Inside & Out

Fall Home Tour at The Quarter-Acre Wood

So I know the fall decorating season will be drawing to a close with the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, but I wanted to share my little touches of autumn with you as a “better late than never” thought in mind. I tried to keep things very simple this year, because I went all out for my son’s fifth birthday pirate party in October and Christmas will be upon us at warp speed. So here are a few touches around the house that hopefully let guests know that I didn’t completely ignore my favorite time of year.

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I love to change out my house number pots for the season, and these beautiful mums were just the thing to brighten the front porch. . . until the little deer decided to come all the way up to the house and chew off every last bloom. *sigh*

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This was such a super easy wreath to create with large sunflowers and burlap ribbon. I hang it on my door every fall to welcome my guest to the door.

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Inside, I simply added some hydrangea blooms to my IKEA metal pitcher and the brown throw to the chair. This spot is so cozy, and I love to curl up here with a book.

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This year I changed out a couple of items on the mantel for a fallish touch, including the addition of the “original” work of art you see here. My moms group had our monthly Mom’s Night Out at a local paint-your-own-art place called Happy Trees Painting in Kansas City. I was surprisingly happy with the outcome, and of course the subject was perfect for this time of year.

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Here is the last little touch of fall in my living room. It’s a little chain garland my son and I made before Halloween using strips of scrapbook paper. If you remember my post about keeping it simple between now and the end of the year, I suggested making something easy with your kids. So I did just that. My son loves to use the paper cutter when I have it out, so I let him cut the strips (under my direct and constant supervision) and then we linked them all up together. We both enjoyed this super simple craft, and I love the added autumn touch!

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