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
My Cottage in the Mitten is the place where I share my love for a pretty table setting, home decor, family life, my Mitten Moments, and it’s also where I make my blankets for a cause.
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!
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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.
The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode
She Gave It a Go // Cottage In the Mitten // Simply2Moms
Midwest Life and Style // Willow Bloom Home Blog // Bricks n’ Blooms
Cottage On Bunker Hill // Peacock Ridge Farm // Open Doors Open Hearts
White Lilac Farmhouse // The Ponds Farmhouse // Eleanor Rose Home
Amy Sadler Designs // Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home
My Thrift Store Addiction // County Road 407 // Thistle Key Lane
Cloches and Lavender // My Family Thyme // tatertots & jello
Le Cultivateur // Southern Home and Hospitality // Follow The Yellow Brick Home
WM Design House // A Life Unfolding // Dabbling and Decorating
Brendt Blanks says
What a cozy and beautiful home tour, friend. I love all the blues and oranges in your home this fall. And your tablescape especially gives me all the inspiration for Thanksgiving.
It is a joy to be on this tour with you!
You are so kind, Brendt! Always a pleasure to tour with you!!
Ruth Newton says
Your home looks so beautiful Kim. I love the blue, white and orange color scheme. It looks fresh and colorful.
Thank you, Ruth! So glad you stopped by!💛
Anne from Simply2Moms says
Your home is looking gorgeous as ever this fall, Kim! I’m loving all the blue and orange and how you put it together. That dark blue demijohn is such a stunning shade of blue!
Thank you so much, Anne! I paid next to nothing for that demijohn and it is my fav! Happy touring with you!
Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. Happy Fall, my friend.
Awe, thanks so much, Renae!
I have those dishes and love them. The way you displayed them with the amber glassware has me thinking. Such a lovely home tour.
Thanks so much, Rachel! 💙 They are so fun to set a table with!
Kim, I LOVE those amber dishes paired with your blues! Your home looks warm and inviting all decked out for fall–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you, Cecilia!
Your home tour is so lovely!!!! What a beautiful space!
Thank you so much, KariAnne!
Your home looks absolutely gorgeous, Kim. I love the blue and amber/rust combination. My favorite is your tablescape and those pretty dishes. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Pinned!
I love the table setting this time, too. I can’t wait to see yours! Thanks Jen!
Oh Kim, everything looks so beautiful. I love the gold depression glass that you found. I remember you telling me about it. It looks beautiful on your tablescape. Those Currier & Ives, blue and white transferware, remind me of my childhood. It’s the pattern my mother had for our dinnerware. Wow! It made me smile seeing it. Your home looks so beautiful and cozy.
Thank you, Tammy! I was so excited to finally get to use the depression glass. I’m glad my post brought you happy memories! So good to tour with you this week, my friend!!💛
I just discovered your blog on the fall home tour and noticed your kitchen countertop looks like it might be the same as mine, Uba Tuba Gold. That and the fact that you have stained cabinets as well as I do made me take notice. I like the backsplash you have also. As a side note, I grew up with those same Currier and Ives dishes. Memories!
Yes, that is the name of my countertop! I’m so glad you stopped by!
Kim I always love what you share and this Fall tour is no different! I love those amber glasses mixed with your blue transferware. The way you put it all together is just so lovely. I am so glad you joined the tour and wish I could come sit and enjoy some coffee with you! Happy Fall friend!
Awe, thanks so much, Kelly! you know I would love to have you over! Remember, the door is always open! 😘
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I’m loving your orange accents with your blue transferware. The amber depression glass is such a terrific find. You’ll enjoy styling that so many different ways! Happy fall Kim!
Thanks, Michelle! Happy fall and nice touring with you this week!
Kim I love your home! It’s so cozy and I especially love the blue with gold color palette. So pretty! Happy Fall!
Thank you so much, Stacy! I appreciate that! Happy fall!
Your home looks so cozy, Kim. Love the blue and orange you’ve used for fall, and I especially love that iron pumpkin with the ornaments! So unique! Pinned, and so happy to be hopping with you!
Thanks so much, Julie! Believe it or not, I got that pumpkin at Costco years ago! Happy fall!
Kim!! I love your home tour!! Gorgeous! And 100% I buy things, and then pack them up for next year and totally forget that I have them. But I also remember I have something really awesome and then can’t find it anywhere haha!!! Love doing this blog hop with you friend!!
Thanks, Aliya! I’m so glad I’m not in the “buy and forget” club alone!! Happiest Fall!
I love all the blue, my friend!! The blue transferware and depression glass looks so pretty together!
Thank you my friend! Come on over and we can share a meal on it!💛
Leslie Watkins says
I’m in love with the blue and orange color scheme! Beautifully done, my friend! I may get in trouble with your shopping links…
Haha, Leslie! I’m so glad you liked my post and my links!! Happy fall, friend!❤️
Cindy Rust says
Your home looks so welcoming and cozy Kim! I’m loving the amber glassware. Great find! The blues and oranges are gorgeous together – well done my friend! Pinned!
Awe, you’re so kind! I was so happy to use the amber depression glass!! Happy fall!
Beautiful home tour Kim! I love your use of blue in your fall decor. It’s a color I never thought to use for fall but definitely want to try now. Thank you for the inspiration! Pinned!!!
I’m glad you stopped by, Heidi, and so glad I inspired you!!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
What a treat to see your home all decorated for fall Kim. The blue and orange color combos are so beautiful. I can’t wait to try your DIY decoupage craft idea. Yours turned out so beautifully. Happy Fall my friend!
Thank you, Kim! It made me want to decoupage everything! LOL – Happy Fall!
Your home tour sure is cozy Kim! I love the combination of blue and amber that you used in many spaces. Everything looks so inviting.
Thank you so much! Happy fall!
I loved your tour! Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the way you incorporated orange and blue together. It’s such a lovely combination. And your pillows are so pretty! I pinned your home to my fall board to share 🙂
Thanks for your kindness, friend! Happy fall!
I love the blue and orange together! And yes, I’m totally guilty of buying things and forgetting I have them. I seriously need to organize the attic. Your side porch looks so fun and happy. I would love being greeted with those bright colors. No one ever uses our front porch to enter the house so you’ve inspired me to do something to the back porch. I better get on it! Lovely touring with you this week. Happy Fall!
p.s. I absolutely adore the photo of you on your home page. Your smile is contagious! I smiled as soon as I saw it! 🙂
Oh gosh, Cindy! Thank you so much for your kind words! Most everyone uses are side porch so I needed to make it a little bit festive, right? Happy back porch decorating and happy fall!!
Kim I love the blue dishes with the amber glassware, beautiful for fall. I have my mother’s amber glasses. Can’t wait to dig those out! Happy to tour with you again!
Thanks Ann! I bought those back in April and I’m so happy to finally be using them. Always a pleasure to tour with you!
I love all of the cozy vibes here! Just lovely, my friend!
Kim, your fall home is so beautiful! It is so cozy and welcoming! The combination of blue and orange is lovely. Happy Fall, my friend!
Thanks Lynne! Happy Fall!
Kim, I love that you use what you have, buying a few new pieces here and there like that cute pillow. Also, how clever to make use of the Christmas ornaments for a Fall centerpiece! Lots of great ideas here!
Thanks, Maria!! I always try to use what I have. It makes the creative process sometimes challenging but I’m always happy once the decor is complete! Happy fall, my Mitten friend!
Cindy Rust says
You are so good at arranging this color palette, Kim! This post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Hope to see you at the party again this week 🙂 Pinned!
Gosh, that’s so nice of you!! Thank you bunches, Cindy! I’ll be there!❤️
What a pretty home you have!!! I LOVE the use of orange and blue together….that’s such a delightful combination!
Thank you so much!!