Fall Tour 2018 House on the Hill

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Dining Room

Welcome to the first fall tour of Our House on the Hill.

In reality it is actually our second fall residing at Our House on the Hill but with moving, my daughter’s serious health decline and my limitations, we chose to forego sharing our home or decor for more than a year but we are back and super excited to share it with you today!

Are you ready?

Fall Tour 2018

Our House on the Hill

Disclaimer:  Some of you may be a bit overwhelmed by just how much we love fall, so consider this your warning.  This post is overflowing with photos and not your average fall tour blog photos, but real, use what you have and have fun fall photos.  Be sure to leave a note telling us what you think.  Too much?  Too little?  Too boring? Too eclectic?

The entry.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Entrance Area

For this currently awkward entrance area we chose to spruce up our everyday entry items with inexpensive Dollar Tree accessories and flowers we already had.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

How about a closer look?

Isn’t Mr. Kitty looking dapper with his butterfly scarf, crooked nose and little garden patch?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Entrance Cat

Our interchangeable wreath.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Burlap Wreath Fall Dollar Tree Accents

Yes, I said interchangeable, it was created by adding three Dollar Tree items to our year round plain burlap wreath base.  It’s so much easier and affordable to store interchangeable accents and one wreath, than it is to store four or five different wreaths.

What about this fun fall fence?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Entrance Fence

It was gifted to me a few years ago around this time and it suits this space so well we decided to make it seasonal, just like Mr. Kitty and the burlap wreath, by adding some fall flowers, pumpkins and more.  I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out.

And how about this fireplace?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Fireplace with Scarecrows

Is it not absolutely adorable?

Would you believe it is all repurposed or recycled items?

I bought one scarecrow from a neighbor’s sale and created a matching pint size friend so he wouldn’t be lonely.  Work is much more fun with a friend, don’t you think?

You should see what happens when they catch the Halloween spirit.

The gorgeous owl and foxes were free cycled from a friend and were perfect for holding the floral balls we created just last year using push pins, styrofoam balls and left over floral pieces.

Fall Tour House on The Hill Lower Fireplace

Since we never use the fireplace, we made the executive decision to remove the fake logs and add this warm, cozy fall basket.  This basket was created over 10 years ago and has been to three different homes, multiple crafts shows and is still going strong.  I love the rich, warm colors.  Don’t you?

We flanked it using clearance pumpkins that I scored for less than $5 a few years ago from Hobby Lobby and some leftover craft jars, real acorns and some seasonal acrylic mini leaves.  Simple, sweet and budget friendly.  Just what I like, how about you?

Facing the fun little fireplace is this cozy seating area complete with our handmade slipcovers sprouting the handpainted, slightly off center, words “Thankful” and “Blessed”.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Entrance Seating Grateful & Blessed Pillows with Pumpkin

Fall Tour House on the Hill Pumpkin Table Simplicity

I just love the warm colors of fall, especially on boring white walls, and this year I was determined to create some luxurious swags using only the flowers we had on hand.

Fall Tour House on the Hill DIY Fruit Swag

Confession #1:  I may have been a little eager with how full I created them, but I love the way they turned out.

Confession #2:  It may have taken longer to hang them properly than it did to create them.  🙂

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Sunflower Swag

The little burlap bows are the only new items used, and those were 2/$1 at our favorite Dollar Tree.

The Living Room

We chose to carry the sunflower theme into our living space this year, as well as a few unusual but famous whimsies.

Can you spot them?

Hint they are in lots of movies.  😉

Fall Tour House on the Hill Living Room

Here’s a closer look……

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Groot Helping with Harvest

Who else has a full grown Groot helping with the pumpkin harvest?

Or a teenage Groot guarding the pumpkin patch?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Young Groot Protecting the Harvest

I told you this was no ordinary fall tour, didn’t I?

If you didn’t notice, Snow White is protecting her flock on the other shelf as well and looking beautiful as ever while hanging out with her furry friends.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Snowwhite & Forest Friends

The gorgeous fall printables you see can be found for FREE at Belleza Mia Jewelry 12 Free Fall Printables.  The Harvest image comes complete with the words “Hello Fall” but with my printer acting out I was unable to get a good print with the letters, so I compromised by adding a silver Harvest from our local Dollar Tree.  I absolutely love how it and the fox photo turned out.

Fall Tour House House on the Hill Fox Photo

The Dining Room

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Dining Room


What about this buffet?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Buffet Open

Isn’t gorgeous?  So rich, warm and inviting?

Once again, we went against the grain and used items we created or had on hand, but we absolutely love the result.  I say “we” because both my girls and even the new foster kitten assisted in creating the displays.

The entire thing just fills me with joy…….

From these whimsical fall birds sitting on gnome garden supplies and our handcrafted stacked blocks

Fall Tour House on the Hill Whimsical Bird Shelf Frosted

to our second hand scarecrow holding another silver word sign from Dollar Tree

Fall Tour House on the Hill Buffet Scarecrow

We even decided to empty the side cabinets and incorporate more pumpkins, a recent gift,

Fall Tour House on the Hill Buffet Left Side

More fall glass beads and believe it or not cookie cutters.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Right Side of the Buffet Pumpkins

I mean why not?  They add a burst of color and have to be stored somewhere right?

Did you catch a glimpse at the top of the buffet earlier?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Top of the Buffet Display

The floral arrangements were just as much fun and easy to create as the swags we shared earlier.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Top of the Buffet Display

Yep, I used items we already owned and refused to break our zero budget to purchase anymore but I truly love the way they turned out, and the fact I was able to create a kitchen window and table bouquet to match, tying it all together.  What do you think?

Dining Room Table Bouquet

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Dining Room Table Display

Kitchen Window Bouquet

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Window Bouquet Sunflowers

Kitchen Window

Fall Tour Our House on the Hill Kitchen WIndow

Are you wondering what is up with all the crows?  Me too.  Lol.  We discovered these crows when clearing out my grandparents estate and my kids insisted we had to have them, so here they are supervising our daily dish washing.  To be honest, they have grown on me and so has the warm feeling I get knowing they were created by my granddaddy in his workshop.  💕  Want to see how we organize and decorate our kitchen during the rest of the year?  Check it out here.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Window Display Squirrel and Pumpkin

The squirrels and pumpkins are actually salt shakers from Dollar Tree that my youngest daughter decided to “upgrade” with some fall flowers.  It turned out pretty cute if you ask me, and it brought a smile to her day as well.

Ready for more?

I told you we love fall didn’t I?

I will spare you the bathroom and bedroom decor here, but you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a peek at those.

I can’t resist sharing a peek at the hallway though.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Hall Display Bird Cages, Leaves, Scarecrow

Isn’t is pretty?

All thrift store or Dollar Tree items added to our regular decor, but the transformation is so warm and inviting, don’t you think?

What was your favorite part of today’s tour?

The flowers?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Flower Galore Sunflowers, Chrysanthemums, Leaves & More

The whimsies?

Fall Tour House on the Hill Wit & Whimsies Groot, Scarecrows, Snow White, Bears

Or perhaps the pumpkins?

Fall Tour 2018 Our House on the Hill Pumpkin Collage

Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

Fall Tour House on the Hill Pin Collage Pumpkins, Sunflowers, Scarecrows & More

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  • By Marge Keenan Puetz, September 10, 2018 @ 12:33 am

    You house is so charming. I love all the decorations every thing is awesome. Good work ladies.

  • By Tina Miller, September 10, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    Thank you Marge. 🙂

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