Farmhouse Friday: fall farmhouse pillows

I love fall! I love the colorful leaves and the cooler temperatures. I love the warm sweaters, scarves and boots. I also really love the cute fall decor I get to unpack.


What I want to share today are some super cute farmhouse style pillows. I’ve ordered a few of these but I’m not going to tell you which ones…yet. All of these pillows are very affordable and available on Amazon.com. I hope you enjoy!


Clockwise, from top: Buffalo check pillow cover, $7.98, Red grain sack pillow cover, $4.98Pumpkin truck ‘Happy Fall Y’all’ lumbar pillow, $5.98, buffalo check lumbar pillow, $5.47, and ‘Happy Fall Yall’ Painted pillow’, $4.80.

If none of these tickle your fancy, there are hundreds more to choose from. What fall pillows are you crushing on right now?

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Make Something Monday: Fall Crafts and Printables Roundup

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love football, pumpkins, big sweaters and boots. All year I look forward to this season. Our leaves aren’t doing much yet but our temperatures are starting to cool off and we can finally sit outside without sweating buckets.

This week, I’d like to share a number of fall prints, fall decorating ideas and fall crafts. All of these are super cute and cheap to make. 


Free fall printable from Ann of Green Gables

Simple fall wreath

And then after you finish your decorating, you can make this easy fall chicken noodle soup. 


Easy chicken noodle soup

Happy fall, y’all!! I am so excited that it’s finally here. 

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I have been fighting the urge to decorate for fall for soooo long. As soon as August hits, I do everything I can to find an excuse to decorate for fall. I live in North Carolina, so even when it’s September, it certainly doesn’t feel like fall here.

I decided to do a late summer/early fall kind of decorating scheme, with lots of textures and using things I mostly already had. I did have to buy some new apples, because my old ones did not survive the weather too well.

This is our front entry. I like to just do something small here. I used my great grandmother’s jug to hold some faux bittersweet, a galvanized bucket to hold a faux fruit, and my other great grandmother’s milk glass to hold a battery operated tea light.

 

I really, throughly enjoyed using antiques and things that have been in my family to decorate this fall. Here, I’ve used my grandmother’s scale and milk glass bowl to display some fruit, and a milk glass pitcher to display some burlap sunflowers. Also, I used this Pepsi crate I bought in the mountains last March. I thought my table vignette could use a bit more texture, so I made a gallon jar less boring by adding some lace and burlap to it.

See that pitcher and plate in the background? Those also belonged to my great grandmothers (on opposite sides of the family).

I love looking at this vignette. The scale and the gallon jar remind me of my grandparents and that makes me happy.

My grandmother loves to give me things like this scale, because she knows I love them and I use them proudly. Display your treasures and heirlooms, folks. Don’t stash them away in a cabinet. Use them out in the open and enjoy them.

You can buy rolls of lace and burlap, already combined like you see here, for just a few dollars at Walmart. You can make so many pretty things with it!

Someday I’ll have a real mantle…until then, I have this weird pass-through window in our dining room. Here is my fall “mantle-scape.” I have milk glass, copper pumpkins and milk glass pumpkins, cat tails and ornamental grasses, and a pretty fall plate I bought a few years ago. Simple, and natural beauty.

You may have picked up on a burlap obsession. In my dining room, I currently have burlap sunflowers in a pitcher, a gallon jug with burlap and lace, and some candles with burlap and lace on them.

Yet another gift from my great grandmother, handed down through the years. I never got to meet her, but this footed bowl was hers and I’m sure she’d be happy to know I love it and enjoy it.

In our office, I chose to display grass-wrapped pears in a footed bowl, and several glass pumpkins.

I will likely change up my decor as it becomes cooler, and well…actually fall!

Have a wonderful day. I hope you enjoyed this tour.

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Favorite fall decorating rules

My favorite season is fall.  I absolutely love the cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves and football! I also love decorating my home for fall.  That’s when I feel our house is at its finest… When it’s dressed up with pumpkins and burlap and sunflowers!
1. Use natural elements 

Mums the word when it comes to fall decorating.  Mums come in several colors but my favorites are always the orange ones and the burgundy ones.  In the picture, I bought an ugly Christmas container from a local thrift store and spray painted it white.  This mum looks pretty in my “ironstone” planter, doesn’t it? 

In addition to mums, I love to use pumpkins, pine cones and acorns. 

2. Add some texture 

Your fall Décor will look great if you just add a little texture to it. I’ve already mentioned using pine cones for a natural element, but did you know they add a lot of texture, too?

I love using burlap.  I’ve got a burlap pennant banner, a burlap table runner and burlap covered books. 

3. Think outside of the pumpkin box 

I love decorating with pumpkins and guords.  Love it. 

But you don’t have to use pumpkins.  A few years ago, I decorated my table with some apples. 

Some people like to use apples, pears, and many other things to decorate for fall. 

4. Create a vignette using natural elements and complimentary colors 

Here I used faux guords, faux sunflowers,  and blue enamelware mugs.  I positioned all of that on a tiered serving tray. I love how the blue contrasts the yellow and orange in the pumpkins and sunflowers. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my favorite fall decorating tips.  Have a great day!!

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Easy fall wreath

A few years ago I made this simple fall wreath.  It’s so simple I’m not even going to give you step by step directions.

All you need is a grapevine wreath, some faux sunflowers,  a glue gun and and some ribbon.  
You can arrange those sunflowers any way you want.  I did them on the side because I like that look.  

If you’d rather put a letter than a ribbon, go for it.  Do it however you like. 

What simple fall wreaths or Décor have you tried?
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A free fall printable 

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Anne Shirley is one of my favorite literary characters and Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books.  I hope you’ll enjoy this printable.

To download the printable, just right click on it and save it to your machine. If you decide to use it, please remember to link back to me.  My printables are for personal use only and shall not be sold or distributed for profit.  Thanks!!

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Have a wonderful weekend.

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Weekend Reading 

I am so excited that today is the first day of October.  We live in NC, and lately the humidity and heat have really been getting old.  We are spending this quiet weekend at home, resting and doing a little yard work. I’m also reading and enjoying these gems. 

1. Country Living: Best Online Places to Buy Farmhouse Décor

 2. Southern Living: Must Take Fall Trips

3. Cottage Journal: Transform Your FALL flower beds

4. House Beautiful: Best Fall Vacations

5. North Carolina Our State: Fall in Flat Rock

Have a wonderful weekend. 

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Small changes to our fall Décor 

Remember when I told you my fall home tour wasn’t finished and would be changing a lot? 

I have made one small change. Last year I really wanted some red berry wreaths but couldn’t find one. I recently found these wonderful wreaths at Factory Direct Craft. 

I hung one of them on my entry way mirror. 

And one of them on my dining hutch.

I absolutely love these wreaths and can see myself using them with my Christmas Décor as well.

Have a great week!!

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Fall Home Tour 2016…for now 

For now? What’s that mean? I know you’re probably wondering. Well, for starters, I’m nowhere near done with my fall home tour and I’m nowhere near satisfied. I did things way different this year, and plus, it’s still in the 80’s and higher here. Still too hot for mums and hardly anyone is selling pumpkins or gourds yet. I’ve had to make do with my glass pumpkins, resin pumpkins and even Styrofoam pumpkins and I’m not liking it.

So I guess here’s the fall home tour till I can get myself some real pumpkins.

First, this centerpiece. It’s my antique bread pan with a milkglass pitcher. I filled that pitcher with some feathers, fall grass and some faux sunflowers. I love me some sunflowers!!

Some faux leaves, some Dollar Tree gourds and pumpkins and pine cones line that bread pan. I left that burlap table runner from spring and summer right where it sat. It’s been with us for three seasons. It’s versatile like that.

Aren’t these sunflowers pretty?

I don’t currently have a mantle, so this ledge in my dining room has to suffice. It’s in a pass-through between our dining room and playroom. 

I found this vintage milk pitcher at the thrift shop. It’s cute with those faux sunflowers. 

What’s this? More burlap? Another pinecone? Yep.

I found this plate last year at Walmart.  I like the leaf detail on it. It is quite pretty. 

I like typographical art,  but especially what this says.  Since I start my morning in this dining room each day, I thought this would be a nice reminder to stay grateful.

Well,  they may not be real pumpkins but they’re still pretty durn pretty.

This burlap banner is one of my easiest DIYs yet. 

This bean pot always lives on my China cabinet but I thought I’d put some pinecones in it. Are you noticing a theme yet?

Our sofa table got some fall dressings, as well.

Wait…could it be possible that there are more pinecones?

I thought these pillow cases I bought on ETSY last year were perfect in our living room.

A cute little pumpkin just chilling on our end table.

The sideboard in our office really didn’t change much this year.


And then I just did this small, cutesy little vignette in the hall bath.

This concludes our fall home tour 2016…for now. I can almost promise you it’s going to change, and probably more than once. Y’all bear with me…and come back to see my changes, ya hear?

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Fall favorites round-up

My favorite season is fall, hands down. The weather is cooler, the fall foliage is beautiful and football is on all weekend long. There are pumpkins, apples, and holidays involving delicious foods 🙂

That being said, I thought I’d put together a list of my fall favorites. These are all taken from websites and blogs that aren’t mine, but I have given credit where credit is due. Enjoy!!

Fall decor and crafts:

1. 23 Free Fall Printables and Inspiring Vignettes, from Ella Claire Inspired

These Free Printables are the perfect way to add little Fall touches to your home this season by Ella Claire.:
So many fun ideas here- can’t wait to try them. I especially love the cutting board with the pumpkins. 
2. 10 Free Fall Printables from On Sutton Place
F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote Free Printable | On Sutton Place:
I love F. Scott Fitzgerald- he gave us The Great Gatsby…and this lovely quote. When I buy some colored ink, I’m so printing this. 
3. This vision of loveliness from Autumn Tumblr Picks: Bold and Beautiful Blog
...voy a borrar de la memoria  las sombras, se hará la luz, recuperando la esencia tomo aliento para saltar, respiro mi destino, sé lo que vendrá,  pasión que enciende el alma, ganas de volar. Sentada frente al sol sin nada que ocultar, respiro mi destino sé lo que vendrá...:
Fall recipes: 
1. Homemade Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider, from My Frugal Adventures
Copycat Starbucks caramel apple cider recipe. So delicious and so easy to make at home!:
2. Pumpkin Banana Bread, from Real House Moms
Pumpkin Banana Bread | Real Housemoms | This bread combines two of my favorite fall treats!:
3. Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup from Cooking Classy
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup - this soup is seriously delicious!! Hearty and comforting also GF.:

And other things: 
Super cute fall outfits like these two: 
Cozy In Chambray By Qtpiekelso On Polyvore  I Need To Get Off Of This Island So I Can Have An Excuse To Buy And Wear Fall Clothes!!:
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Long plaid boyfriend shirt, leggings, knee socks and boots. Nice Fall weekend outfit.:
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Some fall children’s books (we have a few of these) from Buggy and Buddy 
Fall themed picture books perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and primary grades! (Our Favorite Children's Books for Fall)~ buggyandbuddy.com:

I hope you enjoyed this fall round-up! Stay tuned for more fall recipes and fall fun soon!

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