Day 3:Fall For Texas Home Tour~My Home (plus day 4 & 5 links)

Thank you for stopping by for my Fall home tour.
I always look forward to decorating my house in the fall. 
Fall is just such a cozy time of year.
It's still pretty hot in Texas, but cooling down a little so I am thankful for that.

I gave myself a little challenge this year to spend no money.
I didn't quite make it, but I came close. :)

Let's start in the entry way.
I found this painting at the thrift store this summer. 
I think it was around $3.00. 
I bought it knowing that I would use it in my fall decor.

Our library was giving away books that didn't sell when had they had a book sale.
So I picked up these two that tie in nicely with my painting.

A thrift store stool and a bowl of (faux) little orange pumpkins round off the entry way.

I recently finished painting my living room and adjoining dining room.
I had barely finished the spaces when it was time to take photos for the fall home tour.

When we moved into the house the walls were dark red.
I then painted them gray, but I wasn't happy with the shade I chose.
It had too much blue in it, which just wasn't the look I was going for.

I finally decided on this shade of very pale gray that almost looks white. 
Not very daring, but I'm happy with it.

When I usually decorate my living room for fall I use lots of texture and layers.
Think plaids and burlap and earth tones.
I decided to try something totally different this year!
This is where I ended up spending a little money.....

I've been seeing a lot of black and white buffalo check on Instagram lately and decided to get these pillow covers from Amazon.
They were only about $13.00 for the pair so not too bad.
They tie in really nicely with my sign from House of Belonging.
It's the lyrics to the song Oceans by Hillsong United, if you've never heard it I suggest you head over to Youtube right away!

The star of the living room is an old galvanized bucket brimming with goldenrod.
This cheery flower is everywhere in Texas right now.

My oldest son has his learners permit and needs to practise his driving, so I had him drive me way out into the country where the goldenrod is very prolific.

So like I mentioned before, my living room has a very different look this year.
I think of it as modern farmhouse and I must say I am loving the clean simple look!

On to the dining room....
Again, I'm still putting this room back together after painting.
So, the curtains are up, but not hung properly etc.

Earlier this year I lucked out and found four of these gorgeous plates at the thrift store for only 99 cents a piece!
 I don't normally use a lot of blue in my home, but I had to take these home with me.
I think the deep blue is perfect for fall. 
I used some weeds that have a wheat like appearance to decorate my napkins. (free!)

I thought my woven pumpkins were the perfect color to tie in with my "wheat".
This room is really difficult to photograph due to a huge window in the room, so I apologize for weird angles.

When I was taking pictures of this room my cat became obsessed and kept climbing on the table. 
She even started chewing on my pumpkins.
Lil, stinker!
Good thing I am not actually having a dinner party .
I don't think guests would fancy cat hair with their dinner.

The centerpiece of the table is a faux bois vase filled with Live Oak tree branches from my front yard.
It is tall and dramatic and once

Across from the dining room is this table that I love to change out for the different seasons/holidays.
I usually change things out with artwork, but this time decided to let my tall three tier tray be the star of the show.

Last weekend I took my boys to a fall festival and as we were walking back to our car we passed this dumpster by the side of the road.
The owners had recently trimmed some type of plant that had these cool green berries.
I immediately knew that I needed them for my fall tour.
So I start pulling off pieces of the branches. 
While I'm doing this a little girl, maybe 3 years old, comes riding up on her Big Wheel and says "hello, what are you doing?".
So I very matter a factly said "I'm picking green berries".
And my 7 year old says "yeah, my mom loves green berries".
I just acted like it was the most natural thing in the world and then I quickly moved on. lol lol

The berries are such a pretty shade of sage green and I decided I had to bring out my little collection of green vintage books to display too.

I know it isn't the usual thing, but I really like using green in my fall decor.

Last, but not least we move onto the fireplace in our family room.
I kept with a pretty minimalistic look in this room as well.

Last year I found the wood leaf garland at World Market and really loved it, so I knew I wanted to bring it back again.

Fresh oak leaves from our back yard add a punch of life to the space.
Our trees don't usually get fall color until December and my then nobody in the blogging world cares about fall color anymore because they've moved onto Christmas decor.
Get with the program leaves!

On the other side of the mantel are some birch bark pumpkins I got at Target last year. 
I just love the texture they have.

A cozy throw from Ikea and a vintage olive bucket finish things off.
Speaking of finish....we've reached the end of our tour.
Thank you so much for coming by!

But the fun is not over yet! Please visit the other wonderful Texas gals on today's tour.

Sweet Nothings

Timeless Treasures

Oh and if you missed it, you can find day 1 here and day 2 here.

I also want to thank Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for all her hard work putting this together!

Day 4
Hyacinths For The Soul

Kitty's Kozy Kitchen

The Dedicated House

Brookhollow Lane

Day 5
White Spray Paint

Opulent Cottage

Lilacs and Longhorns


  1. Live Oak branches...what a fabulous idea!! We've got plenty of those. :)

    Your house looks so pretty. That mirror over your fireplace always stops me in my tracks. It's gorgeous. Love your dining room furniture.

    The fall touches you've incorporated are perfect for a Texas fall season. :)

  2. Thanks so much for a lovely tour of your beautiful fall home. I would arm wrestle for that mirror over your mantel...beautiful

  3. I feel exactly the same way about Texas leaves. Haha. It drives me crazy. This is darling, Lisa. I just love it. Your dining room chairs are too cute.
    I love that you did all of this on a limited budget. Thanks for being a special part of our tour.

  4. Good Morning,
    This is such a lovely and elegant tour of your home. I am really enjoying how you used our natural Texas goodness in your home - the goldenrod is fabulous in the galvanized bucket too.
    Beautiful home and decorating style!

  5. Lisa, you have some wonderful fall decorations in your home. I love the 3-tiered stand with pumpkins. Awesome use of different elements to create one cohesive look. The buffalo pillows are great. Do they come in different colors? Thanks so much for sharing your fall goodness on the Blog Tour. Great job.

  6. I love your story about the green berries almost as much as I love how they look on your tiered tray. Your paint color is lovely and really looks great with your dining room furniture. Everything is beautiful.

  7. I love the freshness in your home, Lisa, with all the branches, berries and goldenrod! Thank you for taking us on a tour of your lovely home!

  8. I love your paint color! It looks so clean and fresh. Love all the natural touches in your home. The goldenrod is just beautiful and those berries (I think they're ligustrum) are perfect! Thanks for sharing your pretty home! Happy Fall!

  9. I love your home. The dining room is so pretty. All your fall vignettes are wonderful. Perfect fall touches!

  10. What a beautiful tour! I smiled at your collection method of "green berries". :) I pinned your wee white shelf as I have the same exact one in my kitchen. A truly perfect fall tour.

  11. Hi Lisa, Your home is fall gorgeous and just filled with farmhouse charm. Love your living and dining room settings in neutral tones. Beautiful tour!! Have fun this week touring. xo

  12. Nice tour of your home, love that galvanized buckets and the golden rod is beautiful.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  13. Lovely farmhouse styling. Love the nice neutral tones you are using. The dining room is so pretty. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your lovely home.

  14. Truly beautiful Lisa, I cannot believe you did this all for almost free! (I actually didn't spend much either, though.) Your berry story is adorable, and I'm sure you inspired that little girl to look at dumpster diving in a whole new way ;) Love it all!

  15. Lisa, I love the way you have used so many natural elements in your decor. The tiered tray is a great piece, and I like the way you have styled it. It makes a great centerpiece and statement. The goldenrod is beautiful! I like seeing it growing across the fields and roadsides. Thanks for sharing all your fall touches. Your home looks ready for the season.

  16. Thank you very much for sharing and hopping. I adore seeing how you have decorated your home. I feel such a peaceful calm in each room you have shown. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

  17. I really enjoyed seeing your home decked out for Fall! It's so pretty! I love the textured pumpkins you found and all the natural leaves and berries you used. I love your dining room. The new paint color you chose for the walls is perfect! I know greys and be so tricky. Our leaves are still green here too.

  18. Lisa,
    Love your black and white checked pillows.... Your freshly painted walls look wonderful. Good choice on the wall color. Your green books are perfect with your tiered tray filled with Fall. While we may not have colored leaves on trees, we do have goldenrod that looks so Fall. Your arrangement in your bucket is beautiful.


  19. Lisa, your home looks so lovely! These textured pumpkins are so pretty! Love your dining room! xox
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  20. Lisa, your Fall decor looks lovely! But, I'm in love with your dining room! Sighing! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Happy Fall Day to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. So lovely, Lisa! I love all your fall touches and you did a great job spending very little money! Everything looks inviting and beautiful!

  22. Beautiful! I love when our library has book sales too. That's where most of the books in my house came from. Most were bought solely because of the color. ;) Your final paint choice is perfect! And yep, I wish our leaves would get with the program and change already! Lol!

  23. It's so Sweet! I really like the simplicity and calm colors.

  24. Your home looks so beautiful with all the touches of fall you have added. The leaf garland on your fireplace mantel is really cute. I love the branches you used in the center of your table vignette.. ....they are so stunning!!!!!

  25. omg that table with the fur on it is amazing!!!! I want the table and everything on it ok??? LOL Gorgeous pics will be pinning!

  26. Hi, is that the IKEA Ektorp sofa? I have the sectional, and wonder how you got such a nice, loose fit on your slipcover?