Fall Home Tour

It’s here!  I’m so excited!!  Guess what?  We have a fabulous giveaway planned for everyone so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see how to enter…it’s HUGE!!

Welcome to my Fall Home Tour!  

I hope you enjoy what you see and leave inspired and full of ideas on how you can decorate your home for Fall.

When you leave my tour, be sure to head on over to one of the other four bloggers sharing their home today.  The links to their home tours will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Fall Home Tour

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never been one to decorate for Fall.  I guess it’s because I’ve been a teacher for the past 13 years, and this time of year is just incredibly stressful for teachers as they are adjusting to new schedules and new students.  (If you drop them off a special drink from Starbucks or Sonic, it makes their day.  Just sayin’.  Please go make your teacher’s day today!  They need it and will be beyond thankful!

So, if you’ve been following along the past two weeks, you know that I have been sharing bits and pieces of my Fall decorating as I’ve been preparing for today. If you happened to have missed any of those posts, I’ll be sure to link them up when available.

I hope you enjoy the tour!

Fall Home Tour

I was super excited about decorating our front porch and making wreaths for our double doors.  

I went with a gold and tan burlap for my wreaths, and tied in an orange bow on the side of each one.  

Fall Home Tour

I tied all the colors in with this beautiful Fall sprig that rests on the side of each wreath.

Fall Home Tour

I searched online for “Fall Signs” and this saying came up.  I just loved it and had to copy it!!  I free-handed this one onto my chalkboard painted antique ironing board.  It makes for the perfect Fall welcome sign don’t you think?

My children are pretty excited that we already have pumpkins to carve for Halloween!  (I’ll have to share a funny story about this one sometime this week!)

Fall Home Tour

This buffet is one of my favorite pieces!  It is the first piece the hubby and I painted together.  I love everything about it… the details, the lines, the little keyholes…love!

Fall Home Tour

I decided to create a Fall welcome garland to string across the front of the buffet since it is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.

I made the mini wreaths out of the lids from Ball jars.

Ball Jar Lid Mini Wreaths

I used several Ball jars in my Fall decorating this year, and therefor I had several lids leftover.  They are just so much fun to decorate with!

Fall Home Tour

All of the jars got painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I used some as candle holders as you can see here.  Others were used as flower vases as you’ll see later on.

Fall Home Tour

It is so fun when you come across an easy way to decorate!  For example, this little grapevine wreath that I tied onto our initial was super easy to make and turned out really cute above the buffet.

Now, what’s a home tour without a mantel all decked out for Fall?

Fall Home Tour

I call this a Hill Country Fall Mantel.  Besides the deer silhouette, one of my favorite parts about this mantel are the large sunflowers I laid on top of those gorgeous pale green pumpkins.

Fall Home Tour

Aren’t those beautiful?

Our formal dining room is a room that rarely sees people, but it is seen by everyone who walks in our front door.

Now, I am not really big on setting out dishes, place mats, glasses and silverware when I decorate a table.  I guess because I have boys who like to throw things from time to time (all the time).  So, an easy fix for me is to set out something that will take up the whole table and is easy to remove when guests come over.

Fall Home Tour

I purchased this floral arrangement years ago.  Not only is it made with beautiful Fall colors, but I love how it is made in an old sugar mold!

Fall Home Tour

In case you haven’t been around my blog for awhile, I absolutely LOVE buffets!

Fall Home Tour

This buffet is in our living room.  It is the only buffet I haven’t painted, and it will stay that way.  I love the carvings and details and I just couldn’t put a paint brush to it.  Here it is all dressed up for Fall.

Fall Home Tour

After painting 25 antique windows a year ago, I ended up with several windows that were broken or cracked.  We decided to put this old window frame to use and use it as a way to display our canvas photo of our family.  

Fall Home Tour

Nothing says Fall to me than burlap.  I bought this burlap table runner at a Women’s Conference at our previous church in Dallas a few years ago.  

Fall Home Tour

Although I didn’t make it, how easy would this be to make?  I even have this stencil that I picked up from Hobby Lobby last year.  

Fall Home Tour

I used three Ball jars to make up the Fall centerpiece on our kitchen table.  There’s nothing like fall colored hydrangeas resting in Ball jars!   

I hope you enjoyed the tour.  I am so glad you stopped by and I hope you were able to get a few ideas to use in your own home!  If you are new here, I’d love for you to follow along on Facebook here.  

Remember, be sure to stop by the other four homes on the tour below, and be sure to check out the others throughout the week.

And now… a super fun giveaway!!!  Here’s how to enter:

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Much Love,







Monday, September 23

Nellie Bellie
The Rustic Pig
French Country Cottage
House of Hawthornes
Town and Country Living

Tuesday, September 24

Mom 4 Real
Our Southern Home
Stone Gable
Fox Hollow Cottage
So Much Better With Age

Wednesday, September 25

Marty’s Musings
A Button Tufted Life
AKA Design
Decor Adventures
Confessions of a Plate Addict

Thursday, September 26

Worthing Court
Everyday Home
Back Porch Musings
Inspirations for Moms
House on the Way

Friday, September 27

Setting for Four
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Imparting Grace
At Home with the Barkers



My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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  1. Hi Claire,
    You did a beautiful job decorating for Fall… I adore those mason jars with the faded Hydrangea… so perfect!!
    Off to check out all the other homes on tour today!
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  2. Your garland is ADORABLE! Happy fall. I’m off to buy Starbucks gift cards for my son’s amazing middle school teachers – thanks for the suggestion!

  3. So lovely! I love the ironing board turned chalkboard…how clever is that?? And those mini wreaths…oh snap!
    Janel from NellieBellie recently posted…Fall House Tour (it’s virtual!)& giveaway ($1500!!)My Profile

  4. Fabulous Fall decorating, Claire! I enjoyed so much!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings recently posted…Fall MantelMy Profile

  5. How cool is your mantel! Love the deer silhouette! How did you get him to sit there while you drew that around his head? lol You have a beautiful home and it looks perfectly fall-ish! Now, I must go buy a pumpkin latte for my son’s teacher.

  6. Love all the fall touches in your home…so warm and welcoming! The fall banner is so clever…love those mini wreaths! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!…hugs…Debbie
    Confessions of a Plate Addict recently posted…Pumpkins 15+ Ways…from The Scoop!My Profile

  7. Thoroughly enjoyed your fall decor! Very creative and beautiful! Absolutely love the deer silhouette.

  8. Beautiful Fall decor Claire… I luv the painted Ball jars as candle holders and vases. Thanks for having me..
    Happy today!
    Hugs, Gee
    Gee recently posted…A Perfect day… and Horses.My Profile

  9. Claire, your home is just beautiful. It’s so warm and inviting. My favorite is the black buffet and the decor you’ve done on it. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
    Angie recently posted…Fall Mantel Decor ~ Traditional VersionMy Profile

  10. So pretty I love the front porch and the two wreaths are perfect on the doors. The ironing board sign is perfect. Hugs, Marty
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life recently posted…I’ve Been ShoppingMy Profile

  11. Your home looks so lovely all ready for fall!!! Love the ironing board too!!~~Angela
    Angela recently posted…Fall Porch!My Profile

  12. Great job, Claire! I love your front door chalkboard sign. So cute! As a former teacher, I totally get your stress at the beginning of the school year. Hang in there and hopefully one of your parents will treat you soon! 🙂
    Laura @ Inspiration for Moms recently posted…Six on Saturday: New Uses for Tennis BallsMy Profile

    • Hi Laura! Luckily, last year was my last year teaching. I just needed a break and I LOVED not going back!! It’s so much nicer just being a mom!! I do miss getting treats from the parents from time to time. That was always fun!! 🙂 Loved your tour today!!! Hugs!!
      Claire recently posted…Coat Hanger Fall Rag WreathMy Profile

  13. Your entire home is beautiful – but you had me at that front door – amazing! On to the next stop – thank you for sharing your home!

  14. You did a beautiful job Claire! I love you flag banner with the mini wreaths!
    Shanna Gilbert recently posted…Aqua Chevron Striped TableMy Profile

  15. Hi Claire,
    Lovely Tour! Kelly form My Soulful Home here…glad u will be on “tour” with me soon. I have to tell u I think your buffet in the dining room is the one I left behind! See I bought the tall piece & the smaller entry table, but could not fit the buffet in my truck at the time. I have been sorry ever since! The wood work & detailing are the same & I too have not been able to bring myself to paint either piece. Glad u have it & it is loved! Come enter my GIve Away for a $300 gift card & c u soon!
    kelly@mysoulfulhome recently posted…Celebrate Fall Give AwayMy Profile

  16. Your fall decorating is beautiful! Really I love everything you do. The ironing board is adorable. The curtains in your kitchen are so frenchy and cute. Love the way you hung the family portrait in the frame. It’s so much more fun that just mounted in a frame.
    Stacey recently posted…Thank You Very Much GirlsMy Profile

  17. Love it all Claire – beautiful, warm and inviting! I love the colors you painted your mason jars! Just entered the giveaway too. Have a great day 🙂

  18. Hi Claire,

    So nice to meet you on the tour! You home is lovely, glad you got to decorate for fall. And the garland is so cute! I bet you could make a lot of those for each season.

    Happy fall 🙂
    Jessica @ Decor Adventures recently posted…Modern Masters Paint Review + GiveawayMy Profile

  19. Claire – its ALL fabulous. I love your front porch sign and most of all I love all of your cute banners. YES! That Bird runner is fab and I think I need to find that stencil now. LOL Thanks for kicking off the Monday of this tour with a bang! xxoo
    Barb @ The Everyday Home recently posted…Happy Fall Y’allMy Profile

  20. Wonderful, tour, Claire!d I love all of your Fall touches. The front porch and free-hand (I wish I could do that!) chalkboard are amazing. And how adorable are the mini wreaths that you made??? Love your garlands, vignettes and your fireplace too!
    Suzy @ Worthing Court recently posted…House Tour: House Snooping at Rain On A Tin RoofMy Profile

  21. Very pretty Claire! You are one talented lady!!

  22. Gorgeous Fall Home tour! Love your wreaths on your front doors!
    Leslie @ House on the Way recently posted…Halloween Costumes and DIY AccessoriesMy Profile

  23. Your home is gorgeous for fall. Love what you did outside and the wreathes on the doors are so pretty. I really also like what you did all around the inside. The buffets you showed are just gorgeous!!


  24. Hi Claire,
    I really enjoyed your fall tour. Those wreaths on your front door are so pretty, and using an old ironing board as a chalkboard is just genius! I had seen your garland and little wreaths that you made with the canning jar rims on FB last week and meant to come over to check them out. I wouldn’t paint that gorgeous buffet either and you’ve displayed your family pic above it so creatively!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads recently posted…How to Paint Scarecrows on BurlapMy Profile

  25. So beautiful!
    Beca@ Creative Dominican recently posted…Large Hand Painted Lyrics SignMy Profile

  26. SO sweet~ I love your home decorated for Fall and those front doors- gorgeous!!!
    Courtney recently posted…Autumn Home ~ Simple TouchesMy Profile

  27. Love your decor! Your home is beautiful as well as your blog. Can’t believe I just found it! I’m a new follower so I look forward to more of your creativity.

    Pat recently posted…~ Prayers for Kitty ~My Profile

  28. oh Claire- you never disappoint when you have us over! 🙂
    laura@Top This Top That recently posted…Applescape Fall MantleMy Profile

  29. It looks great! I’m a teacher too, and I know what you mean about this time of year. And Starbucks.
    kirby carespodi recently posted…Pub Table (Another great project from DL)My Profile

  30. I love that flower arrangement in the sugar mold – I am pinning that for future DIY project.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
    Patty Rumaker at Home and Lifestyle Design recently posted…My Burlap WreathMy Profile

  31. Beautiful……thank you for sharing your home and your wonderful fall ideas!

  32. Amazing tour!!! I just love all of your fall touches. Beautiful home! You are quite talented! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…All Things Home {Fall Tour}My Profile

  33. It all looks so beautiful! LOVE that deer silhouette! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle
    Melissa recently posted…Let the Fall Home Tours Begin!My Profile

  34. Your home looks beautiful all dressed for Fall! I love your double front doors, and you’ve decorated that area in such a fun way. That ironing-board-turned-chalkboard is just darling!
    Richella Parham recently posted…Soul Care SundayMy Profile

  35. Beautiful home tour! I love each and every room and all the thoughtful fall details you added! Your mantel is lovely with all the layers of artwork and decor accents! Well done!
    Heather recently posted…Project Inspired Linky Party and 5 Fall FeaturesMy Profile

  36. Claire, there’s so much to love about your home and the Fall decor….starting with the front door. I love the painted ball jars and the burlap table runner and sunflowers on top of the pumpkins….it’s all so pretty.

    I love the way you hung the cafe curtains in your breakfast room…I’m inspired!

    And thanks for welcoming us into your home and hosting such a fabulous giveaway
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  37. Love the front entrance! And the welcome garland is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
    Jennifer @ Town and Country Living recently posted…Fall Home Tour Week via All Things HomeMy Profile

  38. Great job, Claire! Love how you decorated!
    Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} recently posted…Fall Mantel 2013My Profile

  39. I don’t know how you do it all… and still have time to decorate with such style! Your mantel with the huge stag makes me swoon! LOVE the statement he makes! I’m so happy that you are a part of Fall Home Tour! Putting your blog on my sidebar!

  40. You did a wonderful job decorating for fall, very inspiring!

  41. I LOVE your home and you did a fabulous job decorating it for the fall! Your mantel is to die for!!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  42. I love the painted Ball jars! Did you spray paint the jars?

  43. Renee Amicon says:

    I love all of your decorating ideas, your home is beautiful. My favorite (although they are all gorgeous) was the living room with the buffet in it with all of the crosses on the wall with your family picture. What a great idea!!!! Thank You for being part of the Fall Home Tour, I am not a Blogger, but truly enjoy reading everyone else’s Blogs and geting amazing To Do Ideas!!! Have Fun this week!!! Happy Autumn!!!

  44. Your house is so quaint, Claire. Every little touch just screams you! You have a great eye and a way of putting things together and repurposing. It’s just gorgeous! Thank YOU for joining us!
    Marty Walden recently posted…Fall Decorating Ideas and Home TourMy Profile

  45. Your fall home is beautiful! I love that burlap runner, you did a fantastic job on your home fall decor!
    Dria recently posted…Painted Gold LeavesMy Profile

  46. Love it Claire! That garland is adorable! Hugs 🙂
    Kelly @ thelilypadcottage recently posted…Pumpkin Spice Bagel RecipeMy Profile

  47. I just found your blog (through the home tour) and I am in love!!! I really liked your decorations that were calmer colors than the typical fall bright oranges. You did a grand job decorating your lovely home.
    Blessings to you,

  48. Hi Claire,
    I love your home and how you decorated it for fall! So happy to have found you through the tour and All Things Home! Love your blog! ~Delores
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  49. Seriously…how is it that one of us ended up with so much artistic/creative talent and the other…ehhh…not so much? Please come help me decorate!

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