Fabulous Fall Decorating, Home Tours

Late Fall Home tour with Simple Elegance


Hello there friends! Today I am thrilled to FINALLY share a fall home tour before Christmas takes over blog land! True fall temperatures and colors have actually just arrived in our area, so it is perfect timing here since it felt like we were having a never ending summer all through October!  The last few days have been cool and crisp, and we are getting some beautiful fall foliage that still may be around for Thanksgiving. 



Oval Fall Wreath Simple Fall Porch ideas

Due to Covid I missed most of the month of September and had to spend almost all of October deep cleaning de-cluttering and trying to finish up a few DIY’s that we got behind on. As a result it was necessary to seriously scale down my fall decor with a “less is more” approach indoors and out. This year I have decorated the porch similar to last year (above) with my handmade late fall wreath, a big orange pumpkin, mums and a touch of fall plaid, of course!


It is hard to believe as of November 1st we still haven’t had a real frost! As a result my ferns are still green and lush. Over the past few years I have scaled down my outdoor fall decorating too, finding that traditional orange carving pumpkins and ferns and some mums in pots or baskets are all that is really needed to dress up our front porch stairs for the season.


Living Room Fall Decor


The pumpkin and ferns theme continues with the vintage entryway cabinet styling in the living room. I filled my favorite cast iron urn with realistic faux ferns and tiny bits of bittersweet, then topped it with a burnt orange velvet pumpkin.






This colorful vintage pheasant was a Habitat Restore find from late summer. I adore pheasants, and this colorful one is now a favorite in my growing collection. I will be sharing more about my “fall feathered friends” in a fun blog hop next week!


fall vignette pheasnt and velvet pumpkin in urrn. Vintage frames and mirrors elegant fall style

Over the past year I have really come to enjoy styling this cabinet with vintage-traditional seasonal vignettes. It’s easy to create new looks simply by rotating various favorite mirrors, antique frames, and found treasures in and out depending on the season. I also try to keep some kind of greenery on display as well. I swiped the two tall topiaries from the dining room and I really like them in this spot for now.



This year I am also using the same fall pillows I shared in my Early Fall Living Room Refresh of 2019. I have stopped worrying about having “new” things to share just for my home tours and would rather “keep it real” and simple! Two years later I am still loving this gorgeous pumpkin pillow and the velvet pumpkins in the whitewashed doughbowl too.




For simplicity, I only pulled out a handful of most favorite faux pumpkins from storage and styled them as I have over the past couple of years. If you find something that works, stick with it!



Music Room Fall Decor

Adjacent to the entry is the music room. It doesn’t take much to make this room look fall-ish, since it is already decorated with various shades of rust, gold, brass and copper. I have had the beautiful burnt orange floral pillow covers (Pottery Barn) out since late summer, but they still look perfect for fall. The vintage lyre table is styled with some favorite treasures in autumnal hues and a quintessential velvet pumpkin.


The precious Baroque scene butter pats and the orange Florentine tray are recent fall junkin’ finds. You can read more about vintage butter pats and see more details of this vintage French fall vignette here.



I love all the cutesy-country and rustic fall decor, but I always end up gravitating toward romantic French-vintage fall vignettes using things I already have.  For this vignette I dressed up the velvet pumpkin with some pretty olive green silk ribbon and an orange cameo pin. Can you believe the “dried roses” are realistic faux roses from Kirklands? I love having the look of dried roses without the crumbling mess of fragile petals. 




I bought several bundles in various colors to use in the dining room. Here is a closeup of the faux roses in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. So pretty!


Fall Dining Room

Back in early October I had randomly stuck two bundles of the faux roses and a sprig of faux wheat down in my diy gray washed basket in the dining room, just until I could figure out what to do with them. Well, that’s where they still are! Even though it was unplanned,  I like how it looks like something I simply collected from nature.  The “dried” gathering fits right in with natural elements on top of the china cabinet.



Dried hydrangeas from my garden and dried bittersweet added insta-fall to the basket which is usually filled with a favorite vintage tole painted tray, a large antler antler, and two demi johns.


I am loving the corner cabinet for fall!  Inside is filled with found teasures that could stay on display year round, along with a few smalll seasonal accents too.  










You might spot some new vintage treasures and found objects from my late summer and early fall junkin’ adventures mixed in with older favorite finds. I will share more about my new finds in a future post.






I will change things up for Christmas, then put many of these treasures back in place afterward and just tweak the shelves for the seasons.


I decided to hold off on any kind of elaborate fall tablescape until closer to Thanksgiving since our family uses the farm table every single day. Instead, I created an over the top fall arrangement in a french urn for the vintage chest in the corner of the dining room.


The entire arrangement was made with things I already had on hand. Even though ranunculus is generally considered a spring and summer flower, the beautiful deep orange color makes them work for fall.


The entire arrangement was made with things I already had on hand. Even though ranunculus is generally considered a spring and summer flower, the beautiful deep orange color makes them work for fall. 

I added in some other dried naturals and pheasant feathers and voila…fall! The tall yellow flowers spilling out were purchased from Hobby Lobby several years ago. 



The chest of drawers vignette looks pretty styled for late with green velvet and mossy mini pumpkins scattered among vintage finds with nods to autumn. This color scheme will carry over to my Thanksgiving table setting too.


This weekend I will start working on a pretty Thanksgiving tablescape that will be very similar to this Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape from last year. I can’t wait to enjoy my turkey plates during November!


Fall Kitchen

In my fall sneak peek post I shared a couple of preview photos of the fall kitchen with our new Island! I had planned to include all of the kitchen in today’s tour, but I didn’t get around to really styling it up for fall due to mess of finishing the mini-mudroom entry makeover which is just off from the kitchen. 


Here are few photos from my Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour last year. With my new “less is more” trend I am going to keep things simple this year, similar to last year’s fall kitchen.









Here is how the corner nook has looked for several weeks, but now that November has arrived I am going to change things up even more in preparation for Thanksgivng and even get a head start on transitioning to fall.






It’s definitely time to pull out my French turkey pillow cover and all of my vintage turkey tureens!



It’s also time to gather up some fresh garden herbs in preparation for Thanksgiving cooking and to use in pretty holiday bouquets like this one. I love mixing herbs with fall flowers!



I hope you have enjoyed my “less is more” fall tour and that it has given you some ideas for fall decorating without having to spend  a lot o money or go overboard with commercial fall decor. Simply shop your home for items that have fall colors or rustic themes and use free gifts of nature such as fall foliage, dried elements and  a few pumpkins!

Are you still enjoying the colors of fall in your home, or have you moved on to Christma? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!




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  • Reply Jenna

    Your home looks beautiful Amber, I especially love your entry table with the pheasant and the kitchen table with the pillows and tray. What a whirlwind Fall, I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!

    November 4, 2021 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Everything is so lovely Amber. It was worth the wait. Glad you’re back!!

    November 4, 2021 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Rebecca Payne

    I love your post. I love your wreath on the front door.

    November 5, 2021 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Your home looks so beautiful, Amber! You always decorate the most beautiful vignettes. Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, your home and its fall details are just stunning. You missed September for COVID and I missed October for moving! I am so thankful it is behind us, but I see all your pretties and it makes me want to get busy unpacking. We are in our new home, but I have so much to do. I did join the AAH this week at #100, expressing my gratitude. I love catching up with you. Also, I went to our Charleston Light Opera Guild’s Little Women production this past weekend, and the fella who played Laurie was Austin Muncy from Louisa. Do you know him? I immediately thought of you when I read he was part of the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. I hope all is well with you now.

    November 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber, your late fall home tour is simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday – we’re featuring you at tomorrow’s party!

    November 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm
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