04 October 2016

At Home With Jemma Fall Home Tour

Welcome, today is day two of the Fall In Love With Texas Blog Tour.
I am so very, very pleased to have you join us today.
We just love having you stop by and visit us in our French/Texas Country Home.
My husband and I designed this home from the ground up.
We are still enjoying the "newness" of our home which is less than 10 months old.
Whew...It was a big project, which began with a lot of time, patience and love-it sort of became a project that really bound us together.

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Time marches on so very fast, I still cannot believe that last year at this time we were still in our apartment for the Autumn Retreat Tour. I remember counting down the days until our new home would be completed and you were all giving me kind encouragement!




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It is not just our home that brings us comfort, it is our interaction with nature.
We moved from our home in the suburbs which was very nice.
But our 2 acres has given us a chance to reflect and cherish those sunrises, sunsets and the blue sky even more.
Being close to nature is essential for me and my well being, I really will always believe it is having been raised as a farmers daughter.



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We debated so much on paint choices and chose to keep our paint colors colors neutral. 
I enjoy a soft and gentle paint palette I find it calming and at the same time it has given us the opportunity to add vibrant color in accessories, art, flowers and other decor options.
I love color and I enjoy adding it where I want it and then being able to take it away when I am in the mood for another shade.
Today you are going to see quite a bit of Fall color in the most fantastic shades and presented in the form of flowers and such.

Below you will see some hydrangeas, which I dried from those wonderful pink blooms I had last Spring.


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I enjoy adding color to this milk washed distressed serving tray which rests on our coffee table in the family room.
Our zinnias fresh from the garden add a punch of Fall color along the way.


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I have several crosses displayed in our home, they are loving gifts from my family and friends they bring me comfort and joy.


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Keeping in tune with the French Country theme and my love of flowers we had this metal door custom made with the fleur- de- lis design. (In French fleur means flower lis means lily)


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I made this Blue and Orange Monogram Autumn Wreath wreath earlier in the season when I was begging the heat to go away.



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My Dragon Wing begonia is in complete heaven now that the weather has cooled and if you look in the back corner by the angel you will see Euphorbia, also known as Texas Baby's Breath.
My plants were such troopers in the humidity and heat.


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Flowers make all the difference to any space, any time.

Always treat yourself to a bouquet when you go the grocery.
I have often times purchased the discounted bundles of flowers (if they were discounted enough and the majority of flowers were still alive!)
Also, purchase a big bouquet and divide it into several smaller bouquets.


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My dining room dances in flowers.


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My father was an avid angler who won many fishing contests for catching the largest trout.
I purchased this large porcelain soup tureen in honor of him many years ago in Kalispell Montana. Kalispell is a town close to Glacier National Park.
The rainbow trout which is on this tureen is such a gloriously colored fish and I think the orange of the pumpkins brings out the colors so nicely on it's tail.

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I am really enjoying my working kitchen, it really is the heart of our home and it is a dream to be in and cleans up really well too.
Love my orange dutch oven, a gift from the kids many years ago-it comes to a really great boil and then simmers so well, I can make a really fine gumbo in it too.
That reminds me, I have a homemade vegetable stock recipe to share with you this week-don't let me forget...


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Thank you so much for taking time to say Hi today-means so much to me!
XO
A very heartfelt thank you to Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for gathering us together!


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

81 comments:

  1. That was beautiful - I knew your home told a story and I'll never forget the first time I saw that door, that swirled detail was a welcome to even more amazing details. I completely agree about fresh flowers in the home - it's so important and really allows a space wake up. Thanks for sharing I really enjoyed this - you're a beautiful person Jemma with a wonderful heart.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Carole,
      Thank you, we enjoyed the process of building and the challenge of bringing all the details together. The 2 acres is the icing on the cake-now I just need a lavender farm:)

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  2. Looks so warm and welcoming, Jemma. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Katie, we enjoy our spot of joy among the trees!
      Katie, you are a no-reply blogger, so I am difficulty reaching you to inform you of your Art win, please e-mail me!

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  3. Hi Jemma, I've so enjoyed your lovely fall tour with all the special touches. The flowers certainly add so much to the warmth and cozy welcome. Right from the front door and your gorgeous wreath, your home speaks welcome in to friends and family! The special treasures like the soup tureen and the dutch oven bring in charm and fall color. Like you, I too love a neutral palette for the canvas of my home. Changing out the color and accents make decorating fun!! Your home is beautiful and I so enjoyed my visit. Thank you for sharing in our tour. Have fun visiting our friends this week.
    Hugs!!

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    1. Good Morning!
      So enjoying visiting everyone and sharing in the joy of Fall! We made it, we actually made it no more 100 degrees! Now we embark on the loveliest time of the year here!
      Thank you so much!

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  4. Hello Jemma, you have a lovely home and decorations. I love the fresh flowers. The door is just gorgeous. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Good Morning Eileen,
      Fresh flowers make me happy and growing them does too.
      Thank you for you thoughtful visit!
      Happy Tuesday!

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  5. Oh girl, everything looks so pretty at your house. The flowers are all so pretty and your little fall touches make everything very welcoming.

    I just can't wait to get out there!!

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    1. Thank you Stacey! Just watching a Mamma doe and her two fawns munching on our grass right now:) Nature is a good thing!

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  6. Good morning, Jemma! Your lovely home looks so cozy all decked out for Fall! I love how you add fresh flowers everywhere! I always feel guilty buying a bouquet but no more! I'm going to take your advice and treat myself at least once a month. They really add such a nice organic feel, don't they? My plants are happy too! I know you are enjoying your home - the love just shines from all your photos. I'm so glad it cooled off too - I'm looking forward to the next front coming through!
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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    1. Cecilia,
      Thank you, it's a neat setting and we do love the serene joy of living with nature !

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  7. Jemma, I love how you've incorporated fresh flowers through your beautiful home with fall in mind. Lovely spots of color and fall decor to make you smile. Great outdoor spaces too. I think have the exact same urn outside. Thans for sharing on the Texas Blog Tour

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    1. Thank you Carol for such a thoughtful visit this morning!
      Fresh flowers make all the difference to our decor and mindset, I might add:)

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  8. Good morning, Jemma! I so enjoyed seeing your Fall touches around your home, and especially your welcoming porch. I know you're so thankful to be enjoying ten months in your new home and it shows with around each and every room.

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    1. Good Morning Kitty!
      Happy to have you drop by-isn't this cool weather refreshing and as you can see the plants on my front porch are full of energy once again!

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  9. Your home is lovely, Jemma. I remember last year's home tour and how you weren't in here yet -- not for real! And now here you are, settled, happy and oh, so beautiful. I love how you have added color in so many delightful ways and with so many creative touches. Yes, I'm a flower-buyer, too, especially after the garden stops yielding its blooms. They get me through the winter! I couldn't live without my Dutch Oven either -- love your cheery orange, especially at this time of year!

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    1. I knew you and I had similiar outlooks:) The dutch oven certainly is a staple in our home and it is the perfect shade of orange for Fall cooking!
      Thank you for your thoughtful visit and kind words!
      Happy Fall.

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  10. Jemma, everything is just beautiful! You must be enjoying your wonderful parcel of land so much in this pretty weather! Happy Fall! xo, Andrea

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    1. We are loving our space and oh the wildlife is so wonderful-coyotes, owls, hawks, deer and more! Thank you so very much for your kind visit!

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  11. Your home is always beautiful, and even more so with the pops of fall color. Love all your flowers and pumpkins.

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    1. Thank you Eilis, so looking forward to touring your lovely home!

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  12. Oh my, your new home is so beautiful. I love your kitchen. The soup tureen and the wreath are my favorite things that you've added. Such a lovely tour. Enjoy your new home and have a Happy Fall!

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    1. Good Morning and thank you for such a lovely visit!
      Our kitchen is a fun one to cook in and I can spy all sorts of darling critters from the wall of windows too:)
      Happy Fall!

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  13. All your seasonal touches provide just the right amount of fall. I adore your front door wreath.

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  14. Your home is just stunning and your heart and soul are evident in each photo.
    Happy Fall my friend!

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    1. Laura,
      Thank you so much-my decorating may not be out of a designers handbook, but it is what I love:)

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  15. I love the soft colors you use. Then when you had seasonal colors, they really show up! Love your beautiful home my friend...filled with beautiful things that have meaning to you. Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Sweet Friend,
      Lovely to have you visit me today-thank you so much!
      Sending Texas Hugs back to you:)

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  16. All the colorful pops of fall look lovely Jemma, you must be having a ball decorating your home for fall for the first time! How wonderful that you and your husband designed it together-
    Jenna

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    1. It has been an interesting journey and one that we both have totally embraced!
      Thank you oodles~

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  17. Everything about your home is elegant, warm and sophisticated, but I guess that's to be expected considering who designed it. The custom door is a work of art!

    Beautiful Autumn touches throughout your lovely home Jemma!

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    1. Doreen,
      You have followed me from one abode to another and have always been such a good and supportive friend. Thank you so very much.
      Jemma

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  18. Jemma, your home is absolutely beautiful! I have so enjoyed the tour! I love all the beautiful color, and I adore that custom made front door. My husband and I have looked at them and some day would like to have one made for our home. Happy Fall!!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon, it is such a solid door too and it will never warp or show signs of wear. In our humid climate it was a worthwhile addition.

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  19. Love the fall touches throughout your home. Your front door is a beautiful welcome. Have fun with the blog fall home tour!

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    1. Thank you Liz, it has been a project and one that we will continue to work on!

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  20. I love your front door! Your touches of fall are so lovely against your calm and neutral background. So happy that you are enjoying your new home and that beautiful kitchen.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  21. Cozy & festive, Jemma! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

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  22. Oh wow! The colors are just gorgeous. I am actually speechless from all the pretty. Off to peek again...

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  23. Your home is lovely and full of your personality! Thank you for the tour!

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  24. Gorgeous, Jemma! I like the fact that you mixed things up a little with a few non-traditional colors. And I just love that velvet pumpkin!

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  25. Hi Jemma, your home looks so beautiful all decked out for fall! It's bright and cheerful and so warm- just like you.
    xo, T.

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  26. Yoyr home is so beautiful! I really enjoyed all the festive fall touches and some of the non traditional fall colors used!

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  27. Oh sweetest Jemma...I love it all...everything about your beautiful home is warm, inviting and speaks of love...which reminds me YOU! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  28. Jemma, it must feel good to be in your beautiful home enjoying this gorgeous fall weather here in TX. Your home is welcoming and the fall touches add a special layer of charm. Love the tartan throws and dough bowl of velvet pumpkins with the cotton.

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  29. Beautifully decorated for fall Jemma dear. Fresh flowers make me happy and the cool crisp air reminds me fall is here. Your porch look lovely. I love your door. Velvet pumpkins are so elegant. I need to buy some. Thanks for sharing your lovely fall look. xo

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  30. Your home is always so lovely, just like you, sweet friend! I love how you add in COLOR - and your flowers everywhere just brighten everything up so nicely. Our supermarket has the most useless bouquets...sigh, oh well!xo

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  31. I love the orange stew pot. It is just too perfect. Your flowers are gorgeous. What a fun post. Thanks for being a part of our tour.

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  32. I certainly do recall you being in that apartment. Weren't you on the third floor? Your home is lovely, Jemma. I'm so glad you're close to nature there. I would trade it for this Tulsa traffic for sure! Still pretty much summer here, unfortunately. And the wind is sweeping down the plains today. I'm so impressed with your summer garden and your canning!
    Brenda

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  33. Everything is so vibrant and pretty Jemma! Loved the tour of your autumn home! I went away with more ideas.....lovely!

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  34. I love your beautiful new home, Jemma ~ and you have it decorated so beautifully for the fall!

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  35. Jemma,
    Beautiful color everywhere in every room, and I loved getting to see your French country home in person this past spring when you hosted Texas bloggers. Your home truly does invite friends to stay for a while for a glass of iced tea. Your flowers are an inspiration to keep trying to grow them in the Texas heat.

    Judith

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  36. Your house looks so beautiful decorated for fall! I noticed your birthday gift! That made my heart happy! Happy Fall! My favorite time of year!!

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  37. Hi Jemma! Your home is absolutely stunning! So many gorgeous details and finishing touches! Really beautiful! ;)
    Rebeca

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  38. Your colorful touches on the neutral backdrops are really pretty Jemma, just enough to bring that outdoor feeling in!
    Rita

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  39. Everything is just stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  40. Everything is just lovely! I love your use of color! Sheila

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  41. Jemma, you did such a fabulous job decorating for fall with just the right touches of flowers! You can go wrong when using fresh and colorful flowers, my friend! it sounds like you are in such a beautiful location to nurture your soul with nature!

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  42. I love all of the gorgeous colors you have added to your fall décor! Lovely, Cindy

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  43. Thank you for giving us a peek at your lovely home and flowers.

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  44. Jemma, this was such a lovely tour! Your beautiful home is so warm and inviting. I remember falling in love with your front door the first time I saw it. I love anything with a fleur de lis! I love all of your Fall touches and pretty flowers. Everything is beautiful!

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  45. Hi Jemma! Oh, I'm so happy for you to have your beautiful new home! It's gorgeous and I love seeing your fall touches!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  46. I think your home just has a huge smile and a warm welcome to it, much the same as you! I love that door and all of your plants made it through our horrid heat. Your kitchen is a dream...I can imagine how nice it is to be in there preparing drinks or food. I so agree with you about the fresh flowers! My favorite aunt always had the most gorgeous lawn and flower beds...that was like her therapy. She always had fresh flowers in her home and I think that's where my love of them began. I think of her each time I buy flowers!

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home with us!
    xo
    Pat

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  47. Thank you for sharing and hopping. Your home is beautiful and your Fall decor is lovely.

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  48. What a fun tour. You have a lovely home. I enjoyed visiting. I do the same looking for bargain flowers at the grocer. I love having a bouquet(s) in the house.
    I'd love for you to come over to the Fabulous Fall Party and link your Fabulous post!
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/2016/09/fabulous-fall-party-link-your-party.html
    Happy Fall.

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  49. Jemma, I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful home and the perfect autumn colors that you have added! I know it is so much fun to enjoy the decorating process of each season in your new home! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  50. Dearest Jemma, GOOD MORNING!!! My absolute favorite photo is of your bed. The light is just right as it hits the contours of the wooden headboard. Your kitchen is fabulous and the glimpse into your dining area is lovely. What a cozy home you have created and the care you put into each design is truly festive and felt across the miles. MUCH LOVE TO YOU!

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  51. Thanks for a very enjoyable tour of your home. It is just beautiful. Glad you are able to enjoy the wonders of nature. We are also in an area where we have lots of critters coming and going.
    Happy Fall,
    Audrey Z.

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  52. OH so beautiful, Jemma...you had me at zinnias! Love the coziness and color...the soup tureen is amazing! I love it all!

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  53. You have a lovely home and I love those bright pops of color! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Jemma, goodness! Your home is stunning! I think I could spend quite a bit of time just wandering though your home gazing at the beauty you have created! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Happy Fall Day to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  55. Jemma, There's so much to love in your home! The velvet pumpkins are perfection.

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  56. So beautiful, Jemma! I love all of the bright colors -- everything is so happy and inviting! Happy to be touring with you! :)

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  57. I love how you stuck with the neutral backdrop and you are not afraid to use bright pretty color in the accessories and flowers.

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  58. Love your fall home tour, all the gorgeous oranges and textures you added looks just beautiful!

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  59. I love your beautiful home Jemma! Hard to believe that it is 10 months already. Your door is so unique and I too love flowers!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  60. Beautiful Jemma....I love your cute wreath! Good idea there :^)
    Your picture of the bedroom is beautiful as well. I usually like the bright colors, but that room is very serene and calming! My favorite is the wooden tray full of leaves and fabric pumpkins...it is perfect!
    Blessings,
    J

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  61. What a lovely tour of your Fall home, Jemma! I just love all the color using flowers in your vignettes. That is a beautiful front door, and your wreath is gorgeous. My dad was a fisherman, too. He was a Bass Pro with lots of tournament wins, and even made and sold rods as quite a nice retirement income supplement. I love seeing your warm and inviting home every time you give us a glimpse.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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