can you believe it’s the last friday in october? yup, halloween is a mere five days away which kicks off the holiday season. are you ready? but before we shift into high gear with the countdown to christmas (a mere 60 days) let’s savor these gorgeous fall days. so come on in and sit a spell as i share my fall home design updates. there’s nothing fancy, nothing special just a festive fall attitude here and there in our home. when i was a young girl, i always knew what season it was thanks to my mom. every spring or fall the pillows would be exchanged, new tablescapes created, and crystal bowls filled with candy corn or chocolate eggs. i guess you’d say i caught the home design bug honestly! and i can’t help but think of my mom every time i’m tempted by yet another christmas pillow…
let’s start the tour at our front door. oscar is ready to greet you. after he decides if you’re friend or foe he’ll let you step inside. the gothic urn filler is from grandinroad, a favorite online stop of mine for decorating inspiration. isn’t this skeleton adorable? when i spotted mr. bones at Pier1 earlier this fall i knew he had to come home with me.
it’s a laid-back day where i’m wearing a favorite Ralph Lauren polo bear sweater. a new addition is trotted out every fall. take a peek here. J.Crew skinny jeans, similar striped shirt, and Ryan loafers keep this ootd prepilicious.
pumpkins set the scene for the front steps along with lanterns, gourds and mums.
inside the house a variety of pumpkins spruce up tables and shelves. similar glass pumpkin.
glass acorns | wooden serving bowl
pillows and throws are a simple touch to welcome fall in style. similar Ralph Lauren pillows.
i’m always a sucker for paisley.
my mother always had a centerpiece for her table whether big or small. the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. similar glass hurricane.
a cute diy for those special trick-or-treaters. fill a surgical glove with candy! how easy is that?
this instant pot is the handiest gadget ever! the pumpkin soup was ready to eat in eight minutes.
love this titan peeler which skins veggies in no time.
serving bowl | covered soup bowl
don’t let this swiss chard salad fool you. it’s a hearty fall dish with the addition of mushrooms and hazelnuts.
this plum prosecco cocktail is refreshing and light.
dinner is served! mr. style had three helpings of soup. can you say delicious?!
here are some outtakes of our friday photo shoot. whenever i plop down oscar decides it’s time to slather me with smooches.
similar denim | similar shirt | similar sweater | loafers
“mr. demille, i’m ready for my close-up.”
here’s our fall porch, pumpkins and all. just love this time of year!
all right, gang, it’s time to get this friday underway! thanks so much for stopping by. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a lovely weekend!
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
My mom was just like that–and I admit I switch out things like pillows for different seasons, etc. And I grew up in a family where we also always had tons of beautiful table linens and dishes. I’m a sucker for it all. Very pretty. Those recipes all sound great–I’ve pinned ’em all. I’d eat any of those, and while sadly, I no longer drink at all, I still like to fix for everyone else! Have a great weekend.
i think our mom’s were sisters, sue! we have so much in common. xo
Fabulous post! I just bought the RL Polo Bear sweater at Macy’s; their annual collector’s sweaters are so fun! As a South Carolina gal, who has lived in Minneapolis for the last 11 years, I LOVE your layering ideas!
aww, bundle up my friend! minneapolis is beautiful if not a tad cold. hope you enjoy living there. xo
Lovely fall decorating. I’m a sucker for paisley too … and the embroidered pillow looks similar to one my mom made back in the 60s. [sigh]
awww, i bet that embroidered pillow was gorgeous! handcrafted items are becoming a thing of the past, aren’t they? xo
Oscar is so much like my huge kitten, Tabitha, who kisses my face every time I am prone, also. Thank you so much for uplifting us all in the stressful news day 🙏
thanks so much for stopping by, linda! i’m always happy to hear oscar and ollie brighten your day. xo
Looks lovely. I think that your bear looks very much like Mr Paddington Bear. Gorgeous. Have a great weekend
i always wondered if Ralph Lauren patterned his bear after Paddington. they sure do look alike. xo
Thanks for inviting us in to your beautiful and festive home, Beth. You know how to make this gal happy with those great recipes and photos of Oscar and Ollie. You certainly have created a lovely nest.
this chard salad is delicious, rebecca! you will love it. and i’m happy to share photos of my two favorite critters. isn’t ollie a hoot? lately, she perches herself on the bathroom counter and bats down all of my makeup while i’m trying to get ready! xo
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