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2017 Fall Home Tour – Tidbits&Twine

Welcome to my 2017 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life!  If you’re here visiting from Haneen’s Haven, thank you for popping over!  I’m Kim!

I believe your home should reflect your personality and be filled with things you love.  My personal style is a curated look with a French influence…but truth be told, I change things around quite a bit in my home so every week is something different.  This year, I decided to take a non-traditional approach to decorating for Fall.  Typical Fall colors aren’t my favorite to decorate with in my home, so this year I decided to use sage, white, and pink.  Why not, right?!  Come on in!

 

 

I updated my twig wreath with seeded eucalyptus branches and pinecones for a soft, natural look.  I use the same twig wreath year-round and just add different elements to it in order to give it a different look.  For a full tutorial on this wreath, or any of its other looks, click HERE.

diy fall wreath

 

I don’t really have much of an entryway, as my front door opens into a wall.  To bring a bit more light to the space, I’ve added an oversized mirror.  There’s also a bench to assist those guests that prefer to take their shoes off.  A simple wicker tray with more eucalyptus branches, pumpkins, and antlers completes the Fall look.

French farmhouse foyer decorated for Fall

 

The entryway is also where I currently keep my ever-growing vintage cane collection.  I have no idea why these canes appeal to me so much, but I love them!

French Farmhouse Foyer with Mirror and Bench Decorated for Fall

 

From here, let’s move into my dining room!

French Farmhouse Dining Room decorated for Fall

 

Here I’ve used a wooden box filled with flowers and eucalyptus to create a centerpiece that extends along the length of the table.  The table is set with a mix of pink Arcoroc and Limoges dishes, along with Moscow Mule mugs.

Fall dining room tablescape with copper accents

 

Even my dining chairs got a Fall update with this sweet vinyl decal from Stone Creek Wall Decals.

French linen dining chairs with monogram on back

 

Now, of course I don’t keep my dining table set and ready for guests at all times, so here’s a look at my everyday dining room decor.  Those Moscow Mule mugs have moved up to the wall-mounted cup rack and the fresh flowers have been replaced with a mix of pumpkins and dried hydrangea.  A large round vintage bread board helps to add a bit of “oomph” to the centerpiece, which would otherwise look a bit small on the table.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

For more photos and details about my Fall dining room, please visit the full dining tour HERE!

 

Shop My Dining Room

 

 

Now onto the last stop of our tour, my kitchen!

French farmhouse kitchen white cabinets and travertine tiles

 

My 3-tiered tray from Mothology is a staple in my kitchen.  For Fall, it’s decked out with eucalyptus and copper accents.

3 tier wooden tray decorated for Fall with copper and eucalyptus French farmhouse style

Farmhouse tray decorated for fall with eucalyptus and copper accents

 

And for the first time ever, our pear tree produced quite a crop this year!

French farmhouse fall kitchen vignette

 

More green, white, and copper accents sit beside the sink and I like that the eucalyptus adds an organic texture that breaks up the lines of the cabinets and tile.

Farmhouse kitchen sink decorated for fall

 

Wooden utensils are corralled in a white pitcher, which give me the perfect excuse to display my grandma’s rolling pin.

Farmhouse kitchen wooden utensil display vignette

 

And that’s my  Fall kitchen tour!  Simple and organic and in keeping with the style of the kitchen.

French farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall

 

Shop My Kitchen

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to visit April at House by Hoff to tour her beautiful dining room!

 

 

 

 

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Tidbits&Twine Fall Home Tour 2017

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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