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Early Fall Vibes at TFT

Happy AUGUST and welcome to TFT! This is my FIFTH year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers! We recently celebrated the 600th TFT! Please hop over to Katherine’s after linking up to congratulate her on the milestone and to thank her for starting this wonderful party.
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST)




Here’s what I have been up to:



We are getting settled into our new home, but still have SOOOOO much junk left at the yellow brick home to go through, purge or move here. The basement and garage have not been moved yet. I figure we have about 2-3 weeks of work left just getting everything left sorted and moved. Meanwhile, I have added some early fall touches to the new living room! I have never brought out pumpkins in August before, but I am participating in the Bloggers’ Best Home Tours on Sept. 5th and I need to start “fall-ifying” our new home now! Also, we are moving our son to culinary school in New York next week, so there really won’t be time to do fall decorating in the next two weeks. I am not minding seeing the pumpkins early though. There’s only a few, and the fall touches are making our new home feel that much homier!


I am loving these realistic yard sale orchids that I placed in a thrift store brass urn. I think they will be beautiful year round! You can also see this week’s project which is giving the fireplace a facelift by adding trim and mouldings to tie in with the rest of the house.  What you see here will not be how it ends up looking though. We have decided to make the side columns a little wider, so my husband is starting over. Bless his heart, he works so hard! It always turns out beautiful in the end! I am really hoping to wrap up this project up soon though so I can share the fall fireplace on my fall home tours.


While waiting to see the new home decorated for fall, here’s a throwback from one of my favorite fall tours:

Fall home tour vintage farmhouse fall decor French country fall decorating ideas

Embracing Fall Home Tour

When I am feeling a little stuck or uninspired, it’s fun to look back at things I have done in the past and see what ideas I can borrow from myself or change up a bit. I know it sounds crazy that I wouldn’t have tons of ideas for the new house, but sometimes a new space can be challenging!



Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!


Vintage fall ironstone arrangement. Fall Kitchen Arrangement With Sunflowers.

Fall Kitchen Arrangement with Sunflowers ~ Thistle Key Lane



make a fall centerpiece with a dollar tree pumpkin wreath

Simple DIY Magnolia Fall Centerpiece in a Pumpkin Frame ~ WM Design House



Quick and Easy Ideas to Get In the Mood for Fall ~ Common Ground


diy velvet pumpkins just like the pros velvet pumpkins in coral aqua and natural on a white cake stand with leaves flowers and natural elements on top of an wood surface with sofa in background

DIY Velvet Pumpkins Just Like the Pros ~ My Wee Abode



Best Broccoli Salad Recipe (Gluten-Free)

The Best Broccoli Salad  Gluten Free ~ Mommy Hates Cooking 


Sunflower Pumpkin ~ The Painted Apron


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  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Thanks for sharing my tote with pear branches, Amber. So glad you’ve made good progress on your move. Can’t wait to see more!! I’m ready for a few white pumpkins myself. Have a great weekend!

    August 24, 2023 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    O MY!! Your new Living Room looks so charming and inviting!!! I can not wait to see more of your new home!!! How exciting!!
    My Link Ups are Numbers 44, 45 and 46 for this week!!
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

    August 24, 2023 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    It sounds like you’re really busy Amber, thanks so much for hosting during all the chaos! I can’t wait to see your new home and am looking forward to the tour! Thanks so much for featuring my Sunflower Pumpkin, I am so ready for pumpkin season! My links today are #14, 15, 16, good luck with all your upcoming tasks!

    August 24, 2023 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thank you SO much for the feature, Amber! I’m going to look at your fall tour again, because I always love those mini ‘pumpkins’, and I need to find some. I think you gave me a link on that tour! Thanks for hosting each week, and I’m at 75 and 76 this week. I had to link up at one of the other hostesses’ blogs because I don’t see the Inlinkz code on your page.

    August 24, 2023 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you so much for the feature Amber! Can’t wait to see more of your house!

    August 24, 2023 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, you have so much going on, thank you for hosting in the middle of all that is on your plate. I am anticipating your fall tour. I am links 12 and 13.

    August 25, 2023 at 8:47 am
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