Fall Home Tour 2014

Hey, hey…hope you are doing well. I was a little under the weather last week but I’m back and excited to share my Fall home tour with you (although it’s really only my living, dining and entryway but home tour sounds much more grand).

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Last year, with moving in and the house renovations getting started, I didn’t put too much thought into decorating, just put some things out that I already had, but this year I had fun choosing what I wanted to do. The one thing I’ve learned about having a small home is that you don’t have a lot empty space for decor so you really need to have a plan or you could end up just having stuff all over, which is not a look that I go for. I like a look that’s simple and cozy with some natural elements (and doesn’t cost a lot).

The console that I have by the front door was the first good piece of furniture that I ever bought…and I still love it. The picture is an ode to our time living in Macon, GA and the Pepsi case is a recent find from the Kane County flea market.

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comThe soda case is filled with some big pine cones and my very own hydrangea. Because we lived in the South for 20 years and couldn’t grow them, I was so excited to plant them in our garden this summer. Let’s hope they come back next year.

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Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comFall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comfall tour 2014 16Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comOur dining table never gets set formally but I like to decorate the large round woven tray. The cloches are new this year and the Love Feast pumpkins were from a giveaway I won last year.

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comFall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comLove these wooden acorns from Hobby Lobby. I did touch up a few stems with some Rub ‘n Buff.

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comI don’t have a lot of decorating space in my kitchen but I did add some cute little boo pumpkins to my navy armoire.

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comThe front porch, or should I say stoop, was the most fun to decorate. I planted some kale with my purple fountain grass, added some corn stalks, a gaggle of pumpkins and a big mum. I had the big orange pumpkin out for less than 24 hours and some sneaky little squirrel nibbled away at it in several spots. We had the same problem last year and ended up coating the whole pumpkin with petroleum jelly, that’s why it looks so shiny.

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comI’m happy to say that the snack bar is closed and I’ve seen no new nibbles.

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I got two bunches of corn stalks to put on either side of the door but realized the poor mail person wouldn’t be able to get to our mailbox so we doubled up the stalks. Check out that trendy chippy railing…hopefully next year we’ll be able to scrape and paint it. 😉

Fall Home Tour 2014 | www.chatfieldcourt.comThe last several days have been Fall-like here in Illinois, I’ve even had to turn the heat on a few mornings. I’ve always loved Fall but I’m not sure I’m ready to let go of the summer weather.

What about you? Are you ready for Fall yet? Has your weather begun to change too?



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  1. Juls
    Tuesday,September 16, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Love your fall “dress-up”. I’m working on that this week at home. When I lived alone I had so much decorating space (mantle, all that) now in my husband’s house (I can’t call it home yet) there is so little display area that it bums out my seasonal decorating! Hey, I will use that tip of petroleum jelly on the pumpkin! I wish I would have applied it to the leaves of all my hostas that the deer chewed to nothingness! And, I have a matching railing, maybe even a little more peeling. I was going to attack it this year, instead I went for giving my husband a new driveway and windows in the house for me! Now, I have put a new “porch/stoop” on the remodel plans for next year. Rip all of it right off and do new stone and rails with plenty of space to put stuff like flower pots and holiday decor. I like your blog and enjoy seeing what you are working on! Good luck with the hydrangeas!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 17, 2014 / 12:11 am

      Hi Juls. I love to hear from readers who, like me, have little space for decorations, lots of projects that need to be done and animals that eat their plants. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment.
      P.S. I’ll let you know how my hydrangeas do next year. Fingers crossed.

  2. Tuesday,September 16, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Kristi, love your “fall” decor! Sad to say bc my son had to do some landscaping in our yard I decided to put away the outdoor furniture and decorations. My impatiens were still in beautiful bloom so I brought them in front with my mums, but left a couple by the patio so I can look out my kitchen window and still see some pretty flowers!
    Going to try painting the tub this weekend! Wish me luck, will take some before and after pics to show you when I’m done. Ugh! Not looking forward to it, a little nervous.
    Enjoy the rest of the week! MJ

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 17, 2014 / 12:16 am

      Thanks MJ. I hate that we have to let summer go but I guess there’s no stopping it. Good luck with your tub painting (I’d live to see some before and after pics). I’m sure the end result will be great. Happy thoughts!;)
      As always, I appreciate you stopping by and saying hey.

  3. Monday,September 22, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    It all looks wonderful and I had to laugh at your porch / stoop thing : ) I like that you keep it real 🙂

    ( if a person is NOT, then why not say…’this is all fake because I am hoping that a magazine will feature my fake this or that ) lol…

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 22, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much Deb! It is what it is…no sense hiding it right? 😉 Love that saying Deb, so true.

  4. Monday,September 22, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    I love to decorate with crates and boxes and baskets. Such pretties so nicely arranged.

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 22, 2014 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks Bonnie. I have always used baskets but I saw this crate and loved the patina so it came home with me. There’s really so much you can do with them. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Tuesday,September 23, 2014 / 8:12 am

    Love your touches of fall around your home. Especially like the round woven basket on your dining table and your display in the cloches! Happy fall!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 23, 2014 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much Courtney!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 24, 2014 / 12:22 am

      Thanks so much Marty! I appreciate the time you put into hosting each week.

  6. Tuesday,September 23, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Everything looks so pretty at your house. I’m glad you mentioned where you got the big acorns because as soon as I saw them I wondered. Your mums are going to be amazing when all those blooms open up.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 24, 2014 / 12:25 am

      Thanks Stacey. I’m just loving the acorns and I can’t wait to see my giant mum when it blooms. I’ll be sure to take some pictures. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  7. Thursday,September 25, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Your dining room is so pretty! I am a sucker for a round rug! 🙂

    • Kristi
      Friday,September 26, 2014 / 12:15 am

      Thanks Kim!:)

    • Kristi
      Friday,September 26, 2014 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you so much Cecilia. Appreciate you stopping by from Shabby Nest.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 27, 2014 / 3:23 am

      Hi Pat. Glad you enjoyed my tour. Thanks so much for stopping by from G’day.

  8. Saturday,September 27, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Very pretty. So welcoming and inviting.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,September 28, 2014 / 1:15 am

      Thanks Janet! 🙂

  9. Monday,September 29, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    Hi Kristi
    Thanks for the lovely Fall tour of your home! Very pretty! Never knew that squirrels would nibble on pumpkins! The petroleum jelly is something I’ll have to remember. It looks pretty with the shine!
    Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 30, 2014 / 12:07 am

      Hi Catherine and welcome to Chatfield Court. I had trouble with squirrels eating my pumpkins last year and putting vaseline on them worked, although they still took my mini pumpkins. They have left them alone this year too…although I didn’t get the vaseline on quick enough and they nibbled a few spots.
      So glad you stopped by and thanks for following.:)

  10. Nicki Hawes (@TandJeansNicki)
    Wednesday,October 8, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    Love all the natural elements. I just got around to some fall decorating today, and did some similar things-branches in a vase, a basket on the table with fall items, hydrangeas- so, naturally, I think your tour looks amazing 😉 Thanks for sharing.

    • Kristi
      Friday,October 10, 2014 / 12:17 am

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment Nicki. Your Fall decorations sound lovely. Don’t you just love it when you can decorate with natural elements? Quick, easy, affordable and beautiful. 🙂

      I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  11. milamyk
    Sunday,October 12, 2014 / 5:43 am

    The pepsi case is awesome! I like the faux leaves in the basket idea.We struggle with major dampness in our new home, so every natural decor was a no no this year (covered in mould in 2 days 🙁 I still made a polka dot pumpkin though), but faux leaves and pumpkins are definitely way to go!
    Love your decor!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 13, 2014 / 12:58 am

      It’s so easy to use faux Fall decor now and they make so much of it look realistic…and you don’t have to worry about anything dying or rotting. Sorry to hear you are having dampness issues.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

  12. Sunday,October 12, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature at Katherines Corner tomorrow xo

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 12, 2014 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine!

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