Fall Home Tour – Entry

Fall is my favorite season so I decided to decorate our home for fall first (very minimally compared to recent years), rather than our every day living reveal. 

(Also, since we have only had our stuff back for a month and a half, I really don’t have the time to decorate for everyday and then tear it all apart to redecorate for the holiday seasons.)

So, Fall Home Tour first, Christmas Home Tour next, THEN I will do a home reveal once normal decor is all situated. 

First up, front entry. One room at a time. Why? The others aren’t done. 🤷🏼‍♀️

*** Sources, with approximate price guesstimates listed below. ***

^^Piss poor pano view


Corner decor in the left show in photo above: Galvanized vase ($20) and branches ($10) GORDMANS — Pumpkins ($1-$5) and Floral picks ($2): WALMART — Bless This Mess sign ($10) BIG LOTS — Silver Mirror: GOODWILL ($3 then I spray painted it silver – it was a nasty gold.)

Merchantile Sign ($33 CLEARANCE), Home Sweet Farmhouse pillow ($20): KIRKLANDS — Beaded Pillow ($20), Button Pillow ($15) MARSHALLS — Chenille Throw ($10 CLEARANCE): TARGET — Berry Wreath ($20): BIG LOTS — Black Farmhouse Bench: Antique Store Find ($100)

Ceramic pumpkins ($3): FAMILY DOLLAR — Resin Skull ($40 CLEARANCE) : HOBBY LOBBY — Hello Script Sign ($10) : DOLLAR GENERAL

Pine Tree: Yard Sale ($3) — Fall Metal Signs ($5 each), Fall Leaf Picks ($3 each) and Chalkboard Wire Basket ($6) : GORDMANS — Candy Corn Lights ($5) , Fake Pumpkins ($1-$5), Wooden Crate ($12) and Tin (Beverage) Bucket ($4 CLEARANCE): WALMART

Rug 5×7 ($50) WAYFAIR.com 

Wood Floral Wreaths ($20 each) and Rustic “Family” and “Friends” Ornaments ($5 each): GORDMANS

Antique Mirror: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ($10) — Welcome To Our Home Tin Sign ($25) and Chrome Pillar Candle Holders ($6 each): BIG LOTS — Mercury Glass Tea Light Holders ($3 each CLEARANCE): HOME GOODS — Home Script Shelf Sitter ($8): DOLLAR GENERAL — Chrome Bird Shelf Sitter ($5 CLEARANCE) GORDMANS — Montreal Scentsy Wax Warmer ($35): SCENTSY — Shelf Sitter Pumpkins ($1 each) and Floral Stems ($1 each): DOLLAR TREE — Metal Water Can ($11 CLEARANCE): TARGET

Moose Coat Hooks ($7 each): MARSHALLS — Boxwood Wreath ($10): HOME GOODS

“Cleopatra” Curtain Panels ($75 each with coupon): BELLACOR.com – My splurge item. They were exactly what I was looking for so insurance bought me new curtains after the box that contained my old curtains for the entire house burned up. Normally, I would not spend more than $25 on a curtain panel! 

Pardon The Mess Placemat ($10): GORDMANS — Trunk: FLEA MARKET ($60) — Console Table (FREE): A roadside piece that was a dining table that I cut into two pieces, refinished and mounted to wall. 

Here’s the other half piece (in our hallway):

Back to the entry…

HOME wooden circles: DOLLAR GENERAL — “K” and “S” shelf sitters ($10 each) — Mr Right” and “Mrs Always Right” shelf sitters ($5 each): GORDMANS — Life Is Better Sign: DOLLAR GENERAL ($4)

Dollar General is really stepping up their decor game, y’all! Go check them out more frequently! 

One last look:

Thanks for visiting! 


*Christmas Home Tour*

So there isn’t much to tour. I did not go all out this year. Everything you put up, has to come down so this year a minimalist theme sounded best to me. Also, I know a lot of bloggers have display on top of display. After about a million photos of their creations, I feel a bit deflated (and inadequate). So, maybe you would enjoy a minimalist home “tour” for a change.


I love a real tree and so do my husband and kids. But, I hate killing a beautiful tree (and cleaning up its mess). So, this year, we bought a potted tree that we will plant after the holidays (the galvanized tub the tree is sitting in was left at our last home from the previous owner – who was obviously crazy for leaving that beauty behind). I bought the deer heads at Big Lots this year and the greenery surrounding I found at Gordmans. A few stockings (PB) and decor on the mantel (train stocking holders – Target, candle sticks – Gordmans) along with my beautiful rocking horse thrift score (donated by another crazy) and we are good to go.

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This is the area between the entry and the kitchen that has a table but is not the dining room so I am going with nook. Here I have two artificial trees (thirft finds that were less than $4 each) and some small table decor. I love my Countdown to Christmas warmer from Scentsy fragrance (Christmas Cottage is my favorite fragrance bar). Get your holiday warmers and scents here Kelly Ditsch, Scentsy Independent Consultant while supplies last!

My reindeer and rubbed bronze tealight holder both came from Big Lots two seasons ago.



My dining room holds our large artificial tree and primitive wood ornament “signs” I found at Gordmans (I love that store, can you tell? Just wait, there’s more). The Christmas banner on the china hutch I just purchased on Black Friday at Gordmans along with the glittery pinecones and silver ombre battery operated pillars . My jar candle hurricanes that hold the pillars and cones I found at Big Lots two years ago. My glitter boxwood and berry candle wreaths are a thrift find and the silver bubble glass hurricanes were a clearance Gordmans score over the summer.


That is all for now. I do not intend on adding anything more. (Well, I do have an antique sled out in the garage that has been calling my name, so I better put him out on the porch outside, but beyond that, I am done decking any more halls).

How much do you decorate your home for the holidays? Are you a minimalist, or do you reach for the max?