Monday, October 5, 2015

~Autumn's Nature on the Porch~

Autumn is sure putting on a beautiful show for us this year.  So many different colors in the leaves on the trees, berries on the bushes and in the produce growing in the garden as well.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

We were able to work on some projects around our property this Summer, one of which was painting the exterior of our house.  This was a big one to mark off the list and I chose to go with the classic farmhouse color of ...white.  I love how it turned out and when putting everything back onto the front porch, I decided it needed a new look.  As in the inside of my home, I'm liking a simpler look with not as much stuff sitting around. 

These rose hips growing along the driveway are a nice added touch of color with their orange berries that will turn more red in Winter.  I'm hoping to share more of my porch with you now that all the touch up painting is finished and I painted the front door a lovely charcoal grey color this weekend. 

Have a wonderful week.  We are still enjoying warmer sunny weather which I will be soaking up because it looks like rain is on it's way!

Friday, September 25, 2015

~Farmhouse Friday Fall Favorites~

Fall has arrived in all it's glory with crisp evenings and warm sunny days with some of the leaves starting to change color.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

It's still a little early in the season for me to put out too many pumpkins(although my cinderella pumpkins out in the garden look ready to pick soon) so I foraged our property and found some pretty yellows to add to my home for this month's Farmhouse Friday with leaves, sunflowers and even some pears from one of our trees.

I did purchase this beautiful white mum along with one white pumpkin the other day both of which will eventually go out on the porch. 

These yellows add a nice pop of color to all my whites in this room and look nice added in with my brown transfer ware dishes as well.

I remembered I had this pear oil painting my Mom did for me a few years ago and added it to the blue cupboard in the living room along with these leaves and Asian pears she gave me. 

And one more yellow bloom still left in the garden are these Black Eyed Susans to add a little cheer when you walk in the door to the laundry room.  

You can also see more of my home decorated for early Fall HERE.

Now that October is fast approaching I might start adding more pumpkins around.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a nice weekend planned.  Much of mine will be spent with my girls as it is Homecoming with one of them on the court so there is an assembly, parade, game and dance. Wish me luck.......hahaha!

Please take a moment to check out these lovely ladies Fall posts.

                    Buckets of Burlap  ~  Town and Country  ~  Stone Gable    
                          The Everyday Home  ~  House of Hawthornes

Thursday, September 17, 2015

~Fall Home Tour~

I'm excited to be joining some other bloggers today for a Fall Home Tour that has been graciously organized by Brenda at Cozy Little House .

Welcome to my home as I'm the first stop on today's tours.  I will be listing all the other participants for today at the end of my post as well as a list of the other days so you can really get inspired to start decorating for the season. We recently painted the outside of our home and at the time I took this photo everything had been removed from the porch.  I'm liking simplicity right now so have decided to completely rearrange everything so hopefully I can share that with you later this month.  I still have to paint the door but am still trying to decide on what color of grey I want to use.

As you walk in the front door there are french doors to the right that open up into the dining room.  All my decor for this early Fall tour has been kept simple and consists of not only items from nature, but also items I already had so I didn't spend a dime. I wanted to show you that decorating for the seasons doesn't have to cost much if you look around and use what you have on hand.

All that was added to this room is some branches with berries and apples from one of our trees nestled in an ironstone bowl.  This tree is only a couple years old so doesn't produce too many apples yet, but they are beautiful and taste delicious.

Walking from the dining room into the kitchen/breakfast area looks like this with some viney maple leaves that are starting to turn color in an urn.  I also recently bought some of these bistro chairs from World Market.  I've been wanting to replace the chairs I had before even though I still love them because they were old to begin with and after 12 years of more wear and tear they were getting pretty wobbly and I like to have sturdy chairs when we have friends and family over.  I love the look of these and I waited all Summer until they went on sale and  I had a 20% off coupon.  

Still  keeping it simple with some hydrangeas from my yard on the table and more of those luscious apples.  I will be adding more as the season goes on and there are more natural items to use like some cinderella pumpkins and gourds growing in my garden.  

Aren't these hydrangeas beautiful right now.  I love how these ones change color as Summer comes to an end.

Up the stairs and into my bedroom more leaves are placed inside the trophies on either side my bed along with a plaid blanket that I've had for a couple years added to the bedding, some candles along with extra blankets for those nights that are getting colder. 

Once again, simplicity is what I'm liking this time of year yet you know that it is Fall by the simple touches I have used.  I always get out all my candles and set around the house to enjoy as well. 

Back down the stairs and you will enter the living room where another plaid blanket is placed on the sofa and a couple more items added to the blue cupboard in the corner.

I was at my Mom and Dad's right before I took these photos and noticed she had a bush with different colored leaves than mine and thought they would look great in this cupboard and also brought home some Aisian pears from their tree to display in this French cafe au lait bowl.........and of coarse to eat. They are so good! 

Well that wraps up the tour for now, but I hope you will stop back by as I will be adding more as the season progresses.

Next up on the tour is Janet from Shabby FuFu and I can't wait to see what she has to share as I really love her style and purchased the French yogurt jars and carrier from her that sit on top of my blue cupboard.

Here is a list of the other ladies sharing today:

September 17th...

And the previous participants are:
  September 15th...

September 16th...

Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see all these lovely ladies homes!
September 18th...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

~End of Summer Blooms~

Summer is coming to an end even though we have had hot weather the last few days, the nights are getting chillier and some of the foliage in the garden is starting to change over to Autumn. 

This tall variety of Verbena grows like crazy out in our garden and easily reseeds itself.

It seems that purple is the color of choice at my house in the late Summer with alysum and asters blooming abundantly as well.  I will miss stepping outside with clippers in hand to walk around my property and make bouquets from whatever is in bloom at the time.     

Autumn will still provide me with greenery in the form of  sunflowers, berries and leaves so stop by next week where I will be joining other bloggers in a home tour sharing how I decorate for the beginning of the new season.  

Have a lovely weekend!