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Enhance Your Kitchen With Touches of Fall

We partnered with Lindsay Hines from the blog Whimsy Girl Design to show you how to bring a little fall into your kitchen.

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From jeans and boots to pumpkins and hot chocolate … fall is by far my favorite time of year! I think we all get the urge to create a cozy, comfortable environment in our homes when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change color. I usually break out all my fall décor at the end of September (I may sneak out a few things here and there before that) and I love the way it creates a warm, inviting feel in my home. I think we can all agree that the kitchen tends to be the gathering spot for friends and family members at holiday get-togethers and parties. I am excited to invite you into my home and show you how I brought touches of fall into my kitchen.

Create Vignettes

Creating small vignettes within the room is a great way to display décor without overdoing it. I created several vignettes in my kitchen using some of my favorite Tuesday Morning finds paired with items I already owned. What I love about most of the items I used is that they can be used throughout the year, just styled different ways!

This vignette is the perfect addition to my butler’s pantry. I started off with a vintage crate I already owned. I added a sea grass pumpkin (just $9.99 at Tuesday Morning, compared to $19.99 elsewhere) to a cake stand I already had, then I used some moss and pinecones to complete the look. For the rest of the vignette I used a few boxed faux herbs from Tuesday Morning ($4.99, compared to $10 elsewhere) and a cute dried boxwood topiary ($6.99, compared to $16 elsewhere) to add a touch of green to the space. Dried florals and pinecones finished off the look. It is one of my favorite areas!

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The next vignette I styled was the area around my cooktop, which just so happens to be the focal point of the room since the tall vent hood attracts all the attention.

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This was very simple since I already had the key pieces; I just needed to add a few fun touches to update the look. I added some mini-pumpkin vase filler to my #3 mason jar from Tuesday Morning. This is an item I have owned for years and love. I believe I paid $2.99 for it … the good news is I just saw several in my local store so they still carry them!

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On the other side of the cooktop, I used an adorable cream pitcher from Tuesday Morning ($5.99, compared to $9.99 elsewhere) and filled it with cinnamon sticks. After adding a few small pumpkins, the area has a new fall look! The best part is that most of these items are things you can use every day, not just for fall!

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Our kitchen island is another place that needed a seasonal update. I already had the plants and artichokes so I added some small pumpkins to transform the spot from summer to fall! I found these cute mason jar mugs at Tuesday Morning and knew they would be perfect for the area ($7.99/set of 4, compared to $20 elsewhere). I also love the fact they are functional, too! I added some festive gray and white paper straws to finish the look ($3.99/50 pack, compared to $12.95 elsewhere)! This is one of the first areas you see when you walk in our kitchen, so I love the fact it looks so welcoming!

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Before we move onto the breakfast nook, I want to share one more small vignette with you. This area didn’t necessarily need any décor, but I wanted to add a little something to it. The white, wooden bucket ($6.99, compared to $20 elsewhere) from Tuesday Morning made the perfect planter for a little fern! I added a few pumpkins to the area, and it was done. Simple and easy!

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Creating small vignettes is a great way to add touches of fall throughout a room without being overwhelmed with décor. Shop your home, use what you have and just add in a few new things to complete the look!

Set a Fall Table

Whether you are hosting a party or want to treat your family to a fun dinner, Tuesday Morning has some great items to help create a fabulous fall table! While our table does not stay like this all the time, I do like to dress it up for entertaining.

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To set the table, I used simple white plates I bought at Tuesday Morning several years ago. I added some gray linen napkins (just $5.99/set of 4, compared to $14.99 elsewhere) paired with placemats and napkin rings that I already owned. Of course, you saw the mason jar mugs above … filled with apple cider, they were the perfect addition to my fall table!

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To finish off each place setting, I used these numbered dip bowls from Tuesday Morning (just $3.99, compared to $8.99 elsewhere) and filled them with candy corn! What is fall without a sweet treat?

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The simple centerpiece was created using a galvanized bucket, gourds and moss I already owned. I found these glass hurricane candleholders at Tuesday Morning ($9.99, compared to $19.99 elsewhere) and knew they would be the perfect addition to my table. After adding mini-pinecones as filler (only $2.99, compared to $7.99) and candles, I was done with my centerpiece!

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When I am not entertaining, I simply remove the actual place settings but keep the centerpiece on the table. Keep reading to see another way I used the dip bowls … they might just be my new favorite things!

To finish off my breakfast nook, I added a few touches of fall to my existing décor. The “HARVEST” banner was a DIY project. I picked up the pack of premade banner cutouts from Tuesday Morning for just $1.99, compared to $3.99 elsewhere, and used a chalk marker for the letters. I love the fact that I can save the letters and create additional banners for different times of the year!

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After adding a few small pumpkins to my shelves, I added a dried wheat bundle to a pitcher I picked up at Tuesday Morning a few months ago ($19.99, compared to $45 elsewhere) to complete the look.

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Just a few touches here and there made a huge impact!

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Use Functional Decorating

The last few areas I want to show you are those that are functional yet create a warm, inviting room.

Our coffee bar is an area I use every single day. I absolutely love this area because it is so functional but it also looks nice. Just for fun, I used some of the items shown above, changed it up and created a hot chocolate bar! Perfect for entertaining or a special treat for your kids!

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The numbered dip bowls, striped straws and creamer pitcher were all used in other areas … but work perfectly here in the hot chocolate bar as well!

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Well that wraps up my fall kitchen tour! I hope you enjoyed taking a look around my kitchen and found some inspiration for your own home. Be sure to visit our Fall Kitchen Decor pin board for more ideas!

Thanks!

Lindsay