a blog about my quilting life...mostly

a blog about my quilting life...mostly

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Fall decorations at "the Farmhouse"

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Hello friends, 

We have had the most gorgeous weather here in central Pennsylvania this past week....crispy and cool at night, with some rain, but lots of sunshiny, breezy days....perfect FALL weather!

This put me in the mood to pull out my fall decorations ( and gave me a good reason to DUST which, I must admit, I rarely do....there seems so little point to dusting when you have as many pets as we do).

I was pleasantly surprised at how many Fall quilts I have collected over the years...I actually have more than I have room for, isn't that a great problem to have? So, let's start the tour, shall we?

Our family room has the most decorating going on. We really don't use this room in the summer because there are no windows, just one sliding door, and it is way too dark for my liking when I want to be soaking up sunshine! But in the fall and winter we love to cozy up in here, especially when we use the wood burning fireplace! So this room gets a lot of quilts and other fall decorations. This one here is one of my all-time favorite quilts that I made from a kit back when we lived in Montana. I just love the sweet little faces on the scarecrows!



This next one I just made last year and is called Queen of the Harvest. I loved every minute of working on her and am glad to have a spot to hang her this year ( last year I pinned her to the wall in our dining room, but this quilt hanger is such a  much nicer way to display a quilt). 


Last year I also made this pillow cover using some Lori Holt templates and I think it adds a sweet little touch to our little red sofa. 
And finally, there is our mantel area. I left the quilts on the ladder because they have orange and seem to fit my fall scheme just fine. Then I added a cozy quilt on the back of the sofa, and a cute little table runner on the table. 


Doesn't that look like a welcoming spot to sip a cup of tea and read a magazine?

I guess I really concentrate all my efforts in the family room because there is not too much to share in the other rooms....
The kitchen gets a little fall-colored table runner and a candle...

The dining room gets a table runner and a candle....


The basement gets a fresh, new quilt. This one is a calendar quilt, with adorable snowmen representing the 12 different months.... 



 And finally, our living room. It gets a few more quilts, simply because there are more spaces to display them!




So there you have it: Fall at the farmhouse :). Do you decorate for Fall? How do you decorate? Please tell me in the comments!

Next week I will share a couple of new projects I started work on. And if you haven't already done so, could you please sign up to receive these blog posts via email ( there is a spot right under this blog post, as well as in the sidebar). Many of you are still getting here through my old Wordpress site and I am discontinuing that one soon. Even if you are signed up there, you MUST sign up for this one, because there is no way for me to transfer that information unfortunately. Let me know if you need help ( you can email me at FarmhousequiltsinLancaster@gmail.com) and I will do my best to help you.

That's all for this week....until next time~happy creating!
Monique



19 comments:

  1. Your house is so cozy looking, I love your fall decorating. I did manage to put the fall wreath on the door, put out a few fall table runners and my ceramic pumpkin but my walls currently are pretty bare with all of the hopes of painting going on. We did manage to finish the building of the new porch and stair rails they just need to be painted but it’s been too rainy. We’re heading to the beach in the RV for some R & R and hoping while we are gone they will find the time to get our new roof on. I do love Fall.

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    1. Sounds like you are full-on in Fall mode too Barbara,even if you can't decorate your walls right now ;). Enjoy your trip!

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  2. I love fall, I have started to put up my Halloween and fall quilts as well. My scarecrow made out of a shovel and my fall pumpkins are out at the end of the driveway, the metal pumpkins and fall table square are out, a fall candle is burning every evening. I place lots of quilts and fun things all fall, wherever I can. Your home looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love all your decorations. Who wouldn't love to hang out in any of your beautiful rooms. What lucky people!

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  4. I just found your wonderful and inspiring blog! Happy, happy....
    Do you know the name of the pattern for the table runner underneath your Apple Cinnamon bread recipe? I love it. Thanks! Nettie

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    1. Hi Nettie, I got mine a long time ago, but I found this pattern link here:http://www.stitchedinstone.net/shop/c/p/Topsy-Turvey-Scarecrow-Table-Runner-x30972877.htm. Good luck and I'm happy to have you here!

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  5. Love Fall! We are packing up for moving so my Fall is just for the benefit of prospective buyers!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember those days! Good luck with the sale of your home!

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  6. I have that same embroidered snowman quilt pattern....Lovely decorations.

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    1. Really? So funny! I loved working on that one as a BOM...a long time ago ;)

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  7. Those are wonderful Fall decorations!

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  8. As always, your house is beautiful! I wish we were next door neighbors so I could have a cup of tea in with you in your home. The scarecrow quilt is so cute. I do have a question. Where did you get the rings with clips for hanging your quilts on the rods? That is a great idea!

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  9. I love your decorating style, at the moment here its very very hot and extremely dry. No decorating just praying for rain and no fires. Have a great week.

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  10. Wonderful quilts and the house looks amazing. Fall is here

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