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Monday, September 12, 2016

Early Fall Home Tour 2016

Welcome to Storybook Cottage!

I am so happy to be participating in the weeklong Fall Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. If you are stopping by after visiting Barbara’s gorgeous home at 21 Rosemary Lane  I want to say that I am so glad that you are here.

It is still quite warm in my neck of the woods so I’ve opted for cool colors and light neutrals for this early fall tour.

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In the entryway I have gathered a few fall favorites.

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Thrift store silver and a vintage container are paired with painted pumpkins.


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Rustic elegance.

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The soft shades continue in the living room.

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In late June I found this art canvas on deep clearance as paint had rubbed off in several areas. I just touched it up and it looks as good as new hung above the mantel.

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Autumnal goodness: velvet pumpkins and tarnished gold acorns.

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The layout of the living room has not changed since last years tour.


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But I’ve added a few new accessories here and there.

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The kitchen received touches of blue and hints of warm yellow.

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Happiness is: copper colored bricks and vintage towels with pom~pom trim.

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A French confit pot corrals cookware.

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I see no reason why confit pots can’t be paired with Polish pottery.

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The yellow also works well with the new tablecloth and napkins I recently made.

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Pinwheel pizazz.

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The fabric came from KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms. It was a gorgeous prize that I received for winning the recent Sweet Tea Challenge.

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I hope you have enjoyed the early fall tour of Storybook Cottage.

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Please visit all of the other wonderful participants on the 2016 Fall Home Tour.

Monday – September 12

A Stroll Thru Life | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Remodelando La Casa

Cuckoo4Design | 21 Rosemary Lane | Decor To Adore

Tuesday – September 13

Haneens Haven | Pink Peppermint Design | Lynzy & Co. 

Thrifty and Chic | The House of Silver Lining | Hymns & Verses 

Wednesday –September 14

Life on Virginia Street | Decorating Delirium | Bliss @ Home 

Simple Details | Duke Manor Farms | A Thoughtful Place 

Thursday - September 15

Rain On A Tin Roof | Setting For Four | Dimples & Tangles

Nesting With Grace | Life and Home @ 2102 | Refresh Restyle 

Friday - September 16

Simple Stylings | Our Fifth House | Making Home Base

It All Started With Paint | The Chronicles of Home | Our Southern Home 

Tomorrow, the Tuesday Fall Home Tour begins with Haneen from Haneens Haven.  

You won’t want to miss seeing her delightful home!


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch, Inspire Me Monday, Merry Monday,Make It Pretty Monday ,The Scoop, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style,Share Your StyleCreative Ways, Vintage Charm Party, Thursday Favorite Things, The Inspiration Gallery, French Country Cottage,Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, Link Party Palooza, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors, SIOMT, Sundays At Home and…



Julia Konya said...

Love the pottery! And now I'm hungry for some baked goods ;) Happy Fall

Stacey said...

Your home looks amazing Laura!

Kathy Moreland said...

Laura, your fall tour is amazing! Everything is just gorgeous!! Love the entry way, the kitchen......well everything! It's perfection!!

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed your fall tour, Laura. So much to see and enjoy! I am impressed with your sewing!! Your patchwork napkins and pinwheel centerpiece would take me forever to finish. You love it and thrive in this area.
The tier tray party sounds like fun. I hope I can participate but will enjoy viewing if I can't get one together.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I always love seeing how you switch things up for each season. Your vignettes are so pretty and the entry looks fabulous, those squirrels, so fun. Great tour and I can't wait to see more.

BloggyMom said...

You are not afraid of color!! LOVE IT!!! Love your fall touches and the squirrel theme to your post. Ha!!!

Jeanie said...

Loving your storybook cottage and all the blue and pretty pumpkins. And especially the squirrels! They're wonderful!

Hena Tayeb said...

beautiful. love the pottery, and the way you added blue a not typically traditional fall color. said...

This was a great post for me. As a recent transplant from the Midwest to a warmer coastal climate, I am learning how to incorporate the seasons in a more subtle way in our home. My new color palette, blue and white, is also different for me. Different, but also exciting in that it opens me up to new options and combinations that weren't in my wheel house until now. Thank you for planting the seeds of fall with blues and softer shades.

bj said...

everything looks so pretty...especially love your kitchen and your tiered tray
my tray is up today...:)

Vel Criste said...

When I saw that beautiful topiary on IG, I was excited to see the rest of your home, and yes, you truly did not disappoint! I love how unique your color scheme is this fall and how very pretty all your vignettes are! So very honored to share this Fall home tour with you Laura!

Cristina Garay said...

Laura, You've the finest sewing skills, the napkins and tablecloth are gorgeous! Happy to see a fresh take to the autumn decor with all the blue accents, pretty!

Lisa said...

Your home looks lovely Laura! I love all the colors you used especially the coral pink. It's beautiful!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is so pretty and I'm loving those pops of blue!

September Violets said...

What a beautiful home you have Laura. I love that soft shade of aqua you have chosen. It goes so well with fall colours. I especially like your welcoming display in your front entrance.

I came by initially to see your tiered tray, but was happy to have a peek at your home too ;)

Wendy said...

So so pretty Laura, the blue is so unexpected and beautiful with the fallish things! Lovely and fresh!

Eilis said...

Very pretty! You found just the right spot for Kari Anne's beautiful quilt.

Botanic Bleu said...

What a refreshing look for Fall.... blues. Your first photo of the topiary with the pears and leaves called my name immediately. The Sweet Tea quilt top is perfect as a tablecloth for your Fall colors.

Thanks for linking up to our first Monday Social. This post will be a great one to link up next week.


Simply LKJ said...

Love the color palette you used.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So lovely, Laura! Your blues have me swooning!!! Now we just need some fall weather to go along, right?!! Have a wonderful week, xo, Andrea

Gypsy Heart said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love how you combined the blues and golds with the topiaries, acorns and pumpkins. Your sewing skills are amazing ~ love the napkins and the tablecloth. When do you find the time to do everything with school? :)

Have a blessed week!

Lynn Bean said...

You have a very lovely home. It looks so peaceful! Have a wonderful week.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful tour, Laura! You have captured the softer side of Fall beautifully! Love that Polish pottery, I have never seen any without some red in it and that is why I shied away. Love your confit pot too. GORGEOUS pastel topiaries, did you make them? Happy early Fall!!!!

Laura said...

So so pretty Laura!
I love the blues and your kitchen is amazing.
Enjoyed visiting:)

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je suis sous le charme... Vos photos sont très très belles et j'aime cette belle harmonie de bleu.

Gros bisous 🌸

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Laura I am with you with the pretty pops of blue. Your home looks so pretty and inviting. Really enjoyed your tour. Happy Fall!
XO Barbara

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Everything looks so pretty, and fresh, and clean!!!Makes me want a clean house and some baked goods and pumpkins!!

Lorrie said...

It's all very lovely, Laura. I love those confit pots!

lynn cockrell said...

Storybook Cottage is stunning in its Fall Adornment. The color palette you chose is wonderful with all the shades of blue, yellow and gold! Wow!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Hey Laura, I love your introduction of blue into your fall decor. it works so well with your decor. I wish I could put together my own napkins and tablecloth but sadly I am not much of a seamstress. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

Katie Mansfield said...

Hi, Laura. Squirrel! You crack me up. It is darling. You always put on such a great tour. I love that you featured the quilt top.
Love it all but I especially love the squirrels.

Carol said...

Your home looks beautiful, Laura! I adore the tiered are so clever! Lovely napkins and the tablerunner is so pretty!

Warm hugs,

Julie Reinwald said...

We could just move a few of those beautiful teal and green accessories into my home ;) Everything looks great, Laura!

Liz Hockamier said...

I just love the shades of teal! Yummy!

Tammy Mitchell said...

Laura this is gorgeous! I see you and I share a love for all things blue! Those blue pumpkins! I need them! :)

Christina Paul said...

Just lovely! Really like the touches of beautiful blues and charming little squirrel accents :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So pretty and feminine! Love your color choices for fall - it works beautifully in your home! Pinning away! :)

Heather SettingforFour said...

Love your home tour - it's all so cozy and inviting!! Need those blue pumpkins - gorgeous! Happy Fall!


Your home looks just wonderful, so pretty, cozy and inviting.. and yet not overdone with the Fall décor. Love your blue and white dishes too.
Love it ! Thanks for sharing.