CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour 
Welcome! I am so excited that you have come by for a visit! There are lots of wonderful homes to see in our All Things Home Fall Tour, so be sure to check the list at the end of this post and continue the tour! And don’t forget…there’s a beautiful $1500 Sarasota chest from Somerset Bay that will be given away to one of our visitors, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post, too! Sooo…come on in and let’s start the tour!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Autumn Greeting
Fall is my very favorite season so I am so happy that it has finally arrived officially! My little handmade rustic chalkboard sports a fall greeting in French…a reflection of the fact (just in case this is your first visit!) that I am a retired French teacher!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
On the Chinese chest in the entry, you will find a fun arrangement made with pleated paper pumpkins and fall foliage…a really fun and easy project that even the kiddos can do!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
And on my mom’s old drop leaf table, our hostess for the tour Miss Kitty awaits your arrival! She welcomes you into the living room.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
On the rustic wooden tray you get a little peek at the theme for my fall decor this year, combining one of my loves…my collection of blue and white chinoiserie…with bittersweet and pumpkins!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Living Room
A closer look and you may be able to tell that the books on the tray are by my favorite designer…Charles Faudree. I love his French Country style and have incorporated it as much as possible into my home but with a budget in mind, using lots of thrifing finds and my inexpensive frenchy projects! You can get a closer look at the French Country influences in my home from the summer tour by clicking here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
I always think of the mantel as the real centerpiece of a home’s decor…the element that makes a statement about the home owner’s style. So when I start decorating for the change of the seasons, this is where I start. This year, it’s the simple combination of blue and orange…an unexpected color combination for fall, I think, but one of my favorites!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
Just a handful of pumpkins and a few sprigs of faux bittersweet scattered among some of my favorite blue and white pieces say fall for me! I also made the bittersweet wreath…for a song! You can get the details here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall Mantel
And I cannot have a mantel without another one of my loves…my plates! These heavily-detailed grape plates help to give it some architectural interest.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
I brought a touch of fall to my painted chest by adding a thrift store tureen filled with mums…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour
…and adding a few baby pumpkins to my vintage book bundle. That’s an antique Paris post card topping it off.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
The dining room is one of my favorite rooms…where I display some of my favorite things! On top of the hutch, you can see a portion of my collection of double happiness jars…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
…and my favorite blue and white Spode plates! I’ve added a few pumpkins…continuing the colors from the living room.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
This is also where I display one of my most prized possessions…my mom’s Red Cliff ironstone tureen.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
On the table…my ruffled burlap table runner…a fall and winter decorating staple at my house…heaped with pumpkins, pine cones and berries and dotted with my pewter candlesticks!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Dining Room
At each place…a grapevine wreath charger and my pewter flatware and goblets lend a rustic air to the table.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Dough Bowl 2012
Another family treasure…my grandmother’s dough bowl…decorates the buffet each year. This is last year’s arrangement. I am waiting for our annual family trip to the pumpkin farm to fill it up this year…my source for those wonderful long-stemmed pumpkins!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Pillow
My linen and burlap vintage French pumpkin pillow is making an another appearance this year. You can find instructions for making it including the free graphic by clicking here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Breakfast Room
In the breakfast room, the decor is more casual. I’ve pulled out my favorite shabby box…another faithful standby…and filled it with yellow mums…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Shirt Pumpkins
…with pots wrapped in burlap…and a fun new project this year…


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Shirt Pumpkins
…my no-sew shirt pumpkins! They are super easy, inexpensive and fun to make! You can find a complete tutorial here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Kitchen
In the kitchen, the informal fall look continues. I am excited that I get to use my galvanized tray…a Pottery Barn outlet bargain…and the fun vintage-look galvanized milk bottle carrier that I found at an unexpected place…at a tractor supply store! You can get the details of that find plus a look at my other farmhouse style bargains here.


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Home Tour Kitchen
A baby pumpkin…you notice all of mine are orange this year…fills a vintage Wedgwood teacup. I know white is popular, but I just have to say that for me, fall just isn’t fall without orange! 


Confessions of a Plate Addict - Cozy Patio
I wish I could say that this is the way my patio looks right now, but it is still just too hot here in Georgia. This is a peek at how it looked at the end of October last year…one more month to go!


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Sweater Pillows
And then it will be time to think about hot chocolate, cozy blankets and sweater pillows


Baby Kitty
…and enjoying a fire in the fireplace! Ahhh! But my co-host Baby Kitty says we will have to wait for that! Right now, we are still cranking up the air conditioning and dreaming of the day when the real fall weather will get here…and hoping that will be very soon!

Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you enjoyed your tour!

All Things Home Fall Tour  
And…there are 24 more homes to see! I am loving this chance to have a little peek inside these beautiful homes all decorated for fall! Here’s a schedule in case you missed any and to give you a look at the homes that are coming in the next few days!

Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
And now for the giveaway!

All Things Home Fall Tour Prize

Enter to win this gorgeous hand painted Sarasota Chest in Crème Brûlée from Somerset Bay, a prize valued at $1,500. The contest is open to U.S. residents only.

To enter, click on the Rafflecopter below and confirm you like Somerset Bay on Facebook.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my home all decorated for fall! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza, Sand and Sisel for the Autumn Abounds Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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