October 5, 2016

Bloggers Seasonal Harvest Tour

Welcome to my home.

If this is your first time here I want to extend a very warm southern welcome to you. I am thrilled that you stopped by to visit.

I also want to thank Brenda from Cozy Little House for creating our "thankful" home tour. We are all so very thankful for our readers, (who become our friends over time.)

While we may be in the upper south, out culture is very much southern. We love to welcome folks into our homes and share our hospitality.

Please come on in for the Seasonal Harvest Tour of my house. I believe the first thing you will notice is that I love color! 

Let me share a few of the fall touches that I have added to my home this fall season. My tour has a collection of this and that from around my home. 

I hope you see an idea or two that you like and can use in your home. 

I love beautiful décor, but I like to keep things simple and easy. I also like to show you that you need not spend to a fortune to have pretty décor.

We will begin at my front door with my welcome basket. The flowers are a bush from HL a few years ago. I simply put the bush down inside my basket and made a huge burlap blow for a finishing touch.

When you enter our home the dining room and parlor are situated on the right and left, reminiscent of a traditional colonial split hall floor plan.

This photo shows the parlor/living room/mama cave from the dining room. (The petite living room is my mama cave outfitted with a small tv and music source.) 

Now, to the dining room. I always have a centerpiece on the dining room table. I chose ironstone and crackle candlesticks this week as I created a buffet table.  The berry wreathes around the candles are from HL. 

Today I am showing you how I set up a buffet table, since that is usually how I serve food. 

I used a roll of brown craft paper to create a runner...and to protect my table's finish from the rough bottoms of the ironstone platters. 

I like to place my buffet table platters and bowls the night before I have company. It's kind of a dress rehearsal. :-)

I added an oversized faux pumpkin for a touch of color to my otherwise neutral tablescape. 

I elevated my tureen by placing it onto a cake platter. Varying heights is important to a table setting. Cake plates are for more than serving cake or cupcakes. :-) 

Turning to the parlor across the entry hall, I have just a few simple touches of fall. A large basket of faux pumpkins is the biggest splash of fall color. It spills into the front entry. 

I have a very petite parlor in my house, so I keep the seasonal details somewhat limited so as not to consume too much visual space. 

The entries to both the parlor and dining room are set off by white colonial columns. I love them because they remind me of the large veranda columns we had at our large house in the country. (For those of you who are here for the first time...we downsized a few years ago.) 

I love to use sunflowers in the fall. They work so well with my blue and white china pieces, as well as the gold pillows on the sofa. I love love love pillows. I am a self admitted pillow hoarder.

A platter of velvet pumpkins adds a colorful fall touch also. I just love color!

Blue and white china can almost be a neutral. So many colors look great with it...and orange is a winner for fall.

This fall arrangement moves around my house, but it is usually found here in the parlor on top of the blockfront chest. I purchased it at a Shakertown Ky art festival from a Tennessee floral artist. It is a combination of natural elements as well as some faux. 

I added a few natural elements to a brass bowl sitting on my pie crust table.

This wraps up the fall tour of my parlor and dining room. But here are a few more ideas from around my house.

 I add touches here and there. 

This fall tablescape in the kitchen was on a recent blog hop.

This big sparkly pumpkin has been a hit this year. I keep moving it all around the house!  :-)

After using my pumpkin on the kitchen table, I tried elevating it in a brass bowl. Several of you commented about it when I had it in a previous post

This is a fun fall centerpiece...I used every small pumpkin I had in making this one. ha!

This year I tried my hand at some fun pumpkin painting with chalk paint (Waverly.) It was fun...and I believe I like the way they turned out. Click here if you want to read that post. 

I found three gold ceramic pumpkins that followed me home a couple of weeks ago. I have tried them here and there to find just the right spot. They have danced into the parlor since this picture was taken. Click here.

I hope you see an idea or two that you can use in your home as you decorate to welcome friends and family for the season. 

I have much more to share with you as we go through fall, so please come back when you can, or subscribe to get my posts by email and never miss anything. :-)  I would love it if you would. 

Please visit the other bloggers participating in our Seasonal Harvest Tour. (See the schedule and links below.) Many thanks to Brenda from Cozy Little House for organizing the harvest tour. 

Here are a few of my previous fall posts just in case you would like to read more... :-)

Please visit the other blogs on the Seasonal Harvest Tour! 
Each is so creatively different.
Note: Links will go live on the day listed.

Monday Oct 3

Tuesday Oct4

Wednesday Oct 5

Friday Oct 7

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. I am so thankful you took a few minutes out of your day to spend with me. Do drop by again when you can! 

Sharing my posts with these blog parties...     
Ms Toody Goo Shoes
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
My Heart Lives Here, Social Monday
Botanic Blue, Social Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (wed p.m.)
Marilyn’s Treats, Thursday Favorite Things Party
Blue Sky Kitchen, Inspired Design Link Party
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday

Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday 
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party
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My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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