Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blogger Fall Tour

Hello Everyone, and welcome to the
  Blogger Fall Tour

I'm so happy to be included in this fun line up of 28 blogs this week. If you're taking the tour and came by way of Susan at Love of Home, I'm so glad you're here, and I'd love you to come back to visit again! 

The Entry

If you're a reader of my blog, then you know we downsized in 2014 and have been in our current home almost a year. This is my first time getting to decorate for Fall here, (except for a few weeks right before Thanksgiving) and I'm trying to take an approach that isn't overwhelming. Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love to decorate in stages. 

I love seasonal decorating with vintage vignettes, and what better place to start than my Entry Console. Vintage pieces are oftentimes one-of-a-kind, and can make your decor a reflection of not only your interests, but your own personality. I love nature and natural elements, but also a little whimsy in my decorating. Birds, sheep, and my real life fur babies make appearances here on a regular basis.

This is my "Early Fall" decorating, using more neutrals and lighter colors and textures. Later will come a few nostalgic pieces in October for Halloween, accented with a little of the traditional orange, then I bring out darker, heavier textures for Thanksgiving, such as quilts and plaid wool blankets.

Living Room

Right now, while the temps outside are still warmer, I'm keeping the mantel more simple. This is a massive fireplace, which is difficult to change up without dragging out a ladder. The mirror is attached to the back of the niche, so I have a preserved Boxwood wreath with our monogram that has been a fixture this last year.

Guy Wolff pottery vases are a staple here on the mantel, and they are holding dried and faux Hydrangeas, with preserved Fall leaves. A collection of chalk painted gray pumpkins are center stage in this Early Fall display.

Even though we have 12 foot ceilings, this isn't a large space. We purchased the smaller scale khaki linen Chesterfield Sofas before we moved, and painted my large "French-y" end tables and coffee table in Chalk Paint in "French Linen" to match. Even though the rugs are large scale, it's easy to keep the pillows and accessories current with seasonal colors.

Basically, we have 5 areas that all flow in this open concept space.

Pillows are my go-to, for "Easy Change" Seasonal decorating.

I use a lot of vintage accessories that I mix and match, and continuously move from place to place. The old window box beneath the sofa table can frequently be seen on top of the Dining Room table filled with Hydrangeas to match the season.

Some velvet pumpkins and Fall leaves
 are grouped around the large Brass and Marble candle holder.

This is a smallish kitchen prep space, but since it's usually just me and my husband, we can maneuver easily. Being open to the kitchen dining and sitting area makes it feel more spacious.


I'll be sharing more of my Kitchen Sitting Area shortly,
 which is my favorite place to decorate for the seasons.

Kitchen Dining/Sitting Area

This year a large metal basket is the centerpiece on the Dining Room table. A grouping with Brown Transfer ware pitchers and candlesticks also join it on a Grain Sack Fabric runner.

Dining Room

As Fall progresses, I'd love you to come back to visit. 
This is just the start of welcoming my favorite Season.

Thank you, Brenda, for putting together this wonderful week long tour!

Here's today's full lineup.

Thursday September 17th...

Next on the tour is
I hope you'll drop by to visit her...

Thanks again for coming by!

joining in on these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane
Share Your Style at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


  1. Debra, has it already been a year since your moved there??? Seems like just yesterday. You have managed to bring your cozy style from your other home, to your lease home, and now to this home. I remember when you bought that couch! Your fall touches are so lovely and stylish, as I knew they would be!

    1. Brenda, thanks again for including me, I've loved being a part of the group!

  2. Debra your home is beautiful! It's so warm and welcoming!

  3. Debra, your new home is so pretty and so very you. Love it all!

  4. Debra everything looks so beautiful. I love every room in your house! Thanks for the beautiful fall home tour.


  5. Your home is so inviting and warm Debra and love all your Fall touches. Thanks for inviting us in to your gorgeous home!

  6. Your home is so beautiful, Debra...I could move right in! So inviting! I am in love with the living room and the wonderful mantel...I love the way it opens into the other areas. The differing heights of kitchen cabinets makes it so custom looking. All of your fall decor just makes everything feel so cozy!

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  8. Sorry about that Debra! Anyway, your home is so lovely, and that fireplace is amazingly! I think it's so cool that it's so large you need a ladder. I know it probably a bit of a pain, but it's worth it. And you have so many true treasures and they all come together so beautifully!

  9. I love your home! The pretty table, gorgeous mirror and shutters, oh my! Blessings, Cecilia

  10. Your home looks beautiful, Debra! Warm but fresh at the same time. I love your style!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  11. Pretty fall touches everywhere! I like what you said about fall decorating in stages - - I think that works well and takes it cue from nature. Thank you for opening up your home to us! Enjoyed the tour! ~julie

  12. Your home looks beautiful all decked out for Fall! I think your home lends itself easily to the Fall colors. I think it's the dark rugs that set it off so well. It's nice being able to see how your rooms flow into each other too.

  13. Debra, you do not disappoint! Beautiful! I always love to see what you've done for fall and then steal the ideas for my own home :)

  14. You have one of those house I call a magazine house, the kind you see in decorating magazines.
    I like your kitchen cabinets also the way they are staggered.
    I also like that Bakers rack very much I am looking for one to put a collection on and it needs to be wide for holding what I want on it
    I have always liked your dinning room due to all the light coming in. My next house will be east west window walls

    love it all


  15. Debra,
    I always, always enjoy visiting you, you consistently decorate in a style that I love. Cannot believe you have been a here a year, your time and dedication in caring for home your shows!

  16. Debra, Your home is beautifully decorated for Fall. I love the dining table arrangement and the fireplace is so pretty.

  17. Your home is gorgeous, Debra. You have such a talent for accessorizing, too. I love the lush natural touches and the vintage art. Beautiful!

  18. It's all gorgeous, Debra! I love your sofas!

  19. Your home is so very pretty, Debra, and beautifully decorated for early Fall.

  20. Everything is so beautiful! I especially love that mirror and table in your entry! I have a thing for mirrors! :-)

  21. Your home looks beautiful decorated for fall Debra. Love your fireplace and your gorgeous sofas.

  22. I have to echo what Brenda said ... "Has it already been a year?" Your home is so beautifully decorated for fall!!

  23. Debra you outdid yourself...your home looks beautiful all decorated for Fall!! This is my favorite season too:-) Loved the tour!

  24. I found you through Brenda's blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It is one of my favorites.

  25. Debra,
    Your fall decor looks so pretty. The house is just gorgeous. Loved seeing your pretty home today.

  26. Debra,
    Absolutely gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    I, especially, enjoyed seeing your living room!!!
    Love the use of Seasonal pillows!!! The Sunflower pillow is calling my name!!!
    Always your entry is welcoming and inviting!!!
    Much, like you, Autumn is my favorite Season and I, too, like to decorate in stages!!!
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!

  27. Fall is in the air and everything looks so pretty. I love pillows too and so easy to change for the seasons.

  28. Just beautiful Debra! It is hard to believe you have only been in your home for a year. Your rooms flow together so perfectly and I love all of your vintage treasures! Gorgeous fall home tour, thank you so much for sharing!
    XO Barbara

  29. Your home looks just lovely, Debra! I love the vases on your mantel - filled with real and faux florals it is a perfect look for this time of year.

    I am going to be getting my Fall décor out this weekend and getting it in place. I will probably keep it simple, too, since I like to incorporate my Halloween décor in with it, and then November 1st, it will just be all Fall.

  30. Debra I cannot believe you've only been in your new home for a year. You've got your place looking amazing, so beautiful and warm. I just love your style.

  31. I laughed when you said, "this is a smallish kitchen" - you don't know what "smallish" is.

    Everything is lovely!

  32. I laughed when you said, "this is a smallish kitchen" - you don't know what "smallish" is.

    Everything is lovely!

  33. Your new home is just beautiful for Fall dear Debra... I love your style like no other, including vintage, nature and whimsical and blending it all together so beautifully... I do think your kitchen sitting area is my favorite... miss you... love you... xoxo... Julie Marie

  34. Debra, your home looks so well put together and comfortable, like you've really settled into your groove with your new layout. I'm happy for you, and look forward to many more iterations of your layered fall looks.

  35. I love it. It's fun to see what a year has brought to your new home. I can't wait to see the little sitting room. It is one of my favorite spaces. I love the brown transferware pitchers.

  36. Your home looks cozy and inviting and bright and sunny at the same time, Debra! I just love your chesterfield sofas and the look can easily be changed with a quick swap of pillows and throws in colors of the season. Now you can sit back and enjoy this season in your home that you missed out on last year. Thank you for sharing your home and Happy Fall!

  37. Your home is beautiful, Debra. So many lovely items that say's Fall. I love your wicker love seat - that would be my favorite spot.
    Have a great weekend.

  38. Your home is amazing! I love all your Fall decorating !

  39. Your home is simply stunning and your touches of fall are perfection! :) Linda

  40. Debra, your home is beautiful and you have a wonderful talent for decorating. Loving all of your touches of fall!

  41. so pretty, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.

  42. It looks awesome, Debra. I loved your other home so much, but this one is every bit as lovely. It's your special touches that make a house a home.

  43. Debra, your fall tour is beautiful! I really like how you have styled your fireplace. It means so much that you have been sharing your posts at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Take care, Tara

  44. I love all your rooms! I wish that I could decorate like that, your home is absolutely gorgeous!


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