Welcome to day five of the Fall In Love With Texas Home Tour!!
If you're visiting for the first time, let me introduce myself! I'm Andrea, a crafter, gardener, and gourmet cook, living in and loving our 1926 Tudor Revival cottage. It's a whopping 1,200 square feet, and we make the most of every inch!
This week 20 bloggers are showcasing bits and pieces of our homes decorated for fall. On Monday I showed our back porch dressed up for the early season, if you missed it you can see it here. Today I'm sharing our colorful kitchen! Warning: no neutrals here, and you may need your sunglasses to get through this post ;) I'm craving lots of bright, happy color this year. It may be due to the late arrival of fall color in North Texas, which often doesn't happen until almost Christmas!
The kitchen in our diminutive home is a small galley style, but it's not lacking in color or personality! We are all avid cooks and make great use of this small space. You can read about the transformation of our cabinets here, a choice that I still celebrate every day. And this fall I can't seem to get enough of red, orange and blue and white! I really didn't change much, but added a dose of fall color with berries, mini pumpkins, and some faux fall leaves.
These shelves took the place of a space-hogging pantry, and are always a favorite spot to decorate for each season.
The counter displays are a happy mix of orange, red, yellow, blue and white!
The adjoining sitting area/breakfast nook is still my favorite spot in the house! I affectionately call it the Empty Nesters' Lounge, but the whole family enjoys this space, also. This cozy spot features our home's original shiplap, which we uncovered for last year's One Room Challenge. You can read about the transformation here. It is hands down one of the best projects we have ever done for creating a comfortable lifestyle in our little house. My treasured painting, done by my grandmother, is the crown jewel of the room, and the inspiration behind all of the color in our home.
Last fall I took this ginger jar photo on my phone and uploaded it to Waterlogue, then had it printed at Walgreen's. If you haven't tried the Waterlogue app, it's a great way to create inexpensive, personal art. A few dollar store stems are tucked into some dried eucalyptus, so easy! The cute mugs are from HomeGoods.
Can you spot the chandelier sparkles in the background? They make my morning happy :)
If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen my chinoiserie pumpkin. It's actually just a dollar store pumpkin, painted white, then ModPodged with a gorgeous Caspari napkin! Easiest DIY ever :)
I can't wait to actually need this blanket due to cool weather, but until then, I'm enjoying moving it around in every room of the house :)
And this girl wasted no time getting comfy :)
You can find links to other fall posts on my right sidebar, and here are a few more fall posts you may like:
At the end of this fun week, I just can't thank Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles enough, for organizing this tour! It takes a ton of work to put one of these together, and I'm so grateful to her for doing this. It's been a wonderful week of camaraderie with these other Texas ladies!
White Spray Paint/ Opulent Cottage/ Lilacs and Longhorns
Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Poofing the Pillows