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Embracing Fall Home Tour

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Welcome friends! Fall has finally arrived and that means it’s time to enjoy all the beauty and fun of this glorious season! Today I am so excited to be hosting the Embracing Fall Home Tours and to be joining 25 amazing bloggers as we share how we are embracing fall in our homes. You can find links to all of the beautiful fall home tours at the end of this post.




I am starting off the tour with a few pictures from last year’s fall front porch since I haven’t done very much outdoor decorating for fall. We have been having 90 degree temperatures for nearly six weeks with no rain!

The heat has made it hard to get in a fall mood or to get anything done outside on the porch and in the garden. I absolutely loved my cozy fall front porch last year however, so I plan to decorate it in a similar way this year.


The pumpkin varieties I choose might be different based on availability, but I will definitely be using the same pillows and overall color scheme this year.


Beautiful Fall Porch Tour Plaid yellow, orange, green and red fall colors


Sitting on the front porch with a hot cup of hot apple cider while taking in all of the beautiful fall foliage in the forest across the street is one of my favorite ways to embrace fall.




Embracing Fall with Vivid Fall Colors

Even though I am a little behind on my outdoor fall decor, I have still found ways to enjoy some of the pleasures of fall inside our home. I am happy to welcome you inside where it’s nice and cool to see how I am embracing fall so far this year.

In September I shared my Early Fall Living Room Refresh where I welcomed the season by adding bright fall colors through a few new textiles, colorful pumpkins, and beautiful mums mixed in with my favorite green accents and everyday decor. Our beautiful  8′ x 10′ natural jute rug from Soft Surroundings.  Looks just as perfect for fall as it did in the summer. It’s mazing how the right rug can pull a room together like magic! 


I had planned to change the living room decor when October arrived by switching out some of the bright colors with the warmer hues of mid-late fall and bringing out some heavier textiles, but with the temperatures remaining in the 90’s for weeks on end I just couldn’t get motivated to do it. I know many of you have been dealing with the same situation! 



Everything I used for early fall still seems to work fine for October, so I am going to enjoy the current look for a bit longer. I will definitely be making some changes for November and Thanksgiving, but for now I am still loving my bright fall colors.  



Velvet pumpkins are my favorite indoor fall decorative accessory. I really have to use will power to resist buying one in every color anytime I go shopping!




Fun finds such as my little three-legged-rescued-squirrel, antique books and deer antlers will be used in rotating vignettes throughout the season. I am still loving my “Hello Fall” embroidered pillow too. It still works for October, especially since it will seem like fall has just arrived when cooler fall temperatures are finally here to stay!


If we do get cool temperatures this week, my French market bag and plaid blanket scarf is ready to grab and go for some fun fall junkin’ and pumpkin hunting adventures!


Embracing Fall with Mums

I just love mums! For my early fall home tour I used some beautiful salmon/pink colored mums on the styled tray in the living room. After the tour I moved them outside where they opened up to reveal beautiful and surprising yellow centers.


In late August I purchased my first mums of the season with the expectation that cooler weather was just around the corner. I tucked them in my French Market basket to share for the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Blog Hop, then planted them in pots outside after the hop. This weekend I picked up some white mums to put in the basket which you will see later in this post.



White mums are probably my favorites right now. I think they look so pretty in my vintage Bluegrass Kentucky lard bucket, a fun $1 yard sale find from early fall.


Embracing Fall With Rustic and Natural Treasures

One cannot imagine fall without pumpkins, the absolute quintessential natural fall treasures! I love pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes, but white pumpkins are perfect for rustic and elegant fall decorating.


This year I used bumpy, lumpy, perfectly imperfect white Cinderella pumpkins and white mini “baby boos” for my Neutral and Rustic Fall Tablescape.


For this tablescape I filled my DIY French Farmhouse Gray Washed basket with wheat, pheasant feathers and handmade paper feathers (Country Living Fair finds).


Little squirrel followed the acorn trail into the dining room and found a happy spot in the French basket tray centerpiece along with some other favorite farmhouse treasures.




Burlap pumpkins, antlers, and birch log candles are some of my other favorite rustic fall accents. Lighting candles makes everything seem so fallish and cozy!




Last week I started adding pops of color to my neutral and rustic fall dining room after I scored some dried bittersweet vine at a local vintage shop. I created a French Vintage Fall Vignette with Bittersweet on the vintage chest in the dining room that I plan to keep throughout the rest of the season.


Embracing fall is about letting go of summer and accepting the gifts that nature brings throughout autumn. Enjoying the beauty of dried hydrangeas and dried roses are examples of this principle.


beautiful vintage plate, antlers, bittersweet and dried roses, dried hydrangeas fall vignette fall decorating ideas

I love combining rustic fall touches with French vintage treasures. I am working on a few more French vintage fall vignettes in my music room that I will be sharing next week.







I was so disappointed that I didn’t have time to make the 45 minute drive to my favorite pumpkin farm to find a variety of heirloom pumpkins in time for this tour, but I did pick up a few traditional orange carving pumpkins at the grocery store. I think this orange pumpkin on a pedestal looks so pretty next to my pretty French basket with white mums. Timeless and classic fall!



It’s been a few years since I have decorated with simple orange pumpkins indoors and I am surprised at how much I am enjoying them. After all, these are the pumpkins of childhood autumns past, long before heirloom pumpkins became popular.



It just wouldn’t be fall in our home without plaid! I quickly added fall color to my church pew with some new-sew plaid pillow covers that I made using plaid placemats.



By “no sew” I am referring to safety pinning the placemats to the pillow inserts. As I always say, “sometimes ya gotta fake it til ya make it!”  I figured I might want to use the placemats in a tablescape sometime, so I decided not to sew or glue them.


On Friday our family took a little fall break day trip to Lexington, KY for some shopping and dinner. I lucked into another large bundle of bittersweet at an adorable primitives shop for only $10! I filled my French basket with the bittersweet and hung it from the door of my corner china cabinet. Love it!




Here is a peek at a new fall harvest fruits themed tablescape that I just started working on for mid-fall. The focal point of my centerpiece is a beautiful olive green glass demijohn surrounded by Bosc pears and honeycrisp apples.


The harvest fruits provide eye candy and healthy fall snacking too! I am also using some adorable dried “pumpinos” on the table.


adorable pumpinos in an urn

I may not have found any more lumpy heirloom pumpkins yet to stack outdoors on my garden urns, but these pumpinos look adorable stacked in my favorite mini-French urns! I enjoy embracing all things fall, both large and small.


I found this amazing green demijohn at TJ Maxx for only $12.00, which I thought was quite a bargain. As much as I love green I couldn’t pass it up. I filled it with faux fall flowers, orange ranunculus, olive branch stems and pheasant feathers.



Sparkling apple cider or pear cider served chilled is a wonderful alternative to hot apple cider when the temperature is still 90 degrees in October! I do have some organic pumpkin spice apple cider ready to be put in the crock pot to enjoy on the crisp fall evenings that will surely be here soon.


Since the cider and fruits won’t last long, I have been playing around with some other fall and French treasures in the centerpiece. The little pumpinos look so pretty in a vintage bowl with an orange, blue, and green design around the rim ( .50 estate sale find).  I still have some tweaking to do but I will share more of this tablescape in an upcoming post.



I have been complaining a lot about how hot it has been, but I do have to say that I am enjoying all of the beautiful sunshine! It won’t be long until long, gray winter days are here to stay so I am embracing all the fall sunshine while it lasts. By the way, this is my first photo with my new wide angle lens! It is going to take a lot of getting used to but I think I am going to have some fun with it.


Embracing Fall In The Kitchen

While I was working on this post I put my Fresh and Fragrant Fall Simmer on the stove. It was impossible not to be in a fall mood with the wonderful aroma wafting from the kitchen.


The simmer also made me a little hungry for a fall treat, like the delicious Easy as 1-2-3 Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Pan Bars I enjoyed a couple of weeks ago.  I think I shall embrace fall by making more of these bars this week!


So far this fall I have only added a few fall farmhouse touches to the kitchen and I am loving the simplicity. The vintage turkeys will begin trotting into the kitchen during the first week of November however, bringing a few more vintage fall decorations with them.


The fall kitchen decor couldn’t get much simpler than upcycling a cold brew coffee brown glass bottle that I found hiding in the back of the fridge and filling it with some stems that were breaking off my mums. Isn’t the little velvet pumpkin just the cutest?


This simmer smells sooo amazing and it really puts me in a fall mood! Using fresh herbs harvested from my garden for fall meals and in simmers is another way I embrace fall.


I am happy to report that my beloved rosemary hasn’t been phased by all the unseasonably hot weather we have been having. That means I will have plenty to use for Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking! Now that the weather is cooling down I will be working outside in the garden a bit more, so I hope to share a fall garden post sometime next week. If you love herbs, fall plants and gardening be sure to stop back by for another visit! You can also subscribe by email to receive a weekly newsletter to keep you up to date with all my latest posts.


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I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I have been embracing fall so far this season! Now it’s time to move on to all of the other amazing fall tours today. Next up is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I always love her chic and sophisticated traditional decorating ideas! Don’t forget to visit all of the other tours via the links at the end of this post.

Thanks for visiting and have a very Happy fall!



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  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Amber I think I wore out my pinning button on this post! You have such an eye for beauty. I adore than slender #1 basket filled with bittersweet. Thank you for such an amazing tour.

    October 8, 2019 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    I know what you mean about these temperatures. We had some days in the 90s last week but it has cooled down a bit and feels more like fall now. Your home is decorated so beautifully! Once again, I spent some time scrolling back and forth to take in all the loveliness. You always pay so much attention to every detail to make your home special for every season. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful “Embracing Fall” blog hop!

    October 8, 2019 at 7:45 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Those little pumpinos are so adorable, Amber. I love the look you’re working on on the table. The demijohn was a great bargain! The arrangement in it is handsome. I’m happy fall has arrived. Your home shines with fall decor.

    October 8, 2019 at 7:45 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    My heart always skips a beat when I see bittersweet vines. Love the way you added it to the tall basket hanging on the cupboard and your vintage French vignette. I hope I can find some to decorate with as well. Gorgeous post and blog hop. Thank you for all the fabulous inspiration Amber!

    October 8, 2019 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Marty

    I always drool over all of your antiques and the way you display and dress them for each season. I loved all the pretty Mums and that Demijohn is a steal. Thanks for hosting this wonderful tour.

    October 8, 2019 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Chloe

    Amber, Thank you so much for hosting another fabulous hop! Visiting your home via your blog is like stopping in at a dear friend’s house! There are familiar things like your beautiful wicker flower basket, and that cute little squirrel, but then you look around and see all kinds of new treasures. I love seeing treasures under a cloche, which is a great addition to your fall decor! You rock!

    October 8, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply cindy@countyroad407

    I don’t know why you’d want to restrain yourself from buying more velvet pumpkins?! Get ’em all! The ones you’ve found are fantastic. I can’t find them around me. Love the one with the cameo and wowza, the one with the floral print is amazing! Loved your tour and seeing your entire dining room – it’s beautiful, just like the rest of your home. So many lovely things to see. It finally got cool here yesterday! Fingers crossed it’s coming your way!

    October 8, 2019 at 11:26 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Ok Cindy, you gave me permission!

      That little floral print pumpkin is actually a DIY I made by decoupaging some scrap Chinoserie style fabric (from Wal-Mart!) and a Dollar Tree pumpkin. It’s one of my favorites!

      Thank you for your kind comments!

      October 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Amber it’s all perfect Fall vintage amazing! you said it, “timeless and classic”, I love it all! your french market basket is one of my favorite pieces, and of course the 3 legged squirrel! thanks so much for putting this hop together. You’re a never ending source of inspiration. Hope you’re weather gets cooler soon, it seems like this weekend we’ll be skipping “Fall” and heading right into winter!

    October 8, 2019 at 11:28 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much for your kind words Debra! It has been a bit of a struggle with this weather but it is cooler now. Winter can wait a while longer! By the way, be checking your mail later this week! 🙂

      October 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    Ok, not to sound like a total creeper but I just want to come to your house and sit down and take it all in. Wow, Amber it’s all gorgeous. I love the different layers and textures and colors you’ve added throughout your house. It’s all fabulous and feels like the perfect way to welcome the season. As always thanks so much for putting these blog hops together. I love to see how every decorates and expresses their creativity. Big hugs, CoCo

    October 8, 2019 at 11:59 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Coco! Creep on up to KY anytime, my friend!!!

      October 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    I have never heard of pumpinos… they are so pretty! They look like dried persimmons! 😉 Where did you find those? I love all your touches of fall, Amber… as always, your home looks amazing. And those velvet pumpkins in the dough bowl look amazing! Off to visit more on the tour!

    October 8, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Julie! I think I first saw them used in dried floral arrangements years ago. I have seen them at Pottery Barn but they can be hard to find. I lucked into mine at Marshalls this year. I also just picked up a bag with sliced dried citrus fruits and pumpinos bowl filler at Kirklands this weekend. I put an affiliate link to some bowl filler potpourri with pumpinos in my “Shop The Look” section at the end of this post.
      Thanks for touring with us today!

      October 8, 2019 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, lovely fall vignettes. Your decor always looks so lush and full with great accessories. Home decor eye candy. Hopefully, we will have cooler fall weather now. Thank you so much for organizing another wonderful hop.

    October 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    It’s so inspiring, Amber. I just love that squirrel. What a cutie. Your bittersweet is gorgeous too. I’ve got some on the way from Pennsylvania. I can’t wait until it gets here.
    I hope to be back for your next blog hop. You always host such fun events. I’m off to visit the rest of the blogs. I know they will all share something fabulous.

    October 8, 2019 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Amber, You know I love to take my time and drool over your house with all your lovely antiques and decorating. I bought bittersweet years ago and was able to save and reuse it again and again, but alas I have it no longer. I really wish I could get my hands on some more. I also love all your different kinds of real and faux pumpkins you used. I hope you get cooler weather soon!

    October 8, 2019 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    I just love looking at your beautiful home, Amber. Your fall colors and decor are so lovely, welcoming, and cozy. Every space is so wonderful! Pinning , of course! I’m so inspired!

    October 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Drooling here, Amber! Wow, this is such a gorgeous tour. Everything has the perfect fall, cozy touches. I’m not sure if you realized that I featured your bittersweet post in Tuesday Turn About today. Everything you do is brimming with beauty! Thanks for organizing a great hop!

    October 9, 2019 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    What a beautiful tour, Amber! I kept scrolling back and forth to admire and study each picture. I love the thoughtful details that you add to every vignette that you create. One idea that I want to copy is how you pinned a cameo to a velvet pumpkin. I love cameos and used to wear my earrings and necklace to school frequently. Most kids had never seen a cameo and many of the girls asked me about them. I also love your pumpinos and hope I run across a few when I’m out and about this fall. I always enjoy visiting your beautiful home! Thanks for organizing this tour!

    October 9, 2019 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Cindy


    Your home always makes me smile and feel the love of the season. Those pumpinos are adorable. You put together a fabulous tour.

    I’m so sorry again for having to pullout last minute. This head cold took over my life. I’m just starting to sleep through the night and feel a bit like a human.

    I’ll being sharing tweaks to my decor for the season once I am back up to it.


    October 9, 2019 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, you always have tons of eye candy for every season! I think my favorite little vignette may be the cloche filled with Fall goodies. Thanks for organizing this tour as well as I know it is a ton of work!

    October 9, 2019 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber, your home is amazing and the way you decorated it for Fall is perfect. When I look through all your pictures I swear I can smell apple cider simmering. I love your orange pumpkin too and it adds a nice pop to the corner you always decorate so beautifully. I keep looking back over your pictures at all the little details. Thanks so much for inviting me to join the tour – loving all the eye candy!

    October 9, 2019 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, your home always looks so warm and inviting! Although white pumpkins are my favorite, I am loving the orange as well. Love yours on the pedestal. My friend grew some of those mini pumpkins and brought me one the other day. They are so darn cute!! Thanks for all of the work you do putting this hop together!!

    October 9, 2019 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Your home just wants me to curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket. The vintage coziness is one of my absolute favorites. You have a knack for finding the perfect treasures for the seasons. We have been so hot and dry here. Rain is badly needed. We Are finally seeing some cooler temps since Saturday. Happy Fall!!!

    October 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Kim @Serving Up Southern

    Hi Amber!
    Everything is beautiful! I love the little pumpinos and would like to run across some of those. The three-legged squirrel fits right in with the pumpkins and antlers. I love, love, love your cozy corner in the kitchen with the round drop-leaf table. It’s so fun to see all your vintage decor! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

    October 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Larissa


    Oh my goodness words cannot express how beautiful your home tour is!! I’m loving the new lens you used to shoot your dining room! Its looks fantastic!! I love that details on the dresser in the corner of your dining room, its beautiful. I think my favorite photo is the one with your David bust and the French painting with the antlers!!! Gorgeous! Thank you for organizing this hop and all of the hard work you put into it!

    October 10, 2019 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, you have really outdone yourself! Everything looks gorgeous despite the heat, and I hear you. We’ve had similar temps in Texas–that’s why rosemary is my signature plant–it can take the heat AND the deer won’t eat it 😉 Happy Fall! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    October 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    So beautifully fall, Amber! I love your colors, and especially the stunning dark wood of your trim! Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing it! ❤️

    October 11, 2019 at 1:08 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Barbara!

      October 15, 2019 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Fun to see your Fall decor all over your beautiful home, Amber. Love your idea of using real pears and apples in the centerpiece; looking forward to seeing that pretty table. Thanks for organizing this talented bunch of ladies!

    October 12, 2019 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Kelly Radcliff

    Amber even though your weather is not cooperating you have done a beautiful job embracing Fall! I love all of your bright colors, mums and French treasures! You always inspire me!

    October 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    October 13, 2019 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, your home is gorgeous!! I especially love your porch decor every year! It is so inviting, so cozy, and just so beautiful!! Thank you so much for putting this tour together for us!!! It was so much fun!

    October 14, 2019 at 2:29 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Emily!

      October 15, 2019 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall tour at Vintage Charm!Thanks

    October 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    There is always so much to enjoy in your decorating posts, it is hard to choose a favorite. Your French flower market basket with the white mums is one of my favorites from this tour. Thanks for sharing your wide-angle lens photo. I keep thinking about buying a wide-angle lens, but so far it is just thinking. Can you share details about brand and mm you chose? Thank you hosting Embracing Fall Home Tours. I enjoy being a part of your tours and enjoy seeing all the creative tours of others on the tour.

    Enjoy the cooler weather of Fall, finally,

    October 15, 2019 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    September 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday! We’re featuring you at this week’s party!

    September 17, 2020 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    I love how the porch turned out.
    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    September 21, 2020 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Wow Amber, you certainly have been busy! Everything looks wonderful and your porch! I would sit there for hours!

    September 14, 2021 at 9:10 am
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