Celebrating Fall Home Tour

Welcome to the celebrating fall home tour! 14 bloggers are sharing how they have decorated their homes for fall.

Celebrating Fall Home Tour

Thank you to Leen of Sand Dollar Lane for hosting this fall home tour. If you arrived here from Songbird, welcome!

Celebrating Fall Home Tour

I’m still in full-on summer mode but my home is ready for fall. I like decorating early because it gives me more time to enjoy it.

I recently shared my fall mantel, the fall decor in my family room and breakfast room, and the fall decor in my lake house master bedroom.

For this fall home tour, I’m sharing our living room and dining room.

Fall in the Living Room

Our living room is the first room you see when entering our home and it is my favorite room to decorate seasonally.

Formal living room decorated for fall

Click over to this post to see more of my fall mantel.

I like decorating with bold fall colors, neutral is not in my decorating vocabulary.

Decorating the table in front of the fireplace is a glass pumpkin with faux pumpkin filler, a fall candle, and a VA Metalcrafters Maple leaf. I scored the leaf this summer at Reclaimed in Moneta.

Fall Vignette

The music stand to the left of the fireplace is decorated with a candle, a goose shaped like a gourd, and a Maple leaf ornament.

Fall Vignette

I love sitting in this room and visiting with friends when they stop by.

Formal living room decorated for fall

The family member who spends the most time in this room is Sherman.

Fall Vignette on an antique chest

My grandmother’s chest of drawers is decked out for fall.

Fall Vignette on an antique chest

I purchased this print last fall in Vermont. The leaf is handmade by a NC potter.

Fall art

The pitcher was inherited from my grandmother and the handmade wood box was a gift from Mr. SP very early in our marriage.

Vintage Czech pottery vase on a maple box with acorns

The Byers Choice wheelbarrow was purchased in Vermont many years ago.

Byer's fall wheelbarrow

A pumpkin and another pottery leaf complete the vignette.

Fall vignette

Pampass Grass in my grandmother’s crock and another pottery leaf decorate the right side of the display.

Fall vignette

Fall in the Dining Room

I love decorating our dining room seasonally.

Dining Room Decorated for Fall

The buffet is decorated with dried gourds in my grandmother’s bowl and beeswax fall candles purchased years ago at Beeswax Candle Company in Lynchburg many years ago.

My grandfather lived in a boarding house when he first was hired by Giles County to be the superintendent. The boarding house owner served dessert in the compotes.

Antique oak buffet decorated for fall

My grandmother’s washstand is another spot that I love to decorate for the season. This piece was in her dining room as was the art above it.

Antique washstand decorated for fall

The watercolor is of Middle Covered Bridge located across from the fabulous Woodstock Inn. A trio of candles and a pottery leaf complete the vignette.

My friend, Leecy, commissioned a painting of Middle Bridge for me because it’s such a special place for me and Mr. SP. You can see it in this post.

Painting of Middle Bridge in Woodstock, VT with a pottery leaf and three brass candle holders with orange candles

Mr. SP and I have traveled to Vermont for several fall leaf-peeping trips. There’s nothing like being in Vermont in the fall to enjoy the outstanding fall foliage.

Next on the fall home tour is Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.

Celebrating Fall Home Tour

Sand Dollar Lane // My Wee Abode // Hearth and Vine // Noting Grace

My Family Thyme // The Roots of Home // What Meegan Makes

Zucchini Sisters // Postcards from the Ridge // 2 Bees in a Pod // Thistle Key Lane

Harbour Breeze Home // Songbird // Sweet Pea


  1. Paula, your home is always so beautiful when decorated for fall! I love all your sentimental touches and how your home feels so personal and cozy!
    Thanks for being part of this fun home tour!

  2. Paula, I always love the way you decorate with interesting pieces of art and collectibles that have true meaning. It makes your home extra special. I bet they make you smile all the time.
    Also, Vermont is on my bucket list. One of these days we are going to take a road trip and hit all the great areas of the northeast. I will definitely need to check back and read all about your experience.

  3. Love the fall decorating. You incorporate vintage and family pieces so very well — love it all! Even though you have many vignettes and lots of pieces, it never looks busy or cluttered. Thanks for sharing your spaces.

  4. Love it all Paula, especially the stained glass leaf hanging. The pottery leaves are pretty touches too. You have pretty art from Vermont.

    Love your grandmothers bowl filled with gourds. You have a great collection of gourds.

  5. Love the orange goose, a real eye catcher!
    Dining room: LOVE the black floral tray hanging on the wall. What method did you use to hang the tray?

    1. Thank you so much, Virginia! My great-uncle’s wife painted the tray and I inherited it from my grandmother. I believe the style of painting is called tole painting.

  6. You know I always love to visit your home for the change of seasons, Paula -and this one did not disappoint! Your color combos and textures always make me smile. And I adore how you use vintage items in your home. So very beautiful, my friend!


    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! I purchased that squirrel shortly after college, so I’ve gotten many years of enjoyment from him.

  7. Ha! Neutral is not in my decorating vocabulary either! Love seeing all of your rich autumn colors and seeing your family treasures!

  8. Paula, your fall home tour is beautiful. I love all the unique things you have decorated with. That is what makes a home special. I love having things that have special memories and family pieces handed done in family . Love your style so much. Hope you are having a great day.

  9. Such a beautiful home, Paula! Your decorating is elegant and understated. I love the stories behind your treasures.
    Thanks for the fall preview.
    Have a great week!

  10. Oh my goodness!!! The bold oranges are literally PERFECT with those blues. Your living room looks incredible as always and the other rooms are beautiful as well!!!

  11. Your home is definitely ready for Fall with all the colorful vintage and historical pieces. From the living room to the dining room it’s welcoming and inviting. What a beautiful cozy space for enjoying the cooler weather and cozy nights in.
    My prayers are continually with you, Paula.

  12. I love the fact that everything in your home has a story and a relationship to your family. Those are the things that make it special!

  13. Paula, your fall display on your grandmother’s chest is my favorite this year. Love the Vermont artwork, the pampas grass in the crock and your sweet collection on the tray. Beautiful room…that Sherman is one lucky dog!

  14. It all looks so pretty, and I love how almost every piece holds special meaning to you. I really like that painting of the fall tree from Vermont.

  15. I really enjoyed seeing your fall decor, Paula! I do love your pops of color. That pampas grass immediately caught my eye. I’m inspired to try to make some clay leaves like the ones you have, too! I think one of my favorite vignettes is your grandmother’s wash stand and painting. Beautiful tour! Pinned!

  16. I love all your colors; I, too, am not a neutral person. I hate the white kitchens that look like you could do surgery on the island! Your sense of style awes me and I always enjoy reading about the history of your inherited items! Missed Sherman photobombing, though!

    1. No neutrals for me! We have white cabinets and a white sink at the lake and they drive me nuts because I’m always cleaning them.

  17. Visiting your blog always makes me smile. Your fall home looks beautiful! I love the pops of color and the lovely vignettes you have created. It always enjoy reading about how you incorporate such meaningful treasures into your home decor. It is always fun to hop with you, Paula!

  18. Paula, how I love to hear the stories behind all of your fabulous vintage treasures! The goose shaped like a gourd caught my eye right away. It’s so unique! The vibrant pops of orange that you’ve added throughout your home are the perfect way to welcome fall. The pampass grass makes a lovely fall arrangement in your grandmother’s crock. It’s always a pleasure to hop with you. Pinned!

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