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. :-)

Spring Tour 2015

Happy spring, my friends!

Spring is always a fun time to pull out some decor that has been hiding all winter and freshen things up a bit. Here are a few pictures of spring and Easter at my house this year!

Here’s the entry. It’s complete with a little Easter bunny and a basket of glitter eggs! Also, we’re getting ready to paint our front door, inside and out. This will hopefully be looking different by tomorrow!

Spring entry 2015Easter Bunny & Books spring 2015

This cute little sign hangs by my front door, on the way into my Jane Austen Room. It makes me smile.

Today is going to be a great day

In the Jane Austen room I placed a few little bunnies! This one is a stuffed animal from my childhood. She’s such a cute little thing.

Bunny on piano spring 2015

This one is also a stuffed animal from my childhood. It’s so cute with my Beatrix Potter books!

Bunny & books spring 2015Spring tray 2015

I also put a few little bunnies in my book cases. Can you spot them? :)

Bookshelves spring 2015

In the living room I have lots of fun little spring things.

Spring living room corner 2015

Stairs Spring 2015

I also have sleepy kitties in the living room.

Living Room Spring 2015

Theo spring 2015

I made an arrangement on the mantel with ceramic bunnies and an Easter egg wreath.

Easter Mantel 2015

Here’s one more picture of the living room:

Living Room (2) Spring 2015One of these days we’ll get a new chair to live by the lonely side table..!

In the kitchen I have a pretty center piece on the table, a couple cheerful items on the counter top, and a little tiny bunny by my tea pot!

Spring Centerpiece

Kitchen corner spring 2015

Even things outside are starting to look like spring!

Spring 2015

What kind of spring cheer is at your house?