Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Welcome Fall Home 2017

Welcome to my Early Autumn home! We had a very enjoyable Summer around here and I had a hard time letting go. For most of my adult life Fall has been my favorite season. However, having lived most of my life in California and then moving to a place that has what feels like to me Winter nine months out of the year, Summer has become my new favorite. When I started to feel a nip in the air this past week and realized the calendar says this Friday is the first day of Fall, well, I decided to accept the fact that Summer is over. Embracing this, I slowly got out the Fall decorations and put out some simple touches. I'll add Halloween in October, and then replace those with Thanksgiving in November. For now, this is what is looks like around here ~

Come on up on the front porch. I've had this wreath for ages that I bought from Big Lots when I was first married. The faux mums I bought from Family Dollar a couple years ago in a desperate attempt to have something Fall-ish in my pots since I can't get live ones where I live- only once in 6 years did our hardware store carry them. I bought the door mat for our new home this year from Family Dollar and the black pot I just got at Target on clearance for $3! I've been wanting a big black pot for this spot with an outdoor faux plant- still waiting for the plant. But for now the mums will do. We absolutely love our front porch. The kids love to play out here and we like to sit on "Grandma's Bench" and watch the sunset, the trees blow in the wind, and the kids playing.

In my front room/entry I added my handmade fabric pumpins {click for tutorial } from two years ago, an old Target clearance acorn, and some Aspen branches I bought this year from Michael's on sale- 3 stems for $9 and the simple vase was just $3 off the shelf at Walmart. I love the height and drama the stems bring to this space and I love how it's a little more modern and clean look.

Here's the fireplace room- we don't quite know what to call it. Den? Library? Study? Office? I just added an Autumn berry garland I got at Taipan Trading for $5 clearance. Have you ever been into one of those stores? Holy Stuff, Batman. Extra points if you spy our new kitty, Pumpkin. 

Here's our dining slash "gathering" room. I found the sign from Hobby Lobby for a third of the price of a very similar one I wanted from Magnolia Market. I might paint it black, I can't decide. These are my living room shelves from the last house, now a china hutch of sorts. We bought the farmhouse dining table for this house but everything else we already had. Very simple decor in here.

And lastly, come sit and relax in our family room! We bought this console table when we bought the dining table. It's filled with old finds and my harvest blessings pillow { click for tutorial }. 

I hope you enjoyed my simple Fall tour, as we welcome this season into our home. Let the "pumpkin spice everything" time begin!

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