Autumn Kitchen

We have officially said goodbye to Summer with cooling temperatures and leaves beginning to change their color. Nestled in the Ozarks, we are surrounded with beauty this time of the year, making it a prime spot to watch Autumn arrive in all of it’s splendor, and today we’re sharing our Autumn kitchen!

Welcome to the Autumn’s in the Air Home Tour! If you’ve arrived here from Julie Blanner‘s fabulous home, we are so glad you’re here!

We’ve been adding autumnal touches all through the house the last few weeks and the kitchen/breakfast room was next on the list.

Our kitchen is for more than just cooking. It’s a favorite room that we spend a lot of time in talking, laughing, and sharing; so it definitely needs to be decorated for Fall.

The easiest piece to decorate in this space is the blue french commode. It sits in the breakfast room right inside our back door.

Not too long ago, I created a faux orchid and moss ball arrangement in an antique french champagne crate specifically for this piece. I’m still loving it displayed on the commode and I really didn’t want to remove it for Fall, so instead I just added some dried hydrangeas.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

I use dried hydrangeas throughout the house during the Autumn season.

They are such a simple way to add Fall touches to any room. I love their soft muted colors in different hues, which work perfectly with my non traditional Fall colors.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

A couple of years ago, I made some moss pumpkins and every year I pull them out to display in Fall vignettes around the house. The moss is excellent for adding extra texture here and there. If you would like to see how we made the moss pumpkins, click HERE.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Standing on top of the commode is a large antique gilded mirror that I draped with an oak leaf garland.

Shopping nature is the best way to decorate! I gathered oak leaves off of our hundred year old oak tree and made a garland using twine and a darning needle, tying off both ends when it reached the length that I wanted. It took no time at all and it was so easy.

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As the oak leaves dried, they took on a fabulous sage green color.

I also made a magnolia leaf garland for our old farm table in the breakfast room.

We don’t have a magnolia tree in our yard, but luckily I have sweet neighbors that have one, and they were kind enough to let me steal enough leaves for the garland!

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

The magnolia leaf garland was ideal for placing in the center of the farm table, and filling the center with a lavish array of harvest velvet pumpkins, corn, and pomegranates from LoveFeast Shop.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn is a time when nature excites the senses so why not decorate your home with the exquisite bounty surrounding you? Using displays of colorful leaves, seasonal produce, and like accessories, you can easily bring the this beauty inside your home.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

The kitchen and breakfast room are the gathering places in our home where special memories are made, as I’m sure they are in yours.

If you would like to see the before and after of our kitchen renovation, click HERE.

Simple organic touches of Fall can be achieved with fresh flowers and seasonal fruit.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

An antique french scale gets embellished with moss, white and gilded pumpkins, and I filled an ironstone pitcher with fresh flowers.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

My beautiful marble angel holds a miniature boxwood wreath. Boxwood is splendid for anytime of the year!

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Fresh green apples were added to an ironstone tureen for a pop of seasonal color.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

A few dried hydrangeas placed in an ironstone sugar jar finds the perfect place on the dry bar.

They perfectly mimic the colors in the antique oil painting.

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

No matter what room we’re in, Miss RubyLou loves snuggling in a cozy throw, especially on these cooler Autumn days!

Autumn Kitchen | Edith & Evelyn |

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Autumn in our kitchen!

Next on the home tour is Sheila at Maison de Cinq. You won’t want  to miss seeing her marvelous home dressed for Fall as well as the other homes on the tour (links below)!

Happy Fall,


Autumn is in the Air

Designthusiasm - Fall in the Den

Sand & Sisal


Savvy Southern Style


Julie Blanner


Edith and Evelyn Vintage


Maison de Cinq




Little Vintage Nest



Thursday’s Posts

Autumn Blog Tour Thurs

Designthusiasm | Sand & Sisal | Savvy Southern Style | Julie Blanner | Edith and Evelyn Vintage | Maison de Cinq | Shabbyfufu | Little Vintage Nest

Coming Friday

Autumn Blog Tour Fri

A Blissful NestNina HendrickElla Claire InspiredZevy JoyAdventures in DecoratingStyled with LaceMy Sweet SavannahLauren McBride

43 thoughts on “Autumn Kitchen

  1. Cindy your home is just lovely, all dressed up for fall! I especially love the greenery garlands- so genius to use the oak leaves like that. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tour with us.

  2. Your home is beautiful! I love the champagne bucket full of orchids and hydrangeas! I also love your oak leaf garland, now clever! The moss pumpkins are fun too! I always enjoy your home tours!

  3. Wow, I love your home. Each time I am on your site, it makes me want to get up and try turn my home into a home like yours. Sadly I don’t know how to do that. Your home is one of others homes I’ve seen that make me keep trying to turn my house into a home that I never want to leave, because its so fabulous.

  4. Absolutely beautiful, every last detail is stunning. Your kitchen area is simply gorgeous. I am in love with the lamb, could you possibly be so kind as to share where you found it. I love it with the wreath and the little crown. And, I can’t fail to mention Miss RubyLou she is just precious.

    Also, to let you know I received my French Girl Bust from your shop and it is even better than I imagined. I am in love and it arrived in perfect condition.

    Thank you for a lovely, lovely post. Enjoy these beautiful days!

  5. Cindy, the blue commode is utterly stunning and I always appreciate how you decorate it, but you’ve really outdone yourself today with this one!! The magnificent floral, moss pumpkins and lovely garland all enhance its beauty. Every detail in this space is exceptional!

  6. Your kitchen and breakfast room is so very beautiful, I just want to stay all day! I noticed you mentioned the Ozarks, do you live in Arkansas, Missouri or Oklahoma (or Kansas, too, I guess)? I’m originally from Arkansas but left in 1989 when I got married. Arkansas and Missouri both have beautiful Fall seasons.

  7. So very beautiful Cindy from the wonderful oak leaf garland to the gorgeous magnolia and pumpkin centerpiece. The French Champagne crate is the perfect piece for decorating for each season and you always style it with perfection. Always love seeing this space!!

  8. Whenever I think your home can’t get any better, you show me it can! I love all your Fall touches and thanks for telling us how you made the swags!!! I do have a magnolia bush so am going to try making a garland!!! Have a beautiful weekend, Cindy!

  9. You made that fabulous oak leaf garland?! Wait, of course you did … you’re so talented! And the way you styled your incredible crate is amazing! Your gorgeous jewel toned velvet pumpkins, pomegranate and corn are beautiful … your entire space is Fall perfection! Happy to be touring with you!

  10. Cindy,

    Your home is simply gorgeous, so with fall (my favorite season!) that just makes it even more so! From the stunning arrangement, to the dried oak leaf garland (love that idea!) to your cute moss pumpkins, it’s just the right amount of fall touches. And I’m IN LOVE with your beautiful little landscape painting – it might just have to come home with me!!

    Thanks so much for joining us Cindy! So happy to have gotten to know you and your beautiful blog:)


  11. Oh Cindy…that blue french commode stole my heart the minute I saw it years back when I began following you on this decor journey. Should you ever tire of it, you will find me in your driveway all the way from NJ…schlepping the beauty back up north! 😉 Loving those velvet pumpkins…I use the white velvet ones, but everytime I see yours I begin to think that perhaps I should go in another direction. Hugs to Miss Ruby Lou…did you ever get that dog an agent??? Happy Fall from NJ!

    • Thank you, Susan! If I ever decide to let the blue commode go, I will let you know! RubyLou still doesn’t have an agent….but I think she definitely needs one!

  12. Cindy you’re kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!! We love your organic touches mixed with your French vintage style. So romantic and pretty, j’adore!! So happy to be doing this hop with you!!

    Kim & Lacey

    • Thank you, Pat! I usually get invited into the blog tours….but I will be happy to recommend you the next time someone is looking to add to a tour!

  13. Love it all! All colors that speak to me. Only one thing….. While I adore your breakfast table centerpiece it reminds me of a time awhile back. I went to interview for a position of Decorator/Stylist for a local high end country club. As part of the interview I was asked to create a centerpiece for an 8′ long table using the club’s stash of wonderful decor. While what I designed turned out beautifully and the person in charge of the interview (the manager) was thrilled, she said “Ooooh I love it and you used my favorite color! But…ummm…where will the food go?” You see, I’d nearly filled up the entire table with decor. (In my defense, she didn’t tell me the table was supposed to be designed to allow for food as well as decor.) So as I see your breakfast table centerpiece I also wonder “Where’s the food going to go?” I guess personally I’d love to see that same arrangement in a smaller size 😉

    P.S. I did get the job at the country club 😉

    • Thanks, Anna! Lol, I love your story, and so true, there isn’t room for the food….however, we usually serve buffet style or the arrangement is taken away when the meal is served. It’s only hubby and me in the home full time, so the arrangement works for us! Glad you got the job! Thanks for commenting!

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