On one end of the porch near what is the front door of the house, but the lesser used door, I have a bench I painted adorned with cozy pillows, a pane-less window I found already in that amazing teal color, crates with mums, a tree stump and pumpkin, and a little buffet we use to store our watering cans. Above that hangs a mirror which I wrote on with dry erase marker, “Enter if you dare”.
On the corner of the porch sits and old chair I painted blue with a Fall kale in what once was its seat. I’ve also draped our crazy out of control tomato plant on it. Another stump sits at its side, with a petite pumpkin my daughter selected and a little fairy house.
The other side of our porch is where we like to sit and eat when the weather allows. Pardon the hula hoop in the background. Kids live and play here.
I’ve set the table with a plaid throw from a thrift shop, fiesta plates with side plates from Homegoods several years back, vintage glasses handpainted with owls, a rusty metal pumpkin candle holder which holds our necessary citronella candle. It’s a cozy space to sit and eat.
Our porch table is actually an antique oak library table, and we have added a set of 4 milk painted vintage church chairs, and a pair of original paint planked bottom chairs.
The side door is the door we most often use and it enters into our kitchen. Charlie, our 13.5 year old beagle is there to welcome you.
This island has not yet been shared on the blog, but my neighbor custom built it for me and I finished it. A bottle of good red wine is a Fall staple, as well as a bowl of red apples.
We have several chalkboards in our home and I love to write thoughtful quotes on them.
The kitchen opens into the dining room, which is the one place inside our home where I have some creepier decor.
More on the sideboard vignette will be coming tomorrow.
The centerpiece I created by dipping and gilding mini pumpkins.
I love bringing nature in at all times of year but especially Fall. My mantle shows that off well, but also has a slight touch of Halloween.
My bookcases are also somewhat styled for Fall with antlers I found at a flea market and brass animals galore.
Thank you so much for visiting today and taking the tour!
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