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22 September, 2016

French Country Fall Home Tour with Rustic Fall Touches

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourI am so excited to join a group of my fellow Francophiles for a French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes magazine! It's finally the first official day of my favorite season so this is a fun way to kick it off! It also brings back wonderful memories of my time spent in France so it was especially enjoyable to give my décor a little French accent this year! And be sure to visit the rest of the homes on the tour for even more French Country style! Believe me, you are in for a real treat! You will find a list at the end of this post. Now come on in for a little visit!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourWhen you enter my home, you are greeted by a basket filled with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds. I am always fascinated by the variety of shapes and colors that are available and even found a few new-to-me gourds among them this year! My favorite bouillotte lamp adds a classic French touch to the chest. The lamps have an interesting history associated with gambling if you'd like to read about them here. Please forgive me, but when I talk about France, the French teacher in me just comes right out! ;-) That's my daughter's third grade prize-winning art from the Festival of Trees waaay back in 1988!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourI love mums...our classic fall flower! The French would find it strange, however, since they think of them as funeral flowers! Imagine what they must think to see us all decked out in them! lol  I have added some in a pretty orange hue to a white tureen. I can't wait until they are in full bloom! A little frenchy boy, a thrifting find from several years ago, stands guard over my new fall love....

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home Tour...the prettiest pumpkin that I have ever seen!'s real! It almost looks like a painting, doesn't it?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourAnother pumpkin is nestled among my collection of vintage French Quimper pottery. I'm so smitten with that little man and woman that I have even made a pilgrimage to the HB Henriot factory in Quimper, France! You can get a closer look at my collection here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourMy mantel is fairly neutral this year...quite a change for me. But with all the activity in my home, it's nice to have a little quiet spot! Simple white pumpkins with fall leaves and berries are the theme! And yes...those are plates, added for a little architectural interest.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourFor the wreath, I mixed silk mums with faux pumpkins against a background of fall foliage. I love the contrast and the mix of textures!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourThere's more of the same on the mantel along with votives and pillar candles to add a glow in the evening. They are actually flameless and work on a timer so I can enjoy them every night! The wooden lanterns are my daughter's. I think they add a rustic country feel!
CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourBut here are the stars of my fall Slipcovered Tristan Chair and matching ottoman from Soft Surroundings! I love the French ticked linen and I especially love that I can remove and wash the slipcovers...very important with a five and six year old in the house now! They are just perfect for my home...and so very frenchy, too!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourAnd I don't know about you, but I can't visit the Soft Surroundings site without drooling over the beautiful clothes! This time their Tatum Top with its three-quarter length sleeves and pocket...features that I love...caught my eye! And now you know my secret...if I love something I buy it in multiple colors! ;-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country Fall Home TourAnd...I have one last little bit of French Country to share with ticking and toile pumpkins, made with real pumpkin stems! They were easy and inexpensive to make and add the perfect frenchy touch! You can see how I made them HERE.

A big thank you goes out to Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes magazine along with Janet at Shabby Fufu for putting our tour together and helping to put the word out! Please note that I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.

Now be sure to visit these beautiful blogs to see some gorgeous homes and come by again on Friday to check out the rest of our tour!

Thanks for stopping by! 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. 
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 the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home on Thursdays,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Debbie you have some real French treasures at your place! What a nice home you have created with them all. I loved learning about mums being a funeral flower...I guess Gladiolus are our funeral flowers? Hahah!

  2. That chair is perfect with the grandkids living there now....I just love slipcovered furniture! I'll be staying tuned for your pumpkin tutorial:-)

  3. Debbie, your chair is just perfect and you are right that pumpkin doesn't look real. I am in love with the ones you made! I haven't bought the first pumpkin yet this year. Going to the pumpkin farm soon!

  4. That chair looks so comfortable! I love all the fall touches you have added to your home and the amazing pumpkins...both faux and real. I'm looking forward to your pumpkin tutorial. I'm hosting a little pumpkinpalooza party with my best gals next weekend to make some of our own. Beautiful fall home!

  5. Oh the chair is so perfect in your home! is a favorite of mine! I am so looking forward to your tutorial on the pumpkins....I have dried lots of pumpkin stems from last year in hopes of making some of these this year!
    Great partying with you today for the wonderful Fall Home Tour Debbie!!!

  6. Debbie, your fall decor is beautiful! I love the slipcovered chair from Soft Surroundings, and I have loved their clothes for years. Can't wait for the pumpkin tutorial!
    P.S. Love the tidbit about the French thinking mums are for funerals! :)

  7. Debbie, your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love French design so much, and you have captured it perfectly! I love the toile pumpkins! I can't wait to see how you made them! I hope that you have a wonderful first day of Fall!!!

  8. Could that chair be any more perfect? I don't think so, I love it Deb!!! This really makes me want to go out and get my pumpkins!!! Your touches are always so warm and inviting!!

  9. All your fall touches are perfect. How could you go wrong with that top in those pretty colors?

  10. I got the same chairs! Love them BTW and they look fantastic in your home.

  11. Enjoyed your tour! I love the pumpkins you made! So pretty!
    Happy Days Farm

  12. What a beautiful and welcoming space, Debbie! And those little pumpkins are gorgeous!!! Can't wait to hear how you made them. :)

  13. I love the ticking on the chair and how ell it works with the French pillow and ticking and toile pumpkins! Wonderful job, Debby!!

  14. Debbie,
    I love seeing your Entry, dear friend!
    The assortment of mini pumpkins and gourds adds a visual interest at the beginning
    of the French Country Fall Home Tour and fills me with intrigue!
    Those stripe slipcovers are perfect for your chairs!
    Love your ticking stripe pumpkins!
    Happy first day of Autumn!

  15. Oh what a lovely Fall tour!! Your pumpkins were each unique and beautiful! I bought a couple Quimper plates at a garage sale for almost nothing. They are so precious! I've enjoyed touring with you!! xox, Emily

  16. I love all your fall pumpkins and eagerly await your tutorial!

  17. That chair though!! I'm's absolutely gorgeous. You have a beautiful fall tour, Debbie! So happy to be on this tour with you.
    Hugs, Jamie

  18. I just sent you a pin of a dish I cannot identify. I ordered it from a seller on etsy, and it arrived broken. The bottom of the dish/bowl didn't have any markings. I would love to find out the name of the pattern. I already tried Replacements, but they couldn't identify it. I would appreciate any help you could give!
    Thanks- Laura McGregor

  19. You may find some inspirational pictures and postings at Laëtitia Rissetto's magazine at and (not very active) blog at Enjoy,


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