It’s that time of the year when Summer is winding down but I’m not quite ready to go full-blown pumpkin-palooza in my home! I’m starting to do a little early Fall decorating in my kitchen.
Today I’m in the Harvest Home Tour with 29 other bloggers; at the end of my post you will be able to check out what they are doing for Fall at their homes! Thanks to Kristi from French Creek Farmhouse for putting it together.
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Early Fall Tablescape
My cutting garden is in overdrive this week!! So many of my flowers are reaching their peak and it’s so nice to go out in the morning and cut a fresh bunch to bring inside.
My Endless Summer hydrangeas have started turning from bright blue to shades of green and red. When the color of your hydrangeas change and the petals go from velvety to more papery signals the perfect time to cut your blooms to dry.
Here’s my simple way to dry hydrangeas.
For my Early Fall flower arrangement, I filled a containter with a variety of flowers and greenery from my garden. The star of this arrangement is my hydrangeas.
I added interesting textures and colors with my celosia and amaranth, then popped in a couple of branches of greenery and berries to finish it off…and I’m in love!!
For my place settings, I wanted to keep a simple and natural look. One of my favorite things about living in New Hampshire is that I’m surrounded by nature and can walk out my door to gather things to use. I am drawn to colors from the outdoors.
This simple early Fall look combined shades of white, brown, and green.
My dining table is on the smaller size and I found the perfect thing to use as a “tablecloth”…a large flour sack towel!! I love this one and it’s only $3.99!
I layered a round rattan placemat with a white plate (Walmart clearance for 84¢ each!!) and a cinnamon colored dish. Then topped it off with a little green pumpkin and a round of grapevine.
A copper napkin ring with napkins I brought home from my trip to Magnolia Market this Summer finished off my place setting.
For my green kitchen hutch (SW Coriander & Olive) I continued using natural elements to give it an early Fall look.
Layering different textures and tones that all work together. My wood bead wreath hangs from the cabinet knobs when the doors of the hutch are closed.
Check out my YouTube video for the wood bead wreath!!
This copper kettle was a $5 flea market find!! I dragged my husband to the Todd Farms flea market in Rowley, MA last weekend. I was psyched it was only $5…my husband was psyched I only spent $5 that morning and he didn’t have to carry stuff around for me!!
Inside the kitchen hutch, I decorated with whites and browns. Small Autumn touches like pinecones and pumpkins made from natural materials are on display.
These little white pumpkins have been a mainstay in my Fall decorating for the past few seasons…I found a bag of them at Marshalls a few years ago.
To the top of my hutch I added a big green wire basket full of beautiful hydrangeas.
Instead of a garland across the front of the hutch I created the same look with rattan pumpkins, pine cones, Dollar Tree berry bunches, and faux apple picks.
The last Fall-ish touch I added to my kitchen were these muted stems that I hauled back in my suitcase from Texas…you should have seen me trying to pack these (but I had to have them!!)!
The wall basket was from Green Plum Vintage Goods in Newburyport, MA.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I gave you a few ideas for slowly welcoming Fall into your home!
Your dining room is so pretty! I love the touches of green and pumpkins for fall.
Thanks so much Elaine!! I’m a green girl for sure!!
I love your colors so much! The copper and hydrangeas are fabulous:)
Thanks Tanya!! I’m an in love with aged copper this Fall…and I’m always in love with hydrangeas!!!
Your table is so beautiful, your colour pallet is stunning!
Awww Laurie, Thanks so much!!
I love all the colors and textures you brought together here, Jennifer; just gorgeous! Your hydrangeas have amazing color; how fun to be able to pick them from your own yard. The natural touches are perfect for bringing in Fall. Fun touring with you!
I love the colors and textures that you used. The whole space is so pretty, cozy and inviting.
Thank you so much Suzy…I’ve been following you forever!!
It’s all so pretty! Love the hydrangeas and those copper dishes. And the way you styled it all is perfection!
Thanks Angie!! I’m really digging the copper and brown tones this Fall.
If you need some help in your cutting garden I’ll be glad to volunteer! Your flowers are simply gorgeous and I love the rustic can. So cute! I’m so glad you shared the corner hutch too. The wreath on the doors is a wonderful touch! Pinning!
Thanks my friend!! The cutting garden has been my biggest joy this Summer…so easy care once it was planted!
Jennifer, wish we lived closer. I would hang out and make things with you. I love your kitchen and all the subtle changes for the fall with natural elements. It looks beautiful!
I know Tammy!! Some day you might find me sitting there, hanging with Piper when you wake up!!!
Everything is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of your dining room with us, so beautiful!
Thanks so much, Kristin!! Fun tour today!!
All the hydrangeas make me swoon! They are so gorgeous in their late summer colors…just stunning! Pinning lots of ideas from all your inspiration! xo, Kristi
Thanks so much Kristi!! Fun tour this week!!
So many beautiful fall elements here–I love the hydrangeas and is that an old coffee can as a vase? Such a fun idea!
Kathleen, thanks so much!! It’s one of those ginormous cans from crushed tomatoes…teenage boys eat a lot!!!!
So many gorgeous fall textures and colors, Jennifer! So happy to be on the tour with you. Happy Harvest Season! xoxo, Kristi
Thanks so much Kristi!!
I love all the warm Fall color tones you used, Jennifer! Those cinnamon-colored plates are gorgeous! The flower arrangement is beautiful too! This post is filled with so much inspiration. Thank you!
Thanks Meeghan!! I know, I had to have those plates…I ordered them the day the Fall Hearth&Hand line came out!!
Jennifer, this is so pretty. I love your green hutch, too! Happy to be on the tour with you.
Thanks Becky!! Yes, I love the green…this hutch has been about 4 colors in the past 4 years but I’m still loving the green!!
Jennifer – Your tablescape is lovely. Isn’t it a great time of year when we can get fresh flowers right from our yard. I also enjoyed seeing how you styled the rest of your dining room. It’s beautiful.
So fun touring with you!
Thanks Lynn!! Oh, I love being able to go out and cut fresh flowers…I’m going to miss it in a few weeks!!
Your table is so gorgeous. I loved that you used a tin can for the centerpiece. I love my tin cans. So glad we are touring together. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Your hydrangeas are so beautiful, you just can’t get those colors with faux! I love how you decorate the top of the hutch, and your place settings are really cute. Did you DIY the pinecone pumpkin? It’s darling!
Thanks so much Cindy!! Yes…the DIY for the pumpkin is coming!!