Fall Home Tour 2017

Fall is a season of change where we prepare to spend more time with our families, watch the weather get cooler, cozy up in our warm home, and enjoy the bounties of our labors. 

sunflower and cotton stem floral arrangement

Well, hello there! Welcome to my home! We’ve been pretty quiet around our blog this summer with all the activities going on and to be honest we just needed a small break to renew. I think it’s important to do that some times and now we are ready to share some fun new posts along with some exciting changes including a new look. We hope you stay tuned.

I am part of an amazing Fall Home Tour and am so grateful for Angelina of Peonies and Orange Blossoms for getting me off my backside, getting me ready for Fall and back on the blog. Be sure to read to the bottom to find links to the other awesome blogs participating.

Fall, to me, is more than pretty decorations and pumpkins….it’s more of a time to prepare for exciting things to come like the holidays, family time, creating a cozy atmosphere and preserving and preparing hardy, stick to your ribs, food that will help keep you warm during the cold months. Here’s are a few things I like to do. 

Big Front Porch

On a little side note…..I’m here to tell you that dreams do come true. Home and family are what my life is all about and I have always dreamed of a large family and a warm inviting home to care for them in. We moved into this amazing farmhouse a little over a year ago that is everything I had ever hoped to have. 

I like to sit outside on my porch and observe all the changes taking place and the beauties of the world we live in. I also take this time to prepare the outside areas for colder and wet days to come.

Porch swing and rocking chair

And, of course, add a few fall touches.

pumpkins and door wreaths

fall front door

fall doors

Inside I bring out the warm throws, restock the firewood, and create a cozy feeling.

living area ready for fall

thermos with fall leaves

I try to keep the seasonal decor easy and use things I already have.

farmhouse home

fun farmhouse decor

I like to add fun and playful touches so our home feels lived in and where everything can be touched and enjoyed. With a large family it’s got to be durable.

farmhouse furniture and wall decor

sitting area

window seat

I also like to prepare for family gatherings and the all important Thanksgiving. Getting the dishes out and preparing the table is the best because I know there will be family around it soon.

farmhouse table

fall tablescape

fall table scape

I used a piece of plaid flannel fabric for a table cover.

country kitchen

It’s true when they say the kitchen is the heart of the home. I love creating yummy recipes with my family gathered around.

kitchen tour

Hearty soups, breads, and pies are the food of Fall in our house.

yummy fall food

Canning fruit is another favorite of mine. It’s not necessarily the work involved, but just looking at it afterwards and knowing I did that. 

bottled peaches

And I’ve got to have treats all around to munch on.

fall treats

Well, that pretty much covers our home tour. Now I’m ready for my family to come and enjoy it with us. 

Cozy Farmhouse

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fall home tour 2017

Here are the other home tours I promised you. They are a must see and so inspiring.

Monday
 
 
Tuesday
 
 
Wednesday
 
 
Thursday
 
 
Friday
 

 

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. I love your beautiful double doors painted in the pretty autumnal color. What a way to invite guests into your home! Your home looks so cozy and inviting and I love how open it is. I am sure that you spend a lot of time in the fall and winter enjoying that pretty fireplace. I’m so much enjoying visiting everyone on the tour this week!

  2. I love your porch – that rocking chair looks like a nice way to spend a warmer Fall evening in!! Your house looks lovely decorated for Fall! Thanks for joining the home tours!

  3. Oh wow! How cozy and inviting! I love how your plaid runner pops against your gorgeous red island!!! Beautiful Fall home tour!

  4. Your home itself it so large and spectacular. The beams, the woodwork and the country kitchen are all stunning. The peaches on the counter, the plaid runners are so pretty. Its really a stunning for fall.

  5. Your porch is absolutely dreamy! I love your home. It’s so warm and cozy.

  6. Dru, the front porch has just the right mix of wood stains. and the window seats are calling me! (oh, and the pistachios) ūüôā

  7. I’m so jealous of your front porch! I can imagine sitting out there and watching the world go by. And, what a great idea to use a piece of flannel fabric for your table cover! Everything looks beautiful!

  8. Hi Dru…I LOVE your front porch and the double entry doors. They are beautiful! I think I would get so comfortable sitting out there that I would never get to decorating the rest of the house ūüôā

  9. Wow. I’m in awe of your gorgeous home. That porch…. is just perfect, and I love all the touches of orange that you scattered around. What an amazing space.

  10. Dru, your home is simply stunning!! The front porch is breathtaking!! I would love to curl up on the porch swing with a good book & glass of lemonade! All of the touches of fall make it so warm and inviting!

  11. I don’t even know where to begin! your house is amazing! It has a fabulous woodsy – cabin feel! The kitchen cabinets are fantastic and I love the pops of red! Where you found a red pumpkin, I’ll never guess! The Thermos Vase is genius! Your decor is so warm and speaks to classic Fall fabulosity! Thanks for welcoming us all in!
    Jeannee

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