Shabbyfufu Fall Home Tour - French Country Style

Welcome on in to my home today, as I participate in another gorgeous fall home tour along with 27 other bloggers so there is something for everyone and every taste! Let's get started with what I'm sharing today.

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Shabbyfufu Fall Home Tour - 2015

I was patiently waiting for these Park Hill Lanterns to arrive from POTTERY BARN , (affiliate links may be used in this post for your convenience). I knew that they would tie in my home that has a French country elegant look with a little bit of farmhouse and a dash of cottage style mixed in. 

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I stacked up some tattered books in the bottom of the lantern and filled it to the brim with faux pumpkins. There will not likely be a real pumpkin in sight where I live until mid October!

Book disclaimer~no literary masterpieces were used in the making of this lantern vignette! These were old paperbacks that were trashed, so I removed the covers and soaked them in a weak coffee solution for a couple of hours to ruffle the pages.

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A straight on shot of the living room so you can see the placement of the lanterns, with the smaller ones up on the top flanking the mantel and filled with candles...

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Before I started working on the vignettes I moved the furniture placement around and brought in my old iron gates from the storage shed. I don't have a lot of things actually hanging on the walls in this house other than mirrors, so that I have the freedom to move pieces around more easily...

The sofa was a thrift shop find from several years ago and sometimes it's placed in front of the mantel which you can see in THIS recent post.

vintage trophy cups fall decor

If you are new here, most of what I have has been found either free or inexpensively over many years of collecting, thrifting, and salvaging. I've written about that often on the blog and if you'd like to learn about my white kitchen on a budget, you can read that HERE...

A few of my favorite trophy cups that I found at yard sales in the past for just a few dollars each. I have bought and sold lots of vintage pieces through my business Shabbyfufu for about 20 years now. It doesn't matter to me that they are wonky and tarnished beyond what can be cleaned in many cases. I've filled them with simple white carnations and set them on a trio of stacking garden tables for now.

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On the mantel is this old ironstone platter filled with faux white and grey pumpkins, pinecones and some real pumpkin stems that I saved from last year. The pumpkins came in a bag from the craft store on sale and I painted them with Krylon Chalky Finish Spray Paint, that you can find HERE (affiliate link). I hadn't used that paint prior to this and really LOVE the way it looks, so I'll be using it again!

ironstone platter fall

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I'll probably be changing this around when the real pumpkins are available, and perhaps add in a few of my darker pumpkins from THIS post.

white and grey natural fall decor

The fireplace screen is a vintage wooden French headboard that was tattered and tossed and we cut down and painted to cover up the empty wall behind it. One of my favorite repurposing projects that we have done to date!

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Tying in the rustic, I used this old French zinc body pitcher and filled it with gypsophila or baby's breath. An inexpensive flower to add casual farmhouse charm to an elegant room.

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Why yes I have a glitzy chandelier hanging in front of a mirror! One of the design tricks that I love as it reflects the crystals and with that reflection has the appearance of double it's size:~))

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From pretty much every direction in the room and wherever you stand the chandelier reflected in the mirror draws you in.

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A couple of warm grey throws and a sheepskin rug for accent to warm it all up. This room is flooded with morning light!
Today I've shared the living room only...more coming soon.


I've been working with Romantic Homes magazine on and off for a number of years now and my home (styled and shot by me:~) just happens to be in the new November 2015 Holiday issue if you'd like to see more.