Fall Tour 2015 ~ Part 3

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! With the yummiest holiday of the year only a week from tomorrow, I thought it might be time to post some pictures of my Thanksgiving decorations. As you saw in Part 1, my fall décor starts with general fall items featuring pumpkins, leaves, earthy colors, and natural elements. In Part 2 I showed how I added Halloween accessories to some spaces. Now, for Thanksgiving, I have packed away the Halloween things and added a few Thanksgiving pieces here and there!

We’ll start the tour in the living room! I added a cute banner to the fireplace and a cute little turkey (he holds a candle!) to the mantel.


On the side table, I replaced my Halloween kitty and framed card with a “thankful” sign I made this year and two little pilgrims that my grandma made.


I also have a few turkeys here and there… Can you spot any in this picture?


Moving on to the kitchen, I have replaced my centerpiece with a beautiful table runner that my mother-in-law made for me (it has moved around this fall — did you notice it in my previous posts?!), a cornucopia that my grandma made and used to have on a table at her house, and my grandma’s candlesticks!


And lastly, I have a couple fun turkeys and a message on the fridge. My grandma made the plastic canvas turkey, and 5-year-old Jenna made the felt one. :-)


That’s all for my fall tour(s) this year! I hope you all have had a wonderful fall!

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Fall Tour 2015 ~ Part 1

Welcome, friends! Come on in and enjoy Part 1 of my fall tour. Before we begin, please help yourself to a nice warm cup of tea or apple cider and get cozy. Maybe you want to get the fire going too and curl up with a blanket. :-)

Cup_of_teaFall decor at my house evolves through the weeks from the first day of fall to Thanksgiving. Therefore, my fall tour will come in three posts. This post, Part 1, features my “early fall” decor… check back later for Part 2 and Part 3 to see how my decor changes for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Now let’s get started before your tea gets cold!

There’s a cute table in my entry way:


I have a delightful fall tray on the ottoman in my music room (also known as the Jane Austen Room). I was so pleased with my Christmas tray last year that I decided a fall arrangement needed to be equally beautiful. This one is a little on the messy side… but outside fall is kind of like that, so I think it’s fitting!

Fall1_2015_trayI also added some nice fall touches to the piano:


The living room is very cozy with pillows, garland, pumpkins, and candles — fall is a wonderful time of year for lots of candles!

Fall1_2015_living_roomMy mantel received a makeover this season. New pieces this year include the wreath and the framed “Fall is Fabulous” print! I bought the wreath at Joann Fabric’s and then added a few sunflowers to it. I found the print free online, so all I had to do was print it out and stick it in a frame! It was easy and it’s adorable.

Fall1_2015_mantelI put together a new centerpiece for the kitchen table this year! I had to do something new because the vase I always used on my table broke last winter… But I’m so very pleased with this new arrangement. It was easy and fun to put together too! I love the colors and textures!

Fall1_2015_centerpieceSome areas in the kitchen/dining area include fun fall things too!

Fall1_2015_bookshelfThese salt and pepper shakers match the candy dish I have on my sideboard!


Fall1_2015_counterThe clear lidded pumpkin bowl used to be my grandma’s! I like to fill it with yummy trail mix… this year it’s made of honey roasted peanuts, regular peanuts, raisins, milk chocolate chips, and fall colored M&Ms! Yummy!

That’s all for now! Check back soon for my spooky Halloween additions. :-)

Christmas Tour 2014

Since it’s our first Christmas season at our new house, I had a lot of work to do in the decorating department this year! I had to find places for all of my items. And I’m loving how things turned out. Here’s a quick little tour!

We’ll start in the entryway. I put together this adorable arrangement that makes me smile every time I pass it. :-)

Christmas Entry Way

From the front door you can see our Christmas tree! But before we go into the living room, we’ll visit the Jane Austen Room. I love how this room’s Christmas decor came together.

Jane Austen Christmas 2014

My grandmother made the ceramic angels on the piano.

Christmas Piano 2014

Inspiration for the tray came from The Fancy Shack.

Christmas Tray 2014

Jane Austen Christmas 2014 - tray and chairs

Christmas Bookshelves 2014

Let’s move on to the living room… It turned out really nicely too! I really wanted a bigger tree this year, but I couldn’t get Matt on board… I’ll try again next year. ;-) This living room definitely wants a taller tree! But even with the small tree, my living room is so pretty!

Christmas Living Room 2014

Christmas Living Room-2 2014

My favorite arrangement this year is above the fireplace. It’s so pretty. I really love the wreath on the window — it’s making me think I should do seasonal wreaths there more often!  Here’s a close up:

Christmas Mantel 2014

The kitties really like it when we have the fire going. Here’s Theo being adorable.

Christmas Theo 2014

I put some garland on the stairs. I started with really simple (i.e., cheap) garland, added some picks with pine cones and berries, some bells with red bows that used to be my grandmother’s, some beaded garland and some ornaments. Pretty!

Garland on Stairs 2014

And last, but not least, here’s an overview of the living room from the stairs:

Christmas Living Room

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!