I think Lancaster County does fall like no other place on earth. It wears it so beautifully. Rustling golden cornfields and pumpkin patches dot the rambling, bucolic countryside and are as plentiful as roadside farmstands! Leaves saturated with brilliant color fall quietly on country lanes and covered bridges. And quintessential fall elements like mums, marigolds, hay bales, and big plump pumpkins fill front porches alongside rocking chairs draped with cozy quilts. Lancaster County is spectacular in the fall! A real throwback of bygone days and nature’s bounty! Not to be outdone by all the beauty outside, I’m celebrating fall inside too!
A B-I-G THANKS to Laura at Finding Home for inviting me to celebrate fall with her and some other FABULOUS bloggers. I’m in such lofty company and thrilled to be a part of this tour! StoneGable readers, make sure to visit Laura and say thanks! You are in for such a treat!
This year I am easing into fall decor! Starting with very soft colors and simple designs and as we delve deeper into the fall season my color palette will take on more saturated tones! Fall is more than orange pumpkins and corn stalks.
Our area really could be called “pumpkinland”. You can find every shape and size and kind of pumpkin your sweet heart desires! But it is still just a week or so early to bring home our natural bounty in bulk! I was lucky enough to find a few pumpkins at the Amish stand down the road and I bought every one!
And what I could not find at the Amish stand I made myself. I have been up to my eyeballs in faux (sounds better than fake) orange pumpkins. I’ve been transforming them into blue and green and white pumpkins for days! It’s nice to have the real thing, but now I have a stash of faux pumpkins in colors I love.
You can find a tutorial for transforming orange pumpkin white HERE.
Today I’m sharing the front part of my home. It’s a little more formal… arched windows, wainscoting, high ceilings, interesting millwork, french doors. This year I’m keeping the fall decorations a tad more formal and quite simple. A nod to the architecture of our home!
One, big, over-the-top fall display sprawls across my dining room table. I think it calls enough attention to itself so the rest of the fall decor in the front of the house is way more subtle!
The inspiration for this year’s decor are two pumpkin pillows that grace the head chairs in the dining room.
Blue pumpkins… who knew!
The buffet is simply decorated with a wooden tiered stand filled with lots of white decor!
My garden is filled with huge busy amaranth plants. Small round globes in white and purple and lavender. Using what I have in the garden I picked a basket full of white amaranth to add to StoneGable this fall!
You can see the white stand decorated a little differently for fall HERE.
Now, let’s move to the foyer…
I think of the front of my home ia sorta like a bowling alley. It’s long and the foyer connects the living room and dining room! Very open!
Candles in the white pottery crocks are lit in the evening and give off the prettiest glow!
Now let’s head to the living room.
Bittersweet is one of my favorite fall elements to decorate with in the fall. And Lancaster County is full of this invasive plant! Hedgerows and fallow fields often are filled with it. Again, it’s just a tad early for it to be harvested. When I can get my hands on this pretty, nuisance plant I’ll add it to the decor in my living room.
This sweet pumpkin is called “porcelain doll”. So interesting! I put it on a wire pedestal cake rack!
The large gray urn is waiting for bittersweet!
The bubble chairs have beaded wreath pillows. These pillows will work all the way to Thanksgiving!
Simple can be just perfect!
I hope you have enjoyed Part 1 of THE SOFTER SIDE OF FALL TOUR.
Sunday I’ll be sharing a couple fall decorated bedrooms and then on September 14th I’ll share the rest of StoneGable in THE SOFTER SIDE OF FALL TOUR part 2!
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