So welcome to Day 1 of the All Things Home Fall Home Tour!!! Other bloggers that will have their homes open to you today are Nellie Bellie, The Rustic Pig, French Country Cottage and Town and Country Living. Tell them I sent you and they may make you a cup of coffee or something.
And then each day this week five other bloggers will show you their fall decor!!! The full list of participants is at the end of this extremely long post. Really, really long post, I tell you (so long that I am putting a "read more" thingie after the first photo or else my page would never, ever load on your computer).
Well, come on in. Don't be shy. No need to take your shoes off. The dogs never do.
Totally, not calling you a dog though. Just saying my dogs don't take their shoes off. OK, they don't own shoes, but you know . . .
Okie dokie now.
This entryway table is a fun place to put seasonal decor.
Today it holds a funeral basket filled with faux fall flowers. The last time you saw this basket was in the spring in my Silence Of The Lambs vignette (not as gory as it sounds).
One corner of the entryway holds part of my picnic basket collection. Yogie Bear loves my house!
I topped the baskets with my wooden toy barn that I showed you in my Dead People's Stuff post. (Are you getting the idea that I like fun titles?)
Going straight through the entryway is the living room.
If you look closely on the right hand side of the photo, you can see Sheba sleeping on the couch. With two dogs, it was practically impossible for me to take photos without someone's nose or butt in the shot.
Here's where I sit when I'm blogging.
Like right now. I'm sitting there writing this. I must be invisible. Or a ghost. A ghost writer!!!
The yellow spindly legged table beside the chair is one of my favorite auction finds.
As a matter of fact, if you are new here, you must know that the majority of the stuff in my house was found at thrift stores, estate sales and yard sales. I love a vintage vibe to my house and a cheap vintage vibe is even better.
I would love, love, love to have a real mantel to decorate, but, alas, we have a wood stove.
So when it's not in use, I pretend that it is a 200 year old mantel with ornate carvings.
All the stuff on top will have to go somewhere else in the next few weeks when we start firing this baby up.
Turning to the right, you will find the sofa and the lovely return air vent located so strategically above the sofa.
For years, I did nothing to this wall at all. That darn vent was stealing my mojo.
And then one day I had just had enough and decided to show the vent who was boss. If you are just going to sit there all ugly like that, then I'll just make you blend in. Hah!
To the right of that is the wall that leads back in to the entryway.
The repainted Goodwill buffet is a great place to display more stuff. Right now it's in its black mode getting ready for Halloween.
To the right of the entryway, (are you getting dizzy yet?) is the entryway into the kitchen area and the steps leading down to the lower level (aka basement).
Wow, my voice is getting hoarse from all this talking, so I think I'll let the kitchen photos speak for themselves, while I go get some OJ.
The orange juice did the trick, now on to the dining room. AKA the room that gets used twice a year.
I wanted to do something other than orange and brown fall decor in here, so I went with hydrangea, feathers and light neutral colors.
The centerpiece was made by taking three thrift store footed silver platters and stacking them on top of each other and then just wedging some fresh off the bush Limelight hydrangea between the platters. Some feathers from Hobby Lobby were thrown in for good measure.
The cabinet is my grandmother's and probably my most cherished possession. Of course, after my son. And my husband. But they're not actually "possessions", so yes, it's my most cherished possession!
Thrifted soup tureens, hedge apples and baby boo pumpkins make for an understated fall decor theme.
I could make up something fallish about the china dogs, but they are always there. I have a weird fascination with china dogs.
The top shelf has another tureen, this time with dried hydrangea in it.
Oh, I almost forgot about my new baby. How cool is my green portable Royal typewriter.
I bought that for myself for my birthday and it was an absolute steal at a antique mall. One day soon she'll have her own photo shoot and I'll go on and on about her, but until then I wanted to set her up in the dining room, because she goes so well with the hydrangea.
Well, that's all I got for you today. Now go on over to see some other bloggers'
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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