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Friday, October 9, 2015

Our 2015 Fall Sunroom

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Happy Friday, friends!

Welcome to our little sunroom ... set off of the kitchen ... and a place where I  tend to spend a lot of time.

And, having painted this room Ben Moore's "Palladian Blue" earlier this year, I decided to keep our Fall decor more on the neutral/minimum side ... so that this room would, hopefully, still give off a *calm* vibe. 

I also decided to, temporarily, remove our white slipcovered wing chairs and replace them with the smaller arm chairs from our dining room ... I hope to add skirts to them soon.

You won't find too much orange in here ... just a couple of faux cotton branches (Kirkland's) and little white pumpkin (Michael's).


A few Fall magazines add a little bit of color on the lower shelf of our new (super inexpensive) coffee table from IKEA.

And, off in the distance, a beautiful new pillow I ordered (designed by Lucy from Craftberry Bush), adds just the right amount of Fall to the loveseat.

I also brought back the seasonal artwork (from Home Goods) to dress up the walls.

I love the autumnal scenes of them ... the calmness.

Yes, this room is simplistic (compared to what I normally do), but still hopefully welcoming of the new season. 

I'll be back soon to share lots more of our Fall home.

Thanks so much for visiting,

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Our 2015 Fall Dining Room ... and Blog Hop

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Happy Monday, friends and welcome to our Fall dining room!

I'm happy to be sharing it today as part of a fun Fall blog hop, hosted by the sweet and talented Pamela (From My Front Porch to Yours).

Admittedly, I have a confession to make ... we have never eaten a meal in here.  Ever.  Please tell me I'm not alone in neglecting one's dining room.  

Yes, it's true, I have never served a yummy soup in this pretty tureen in here.  

It only sits here on "display" surrounded by faux pumpkins and a colorful Fall garland (Michael's).

I "can" say that we at least walk "through" our dining room every day (does that count?) ... so we can enjoy the colors of the season that I added to our buffet.

Of course, it wouldn't be Fall if there wasn't a little bling added, now would it?

I can never have enough of these Fall "picks" (Michael's) ... so easy to add to an arrangement, garland or to tuck around the base of a lamp.

Cute bowls from Home Goods remind us what the season is all about.

You can't really tell, but our "HARVEST" banner dresses up our window a bit.  

And, over on our floating shelves, I kept it a bit simple by only adding a few white painted pumpkins ...

and, a pretty plate (from Wal-mart).

Over on the other wall, a plate gallery gives it life.

And, even though *I'm* not a fan of liquor, you can see that, apparently, our friends are, which is why I need to replace a couple of those empty bottles!  

Honestly, I think the reason that we don't eat at this table is because I have flashbacks of the time that "this" happened at our former home!  (LOL)  I don't want to risk that happening while we're actually sitting at the table!  Woops.

Thanks so much for joining me in our Fall dining room ... where we never eat.  I'm going to change that!

Please be sure and visit these awesome ladies ... you're sure to be amazed by their Fall spaces!

Have a great day,

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Our 2015 Fall Kitchen

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Greetings, friends!

What room of yours is your favorite to decorate for Fall?  For me, I think I'd have to say that it's our kitchen.

I guess it's because we spend a lot of time in here ... or maybe it's because countertops give you lots of space to scatter your love for the season.

Having said that, now I laugh because I kept it pretty simple on those surrounding countertops. 

This year, I went with more neutral tones, too ...

with white pumpkins and pine cones taking over, with only a little added color, like in our roo prints.

It's nice how nature can "dress up" the simplest of utensils.

I did sneak in a little orange though.

I mean, after all, what is Fall without orange, right? 

And then back to simple and neutral on the other side, as well.

The main reason I did this is because I had fun on the island, playing with the oversized tray I found last month at Home Goods.


I wanted this to be the focal point, without competing for your attention ... making this our "go big or go home" vignette, where no color was off limits!

Of course, I had to add a colorful roo to stand guard.

In our little breakfast area, again, I kept the kitchen table pretty plain ... that's because of our annual Fall family tree in the background.

I've been adding this tree for several years, and I never tire of decorating it ...

Even though it's not a big tree, it takes me awhile to decorate because I find myself getting distracted with the pictures and sayings I add to the tree ... walking down memory lane takes a little time!  

So does greeting some of the cute ornaments (like Mr. Owl) who have been hibernating in a bin since last Fall.

Of course, you know I love adding lots and LOTS of "stuff" to my tree toppers, with our Fall family tree being no exception.  

And, yet, if you turn around from the tree, you're greeted with simple, yet again.

Even though I'm a "more is more" kinda gal when it comes to seasonal decorating, sometimes, it's fun to keep things a little understated, with one big vignette or display right in the middle to say "ta da!"

I hope you're having fun adding a bit of seasonal "ta da" to *your* homes right now!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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