Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Harvest Home Fall Blog Hop

Hello Friends, I'm here today to share some wonderful Fall Goodness with all of you. Whether you're still hanging on to the last warm days of Summer, or like me, and have jumped headlong into Autumn, I hope you'll join me and 7 other bloggers for a peek at our homes for the Fall Season. 

Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has gathered up a great group of bloggers who love Fall and invite you into their homes for a little tour of their spaces decorated for Autumn.

If you're coming over from Diana's place, Adirondack Girl @ Heart, then WELCOME, I'm so glad you're here! I always love to see the outside of everyone's home, so I hope these will give you a little idea. These next two photos are from last year and the year before of the front porch. I have my porch ready, but the hook that holds up my door basket decided to break yesterday, so I'll be doing a post on the porch early next week. (bad timing) I can't say that it looks much different this year. 

OK, let's come inside...
I'm big on keeping the Seasons current here. I try to reflect the Seasons and Holidays with the colors of nature in all my accessories and florals. I like a neutral background so it's easy to transition into whatever Season is coming up. Pillows, flower arrangements, prints, and vintage items change up to keep in step with the calender. 

I'm starting off in the Dining Room, where all the decorating usually begins... this is always my "starting" spot for my Seasonal decor. I like to use different fabrics for my tablerunner here on the Dining Room table that bring out the colors of the Season I'm in. 

I'm a lazy decorator when it comes to tablerunners. I just buy a 3 yard piece of fabric and fold it in halves and iron under the selvages for a quick and easy change up each Season. I bought this piece last year, and definitely had Autumn in mind with it's gorgeous design in golds, browns, and reds. I usually keep a larger piece of burlap underneath to give the tablerunner a little extra width. I love the look of dark wood, but I need to break it up with something lighter and then add some pattern.

I'm not a "tablescaping" type of person like so many are in blogland, but I love using a few pieces of vintage and antique Ironstone and Transferware in my decor, so I've sprinkled a few Fall leaves onto the platter and tureen here on the table.

Last year I painted this scroll-y metal iron basket with Chalk Paint from black to a warm gray. The lighter gray blends in with my other lighter colored pieces and makes it more usable no matter what the Season or Holiday. I usually keep a mix of Hydrangeas and something Seasonal in the basket. For Autumn I'm mixing in Fall leaves and pumpkins in shades of whites, grays, and greens, that have all been painted with Chalk Paint.

We've lived in our current home for 3 years now, and wow, does time ever fly by! One of my favorite features of this home is the 11 foot ceilings, which give me a chance to decorate "UP". It seems like every flat surface has to have something on top of it; at least here it's not crowding the ceiling! 

Even the cloches get their Seasonal makeover...

One of my favorite ways to change up the feel of a room is with prints; many of them I collect are vintage pieces. Here on the buffet it's a calender page Botanical of a gray/white Hydrangea mounted on an old bare linen canvas. 

It's sitting on top of an old Transferware Basin in colors of Fall,
filled with moss and velvet pumpkins.

One of my Topiaries with a little sprinkling of Fall leaves.

This little built in cupboard isn't very big,
but it holds a lot of dishes and china.

Antique Aesthetic Transferware Tureen

As you can see this is a little oddity of the house that I don't show very often, but I've gotten used to it. The Dining Room area is really small, but it seems larger because of the open stairway.

My old window with real vintage Botanical specimens is one of my favorite pieces.

Now let's head to the Kitchen Sitting Area, my favorite room in the house.

I'm just showing the highlights today, because I'll be back later in the week to share the details of all the vintage fun in here. I have a couple of new pieces for the Season I want to share with you all.

I've probably done more posts on my Baker's Rack than I have any one other thing in my 8 years of blogging. Someone once jokingly told me that it needed it's own blog. Oh well, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this 90's Spiegel Catalog beauty (haha). I've threatened to retire it, but I have to have a place to pile up all my "junk". 

As you can see, even though I love a neutral backdrop,
 I'm not afraid of a little Orange.

Thanks so much for coming by on the Hop. Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I have tons more fun to share with you. If you haven't been over to Diana's blog then please don't miss her, and then you can head over to Jaclyn's at Fancy Pants Mommy Co.

Thankyou Amber so very much for including me in this fun Blog Hop!
And thankyou all for coming to visit. 
You can sign up for email updates on the sidebar. 
I hope you'll come back and be a frequent visitor from now on!

Please make sure you visit Amber, 
because she has all the details on the great Give Away this week. 
Anyone here like Home Goods?

As a thank you for touring all the homes with us this week, we are giving away a $75 Home Goods,
 TJ Maxx, and Marshall's gift card as a door prize! To be entered into the drawing
 simply visit each home on the tour and leave a comment on each  post. 
The winner will be contacted via email!

Debra at Common Ground



(You can see the rest of my home decorated for Fall HERE.)

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  1. Debra, I love seeing all the pics of your home, you have made it so beautiful. I really love how you have decorated the top of your tall chest in the kitchen seating area. You have given me new ideas. I always look forward to your blog. My best, Pat.

  2. Hello, I am new to your blog....your home is absolutely beautiful 😊
    The clock and hutch in your dining room drew me in from pinterest. Love your fall decorations 😊

  3. I love your arrangement on the front door. It is very unique and different.

  4. Your home is so beautiful, and I love the way your brought your autumn touch to your home. I especially love the beautiful fall decorations in your dining room.

  5. Love all your decor, especially the bakers rack, no matter the season.

  6. Hello Debra,
    Exquisite. Absolutely perfect! Love your fall decor, the botanicals...your collections. What a beautiful way to start this tour!

  7. New to your blog, love your decorating style, especially the fabric choice of your table runner in the dining room. I have a weakness for fabric and the colors and designs are just perfect. Also, your transferware tureen is lovely, Aesthetic transferware is my absolute favorite!
    Glad to have discovered your blog.

  8. I like everything about the buffet. The golden mirror to the bell jars. Gorgeous!

  9. Love your home. The bakers rack is decorated so pretty for the season and I love your sitting area in the kitchen!

  10. Love your sitting area and the Baker's Rack is Priceless!!!

  11. You have a lot of goodies to look at! I really like the old door with your fall wreath! It looks great!

  12. Thanks for some really good ideas! I have a big round mirror and I just might be hanging a smaller size wreath on it for Christmas this year! I'm following you on pinterest for more inspiration (llpetteys).

  13. Your home is SO inspiring Debra! I loved your table runner tip (not "lazy" but "clever"!!) and your centerpiece is stunning. I so enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful vintage accents, like the transferware tureen. Thanks for the tour!

  14. Beautiful as usual.....love the tureen!!!

  15. Your house looks lovely! I plan on buying mums and pumpkins for my doorstep too.

  16. You can't retire your bakers rack,it is wonderful for all your treasures.

  17. Debra, I love that little niche where you say you're able to store dishes...and that brown transferware tureen - ♥!
    Trying to figure out the new things in the kitchen seating area - the pillows with the orange cross-like motif? maybe the tole tray on the Spiegel (LOVED that catalog!) baker's rack, or is it the botanicals? I shall return to find out!

  18. Debra, I so love seeing your home when you decorate for the seasons....Although I so love seeing your many gorgeous rooms with beautiful Fall decor, I always look forward to seeing your wonderful sunroom! Happy Fall Debra!

  19. Debra, I love how you have styled your home for fall! Your breakfast room is a space I would never want to leave and your spaces are full of gorgeous layers for the season and vintage items that I can't wait to find out more details about!

  20. Love love...I just remember you selling your home and renting and then buying this home and 3 yrs already...wow....it is just my style and I love everything and praying for your health....

  21. So comfy! I want to visit and have a mug of tea with you!

  22. I think I sit and stare at each of your photos for like 3 minutes each because they are each so lovely. It all starts the such a welcoming, festive front porch. Beautiful.

  23. So much beauty, Debra...every single photo! Your transferware tureen made my jaw drop...and I love the simple way you added the leaves around the white tureen...gorgeous.

  24. I am back again to see more! Love it all! Wow I had forgotten all about Speigel! I was in college and had no money but I was studying and learning about design looking at catalogs anyway! I love your baker's rack, it's part of your home!

  25. WOW! Just amazing decoration idea. As a new DIY’er, I really appreciate your DY works. I hope I will make as same as you.

  26. Debra you have the most beautiful things and you always come up with the most clever way of displaying them. It's been forever since I dropped by and your new-to-me home is so lovely. I'm heading over to more of your posting & decorating now.

  27. Love your post...! I like your dining room decoration tips and ideas. This is very helpful tips for my house. It makes an awesome environment. Thanks for inspired me.

  28. I must have been in France when you posted this last year. Your lovely blog always gets me inspired for some seasonal decorating. I love, love that little built in cupboard. I don't think I've seen that before. Your baker's rack is always a highlight and I look forward to every seasonal look.

  29. Your home is fabulous, I love all your large dark furniture offset by the lighter colors and the great scale of the high ceilings bringing all the light in.I love your kitchen sitting area, that is super cozy.


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