I love fall. It just may be my favorite season of all! To kick off the first day of fall 2015, I’m joining a few blogger friends to bring you our Fall Home Tour. My fall home tour is nothing fancy, complicated or expensive. Just a few little touches of autumn that I’ve added to our home. I’ve added just a couple of small touches of autumn color that I thought might inspire you to do a little fall decorating.
Of course, first up is my new Fall Burlap Wreath that I made following the easy-to-follow tutorial that Carrie from Kenarry: Ideas for the Home created. I love burlap, I love my newly painted front door and I love fall. A perfect combination for a Fall Home Tour!
But, before you actually get to our front door, you enter an enclosed front porch. Lenny’s mom used to spend hours sitting in this room, watching all the activity in her neighborhood: kids playing, cars passing, neighbors walking their dogs and listening to the sounds coming from the baseball diamonds across the street.
Our front porch is a work in progress, but you’ll always find a couple of comfy chairs and a nice view of the neighborhood. Lenny spends most mornings sitting on the porch, drinking a cup of coffee, catching up on news and getting ready to start his early work day. I, too, love sitting on the front porch, reading on my Kindle, all while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa and listening to the sounds that used to entertain Nanny for hours. By the way, this shabby chic wood tray is the handiwork of my master of power tools and the first project we completed using upcycled or repurposed fence pickets.
In case you’re wondering, the fruit in this basic are none other than the crispy, juicy, slightly sweet, slightly tart Honeycrisp Apples! Believe it or not, I tried these apples for the very first time just a couple of weeks ago. I can’t say enough good things about them. They’re great for cooking, baking, salads or just eating. They are the crispiest and juiciest apple I’ve ever tasted! You can even check out my 7-1/2 Hauntingly Delicious Honeycrisp Apple recipes here on the blog.
But, back to our fall home tour. Once you open our front door, you step immediately into our living room. Although I’ve tried to make an entryway by arranging our furniture so that you actually walk into a sort of hallway, you are stepping right into our living room. As you step into our home, you are immediately greeted by this table that I refinished with chalk paint.
The vase of flowers is actually a clear glass vase that I painted and is filled with dried roses that I’ve collected through the years.
The Thanksgiving pumpkin was a Hobby Lobby find.
If you look straight ahead when you walk into our home, you’ll see a wall full of pictures of our family. In the center of the pictures is some framed word art that I change periodically. These frames were actually made by Lenny’s grandfather from some old barn siding (he was re-purposing barn siding before it was chic). I just love these frames. I’ll share more about the frames in a future post.
By the way, this September quote was a free printable from Ann Sutton from On Sutton Place. She has some great projects on her blog and you can even download your own free copy of this printable On Sutton Place.
I hope you have enjoyed this short but sweet little Fall Home Tour from The Birch Cottage. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and make sure to visit my friends’ blogs and fall home tours as well!
Til next time…