Autumn has arrived in the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
An antique french scale gets embellished with moss, white and gilded pumpkins, and I filled an ironstone pitcher with fresh flowers.
My beautiful marble angel holds a miniature boxwood wreath. Boxwood is splendid for anytime of the year!
Fresh green apples were added to an ironstone tureen for a pop of seasonal color.
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.
No matter what room we’re in, Miss RubyLou loves snuggling in a cozy throw, especially on these cooler Autumn days!
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)!