“Home is the nicest word there is.”
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
I wholeheartedly agree, Laura.
Home is the nicest word and my favorite place.
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be … especially on a cool fall day.
Welcome back to Snowberry … for a touch, just a touch, of fall.
Last week I joined a group of amazing bloggers to share our cozy home decor.
I offered up a sneak peek of Snowberry’s autumn touches.
Did you catch the story of my fresh eucalyptus wreath?
If not, you can read about it here.
A Dutch door is fun for many reasons, not the least of which is your wreath becomes indoor/outdoor decor.
I love our wreath’s long streamer ribbons in cream, beige and mustard … the colors are so subtle.
They work beautifully with my blue door.
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Late in the summer I added a warm but lightweight, taupe throw
and striped, linen pillow to the foyer bench.
It feels very fall-in-California to me.
And, the neutral tones give our entry a calm vibe.
A little cloth pumpkin adds at bit of fall fun.
I found it on Etsy a few years ago.
I’m desperate to find a good rug for this space.
Looking into our great room not much has changed.
An arrangement of dahlias from Orinda Florist brightens the room.
My collection of woven pumpkins made an appearance.
Only three pumpkins … but three’s company, right?
Can’t see the third one?
It’s inside the hutch and hard to photograph because of the glare.
This year I was too lazy to change out my coffee table tray, so I sprinkled a little pinecone vase filler around the candle.
As for candles, I keep a good supply of unscented, ivory pillar candles in various sizes on hand.
The candles are on clearance right now … if you need to stock up for the holidays.
My larger cloth pumpkin found it’s way to the tray as well.
These pumpkins have cute little stems made from a real tree branch.
I can’t find the shop where I bought them … a real disappointment.
I’d love to order more of these cute squash.
My house throws are out in abundance.
Everybody wants to curl up in them including our dogs and cat.
I’m a homebody at heart.
My resistance to leaving the house increases in October.
Maybe I’m a hibernater.
Is that a word?
See you in the spring.
Jim’s beverage bar lends itself to fall.
The hunter green paint and walnut counter add warmth to our great room year round.
Each fall I haul out an empty, pumpkin shaped tequila bottle.
We brought it home from Cabo several years ago.
It sits on a small, round Navy blue and brass tray … it’s part of a set.
The medium sized tray in sky blue and brass sit on the coffee table.
The largest tray, in white and brass went home with one of my nieces.
This year I added mini pumpkin vase filler to the tequila bottle.
So much for the light and bright.
How about a little dark and moody?
A couple of weeks ago I revealed Snowberry’s finished library.
The last room in the house to be finished.
And just in time for the cooler months ahead.
It’s truly a cozy room.
Ideal for curling up with a good book or enjoying a fall cocktail.
More mini pumpkin filler scattered around the coffee table candle brings more fall color into the room
… and it smells really good too.
This room holds a special place in our hearts.
From the moment we got the idea to create a library room, to finding the perfect paint color, to designing the cabinetry …
we anticipated the moment we’d sit down in front of the fire.
Over two years later … and finally the fireplace is going!
Jim’s brother and sister-in-law, who live in Oregon, gave us a Pendleton blanket when we moved to our home on Fidalgo Island.
They said it was essential to life in the Pacific Northwest.
While living on Fidalgo it hung in our mud room rolled up in its leather strapped carrier.
I finally unfurled it at Snowberry and I think this is where it was meant to be.
The moment I set down this fall arrangement the classic Clue game popped into my head.
Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick.
I had some fun making a quick, spooktacular Reel with the Clue game theme in mind.
Did you see it?
So, there you have it, Snowberry’s fall decor.
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Now that the house is ready for the season, it’s time to head into the kitchen.
Nothing says fall like a pot of soup simmering on the stove.
I’m a year-round soup kinda gal, and as the temperatures drop my soups get thicker and heartier.
I love this Food Network star’s ‘house soup’. I make it all the time and its easy as well as delicious.
And you can’t enjoy a hearty soup without a crusty bread?
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.
Cheers from Snowberry!
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Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Monica Vargas Photography.