It’s that time.
The much promised fall home tour is finally here.
I’m so happy that you are here.
Mostly because nothing says happy fall like a fancy rhinestone necklace and leopard heels.
(total aside: have you ever seen anyone so happy to open a door in your whole life).
Before we begin….I have to tell you true.
I’m just getting started on this whole fall thing.
This is only the very beginning of fall inspiration and fall projects and fall recipes and some amazing photos I’m working on of fall in the country.
And to kick off the season I wanted to share a few of the rooms I’ve been working on.
(total aside: if this is your first time visiting there is always, always an And).
And I was listing off all the reasons why I love fall.
After I made the list….I realized most of them are related to living in the country. And I wondered if you lived in the city or a suburb or even another country….would your list look a little differently?
So here’s the thing.
I would love to hear what your favorite thing about fall is….from your corner of this big wide amazing world that we all live in.
And if you’ll tell me yours…..
…I’ll tell you mine.
1. I love the way fall smells.
And bonfires burning.
And fresh pumpkin pie out of the oven and cinnamon and wool sweaters and spicy pine….
….and the smell of twilight.
2. I love the exact day when you can feel the weather start to turn.
You know….when it’s sunny and crisp and bright….but the air is cool and clear with just a hint of fall.
My grandmother used to call it sweater weather.
3. Warm plaid blankets
When the sun sets early and it’s dark and the fire is crackling in the fireplace….nothing is better than a warm blanket.
Here’s the part where I should tell you about a good book.
But mostly I’m just watching the Hallmark Channel.
Not the kind you stamp.
Or the kind you eat with.
The game you play.
Games and games and games of spoons…..
….with extra buttered popcorn and hot chocolate.
5. The winding curve right before you get to our house
It’s a country road that winds around and around.
And when fall arrives….the colors of the leaves will almost take your breath away.
6. The way the wind blows through the trees
In the afternoons I sit on our screened-in porch with sweet tea and a really good magazine.
I love the sound that the wind makes when it tosses the leaves and blows them across the grass.
7. A candle with a wood wick
Have you ever heard a candle with a wood wick?
It sounds like a fire crackling.
And it sounds even better if it smells like pumpkin spice.
8. Farmer’s markets
In the country there is a farmer’s market on every corner.
And they sell mums by the bucketful.
And yards and yards of pumpkins in every color and shape and size.
9. Dried hydrangea
I could include all the fall decor you can use for free.
But dried hydrangea are my favorite.
They dry in the prettiest colors and are perfect for wreaths and centerpieces and tucking into a garland.
10. Fall decorating and giggles
All this decorating came with an opinion from the helpers who live here.
Opinions on fall decor sprinkled with laughter.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
And in fall fashion news….here’s what all the fall decorators are wearing these days.
And the best part.
She told me this was 1950’s style.
Donna Reed eat your heart out.
PS Now what’s your favorite thing about fall?
To start the tour from the beginning….click here.
And be sure and stop by the next house on the tour….my awesome, wonderful, incredible friend Jessica from Four Generations One Roof.
PPS Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for joining us on the tour.
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