2018 Fall Home Tour

2018 Fall Home Tour

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This year, I opted to do a shortened and simplified fall home tour. We’ve had so many things to do lately, that I haven’t been able to give the blog its needed attention. This year, we opted to do a more simple fall decorating scheme, and I’m happy with how it turned out. We went with lots of candles and simple, natural decor.

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Our fake mantel has a red berry wreath, a white pumpkin, bittersweet and plenty of candlelight.  Simple, yet pretty.

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Our dining room hutch also got a little fall as well. Notice the typo art and the antique scale from my grandmother.

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And also the vintage milk glass and burlap sunflowers.

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Our dining room table features a burlap runner (to match the sunflowers) and a wooden box with candles and pumpkins.

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I’m planning to add some grapevine balls and greenery to this later on.

We also included a little fall display in our front entry.

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Fall pillows on the couch and a tray full of fall goodness on the coffee table in the living room.

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And finally, in our office, yet another tray, this one with sunflowers and a field guide that once belonged to my dad.

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Our seasonal tour this fall included lots of natural elements and lots of simple goodness. I also incorporated things that belonged to our family members, such as the field guide, antique scale, and milk glass. And lastly, I included a little typo art as well.

How have you decorated for fall this year?

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Make a faux pumpkin look more realistic

Make a faux pumpkin look more realistic

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I found these really cute pumpkins at Walmart this week. They’ve got a neat shape to them, but they don’t really look real. In fact, they don’t look real at all. They’ve got this weird pale yellow color that just looks….strange.

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So, I picked up two of them. They are available in many sizes, but I chose two medium sized ones. I had a neat idea in mind for them and as cheap as they are, I really couldn’t pass them up.

I dragged out my chalk paint stash and immediately slathered a coat of white chalk paint on them.

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If you’re new to chalk paint, you’ll need to know that everything you paint has an ugly stage. And that ugly stage is usually solved by adding a second coat.  I was pretty pleased with the pumpkin after the second coat.

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I think adding the white paint to the pumpkin makes it much more real-looking, don’t you?

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I cannot wait to show you all what I decided to do with them… in fact, if you visit the blog on Wednesday, I’ll show you.

Have a wonderful week!

Make it Monday: Free Fall Printables

Make it Monday: Free Fall Printables

I don’t know about you all, but the closer we get to fall, the happier I am. I’ve even begun to make a few fall crafts. Since we have been stuck at home due to Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding, I decided to make some cute fall printables to share with you all. As always, right click on the pictures to share to your device. For best results, do not print larger than 11×14. Enjoy, but if you share them, please tag me in the link.

First up: one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books: Any Anne of Green Gables fans in the house?

Here in the South, “y’all” is more than a colloquial contraction for “you all.” It’s a way of life! And we really do say “happy fall, y’all .” I promise☺

Here’s a similarly themed printable with a cute little pumpkin.

This one displays sideways but it will print just fine.

I hope you all enjoy these free printables. Please remember these are for personal use only- not for commercial. If you share these, please tag me. More fall crafty goodies will be heading your way soon.

Have a wonderful week.