Welcome to our 2015 Fall Home Tour!
I finally finished crafting, repurposing and upcycling my fall décor! Whew! Fall décor will adorn our home until after Thanksgiving so I’m telling myself it’s fine that I finished decorating before November.
There are quite a few ‘new’ additions this year as a result of my Frugal Fall Décor Collection.
Our tour will cover the kitchen, living room, dining room and den. Let’s begin in the kitchen, come on in.
This is our kitchen table where we eat most of our meals.
The dishes are part of my vintage Avon Cape Cod collection.
The floral dessert plates are part of a collection I’ve been working on for years. They remind me of a set of Dime store dishes my mother had when I was a small child.
For the centerpiece, I filled an antique dough bowl with faux fruits, corn and pinecones, keeping it simple.
The plaid napkins are favorites of mine which have never been used for their intended purpose because I love them so much in décor.
I picked up the glass amber leaf dishes from a thrift sale. I thought they would be great to use as butter dishes.
The leaf imprint rust color tablecloth was an after season clearance find.
All of the elements are part of a collection or have been thrifted for many years, nothing new. Use what you have is the common thread in my Frugal Fall Décor this year.
My vintage Thanksgiving round metal tray is a personal favorite among my fall décor. It’s always going to make an appearance somewhere in the kitchen or dining room. Our turkey gravy boat is too fun to only use for the real deal. Truthfully, he has never served gravy!
The elements of the candle were rounded up and include the vase, candle, popping corn and the wooden stand it sits on. I finished off the rustic look with jute twine.
Cookbooks are a fun addition to any fall kitchen décor especially when you select books related to the season. Don’t be distracted by the candy in the glass pumpkin! We love to spoil our grandchildren. Yep, that’s who gets all the candy.
Obviously I like to incorporate books from my collection in the fall kitchen décor. My favorite cookbooks are vintage which tend to have hard to find recipes and cooking tips.
The cute little Tiffany impersonator lamp was my Mom’s and I think it creates such a cozy glow nestled next to the vintage Mason and Le Parfait jars. The jars are home for butterscotch hard candies, suckers, almost all gone instant cappuccino, and peppermint candies.
What would fall be without Brazil nuts? They bring back fond childhood memories for me plus we love eating them!
The bar between the kitchen and living room has always been a coveted dining spot for the grandchildren. These cute pumpkin and sunflower placemats are perfect for the space. One of my favorite things is cloth napkins, I just love them! I really like folding them into fun shapes too. Those you see here actually match the tablecloth on the kitchen table where I chose to use plaid napkins instead. The cute pumpkin is a ceramic addition we picked up on vacation in the Smoky mountains last year.
A free Autumn printable from Pinterest, here found it’s way into our Frugal Fall Décor this year! Notice the Scentsy warmer above the frame. I absolutely love to burn Scentsy Pumpkin Marshmallow this time of year. This vignette sits next to the pumpkin placemats on the bar.
I made this pair of paisley pumpkins last year when I was first learning to sew. Ceramic leaf dishes are among my favorite fall décor items. They simply must hold some candy, right? My baby girl found the Thanksgiving story book among our children’s books and insisted it be on display to remind us of our American history.
The marble top end tables were inherited from my parents. Mom purchased them new so many years ago. I know they have dings and scratches but I love them just as they are right now. Our plaid coasters came from my Upcycle Plaid Shirts project, part of my Frugal Fall Décor Collection. Our little wagon is another thrift find filled with faux fall leaves also thrifted. Last year’s Thanksgiving issue from Southern Living is simply a must have addition to our usual roosting place!
Our Scarecrow Centerpiece was a Dollar Store project I shared on the blog last year. He really enjoys sitting atop the burlap covered curio cabinet nestled amongst the Pothos.
I’m in love with Velvet Pumpkins! I will be making more. They are really easy to make and you can find my tutorial HERE. They are also part of my Frugal Fall Décor Collection. My ‘new’ Velvet Pumpkins are spilling out of the horn-of-plenty on the dining room table.
Another new addition this year from my Frugal Fall Décor Collection is my Plaid Button up Shirt Envelope Pillow Covers. These are a really fun and frugal repurpose project. Plaid button up shirts are no longer safe around me!
Would you believe I created this cozy end table placemat from the sleeves of one of the plaid shirts? Go HERE to see the tutorial. It matches one of the cute envelope pillow covers.
We have two cats who love perching on the arms of the sofa. It was an aha moment when I realized I could make sofa arm covers as part of the Frugal Fall Décor collection while upcycling the plaid shirts. I love having matching accessories to the plaid envelope pillow covers.
Our ‘new’ Cornucopia Wreath is hanging over the mirror over the fireplace in the den. I repurposed most of my fall faux fruit into the wreath. Find all the details here. It’s an easy repurpose and Dollar store craft project.
Our fireplace décor and mantlescape is all part of this year’s Frugal Fall Décor Collection. The DIY No Sew Banner tutorial can be found here. The Dollar Store Copper vases and the Mod Podge napkin vase tutorials can all be found here in my Mod Podge & Heat Bond post.
The velvet pumpkin is perched atop a matching copper blanket on the vintage ladder back chair. The basket is overstuffed with purple plush blankets. Another vintage Mason jar holds a bouquet of fall flowers.
I shared our Home Remodel project recently which you can find here. We replaced all of the flooring in our home and repainted the interior. The den used to be a decorator red color. I do not miss those red walls!
Thank you for stopping by for a peek at our 2015 Fall Home Tour. We would be terrible hosts if we didn’t share a treat before you leave. Find our Santa’s Candy Sleigh treats here!
Find tons more ideas for a fun and cozy fall at my Fall Frolics, Food & Fun Board
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