I was delighted when Brenda from Cozy Little House invited me to join 28 bloggers for a Fall home tour. Initially I was not certain if I would have much to share as we are presently in between homes.
We are currently living in our third story apartment while our French Country Home is being built. Most of our household goods are in storage, and that has been odd in itself.
But along the journey of creating an Autumn retreat I have discovered something about myself~
Wherever or whatever my home might be – I know that I will be decorating!
So please come on in to our Autumn Retreat.
I have made this Autumn wreath for our front door to welcome you.
This wreath is a repurposed wreath, I make many wreaths and if I can find a way to reuse them I will. Saving a penny here and there is a good thing.
For this wreath I used more subdued Fall tones, with just a pop of color.
Tradition speaks to me when I decorate for the seasons, and even though I enjoy the more gentle tones, I could never ever give up entirely on a adding a whisper of orange.
In our previous home we had a family, and formal living room.
We felt that for our apartment we would need just a few pieces from our family room.
Naturally, I just had to pick up a few accessories along the way…smile.
My daughter Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls joined me in my search for a luxe throw,
and a few accent pillows. Love, love Pier 1.
Love a pillow cover with a zipper too.
You know how it is when you pack, you think you’ve packed everything that you will need.
Only to discover that you didn’t pack the lamp shades that go with the lamps..hum..
Make do shade…
Our apartment is very neutral, so by adding a few accent pieces it enriches our space, and makes it feel more like home – not quite so generic.
I enjoy the earthy essence that a few bundles of wheat bring to a Fall vignette.
I always incorporate wheat into my Fall decor. whether it is a centerpiece on our dining room
table or baskets on the kitchen island.
I found these rustic, wobbly, metal pots at a little eclectic shop, filled them with acorns that I found on my morning walk, then tucked in these mini pumpkins.
I have missed many things from our home that are now packed away.
The china that was my Mother’s, keepsakes from the children, my books, and my Art.
These items infuse our home with warmth, memories, and style.
I have collected Art for years, in fact we had an artist rent out the old homestead in the Summers to paint the landscape along the rivers edge.
Many of my pieces are of the mountains and the trips which I have taken, so they are very meaningful to me.
My walls are so bare without my art, the husband was very adamant about not having any holes in the walls.
They are naked and stark and beg to host a frame or two.
So, I console myself that soon we will be in our new home…soon…
Adding color where I can, was just one of the many reasons I was so impatient for Fall to arrive.
A golden velvet pumpkin here, a few rosy red apples there aw… the vibrancy, the color.
The texture, design and interest.
I enjoy all the colors of Fall from whites to browns, and of course my orange…you know I
love my orange.
I suppose I love orange because of my childhood-I grew up near the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Snake River Valley, where we had the most glorious, vibrant deep oranges, reds and yellows all along the river bank…sweet memories.
Thank you for joining me today, I enjoyed sharing our Autumn Apartment Retreat with you.
Next year, we will sit on our back porch, watch an armadillo mozy on by or maybe we will even see a deer or two.
But this year we did a Home Tour Apartment style, and I found out some things along the way.
Home is where the heart is.
Your next hostess is Love Of Home.
Please Join Me~
Please Join Us In Celebrating Fall
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