See more of that feather garland here
Wow, is it Thursday already?! Have you been drooling over all of the Canadian blogger’s home tours so far this week? I know I sure have been, truly inspiring and unique spaces. If you’re not quite sure what I’m talking about you can catch up at the end of my fall home tour where I’ve posted a complete list of talented friends with direct links to the who’s who in this collaborative coast to coast fall extravaganza! There are 20 of us in all and we are being hosted by the ever generous and adorable, Christina from The DIY Mommy . I’d like to say a great big thank you to her for putting such a fun group together!
Mr (aka Bud) and I would like to say hello and welcome to our version of the Canadian fall home tour… we’ll be getting a little bit rustic and vintage on this tour, I hope you enjoy our space. We live in a rural community just outside of Kingston Ontario and we absolutely love it here. It’s like living in beautiful cottage country with gorgeous countryside everywhere, lots of wild life and and endless lakes for us to explore within minutes from our home. One of our favourite past times though is to sit on our front porch and watch the “show” that nature puts on for us, from spectacular sunrises and sunsets to very impressive thunder and lighting storms, we are all nestled in and completely protected from the elements… protected from everything except miskitos maybe. haha
Thank you so very much for joining us here, if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ve already spied some of our sneak peeks, we’re so happy to finally reveal the whole tour to you, enjoy.
The evolution of our front porch
Our porch was a completely intimidating space to me when we first moved here… we moved from a much smaller front landing with an urn and 2 Adirondacks… to this much larger area.
I’m happy to say that I am becoming quite comfortable with this extra outdoor room we find ourselves with… the perfect location for gathering with friends and family and it’s the absolute best place in the world for Mr and I to chat, laugh and enjoy our quiet surroundings.
Summer 2016 porch tour was filled with special memories and my “slight” obsession with peonies, you can see more of that tour here.
Fall 2015 was filled with a cameo from Kiefer our black cutie, hay bales and of course some rusty goodness, you can see more of that here.
I’ve really gotten into fixing up our rustic porch, while there is so much we’d still like to do to renovate our porch we are quite happy with the here and the now, for now… haha, who knows maybe 2017 will be the year for a porch reno?! Oh the plans and the projects just don’t stop around here… we are DIYers to the core!
Canadian bloggers fall home tour – 2016 our rustic porch
This year I decided to tap into my love of rustic (surprise) with splashes of vintage and some industrial thrown in for good measure and of course cozy, we can’t forget cozy. I wanted to create some welcoming and cozy spaces with seating areas for our family to enjoy.
Sitting a spell and having a warm cup a joe… reading a favourite book is my idea of bliss.
A layered cozy look is perfect for our front porch not to mention very comfortable. I was so happy to be able to use this pom-pom throw I made… it’s SO soft! Find out how I made that here. Adding some gorgeous throw pillows that contrast each other (my favourite design principle) finishes off this space perfectly I think.
This rocking chair belonged to my Nanny, I’m thinking of giving her a little freshen up with some white maybe? We’ll see, for now this rocking chair takes it’s rightful place on the porch.
I decided that our antique bench needed a little “coffee table”, this crate is one of my favourite scores… it makes a perfect tray don’t you think? Maybe one day I will add the leather DIY handles I’ve been thinking about. AND I just could not have a Canadian Fall Home tour without maple leaf cookies! 🙂 So yummy!
Besides the lighting over the mantel this vintage wooden sifter (made into a wreath with antlers) is my favourite addition this fall, I’m a little nutso over it! LOVE!
Do you enjoy vintage finds too? I can’t help myself, I see something I love I have to snag it. Even though I didn’t know right away what I was going to do with this sifter I bought it and I’m so happy I did. If you’d like to follow some of my thrifting and treasure hunting shenanigans on Facebook I would love it if you joined me. 🙂
Speaking of the mantel, this beauty was a huge score when Mr and I went on a picking vacation, OMGoodness now THAT was fun!
Oh my that blue! xoxo
Something so right about white pumpkins!
The last of my blushing bride hydrangeas, I adore how they are all different!
Just after a nice bit of rain… bliss!
I’m so happy to be taking part in the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour this week!
Each day, a new group of Canadian bloggers are sharing their Fall decor. Visit each home tour by following the links on the specified days below.