I'm excited to be joining some other bloggers today for a Fall Home Tour that has been graciously organized by Brenda at Cozy Little House .
Welcome to my home as I'm the first stop on today's tours. I will be listing all the other participants for today at the end of my post as well as a list of the other days so you can really get inspired to start decorating for the season. We recently painted the outside of our home and at the time I took this photo everything had been removed from the porch. I'm liking simplicity right now so have decided to completely rearrange everything so hopefully I can share that with you later this month. I still have to paint the door but am still trying to decide on what color of grey I want to use.
As you walk in the front door there are french doors to the right that open up into the dining room. All my decor for this early Fall tour has been kept simple and consists of not only items from nature, but also items I already had so I didn't spend a dime. I wanted to show you that decorating for the seasons doesn't have to cost much if you look around and use what you have on hand.
All that was added to this room is some branches with berries and apples from one of our trees nestled in an ironstone bowl. This tree is only a couple years old so doesn't produce too many apples yet, but they are beautiful and taste delicious.
Walking from the dining room into the kitchen/breakfast area looks like this with some viney maple leaves that are starting to turn color in an urn. I also recently bought some of these bistro chairs from World Market. I've been wanting to replace the chairs I had before even though I still love them because they were old to begin with and after 12 years of more wear and tear they were getting pretty wobbly and I like to have sturdy chairs when we have friends and family over. I love the look of these and I waited all Summer until they went on sale and I had a 20% off coupon.
Still keeping it simple with some hydrangeas from my yard on the table and more of those luscious apples. I will be adding more as the season goes on and there are more natural items to use like some cinderella pumpkins and gourds growing in my garden.
Aren't these hydrangeas beautiful right now. I love how these ones change color as Summer comes to an end.
Up the stairs and into my bedroom more leaves are placed inside the trophies on either side my bed along with a plaid blanket that I've had for a couple years added to the bedding, some candles along with extra blankets for those nights that are getting colder.
Once again, simplicity is what I'm liking this time of year yet you know that it is Fall by the simple touches I have used. I always get out all my candles and set around the house to enjoy as well.
Back down the stairs and you will enter the living room where another plaid blanket is placed on the sofa and a couple more items added to the blue cupboard in the corner.
I was at my Mom and Dad's right before I took these photos and noticed she had a bush with different colored leaves than mine and thought they would look great in this cupboard and also brought home some Aisian pears from their tree to display in this French cafe au lait bowl.........and of coarse to eat. They are so good!
Well that wraps up the tour for now, but I hope you will stop back by as I will be adding more as the season progresses.
Next up on the tour is Janet from Shabby FuFu and I can't wait to see what she has to share as I really love her style and purchased the French yogurt jars and carrier from her that sit on top of my blue cupboard.
Here is a list of the other ladies sharing today:
And the previous participants are:
Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see all these lovely ladies homes!