The Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly is my online magazine where I like to share a little behind the scenes, my most recent projects, and things that I’ve come across during the week that I thought you would like too!
This weekend was the New England Vintage Bazaar’s Fall show. We went on Saturday morning and it was chilly and a little rainy…but that didn’t stop us from checking out every booth and vendor there!!
I can’t tell you how excited I was to find dried mini gourds!! I’ve seen them all over my blogging friend’s Fall pictures, and I love how they look!
I’m growing the bottleneck gourds in my garden right now to try and dry out myself; last year it was a Pinterest fail for sure and they ended up looking like fuzzy science projects!!!
All my favorite sellers were there. The bazaar had everything from houseplants to furniture and everything in between.
I left with the dried gourds, a pretty platter (I loved the coppery-brown flowers!), and a really cool green metal Christmas tree. I’ll show you the tree soon…it’s so cold this morn and it’s out in my garage!
October in the garden
I just took this picture this morning. My zinnias are still blooming like crazy, they are the prettiest that they have been all season! You can see that my favorite maple tree is just starting to get patches of red leaves.
I’m collecting all my prettiest-looking zinnia flower heads to dry so I can save the seeds to use in next year’s garden.
Zinnias are so easy to grow so if you have ever been intimidated about growing flowers from seed I want to encourage you to start with zinnias!
They come in all colors and sizes and I think they are just such joyful, happy-looking flowers!
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Last week was all about my Fall home! I broke my home tour down into 3 different parts.
Part 1 of my Fall Home Tour covers my living room and entryway area. I’ve changed up a few pieces in my living room too since my last living room tour.
In Part 2 of my Fall Home Tour, we go into my kitchen and dining area to show you how I added natural Fall touches throughout the space.
This Fall I’m really loving bringing natural elements into my home.
Decorating the china cabinet for fall
Because my kitchen tour was getting too long, I gave the china cabinet her own feature! I think it came out so pretty with lots of dried flowers from my garden and other natural-looking materials all against mostly white pieces in the cabinet.
This Week’s Finds
Since it’s 40 degrees this morning and I can’t drink any more coffee to keep me warm and still be able to type today my mind has turned to making soup! Do you love soup?? I have some kind of homemade soup every day for lunch once it starts getting cool out. Stacy shared her Pasta Fagioli Soup recipe this week…perfect timing, friend!!
I just love pretty tablescapes…especially nice long tables!! Probably because I have a small round dining table…but a girl can dream, right?? Check out how Kim decorated this table for Fall, it’s just so pretty!
I had to go back and find this DIY tutorial from Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse. Walking to my mailbox I had so many small twigs that fell from the crazy windy days we had last week that I almost tripped! Here’s a super cute idea to use some of them!
I had lots of interest in my new living rug last week. The colors are vibrant and true to the pictures. It is an extremely thin pile but at the same time is soft & cushy. For a more plush look, I would recommend a 1/4-inch felt rug pad. I was looking for the perfect green rug for a couple of months and I love it!!
These are such pretty Fall Van Gogh inspired free printables!
This is just the prettiest Fall kitchen! So light & airy feeling.
Here is the cutest Fall craft to do with your kids or grandkids!!