How I Dress My House for Autumn

I purposefully have decorated my home to look like a country bed and breakfast.  The first time I walked into such a house was about 32 years ago in Fredriksburg, Texas…a quaint hill country town a couple of hours from San Antonio.  I loved the comfortable, welcoming asthetics of the B & Bs.  But, before we owned our current home, I began to decorate for the seasons.  I actually think it is part of the legacy I have handed down to my kids.

In the last 31 years, there have been only a couple of years the autumn decorating was put on hold and my adult children hated it.  Somehow when the house is decorated all is right with the world.  It may not feel like or look like fall in South Texas, but at home it does.  We are hosting Thanksgiving for a big family this year, so i took special care with my own little B & B- style to get it just right….and I am pleased. I love to light my autumn candles and work with the warmth of the decoations around me. All of these decorations were made or collected over years from different places.  Some of the touches of nature come from homes or memories and were added into the mix. I wrap them all carefully and put them away after Thanksgiving.



Here are some image from around our home.  I hope they inspire someone!




Keep Smiling…It’s the Weekend!


  1. Uber pretty! I love the colors of fall. So much I couldn’t help smiling as I scrolled through your pics. Are you doing something special on your porch? That’s what I’m working on now. Could use all the inspiration I could get! I’m not as gifted as you are in the decor department. 🙂

  2. Yes, I do something special on the front porch. Will try to get a picture of it done soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Pam — SO lovely!! You just have an eye for detail! I understand completely about decorating for the season! There’s so much comfort in a beautiful setting, isn’t there?

  4. You are always so kind and encouraging. I do get get comfort from it…you are correct! Thanks Beth

  5. We are having a heat wave in Canada – 31, feeling like 40 !! I loved your blog and all your decorations. I needed the push to get thinking about Fall and encourage my two granddaughters, 8 & 9 yrs. to help.
    Thank you Pam

  6. I’ve always done the same thing! I even used to switch out the slipcovers on the couches, from white denim to brown velvet. One year a neighbor stopped by right after I’d done that and thought I’d repainted the room! These are things that turn a house into a home. 🙂

  7. Very pretty! I love fall decor also and hosting Thanksgiving. It is my favorite season and holiday. Happy fall!

  8. Love your fall decorating touches. I lived in Hawaii for 17 years and always managed to put out my pumpkin collection in fall. I now live in Tennessee where the decorating options are tremendous. I especially love your feathers as I we have wild turkeys around us and I enjoy displaying their feathers.

  9. Good for you, Christie. It makes a difference no matter where we are. My son hunted those feathers of wild turkeys and that is why I like to include them.

  10. Your home is beautiful and I love the autumn decor. I especially love that it’s not holiday specific and is appropriate through Thanksgiving. I’m sharing this in a roundup post to publish on 10-28-17.

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