Autumn on the hill

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Its early October and It’s starting to look like Fall.

Even though some of the leaves are turning red, some of the flowers are still holding on.

By the middle of November, the trees will be bare and it will be turning towards winter around here.

Lets enjoy the view while we have it, shall we….

These are some shots from the yard on yesterday’s cloudy day.

The top photo is part of the view from my Kitchen window ( shown here).

This next one is our back yard, or I should say, our dog’s back yard.

The metal sign on the fence is from Terrain. We actually have one of the two stores here, but this is the online.

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Some of the florals around the place;

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And this is part of the view from my living room window ( shown here) . The sun rises on this side of the house, so if you are an early bird, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise everyday.

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How are things looking where you live?

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Autumn on the porch

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Well, it’s Fall.

I know this is a lot of people’s favorite season and I am excited for you to enjoy it!

I have already shared some of the seasonal touches around the inside of our house (some have been updated already, of course) and today I am showing a little outdoor porch space that’s dressed for fall too. This is actually a side porch on the house. Keeping in our style, it’s super casual.

I just pulled things from around the house, like a wooden bowl with apples and linens, as well as a lantern I recently gave a fresh coat of paint, etc….and put them on an old potting bench, I bought locally this past spring.

I also wrapped  some leaves around a grapevine wreath and hung it on the door (this house was built in the 50s, that door weighs as a much as I do, and has a Dutch door behind it).

And I bought some seasonal flowers.

Done.

If you are looking for low cost, low time commitment seasonal sprucing up, then this is for you. You don’t have to be a decorator, have a ton of disposable income, or even lots of free time. Just some simple touches will do.

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Oh, and this is Bubba Gump, our rescued Chihuahua.

He loves sitting on this porch & insisted on being in the pictures (even though he doesn’t like the sound of the camera).

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Touches of fall

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Things are already starting to fall from the trees up here on the hill. It won’t be long before the leaves start to change colors and come down as well. And pumpkins are being sold at the farmers markets, making it hard to resist getting a start on a little change of decor.

This time last year, we were in the process of moving, so when I pulled my things down from the attic, there wasn’t much to work with. I needed to get creative.

This Fall, for the kitchen table centerpiece, I wanted something large.

I have had this lantern for years, but it has always been used outside on one porch or another. It was really beat up, & a bit rusty and dirty from sitting out in all kinds of weather. I took it apart, cleaned it up and gave it a fresh coat of spray paint. Now, it’s like new again.

Perfect.

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To fill up the tray, I used hydrangeas I dried this summer, some bits of the fall leaves & what nots I did have, and some cardboard pumpkins that I bought at the craft store for about $1 each, then spray painted white. A centerpiece for just a couple of dollars.

For the wall, I made an attempt at drawing a pumpkin on a chalk board….

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The credenza got a new lamp (just because it was time) and a simple display of pumpkins. Some real, some with a faux vintage look. I picked them up at last weekends Barn Market.

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The Den got a few touches as well. A foam orange pumpkin that I already had, got painted white with Annie Sloan paint. And a few other elements were added to keep the look more neutral in this room.

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The living room got pops of the oranges & reds that dominate the Autumn season. It feels super cozy when I get the warm, scented candles burning too.

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I really wanted a pillow for the season (I love me some pillows), so I pulled a small white linen cover that I wasn’t using out of the closet, and stenciled it.  I just used tape for a straight line & a fine point sharpie.. Really easy & free.

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The apples on the fireplace mantel were replaced with small pumpkins.

I wasn’t looking for glitter pumpkins, but that was all I could find in the size I needed. A little bit glam for me, but I like them anyway.

I also stuck some Bittersweet berry branches in my willow wreath.

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My boxwood wreath on the hutch was replaced with an old front door wreath I already had.

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I stenciled another pillow for a chair in the kitchen. It’s not fancy, but it’s festive!

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And the hall bathroom got a small touch of its own on the window ledge.

Silk leaves tied to mason jars, filled with acorns. Super simple.

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So those are my first Fall pieces for the house. I hope you enjoyed them. And I hope this helps get the folks like me, who are dreading the winter, to get in the spirit and look forward to the few months of Autumn ahead.

Karen

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