A Vintage Fall

* disclosure – flowers were supplied by The Flower Hut FSJ

As I write this our first snow is slowly melting here in Northern BC. On one hand I’m clinging to summer and it’s last bits of warmth and colour – on the other, I’m ready to cozy up inside with a warm mug of coffee and the Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour which is running this week. They are making me feel a lot better about the cold and I’m so happy to be sharing my fall home today! Be sure to see the rest of the homes on tour – they’re all linked at the end of this post.

find this “Snuggle Up’ pillow in my shop!

Let’s start in the dining room. I’ve set the table for fall and one of my key inspirations this season has been colour and tone. Over the summer things were light and cheery with vintage blues and greens. Some of those are still kicking about (hello jadeite in the china cabinet!) and I’ve changed some decor items out for darker charcoals and blacks. I’m loving the depth of these darker tones – they’re so grounding. For colour I’m having a major moment with mustard yellow and deeper greens.

Of course, let’s not forget our vintage brass! There are articles written every year about which metals are in and which are out but these vintage brass items stand the test of time, I’ll never bore of them and they do well in mixing with other metals which is always my favourite way to go for an eclectic feel.

I usually keep things pretty simple when it comes to table decor because I often find a certain fuzzy someone napping there, but it’s fun to do up the table now and then. Most items are thrifted / vintage here except for the runner which I sewed up from a luxe green velvet. The colour combo with brass and mustard is just rocking my socks!

Speaking of mustard, you may have heard me whinging on social about my upholstery project that was going awry. I’m no newbie when it comes to recovering chairs but this sure made me feel like one! The foam had turned to dust and the staples wouldn’t sink into the hardwood. I ended up pretty much doing these over from scratch with a plywood seat instead of strapping, new foam and new….everything! All the work paid off because these $25 Craigslist chairs are hitting the mark for me yet again. You can see their first transformation (6 years ago!) here.

check the shop for New and Vintage home decor

The curtains are also a new addition to the space. We have nice blinds in this house and so I was in no rush for window coverings but it’s incredible how much a layer of fabric can change a room. It adds to that cozy luxe feel we all crave this time of year. As I was unable to find curtains on short notice to fit the windows I ended up making these too. They’re pretty simple and I used inexpensive rods but splashed out on the new brass hanging rings and I’m so glad I did.

I’m loving this room refreshed for the season, it’s making the loss of summer a bit of a softer blow. We had an incredible one – my sister got married. I turned 40 and my husband had surgery on his arm! It was sort of a whirlwind and this homebody is ready for some downtime. It’s nice to have a fresh and cozy space to enjoy some quiet.

Thanks for joining me on tour and thanks to The Flower Hut here in Fort St John for supplying me with these gorgeous blooms! I always find something a little unique when I go there and right now I’m loving these pink berries – they’re helping me transition from our summer greenery. 

If you’re craving even more vintage goodness, join our Creative Vintage Darlings community for eye candy or browse through my shop for treasure.

Be sure to click through the other blogs below and thank you so much to our hosts Christina of DIYMommy and Shannon of Home Made Lovely!

Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Home Tour

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Tuesday

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Woman in Real Life | Making it in the Mountains | Love Create Celebrate | Vinyet Etc

Wednesday

Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Wednesday

Home Made Lovely | Creek Line House | The Learner Observer | Northern Style Exposure | Fynes Designs

Thursday

Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Thursday

The DIY Mommy | PMQ for Two | Life is a Party | Clean and Scentsible | So Much Better with Age

Friday

Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Friday

A Pretty Life | Home to Heather | This Mamas Dance | The Happy Housie


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Comments

    • I love that candleholder! I was just sorry I didn’t have enough candles to go around 😉 oh well, it stands alone I think.

  1. Ahhhh, we had snow this week too here in northern AB! Thankfully it’s melting away as well, though there’s more in the forecast this weekend.

    Love the rich and moody colours you worked into your decor! Everything feels so cozy! Just what you need to make it through this crazy Fall weather!

  2. I LOVE that you just whipped up a chair recovering (or 2) a table runner and curtains!!!! Like, no big D! Okay, I need your help with my porch rocking chair recover, not sure if you noticed but I just plopped a throw rug on the seat… ya, that’s the extent of my mad skills re furniture recovering! hahaha I LOVE all of the brass, and the rich green all of your beautiful vintage touches are so perfect together and framed perfectly with that CABINET (that I want to dig around in) and the typewriter – that I’m actually the same colour of right now… cause I want to shop your whole home!!!!! Beautiful my friend!!!

    • Right? And days behind schedule due to hub’s broken wing. No wonder I was in a flap over getting it done 😉 How perfect is it that the typewriter’s colour is on trend? I can hardly stand how well it works with the rest of the items. Thanks for popping by and I would love to hear more about your chair! Insta me pics of the seat 🙂

    • Ha, thanks! I’m not a great seamstress but a runner – it is one of the simplest things to make (at least the type I make with no lining and no curves 😉 )

  3. Beautiful. I like the frosted glasses with gold leafs. I’m 54 year and my parents had these in the bar when we were growing up. Memories….
    I believe my brother has them now.

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