Hey gang! Welcome to the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Home Tours hosted by Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home!
If you’re coming over from Beauty For Ashes, I’m sure you enjoyed Heather’s 5 easy (and beautiful!) steps to transition from summer to fall!
Now on to my tour! 🙂
Let’s start off in my dining room. I added warmer, earthier tones to my neutral decor to hint at the coming Fall.
One thing I discovered while I was decorating is that it’s hard to make it look like I’m transitioning to fall without it actually looking like fall. I avoided the obvious fall stuff (like pumpkins) and tried to ease into the warmer, fall-y colors without going overboard.
Warmer wood tones, a rusty scale, two copper tea pots, and a pop of color of sunflowers from my garden.
One thing I was ecstatic about is I actually remembered to incorporate my amber bottle collection into my (almost) fall decor this year. I’ve collected amber glass bottles for years now for the sole purpose of putting them out for fall, but guess what happened every year? Yep, I would totally forget about them until like December 1st when I would run across them and then kick myself for forgetting them yet again. Well not this year! They are out for everyone to see! 🙂
Love all my sunflowers growing this year! I’ve had people tell me that they are so perfect-looking that they don’t look real! What do you think? Would you have known that they’re real if I didn’t tell you?
On to my kitchen! If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I’ve just finished painting the cabinets and spent the last month and a half or so crying about it here because it was a ton of work and I painted them all by myself. I wanted to post the before and after pics here before I posted the pics anywhere else (they’ll be up first thing Thursday morning!), but it’s just too pretty not to share here. Yes, I’m in love with my kitchen – after all the work I put into it, I better absolutely adore the results! 🙂
More sunflowers! If you need some tips on how to keep sunflowers fresh, I got you covered here.
I have zinnias growing too! I mixed them in with some smaller sunflowers and put them into one of my oldest Mason jars for a bouquet on the eating bar.
Last but not least, my entryway!
I got a little crazy with the fall colors here. I even snuck in a dried bottle gourd. But no pumpkins, so it’s not fall decor, right? 😉
That’s it for my (not quite) fall home tour! Next up is The Tattered Pew, where Kelly shares her three easy (and beautiful!) steps to transition your decor from summer to fall!
Here’s links to all the blogs participating in the home tours:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What an absolutely stunning tour. I adore the brown bottles and that woodel bead tassel is swoonworthy!
Thanks so much Laura!
Marty Oravetz says
So many wonderful touches of Fall, but I have to say my heart stopped at your kitchen. It is amazing.
Thanks so much Marty! I just finished painting all my kitchen cabinets. It took me six weeks of working on them on and off, but the results are totally worth it!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
Your fall decor is lovely, Michelle! The flowers are such perfect pops of early fall color against the white!
Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
Every space looks so welcoming and fall like but yet still like summer! Perfect. Love it all.
Thanks so much Cindy! 🙂
Charlene Brunner says
Beautiful! Your home looks so nice and clean!
Thanks so much Charlene! 🙂
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
You have such a beautiful home, and your kitchen is gorgeous! It has been so fun touring with you!
Thanks so much Shannon – it’s been fun touring with you too! 🙂
Michelle, your home is oozing with farmhouse charm! Your cabinets look great, too! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thanks so much Cecilia! 🙂
Chloe Crabtree says
Your home is ready for fall! I love all of the pops of color from the sunflowers. The wheat wreath and other touches of wheat are beautiful and exactly what fall calls for!
Thanks so much Chloe!
Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows says
Michelle, you have great ideas! I am walking away from this post with new ways to use some things that I have around the house. The pulley, for example, is something I have but am never quite sure how to display it. Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re very welcome Stacey, and thank you! 🙂
Jann Olson says
Wow Michelle, your kitchen is amazing! You did a fabulous jo. Do you mind telling me what kind of paint you used? I also am head over heels in love with the sign above your hutch. Is it vintage? And yes, your sunflowers are so perfect that they don’t look real Love your vintage scale and brown bottle collection. I have just a few that I pulled out for my post as well.
Thanks so much Jann! The paint I used is Valspar Reserve Interior Satin in Ultra White. The sign isn’t vintage – I got it from Decor Steals! I love it because it really looks like the real deal! 🙂
Botanic Bleu says
Love your summer-to-fall touches, but your gorgeous homegrown sunflowers steal the show! They truly are spectacular with all their color variations. Your zinnias are also beautiful in their vibrant colors. At this time of the year, flowers here in north Texas are no longer vibrant, but bedraggled from the oppressive heat. Cooler temperatures really are best for beautiful plants. I can relate to forgetting to use specially collected items until the season is past. Your amber glass collection makes a beautiful display, and I’m glad I got to see it.
Thanks so much Judith! 🙂 We have to deal with the heat here too. The sunflowers are the only flower that seems to take the heat well as long as I water the hell out of them. They’re worth the extra effort though! Wishing cooler weather to come your way soon! 🙂
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I’m enjoying your tour so much and love the found objects that you decorated with. So creative!
Thanks so much Michelle! 🙂
Lora Bloomquist says
Love it all, Michelle! Love the colors and the textures you combined, all freshly set against your white background. And your kitchen looks A-mazing! So worth all those hours, right? Fun hopping with you again!
Thanks so much Lora! And yes, the kitchen was so totally worth all the work! So fun hopping with you again as well! 🙂
Wow your zinnias and sunflowers are so beautiful, I’ll have to plant some next year. I adore how you decorated your sideboard, hutch and kitchen for the transition into Fall. Sorry I’m late stopping by, time got away from me this week. So many lovely touches! Angelina
Thanks so much Angelina! And no worries about being late stopping by; I was so busy this week I’m just getting around to everyone’s posts too. So nice hopping with you! 🙂
Heather Olinde says
I am swooning over all of your vintage goodies!!! You have a beautiful home and I love the way you have incorporated fall! So happy to join you on this tour.
Thanks so much Heather! So happy to be on the tour with you too! 🙂
Rita C at Panoply says
Oh, Michelle – your kitchen! It’s fabulous! No doubt you have lots of sweat equity in that project but it looks amazing. You should be quite proud of that. Your florals DO look fake – they’re outstanding! I love your neutral hutch with the amber bottle collection and ever so subtle blues in the mason jars. Those colors together are my favorite for fall, so complementary. Enjoy the season with your project completion.
Thanks so much Rita! 🙂
Amber Ferguson says
Michelle congrats on your amazing kitchen! Everything looks awesome! Loving those sunflowers but the zinnias in the old mason jar are amazing too. I love using amber glass for fall, you have a great collection! All your roosters always make me so happy, and since farmhouse decor is so perfect for late summer and fall you already have the perfect decor as a backdrop for fun seasonal touches and vignettes.
Thanks so much for joining this tour, can’t wait to see your fall posts as the season arrives!
Thanks so much Amber! 🙂 And thanks for including me on this tour – I think it’s been the most fun do date!
You nailed the fallish look with your still summery look. It all looks sooo pretty. I told Stacey at Poofing the Pillows that I didn’t have an olden pulley but seeing yours, I am pretty sure I need one…She told me to go look in my garage…there might be one there. If there is, I haven’t located it yet. LOL
Thanks so much! 🙂 I hope you find that pully in your garage!
Debbie Fox says
where did you find your white enamel candle sticks ? I love them !
Decor Steals! 🙂
Wow, I LOVE your hutch and everything around it! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Tiffany! 🙂
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
It’s beautiful! I love transitioning from Summer into Fall. We have been having some cooler weather here, so I’m really in the mood, and you’ve inspired me to get started!
Thanks so much Cherryl! Happy decorating! 🙂
Your home is beautiful, Michelle! Love the sunflowers and the touches of fall!
Thanks so much Kendra! Looking forward to the blog hop next month! 🙂
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your home is just so cozy and inviting!! Thanks for sharing fall ideas with us!
Thanks so much Christy! 🙂
What a lovely way to transition from summer to fall. The sideboard is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Party. This was the most clicked from last week’s party and all of the co-hosts will be featuring it at today’s party. Hope you’ll join us!
Thanks so much Beverly! I’m flattered that it was the most clicked on linkup!
Create With Joy says
Congrats Michelle – you’re our Featured Blogger and Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! 🙂
Love your blog and your beautiful autumn-themed makeover. Thanks for joining us each week! 🙂
Thanks so much Joy! I’m flattered to be featured out of all the great linkups shared last week!