Welcome to the first part of my modern country fall home tour! I haven’t been in the mood to decorate for autumn, due to four gloomy days in a row. But when the sun came out on Sunday, I felt a pep in my step again and got busy decorating.
First, let me give a shout out to my friend Linda who blogs at It All Started with Paint. She organized this week’s tour, which is normally hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. Marty has been going through a rough time but her home is still on the tour this Friday. You can visit all the homes throughout the week at the links at the end of this post.
I tried not to get too over the top with this year’s fall home tour. I think I have about four bins of fall decor in storage (that I could find anyway), and I only used one and a-half! In the dining room, I started by making my tumbleweed the centerpiece on the table. It fit perfectly in my large metal bowl.
The tumbleweed might look soft but it’s actually pretty prickly and you have to be careful when you handle it. Hubby thought I was ridiculous for buying it but I like its organic appeal.
My pumpkin painting sits in a wooden bowl on the sideboard, joined by creamy faux flowers and a baby boo pumpkin.
One of my philodendrons sits in a brush stroke pot. One of these days I’m going to do a plant and pot pairing blog post. Sometimes I have a hard time finding pots to suit a plant. They need to go together, in my humble opinion.
You know, I said I wasn’t going to use pumpkins in my fall decor this year. That didn’t last long! I can’t resist baby boos.
My dining buffet still has the four feather prints above it, along with my Philodendron Brazil in its footed wooden bowl.
But this guy is new! A fall-scented, hand-poured candle resides in a gorgeous wooden bowl that I found at Hive and Home via Instagram. They offer wax refills so you can keep using the bowl as a candle.
This is still my favorite plant and I rarely have to fuss with it. Just water it when it gets dry to the touch.
One of my storage bins was filled with dried gourds in a range of shapes and sizes. I forgot I had so many!
Opposite my front door is the small bachelor’s chest with my healhy sansaveria and a wooden atrium filled with owls.
You might remember these guys from last year when I paired them with my wooden mushrooms.
In the sitting room, I swapped out plants and vases from my late summer mantel with more of the gourds. The amber bottles stay because they’re perfect for fall and I love the way they glow when the sun hits them.
Most of my dried gourds are found at flea markets and small boutiques.
I think I’ve decided how I want to paint my sitting room. It just feels to me like it’s missing something and I hope I’ve finally pinpointed it. I’m hoping to accomplish that task in October.
My cow still presides over the room’s activities. I think I’ll swap out the cow lamp for another – no need to have a herd going on in here. LOL.
Because – there are more cows on the other side of the room!
Baby boos and gourds fill a rustic wooden bowl I found at Cocoon in Geneva. Natural wood is becoming my new fetish.
And finally, a couple more dried gourds pair with a baby boo and faux bittersweet vine atop a wooden pedestal cake holder.
I know I said I wasn’t going to include pumpkins in my fall decor but who can resist these cuties?
Below is the line-up for the week. You can visit Monday’s and Tuesday’s blogs, but the rest of the week won’t be live until their respective days, so come back the rest of the week tons of fall inspiration!
Next up on today’s tour is Thrifty and Chic with beautiful farmhouse style!