Early Fall Decor Ideas

This week I have been adding a few early fall accents to our home!  
There are so many simple ways to transition your summer decor into fall!

Early Fall Decor Ideas
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I am joining a fun group of bloggers for the Transitioning From Summer to Fall Home Tours, where we are sharing how we are adding 
early fall decor transitions into our homes! 


Early Fall Decor Ideas



Thank you, Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home for hosting this fun event! I'll share all of the participants and the end of the post! If you are hopping over from Jann's at Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson...welcome!  
I know you enjoyed her fun fall decor!

It may seem a little early to transition to fall for many of you, but here in Minnesota, fall changes are here long before the start of fall on the calendar!  The days are shorter and there are leaf color changes, and falling leaves, and the goldenrod and brown eyed susans cover the hillsides.  Even my Chinese Lanterns are turning orange. So there's no denying it...


Early Fall Decor Ideas

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Early Fall Decor

Early Fall Decor

I start transitioning in small ways...bringing in sunflowers, wheat, 
and Chinese Lanterns adds an instant look of fall and harvest!


Early Fall Decor


Early Fall Decor

Today I thought I'd share our dining room area, and some of the 
changes I have made there! For me, autumn is all about 
adding cozy colors, textures, scents, and tastes.
This week we brought the light fixture from the sunporch 
at the house, and swagged it over the table. 
It will light up all those meals we share, and jigsaw puzzles we work on!


Early Fall Decor Ideas



Adding my favorite colorful basket, filled with faux fall fruit, 
and a runner with nubby texture, adds a cozy feel.

Early Fall Decor

Early Fall Decor

Early Fall Decor

The sideboard has lots of little fall changes...


Early Fall Decor


I added gold coffee cups along with a couple of seasonal favorites...

Early Fall Decor Ideas

Early Fall Decor Ideas

From Dear Lillie
Early Fall Decor Ideas

I love to use seasonal coffees and teas...I've added some of my fall favorites to my
Itsy Bits And Pieces Amazon Shop for your convenience!
 


I also love fall scents...


Early Fall Decor Ideas

Aren't these the cutest little cocktail napkins?  A recent thrift store find...


Early Fall Decor Ideas


Early Fall Decor Ideas

Early Fall Decor Ideas


Early Fall Decor Ideas

A few leaves on an old clipboard is the simplest decoration...


Early Fall Decor Ideas


I don't think I have shared the opposite wall with you yet...it is a huge chalkboard area!  This area always held family photos, but they seemed to be floating on the big wall.  We simply painted a rectangle on the wall with chalkboard paint and framed it with wood molding.  Now the photos seem like a focal point, 
and I add fun chalk drawings, as well!


Early Fall Decor Ideas

Early Fall Decor Ideas

Early Fall Decor Ideas

Early Fall Decor Ideas

Old oars are displayed in a big crock...some are from a church camp...

Early Fall Decor Ideas

Soon, I'll add in colorful leaves and more fall accents...
but for now, it feels just right.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the dining room at the lake!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Next on the blog hop is Cecilia over at My Thrift Store Addiction
You will love her beautiful vintage fall inspiration!

Here are all of the tour links~




Until next time...



55 comments

  1. I'm completely delighted over all your fun fall touches. The squirrels are my favorite.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! It's always fun to find squirrel decorations!

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  2. Linda, it's always a pleasure to see your charming ideas. I especially love those pretty little napkins and your whimsical squirrel. So happy to be touring with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! Such a fun time of year for decorating, isn't it?

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  3. Your dining area is filled with so many wonderful touches of Fall. Fruit, leaves and nubby textures add so much warmth and invite you in to cozy up for the coming seasons.

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  4. Sunflowers are the begiifor me with fall, plus they are happy flowers. Waiting for cooler days to come.

    Love the collection the crock

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Cindy

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  5. Love all the wonderful texture you chose. Each area looks so welcoming!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I love how texture makes for a cozy feeling!

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  6. I don't know what I like best! Your home certainly feels like a cozy spot to cuddle up in this fall. I do envy your cooler temperatures now, but won't miss the snowy days you will have come winter! The collection of paddles is fantastic, as is the simple clipboard with the leaves...two of my favorite elements in your home!

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    1. Thank you, Chloe! The snowy days will be here soon! I love using clipboards...so simple!

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  7. You always add just the right touch, Linda! The only thing I've done so far is add an apple scented hand soap by the kitchen sink, ha ha!! :)

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    1. And I'll bet it makes you think of fall whenever you use it!

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  8. Such beautiful fall touches to welcome the new season! It has been so much fun touring with you!

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  9. Hi Linda,
    Oh love seeing all your fall decor here today. Love those sweet and whimsy squirrels. The old oars in the crock is so cool too. Love the gold cups added with the cute fall saying coffee cups. Every thing is pretty for fall touches to your home.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris! I love fall! Bringing my fall decor totes down to the lake now!

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  10. Looks great Linda. I love that basket and the oars in the crock are so fun! Also love the Chinese Lanterns. I need to plant some of them next year.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann! The Chinese Lanterns I use indoors are faux...they make so many great looking ones and they are long stemmed. In the garden, mine are short and not many lanterns to a stem, so I just use them for accents.

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  11. I love the start of fall decorating. The little touches you have added look great! It's too hot to think Fall quite yet for me!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It's been cool here the last few days...but summer isn't done with us yet!

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  12. Oh the Chinese Lanterns, I love them! I've not seen them often and look perfect mixed with the wheat sheaf in your carrier. Adorable squirrel mug and cocktail napkins. Fall at the Lake must be beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I don't use the outdoor Chinese Lanterns for arrangements, they are so short. Mine are faux, they have so many nice ones at the craft stores!

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  13. I love all your Fall touches. I wish I had some Chinese lanterns. I love yours!

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    1. Thank you, Angie! My Chinese lanterns indoors are faux...lots of nice ones available. I leave the little guys to pretty up the fall garden!

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  14. Linda,
    Leaves turning already?! You really are heading into fall. One of the wonderful things about reading blogs is seeing what it is like everyday all over our country and other countries. Your home embraces fall in so many ways... scents, plants, linens, and accessories. I enjoyed seeing fall in your lake home.

    Judith

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    1. Thank you, Judith! It's so different everywhere...we still have some summer left in us, though!

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  15. I really like these easy and truly transitional ideas. The leaves on the clipboard are adorable! Love that idea!

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  16. Love your style, Linda! The leaves on the clipboard? Boom! So easy, so perfect! And I always love how you style your buffets;) Fun hopping with you!

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    1. Thank you, Lora! I was so glad to find a way to use my hutch top here...I have so much fun with it!

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  17. My boyfriend has family (and grands!) in MN so we follow their weather--often not much different than Maine. Other than a few sumacs and swamp maples, there is no color here--I am not not ready to let go of summer although I have not enjoyed the extreme heat. Am making another batch of cloth pumpkins and grapevine wreaths to clean off the woodpile!

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    1. We have hot and humid weather on the way, so summer is not over!

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  18. I am in love with that colorful basket!

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  19. I adore your home from the table to the sideboard to that amazing chalkboard wall! Such lovely fall ideas to inspire.

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  20. Linda, I love everything about your home tour! Fall leaves that are changing-but-still-mostly-green and apples are the perfect transitional decor for this time of year. So happy to be on the home tours with you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! It's such a fun time for decorating!

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  22. Love all of your fall touches! The chalkboard is so cute!! So happy to join you on this tour.

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  23. I always love your decor, Linda! The little touches you've added already are perfect. Today is definitely a fall-like day here in IL - only in the 60's, cloudy and a bit rainy. But then 83 tomorrow and 90 on Sunday and Monday! Crazy weather. I'm definitely not ready for fall and will hold on to summer as long as I can. ;-)

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    1. I'm hanging onto it, too, Melanie! It's going to be hot and humid here this weekend, too!

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  24. Linda, I LOVE that you have some natural signs of fall approaching in your region to share! We are also seeing just a few trees' outer leaves (maples) turning, ever-so-slightly. Those Chinese lanterns are so intriguing! I must look into that plant, love it and how it gives you the seasonal flair. Although I don't relish winter, I do love the signs of fall. You've mastered perfect timing in your home with what's happening in nature. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Rita! It's fun to see the changes with the approach of fall! Chinese Lanterns can be invasive in a garden, but they are quite easy to pull out. I use faux Chinese Lanterns indoors, as my garden variety is quite short, without a lot of lanterns. They make beautiful faux ones that are so pretty indoors!

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  25. Linda how fun are your early fall touches! Just today I noticed the first leaves turning fall colors in our neighborhood. Your little squirrel, squirrel mug and those napkins are darling! I love your chalkboard wall too. The leaves on the clip board are just great! I love that idea!

    Thank you so much for joining our tour! I can't wait to see more of your vintage fall decor throughout the season.

    Enjoy the rest of summer and fall ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Amber! It was such a fun tour! Thanks again for all you have done!

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  26. Oh I forgot to add that colorful basket full of fruit is just perfect!

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  27. Everything Looks amazing I need to add some Fall touches very soon... still a little beach theme around here.

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Very cool here already...I'm not quite ready!

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