...

Very nice touches. Thanks for the tour! I really like the Give Thanks letter blocks. Adorable!
pk @ Room Remix

Allyson said...

Love the Give Thanks on the mantel!