04 October 2016
At Home With Jemma Fall Home TourIn: Fall, featured, Home Tour October 04, 2016 By: Jemma@athomewithjemma
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have several crosses displayed in our home, they are loving gifts from my family and friends they bring me comfort and joy.
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)
I made this Blue and Orange Monogram Autumn Wreath wreath earlier in the season when I was begging the heat to go away.
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.
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.
My dining room dances in flowers.
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.
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...
A very heartfelt thank you to Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for gathering us together!
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.
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