Friday 16 September 2011

Let Me Give You a Little Tour!

Hey everyone!
Finally, my fall decorating is done! I'm a little late this year, but I'm blaming that on the gorgeous weather we've had, and I'm not complaining about that at all!

So do ya want to come on a little tour?
I hope so...cause I even dusted and cleaned, special just for you!

These shelves in my kitchen were left behind by the previous owner, and when we first moved in, I really, really disliked them. But now I've grown to love them and have so much fun changing the decor around for the current season.

This pumpkin is one of the few purchases I made this year. I found her at the cutest little gift shop/restaurant about 20 minutes down the highway from our little town. I think she looks pretty cozy nestled into those pip berries, don't you?

Some of you might remember this old window that we turned into a coat rack.
As soon as the weather is sweater-worthy, I can guarantee you there'll be at least one hanging up there again!

But for now, I'm enjoying looking at this 10 cent garage sale tin full of chestnuts I picked years ago in the Okanagan. I love to decorate with nuts for both fall and winter.

I almost donated this wreath to the second hand store this year, as I've had it hanging up every year for...umm...years! But I just couldn't do it.
This was one of my first attempts at wreath making and everything was from the Dollar Store (which, if I remember right, were pretty new at that time). I think it cost $4 in total! Turns out I still love it and couldn't bear to part with it, so I just took out the old raffia and updated it with a bit of burlap.

I don't have a fireplace mantel to decorate in this house, so I've decided to make my armoire aka extra kitchen storage unit my "mantel" and decorate it the same way. I love that the ceiling is vaulted here, so I can use big items to decorate with and it doesn't feel overpowering.

Most of these items are either repurposed or were found for a very sweet price.
It's so fun to decorate in a big way for a low price!
You might recognize that jute covered lamp from a previous post several months back...

...and this chalkboard that lived in the garden during the summer months...

...and of course these fun little Michael's knock-off pumpkins!
If you're a new visitor, you can find the tutorial here.

I kept my table decor pretty simple this year.
My babies regularly like to "help" with clearing off the table - by way of yanking off the tablecloth and playing peek-a-boo with it - so anything decorative has to be able to be taken off in a hurry!

I already introduced this little cutie to you here...

The wooden pedestals have become my big favorites this year!
They both started out as Swedish wooden candlesticks and two wooden bowls that I rescued from my mom years ago (she, unlike me, likes to throw things out!!! Gasp!!!).
Well, after many years of sitting in drawers and boxes, I finally figured out what to do with them.
Some black spray paint and a little silicone goes a long way, baby.

I couldn't resist putting a few fall touches into the living room too.
I love the way the orange and red leaves pop against the turquoise wall!

Some more nuts in a Dollar Store apothecary jar, and my jute covered apples...remember them?

That stick arrangement was used as an egg tree last Easter, but now I thought it would be fun to add some leaves and use it for another season!
(In case you're wondering why I keep using italics, it's so that you can click on them and go back to the related posts - if you want! Are you annoyed yet?!)

Last on our little tour, is our bedroom. The color scheme is cool grey and white with black and chrome accents, so I wanted something a little more edgy and with a bit of bling in here.

These are Dollar Store pumpkins too, but if you want to see how I made'll have to come back again! *wink* There'll be a tute going up in the next few days and I'd big, fat LOVE to have to you back!

That's the end of my tour, friends!
Thanks so much for coming and I hope I see you again real soon!
Happy Fall y'all!
( I allowed to say that even though I'm Canadian??)


So happy to be linking up to :
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


To see the other great parties I'm linking up to, please click HERE!!


  1. Your Fall Tour is wonderful and so abundant with creative ideas and inspiration. I cannot pick a favor because I love it all!

    I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday (in progress) & a giveaway! Your participation would certainly be an asset.

  2. Thanks for the tour - everything looks great. Love the floating shelves and that pumpkin is so unique. Love all the texture in your displays. Oh, and the bling pumkins, too cute!

  3. Evie, everything looks great! Such pretty vignettes.Those grey pumpkins are so cute. Now I have to get going with my decorating. I haven't done a thing-usually I wait until Oct. 1st. But, I may get started a little sooner this year.

  4. Wow, you did such a great job! I have a big bin that I toss "old" decor into, and love digging through there looking for the right treasure, lol! Would love to have you stop by sometime...


  5. Love your fall decorating. Everything looks great! I wouldn't be able to give the wreath away either. I have an old window like that too. Hmm, I might have to do something with it.
    Thanks for the tour.

  6. Wow, you really go all out! I haven't done a single fall-related thing. I think I'm still in denial that summer is over. Ours lasted about a week. :o(

  7. What a tour!! You have really made your home into a cozy fall retreat! Beautiful!

  8. Crikey, your tour is wonderful! Love the armoire decor, the off center garland is gorgeous. Heck, it's all gorgeous. Now I REALLY have to get my fall decor in gear. Loved the tour!

  9. Wonderful tour! And you were right - those are some seriously blinged pumpkins! :-) Great ideas!!

  10. Lovely! Just love all these fall ideas!


  11. I just love that new pumpkin you found in that gift shop. I also think nuts make great accent pieces. Your decorating is very fun and festive.

  12. Great touches for Fall, Evie! All your vignettes looks so pretty!

  13. I love your items and did you make the pedastel with the branch leaves? It looks like a Dollar store pumpkin between the top & bottom.

  14. I really enjoyed your fall tour. You aren't late at all. It isn't fall yet and I haven't even begun since it can stay up for the next two months. I love the vignette on the armoire with the chalk board.

  15. Your fall decorations are BEAUTIFUL! I love the antique window and pumpkins are amazing. Can't wait to see your tutorial on the "blingy" ones!
    I'm your newest follower. Followed you over from Show and Tell Saturday.

  16. Looks fabulous! I wish I could have that acorn-filled apothecary!

  17. Thank you for all the wonderful fall decor inspiration. I just "pinned" your armoire pretty. Love your stuffed pumpkins...I pinned your tutorial for later.

  18. I love your decor!!! It is so subtle and tasteful! You have a great eye. Thanks for sharing... hopping over from I {heart} naptime. I'm going to peruse your blog a little more. :)

  19. Hi Evie, I just found your lovely blog and I am now following. Your Fall decor is beautiful and I love the stuffed pumpkins. The chalkboard and the old window are fabulous. I hope to see much more of your gorgeous home.

  20. This is such a beautiful tour of Fall decor... thoroughly enjoyed it! Lovely inspirations in almost every picture... that window frame turned coat rack is looking absolutely gorgeous! And I really loved all your fabric pumpkins as well as the silver pumpkins... you did an amazing job on them. Looking forward to the tutorial. Visiting from the Newbie party. Have a wonderful evening~Poppy

  21. You have some gorgeous touches throughout your home. That layered pumpkin from the gift shop is my fave, and your photos are beautiful.

  22. Absolutely beautiful!~ I love those pumpkins, what a neat little touch. Pretty window too with the wreath. thanks so much for joining my newbie party. Always a pleasure.

  23. Your Fall decorations are stunning!

  24. Love all your fall decorations and isn't it funny how we become attached to things (like your wreath) and how just putting something different on it make it new again? I did that with two of my wreaths that I almost sold at our yardsale this year!
    I'm your newest follower and I'll be back to see your tute!


  25. This post is just beautiful! So many things, I don't know which is my favorite :-) Probably the silver pumpkins. I will definitely be checking back for the tutorial.

  26. Everything looks so pretty! I really love that new pumpkin you just bought. That was what led me to you! I just popped over from the Newbie Party.

  27. Too cute! Love your new pumpkin - covered in bark? wood-shavings? whatever it is, I love it! You've got fall going on all over the house which is always way more than I can handle, but it looks fantastic.

  28. Very very fall feel. Love all no matter nuts or pumpkins are so sweet. You've such inspiring ideas to show the beautiful autumn.

  29. Visiting you for the first time via Debbiedoo's Newbie Linky Party! Love the silver pumpkins. Totally looks like something from a fairytale!
    Better late than never (since I seem to sometimes end up being a never)on getting your fall decorating done. Thanks for sharing. Swing by my blog anytime!

  30. Your home is looking gorgeous! You are right on track, it's not too late for Fall yet, it's just the start. I'm visiting from Debbiedoos Newbie Party and look foward to looking around your blog. My girls have been collecting acorns from me in the neighborhood to decorate with... Have a great week

  31. I ahve GOT to make those gorgeous silver pumpkins for my daughter so I WILL be back! Love ALL of your Fall decor. Love that blackboard! I have been wanting something similiar for awhile now and am waiting on my hubby to make me the frame. XO, Pinky

  32. Found you on Debbiedoos Newby Party. Enjoyed seeing all your Autumn decorations (Very Inspirational) I'll look forward to following your blog!

  33. I loved the tour. What great inspiration I'm taking away. Oh the first pumpkin is fabulous. Love all your vignettes too. I'm visiting from Tuesday's Treasures.

    The French Hutch

  34. So fabulously shabby chic! I love it!

    New follower from the Reasons to Skip the Housework Blog Hop!

    Come visit us @

  35. I love all your fall decorations, but I'm really loving your fabric pumpkins. Can't wait for your tutorial on how to make them.

  36. Love all your decorations especially the silver pumpkins. I will have to come back for the tut. I am coming over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. A new follower.

  37. Found your blog thru Savvy Southern Style. I'm your newest follower.

    Love all your Fall decor....especially the little fabric pumpkins. I'm definitely going to try my hand at those.

  38. I saw your post over on Wow Us Wednesdays. I love your decor! Everything is just wonderful! I am a new blogger and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

  39. Found you at Southern Lovely. Wow your decorations are gorgeous!

  40. Your Fall decorations & vignettes are great -- just plain fun! Love the little fabric pumpkins, & so appreciate the great tutorial you did. I'm your newest follower!
    :) CAS

  41. Your decorating is so pretty! The photography is stunning too! Angie xo

  42. I am visiting from Honey's place. Love all your ideas, especially your bling pumpkins. xo.

  43. I love the silver pumpkins! How'd you do that??

  44. The tour was just terrific and I'm so happy you linked up to Potpourri Friday. Your participation is appreciated!

    Don't forget to drop back by for more entries to the fabulous giveaway!

  45. Gorgeous decorations. Love the tour. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  46. AMAZING! You have the most spot on talent for decorating! It is impressive! I can't even tell you which thing I like the most--too hard to chose! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share. I really hope to see more from you!


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