Hi and welcome to the bHome Fall tour titled ‘Why I like to bHome for for the holidays’.
I’m continuing my theme of white Fall decor. I know I’m not the only one who has a home that doesn’t work well with orange pumpkins. I love them in other homes, but for mine well…. I’m trying the white ones this year, fake and real.
On the mantle I have my fake olive trees and some real greenery in a white pitcher. The antlers are ‘sheds’ from the farm, meaning they are real, but I did not kill a deer to get them. Molly the Collie found them. I also added greenery to a real pumpkin.
Here’s how I did the foliage on the pumpkin.
I found a piece of green floral foam for my greenery. The greenery was fresh, so I really should have used the foam you can soak in water to keep the greenery hydrated. Of course I didn’t have that foam, so I had to use the dry foam I had on hand. After the photography, I removed the greenery so I could get it back in the water. I’m just letting you know in case you want to do this. Once you have the foam the correct size, be sure to carve a hole on the bottom to fit over the pumpkin stem. This was trial and error. I did a bit of carving, then I would put the foam on the pumpkin to see if it would sit flat. You could also remove the stem, but I didn’t since I wanted to use the live pumpkin afterwards.
I cut the greenery in smaller pieces and stuck them in the foam.
Then it was ready for my pumpkin.
I bought some white and green floral bouquets at the grocery store for my mantle.
The greenery may not be traditional fall decor, but I love it and it made my room so cheery.
I moved my pumpkin into the kitchen so I could enjoy it in here also.
Let’s move onto my table, where I set everything up like we’ll have it for Thanksgiving this year.
The greenery above is from my yard. I used those branches with my little white pumpkins.
The plates are a combination of white new plates and very old brown transferware.
I love to mix and match.
The rug I showed you yesterday isn’t here. But that’s because I took these photos before I got the rug, so sometimes things don’t show up on my blog in chronological order.
Well it’s getting late, but I wanted to show you some more pumpkins. The big ones are real, and the little ones are fake. If you wondered, you can mix them up.
I love the soft green color on the pumpkin. I have no idea if they taste good, but they sure are pretty.
Thanks for joining me!!
Sue Sanders says
I have white in my home too and I love everything you do!!!
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
I really like your mix of real and faux white pumpkins Anita and they are perfect for your home. I love the big pumpkin with greenery too. Happy fall to you my friend.
Judith Metheny says
I find your site so inspirational. Being a retiree, I hope to put some of your ideas into action!
Pamela Klocek (Faux the Frill of It) says
Love the white decor. But I really love love love the cabinet finish! You always have so many great ideas. Thanks for being you!
PS What is Paint Saint?
The brush is part of the lid. You use it to hold your paint for touching up your walls.
Lovely as always. I wish you provided a service where I toured around my house via “facetime” on our smart phones and give suggestions for a hour or so. IT would be $ well spent for those of us that want your inspiration with the old stuff we are stuck with.
Carole Shiles says
I love your combo of real and fake pumpkins together. I will do this for our holiday table. Thanks.
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Anita, I love the way the greenery and cream tones work with your decor! It’s so pretty and still reads fall. I’m also thrilled you shared how you used the floral foam for the display on your pumpkin because I’m always so intimidated by floral foam and yet it makes all the difference in the world! Beauitful display!!
The whites browns and greens are so beautiful together. I love it all. So creative.
I pinned the Paint Saint add. I already have two of these and they work so well.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I so love the eucalyptus in your containers and pumpkins….went to the store the other day and they were totally out of it!…Beautiful, beautiful mantel and love how you mixed the real and the faux together. Then there is that gorgeous dining room with the most exquisite tablescape..so crushing on your brown transferware!….Beautiful tour Anita!!!….Happy Fall!
I pinned the paint to my “for the home” board. At my home this year, I went nuts for dried and fresh hydrangea. Not exactly “Halloween”, but it works for me. I agree that our homes should reflect what we love, not what’s current or popular.
You are so talented!!!! I was just looking at getting white pumpkins just last week !
I am in process of redoing my home in French country and your ideas are inspiring.
I too, am not a lover of the color orange. I think your white and green arrangements are wonderful and resemble what mine look like at our house. I have a few green pumpkins sprinkled in too, which look so nice. I also like the addition of greenery.
Debbie Reynolds says
Anita, your use of white pumpkins is beautiful!
Debbie Reynolds says
Lesley Barker says
I also love white on white. I am all set to get the white pumpkin look this autumn. Many thanks.
Linda Lochridge Hoenigsberg says
I absolutely love white accents and the pumpkins are fabulous. I love to collect white serving pieces to go with my Spode Woodland dishes. I love how you incorporate greenery. Thanks for sharing these great ideas and making them “pinnable.”
I’m the same way as far as having only white pumpkins as part of my fall decorating! As much as I love autumn (my favorite season) and love the changing colors of the foliage outside, I still prefer a cool, neutral palette indoors. Most of my friends don’t get it … and I’m ok w/that!
I love this, Anita! You and I share a love for French Country decorating, and neutrals, you have such a talent for creating beauty in your home. The pumpkins add just the right natural touch. This year, for the first time in a very long time, I’ve added a soft pumpkin shade to my fall home. It mixes well with the French antiques. Happy Fall, friend, I’m thrilled to be on this Fall Home Tour with you!
I pinned the paint to my “Wall Colors” board. Neat idea for touch up paint projects! Really love the idea for adding greenery to the white pumpkin stem.
Barb Berry says
I love how you use so many different elements and when you put them all together, they make wonderful displays. Thank You for sharing those with us.
Roxann Johnson Schwarze says
Beautiful Anita!!!!! I use white and blues in my home also!!!!!! It’s funny how some people react to using those colors for fall….many say to me I would have never thought of using those colors!!!! But it always ends up with them saying I love them!!!!! I too don’t have orange in my home so this is such an obvious choice me!!!! Thank you once again for sharing your beautiful home and ideas with us!!!!! Roxann
Beautiful ,beautiful , and also beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage says
You are a girl after my own heart Anita. Love all the whites and naturals together for fall.
Love the white. Usually in the fall I do a lot of color, orange, yellow, purple, red and even green but I really like the white! I may ‘borrow’ this idea for my November decorating.
teresa harral says
Love the blending of greenery in wirh the whitish decor on mantel and your table! I also love the mix and match of the dishes. Love your style!
Beautiful neutrals set off by greens! Enjoyed the tour!
Those metallic pumpkins are beautiful! Time to get out my metallic spray paint 🙂
Nancy Smith says
Happy Fall….Would love your frrench decor book, signed…Special!
Your home looks beautiful, love how you mixed real pumpkins with faux…
Love the greenery you place around your white pumpkin great idea…
Karyn Gramata says
I’m hosting a dinner on October 14 and will use your table setting idea, including the small white pumpkins as part of the “take home gift”. Think I also will write their names on the pumpkins in gold and use as table name placeholders. Thank you for your creativity. Karyn
The brown transfer ware is gorgeous!
I’ve never seen anything like but I’ll now be watching for it.
I love the big white funny shaped pumpkins in your photos. They have such character. Adding a bit of gold to your pumpkin arrangement is a nice touch too. If I buy real pumpkins for fall decorations, I have a hard time throwing them out if they are still in good shape after Thanksgiving. So a spray them with either gold or silver paint and fit them into my Chritmas/winter decorations. Is that repurposing?
PS: Your brown transferware and white dishes look wonderful together.
Betty Brown says
I love the white and pumpkins and getting away from the traditional orange.
thank you so much for sharing. my house is done is white and grey and I was wondering how to incorporate orange pumpkins. I will painting my fake ones white. I love your mantle!!
Nancy Walden says
Very pretty! I was at Home Goods yesterday and they had wheatstocks. Now I know what to do with them!
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
Your fall décor just makes me want to say ahhhhhh. So pretty and relaxing! I pinned – here:
I love your taste. The pumpkins and mix of floral’s blend well together. I love the standing embroidered piece in front of the fireplace, was this a mirror originally? If so, what a fun idea.
Lori Lockwood says
I too do not care for the traditional fall decorating colors, and also have lots of white ironstone, so your decorations really speak to me. I also have red and blue transferware that I mix w my ironstone. Thanks for sharing and all the inspirations!!
Anita, I love your mantel dressed in green and white and of course the other white pumpkin displays, too.
Sandra Huntley says
Loved the pictures of your home. The large white pumpkin with the greenish tint is a very good eating pumpkin, but it has almost a red colored meat in it . They are really pretty if you take a drill and drill diamond patterns around the sides and putting a light inside, a reddish glow shines through
W C Polk says
Everything is lovely! Thanks for sharing.
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Your home is such a stunning backdrop for any season, Anita! Loving the white for Fall! XO
I really enjoy these tours. Everything looks great. I’m am a fan of those green pumpkins. I like to buy them for the front porch. The light gavee that clusterr o pumpkins a great gloww
I love the greens on the mantle. Very inspiring. I want to find my own”fake” olive tree.
One question: in the second to last and last photo, your lamps are so cute (on either side of the pumpkins). I would like to buy lamps like this for my bedroom. Do you have a source for those lamps?
They seem the perfect size. I also admire your pencil lamps in your bedroom too.
Thanks & Best!!
Anna, I sell those in my shop. They are Aidan Gray.
Thank you for showing the way to a home that celebrates the seasons with classic and serene neutrals!! Love love love 🙂
Beautiful, love all the decor. Thanks
Was at round top today and went to “Compound” to look for you, but you were not there. Oh well (sad face). I met you there last year and that’s when I started following your blog! Today was a beautiful day with the weather, managed to come home with a few tiny treasures. Looking forward to fall and upcoming holidays, with your blog. Your friend, Tracy
the seeded eucalyptus is gorgeous on the white pumpkin. My granddaughter got married less than three weeks ago and used it in her bouquet as well as the attendants who wore champagne coloured dresses and it made a beautiful fall wedding look. I was thrilled to see how you used it on the white pumpkin, so forgive me, but I must copy.
Julie ann says
So happy fall is here and I love your neutral table setting. I love those real pale green pumpkins too!
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Nanc Murphy says
I always enjoy seeing what you come up with. Your mantel display is very soft and elegant. I love adding greenery to my creations.
I also pinned the paint to my board -Color palette.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
Every little thing is just beautiful. Love the way you’ve incorporated the greenery with the white, just MY cup of tea!! Yummy.
Gloria R says
I really like your white palette. Very soothing for this time of the year. I have also fallen in love with your variation on the pumpkins, super cute ideas. Thank you <3
Ellen Rae says
Made some plaid pumpkins out of shirt sleeves frome thrift store.. .would be great in white too. I’ll do too. I love u
Can we add our picture ideas to our replies???
Kristy Seibert says
You had me at “white”- white is my favorite “color”! Everything is just so beautiful, the white pumpkins, the green eucalyptus…I feel so blessed to be joining such a talented group of bloggers this week on the B Home Fall Tour! I love your blog and your home is so gorgeous and inspiring! Wishing you a wonderful weekend…
Mary anne says
Beautiful use for white holiday items. Really like the decor. Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE your metallic pumpkins! I’ve collected a lot of ceramic pumpkins (in orange) from Fitz and Floyd over the years and never tire of them! I love the rich jewel tones of Fall.
Pam Ballard says
Your blog never disappoints. I always start here to get me inspired. Happy Friday!
Kelly Wilkniss says
Stunning Anita! I laughed as I move my pumpkins around with me too – so I can enjoy them where I am spending time. Love touring with you my friend!
Shar Hellinge says
I am new to this site and I love it. It is fun and inspiring!
Lisa Brown says
such a nice look, the eucalyptus is a great idea
thanks for the chance
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Cheryl Brazie says
Love your table setting for the Holiday and thanks for the tip on making the pumpkin with greenery.
I pinned it https://www.pinterest.com/pin/560838959829646211/
and I ordered 3 from Amazon
Cant wait to try it. I hate opening a can of ruined paint.
Love your beautiful white fall ideas. I’m a white girl too.
Robin OCrowley says
Such a beautiful home! I love how you put everything together! Simple and elegant all in one!
pamela lepage says
love your fall decor. Yes lol i know Im a little behind lol.. But I do really like your fall decor and the big group on the sofa table look so cool. I agree the that green one looks pretty cool.
Sherry Pelle says
I love the wood tones and the white! Your house is beautiful! Thanks for the tour Anita!!
Love the white. So pretty
Thomas Murphy says
Laura A, says
Live everything that you out together, it’s just like I out it together myself
I love the white, green and brown colors for fall. I LOVE the antlers too. Since I don’t have a collie I guess I”ll look for some faux ones. Great ideas!
I love your autumn decor! Your home looks so elegant, warm and inviting. Truly lovely!