Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I’m still alive and well. I haven’t posted in what feels like forever although in reality it has only been a week. I have been MIA fluffing, cleaning, wrangling and preening my home in preparation for the Finding Fall Home Tour hosted by Laura from Finding Home. My tour will be up tomorrow; however, as I was putting together my post I realized that I took a ridiculous number of photos. I’m afraid you would have needed an intermission break, so figured I better give you a little sneak peek of my fall home tour today!
Our mudroom and entryway are teeny-tiny but that doesn’t stop me from making them look special during the holidays! Granted, this space is usually overflowing with shoes, dirty socks, backpacks, and bags, but twice a year I claim this area as my own and banish the bags and shoes to the front closet. I find it fun to pretend that I live in a magazine even if it’s just for a few days. 🙂
This year, I tried to incorporate as many natural elements as possible in my fall decorating. Natural just always looks better! Can you believe that there are only two hydrangea blooms in that basket? TWO! I have a few hydrangea bushes in our backyard, but they didn’t produce very many blooms this year. I found a woman selling her limelight blooms on Craigslist from her 100 yr old hydrangea tree. You guys, it was a literal TREE that you needed an extension ladder to access. I haver never in my life seen such gorgeous blooms!
My adorable To Market To Market bag was gifted to me several years ago by Kellie from Nest of Posies. We use it for groceries all the time and it has held up beautifully! Thanks Kellie. 🙂
The other fall foliage was “borrowed” from a park and a parking lot. I was having trouble finding exactly what I had in mind since the leaves around here haven’t quite started turning yet. I was in the parking lot of a Joann’s about to explore some fake fall foliage when the perfect leaves caught my eye! Tip: Carry clippers in your car for such a time as this! I wanted to lob off an entire perfect branch, but I kept my clippings conservative in case someone scolded me. The green willowy stuff in the Birch Lane Recycled Glass Jug Vase (love it!) was snagged down by the river near my home. A landscaper saw me carrying it back to my car and flagged me down. At first I was all like, “Look buddy, I can take weeds from the city,” but he was actually just looking out for me. He thought I was clipping loads of ragweed for my home. Ha! That would have been a major sneezefest!
My pomeranians love apples, so I was admittedly concerned that we might end up with a bushel full of tiny teethmarked apples. Fortunately they have left them alone. I can’t say the same for the leaves and hydrangeas.
And here is my cute stag that makes his way around the house. What can I say? He gets bored in the same room and likes to wander. In case you’re wondering about the acorn garland, I simply popped the tops off of some acorns and glued them back on to a long piece of twine. This made for a quick and cute fall accessory.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my fall mudroom! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow morning to see the rest of my fall home tour. And as always, if you like something you see, I hope you’ll pin it!