My Fall Home Tour

As much as I love Christmas, I'm in no rush to bring the tree and boxes down from the attic.  I love the Thanksgiving season and I like to take this time to stop and reflect on all of God's many blessings on me and my family.  As a country, I'm feeling especially thankful this year as well.

A couple of years ago, Scott and I started hosting our families for Thanksgiving lunch.  Those who can't make it for lunch, come later in the day and we enjoy leftovers for supper, followed by a fire and lots of marshmallow roasting outside.

In a time when the formal dining room seems to be losing its place, I love having that special space in my home to decorate for holidays and special occasions. 

The dining room and breakfast area are open to each other in my home and provide a great space to feed a large group.  I also set up a table in the living room with extra seating to accommodate even larger groups.  Each table is decorated for the season, but the dining room is usually a little more festive with the formal red walls.

When you walk through the front door into the small foyer, you'll always find this piece decorated for the season or holiday.

Our stone fireplace and log mantel in the living room is my favorite feature in our home. Needless to say, I enjoy using this space to decorate for the holidays as well.

I've got a cute little pie safe in my kitchen that I repainted over the summer.  I'm loving how everything stands out now against the lighter background!  This space is also transformed for every holiday or season. 

A simple centerpiece for the kitchen table....

When we repainted the kitchen this summer, Scott also added these decorative shelves for me on the wall at the end of the bar.  I'm loving them so much!  I haven't swapped out most of what was on there yet....just added a couple of small pumpkins for the fall season.

To me, it's the little things that make a house a home.  Whether you're decorating for a holiday or just keeping seasonal decor out, take the time to think about those small pieces that make your house feel homey.  Even a little straw squirrel and a pumpkin added to a fruit tray makes a great vignette.  

I"ll be busy this week finishing up my work for the month.  Early the following week will be all about cleaning house, cooking, and preparing for a great Thanksgiving Day visiting with my family and making memories.  So I'll go ahead and take this time to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We truly do have so much to be thankful for!

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