Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Welcome, welcome!

Come in, everyone! Today I’m so excited to joining in as a special guest for a Farmhouse Holiday Fall Dining Room tour. You can find all the tour participants linked below. The invitation was perfect timing to inspire me to set up my dining room for fall. I’m all about fall nesting right now (I just started my annual fall nesting series, you can catch up here).

So, come on in, friends! We’ve got room for you all to gather around the table. Well, obviously it’s kind of a small space, but as I said about our kitchen, we can all squeeze in real cozy-like.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday TourSources are listed at the bottom of this post or here

When it comes to decorating for the seasons or for a holiday, as you might already know I tend keep things pretty simple most of the time. Not because I don’t love an all-out festive table or room, not at all! I really do! I love the creativity, but simple just seems to work the best for me.

But isn’t that how decorating should be? Do whatever brings you joy.

Simple decor brings me joy for many reasons, but for one it’s because I like to change my home often. I enjoy the process of puttering around the house, evolving each space as I’m inspired through the season.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

If you are a regular around here, you know I started my evolution to fall in the kitchen with my new rug.

(Whenever I say that I started my evolution to fall in the kitchen it sounds to me like I said I started to FALL in my kitchen. Just to be clear, I didn’t start to fall in my kitchen. Hahahaha. Hahah. I crack myself up sometimes. Okay, haha.).

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

This is our first fall with our remodeled kitchen, so I couldn’t wait to get started with fall touches. My kitchen and dining room are small but connected spaces, so it made sense to me to make the “fall vibe” flow through both spaces.

You can see the whole fall kitchen and sources here and here.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

As the kitchen began to be more “fall-like,” I started to get more inspired with what I wanted the dining room to feel like. You can see how the two spaces connect visually and physically through this archway.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Adding a cozy layer in the dining room can start as simply as adding a tablecloth (from HomeGoods). So that’s what I did. Easy peasy, right?

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

A few weeks ago I really went wild and grabbed this woven pumpkin at HomeGoods. Ha! So unlike me to be ahead of the game!

This early in the season we don’t have many real pumpkins or pretty gourds available at the stores near me (at least anywhere I wanted to drive to!) so it was actually a good thing I brought that woven pumpkin home. Bonus, this guy won’t rot, so I’ll be able to use this “pumpkin” all season long. Super thrifty of me, if I do say so myself.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Other than adding my new pumpkin and tablecloth, I just set my table with what I already had. Sometimes when I’m going to shop in my own house, I will give myself a ten-minute limit to “decorate.” It’s a good motivator for me to just get going, and mix and match whatever I can find in a short period of time.

I often find that once the timer goes off, I’m quite content with small changes I made!

It doesn’t take much to get me in a fall mood.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

As I set the table, I decided to pair the same pretty blue and white dishes I used in spring, but added pretty plum napkins for a fall twist. The wood chargers warmed it all up nicely and they looked great with my new punkin’. You can find the sources all linked at the bottom of the page.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

But when I added the gold flatware, it all felt too disconnected so I set a little brass tabletop under the pumpkin. That made him feel a little fancier and elevated his presence as a unique centerpiece.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Then to bring warmth around the room, I brought out these pretty brass lanterns for the buffet.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

A few perennials in a basket (that I need to plant outside) brought in a pop of fall color.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Other than that, we’ve got some added cozy with fuzzy sweater pillows on the banquette, velvet pillows and a knit throw on a chair. Layering in textural details is my favorite way to decorate for fall.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

In fact, speaking of fuzzy fall textures, if you look real close …

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

We have a photo bomber.

But since he adds a nice cozy layer to the mix I think we’ll keep him.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Oh, and speaking of keeping it simple while gathering around the table, I’ve got a brand new book coming out October 3rd called Simple Gatherings! You can get the book and the amazing preorder freebies here.

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Enjoy the rest of the tour, be sure to find the tour links below and visit everyone. I know you’ll be really inspired!

All my room sources are linked at the bottom of the post! 

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Ella Claire | Craftberry Bush | Love Grows Wild | Shades of Blue Interiors

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

City Farmhouse | Dear Lillie | French Country Cottage | Miss Mustard Seed

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Liz Marie Blog | Rooms for Rent | Julie Blanner | Kindred Vintage

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

My Sweet Savannah | The Inspired Room

Sources:

Fall Dining Room: Farmhouse Holiday Tour

Simple Gatherings Book (preorder now and get all four of my books as e-books for FREE!) >> Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Blue and white pattern dishes

Wood charger

Dark purple napkins

Striped Banquette Bench

Wicker dining chairs (similar)

Chandelier – RH Teen // Similar Option (great price!)

Hammered gold flatware

Napkin Rings (gold and silver)

Tablecloth – HomeGoods

Rattan Pumpkin – HomeGoods – similar options one and two

Chalkboard and Dry Erase Place Cards (similar options) > dry erase, chalkboard

Gray ceramic lamps and lampshade

Jute rug

Glass door cabinet – RH Hampton Glass Casement in Taupe

Round white and rattan mirror

Gray velvet pillows

Linen parsons dining chairs (sources and roundup in this post)

Woven blinds

Curtains

Brass lanterns – Mary and Martha

Hammered copper planter

Kitchen sources

My House Tour

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

This Fall Nesting post is in partnership with Old World Kitchen

I adore a cozy collected kitchen. I just wouldn’t feel “at home” in a kitchen that was sterile, lifeless or completely uncluttered. That’s not to say I like overly cluttered or messy kitchens, I don’t. :) I like a clean look, but I also love being surrounded by treasured collections and special things that tell our story.

I don’t necessarily think of myself as a “collector” but I do have a few collections or cherished pieces. If you were to look at my kitchen, you might not even realize that I am surrounded by things that are “collected” or memorable to me.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Even though my kitchen is newly remodeled I consider it to be “collected” because in it I have special pieces I have gathered over time. They are things I love, use regularly and will enjoy for years (and even a lifetime). These “collectibles” are often the elements I use and decorate with, so they become a part of my style.

I feel a kitchen is a backdrop for the memories we make, so I love when the quality, craftsmanship, beauty or functionality of pieces in it enhance the experiences we will always remember.

My cherished pieces stay with me. They are brought with me from house to house so they have become a part of our family’s history. I am not likely to part with them!

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

While it isn’t “a collection”, my trusty 30 year old KitchenAid stand mixer is memorable. It has been sitting on my counter almost continually since my girls were little enough to ask to lick the beaters (CUE ALL THE TEARS!). It’s a little beat up, but it is still beautiful to me because of what it represents–a lifetime of baking and caring for the people I love.

I’ll keep that mixer as long as it still works! There is something so special about collecting and keeping things that will stand the test of time. They may not be on the latest trends list, but that’s OK. They will outlast them all and bring their stories along with them.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

One of my favorite kitchen pieces is my collection of beautiful wood spoons. The day we moved into our very first home as a young married couple, I set a crock on my counter to hold my wood spoons. I just sensed those wood spoons would add so much coziness and comfort to our kitchen. And so they have, every day since!

At first I just had a few spoons, but you have to start a collection somewhere, right? My current crock is filled with the most gorgeous hand-carved wood utensils gathered and gifted to me over the years. They are not just beautiful to look at, we love to use them!

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Many of the utensils in my collection came from an online friend I met years ago. Her family actually hand carves wood utensils (spoons, spatulas, and more!) right on their farm in Virginia. It has become their family business, Polder’s Old World Market (and Polder’s Old World Kitchen).

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Each of their pieces is a work of exquisite art, signed and dated by the craftsperson. Their beauty and quality adds to the experience. You can’t help but enjoy something someone made with such care!

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

This set is from their Dreamware collection, the beauty of the smooth wood and the hand-carved details on each piece is really stunning. Plus I’m obsessed with that gorgeous vintage inspired rolling pin!

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

So take it from me, if you ever want to give someone you love an heirloom quality gift or start a collection for yourself, one of Polder’s hand carved spoons, the vintage inspired rolling pin, knives, spatulas or the entire Ultimate 10-piece Dreamware set would offer a lifetime of joy.

They are wonderful pieces to give, receive and collect because you know they will be treasured. Imagine what a memorable gift one of these would be for a wedding, a special anniversary, Christmas or housewarming?

And if you are in a hurry for a gift and don’t have time to wait for it to be custom made, you’ll find a growing collection of ready to ship items here.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Hand turned solid maple honey dipper

Best news for my buddies here today, the Polder’s are offering The Inspired Room readers a 25% off discount store wide on orders through 9/23! Just use the code INSPIRED25.

I definitely recommend placing holiday orders early, not only because of the discount but because many of their products sell out as they get closer to Christmas.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

While my collection of wood spoons add so much warmth to my kitchen, my vintage copper pots add another gorgeous cozy patina! I’ve had them for years and would never part with them.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

I don’t have a lot of copper pots (yet!), but it is fun to have a collection in process. :)

Polder’s Old World Kitchen is also always on the hunt for vintage copper pieces to add to their shop for their customers.

They have such beautiful collection of fine antique copper pieces, I swoon a little in my heart when I see them. Some of them are from the year 1850!

How to Create a Cozy Collected KitchenVintage copper

Polder’s will notify their email list when they add new copper pieces as they sell out quickly. Also they send out $25 product credit to all of their subscribers for Christmas, so it’s definitely worth being on their mailing list. You can sign up here.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

And these cutters! Oh my goodness, how darling are these? I have a small collection of copper cookie cutters that I used to use to cut my kids’ toast into shapes! So many memories.

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Do you have treasured collections or pieces in your kitchen?

  • Be sure to sign up for Polder’s Old World Kitchen’s email list here (they’ll send you a $25 product credit as it gets closer to the holidays).
  • Use INSPIRED25 on your order site wide for 25% off until September 23!
  • Follow Polder’s on Instagram and Facebook for gorgeous images of their craftsmanship and products.

Follow along with our Fall Nesting series! Start here for the 20 Little Things to Love About Fall video and to catch up with all of the new post links!

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen
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