Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour


 Hi and welcome to my home!  Come on in and I'll show you around.  The lovely Katie, from  Let's Add Sprinkles has organized this special Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour, and we appreciate all of her hard work!


Let's stop by and grab a cup of tea from my thrifted coffee table that I refinished a couple of years ago.  The throw on my sofa is a quilt-as-you-go minky quilt that I made, along with the  envelope style pillows.  The pumpkin is a mod podge project that a friend and I did several years ago, and it picks up the animal minky print in the throw.  

 My late beloved made this box from old barn wood , and I always keep it on my dining room table, which I change out for the seasons.  It's a beautiful reminder of his last Christmas gift for me.


As we pass by my kitchen,  maybe I could coax you into a bowl of soup?  These darling bowls that I found at Home Goods are ones that I always look forward to using in the Fall season. The pumpkin centerpiece was found at Kohl's years ago and I used a garland formed into a circle to sit it on.  Tiny lights are entwined and a battery operated candle with a timer makes for a soft glow.  


My family room coffee table has some handmade, homespun pumpkins, M&M's for the grandkids, and an old crock filled with faux mums.  The little squirrel was a gift from a friend, and of course the pine cones add some Fall interest. 

Here's a quick peek at my Fall mantle, which always has the huge iron star in the middle.  The birch candles which came from Michael's,  were ones that I admired from Linda @ Life and Linda.  Linda was kind enough to tell me the source.  Don't we love getting ideas from our blogging friends? 

Before we head outside, you can see my cross stitched seasonal piece and my crocheted pumpkin, that I've placed on my washstand. This washstand was a piece that I dragged down the alley to our newlywed apartment,  from an antique shop when my hubby were first married, over 46 years ago.  

Before you leave, let's have an Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffin from King Arthur's #bakealongchallenge,  or if you'd rather,  I can wrap a couple of them up for you to take home. I made the Big Star Quilt several years ago and a friend stenciled the darling napkin.  The plates are from Wal Mart, several years ago, and my "Blessings" mug is from  Vee, from Stephanie's teacup/mug exchange several seasons ago.   My adorable teapot came from a thrift store in Ohio.  I'm crossing my fingers that my mum will last for several weeks

From my back gate, a big Thank you for visiting my Texas home on the Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour! 

Bye y'all!




53 comments:

  1. Kitty, I love how you've decorated your home. Everything from the welcoming door basket to the delicious looking pumpkin muffins says fall.

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  2. It's darling. I love your fall decor. The box from your husband is just so special. That scarecrow on the gate is too stinking cute. What a great idea. Thanks for joining this tour.

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  3. Your home is beautifully decorated for autumn! I love the homemade box on your dining room table that you are able to decorate seasonally. And I even enjoyed seeing the Blessings mug...just an inexpensive one from Wal*Mart that year, but it certainly fits right in to the current decor.

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  4. Beautiful and homemade chicken noodle soup sounds really good about now. So many nice details I love this and the best part about fall in Texas you can finally sit outside again.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  5. Hi Kitty and your home looks so nice all falled up! Your little basket on your front door is just darling! Everything looks so pretty and cozy. Happy Fall and thanks for sharing your lovely home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Kitty, it's all gorgeous and cozy. I love the quilted fabric on your sofa. That's really pretty! Your front door looks great too.

    Sharing on Facebook and hope to see you soon. :)

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  7. Kitty, your home is so beautiful. I can tell it is so loved. From the box your Beloved made you, to the history of each piece of furniture that you redid. I love all your cute fall pumpkins on the coffee table to the big star over your mantle. Such an inviting and "Kozy" home. Thanks for the tour!

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  8. Hi Kitty- your fall decorating is warm and inviting. You are so handy with crafts and re-furbishing things. I love that you have that special wood box that your husband made for you. I love the homespun pumpkins in the family room. I'm imagining you dragging the washstand down the alley- great memories! The sofa mink quilt is so neat- and I bet it feels wonderful to wrap up in! I bought a little scarecrow I need to stick in my door basket too, glad I saw yours to remind me!

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  9. Good Morning Kitty, What a treat to tour your lovely home. I love all the treasures so beautifully displayed for the season. Love the box your hubby made and how you change it out for the season. Your pumpkins are adorable. The animal print to match the throw is fabulous along with the white crocheted pumpkin. Too cute. I love how you carry the color theme throughout starting right at your darling front door greeting. Lovely outdoor setting too. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Enjoy the remainder of the week of tours. Have fun! Hugs and Blessings

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  10. Kitty ... beautiful Fall decorations ... the little guy at the back gate makes me smile. So cute. I scrolled back up to see what else I liked best but too hard to choose because I like it all. The wooden box is special and beautifully decorated. Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations.

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  11. Oh Kitty, your home is blooming with Autumn! I love all your fall touches, and the minky throw you made for your sofa is fabulous! So many sweet memories, and so many treasured things in your warm and welcoming home, thanks for inviting us in!
    Jenna

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  12. Pumpkin muffins and chicken soup sound like a delicious fall to me. I adore the autumnal elements you have added to your home. Particularly the wee pewter candle shown with your crocheted pumpkin. I'd love the source for that! :)

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  13. Your home is so peaceful looking and pretty! The muffins and soup make it even more cozy! I love the door decor with the scarecrow! So cute!

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  14. Kitty, your fall decorations and vignettes are so lovely! Your home looks very cozy and inviting! Nothing warms my heart (and my belly) than a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup on a crisp fall day! The weather here in NC is finally fall-like and I cannot wait to make soup this weekend! Enjoy this wonderful season :)

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  15. We can finally enjoy the outdoors once again! Such a pretty spot to sit and absorb the sounds of nature.
    Your home is so very pretty, inviting, warm, cozy and filled with perfect Autumn touches. I will most certainly take a bowl of chicken noodle soup!
    Happy Fall,
    Jemma

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  16. Everything is so charming Kitty! I especially love the adorable fall basket on your front door. Your home radiates your love of home and family. Always a pleasure to visit you!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  17. Kitty, your Fall decor is so pretty and welcoming! I love the basket on your door! You have done such a lovely job! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Happy Fall Day to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. What a beautiful home you have and your tour is wonderful.I love every bit of it...and the soup looks so tasty....xoxo

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  19. Kitty,
    Your home is warm and inviting for all your Fall visitors. Your wire pumpkin with the bittersweet looking vine is my favorite, besides the chicken soup. :)

    Judith

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  20. So beautiful, Kitty. I love your crocheted pumpkin. I think I saved that post wih your directions! And i will definitely take a muffin to go. Enjoy this lovely season.

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  21. Dear Kitty,
    Your home is as comfy and "kozy" as I imagined! I love all of your decorating, the white with the dark wood tones--so lovely! I spied your little white crocheted pumpkin which I love, I have my orange one out that you gave to me a couple of teacup swaps ago. It is a cherished gift from a friend!!! :) I am looking forward to visiting some more of these home tours....just got in from a walk in the woods. It is a beautiful time of year! Enjoy!
    xo
    Linda

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  22. Kitty, I apologize for my late arrival. I left the house early and just now getting home to the computer. Your home is always welcoming, but have to say the extra fall touches really add yet another layer. I need to make some of those muffins. Love pumpkin breads. Happy Fall!

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  23. Kitty -your home looks beautiful and you have wonderful fall treasures.
    I also love reading about your precious memories.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  24. Looks like you're all set for fall Kitty! Everything looks nice and cozy and I love your basket weave tea pot-enjoy:@)

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  25. Kitty, your home looks so warm and inviting. I love all the fall touches, and how many of them are homemade or gifted. That's what makes a house a home. Especially the box that your dear husband made you. It's perfect to keep on the table and to change out the decor depending on the season.
    The soup and the muffins look delicious!
    Thanks for taking us on a tour of your home. xo Deborah

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  26. Kitty you can bake and sew? Baking fantastic at sewing not so much. I admirer people who can sew. That throw you made is the most beautiful I have seen in years no exaggeration. Your tour was wonderful. I so enjoy these tours.

    Cindy

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  27. Kitty! What a welcoming home you've made! I really love your homemade touches, from dragging the washstand to the furry quilt to the cross stitch to the foods. Oh, to be a guest in your home for even an hour or two.
    Rita

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  28. Kitty, your home is so lovely and offers so much inspiration, I'm taking notes. All of your fall touches are charming. From the adorable arrangement on the door to the soup in the kitchen, yes please, I would love a bowl. Beautiful coffee table and my favorite is the box made by your husband, I love the fall arrangement. Thanks for the tour of your lovely home..........

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  29. Loved the tour and all your fall decorating!!! The box your beloved made for you is awesome!
    warmly,
    deb

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  30. I really enjoyed all of your wonderful fall touches! I adore your woven teapot! What a neat piece!

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  31. Kitty, your home looks so cozy and inviting! I love the animal print pumpkin and your minky throw. And yes, please. I'll be happy to take a couple of those muffins! Yum! Happy Fall!
    Cecilia

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  32. What a lovely lovely tour...and super idea. =) Thanks for sharing your comfy cozy home with us. I just love everything about it..your fall decor...your homemade pumpkins are adorable. And your special box is awesome. How precious. Hugs!

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  33. You have a lovely home that is so cozy and inviting. I love all of your fall decorations. It is so sweet that you the box that your hubby made. Can you share the source of your home spun pumpkins?

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    1. Hi Chubmoma! You're a No-reply comment blogger and I couldn't email you directly. I made the homespun pumpkins and there's a tutorial on my blog, if you do a search. They are just rectangles of homespun fabric, and then stitched on the bottom and gathered at the top. I made little patches on their fronts, and added buttons, and stuck some twigs on the top, with some leaves and raffia. I'm so glad that you liked them!

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  34. Hi Kitty, it is so nice to be welcomed into your beautiful and cozy home! Love all your sweet fall decorations. You've filled your home with treasured and handmade keepsakes which makes a house truly a home. Love the hand-made box from your beloved and the vintage washstand you've had since a newlywed. Everything looks beautiful and so welcoming. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  35. How beautiful everything looks, Kitty! So warm & welcoming...loved seeing all your projects & treasures.
    Thanks for inviting us into your lovely home.

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  36. Kitty, your home is lovely. Fall has certainly landed at your house. So sweet to mention my blog. I am happy to hear you found the lovely birch candles, especially on sale. The mantel is so pretty.
    Your homey touches are seen everywhere. Candy for the Grandkids is so you...a wonderful Nana.
    Thank you for letting us peek into your home/

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  37. Kitty, thanks for the tour at your lovely home. I'll take one of those muffins just as soon as I finish the soup!

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  38. Your home is so beautiful and welcoming, I felt as though I was really sitting down with you and enjoying a bowl of that delicious chicken noodle soup! Your minky quilt is gorgeous! And I loved all the sweet touches of fall throughout your home, a truly welcoming and relaxing place to visit. Blessings and hugs to you dear friend!

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  39. I wish I had some of that soup right now! Everything you share makes me hungry ~ :) I love your fall decor and all the treasuYes you've made. The quilt and the animal print pumpkin are favorites!

    Your home is always so warm and inviting.
    xo
    Pat

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  40. Oh my I am IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME!!!! It is just PERFECT!!! I ADORE your taste...the colors, everything! I love the stories behind your collectibles. I also love that many of them come from places that are NOT expensive, but are so tasteful and pretty. Your home is warm, welcoming, cozy and pretty, when can I move in? lol xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  41. You always feature the sweetest things. I love your DR centerpiece, and also the story of your washstand. The muffins look delicious!

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  42. Thank you for a tour of your beautiful home, Kitty! I was charmed by your delightful autumn decor.

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  43. Kitty, Your home has such warm and inviting touches for fall! I love your sweet scarecrow door basket hanging in welcome as well as your back gate scarecrow. I've always admired your wonderful barn wood box centerpiece on your table decorated for the seasons. ♥

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  44. Oh Kitty, I am speechless... Your home is not only beautiful, but just from the pictures I can tell it's a place of warmth and love. Every little detail is inviting and lovely beyond words.

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your home with us. It was truly a blessing to get a peek inside :) Have a blessed Monday, my friend. Much love to you!

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  45. Love fall at your house ... from the adorable front door to the crochet pumpkin ... very welcoming. I feel like you gave me a hug! Happy Monday!

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  46. Hi Kitty, wish I could pop over for one of those pumpkin muffins :) Your home is lovely! Happy fall! xo, Andrea

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  47. Gosh I missed this lovely post with the crocheted pumpkin and all the rest of the sweet fall things.. Jusy lovely Kitty.. With love Janice

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  48. Kitty, What a welcoming fall home tour! You have so many decorative touches that you have made! I'm impressed with your crocheted pumpkin, minky quilt,big star quilt, cross stitch picture plus all the great treats and I'm sure I missed something there was so much to see. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

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  49. Kitty,
    You have a warm and cozy home. I love your fall decor. I would visit for a while because it's so welcoming. Thank you for sharing your lovely home at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and hope to see you this coming Sunday.

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  50. Hi Kitty,

    It's such a treat to have a tour of your home, my friend!! Everything looks so pretty, and welcoming, for fall! I really like your minky throw and the leopard spot pumpkin. :) The box Rich made for you is so perfect, and your son did a great job on the Mackenzie Childs-painted teapot. As always, I love your outdoor table setting. The teapot is darling, as is the "Blessings" mug from Vee. Those muffins look good enough to eat! :-D

    Thank you for the tour, Kitty; I'm sorry I'm so late getting by here. I have only had time to do the minimal amount of blogging recently. I hope to do better very soon!

    Hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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