Monday, October 31, 2016

Farmhouse Decor


Farmhouse Fall Decor... I had every intention of posting this about a month ago, to give you all decorating ideas for you to use in your own home.... Then October happened - and we were OH SO BUSY. I think Fall has been busier than our Summer was.  And of coarse, everything sort of revolves around Harvest this time of year. So things like blogging, giving my dog her monthly medicine and still trying to keep up with mowing the grass once a week seem a lot harder.

Fall, like every other seasonal decor (except Christmas and my 4 trees) I like to keep pretty simple. In fact, I think my outside is decorated more than the inside is. Simple bundles of wheat and pumpkins here and there are my go-to.



I'm loving this basket hanging on the door as opposed to a wreathe. It was beautiful filled with red geraniums all summer. 




Our entryway - I still love that I'm using this dresser as a table. I get so many compliments on it, but the dark wood is stunning.



My farmers office is basically the same..... just a pumpkin added to the table.


Over the summer I purchased this pitch fork and thought it would be perfect for this office - and it is.... I'd also like to find a shovel.


The gallery wall of farm photos is my favorite - and always gets a lot of looks from new visitors. 



Burlap Harvest pillow on the extra bar stool that doesn't fit around our island. We use it when we have people over and need it but this is the perfect spot for everyday use.


Bats on the fireplace.... The cutest. 



Simple pumpkin under a glass cloche.



I only decorated with a few corn stalks that we picked early to check on yields - with these prices you take all you can to the elevator. ;)



My favorite candle - Orange and Clove.. it can be purchased at Nell Hills at Briarcliff in Kansas City.




I'm dreaming of a big, cozy creamy linen blend sofa... A few years ago this leather bulky thing seemed like a good idea. And it hardly gets sat on so I have a feeling it will be around for a while. ;)




Those bundles of wheat are from my Aunt's farm in Warsaw, MO. She gave them to me last year and they are just so perfect. They kept great and I love the "messy" bundle look as opposed to the perfect bundle of wheat. It gives it more of a rustic, real look. 



For normal day to day this big pumpkin is our table centerpiece. Nothing much but just perfectly simple for this space.





I started hanging plates here last Spring. I had 6 little white plates with bunnies not he from Pottery Barn and I knew I wanted to hang them somewhere. Over the fall I had adorable plates with Cherries on them and these Sparrow plates I got at Nell Hills are perfect for fall. They are a little more "halloweenish" than fall but I do love the simplicity of the white plate and simple design.



And to add a little "fancy" to the table. I love this design because it is still so simple and makes a statement. 


It was fun to photograph.











And last but not least - our back mudroom area. Summer sunglasses and hats get replaced with fall boots and scarves. And in true real life - my Nike shoes and pineapple flip flops made it into the picture down below. They do get "stashed" there daily. It's easy to slip on when i take the dog outside. 



Well that's it for the Fall Farmhouse Tour... I hope that you all have had a great Fall and a very bountiful Harvest.






Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall at the Farmhouse | 2016


I declare it at least three times a week on my Instagram feed, but Fall really is the best time on the farm. You hear tractors all day long, you see dust from the combine, fields become clean and everything opens up. Of course being married to a farmer, Fall is always extremely busy.... and this year is no different. While our weekends are busy with Apple Butter making, hayrides and other wonderful family traditions - during the week while my farmer is in the field I really get some great alone time at home (with Molly) to do what I enjoy, to do what rejuvenates me. Decorating, baking, cleaning.... All of those sort of things that to some might be chores, but to me - are therapeutic.



Like most Holiday or season d├ęcor (except the 500+ Christmas Lights on my house) I keep Fall pretty simple - pumpkins and mums!






We just finished out sidewalk and in the Spring, so this is the first Fall that I am able to decorate the steps. I am also happy about the 6" steps that are wider. When I was "designing" them I was literally picturing this right here. Pumpkins and mums spilling over each step.





The sidewalk was our last thing to do to the house for a while..... Except now I want a brick lined patio out back... Gosh I really hope my farmer isn't reading this.... and I really wish corn wasn't $2.89. #farmlifeproblems ;)



Adirondack chairs have been my new latest obsession. I have two on my front porch and two in my yard next to a big tree (the only big tree)...
 



They're fun to festively decorate each season with pillows or throws, America flags and pumpkins....


 
Can you spot Molly.... 
 

 
I love specialty pumpkins of all different colors and shapes, but nothing quite beats a good ol jack-o-lantern style pumpkin. I place them around a few trees in the yard.
 


Freshly combined corn field and turning bean field.... The views are spectacular this time of year.


 



I have a few of these lanterns sitting around by trees and on the front stairs. They contain a flame less candle and in a few weeks for a more "halloweenish" look they'll have orange string lights.



And because black and white pictures are my favorite....


 
More Adirondack chairs....
 



 







 



 
My sidekick....


 
 
Huge pumpkins by the barn..... 
 


 




 



Seriously - a typical sunset on the farm.....




I will have an updated little "spookier" look in a couple of weeks for Halloween and our annual Hayride.... Go, hurry get pumpkins and mums while supplies last. Most all of mine came from Hill Top Nursery in Dover.

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