Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour

Howdy, y'all! Welcome to the Fall in Love With Texas blog tour where 20+ Texas bloggers are sharing their Fall decor.  I am thrilled to be part of this tour. It started yesterday with Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles, our hostess. Pop on over to Katie's blog to catch the beginning of the tour or scroll to the end of my post where you will find each days participants.

 Is it cooling off where you are? It's been pretty warm here in Texas - like in the mid to upper 90's. With humidity. yucky! This past week though we had a cool front move through and our weather has been wonderful! It really put me in the Fall mood and I've got my spaces all Fallified. :o)

I'd love for you to come see how our city home has it's Fall on!

To begin, I cleaned the front porch up a couple of weeks back in anticipation of decorating it. Then I got my fence post scarecrow out of the attic - he had seen better days however:

So he got a new paint job - brighter red for his shirt, a fresh coat of blue for his jeans, and although you can't see his feet, I painted them to look like cowboy boots.  His hat was shaped like a cowboy hat, he got a red checked bandana and even Mr. Crow got a fresh coat of black paint. Grapevines look like a lasso:

His pet armadillo is hanging out by the big orange pumpkins:

I added a metal sign with a Texas greeting:

On the other side of the door is Mr. Donkey with a lighted twine pumpkin.

What's that in the planter beside Mr. Donkey? A horned toad, of course! What says Texas more than a horned toad?

Throw in some pumpkins, colorful leaves, and gourds and you have a Fall porch with Texas flair.



On the door is a Fall wreath with another scarecrow:

Step inside where we'll head to the dining room.
 The table is all set - cute salad plates to top my red dinner plates and woodland chargers:

I added this gorgeous plate to the buffet. It's from Walmart and part of their Better Homes and Gardens line. I just had to have one! (I really wanted to buy a whole set - I had to restrain myself. I don't need more plates! HA!)

It adds a nice pop of color in front of the galvanized flower bucket.

From the dining room, we go through to the kitchen/breakfast room.  I found this printable on the Anderson+Grant blog. I want to print this! But since I need ink for my printer I'm unable to print it right now.
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However, I love the saying so I wrote it on my large chalkboard in the breakfast room.
How lovely! I think it's my new favorite Fall saying!

On the breakfast room table, I added sunflowers, mums, and foliage to a mercury glass container:

And added a pretty table runner and woven placemats in a rich fall color:

At the sink, oranges, apples, mangos and more foliage round out the kitchen/breakfast area:

Along with my Autumn kitty painting sitting on the shelf above the sink:
did you notice my chalkboard saying changed? :o)
 I'm so thrilled Fall is finally here and the temperatures have finally begun to cool off. I absolutely love Fall and all the beauty nature showers us with!

Now onto the rest of today's tours:
Please be sure to stop at each of these lovely blogs:
Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
Joyce at At Home With Jemma
Cecilia at The B Farm (that's me!)
Judith at Botanic Bleu

If you'd like to see all the tours, here's a list of all the blogs participating:


Fall In Love With Texas Blog Tour Schedule


Monday: 


Tuesday:


Wednesday:


Thursday: 



Thanks again for stopping in. I hope you enjoyed my city home tour.

Sharing at these parties:
The Dedicated House Make It Pretty Monday
Your Inspired Design Link Party
Vintage Charm
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46 comments:

  1. I love your porch decor...your Texas cowboy, lasso and all, is adorable.
    And your Autumn kitty is so cute...:)
    I am having fun on the tour...and mine will be up on Wed.

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  2. Wow -I love that saying too - our move prep has been all about letting go. I love the scarecrow and noticed it was made from a landscaping timber. I have a pile of those timbers, he's super cute and I love all the details you've surrounded around him. Fall is awesome and our temperatures have been wonderful. Love this time of year. This tour is fun and I like how you all broke it down through out the week.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Isn't it a great saying? I'm embracing letting go of stuff. We are hoping to move to the farm full time but it's a smaller house so bye-bye stuff!
      I've made lots of cute landscape timber people...Frankie Frankenstein, Santa Claus, an Elf from a shorter timber, an Angel. They are fun to make. The weather has just been awesome! Just need to get through the return of warmer weather this week - the next front is supposed to be here Friday morning!
      Have a wonderful week! Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  3. Hi Cecilia, I love your cowboy at the door ready to greet all who enter. He is cute as can be. Once inside you serve up the warmest welcome with your pretty Fall accents. Oh I love the pumpkin plate. I may have to run to Wally World and check them out. BH&G has the best line there with Pioneer woman. Love your Fall kitchen sink. Fall kitty is adorable. What a great tour. I so enjoyed my visit. Have fun this week touring our Texas friends. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Celestina! Those plates are so gorgeous - I did break down and bought a serving bowl and a couple of more plates. I really want to buy a whole set. I'd probably use them year round though. :o) Glad you dropped in! This tour is great fun!
      hugs,
      Cecilia

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  4. Hi Cecilia! Your scarecrow cowboy is adorable! I love things like that on the porch to greet people. The plates are fun too. Plates are pretty much my favorite accessory. :)

    Happy Fall Sweet Friend.

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  5. Hi Cecilia! Your scarecrow cowboy is adorable! I love things like that on the porch to greet people. The plates are fun too. Plates are pretty much my favorite accessory. :)

    Happy Fall Sweet Friend.

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  6. Cecilia,
    Your cowboy scarecrow is the best and I love how he is welcoming us all in your pretty home! Your plates are fabulous and I have to head into town today, so you know where my next stop will be.
    It is a joy to visit you and your welcoming, cozy and happy home!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  7. Good morning, Cecilia! Your scarecrow redo is just wonderful! He certainly looks all spiffy and he makes the perfect welcome for your porch, along with all your other items. I enjoyed seeing your Fall touches around your home, and just loved your salad plate, and your Pumpkin plate near your galvanized bucket. Happy Fall!

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  8. Cecilia, that scarecrow is really cute, wire rope and all. You have some really cute touches around the house and I love that sign also. Happy to be on the Blog tour with you.

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  9. So cheerful and pretty! I love all of your critters! Happy Fall! xo, Andrea

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  10. So cheerful and pretty! I love all of your critters! Happy Fall! xo, Andrea

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  11. Love your fall touches, Cecilia! The little squirrel on your salad plate is charming.

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  12. Love all the fall colors in your pretty home. The little scarecrow is a cutie. Love the table setting and the little squirrels on the plate. Thanks for a beautiful tour.

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  13. Your happy scarecrow delighted my heart and that printable contains a wise message. Fall fabulous indeed!

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  14. Cecilia- I knew this morning when I clicked on your blog that your home would be beautiful!
    And it is.
    You have reminded me I need to work on my porch :)

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I had so much fun decorating my porch! Glad you liked it!

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  15. Oh your scarecrow is adorable! Paint makes everything better :) So cute!!!
    Jenna

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  16. Lots of pretty going on at your lovely home Cecilia! Love that cute scarecrow and the plates are fabulous! I really need to get my butt in gear ;).

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  17. Oh Cecilia, your home looks so cozy & festive for fall! I love your scarecrow and front porch and the wonderful chalkboard quote for fall. Now if our weather would just cooperate, right?!

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    1. p.s. Sharing on my Secret Garden Herbs FB page ;)

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  18. Your touches of fall are warm, welcoming and so Texas friendly! Love that fence post scarecrow. Your plate with the little squirrel is adorable. I would have to restrain myself too. The last thing I need is more plates (although I can still want them).

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Yep, I understand about the plates. I actually got down to two sets of dinner plates and now just buy different sets of salad plates for the seasons. Let's me indulge my plate obsession without taking up too much room. Lol.
      Hugs
      Cecilia

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  19. Hahaha!! I learned a new word that I just love! Fallified!!!!!
    And that quote about letting things go.......
    That fence post scarecrow is awesome!!!
    Love your home and all the decorations!!

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  20. So beautiful. Love all your fall decor. That scarecrow dressed in Texas Cowboy is adorable. Glad your temps are beginning to cool down for fall. Love everything Cecilia just so fun and great for fall.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  21. You nailed it Cecilia ... Love how you did true "Texas style" with the fence post scarecrow, the donkey and horned-toad. Everything says WELCOME.
    The plates are so pretty on your table. I would want ... but not need. Love your saying on the blackboard and I too, am trying to let things go.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  22. Cecilia I have just discovered your blog thru this tour and came from Poofing the Pillows..
    Love you Fall look. I was born in Corpus Christi. My Dad was in the Navy. My parents were from the coast of North Carolina so this is where I grew up and still reside. Love anything to do with Texas and North Carolina.. Southern All the Way!!!
    Patricia (NC Coast)

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    1. Hi Patricia! It's so good to have you stop by! I've never been to North Carolina but it's on my list of places I want to visit. Our daughter's fiancé is from there - he's a sweetie. He's taking us to visit in the Spring so we can meet his family. I'm looking forward to it! Thank you for your sweet comments. I hope you will visit again!
      hugs,
      Cecilia

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  23. I LOVE your fencepost scarecrow so much!! My youngest son has been wanteing a scarecrow, but I'm not that fond of the ones I see in the stores. I may have to give this project a try!

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  24. I LOVE your fencepost scarecrow so much!! My youngest son has been wanteing a scarecrow, but I'm not that fond of the ones I see in the stores. I may have to give this project a try!

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  25. Ooh, that scarecrow is adorable. Love your fallified touches too.

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  26. Cecelia, thanks for the tour. Your home is lovely with all the fall touches added here and there. Love this time of year here in Texas. Happy Fall!

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  27. I love that scarecrow. He is too cute. I love all your fallish style. Thank you so much for adding to our tour. Your home is gorgeous.

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  28. I guess this is my first time visiting. I love your simple yet cheerful fall decor. I have lived in Texas off and on in my adulthood, and really love all the areas I lived in. I didn't realize those pretty plates I've been seeing all over were from Walmart. I love them!
    Brenda

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  29. Well Cecilia....I love it, I love it! Your scarecrow is beyond cute..reminds me of Big Tex! You have done a marvelous and festive job!

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    1. Haha, he does, doesn't he? Thank you so much!

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  30. Cecilia,
    Beautiful fall... The pumpkin plate from Walmart is beautiful. And your blog's background wallpaper is so perfect for this time of year.

    Judith

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  31. Your outdoor décor is so cute and unique, love it! Beautiful Flowers! Have a wonderful fall! Cindy

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  32. The whimsy of your decor really tickled me. That tall Texan scarecrow is about as cute as he can be! Thanks for letting us peek in.

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  33. Everything looks so happy and beautiful! I love your Texas touches too. :) I'm so anxious for the cool front coming on Friday! This is my favorite time of year.

    xo
    Pat

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  34. Thank you very much for sharing and hopping. Your home and decor is lovely. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

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  35. Cecilia, Mr. Cowboy Scarecrow is so darn cute! Your Fall decor is perfection! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Happy Fall Day to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  36. I love your festive fall home! Everything looks so lovely and inviting!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! So glad you stopped by!

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  37. Cecilia, thank you for sharing your gorgeous fall tour @Vintage Charm--pinning!

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