Welcome from Christenes home tour at Keys to Inspiration. I'm thrilled to be joining my friend Angelina and a talented group of bloggers in sharing one week of fall decor and entertaining.
When it comes to fall decor, I do things a bit different.
Where most people are fond of decorating with dried leaves, I'm the girl who prefers dried flowers pretty much year round.
My style is a blend of French country, old world, and Gustavian. It's a little cottage and farmhouse rolled into one and is constantly evolving as I'm able to find certain pieces here in Alaska.
I like to keep things pretty natural when it comes to fall decor so fresh fruits in season and pinecones are poking about here and there too.
However, I do use quite a few faux pumpkins. For some reason, we don't get them here in Alaska until late September and when they do arrive the price tag is hefty. I'm so thankful faux pumpkins are looking more and more realistic.
On the mantle I used pears, dried peonies, roses, snapdragons and small pinecones I gathered from my neighbors yard.
As the fruit ripens the look will change. For now, I'm having a big time crush on the pears.
The look was carried over into the headboard china hutch that's usually full of a collection white dishes and Ironstone.
This little corner is a new space I just created to be used as a reading nook and a little office space upstairs.
I made the toile throw pillow myself and will share a tutorial for how I did it.
My good friend Larissa made the French blue velvet pumpkins for me and I just love them over in this corner sitting in that big bowl.
The centerpiece on the dining table is a perfect every day look with bits and bobs of flowers petals dotting a linen like farmhouse style table runner.
I also baked a favorite quick bake box recipe for gluten free pumpkin spice pan cake which I will be sharing within the next few days.
The truth is that during all this excitement running around snapping photos I managed to possibly break my foot.
It was a bit rough hobbling around on crutches today trying to snap photos..... I learned that it's impossible to stand on one leg and shoot a clear shot. I'll keep you updated on how that goes.
Thank you so much for joining me today in touring my home. Many blessings of bounty to you and yours. The next stop on the seasonal tour is Leanna at Fairies and Fauna. .
Below is where I'm linking up this week: