Ready for Fall Home Tour

Welcome to the Ready for Fall Home Tour! 9 bloggers are sharing how they have decorated their homes for fall.

Ready for Fall Home Tour

Thank you to Jenn and Vicki of 2 Bees in a Pod for hosting this fall home tour.

Ready for Fall Home Tour

If you arrived here from Our Southern Home, welcome!

You’ll find links to all of the home tours at the end of this post.

Ready for Fall Home Tour

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

For this fall home tour, I’m sharing how I decorated the family room and breakfast room for fall.

Fall in the Family Room

The family room is our morning and evening hang-out spot.

Family room decorated for fall in traditional colors

I love decorating my parents’ 1968 coffee table and end tables seasonally.

Family room decorated for fall in traditional colors

My grandmother’s wooden bowl is filled with dried gourds from years past.

To the right of the gourds are vintage books about the history of Lynchburg, acorns in a silver bowl, and Teasel that I collected while touring Gettysburg.

Dried gourds in a wood bowl on a coffee table

My dad’s squirrel nutcracker is always a part of my fall decor.

Antique squirrel nut cracker

This end table is decorated with cotton stems and lotus pods in a vintage ground beef can. My grandfather was superintendent of Giles County schools and he most likely pulled this out of the trash to use for storage in his workshop.

Beside the arrangement are NC-made pottery acorns and an Aspen leaf ornament.

Cotton and Lotus Pod stems in a Green Hill ground beef tine with a preserved aspen leaf ornament

The other end table is decorated with an enamel pitcher filled with Sunflowers, a squirrel, and corks in my dad’s silver porridge bowl.

Fall Vignette

The other side of the room is also decorated for fall.

Family room decorated for fall in traditional colors

A Fleecy White bleach bottle, vintage Mason jar filled with cotton, and two guilded and preserved Magnolia leaves decorate this table.

Antique oil lamp, vintage Mason jar filled with cotton bolls, Fleecy White amber bottle, and two preserved Magnolia leaves

I love decorating this pie safe made with Cherry wood harvested from the farm where my grandfather grew up. I also have a dresser made from the same wood.

Fall Vignette

Vintage postcards hang on a frame built with moulding from my maternal grandfather’s school house. The pheasant platter was a flea market find.

Vintage postcards displayed on chicken wire and a fall pheasant platter

When I started decorating for fall, I discovered that naughty mice had eaten most of my Wheat and River Oats. Luckily, they left enough for me to use to make this arrangement.

River oats and wheat fall floral design

Fall in the Breakfast Room

The lighting in our breakfast room will get a much-needed update very soon. You can see the antique chandelier that will grace this space here and get a sneak peek at the new pendant lights here.

Breakfast room decorated for fall

More dried gourds in a vintage McCoy dish make a table centerpiece.

Dried gourds in a vintage McCoy pottery piece.

Stained glass leaves hang in the breakfast room windows. I’ve decorated with these for years.

Green stained glass leaf

Unfortunately, the suction cup failed a few times and this red leaf is cracked. The suction cup is now held in place with Super Glue, so there should be not more falls for this leaf.

Stained glass red maple leaf suncatcher

I love the colors in this leaf. I really love these suncatchers and just ordered three Holly ones to use at Christmas.

Stained glass maple leaf suncatcher

Stained Glass Leaves You Can Purchase

Now it’s time to see how my blogging friends have decorated their homes for fall. I’m really looking forward to reading each of these posts.

2 Bees in a Pod//    Postcards From the Ridge//    DIY Beautify
Worthing Court//    Noting Grace//    White Cottage Home
Our Southern Home// The Tattered Pew
Simple Nature Decor//   Our Crafty Mom//    Sweet Pea


  1. Love your valances!
    I truly like how your room feels cozy and nods to fall with items from your travels and family heirlooms.

    1. Thank you so much, Gail! I made the valences a long time ago. I know they aren’t the current decor style, but I still love them.

  2. You have such wonderful finds and keepsakes, Paula. They work beautifully in your family room. I love the mustard yellow and gray together. Everything is so pretty and inviting!

  3. You home is lovely, I love how you added your parents side tables. Such a sweet touch. Love everything about your home for the fall. its so cosy and lovely.

  4. Your home is always so inspiring, Paula! It’s always fun to see what treasures you display each season. I love seeing the squirrels and the colors you use. It’s all so pretty and perfect for fall! Pinned!

  5. Paula, your family room is so lovely and inviting! Your touches of fall have so many personal treasures, which makes it all the more beautiful!

  6. Hi Paula! Oh, everything looks so pretty! I love your family room and that you’re using your parent’s old tables! I cherish some of the pieces I have from mine.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  7. You know how much I love your style, Paula and you certainly brought a smile to my face with all these pics. That dough bowl filled with those fun gourds is my favorite! I feel like if we lived closer, we would have a blast hunting for vintage treasures together. Thank you for always inspiring me!


  8. Beautiful home! Drooling over your leather chair and ottoman…but the best part of all are the accessories that you share and tell the story of each item and the family member who shared it with you. That is what truly makes a house a home, not the new from Ikea or Target! I love how you pull it all together and tell the story of your beautiful and most meaningful home.
    Blessings abundant, Alda

  9. Paula I always look forward to see what you are decorating with each season. You have the best collections and finds and I am loving your squirrels! Your home is beautiful and I love your style. Pinned.

  10. Paula, such a pretty tour. I can’t imagine having pieces from a farm your grandfather grew up on. So much history, memories and beautiful pieces in your home. I know I say this every time I visit but it truly always amazes me.

    Your home is like a treasure chest.

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! The mantel in our lake house living room is a beam from a carriage house on the farm. When my grandfather had vacation time, he always went to the farm to work. He tore the entire thing down by himself. He made shelf brackets using the cast iron gutter holders.

  11. Your fall decor is so warm and welcoming Paula! I never knew ground beef used to come in a can!! I absolutely love the NC pottery acorn as well as the gilded and preserved magnolia leaves! Did you make them?

    1. A local man sold items from his dad’s estate and I got some great fall and Christmas things from him. The preserved magnolia leaves came from Lightfoot in Williamsburg. My aunt bought them in the 70s.

  12. Loving all the details and cozy feel. I need to start prepping for fall, but I am still not accepting we are here. So to help, I am going thrifting this week!!!

  13. Paula,

    Your home is so cozy and giving me all the Fall feels. I think I’m in love with your dad’s squirrel

    1. I would love to know the history of the squirrel. I’m positive that it wasn’t new when someone gave it to him when he was a little boy.

  14. Beautiful, as usual Paula. I just love how you’ve decorated your home with beautiful and meaningful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Paula, it’s always so fun to tour your home and learn the stories behind your pretty decor. I love your grandma’s big wooden bowl, and I can see why you spend lots of time in your family room. Your breakfast room looks so classy. And I spy some gorgeous green pottery in the white shelves on the far wall. Love it all!

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