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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! Which is good beacause the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breath in the salt air.
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!