Fall is in all its glory here at StoneGable! But that does not mean changing my regular home decor or lugging big boxes up and down my basement stairs or even moving too much around. This year I’m adding fall to my already existing decor, mostly tucking the season into my home. It’s such an easy way to decorate and looks amazing too! Gone are the days ( I remember so well) when fall decor looked like it was brought in by the truckloads and dumped in our homes! The open shelves in my breakfast nook are getting their fall on! White dishes with a tiny spark of vibrant autumn orange is one of my favorite ways to decorate. Easy, understated and perfect for fall!


Today I’m joining other bloggers with a FARMHOUSE bent for…FARMHOUSE!



You will want to stop by these very talented bloggers sites and soak in all the fall farmhouse inspiration! Links at the bottom of this post.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

Just like the mantel in the family room, I hung a burlap and book page garland across the open shelves too! I am a little overly infatuated with leaves this year in all their interpretations! You can see this easy-to-make garland, HERE.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.


FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

I’ve tucked little leaves cut from old book pages here and there in my fall decor.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

To brighten up the white dishes and give them a little fall appeal I added framed leaves. This is such an easy DIY. You can see it HERE.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves. 

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

White baby boo pumpkins are my absolute favorite fall element! I think they are just adorable. Our Amish farm markets have them now! So you will see them dotting my fall decor again this year! So adorable! 

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

I’ve not only white pumpkins but a few sweet, plump orange and white pumpkins too. They are showing up around StoneGable!

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.


I call these “one pound pumpkins” because that’s what they often weigh. Isn’t this white pumpkin so cute perched on a stack of plates? Did you notice that I mix real and faux pumpkins together?

FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

The open shelves are ready for fall!

Make sure to stop back on Tuesday and see part 1 of StoneGable’s FALL HOME TOUR 2016.Here’s a little peek…

SOFTER SIDE OF FALL HOME TOUR- Fall is the perfect time to decorate your home in the softer colors of fall. Lots of home decor ideas

And come back on Wednesday to see StoneGable’s FALL HOME TOUR part 2. Here’s another little look…




Make sure you check out all the fall farmhouse inspiration….


Decorating on a Budget for Autumn @ Knick of Time

Books and Pages Fall Farmhouse @ Hunt & Host

Fall in My Farmhouse Dining Room @ Worthing Court

Fall Open Shelves @ Stone Gable

Fall Wreath Update Using Floral Picks @ The Everyday Home

How to Make Velvet Pumpkins @ She Holds Dearly

Farmhouse Fall Decorating @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Autumn on the Porch @ Hymns & Verses



This week it is also the ECLECTICALLY VINTAGE FALL HOME TOURS SPONSORED BY GOOD HOUSEKEEPING! You can visit gorgeous homes ready for fall all week. 

Today’s homes on the tour are…

You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to pin every day HERE.


FALL OPEN SHELVES- White dishes, fall accents and burlap leaves.

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  1. I am taking a book out of your page and not trying to make it look like Fall exploded in my home, but gently fell like leaves. Love your open shelves. I know what you mean about the leaf fetish, too. 😉 xxoo, Barb *pinned and shared

  2. My Dear, does that head of yours ever rest? lol I must tell you, since I found your blog site I have a hard time starting my day without checking what you are doing. Then my day starts – with me trying to copy something you have done. Wish I could pick your brain for a master BR update. BYT way how is your son doing. Great I hope. Enjoy Joyce

  3. I love the subtle touches of fall peeking at us from your open shelves. And the idea of just tucking in little hints of the season is perfect. The thought of hauling a tote or two up from the basement and changing things out …. well, that is just not happening! Thanks again for some great inspiration with my early morning coffee!

  4. I’m glad to see pumpkins coming out earlier this year. Last year I moved into my new renovated home on November 6th and just filled it full of pumpkin everything so when September hit this year I just pulled out what I had and added some fall apple décor items. I think I will try the burlap/old book leaf garland on the front of my dining room built-ins.
    Thank you as always for such wonderful inspiration!!
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  5. So pretty, Yvonne! I love how fresh it all looks, I love the white baby boo pumpkins! I’m going to see if I can find some of those where I live. It may be a while before they come out, but I will look for them. I can find the orange ones though. Our local church in the town I live in has a huge pumpkin patch with all kinds of pumpkins. I can’t wait! I’m going to begin decorating September 30th. It’s on my calendar, and I even take a day off from work to start decorating. I look forward to that all summer long. In the meantime, keep up the inspiration because I am certainly enjoying it! You’re the best!

  6. Everything in your home is beautiful. I am doing open shelves in my kitchen as soon as the painting is done. Just the right amount of Fall with those wonderful white dishes.

  7. I spent yesterday decorating for fall, and your posts inspire me greatly! I chalk painted dollar store pumpkins, and they look great! I copied your ribbons on them, and they are adorable! I don’t have open shelves, but will have “bits of Fall” tucked in everywhere else! Thanks for all of your ideas!

  8. Hi Yvonne , you’ve inspired me this morning to haul one of my big plastic totes out of storage- for the last time! I’m going to sort thru my fall decorations and pick out just a few select items to decorate with and the rest ( and there is a lot if it!!) will be donated . I used to do the same as you with the bins every decorating season and i realize i’m ready to simplify too!
    What a wonderful idea 🙂

  9. Beautiful shelves and love that garland, I really do want to try my hand at making them using your tutorial, thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration.

  10. Great ideas. I notices that you make wonderful use of all your dyi projects. I addition to the garland and floating framed leaves, I spied your wonderful orb project, too. Everything looks amazing styled on your shelves.

  11. Love the changes and additions you’ve made for fall to your farmhouse open shelving! I always enjoy seeing how you decorate the open shelving for the different seasons. Happy Fall!

  12. I like the simple touches of Fall decorating. The paper leaf garland is something I especially like, so easy to make with my die cut machine.the simpler, he better !

  13. Hoping to get up to your area later this month to soak in all that is fall! And to visit my alma mater and the outlets (of course)! Love the bunny tureen!

  14. I so love the white dishes with the touch of orange! You have a beautiful home! Most of the fall items I have are orange, this year I am adding more white pumpkins! I love your little white pumpkins!

  15. I forgot to ask: when you use real pumpkins to decorate, do you treat them with anything to keep them from rotting? If so what do you treat them with?

  16. Love this. I confess; the leaf truck used to leave piles of leaves in my home! Several years back, I fell in love with white pumpkins and have used them as my fall decorating theme. Thank you for some lovely new ideas..

  17. Beautiful shelves! I would love to visit an Amish farm stand. Would be interesting to learn about their lifestyle! Do they have shops where they sell handmade items? What fun!

  18. Love Fall decorating, but like you, I’m tired of lugging boxes up and down the attic steps! That is too hard on this woman’s knees! I’ve been placing a few Fall touches here and there. Trying to achieve a more subtle look this year.

  19. Beautiful shelves! I’ve emulated a lot of what you’ve done by tucking both white and orange small pumpkins in and around my white dishes. I made my own chalk painted pumpkins for the first time this year, too, thanks to your inspiration, Yvonne. You’re such a fabulous teacher!

  20. I can look at your beautiful photo’s and decor for hours! Makes me want to rip everything done and re-do it all! hahah As always, thank you for the inspiration!

  21. I love your open shelf kitchen, only made prettier with your mini pumpkins.
    In the past I was able to purchase “cheese leaves”, they were beauriful. They actually were used to sit partially under a cheese wedge for serving.
    I have not been able to find them for purchase for years.

  22. Love the little pumpkins and that leaf garland . As usual, your house looks fabulous, and I look forward to seeing the full fall tour this week!

  23. A ritual at our house when the smaller grandkids come over is a “walk about” with Memommy. We walk the neighborhood collecting whatever catches their eye and fancy. A staple, of course, are seasonal flowers and leaves. Your delightful framed leaves has inspired me to turn our next “walk about” into a take-home project!

  24. I thought, we use our basic clothing wardrobe and by adding accessories we create fashion statements – it’s the same concept with out homes. Keeping our basic decor items in place, but adding seasonal accents to freshen and add interest to specific areas of our homes is a lot less work and the end results is just as spectacular.

  25. Very simple and nice. I can identify with lugging in tons of decorations. I’ve always loved to decorate for the seasons but DO NOT enjoy putting it all back. HA!

  26. I love your little touches and I’m looking forward to seeing the book leaves tucked in your decor. I have to run out for groceries, but I will be reading all of the article links for the other bloggers.

  27. Yvonne,
    Just home from Paris and catching up on all my favorite bloggers. Your burlap and book pages leave garland is just gorgeous. I love the neutral look with the white baby boo-boos and pinned your post about how to make the garland onto the Pinterest group board, DIY Rockstars. I am inspired to create some fall leaves of my own… with my own twist that includes a little French, of course.


  28. Yvonne,
    Loving your Fall decor, and loving that decorating seasonally doesn’t need to mean lugging container after container out of storage. I just may be inspired to get out my Christmas stuff and pare down in time to share the overflow with others before the Christmas Season begins.

  29. I’m a Seasonal Decor Tucker. I keep my main stuff out all year, just tuckng in leaves, little doodads among my regular items. Only real changes I make are linens, candles(not holders)flowers(not vases). So much saner way (w health issues) to handle the decor changes.

  30. Those little baby pumpkins–the white ones and the white and orange striped ones–are so darn cute! I gotta get out and look for some. I love the understated Fall decor in your house. The white dishes with just the barest amount of orange accents are so lovely. Understatement is so elegant, I think.

    Thanks for showing your Fall decor. I’ll look forward to the next posts to see more.

  31. I love the open shelves! The white ironstone and white pumpkins are so elegant! I always think of color and more color in the fall but this is just stunning. Love everything you do on here!

  32. I have to make the baby corn wreath! I have an art studio where I do my mixed media art projects and it will be just perfect for the door with the rustic siding and front porch filled with mums. Can’t wait to shop for the small ears of corn!

  33. You’ve awakened a “not so creative” part of me & hopefully, I’ll be a little more creative this fall! Loved you ideas.

  34. I have jumped on the transition to whites and neutrals – your ideas are just super and I’m “stylin'” to copy!!

  35. Love how light and airy it looks, while at the same time screams fall! I love your white slip covers on your upholstered furniture, can you tell me where I can possibly get the same to cover my tired couch love seat and chair? I love the look of them in your home. Please let me know where to get them so I can change the look of my furniture and be able to pull off to wash. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  36. Yvonne, beautiful touches so simple and elegant at the same time. I am so inspired by your awesome photos. God bless and thank you Have a blessed day

  37. Yvonne,
    I love your style, we are kindred spirits. I also decorate my home in neutrals,I find them so warm and welcoming. Your home is so peaceful and pretty ,to me that’s the best complement anyone can give you. I was wondering if you would share with me the dimensions of your open shelves, I adore them an would love some for my home. I can’t wait to see what you do next, as a fellow Fall lover myself I adore cozing up my home for the colder weather , a cup of coco, a good book an a warm fire and I’m in heaven !! I look toward to hearing from you, best reguards ,Rena