Fabulous Fall Farmhouse Signs & Tips On Styling Them

I don’t know exactly what it is about fall, but something about its arrival makes me want to decorate my house like I’m living in my own little personal Hobby Lobby! 😂 I’m talking hours of arranging & rearranging & figuring out where to put my 1,500 fall signs,  350,000 pumpkins, & 2.5 TONS of faux floral.  Okay, maybe those numbers are slightly exaggerated (although if you ask my husband he’ll probably say they’re “dead-on-balls-accurate”— My Cousin Vinnie anyone??).  The point is, I’m obsessed with this time of year, and pretty much remain in design-mode until early January.  Sounds exhausting right? Well it can be, but I LOVE it!

Now, because I know not everyone goes all-out crazy like me, I decided to break up the fall blog posts into smaller (& less overwhelming 😂) chunks.  So, last week I shared my Fall Tablescape, today we’re talking about Fall Signs; & coming soon, I’ll be sharing a fun Fall Round-Up (basically some simple & affordable ways to bring autumn indoors).  Then, after that, we’ll be talking Halloween Table Ideas! So stay tuned for those.

Okay, so on to the main event! Fall Signs! You may have realized by now that I’m obsessed with signs 😁.  To me, they’re a fun (and simple) way to bring personality & character into you home!  Somehow, they just bring on this whole new level of cozy (especially if you choose signs that have meaning to you)!  And believe it or not, our guests love them as well!  They seem to really enjoy walking around & reading the little sayings we have scattered throughout our home—it’s something fun & unique for them too!

Before I divulge my favorites, I should mention…all the signs I’m sharing today I actually own.  I’ve held them & styled them & can attest to their amazing quality!  There are a few things I consider when purchasing signs:  1) quality, 2) uniqueness of the design, & 3) versatility.  (Side note: I do typically get mine from small shops, not big box stores,—just a personal preference.)  So, all the signs I’m showing y’all today meet all three of those standards! They’re GREAT quality, unique (even if they’re simple), & versatile so I can use them almost anywhere in my home (& keep them displayed throughout the entire season, or longer)!

Ps. Stay tuned at the end for some coupon codes! 😉


Oh, & FYI, these are in no particular order & underneath each photo I’ll share little tips I use for styling them! 

This Gather sign from Vintage Metal Co is definitely one of my faves!! And guess what! This bad boy actually stays up all year-long!! See what I mean—versatile! Even though I don’t use it in every room in the house, the fact that I can use it year-round is enough for me!  The kitchen would be another great place for this one, or even the living room/den.  Depending on the size you get, you could hang it on a large wall as a statement piece (like I’ve done here), or you could get a smaller size & hang it as the focal point in a wall gallery, or over a door/window to spruce up any large negative/white spaces.


This little guy (Harvest, Gather, Give Thanks made by 2 Daughters Heirlooms) I love because I can literally style him (or her 🤷🏻‍♀️) anywhere!  My personal go-to is to use it how you see here, in a tiered tray.  The size is perfect, it adds visual interest to the vignette, and breaks up the floral/pumpkin theme while still keeping with the natural elements.  This sign could work in soooo many places though: any type of shelving (kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, you name it), tabletop vignettes, trays (tiered or not), hanging in a gallery, as part of a large floral arrangement or wreath, I mean the possibilities are endless!


With this photo ya get a twofer! 😉 These cuties are from Dixie Do Designs & I’m sure you can see why I’ve included them in my list of faves.  Aren’t they adorable?! I typically keep the Pumpkin Pies sign in my kitchen (because I think it makes the most sense, lol), but there are tons of ways to style it—hang it in that fun little space between the stove top & the vent hood/microwave; display it on some open shelving; hang it above the sink (or the window above the sink); or even above a doorway or pantry (ex. below).

The little Happy Harvest sign is another one of those that can pretty much work anywhere! I often use mine in my tiered trays or as part of a vignette on a shelf somewhere, but you can also see below how I’ve used it most recently in a floral arrangement!


Okay, I’m not sure if I’m allowed to have a favorite fave, but if I were, this one might just take the cake!!  Seriously, it combines 3 of my absolute favorite things; my family, my wedding day, & pumpkins. I mean, need I say more?? To make this Pumpkin Patch sign from 2 Daughters Heirlooms even sweeter, the entire sign is 3D!! What?! I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo, but every single letter & design element is hand-glued on the sign making this super unique 3D design! It’s so cool you guys!

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Now, because this is more of a statement piece, I’ll usually hang it somewhere prevalent in the home, with not much “distraction” around.  Meaning, I try to keep the decor surrounding the piece fairly simple.  You’ll notice in the picture there’s a lot of white space around the sign, & then things start to get busier the further you move away from it. The sign itself is sleek, bold, & simple, but still large enough that it can stand alone very well.  You could always include some smaller, more subtle design elements around it though, and that would work just as well!


Ahhh.  The infamous fall bucket list.  I knew I needed one of these.  I’m pretty much a sucker for all things fall so I love the thought of a bucket list!  It’s just such a great reminder of all the fabulous things you should take advantage of during the season!  And being a midwest transplant from the south, I am FOR SURE soaking up every fall activity I possibly can while the leaves are falling and temps are in the mid-50s!!

This sign from Our Kindred Home has such a unique box-style design!  When I saw it, I immediately thought, “this would look awesome popping out from the center of a wreath”!  And voila! There we go!  I just used some twine to attach it from the hooks/hangers on the back & that’s it!  I have this guy hanging in my entryway so I see it every time I walk in my house! I love it!


This is another great one here folks!  Love the saying, love the design, LOVE LOVE LOVE the leaves!!  I’ve never seen a sign like this Leaves Sign from 2 Daughers Heirlooms!! It’s so different, and in my opinion, can match ANY style of fall decor!  It’s available in several different color options as well! The laser cut leaves & 3D design are flawless! I’m just not sure you can get more symbolic of fall.  HUGE FAN of this one!

Oh, and just an FYI, the leaves that are ON the sign are already attached & secure, but the leaves surrounding the frame (the ones on the wall) are sold separately here (they’re also from 2 Daughters Heirlooms).

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And last but certainly NOT least is this Farm Fresh Pumpkins sign from Our Kindred Home. I really dig the farmhouse vintage feel of this one!!  Plus, the colors are amazing!! Yet another thing I love…not only is the quality great, but it’s so light it makes it super easy to hang! As far as styling goes, I’ve done it a few different ways.  I’ve hung it above a small table with some festive fall mums below it; I’ve used it in a vignette like you see above, where it’s just leaning on a large table with some fall floral & a cute little scarecrow framing it; and then of course I’ve surrounded it with pumpkins to make it look as though it’s actually on a pumpkin farm!  This is a really fun one! ☺️


That was quite a lineup, am I right?!  There is such great talent in this world & I love doing my little part to help share it! 💚💚  And guess what else I get to share with you guys?! Coupon codes!! 🎉🎉 Woohoo!!  As I mentioned earlier, I absolutely love supporting small shops! There’s something so rewarding about knowing that the hard earned money you’re spending is literally going to help support someone’s livelihood! Maybe they have little mouths to feed, maybe they’re supporting an aging parent, maybe they’re trying to send the next generation of entrepreneurs to college.  Who knows! But either way, I’m happy to help!! If you feel the same way, then I encourage you to check out each of the small shops I mentioned today.  You won’t regret it!


Oh, I should also mention…this post is NOT sponsored or paid for by anyone! These opinions are all my own & I just felt like spreadin’ the love!  😉

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If you guys have some favorite small shops that you think I should check out, please let me know in the comments below!!

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Fall Tablescape: Combining Tried & True Traditional With Trendy Neutrals

 

Well, here we are again.  That time of year when half the female population is holding on to those last few days of summer, & the other half is already knee deep into a pumpkin spice latte.  I, as you already know, am included in the latter half.  In fact, I literally had my first PSL of the season today.  #noshame 😂

So, since all of us are either prepping & planning for fall or pulling pumpkins out of the attic as we speak, (there’s no third group here 😉, jk) I thought this would be the perfect time to share the fun fall tablescape I put together this year!

Now, because I like to mix things up from year to year, I decided this time it would be fun to incorporate some of the traditionally “fall colors” with some of my favorite “neutral-ish” colors. I say neutral-ish because some of them are still quite bold for me & my basic self.  😂

BUT! There was also another reason for doing this…can you guess?? I’ll give you a hint…$$$.  This way I could keep costs down by combining decor I already had!  #winning

Oh, and Ps. — Yes, there are basically two versions of a very similar table because I wanted to show you guys a simpler option (my husband’s preferred option, lol) if you like a more toned down, minimalistic approach! 🙌🏼

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Deep Teal, Burnt Orange, & Pastel Teals & Oranges

 

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Leaf Shaped Appetizer Plates & Faux Floral Hanging From the Chandelier

 

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Reproduction Vintage Trough Used for Centerpiece

 

 

So there’s my version of the “simple” tablescape.  Now for those of you who may be thinking “That’s not simple at all!”, have you been talking to my husband? (Haha! Jk! He’s a fan of even simpler than that, lol).  But really, if you’d like to tone it down even more, just lose some of the pumpkins in the middle, omit the floral from the chandy, & reduce the amount of layers in the place setting.  Wham bam, that’s it!

Okay, now for those of you who think that this tablescape is missing a lil’ summin’ summin’, I got you covered too!  Your version is down below! I simply added a few minor details, but I feel like it changes the look pretty drastically.

What do y’all think?

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So basically, the details I added here were pretty simple!  The wine glasses, the burlap runner (I think this made the biggest difference in the look), the leaf coasters, & the leaf placemats.  Everything else pretty much stayed the same!

Here are a few more close ups for y’all (because who doesn’t love more photos ☺️)!

Well that about wraps things up! Hopefully you guys found some inspiration tucked in there somewhere!  Or maybe it just helped to get your creative juices flowing! Either way, I’m so glad you stopped by!!

Before you leave, I’d love to know what your go-to colors are for fall! Do you change things up every year, or do you have a tried & true, ride or die style? Let me know in the comments below!! Fall & Christmas are my fave so I always love to know/see what others do in their homes! ❤️


Ps. I tagged all sources below! ☺️  And thank you in advance for any affiliate links you may use!  It helps support this little corner of the internet I occupy & allows me to be home & take care of three of the most important things in my life! Lots of love & thanks to all of you!

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Lemon-Watermelon Margarita

So if you guys are anything like me…when it comes to blog posts on food/drinks/recipes, I tend to skip all the hullabaloo & scroll right down to the recipe. 😬 So in an attempt to save your thumbs from some unnecessary cramping, I’ll just get right to the reason you clicked on over here today! 😉  The recipe:

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

I can’t believe it.  Our kitchen is finally done!!! The estimated 2.5 week renovation (which ACTUALLY took just under 5 weeks) wrapped up this past week & WE ARE THRILLED (and so relieved)!!  Kitchen & bathroom renovations are no joke!!  And my most frequently asked questions…

Was the experience painful?  yes

Did you have to eat out every night?  no, I wish! We (the hubs) grilled. Every. Single. Night

Would you do it again if you had to?  hell yeah! I love the results!

Now, don’t get me wrong, things could most definitely have been worse.  All things considered, it went pretty smoothly.  It’s just that, keeping tiny fingers & toes out of the construction zone, making design choices without actually seeing them first, having our main home zones completely torn up, & the constant flow of people (strangers) in your home, sure can wear on ya after a while.  Again, I’d do it all over in a heartbeat because it made SUCH a difference in the overall feel of our home; but….I just wanna make sure I’m giving any of you readers out there who are considering a major reno, the truth about what it’s like during construction.

Okay, now for the fun part.  The before & after shots!!  I’m pretty sure that’s why you’re all here so let’s do this!

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Still a beautiful kitchen, just wanted it to be a little more “us” 

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Refrigerator & “butler’s pantry” view

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This breakfast nook photo was taken from VHT Studios for the real estate listing 

 

Now, just for fun, let’s take a look at the mock-ups I put together to help us visualize what the kitchen would actually look like when all was said & done!

To do this I just used Photoshop & a pic of our pre-renovated kitchen to create my design plans.  I had so much fun putting these together!  Plus, it was crazy helpful to to actually SEE our design choices before-hand.  It gave me so much more confidence that we were making the best choices for our little fam!  Not to mention, I was able to share it with the contractor as well, which was SUPER helpful!


 

Okay, so now that you’ve see the “vision”.  Let’s see how it actually turned out!!

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You like my daughter’s purple drawing of our family on the fridge? Lol! I couldn’t take it down!

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I finally got to hang shiplap!!!

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This used to be cabinetry but we removed it to do open shelving! 

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What do y’all think?? What a difference right?? HUGE transformation!! Here are a few more closer-up shots for you guys!

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In love with these quartz countertops!!

We are absolutely THRILLED with the results!! It’s exactly what we were hoping for!! One of my favorite parts has to be the custom island!  We love it so much & it’s got tons of storage (functionality was a MUST)!  There are so many other fun details in this kitchen that you can’t see from these photos!  I’m thinking about doing another in depth post about the renovation process (sneak peek of that below), & also some of the smaller details/design choices that went into this project (spice cabinet, hidden trash can, special outlets, cabinet lighting, etc.).  What do y’all think, would you wanna see that?? Let me know in the comments below!!

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Sneak Peek of the Kitchen Under Construction


 

Although it feels AMAZING now to have everything done, it definitely was NOT an easy process!  If you’re thinking of doing a kitchen reno, or already have one in the works, feel free to reach out with any & all questions you may have!! I’m no expert, but if nothing else, I can at least relate to eating on paper plates for 5 weeks 😆!!

Talk soon buddies!!

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Tiered Tray Styling 101

So the two most common questions I get (outside of “Will you please come decorate my house?” ← huge compliment when y’all ask me that btw) are around styling tiered trays & styling shelves.  So, while I was doing a product shoot for one of our trays the other day, I had an idea to put a blog post together with my tray styling methods.  I figured this way y’all could just refer back to it anytime you need it! ❤️


Tiered trays…super on trend these days as far as farmhouse decor goes.  The great thing about them is, if they don’t look super cute, nobody really cares 😂 (it’s not like you’ll get criticized for having an ugly tiered tray), lol.  BUT…if they’re done well, PEOPLE LOVE THEM!!! They can add such fun, flair, & personality to your space & they’re awesome for parties & entertaining! (Here are a few shots of trays I’ve styled in the past)

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