Happy fall tour day.
I’m so happy you are here. It wouldn’t be a party without you.
If this is the first time you’ve stopped by, let me start with five fun facts about me:
1. I was the hula hoop champion of the fourth grade.
2. I never met a red lipstick I didn’t like.
3. I talk in total asides (otherwise known as chasing rabbits).
4. I have oddly long toes.
5. I spent yesterday in my pajamas binge watching Friday Night Lights.
I’m so glad to be tour partying today with some of my favorite peeps.
Be sure and stop by and see all the beautiful fall inspiration on their blogs, too.
Before we get started, I wanted to mention one thing. Did you know that we have an unlimited question policy here at thistlewood?
I love questions.
Questions about fall decor.
Questions about my paint colors.
Questions about why everyone needs a pumpkin pillow like this one.
I’ll get my answers ready.
And now—-here are 5 of my favorite farmhouse decorating ideas along with a fall tour of the farmhouse.
1. Add a little fun to your fall
Once upon a time, I thought fall was all about pumpkins.
And twigs and branches and acorns.
I love all of those elements and I still decorate with them, but why stop there when a velvet pumpkin with feathers makes me giggle.
Have fun and decorate with the colors and textures and elements that make you smile.
2. Decorate with leaves from the yard
This is the time of year that the nandinas put on their fall wardrobe.
Isn’t it perfect?
I filled the tins on either side of the hutch with nandina clippings from outside.
I shop the yard for branches and twigs, too.
3. Shop the produce aisle
Some of my favorite fall decorating comes from the produce aisle.
I buy a bag of mini-pumpkins and gourds and tuck them all around the house.
The best part is they don’t have to be stored until next year.
4. Use natural elements
Twig baskets and birch bark wreaths are some of my favorite things to add to fall.
In the laundry room, I hung a twig basket on the shiplap and use it for extra paper towels in the laundry.
My $5.00 yard sale armoire is decorated with painted stripes and a birch bark wreath.
5. Keep it simple
This mantel is such an easy project.
I started with a basket and placed it upright on the mantel.
Then I took a longer metal basket and filled it with acorns and woven spheres.
Lastly, I added a few branches and scattered the acorns on the mantel.
I hope your fall has its share of lazy afternoons.
I hope your fall is sprinkled with marshmallows and smores.
I hope your fall is full of hay rides and pumpkin pie and crisp fall days and swirling leaves in the most beautiful of colors.
But most of all….
…I hope your fall is as amazing as you are.
I hope you enjoyed the tour (and thought of extra questions to ask in the comments).
Be sure and stop by the rest of my amazing friend’s tours.