French Country Fall Home tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

Welcome to my home, Eleven Gables!  

I am so thrilled you are joining me for a French Country Fall Blog Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine!  
I hope you will go grab a cup of your favorite drink and settle in a comfy chair.  Prepare to be inspired on how you can sprinkle Fall throughout your home this beautiful season.  Pin all of your favorite photos to your Fall Decor Board.  I'd love to have you see what I've been pinning over on Pinterest too!  At the end of this post, you simply MUST stop by each and every tour!  You won't be disappointed!!  The complete line-up is at the end of this post!

Let's start at the front door.

Are you dying over these white pumpkins? So am I!!!  Last year, we tossed our old pumpkins out in the compost pile and this spring, a pumpkin vine started growing.  Imagine our delight when we discovered they were white!  So far we have harvested SIXTEEN pumpkins and more are growing every day.  Keep in mind that all of our other veggies were crowded out when the pumpkin vine took off.  Oh the sacrifices we make. ;)

This little hen, Rosemary, loves following me around.  She couldn't resist being the center of attention during my little photoshoot.

Our house is shaped like a right angle.  I've never shown this view of the garage carriage doors before...   

The side door leads to the mudroom, our most utilized room of the house. 

 I like sitting here and watching the boys play basketball.

Let's go in, shall we?

The entryway recently just got a major makeover.  It is such a transformation!  You can read the entire Before & After post HERE.

The staircase showcases my four boys oil paintings.

basket // french table // blue and white ginger jars // hydrangea // velvet pumpkins

This french console sets the tone for our home.  The portrait of our children, blue and white, flowers, silver, and a basket lends itself to say our family home is relaxed but elegant.  

This faux floral arrangement from Soft Surroundings is one of my favorite additions to my home.  My regular readers know I have THESE faux topiaries flanking my door.  I rarely go faux, but I couldn't pass on these hydrangea.  Look how perfectly they fit in my blue and white jar...just to change it up a little!  

I have always loved these gorgeous, handmade Hot Skwash pumpkins.  Each stem is grown, harvested, and signed by Daria, the creator of the handmade Hot Skwash pumpkin.  More about the stems and the making of these beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations is found HERE.  Read through the end of my tour today for a Gorgeous *GIVEAWAY* from Hot Skwash!

In the dining room, the blue and white theme continues with the addition of more velvet pumpkins cascading down the center of the dining table.

For the table, I am thrilled to bring you the very first LB Originals Pop-Up Tabletop:  The perfect start to any table! Mix and match, vintage and new curated finds all paired together so you are set to dine! 
Each box is unique and carefully designed...just add in your own perfect touches from your collections and enjoy! 

Laurie carefully curated the most gorgeous of place settings.  We discussed my current dinnerware and what would be simple, yet elegant to complement what I already own.  I wanted something I could mix and match.

Laurie chose this stunning antique Limoge dinnerware with my monogram.  I paired it with my own white Wedgewood and blue and white Spode.  

She then chose vintage French napkins with a tone-on-tone monogram to match the monogram on the dinnerware.  A custom "Give Thanks" verse completes each place setting.

The perfect start to my table, vintage and new, mix-and-match, all paired together.  "Perfectly Paired, Decidedly Darling."
To curate your own LB Originals Pop-Up Tabletop, go HERE.

As fall settles in, I snip the hydrangeas so that they will dry inside and provide beauty throughout the bitter cold months.  My roses are giving me one last flush of fragrance as well.
More velvet pumpkins sprinkled throughout my decor lend a nod toward rustic elegance.  Those stems get me every time.

I really stepped out of my comfort zone this fall and chose "denim" colored pumpkins as well as "ivory" and "bone."  I knew I was going to keep it simple and shop my house and gardens.  Can you believe I didn't even go up to the attic to haul down the big orange bucket?  

In the living room, I just added some pumpkins to the mantle, the bookshelf, and the wicker trunk.

A hand painted grisaille style painting by moi hangs over this gorgeous Soft Surroundings French style Petite Trianon bench.  More velvet pumpkins sitting atop the bench give a nod to fall.

The antique french console is a fun place to showcase a prized piece.  This large pumpkin is unique to Hot Skwash because of the fabulous feather collar!

Are you ready for the ***GIVEAWAY***
I will be giving away this trio of pumpkins (pictured above) to one very lucky reader!  Here is what you need to do to enter.  

1.  Subscribe to my blog! (I will be checking)
how to subscribe? The navy blue bar at the top of your desktop screen or the navy blue pop-up on either your mobile device or desktop
2.  Go to Hot Skwash HERE and pick out your favorite set of pumpkins.
3.  Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me your favorite color of pumpkin
(1-3 = one entry)
4.  Following both Hot Skwash and Eleven Gables on Instagram will give you a second entry!
5.  Following both Hot Skwash and Eleven Gables on Facebook will give you a third entry!

I will be selecting a winner Monday, October 3.

Pop over to Part 1 of my Fall Tour to see how I brought fall into my kitchen HERE


all details on this post

Soon, the leaves will change and the weather will be chilly.  
Happy Fall, y'all!

Thank you, again, to Romantic Homes Magazine and Soft Surroundings for sponsoring our fall tour... I would love for you to stop by and take a look at all of the lovely homes on tour Thursday and Friday.

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Simply Fall Tour 2016 with Eleven Gables

Happy Fall!! Welcome to the
 Simply Fall Home Tour, Part One!

We have a beautiful line up for you today, hosted by Randi Garrett Design and Decor Gold Designs.  I am honored to be among such beautiful blogs.  
If you are coming from FashionableHostess, welcome to my home, Eleven Gables!  I hope you enjoy my home and kitchen tour.  Come back later this week to see the rest of my home all dressed for fall.

Eleven Gables is our family home located outside of Oklahoma City.  My husband and I love raising our four boys in this home.
The kitchen is really the heart of our home and when we remodeled it, we made it useful to all of us.

This year, I opted not to get out the plastic container full of fall decor from the very hot attic.  Instead, I shopped the house and the garden.

Rosemary bundled with a stalk of wheat tied with a brown satin ribbon gives a nod to fall.

These huge, beautiful pumpkins came from our compost pile.  We always throw last years pumpkins out there for the chickens and various animals to forage from.  I guess a few seeds were left behind, because the pumpkin vines overtook our garden this year!  What resulted is gorgeous white Cinderella pumpkins!

I have a very large love for blue and white.  My wedding registry (back in the day) was mostly blue and white EVERYTHING.  I believe it is a timeless "neutral" and everything goes with it!

With the weather cooling off a bit, we enjoy spending most of our time outdoors; eating, playing, and working in the garden.

The pool is cooling off but the boys enjoy a dip every now and then.

Be sure and stop by last year's tour HERE.

And here is PART TWO of my fall tour...
(spoiler: Giving away some of these velvet pumpkins!!)

Thank you for joining us on this Simply Fall Tour, stop by the beautiful blog of CC and Mike to see how they have sprinkled fall throughout their stunning home.

Here is the gorgeous line-up of bloggers included in the tour:
Randi Garrett Design
Decor Gold Designs

Eleven Gables

Driven By Decor

Life on Virginia Street

My Sweet Savannah

see you Friday for Part II of my Fall tour!

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