Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Touch Of Fall

It is no secret. I adore fall. I always have. The calendar year begins in January, but for me, it is the lovely month of September that feels like a new beginning. Perhaps it is because as a student, then a teacher, and now as a homeschooling mother, I feel September means a fresh start. A fresh, clean schoolroom welcomes my three students back . The weather here begins to change. A crisp autumn breeze means cozier clothes come out. The long hot days of summer give way to shorter, cozier days with earlier evenings spent inside with my people. And cooler weather calls for cozy, comfort food to replace the lighter grilled meals of summer.

I love to decorate our home for fall. I always try to hold out until after Labor Day. And sometimes I do. Not this year. On a recent rainy afternoon, the girls and I carried up the tubs marked "Autumn", and transformed our country home into a cozier place to welcome fall.





















Happy Fall, my friends!!!!























23 comments:

  1. I love every single thing about your house and decorating! Was just wondering if it is too early for fall decorations and now I know the answer! Ummm - how do you resist the bowls of candy?? :) Have a great day sweetie!

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  2. Oh Billie Jo!! Your home looks lovely!! This post made me so happy! I love all your decorations! And with all those delicious Yankee candles I bet it smells even better! I wish I could sit at your kitchen table with you and share a pumpkin spice latte and a Halloween Kit Kat! Someday! ♥ Enjoy every second of our favorite season! My decorations are up too (it's never too early : ). I'll share my pictures soon! Happy, happy Wednesday!!! xo

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  3. Your home looks so sweet and cozy, my friend. I simply love all the touched of autumn spread throughout each room :) And I smiled to see the York Peppermint Patties as they are a favorite of mine.

    May your September be sweetly blessed, dear one. Hugs!

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  4. I love how cozy your home looks. I love all of your candles too! You have a beautiful home and I can tell it is well cared for. I am ready for fall also! I just can't wait for the temperature to drop a bit! Bring on the warm comfy clothes! Have a greet week! Juli

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  5. It looks absolutely lovely, SO inviting and with just that 'cosy' Autumn vibe that you mentioned :) Billie Jo, I was a teache too, many moons ago, and I agree the fresh, new year seems to start in September. I get excited to smell that Autumn 'nip' in the air! But we don't really have it yet, here and I am happy to be in the last days of summer still. Its all to come!
    Enjoy your beautiful decorated home, I know you will.

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    1. Agh!, missed the 'r' on teacher, ironically! The key has gone dead on my computer, and I have to press really hard.

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  6. Looks wonderful my Friend! I love your home. I have already decorated for fall also - I should say started because I am constantly changing things, just this morning I moved items on our piano then I ended up moving the piano which lead to moving our record player, then couch you get it I'm sure think of the book if you give a mouse a cookie- well that's me when it comes to fall lol
    Billie Jo where do you get your fabric swags- I would love to eventually make my own but I absolutely love yours for fall!

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    1. Thank you! I purchased all my swags on Etsy. The shop is wonderful! It is CampbellsCreative110. Have a cozy day!

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  7. Oh my goodness! This is one of my favorite posts that I look forward to allllllll year! I went really really slow and took it all in wishing I was there of course. Here's what I adored:

    the first peek into the hearth room with lights on the garland. Lights on the garland... is that new this year? Oh I love them!

    the photo of Flynn (the way she has her shoulders) next to the shiny ceramic pumpkin

    the garland (swoon) on the mantle because it's fabric and the contrasting garland hanging. LOVE

    photo number 7 down is my absolute favorite! The glow in the kitchen at the country table with your new hutch and the "new" light above... dreamy, and so amazing (with the bench and the quilt and the photos of your babies above it) Oh Billie Jo! Your family is so blessed to eat there every day.

    the 'falls past' photos all over... I'm going to do that this year! adore!

    the drawer/wooden box that's on the game table near your farm door and school room, oh I love it sooooooo! and the runner with the ribbon going through it!

    no one does fall like you... no one!!!

    Now, come over and help me with mine, okay?

    Truly, you. Fall is truly you! And it shine through! Thanks for sharing!

    And best of luck and many blessings as you start a new year teaching!

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  8. I love it all!! This makes me want to pull out all my pumpkin candles and light them but it's still almost 100 degrees here so I'm going to have to wait :) Your home is so cozy Billie Jo I can already picture you and your family with hot cocoa watching Halloween movies.

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  9. Looks wonderful! Love how you added the pictures of the family with fall backgrounds to the decor. It's so warm here its hard to get in the mood for fall, but it sure is my favorite time of year!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  10. I love how you decorate your home for all the different seasons. Hope you have a great new school year as you work with your children. I love the changes to your classroom! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  11. Total loveliness. It looks like the inside of a country shop, perfectly decorated and set up for the shopper to be pulled from one room to the next :)

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  12. I always love seeing pictures of your home in the fall! We share a deep love for this glorious season, and oh how good it is for my heart that it's coming soon. Can't wait for those crisp cool cozy days! Love to you, sweet friend... XO

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  13. Your fall decor is so beautiful ♥

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  14. Love it! Love it ALL!! You're such a kindred spirit my Friend. ;) Happy September to you!! xoxo

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  15. Dear Billie Jo ... you share such warmth and cosiness in your home. I love the fall season and all that goes with it. Your fall touch is perfect. ♥ Happy September ♥

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  16. I love how you celebrate all the seasons! BUT I'm holding onto every last bit of summer! :)

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  17. Such a beautiful home! I love the way you decorate!

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  18. Your home looks picture perfect right out of a magazine! Makes me want to clean mine... nah.... I'll just keep goofing around online lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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  19. Your home looks so cozy. You have me itching to get out my fall decor and go buy some pumpkin candles(and a PSL at Starbucks :)). Autumn is my favourite season.

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  20. Your home looks so cozy. You have me itching to get out my fall decor and go buy some pumpkin candles(and a PSL at Starbucks :)). Autumn is my favourite season.

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  21. Hi there,

    Your home looks so warm and wonderful! Autumn is the BEST season for sure.

    September as often felt like my new, fresh beginning, as well. I think that it had a lot to do with starting a new year of home school. Now that I no longer have children to school, I did not even think of that new beginning this year. Summer weather is still here in California; it really does not feel like fall yet. Last year it did not cool down until November. I think this year may be better - maybe it will cool down when fall officially starts.

    Enjoy your cozy evenings,
    ♥Hope

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Thanks so much for saying hello!