Welcome to this year’s Blue Cottage fall home tour!
I can’t wait to show you what I have come up with this year!
I added pictures of our porch since I published this post.
Blue Cottage Fall Home Tour 2017
Did you catch the “COTTAGE” sign over our door? I bought it at the Country Living Fair this year and put it up a few weeks ago.
If you check out my weekly link party, you might notice many of the items I’ve bought at yard sales and thrift stores over the years for just a few dollars for our Blue Cottage.
Can you spot some?
The storage cabinet in front of the window has been on the porch for a few years. I picked it up at a yard sale — I think it was given to me for free — and it holds gardening supplies.
It was dark brown and all scratched up as you can see in these pictures, and I finally painted it white last weekend.
While the paint was drying, I also painted my mother-in-laws rocking chair white.
She gave it to us a few years ago, and I knew I wanted to put in on the porch. I got rid of the large rattan storage piece to make space for it.
The leaves are just turning here in New York, but my hanging plants I bought at the start of the summer still have a lot of flowers.
I filled our lanterns again with faux fall leaves and pumpkins, like last year.
You can see that our hydrangeas have turned purple-beige since it got colder. They are huge this year and I plan to dry them again like I did last year.
If you want to know how I dry them in just three days, here is the post.
Do you remember when I added these “shutters” made out of vintage picket posts – with just Command strips exactly a year ago? They are still doing great.
It was a lot of fun to buy a few new things, to see what I wanted to reuse from my fall decor I already had, to style it, and photograph everything for this fall home tour.
Editing all the photos: not so much fun.
I took so many pictures.
Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. It gets a bit chilly, I get out the heavier duvet covers and my sweaters, and you just can’t beat all the fall foliage.
I already blogged about this cute pumpkin pillow.
Last year’s fall home tour theme was neutral with some blue and green, and I totally avoided orange.
The theme I went with this year is A Bit of Everything.
A little bit of rustic – I’ll show you the fun wooden cutlery I found in a second — a bit of white, blue, and a touch of orange.
I pulled out my favorite pumpkin painting my friend Kelly made for me a few years ago, bought a few little velvet pumpkins, and reused my gold pumpkins.
The “thankful” sign is new, and from HomeGoods.
I mixed some large real pumpkins with many fake ones.
Oh, and I also found these felted orange pumpkins at HomeGoods.
The placemats are from Kohls, and the blue in it gave me the idea to add my antique blue and white dishes from Germany to this year’s tablescape.
The white plates are from Pier 1, and the small plates are vintage.
Aren’t those little wire pumpkins the cutest? They are place card holders.
This is what the other side of our living room looks like.
Somehow I keep that ivy plant alive, and it keeps growing around the book shelf, so I’m just letting it do its thing.
I framed a vintage fall postcard and a little collage I created with some cardstock pieces.
There you go! I hope you enjoyed the tour of our Blue Cottage all decorated for fall.
What is your favorite part?
Once it gets closer to Halloween, I’ll redecorate a little bit for that.
But first I want to finish painting the storage cabinet on the porch…