Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Open House

Today is the day of the Fall Open House at Hooked on Houses. Welcome to our home!

This year I made a magnolia leaf swag for our front door. I'll add some pumpkins to the door as soon as they're available at the grocery store.


Now that the weather has turned fallish, we could sit here on the front porch and have a cup of coffee. Out here I added a Pottery Barn knock-off pillow and some autumn leaf pillows. These are made from drop cloths, so they're very durable. I changed out the plant on the side table for some Dollar Tree mums and added some beaded garland.


Inside, my house is very happy in the fall, because I use lots of fall colors in my decor year-round. I love rich browns and golds and greens and reds.


Most of my special fall decor is in the form of pumpkins. I started collecting pumpkins 25 years ago, when I was a new bride. I've tried to add one to my collection every year. Lots of the pumpkins are massed on my mother's dough cabinet in my breakfast room. This is one of my favorite places to decorate for any holiday.


The table in the breakfast area gets used constantly, so I don't do too much with it. But I'm loving this beverage-caddy-turned-vase on the table. Mums cost very little at the grocery store, and they last a long time.


A few of my pumpkins are on the sideboard in the dining room. The dining table doesn't get used for eating very much, so it's a good place for a burlap runner and some fall decor. I made the acorn topiaries, and I really like them here.


And then a few pumpkins are scattered here and there throughout the house, like these on the coffee table. I'll bet you recognize these as Dollar Tree finds!


We'll end our tour on the screened-in porch out back, where I've added some pumpkins on the lamp table, a fall wreath, and some table decor. Actually, the table decor consists of a tablecloth folded into a runner and a green bowl filled with decorative gourds surrounding a chunky candle. Simple but pretty.


How do you decorate for fall? If you need more inspiration, check out Julia's party!

20 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful~ Your home is amazing. I could just sit on your front porch all day! Thank you for sharing!

Kristen said...

Your home is stunning! You're so lucky to have two porches. I'm jealous! :) I love your pillows made from drop cloths on your front porch. Brilliant!!

Melissa Miller said...

Richella your home is so beautiful decked out for the season. You have an elegant simpilicity when you decorate that I truly admire. It's gorgeous and very welcoming.

Happy fall sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Your home is sooooo beautiful! Love the beverage caddy turned vase! Too cool. :) You really have done a great job...I think your house just glows!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Everything looks really pretty. I love your pumpkin collection.

Centsational Girl said...

So warm and welcoming ! What a fabulous fall home!
xo
Kate

Love the Decor! said...

Richella your home is stunning!!

Southern Lady said...

Your home is absolutely gorgeous! It is all lovely, but the porch...that is where I would spend much of my time if I were you! Thank you for inviting us into your home. Carla

Karen said...

Enjoyed looking Richella, love the pumpkins and your home looks very inviting.
Karen

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Oh I’m drooling over your awesome porch! How I would love to have a space like that. What a wonderful place to chat with friends and family, have a cup of joe, and curl up with a good book. Can you tell I’m trying to imagine what I would do if I had a porch like yours!

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so loving your home, Richella! It is gorgeous, and looks so warm and inviting! Your pumpkin collection is fabulous! I like how you have done all your rooms as well as porches. Thanks for the tour! :-D

XO,
Janie

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm loving all your fall pillows - lovely home.

Dawn said...

{sigh}
i love your homey home... in any season. every season :)

Melanie said...

I love love love your house! I love everything about it. I didn't even look at the fall decor, I was to busy looking at the front door, the molding, etc. Love it. It's beautiful.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Richella! Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me! I love your home...it's pretty fabulous! I love your porch and screened room...I would love to have either one of those areas! So glad I found you! Angie xo

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

What a warm home, full of love!
My favorite, though, is still the wall of crosses.
It would remind me that for every season, there is a Saviour!
What a neat tradition: collecting pumpkins each year, wish I'd thought of that!
I decorate my home for Fall differently each year, but I do try to add some real pumpkins, in unusual colors and some orangeish-red mums in the wire baskets on our deck.
A porch, you have?
Heaven, I say!
Hugs and Happy Fall, FINALLY!
~me

Paula said...

Can I just move into your house? It looks so inviting and I love all of your fall touches. I've been collecting pumpkins for nearly as long as you have!

Debbie said...

That is gorgeous! We collect crosses too, I love how you have yours all displayed. Your home looks very warm and welcoming!!~ Yes a Mom of boys is awesome...I could not imagine lil girls...:)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Well, Richella, I told you I was working my way through all of the links and that's I'd be here soon. It only took me about 3 days (and I'm still far from finished!).

I love your house and I always get excited when you show your porch. We're making plans to build one of our own now and I'm so excited. I've been saving money for it for years. Yours is definitely going to be an inspiration for mine when it comes time to decorate it. I'm really digging those lanterns today. I think I might try that!

Thanks for joining the party and inviting us into your lovely home! :-)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Your house is truly amazing. I'm trying not to covet :). LOVE your back porch! Another great place for devotions.

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