Happy fall, everyone! If you’re coming from one of the other stops on the Designed for Fall Home Tour, welcome!! I’m so happy you’re here and I’m thrilled to be participating in this tour with so many talented bloggers! Not only are there gorgeous homes to look at, but if you hang in until the end of this post, there’s also a fun giveaway from Charlie and Ella, and an exciting announcement!
If this is your first time visiting, let me introduce myself. I’m Amy; my family and I live in a small, rural community in the Arizona desert. We’re slowly adding farmhouse flair to our cookie-cutter tract home; personalizing it on a teeny, tiny budget. There’s still a lot left to do, but we’re getting there, one DIY project at a time.
Fall arrives slowly here in the desert, but it’s my favorite season so I try to enjoy it as long as possible. I usually bring out the pumpkins mid-August, but I’ve been busy with a super fun and exciting new venture (stay tuned for the announcement at the end of this post), so the pumpkins have literally just made their seasonal debut. And, if we’re being honest, they’ll probably still be here through Christmas!
As I’ve mentioned, life has been hectic, and as much as I love the vibrant hues of Autumn, my soul is craving calm, muted colors to carry me through the upcoming busy holiday season. The entryway didn’t change too much, I simply traded out the spring/summer accents for some wheat, pumpkins, and a basket of cozy blankets. Nothing says “welcome fall” better than a pile of blankets! This entryway works hard for my little family and it’s rarely this tidy, so I’m glad I have the pictures to remind me of its “better days”.
The entryway opens into the family room. It didn’t take much to cozy up the sofa; a chunky knit blanket, some neutral toned pillows, and a small, fury pup is all this space needed (he just looked so comfy, I couldn’t stand to wake him. Seriously, look at that chubby little guy)!
The Mister and I built this vintage inspired screen (tutorial coming soon), and created a fun gallery wall using a scrap wood initial, handmade wreath, painted sign, and farmhouse dustpan-turned-planter. And that ladder? We made that, too. A vintage olive bucket and some fun little pumpkins add more fall touches to this area. The dining room is always so fun to decorate for the seasons! My daughter, a.k.a. the artist, gets recruited to create the seasonal chalkboard art (you can see last fall’s artwork here). She found this scripture on Pinterest, then whipped up some pumpkins and vines to jazz it up.
The table centerpiece is basically a pile of mostly faux, painted pumpkins on top of a seeded eucalyptus table runner (which was totally worth the midnight stroll in the park with a pair of garden shears…. shhhhhh)!
The buffet table was the perfect spot for a breakfast and coffee bar. Hmmmm…. looks like someone likes her carbs! How fun are those rustic, farmhouse serving pieces?
And this farmhouse mug rack? Yes, please! Vintage crates and metal bins coral the wine bottles and ironstone dishes.
One more shot of that centerpiece… And now I interrupt this program to bring you an important announcement!
That fun new venture I mentioned earlier in the post? After much hard work and determination, I’m sooooo excited to share that my sister and I have partnered in opening our very own online store! Vintage Farmhouse Finds will be launching mid-October! Our shop’s name says it all – we’ll be offering vintage and vintage inspired farmhouse decor. Some of our items will be handmade (like the wreaths featured throughout this post), some will be genuine one-of-a-kind “finds” we’ve picked up while junkin’ (olive buckets, crates, ironstone dishes) and some will be new, vintage inspired pieces, like the mug rack, cake stand and glass cloche seen in this post. We have some big plans for this little shop, and we can’t wait to share more with you, but in the meantime we invite you to follow the shop’s progress on Instagram. If you’d like to receive exclusive pre-launch discounts, please send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll send you coupons and updates in the very near future. Now back to your regularly scheduled program…
Whew, it feels soooo good to finally share that with you! And you know what else I want to share with you? More amazing fall home tours! Please stop by and visit my friends; their homes are beautiful and they’ve been working hard on posts and projects to inspire you this fall! And don’t forget to enter to win a hand painted wooden sign from Charlie and Ella!
Seeking Lavender Lane
The Honeycomb Home
Just Call Me Homegirl
The Tale Of An Ugly House
Little House Of Four
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