Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Welcome To Our Fall Home Tour!


Welcome!


Perhaps you're visiting as part of the Blogger's Fall Home Tour 2015 hosted by Cozy Little House. I'm excited to be a part of the tour and am so glad you stopped by today!

I'm Julie, and I live here, at our little farmstead, with my husband, our three growing boys, our dog, two cats and chickens. I enjoy decorating in a vintage farmhouse style with a soft, sun-faded palette.


We moved to our farmhouse, on just over two acres with a barn and a chicken coop, the week before Thanksgiving, two years ago. We had dreamed of a place like this, where our three sons could have room to run free and explore. We count our blessings each day as we enjoy a little bit of country living, just past the city limits.



Our porch typically "displays" enough sporting equipment, handmade 
weapons and random broken sticks to sink the Titanic. 

But doesn't it look peaceful in these pictures?! ;)



Have you ever made a dried hydrangea wreath? Find out how here. And, if you're interested in finding the best ways to dry hydrangeas, I'll tell you what I've found here.



This year, most of our fall decor has been kept simple and comes from nature...


We brought this chandelier in just this past week. 
It makes me smile. For more reasons than one. You can read why here.






This is my little work area. Care to see before and afters of this space? Or perhaps how I made the Farm Shop sign




As you can probably tell by now, I'm drawn to whites and neutrals... They set a peaceful backdrop for our crazy full-of-life family. White also reflects light, which is especially important in the often-gray Seattle area where we live.


Since there has yet to be budget for marble countertops, I painted our dark green formica countertops white. See the transformation here.




The part of this tour that interests our boys...


I love the old farmhouse door below. 
It came from a 100-year-old farmhouse and lead out to the home's barn. 

If you're in the market for a cow/bull burlap pillow (below), 
I noticed they are in-stock again here at Antique Farm House.


Behind the sectional, are these old tin nesting boxes that we use as storage/display shelves. You can see more pictures of them here and at Christmas, here.


People sometimes ask how white slip-covered furniture is kept clean with our boys and animals. The answer is bleach. We used to have a tan colored slip cover, which would hide minor wear better. But, when it got really dirty or stained, I couldn't bleach it. And mama loves white.



Last, I thought we could take a quick look at the garden, starting with the garden gate...I can't get enough of these vines! When we moved in (November), there was no foliage left on the gate. So you can imagine my surprise when I first saw this beauty! Most of us girls can appreciate a good hair day. And this gate has definitely got one going on!


This was our first year planting sunflowers, and I adore them. They "smile" at us through the windows and seem so full of personality, that I considered naming them. (This is getting weird. You won't hold it against me, will you? I didn't actually name them. Except for Beatrice on the end.)


Sunflowers seem to epitomize country living, which we are enjoying so much.


This season, through both difficulty and joy, we're giving thanks...


So happy you came over and I hope you'll visit again soon! 

Next up on the tour is Elaine of Sunny Simple Life, sharing how she and her husband decorate for fall. I hope you'll also check out the blogs below for some fun fall inspiration!

Xo

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53 comments:

  1. I love the door and the ladder, but the GIVE THANKS bucket idea is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like the buckets. :)

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  2. Love your home, and all the natural fall touches you added, and you're front porch is awesome. I'm porch deprived so I enjoy porches that have room for a bench or chair. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Our last home didn't have a porch either - - so I know what you mean! I enjoyed seeing your tour as well!

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  3. Love your home, and all the natural fall touches you added, and you're front porch is awesome. I'm porch deprived so I enjoy porches that have room for a bench or chair. ;)

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  4. It's a warm welcoming fall here, and the tour was the icing on the cake.

    Beautiful home and beautiful FOTO'S.

    Xx
    Dore

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  5. I love your home! Your porch is just gorgeous, and welcoming!

    Kathy

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  6. I love your home! Your porch is just gorgeous, and welcoming!

    Kathy

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  7. So enjoyed the tour! I love your fireplace and mirrors...love!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Your home is so lovely...the neutrals in your home really allow the fall leaves and hydrangea to shine. I am in love with your front entry! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I adore white and neutrals too, and I'd probably do the same as you with the slipcovers ;).

    Your porch is lovely, and that vine! My goodness, I can see why you were pleasantly surprised! Gorgeous!

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  10. Such a beautiful Fall tour! I love all of the natural decor that you used. Your sunflowers are huge! i bet they make you smile every time you see them.

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Yes, I've never met a happier flower. :) We lost some in a bad wind storm a couple weeks ago but so thankful these survived!

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  11. Your home is just lovely! And I adore the fall decor additions. The front porch is swoon worthy and I can't believe you painted those counter tops! Wow! Amazing transformation!

    :) Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. Yes, As your blog title so well states... "it all started with paint." :)

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  12. Love your porch touches. Actually your whole house is beautiful. I have similar dining chairs and am thinking about a long farm house table like yours. I love the way yours looks!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. We bought our farm table at a thrift shop for $69 and then gave it a little TLC and paint. It's been great having a large table. Happy hunting!

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  13. Love your porch touches. Actually your whole house is beautiful. I have similar dining chairs and am thinking about a long farm house table like yours. I love the way yours looks!

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  14. Beautiful tour. Your front porch is stunning. Thanks for the tour!

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  15. Similar to the aesthetic that I love...so it was great to tour your home for the first time!
    Janet

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  16. Love it all! Your front porch is so welcoming and it makes me want to come in and have a cup of coffee with you. The rest of you home is very calm and cozy . I want to hang out at your house!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL Julie! Love the way you decorated your front porch!

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  18. Julie,
    This was such a welcoming and happy visit today. Your muted tones combined with white are lovely.
    Oh goodness and the sunflowers!!
    Jemma

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  19. Your home is so warm and welcoming! Love all the fall touches!
    Brenda

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  20. Beautiful home! I love how you brought nature indoors to decorate. And I wish my home office was that clean =)

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  21. Everything is so lovely! Your porch and Give Thanks buckets are my favorites! Blessings, Cecilia

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  22. Omigoodness, Julie! I just fell in love with your home! Your front porch is gorgeous!!

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  23. What a cozy home! I just love all of the fall branches with gorgeous colors. And your outdoor spaces are stunning, too!

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  24. Beautiful home, as usual. I'm so looking forward to fall and your front porch looks like a perfect place for your family to spend it.

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  25. Julie, I so enjoyed your cute farmhouse tour all decked out with nature. That's the best way to do fall since it is all about nature changing. I always love to see what you do!

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  26. Julie,
    Love everything that you have done in your farmhouse for Fall....your porch looks outstanding!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Everything looks wonderful! I've always loved your home and love it even more with all of your fall touches. Love the ladder on the porch!!

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  28. Your home and fall decor are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the cute little candy station you created, but the nesting boxes are definitely my favorite!

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  29. I so enjoyed this Fall tour of your home....it is simply beautiful!

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  30. So pretty! What a wonderful home and decorated perfectly for Fall.

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  31. Cute looks all over the place! I like your dining room. Love the neutral fall look!

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  32. Everything looks great. Love your little piece of heaven! Thanks for sharing! Hey, could I get email notifications of your posts--gracegolden@hotmail.com Thanks so much!

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  33. Everything looks great. Love your little piece of heaven! Thanks for sharing! Hey, could I get email notifications of your posts--gracegolden@hotmail.com Thanks so much!

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  34. I absolutely loved this tour! Thanks for so much inspiration!

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  35. Where did you find your bar stools?

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  36. What color is your front door? It's beautiful!!

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  37. How did you do the soft pillows on bench? They look like standard pillows. Love the cases. How do they last in the weather?

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