All My Fall Posts from 2011-2017

Seasonal posts are big for bloggers and today I’m sharing all my fall posts from 2011-2017.

Country Sampler - Autumn Decorating magazine.

I decided it was time to do a recap of all my fall posts. Every year I do new seasonal home tours and DIY projects with fall and Christmas being the biggest two seasons. I was just going to do a recap of my posts from this year and last year and forget about those ugly photos from the past. But I thought it would be good to reflect and reminisce on how far I’ve come in the blogging world. Sometimes we think we haven’t grown or progressed but with a blog it’s very obvious in photographs in how far we’ve come. And since I’ve recently shared my real life house tour with you, I shouldn’t be embarrassed at all about my first photos, right? We all have to start somewhere!

I was recently published again in Country Sampler’s Autumn Decorating magazine and wanted to share it with you too. It’s still on newsstands if you want to pick it up. So many bloggers are featured in it.

Country Sampler magazine opened to the page of my Halloween mantel display.

Okay so starting from the beginning, here are my first fall posts!



Fall Front Door

In 2011 I started blogging but just for myself. No one knew I had a blog because I didn’t tell anyone but I was obsessed with reading blogs and thought that it’s something that I wanted to do. I lacked the confidence to tell anyone until 2012 but I really started to be serious about my blog starting 2013.

Here are my first fall blog photos!

Wooden dining room table with striped fabric chairs and table set with mini pumpkins on plate.
Dark wood Pottery Barn hutch with plates and a tea pot on it.   Also a wine shelf.
Simple table runner with mini pumpkins and candles on the table.
Floral tablecloth, white pitcher filled with multi coloured flowers, and small pumpkins on hallway table.


In 2012 my daughter was born and I really wasn’t blogging full time anyway so there are no fall posts. But I did do some Christmas posts so I’ll make sure to do a similar round-up for Christmas next month.


Fall Home Tour

Seasonal Burlap Frame and Toile Pumpkin

Split Pea Wreath

Vintage Chalk Paint Pumpkins

Halloween Home Tour

Faux Zinc Skulls

This was the year I really kicked it up a notch with my home decor blogging. I started to blog full-time and it was the perfect way to stay at home with my kids, tap into my creativity and start to make some money (which in 2013 was probably a whopping $150 that year)

I came up with the idea of using split peas for a wreath. It was messy to make but fun to do with the kids!

Split pea wreath hanging on front door.

I made this seasonal burlap framed art and was always planning on doing a different one with the seasons. I still might! The burlap makes it easy to stick fabric to.

Split pea wreath hanging on the fireplace with pumpkin picture on the mantel.

I still have these chalk paint pumpkins I painted from dollar store pumpkins. Such a great idea to get the vintage look.

Chalk paint white pumpkin on fireplace mantel flanked by what grass and branches in vases.

I still love the book pages on my mantel mirror.

This was my first big fall tour and I believe my first group blog hop that I participated in. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. My first real taste of what it was like to run a blog full time (meaning a lot of work!).

Branches on fireplace mantel with French vintage mirror above the mantel.
White fireplace mantel decorated with vintage books, pumpkins, branches, and vintage mirror.
Fall colored leaves in a white crock with fall spelled out in blocks.

I loved decorating for Halloween this year as I normally never do interior Halloween decor. I kept it neutral and the pops of black looked so pretty yet creepy on my neutral mantel.

Fireplace with a spider web wrapped around the front of it.
Black crows, bats, candles and spider web on the fireplace mantel.

I painted these paper mâché skulls to look like they were made from zinc. So easy to do!

Vintage frame, skull and cobwebs around the fireplace mantel.
Hallway table with black netting, spider, black pumpkins on the table decorated for Halloween.


Fall Home Tour

Easy Halloween Pillow

Halloween Ghosts and Mantel

Antlers were huge in 2014 so my fall tour was a very popular post for me that year.

White fireplace with wire basket full of pumpkins beside it and pumpkins on ottoman.
Deer antlers, branches and pumpkins on mantel.

We had just renovated our kitchen that year so I was excited to style it for the tour.

White kitchen with pumpkins and a clear glass jar filled with white flowers.

After this tour, I had my tile guy come back and tile that entire wall by the clock and all around the window. It looked amazing after!

White kitchen with a dark wood table and wooden chairs.

This spider pillow was made from a dress of mine that I shrunk. Such a great upcycle!

Halloween spider pillow, and spider black netting hanging above bench.

These Halloween ghosts was so fun to make and so easy!

White ghosts hanging on the mantel with black netting.
Up close picture of the white ghosts.
Black netting and baby pumpkins on the mantel.


Vintage Neutral Fall Tour

Crisp Fall Printable and Fall Vignette

Pumpkin String Art

2015 was a tough year for me as I was going through a painful divorce. I had moved a couple of a times that year and the first move was into this apartment that I called my pied-a-terre. I was able to make it cozy and even decorated it up for fall.

White neutral couch with French pillow on it and a wooden chandelier above it.
Cocks, olive bucket on top of side table with vintage suitcases underneath it.

Such a great alternate to carving a pumpkin, string art!

Fall on a white pumpkin DIY  on the counter flanked by mini pumpkins.


French Fall Home Tour (No Orange Allowed!)

French Country Fall Dining Rom

Fall Kitchen Tour

Fall Crock and Wheat Printable

DIY Heirloom Pumpkins

Fall Pumpkin and Ribbon Wreath

Classic Black Halloween Mantel

Halloween Garland

Thanksgiving Table and Carrot Pie

Thanksgiving Napkin Transfer Tutorial

With my move into my newly renovated house, I was excited to decorate it like crazy! It was just me and my kids in the house and I didn’t have to worry about anyone thought. It was very liberating!

Here was another fall printable I created from a photo I took of one of my crocks.

Wooden vintage shelving unit filled with antiques.

I’m not a fan of orange so I my French Country fall dining room tour was with other natural fall colors like my dried purple and blue hydrangeas from my yard and a tablecloth I purchased from France that year.

Blush pink tablecloth on table with pink and purple dried flowers and white candles.
Dried blue and purple hydrangeas on the table with white candles and white plates.

I even made an apple pie and a blueberry pie just for the tour!

Eucalyptus on wooden shelf with a pumpkin pie on serving tray.
Table set for the holidays with wooden chandelier hanging over top.

After having such a hard time finding heirloom pumpkins, I created my own! The results were amazing.

Heirloom pumpkins on a step ladder with a crock filled with eucalyptus beside it.

Decorating my new mantel and cozy corner in the living room was exciting too. I have always wanted a mantel like this one and my dream finally came true.

White fireplace mantel with an olive bucket in front of it filled with mini pumpkins.
White neutral fireplace with mirror above it and pumpkins on mantel.
Heirloom pumpkins, and eucalyptus on the mantel.
Wooden beaded chandelier near the mantel on the ceiling.

Decorating my newly renovated kitchen was also fun!

White kitchen, green glass, and a wooden bowl filled with white pumpkins.
Eucalyptus in a carry bag on the floor in the white kitchen.    Mini pumpkins are on the white counter.
White pumpkins in dough bowl.

I don’t make too many wreaths but I made this one with painted baby pumpkins, ribbon and wreath.

Pumpkins and ribbon wreath hanging on the door in house.

I went all out last year decorating my mantel for Halloween and I loved the results. I created the Halloween garland from paper bags and vellum which could also be used up a walkway outside.

Black and white bats and crows hanging on the mantel with mini pumpkins on top of mantel.
White pumpkins on mantel with drips of black paint on them.
Crock with apples and candles  in living room.

I decorated my table again for Thanksgiving and also made a carrot pie for the occasion which is very similar to pumpkin pie.

Mora clock, hydrangeas, pie on table in dining room.
Carrot pie, pumpkins, hydrangeas, eucalyptus on the table.

I made these Thanksgiving napkins from tea towels and I have a tutorial on how I did the transfer.

White napkin with grateful on it tied with eucalptus.
Grateful napkins on table setting.


French Vintage Fall Tour

Fresh and French Fall Kitchen Tour

Eucalyptus, Pears and Roses Table Runner Centrepiece

Apples and Eucalyptus Free Fall Printable

This year has been huge for me. I’m writing a book! I got the email from a publisher back in March and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. Writing a book with 70 DIY tutorials AND keeping up my blog has been extremely busy but I know it will all be worth it especially when I feel my book in my hands.

Here is my full French Vintage fall tour that was a part of our Canadian bloggers group.

Rustic mirror, heirloom pumpkins on the fireplace mantel.
Fresh vintage mirror above the mantel.

My fall kitchen tour that I collaborated with Kirkland’s and a great group of bloggers.

Roses and eucalyptus on the counter in kitchen.
White kitchen with topiary on counter and a bread basket filled with pears.
White kitchen and wood floors.

I offered a free fall printable with apples and eucalyptus, the theme that I made for this year.

Bread board with printable taped to it.
 French baguette basket with pears .

More eucalyptus, pears and roses were used in the creation of my table runner centrepiece. Another unique take on how to decorate for fall.

Dining room table decorated with roses, pears and eucalyptus.
Dining room table with wooden chandelier above table.
Eucalyptus, pears, roses as a table runner.
Wooden table with floral and eucalyptus table setting.
Linen napkins with seeded eucalyptus on it.

So there you have it! Six years of fall posts. I’m looking forward to doing this for Christmas this year too.

It’s always so fun to create and and decorate and share with all my lovely readers. It’s also been fun to see how far I’ve come!

All My Fall Posts for last 6 years - So Much Better With Age poster.


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  1. I LOVE THOSE ANTLERS!!!!!! Every picture is stunning, such a beautiful house! But I really do love the antlers! xo

  2. Wow, Jamie! I can totally see your style evolving over the years. I am excited to see where I am at in six years. Your photography is fantastic, I could just stare at it all day. Much love to my beautiful, talented friend!

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