Grateful Gatherings Blog Hop | Autumn Home Tour

As the temperature begins to drop, Autumn brings a new array of cozy delights to be excited and thankful for! It's a time when we prepare our homes for family gatherings and create a warm and cozy space to embrace the colder months ahead. I've teamed up with a group of wonderfully talented bloggers for the Grateful Blog Hop Home Tour, and we are going to share some amazing Fall decor with you! If you've joined me from Rhonda's blog, Hallstrom Home, welcome! I'm so happy you are here! Autumn to me means snuggled up under a warm, cozy blanket next to the fire, sweaters and boots, the smell of a yummy pumpkin spice candle, and of course PUMPKINS! If you read my last blog post {click here} you know that I have a little obsession with pumpkins...big or small, I'll take them all! 

Welcome...Y'all!

One of my favorite things about living in the south is the tradition of the "welcoming" front porch. The welcoming of family and friends customarily started out on the front porch. It is classically a social affair, where you are offered a seat and a cold glass of sweet tea or lemonade. I love to decorate my front porch for Fall as it's the first thing my guests see as I invite them to come in and sit a spell (for those of you not from the south, that means to come in and visit and take a load off your feet).

 

Autumn Blog Hop 2017
Autumn Blog Hop 2017
Autumn Blog Hop 2017

For late Fall, I decided to switch out the traditional fall colors that I had here. The inside of my home stays pretty neutral, and I decided to bring those neutral colors outside with cinderella and heirloom pumpkins, white mums, and a simple magnolia wreath. 

Autumn Blog Hop 2017
Autumn Blog Hop 2017

Take Your Shoes Off and Stay Awhile!

ENTRYWAY

My indoor fall tour begins at my entry and it is one of my favorite places to decorate. I like this space to look cozy and inviting as I welcome guests into my home. One of my favorite things to do is to decorate with old windows. In my entryway, they hang above my credenza and adorn my foyer ledge that is over 12ft. high. They are simple but elegant, and can be easily decorated from season to season.

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Fall Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

FORMAL LIVING and DINING ROOM

As you enter the foyer, my formal living room is on the right, and my dining room is on the left. The two columns that greet you as you enter the formal living room, made me fall in love with this house when we bought it years ago. When we redid the floors a couple years ago, they had to come down. I almost made the decision not to put them back up, but I'm so glad that we did!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

The dining room is always my favorite room to decorate. I love creating tablescapes. These adorable pumpkin plates from Pottery Barn where my color inspiration for this years autumn table...continuing the muted tones of orange, green, and white with the cinderella and heirloom pumpkins. The burlap table runner is also from Pottery Barn. The placemats and napkins came from the Target dollar spot, and the wood chargers from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

FAMILY ROOM and KITCHEN

At the end of the foyer, you walk into the family room, which is also open to the kitchen. This area is truly "the heart of our home" and where we spend most of our time. The family room is probably my favorite room to decorate. I like to keep it pretty neutral in here with soft colors. This space has a mixture of real and faux pumpkins. To add some simple fall touches, I have used lambs ear, cotton, and birch logs. I love my white tobacco basket and I get asked all the time if I painted it or if I found it that way. I actually found it like this, and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it! Also, how adorable is this "Pumpkin Patch" sign from Down Grace Lane!!!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

I added very simple fall touches to my kitchen. We eat most meals at this table, so I like to keep the tablescape here simple. For this tablescape, I stacked the pumpkins on top of a chippy window, added some terra cotta pots for dimension and trimmed it with lambs ear and hops. Then, on each side, I added a simple white candle on a wood riser. I also added a few small vignettes with pumpkins around the kitchen. Add a few pumpkins to any space...and VOILA...instant Fall!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

Corner Nook

Next, is this little corner nook that is tucked in between the living room and kitchen. Here I've added some neutral and rustic decor in shades of green and creams. In addition, you will find my favorite dough bowl, corbel, and scales adorned with, you guessed it...more pumpkins!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

MUDROOM

Last, up on the tour, is my little mudroom off of the garage and laundry room. This little space is so fun to decorate, but it's also the catch-all as everyone comes in from the garage. So, it will soon be filled with backpacks, jackets, and shoes.

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

Well there you have it, friends! I'm so grateful you joined me on this Autumn Home Tour! Now be sure to head on over to Jaclyn's blog, Fancy Pants Mommy Co., where you are sure to find LOTS more beautiful decor ideas! If you've missed any of my last Fall posts, I've linked them here:

~Give Me All the Pumpkins | Early Fall Tablescape

~Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please | Early Fall Home Tour

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Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins Please | Fall Home Tour

Happy Fall Y'all! I do have a love affair with this magnificent season. The crisp autumn leaves crunching under your boots, the smell of pumpkins in the air, sweatshirts and warm drinks, and the delicious colors nature paints for us. I love the warm days and cool nights, snuggling up with my love under a cozy blanket, cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers, and my favorite thing about fall is, of course, the PUMPKINS...big or small, I'll take them all! Now, I would love to have you follow along as I show you how I've added fall touches to my home!

Front Porch

I love decorating my front porch for fall! I usually pull out the traditional colors here and for my entryway, while the rest of my home stays pretty neutral. Here, I've placed a wreath on top of my urn with a pre-lit grapevine pumpkin from Pier 1, added some straw bales from Hobby Lobby, and an arrangement of pumpkins and gourds in different shapes and sizes.

Fall Hour Home
Fall Home Tour

Entryway

Like I said before, the entryway stays pretty traditional as I continue the hues of orange, yellow, and green inside. I like this space to look cozy and inviting as I welcome guests into my home. One of my favorite things to do is to decorate with old windows. In my entryway, they hang above my credenza and adorn my foyer ledge that is over 12ft. high. They are simple but elegant, and can be easily decorated from season to season.

Fall Home Tour
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour

Living Room

This room is probably my favorite room to decorate. I like to keep it pretty neutral in here with soft colors. This space has a mixture of real and faux pumpkins. Like I said...I LOVE them all, and I have never met a pumpkin I didn't like! To add some simple fall touches, I have used lambs ear, cotton, and birch logs. I love my white tobacco basket and I get asked all the time if I painted it or if I found it that way. I actually found it like this, and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it! Also, how adorable is this "Pumpkin Patch" sign from Down Grace Lane!!!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017
Autumn Home Tour 2017

I cozied up the living room with some fresh autumn pillows. I added an old vintage wire basket to my coffee table to hold my pumpkin and gourd harvest. Going to the pumpkin patch for me is the highlight of the fall season. It brings back fond childhood memories of going to pick out that special pumpkin. Of course, I wanted them all them, and I want them all now!

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Fall Home Tour

I recently chalk painted this old door that I found at a yard sale for $10 (SCORE!) and I'm so excited that I finished it in time to decorate for fall! Then, I added a simple magnolia wreath and a few fall touches to complete the space.

Autumn Home Tour 2017
Fall Home Tour

Corner Nook

Next, is this little corner nook that is tucked in between the living room and kitchen. Here I've added some neutral and rustic decor in shades of green and creams. In addition, you will find my favorite dough bowl, corbel, and scales adorned with, you guessed it...more pumpkins!

Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour

Kitchen

In the kitchen, I like to keep things simple with just a few fall touches. This includes a simple mirror on my kitchen table topped with my "light as a feather scale" and adorned with green hops and pumpkins, as well as, a few small vignettes in which I incorporated my metal kitchen scale, vintage seltzer bottles, and adorable hand sketched wooden spoons from Daisy Sunday.

Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour
Fall Home Tour

Dining Room

The dining room is by far my favorite room this year! Overall, the soft muted hues of blue, brown, and cream in these beautiful Autumn Bliss salad plates from Pier 1 were my color inspiration for my fall tablescape. To see how I created the "Give Me All the Pumpkins" fall tablescape from my previous post click {Here}!

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

Well, there you have it, friends!  Thank you for taking my fall home tour! I appreciate you stopping by! Make sure you also come say Hi on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook! *This post contains affiliate links.*

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“Give Me All the Pumpkins”-Fall Tablescape

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

"Give Me All the Pumpkins," please! Oh, Fall...how I LOVE You...let me count the ways: 1.) Hot chocolate 2.) Hayrides 3.) Autumn leaves 4.) Cozy sweaters 4.) Bonfires 5.) Pumpkin spice everything!🍂

I will admit, I have a little obsession with pumpkins...big or small, I'll take them all! I feel about pumpkins the way I feel about shoes, you can never have too many!

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my home is a neutral color palette with splashes of different hues of blues, browns, and soft muted colors. So, when I saw these adorable Autumn Bliss salad plates at Pier 1, it was love at first sight! They became my color inspiration for this years Fall tablescape. The gray dinner plates, wood chargers, and plaid napkins are also from Pier 1. The burlap table runner is from Pottery Barn. (*Sources are linked below*) I used a variety of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. To add depth and dimension, I placed some of the pumpkins on pedestals.

Give Me All the Pumpkins"

Ok, so you are probably asking where does she find all those pumpkins? Well, I will say it's an ongoing collection that I started years ago. They are from Michael's, Wal-Mart, Pier 1, Hobby Lobby, and local boutique and antique stores. I also love to chalk and spray paint pumpkins!

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

I needed some small bronze pumpkins to complete my vision, and of course, I couldn't find any. But, I found small orange pumpkins at Wal-Mart for $.98 and spray painted them with RUST-OLEUM flat burnished amber. I love the way they turned out! I'm telling you, I love me some spray paint!

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

Once I had all the pumpkins in place, I added faux lambs ear and hops for filler. I cut them to fit the space I needed. Don't be afraid to cut filler off their stems! It's easier to work with and to achieve the look that you are going for.

"Give Me All the Pumpkins"
"Give Me All the Pumpkins"

Thank you for stopping by the blog and I hope you have a wonderful Fall season! Make sure you come say Hi over on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest where I will be sharing more fall decor.  XO, Pollie

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Simple Summer Tablescape

Pollie's Place Simple Summer Tablescape

Summer is the best time of the year to entertain, but that does not mean setting a great table has to be a lot of work. My goal is to set a simple summer tablescape that can easily be added to for different occasions and holidays. Summer, to me, is all about "easy!" My favorite way to tablescape in the summer is to use white dishes with natural accents. I also try to buy accent pieces that are versatile and can be used for multiple seasons. Mixing neutral shades with a few floral accents is the perfect way to bring timeless elegance to your summer table. Plus, it looks superbly fresh and delightful.

simple summer tablescape
simple summer tablescape
simple summer tablescape
simple summer tablescape

For this simple summer tablescape, I've chosen a neutral color palette. The timeless look of ivory, tan, white, beige, and grey will never go out of style. Here, I started with the Nubby Table Runner from Pottery Barn. It is woven by hand from purely natural fibers and brings warm style to every meal. Also, how amazing are these lemon leaves placemats from Pier 1! They are definitely a conversation starter and make the table seem fresher and more alive. The greenery really pops against the neutral color palette.

simple summer tablescape
pier 1 magnolia napkin ring
pier 1 linen napkin

I fell in love with these Magnolia Napkin Rings and Gratitude Script Napkins from Pier 1. The wood chargers are from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and the elegant scalloped plates are from Target. I might have a little obsession with white dishes! There is nothing more practical as a white dinner plate for both entertaining and every day use. Have you ever noticed how your food looks served on a white plate verses a dark plate or one with patterns? {Give me "all the white dishes!" Who is with me?}

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simple summer tablescape
Cremone pier 1 cabinet

Sharing a few more photos of the dining room below. For me, the "icing on the cake" for this room is the Calhoun 6-light Candle Chandelier. I highly recommend this chandelier, whether, your style is farmhouse or french country. It's beautiful and unique with a touch of rustic charm. You can use Candelabra Bulbs or Edison Bulbs, as I have here.

Calhoun Chandelier
Calhoun Chandelier
Magnolia Wreath

Magnolia Wreath and Gather sign are from Magnolia Market and the arched window is from Magnolia Home.

simple summer tablescape

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me! Don't forget to come say Hi over on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!

 

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