The leaves here in the Northwest are finally changing colors and slowly drifting off their branches. This is the first autumn that we have a view of the maple trees in our neighbor’s field. I am so thankful that he finally agreed to remove the huge wall of evergreen trees that use to line the property.
Changes have been happening inside our house too. Although I still really love bright colors, I am finding that I want more of a neutral background and furniture in our home. My hubby helped me to paint the rocking chair, lamps, and mini dresser. We plan on painting the living room and kitchen walls white sometime this fall or winter. I still enjoy having pops of color here and there, but I am enjoying the neutral shades too.
A few decorations on my mantle shelf above our woodstove. I just picked up those pinecone lights from Target…I think they will work well for fall and winter. The picture of the pumpkins were painted a few years ago by our daughter Sarah.
The picture of the cute, little deer is new. I recently purchased it from Lemonade Makin’ Mama's Etsy shop. Another item that goes well with either fall or winter décor.
You can’t go wrong with flowers and chocolate on display. Although the little dish of chocolate will quickly disappear in our house!
Now is the season for hot tea, add a chocolate hazelnut truffle on the side and it tastes like autumn!
My new pantry area (our desk use to be here) is all set-up now and I really like it. The shelving use to be in our living room and held all of our books.
It now holds several jars of dried goods along with home canned items, and a few of my vintage collectibles.
Our books are now in our new office, which use to be our daughter Amy’s room before she moved out on her own. It is still a work in progress, but it is slowly coming together. It is nice to have another space in the house to hang out in.
See, I still have bright colors! Stacked granny square blankets add a nice touch of color on these gray days.
This is the other side of the office…nothing too exciting. My hubby recently spotted the double reclining loveseat on Craigslist for a very reasonable price. I added our collection of vintage books to a little wood bookcase. I am still deciding what to hang on the walls….decisions, decisions!
I also moved around some of the furniture in the little room off the back of our house…I call it the nook! It holds crafting supplies and extra household items. My son jokes that it is our granddaughter Claire’s room, as there is a growing collection of blankets and toys that are stored in there!
The other corner of the nook. A nice spot to sit down and watch those leaves falling off the neighbor’s maple trees!