September 2017 archive

2017 Fall Dining Room Tour

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As you might know, this week I’m participating in the Fall 2017 Home Tour along with 29 other bloggers.  My full home tour will be live on Friday, but today, I wanted to kick off my home tour with a look at my dining room in order to give you some ideas and inspiration for non-traditional Fall decorating!



This year for my Fall dining room tablescape, I had my heart set on copper Moscow Mule mugs.  I have no idea why but it just seemed like a beautiful element for a Fall tablescape and one I hadn’t used before!  From there, I decided I needed other shades of pink, contrasted with the silvery sage of seeded Eucalyptus leaves.  And so, my plan for the Fall dining room slowly came together.


For those of you that have been readers for a while, you might notice a few minor changes in this room.  At one time, I added crystals to my chandelier to give it more of a French look.  Not long ago, I decided to swap out the crystals for beads in order to give it more of a Farmhouse look {in keeping with the current trend.  More on trends HERE.}  I also swapped out my Target rug for this one from HomeGoods, which is almost the same except that it has more of a gray-blue instead of a green-blue.


Lastly, I changed out the design on the backs of my chairs to this design with the letter “M’ for our last name.  These decals were purchased from Stone Creek Wall Decals and were an inexpensive and easy way to change the look of the chairs!


Now, back to the tablescape. I started with the most wonderful white, ruffled linen tablecloth from Miss Hettie.  From there, I used a simple wooden box to hold a vase full of roses, hydrangea, lilies, and eucalyptus, along with some faux white pumpkins and extra beads leftover from the chandelier project.  I used several branches of eucalyptus along the table to act as a table runner, mixed in with more pumpkins and some copper-colored votive holders.


I purchased a set of four Limoges plates from Rosebuds Originals on Etsy and then decided that they’d look beautiful with some pink Arcoroc accessories.   I purchased the Pink Swirl plates from Behind the Moon Antiques and layered everything on top of white and gold dinner plates that I already owned, along with my Maxfield flatware.


Some Pink Swirl Arcoroc wine glasses from Diane’s Stuff for You were the perfect finishing touch!


I didn’t do much inside the hutch, but I did add a few pumpkins and some eucalyptus.


Now, I obviously don’t keep the table set like this for everyday use, so Friday, I’ll also be sharing a look at what I did with the table once the place settings were removed and the flowers had died.


Shop the Look!

If you like this look or any of the products I’ve used in my dining room, now there’s an easy way to shop!  Simply click on any of the images below for direct links to the retailers.





Coming up this Friday is a tour of my entryway and kitchen!  Stay tuned!

The 2017 Fall Home Tours are Here!

Are you ready for Fall?  Well, ready or not, it’s here!  Today kicks off 5 full days of home tours from myself and 29 other bloggers hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.  Follow along each day {links below} for tons of Fall decorating ideas for every room of your home and in a wide array of decorating styles.  There really is something for everyone here!

Fall Home Tours 2017


I participated in these holiday home tours in the past, but sadly, had to leave the group last year due to our series of tragic circumstances {post HERE}.  I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I was when a spot opened up on the tour again and I could once again participate!  I have been so fortunate to post along with such a talented group of people and their creativity never ceases to amaze me.

My last Fall home tour was 2015 and I chose to go with non-traditional blue and green for my Fall color scheme.  You can take the full tour HERE.

Fall decorating ideas


This year, I just might have gone the non-traditional route again, but a different color scheme.  On Tuesday, I’ll be sharing a look at my dining room here on the blog.  On Friday, you’ll get my full tour as part of the blogger roundup.  Until then, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come on Friday…

Fall kitchen decorating


So, take a look at the list below and head over to the blogs listed each day for some beautiful and inspirational Fall decorating ideas!


Monday – September 11th, 2017

Tuesday – September 12th, 2017

Wednesday – September 13th, 2017

Thursday – September 14th, 2017

Friday – September 15th, 2017


I hope to see you back here Friday!

Simple Eucalyptus DIY Fall Wreath

It’s been a while since I updated my DIY wreath but today is the day!  If you’re new to my site, let me fill you in on my wreath philosophy….I use just one wreath for every season.  Why?  Because wreaths are expensive and more importantly to me, they’re hard to store!  I have one twig wreath that I can use year-round and decorate according to the season.  This year I decided to use real seeded eucalyptus branches for a simple look.


Here’s what I started with: a twig wreath, floral wire, eucalyptus branches, and a box of pine cones and acorns that I’ve collected over time.


Unlike other wreaths I’ve made in the past, this one really doesn’t have a lot of steps or embellishments, so this is going to be a rather short tutorial!  To start, I selected branches of eucalyptus and placed them around the wreath in the same direction as the twigs.


Once I was happy with the placements and weight distribution of the eucalyptus, I simply used floral wire to secure the eucalyptus to the twig frame.


Ultimately, I decided to add some pine cones to the mix and again, used the floral wire to tie them to the frame of the wreath.


I always use an upside-down Command hook on the inside of my front door to hang my wreath.  I simply make a knot in the ribbon that I’m using to hang it and put it over the top of the door.  For Fall, I choose a wired burlap ribbon to add some texture.


The wreath WILL dry out in just a couple of days.  The leaves will turn more of a silvery-sage green and some will whither a bit, but eucalyptus dries out nicely and so will still look nice.  It can be delicate, though, so careful not to bump into it!


Here’s a look at some of the other looks this twig wreath has had!


Happy crafting!







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