Today’s A Most Fetching Friday greets the first day of fall by welcoming you all into my home for a fall autumn home tour.
I try not to complicate the art of seasonal decorating.
Decorating is meant to be an enjoyable experience, after all.
Natural elements, seasonal fruits, vintage china, antique porcelain figurines and regional items familiar to the landscape of our small Southern town never disappoint the eye or occasion.
Simple, neutral, and inspired by nature hit the high notes of this less is more fall autumn home tour.
Working with what you have extends to lawn, garden and pantry.
Fall is nowhere in sight in Louisiana, presenting a canvas devoid of traditional fall colors and foliage.
Dried hydrangeas (dead hydrangeas as my Mother so eloquently puts it) and ginkgo leaf holdovers from fall autumn home tours of past accentuate the crimson and gold Anjou and Bosc pears found in the produce section of the local Kroger, lending a simple yet elegant touch of fall to the dining room buffet.
This so simple it’s delicious spice cake with maple syrup flavored frosting follows through with the less is more for fall theme.
I’ll share the recipe with you next week.
I’ve also got a fantastic serving suggestion for the pears to share with you.
If you would have told me a week ago a wasp nest would factor into my fall autumn home tour decor I would not have believed it, but…
My brother sent this wasp nest to me with the express intention of it being incorporated into my fall decorating plans.
It is oddly beautiful and quite unique- a step away from the expected.
A pair of vintage porcelain figurines seem to fall frolic among Loropetalum branches and magnolia leaves.
Welcome home, fall!
Hope you all have a most fetching Friday and a lovely first weekend of fall.