The Partial Great Room Reveal – Fall Peeks

Soon after I created my Fall Apples Floral Arrangement

I began to add some Fall touches to the Great Room at the Berry Patch House.

Today you will see some “sneakie peekies” of the Great Room.

I shall later present a full reveal of the room that I put together using some pieces of

furniture that were never in my previous home’s Great Room.

Even though the Berry Patch House (our rental home)

is over 1,000 square feet larger than our previous home, some rooms are smaller,

such as the Great Room, so I had to be somewhat creative.

So here is the Partial Great Room Reveal – Fall Peeks.

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My Fall Home Tour

Fall is definitely creeping in a bit in my part of the country.

We have cooler temps . . . well, cooler to me means it is not in the 90’s . . .

and I can see some slight changes in the color of the leaves on some trees.

That being said, it is time for my Fall Home Tour AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

So grab a seat and your favorite beverage and come along!

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“Fall”ing for Blue for Fall Decor

I am “fall”ing for blue for Fall decor this year.

I am doing this for two reasons.

One, because I love blue.

Two, because I need to keep my interiors simple in these days

of being in the process of selling our home.

I was able to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores while I was in California

and I caught some great sales.

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Fall Home Tour

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home

for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year.

For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season,

however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

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A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings

and Romantic Homes Magazine

is happening both today and tomorrow

with a most fabulous group of French Country bloggers.

I am presenting my Great Room today with the star of the room . . .

my new chair.

The Helena Chair from Soft Surroundings.

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Fall Decor Ideas

Fall cannot come soon enough for me.

We have had an extremely hot summer and I long for the cooler, crisp days of Fall.

I have been doing some prep work to ready for some Fall home decor.

I always look back on what I did in years past.

These are some of the things I have done.

Some of you may remember them, and hope my new readers will enjoy it.

In decorating for Fall, I usually start in the Great Room with the mantel.

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Great Fall Mantels ~ Fall Ideas Tour

Yesterday I participated in a Fall Ideas Tour.

Day One featured mantels and I want to share some great Fall Mantel Inspiration today.

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A Fall Mantel of Blue and White and Charles Dickens

A Fall Mantel of blue and white and vintage Charles Dickens books was my plan for

“fall-fy-ing” the mantel this year.

I was thrilled when I found these books on one of my antiquing adventures this year

with my friend and day trip partner.  Our motto: No place is too far!

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Plate Inspired Fall Mantel

The last area to “fallify” was the mantel . . .

~ ~ however I did not want to add much fall foliage . . . just a simple vignette . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to include the warm colors of Fall.

A bit of a departure from a past Fall Mantel.


I started with this small platter by Myott & Sons, England/Banff, that I purchased for $5.00 . . .

~ ~ in an antique shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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2012 Fall Mantel Review

A loud “hello and bon jour” from France…

Today, I am sharing my 2012 Fall Mantel…

…..and hope that I can get started on this year’s mantel as soon as I return…

I do not think my hubby would like to get it started while I am away…:)

So here is the 2012 post for the Fall Mantelscape….

I did it….

…..I just completed the Fall Mantel.

Yesterday, I met my friend Frances who monogramed “We Gather Together” for me…

…..she monogramed it on burlap.

I took my $1.00 frame I purchased several months ago and framed the inscription.


I love that message of family and friends coming together for the holidays..

…..and every day for that matter.


I gathered fall florals and arranged them on the mantel using command hooks to keep them in place…


And could not forget the cute little squirrel that I received at our neighborhood “Tacky Gift Exchange”….

…..a party that we have after Christmas….to exchange tacky gifts that we had received.

Now, I do not consider “Sammy the Squirrel” tacky…was thrilled to get him!!


The plates are the Fresco Bird plates from Pottery Barn…a set of 4 different designs.




I added the pretty blue/green pumpkins and a faux pumpkin from Pottery Barn..

…..a giant iron acorn and mums from Trader Joe’s.



My hubby chuckles at the fact that I will take all this time to create the “mantelscape”….

…..only to take it down in two weeks to start my Christmas decorating….I start early…

……….it takes me that long!!


The pillow in the chair is Pottery Barn…love that it coordinates with the plates.



So, mantel completed…and moving on to decorate the front porch…


Hope you enjoyed my 2012 Fall Mantel and I thank you so much for visiting!!

And you can gather more Fall Inspiration from this upcoming Fall Party…

…..that I have to honor to participate in with 11 other wonderful bloggers!


Have a wonderful day!