Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall at our House

So, I didn't really think I could call this a "Fall Home Tour" like all y'all other real bloggers,
Because...lets be honest, I basically just decorated the entry way and had enough fall decor to do one little vignette inside. ;) 

But fall is beautiful all on it's own, and we certainly have enough colorful leaves around us to look out at from every room in our home.

In the outside entry area (still under construction) I put my huge mum in a bushel basket that I got from a garage sale for $1. We used it all summer to haul veggies from the garden up to the kitchen, and now it has a new purpose. I put the two smaller mums in old, rusty galvanized buckets that I got for free from an old barn that was going to be tore down.
And, since taking this picture I put the pumpkin behind the mum up on a little milk stool so that it can be seen better.

 This mum really is sooo huge! They were selling them at our little Mennonite grocery store in town 2 for $18! What a mom got each of us one.

You can see how big the mum is next to our puppy - yes, that's right...we got a puppy! 
She has been the excitement in our lives since the beginning of September.
Meet Calla (as in Calla Lily) our Catahoula leopard dog.
She was one of 6 brought to our humane society from Texas.
We LOVE her. She is seriously the sweetest.

This thing almost takes over the little porch area.

Here is the "fixer upper" update picture - we're making a "mini porch". 
The roof had to get re-done this summer, so we added this off the front for some more curb appeal. 
It probably won't get fully finished until spring when Matt will build new, wider steps over the concrete ones, and I will have more room to decorate! We will also have another white beam going horizontally across the top and a more decorative look there.

Calla is all dressed up in her fall scarf my mom brought her.

And now inside to my entryway fall vignette...

All of my fall decor has been either gifted or is from the dollar store ;)

I have plans to paint a sign on barn wood for inside of this frame...just not quite sure when I'll actually get to it. It works either way though I suppose.

I seem to keep finding plenty of ways to decorate with this old crate (that we kinda stole from my mother-in-law). If you remember my Christmas tour I had it sitting horizontally with a little nativity scene in it.


These are my favorite pieces of fall decor. 
My sister-in-law got me the leaf bowl last year for my birthday, and the ceramic pumpkins are from dollar tree! The one in the back is the prettiest, but it was a little lonely, so I had to go back and get the other uglier two to keep it company. ;) 

As far as the rest of the house goes...
I have this miniature garden area from moving my plants inside for the winter.
A couple of these were ones I had gotten just for annuals outdoors, but I figured I could see how they do inside this winter...maybe re-use them outside next summer!?? haha

In the dining area we hung up some sheers, mostly because we never got around to switching out this window for the sliding glass door that we have (which will become the main entry out to the deck and the side door in the kitchen will become a window/pantry area). I figured I can close them in the dead of winter when I am sick of the snow (Jan. Feb. Mar.) and they will still let light in.

In the living room we gained another chair.
An awesome, white, ikea one! And it was a free hand-me-down from a friend that was moving.
I really like it, and so does Calla because now she can sit up there and watch the deer and squirrels. 

Okay, so there is nothing fall in the bedroom, except for the fact that when you look out the window there is a brilliantly red tree! However, my photography skills are not there yet, so you will just have to look at the tree below and imagine I was able to capture it through the window...

Yes, this one! The view out our bedroom window. 
And the woods behind it are all golden yellow.

Calla playing in all the leaves.

All the leaves we get to rake and blow... and this is only about half!
I am really thankful for beautiful mature trees though, so I think it's worth it. 

The garden...ready for it's last harvest (mostly just cherry tomatoes still going) and then it will get ripped out and moved to the compost!
(I have tons of pictures of us (Matt) building the garden that I will hopefully one day turn into a post.)

Calla says, "thanks for stopping by to view our fall pictures!"

Hope everyone is enjoying the smells and flavors and colors of fall.
Have a blessed week...



  1. I love your home! I enjoyed the tour - inside & out.

  2. You've done amazing things with very little money :) I love your mismatched white painted dining chairs. And that puppy is just the cutest!

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