There is just something special about Fall… I know it’s not just me that feels like this, right? Who else is obsessed with this season? It feels like a renewal, a fresh start – I know those feelings are typically reserved for Spring and the New Year… but for me it’s all about FALL. And I have 23 Canadian bloggy friends that I’m pretty sure agree with me! I’m so lucky to be joining in with them as we open our homes for this annual Canadian Bloggers Home Tour! This inspiring tour has been organized by and is the brain child of, Christina of The DIY Mommy and Shannon of AKA Design and I’d like to say a special thank you to them for being so gracious and inclusive – not just at “touring” season but all year long! xo
You can see all of the #CDNblogSquad ‘s stunning tours too, but first let’s have a sit on the porch!
I’ve kept it simple this year… simple with an industrial vibe. Let me tell you first about keeping things simple, that’s the most difficult thing in the world for me to do… seriously, I could complicate a straight line! Haha – having said that “simple” was actually very un-simple, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out, it’s cozy, welcoming and ready for Fall! YAY!
Some of the blankets you’ll recognize from last year’s Fall tour – I did not go out and buy anything new for the porch other than the pumpkins and a couple of thrifted items, but I did freshen some things up… Nanny’s rocker received a fresh coat of white paint, my fave paint! Casement (white) from Fusion Mineral paint, the coverage is so amazing!
Welcome to Dodi’s Porch
We thought this was our porch… ya, think again. hahaha I mean let’s be real, I should have called this, The Dodi tour! I swear she did not have a fan on her like a Beyonce concert, she naturally looks like she’s in a wind machine. She is not staged here, she just really wants to be where I am and literately bites at the door frame if she can see me and can’t be by me – and truth be told, I kinda love it! Queue the awwwwwws!
Texture and lovely things…
I can’t tell you how much I love moss… the texture and the colour does it for me and is perfectly Fall in my opinion! Moss paired with copper, twigs and feathers, YES! It’s all a match made in heaven – easiest wreath in the history of forever… but just my style!
I did have that wreath on the door… it was a bit too much mossy green goodness all in one place, besides she really does pop over on that gorgeous letter tray!
Speaking of mossy goodness… white pumpkins nestled in all of that awesome texture, I LOVE the simplicity of this so so much! I decided to leave the birch bark log with the hanging light kits from Ikea – I did however paint the top portion where the light bulb screws in… copper. Copper and Fall kind of go hand in hand, am I right?
While I love all of the vignettes on the front porch this year I think my favourite has to be this cloche… the base of the cloche is actually a bowl for nuts with a raised center that holds a metal nut cracker… I just loved the finish on the side of the bowl and decided to flip it upside down and use it as a base – LOVE IT! I used a foraged and empty wasp’s nest with some vintage wooden folding rulers, threw in some twigs and more of the yummy green moss, super simple and too cute!
Old tool belts filled with moss and succulents, don’t mind if I do! Speaking of succulents… I just can’t help myself!
Some vignette sneak peeks I shared on Instagram.
I was so excited to find some pretty green pumpkins here in Kingston this year too – it’s all about the little wins! 😉
I’m sorry there are so many photos… I only have a bajillion more, I seriously have issues! hahaha I hope you’ve enjoyed your little visit to our front porch – have an amazing day friends! xoxo
This is by far my favourite tour, firstly it’s Fall and secondly, all of the wonderful and extremely talented Canadian friends I am keeping company with is like the cherry on top – beyond epic… make sure to go visit, pin, share and love on my friends – I pinky swear it’ll be amazing! Again, thank you so much Christina and Shannon for organizing this tour, you two ROCK out loud!