Even though fall officially arrived last week, here in the Mitten the trees have surprisingly been changing for a few weeks now. Now that fall is in full swing, each day this week my good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew will be hosting myself and 29 other bloggers as we share our fall home tours. I’ll be sharing how I created my coziest and simple fall home tour.
I’m so excited for you to see all that my friends have to share! There’s so much inspiration!
If you are coming over from my friend Brendt from She Gave It A Go, wasn’t her Fall Farmhouse Tour so good?! Brendt always shares a beautiful home!
If you are new to my blog, let me just say welcome! My name is Kim and as some of you may have guessed, my Cottage in the Mitten is in Michigan. I recently found out, while at a blogging conference, that there are many who don’t realize that the state of Michigan is shaped like a Mitten.
If you didn’t know, now you do!
Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage. – Thomas Kinkade
Warm autumn colors, pumpkins, candles, cozy blankets and sweaters, (can’t forget sweater weather) are all the things that remind me of fall.
Cozy and simple!
My Coziest and Simple Fall Table Setting
Table settings are my most favorite decor to create. Playing around, mixing and matching different dishes, linens, and extra decor items is so relaxing to me.
I always start with a general idea of what I want to do and then see what I have on hand to use. Sometimes I may buy flowers or other centerpiece items but for the most part, I always use what I have.
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Earlier this year, I added blue and white to my interior decor. You can see it all in my New Blue Spring Home Tour. I decided to chose blue and orange for my color combo, this fall. I just love the way orange pops when paired with my blue and white decor.
Do you buy things and they forget you have them? I can say I am for sure guilty.
In my mind I wanted to use some kind of large pumpkin for the centerpiece. I suddenly remembered that years ago I had purchased a giant iron framed pumpkin with different shades of orange bulbs in it. So off to the storage room I went looking for my poor forgotten pumpkin.
Once I put the pumpkin on the table, I realized I needed it to have more height. I chose a cake plate and displayed the pumpkin on it, making the height just right. Adding some battery operated flameless candles was the perfect addition.
The only other decor I added were some pine cones I gathered last year while up north. If you’re on a budget, forging your own decor from outside costs you nothing and looks so pretty inside.
Remember, cozy and simple.
I have a set of Currier & Ives, blue and white transferware.
Do you know why it is called transferware? Transferware has a pattern that is applied by transferring the print from a copper plate to paper and then on to pottery.
Anyway, you may have seen me use these dishes in table settings before. Even though they are blue, they can be used for so many different events throughout the year. I did add a few cream colored dishes to give the table some interest.
If you decide to do this, I like putting my solid dishes in between my patterns or use them on the ends of the table. This is just my suggestion.
Back in April, Big Al and I went to a large vintage market about an hour from our home. I found the most amazing amber depression glass dessert dishes along with a creamer and sugar bowl. If I told you how much I paid you would never believe. It was definitely a great deal!
Keeping with my blue and orange theme, I thought I would pull out the amber dishes. I am so glad I did!
What do you think?
Rounding out the place setting were some super cute bread plates and clear water goblets. My girlfriend gifted me the cute bread plates when I made the sunflower lanterns for her! Each plate has a different pumpkin pattern on them.
I think the water goblets and bread plates were the perfect finishing touches!
When I went to grab my blue and white napkins, I decided that I would mix up the patterns on those as well. As long as they are the same color scheme, I think it’s fine to mix and match.
The blue wicker chargers have been used before and served the purpose for this table setting.
The table runner is the only thing I did purchased for this setting. I will be able to use this for so many other holidays, birthday celebrations, etc. It was absolutely worth the purchase!
That’s all there is to my cozy and simplet table setting.
Mixing, matching and using what I had!
I hope you enjoyed my coziest and simple fall home tour.
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My Coziest And Simple Fall Living Room
My living room and kitchen are in one big square room. Therefore, my decor needs to flow.
I always have plenty of pillows and cozy blankets.
Can you ever have enough?
I did buy the cutest new pillow for my living area! It’s cream, blues, orange and rust. I just love it!
Check it out for yourself!
There are two tables that I always love to decorate. The end table between my living room chairs and the long console table in my hallway.
I used the same fall eucalyptus branches for both vases on the tables. They are by far the best faux branches I have ever bought. They are inexpensive and so colorful. Perfect for fall!
I added some neutral wicker pumpkins to the blue vase on the console table. You may remember that I used them last fall.
The burnt orange pumpkin is one that I have literally had for years! I actually forgot I had it and it still looks like new.
Did you get to see my post on How To Make A Decoupage Pumpkin With Napkins? I now want to decoupage everything!!
I used the pumpkin with a white pitcher and fall leaf stems, on the table just inside my front door.
Here’s another view of my living room. I just love the way the blue and orange compliment each other!
My Side Porch
I have one more small space I want to share with you!
This year, in keeping with my cozy and simple montra, I scaled down my decor outside. I usually have every color known to man, but not this year.
Since the side porch is the door that almost everyone uses, when coming in our door, it was important for me to keep it festive, yet simple.
My fern still looked so healthy, so I decided to incorporate it. I think it looks pretty with the bright orange mum!
Next up on our tour, are my friends AnnMarie and Anne from Simply2Moms. They are neighbors and besties and are sharing a beautiful post on how to decorate your family room with warm vintage finds!
Decorating with vintage finds? Yes, please!
I’m so glad you stopped by today! I would love to have you join me each and every week, here at my Cottage in the Mitten.
I’ll even make sure to have the tea ready!
Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.