Hello! Welcome to Storybook Cottage. I am honored to be participating in Marty’s 2015 Fall Home Tours.
Last year at this time I was living in a hotel with a husband, two kids and two dogs. I am happy to be decorating for the fall season this year, so won’t you come in?
If you have arrived for the first time from Hymns & Verses I am so glad you have come to visit. Doreen has truly fantastic style!
Let’s begin the tour of Storybook Cottage in the small entry.
This year our autumnal theme features shades of cream, aqua and teal.
Adjacent to the entry is the living room.
The mantle is decorated very simply. I just placed a few mini pumpkins atop some wood candlesticks.
I added some cozy felt pillows and filled the sea grass basket with birch logs and cotton stems.
The glass coffee table features a soft vignette of velvet pumpkins.
(For safety we never leave a lit candle unattended.)
The banister is bedecked as well.
I adore that our newel post is an upside down acorn. There are sixteen mature oak trees in our yard.
A white porcelain pumpkin is the perfect finishing touch on a stack of books.
The bar cart area has a few fall touches as well.
I layered a $2 oil painting from an estate sale over the mirror.
Next to the living room is the formal dining area.
In the center of the table is a mini wheelbarrow Mr. Décor gave to me while we were still dating 19 years ago.
It originally contained flowers but now holds pumpkins.
I recently painted the pumpkins and shared all the DIY details HERE.
Over on the sideboard sits Mr. Squirrel accompanied by some rather large glass acorns.
A few stalks of wheat and dried moss provide great texture next to that spectacular tail.
Through the open archway is the kitchen. It currently has a back to school theme featuring a palette of black, white and red.
You can view an extended post of the table setting HERE.
A collection of vintage family aprons repeats the color concept.
Rudi the doxie wonders “What’s cookin’?”
Because I spend so much time in the kitchen I love buying a bouquet of flowers at the market and creating little arrangements to place here and there.
They help to make daily tasks delightful.
In the family room assorted wool pillows and throws are layered on the sofa. Our favorite is the Gunn plaid of course!
Since this is more of a manly space I kept the kitchy décor to a minimum.
But I couldn’t resist adding one teeny red velvet pumpkin.
This concludes the 2015 Storybook Cottage home tour.
Upcoming posts will showcase a daybed made from antique headboards…
…and fun pillows created from vintage tea towels.
The next stop on the tour features the delightfully talented Shannon from Burlap and Lace.
If you’re just getting started here are the links to all the lovely homes being featured on the tour this week.
Home tour photo bomber, Mr. Décor.
“Give us your best Publishers Clearing House face.”
I hope that you FALL in love with all things autumn.