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25 September, 2013

Confessions of a Plate Addict's Fall Home Tour

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour 
Welcome! I am so excited that you have come by for a visit! There are lots of wonderful homes to see in our All Things Home Fall Tour, so be sure to check the list at the end of this post and continue the tour! And don’t forget…there’s a beautiful $1500 Sarasota chest from Somerset Bay that will be given away to one of our visitors, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post, too! Sooo…come on in and let’s start the tour!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Autumn Greeting
Fall is my very favorite season so I am so happy that it has finally arrived officially! My little handmade rustic chalkboard sports a fall greeting in French…a reflection of the fact (just in case this is your first visit!) that I am a retired French teacher!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
On the Chinese chest in the entry, you will find a fun arrangement made with pleated paper pumpkins and fall foliage…a really fun and easy project that even the kiddos can do!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
And on my mom’s old drop leaf table, our hostess for the tour Miss Kitty awaits your arrival! She welcomes you into the living room.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
On the rustic wooden tray you get a little peek at the theme for my fall decor this year, combining one of my loves…my collection of blue and white chinoiserie…with bittersweet and pumpkins!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
A closer look and you may be able to tell that the books on the tray are by my favorite designer…Charles Faudree. I love his French Country style and have incorporated it as much as possible into my home but with a budget in mind, using lots of thrifing finds and my inexpensive frenchy projects! You can get a closer look at the French Country influences in my home from the summer tour by clicking here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
I always think of the mantel as the real centerpiece of a home’s decor…the element that makes a statement about the home owner’s style. So when I start decorating for the change of the seasons, this is where I start. This year, it’s the simple combination of blue and orange…an unexpected color combination for fall, I think, but one of my favorites!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
Just a handful of pumpkins and a few sprigs of faux bittersweet scattered among some of my favorite blue and white pieces say fall for me! I also made the bittersweet wreath…for a song! You can get the details here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
And I cannot have a mantel without another one of my loves…my plates! These heavily-detailed grape plates help to give it some architectural interest.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
I brought a touch of fall to my painted chest by adding a thrift store tureen filled with mums…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
…and adding a few baby pumpkins to my vintage book bundle. That’s an antique Paris post card topping it off.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
The dining room is one of my favorite rooms…where I display some of my favorite things! On top of the hutch, you can see a portion of my collection of double happiness jars…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
…and my favorite blue and white Spode plates! I’ve added a few pumpkins…continuing the colors from the living room.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
This is also where I display one of my most prized possessions…my mom’s Red Cliff ironstone tureen.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
On the table…my ruffled burlap table runner…a fall and winter decorating staple at my house…heaped with pumpkins, pine cones and berries and dotted with my pewter candlesticks!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
At each place…a grapevine wreath charger and my pewter flatware and goblets lend a rustic air to the table.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Dough Bowl 2012
Another family treasure…my grandmother’s dough bowl…decorates the buffet each year. This is last year’s arrangement. I am waiting for our annual family trip to the pumpkin farm to fill it up this year…my source for those wonderful long-stemmed pumpkins!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Pillow
My linen and burlap vintage French pumpkin pillow is making an another appearance this year. You can find instructions for making it including the free graphic by clicking here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Breakfast Room
In the breakfast room, the decor is more casual. I’ve pulled out my favorite shabby box…another faithful standby…and filled it with yellow mums…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Shirt Pumpkins
…with pots wrapped in burlap…and a fun new project this year…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Shirt Pumpkins
…my no-sew shirt pumpkins! They are super easy, inexpensive and fun to make! You can find a complete tutorial here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Kitchen
In the kitchen, the informal fall look continues. I am excited that I get to use my galvanized tray…a Pottery Barn outlet bargain…and the fun vintage-look galvanized milk bottle carrier that I found at an unexpected place…at a tractor supply store! You can get the details of that find plus a look at my other farmhouse style bargains here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Kitchen
A baby pumpkin…you notice all of mine are orange this year…fills a vintage Wedgwood teacup. I know white is popular, but I just have to say that for me, fall just isn’t fall without orange! 


Confessions of a Plate Addict - Cozy Patio
I wish I could say that this is the way my patio looks right now, but it is still just too hot here in Georgia. This is a peek at how it looked at the end of October last year…one more month to go!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Sweater Pillows
And then it will be time to think about hot chocolate, cozy blankets and sweater pillows


Baby Kitty
…and enjoying a fire in the fireplace! Ahhh! But my co-host Baby Kitty says we will have to wait for that! Right now, we are still cranking up the air conditioning and dreaming of the day when the real fall weather will get here…and hoping that will be very soon!

Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you enjoyed your tour!

All Things Home Fall Tour  
And…there are 24 more homes to see! I am loving this chance to have a little peek inside these beautiful homes all decorated for fall! Here’s a schedule in case you missed any and to give you a look at the homes that are coming in the next few days!

Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
And now for the giveaway!

All Things Home Fall Tour Prize

Enter to win this gorgeous hand painted Sarasota Chest in Crème Brûlée from Somerset Bay, a prize valued at $1,500. The contest is open to U.S. residents only.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my home all decorated for fall! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza, Sand and Sisel for the Autumn Abounds Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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48 comments:

  1. Deb - I stayed up until midnight to see your tour because I was sooooo excited. You did not let me down, my friend. Boy you have been busy and I love it all. Your table and hutch are my faves, thought. I love how full it is and depicts an Autumn Harvest. But, I lost my heart on that last pic of Baby Kitty by the fire. And I also goggled a little because I know you had to lay on the floor to take that shot and Baby K looks like she is saying "mom, what exactly are you doing?" LOL
    I am going back for another tour. xxoo, Barb

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  2. Your pumpkins really pop against all the beautiful blue. Everything looks amazing!! Your mantle is divine. {And I love the kitty picture at the end.} Thanks for sharing. XOXO

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  3. Gorgeous! I love everything about your home! The dining room table is my favorite. It looks just as a fall harvest table should, bountiful and beautiful. You did a beautiful job welcoming fall to your neck of the woods!

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  4. I am with you on the blue and orange... perfection!! Beautiful tour!

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  5. You know how much I love the blue and white. The addition of orange for Fall is perfect, Debbie. Everything looks fabulous!

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  6. I so enjoyed your tour of your beautiful home! Everything looks so lovely and inviting!

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  7. Love it! This is the vibe I'm going for in the living room and dining room--We are all about some Aix en Provence here at Brandywine!

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  8. ...and china! Lots and lots of china!

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  9. You have put me in such a warm and cozy autumn mood! Everything is so charming and delightful.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. I really enjoyed the tour of your home decorated for fall. It's nice to see your traditional style furnishings and antiques and all the orange touches. Your blue and white china really set off the orange well. You have a beautiful home! Pamela

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! So warm, so cozy and oh so inviting! Your harvest table is so beautifully set...every detail is a delight to the eye:) Thanks for the wonderful fall inspiration! Hugs, Poppy

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  12. So beautiful!! Such a warm welcoming Fall feeling. Luv, luv the table!!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  13. Your home is so warm and welcoming! I love the blue and white combined with orange pumpkins! You have a gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. Oh, everything is Autumnal Perfection!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue & white on your mantel & hutch partnered w/ the orange & was just thinking of doing a 'scape w/ that combo! I also love the various rustic touches converging w/ the aesthetically-pleasing wow factor of your various luxe items....rustic luxe has long been my favorite combo & you combine that so incredibly well!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  15. Loving your orange and blue and white!! So pretty. Seems to be a trend this year for neutral pumpkins etc. Sorry but I am a fall fanatic and I love all those warm oranges and golds around my house!! Your house is so cozy...thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful...I love your tablescape and the blue and orange is gorgeous together!

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  17. Blue and orange are now officially my favorite fall color combo. Your entire home looks gorgeous. You did a great job with your fall decor!

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  18. Oh, my. Your backyard. My fav. . . love the entire vignette. It just looked so cozy. My mom says to tell you she loved. loved your Dining room and the table setting. (we were on the phone looking at the same time) We enjoyed your house immensely. Happy Fall!!

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  19. Your home tour is just lovely and I have found so much inspiration. I live in N FL and we are experiencing the heat and humidity as well. That makes it difficult to get in Fall decorating mode but you have inspired me to get going on that. Your blue and white Fall mantle is gorgeous, Love it.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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  20. Love all the fabric pumpkins. The orange really compliments to blue and white porcelain. Lovely!!

    Mary L

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  21. Debbie I love the tours of you home! Your fall decor is so pretty. I'm enjoying the pops of orange and bittersweet with the blue and white. Not sure I will get much decorating done this fall but maybe a bit of Halloween for my Grandson!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  22. Debbie, your fall decor is absolutely stunning and so looks like you. I love it all. The fire is perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  23. The combo of orange and blue is just gorgeous! You have definitely inspired me to add more pumpkins to my decor! So pretty! Invite me over, mon ami!

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  24. loads of cuteness, right down to the fur~

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  25. I just love your home and all of the fall projects! I can't wait to try the shirt pumpkins! The blue and whites really pop with the fall colors! Cheers to a wonderful tour. Thanks for sharing! ~Christy

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  26. I love it all, but I really like the orange striped pumpkin and the outdoor area. Love the tray on the coffee table and the dining room table looks great, too. I think I'm going to try blue/orange for fall....a new combo for me.

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  27. Everything looks gorgeous! I especially love your vignette on your dining table, and of course, your kitties!! :)

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  28. Wow, Debbie! The combination of blue and white with orange really sings! I really enjoyed your kitty led tour and saw so many wonderful vignettes. I have always thought you were so very talented!

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  29. Oh, my word. You had me at "bonjour"! Actually, you REALLY had me at the mention of blue and white--and you're right; they combine beautifully with orange! I'm not sure what's my favorite thing--maybe the ruler chalkboard? Or that dough bowl! Everything looks smashing!

    Thanks so much for opening your home!

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  30. Deb, what a beautiful tour, love all the blue and white with the orange pumpkins, YES you heard right I liked the orange pumpkins with your BLUE!!! So warm and invting, beautiful photography as well. Great job my friend, OH and I love the yellow mums and sitting outside on your patio by the fire would be so nice. Baby Kitty pict was spectacular, Kudos to you my dear sweet friend,
    xo Kathysue

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  31. Your home looks amazing all decorated for Fall. Just gorgeous!

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  32. Beautiful fall home tour! I spotted the first post by another blogger featuring the Walmart olive bucket... with a link back to your post about how she found it! :)

    Judith

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  33. You have managed to make blue and white a fall statement! Very lovely! Your kitties steal the show however! Love all the nods to France, and your shirt pumpkins and burlap wrapped pots~I'm in Alabama trying hard to pretend it's fall also! But I would never trade our mild winters for those snow drifts so I can be patient!
    Jenna

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  34. Debbie, your home is stunning! Love the orange and blue together. And the use of plates on your mantel ... genius!! Love that ... a LOT! Thanks so much for sharing your home and your pretty kitties with us! I have a Baby Kitty, too!

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  35. Hi Debbie,
    I have to say, I just love your orange pumpkins with your blue and white on the mantel. Your home is so lovely and it's always fun to see your kitties! ~Delores

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  36. The orange pumpkins look so beautiful with the blue and white! So fresh! It all looks just amazing! Life to the full! Melissa

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  37. Simply a wonderful tour, Debbie! You have so many beautiful vignettes scattered around your home. Love each and every one of them. I think I may give your pleated pumpkins a try with my grands.

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  38. Stunning, Debbie! Your dining room is my favorite, too. I absolutely love how you mixed blue and orange ... looks so pretty together! The textures ... elements ... layers all work so beautifully together. Baby Kitty is precious ... makes me miss my sweet Eden. Happy Fall!

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  39. Miss Kitty, thank you so much for welcoming us in such a beautifully decorated homes.

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  40. Beautiful fall home tour!! You did a great job ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  41. So many gorgeous and creative fall touches! Just lovely!

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  42. Oh Wow, your home is gorgeous! I love your dining room and the hutch and those beautiful plates! Well, there is beauty all around.

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  43. Debbie, I'm loving all the blue and white with touches of orange. You are giving me some direction to change things up this fall. Enjoy the season! ~ sarah

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  44. So many beautiful things in your home! I adore all of the orange and blue...I am an Auburn fan. Thanks so much for the tour!

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  45. Stunning! I am pinning!!!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  46. You already know that I love your fall decor, Debbie, but I wanted to let you know that your tour was one of the top three most viewed at last week's Home{work} Wednesday and will be featured on our blogs tomorrow. Thank you for linking up!

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  47. Love Love the table! you have such a beautiful home!

    ~Norma G.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie