If you’re a collector, you’ll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I am a collector. Wander through my home, and you’ll see evidence of my magpie tendencies.

Vintage pottery. Old silver serving pieces. Equestrian awards. Mercury glass. Plaster mouldings. Velvet pumpkins.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I’m showcasing some of my favorite collections, many which you haven’t seen before, as part of my fall home tour.

I’m thrilled to be part of the annual Welcome Fall Home Tour, coordinated by my friend, Kristi of Chatfield Court. All this week, your favorite home decor bloggers are opening their homes and sharing their best DIY fall decor ideas.

Come along for a virtual parade of homes featuring 17 home decor bloggers showcasing DIY fall decor ideas.

If you’re a first-time visitor who clicked over from Exquisitely Unremarkable or one of the other participating blogs, welcome!

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

We’ll start here in the foyer, a bright and happy space designed to make a good first impression!

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Painted furniture in my favorite shade of aqua, pumpkins and mercury glass greet you as you walk in the door.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I’ve been holding onto these plaster mouldings for about two years, waiting for right way to incorporate them in my decor.

A stack of plaster architectural mouldings stacked on an aqua blue buffet.

Turns out they look pretty amazing alongside white pumpkins and vintage silver from the thrift store.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

In a bit of serendipity, our landscaper was trimming the camellia bushes in our front yard on the same day I was setting out these decorations. I snagged some of the clippings and tucked them into this display of velvet pumpkins. Easiest DIY fall decor ever!

Harlequin pattern velvet pumpkin on a silver tray. If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I try to add a new velvet pumpkin to my collection every year. This harlequin patterned one is a favorite.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

From the foyer, we’ll make our way into the dining room.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I know the trend is to transform your formal dining room into something more “useful.”

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

And it’s true that sometimes this table is covered with Legos or Star Wars action figures. but I love dressing it up, too. with fancy china and a silver service. (I don’t even mind that it bears someone else’s monogram; I could be convinced to change my name for a good thrift store bargain!)

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

As far as tablescapes go, this one counts as “simple,” in my book.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Just a few white pumpkins scattered around a candle centerpiece, with a few touches of plaster, silver, green and aqua.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I really did keep things simple in our living room.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

A few cozy blankets and accessories offer a nod to fall.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Nothing says autumn like a tray full of pumpkins!

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Or a vase filled with feathers!

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

For a while now — long before it was trendy — I’ve been loving gold and vintage brass.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I always find the best pieces at our local Salvation Army store.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I found this cachepot there, as well as the tall brass candlestick. (Reminds me of the game Clue: I accuse Miss Peacock in the living room with the candlestick!)

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

To add a little fall greenery to the living room, I planted some cabbage in the cachepot. I’ll move it to the garden soon.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Since I didn’t play sports, I only ever won one trophy as a kid, for winning a county short story writing contest in middle school. So I’ve started a collection of trophies and ribbons. This unmarked dog show trophy is a new addition. You’ll see more of my collection in our family room.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

This painted and gilded pumpkin is one of my favorite fall crafts. See how to make your own here here.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

The last stop on my fall tour is our keeping room, or family room. This space has gotten a brand new look in recent months — new sofa, new rug, new curtains, furniture makeovers and new color scheme — and this is the first time I’m showcasing any of it.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I’m loving the blue and gray and beige vibe in here, as well as the mix of patterns.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Ikat, damask, paisley, animal print, plaid — I love them all!

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Last month, I showcased our jewel-toned mantel decor as part of another blogger tour.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

To see more details of the fireplace decor, be sure to click over.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

Our property adjoins a horse farm. In the fall, one of the old horses will wander up to our fence waiting for us to feed him. I love to watch him out the keeping room window.

A stack of plaster architectural mouldings stacked on an aqua blue buffet.

So, it seemed a fitting to add some equestrian style elements to the room, like the weathervane, ribbons and trophies.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

I am quite the horse woman — in my mind. (But I do love a good mint julep or Trifecta pie at a Kentucky Derby party!)

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

If you're a collector, you'll love this gorgeous fall home tour, featuring amazing vintage finds and lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

While many of the furnishings in this room are new, or newly updated, most of the accessories are vintage, collected over time from thrift stores, yard sales or my mom’s house.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of our home decorated for fall. Be sure to head over to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, the next stop on the Welcome Fall Home Tour. And don’t miss the other tours either for lots of DIY fall decor ideas.

Monday, October 2

Chatfield Court / Duke Manor Farm / Remodelando la Casa / Honey n Hydrangea

Tuesday, October 3

Exquisitely Unremarkable / Atta Girl SaysMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Artsy Chicks Rule

Wednesday, October 4

Worthing Court / Hymns and Verses / The Everyday Home / Lovely Etc.

Thursday, October 5

Redhead Can Decorate / Town and Country Living / House of Hawthornes / Not Just a Housewife



Comments

  1. So many gorgeous and elegant fall touches in your home, Amy, I love them all, especially your use of color. Happy hopping!

  2. Everything looks so pretty Amy! I love all the different colored pumpkins in and around your home. That tray full of colored pumpkins is my favorite thing! :)

  3. I love the trophies!!! They give that Ralph Lauren vibe which I adore. Your home shines all dressed for fall! Thanks for sharing your collections.

  4. Everything is just so beautiful and I love those touches of blue throughout!

  5. Sue Kistler says:

    Just found a similar item from your fireplace display (the square wooden boards) at our local recycling store- I had no idea what it was till I was in an antique store on Saturday and the owner told me they were used to put under wood stoves to protect floors- yours in the third one I’ve seen in a week! I plan to use mine over my mantel and hang a wreath from it but I like the way you used it too! Love all your vintage touches- your home is warm and lovely!

    • Atta Girl Amy
      Twitter:
      says:

      Sue, thanks for sharing that with me. I knew this was used with a wood stove, based on what my friend told me. But neither of us knew exactly how it was used. So now I know! And isn’t it funny how things like that happen — something is new to you, and then suddenly it’s everywhere.

      I would love to see what yours looks like over your mantel. If you think about it, send me a photo!

  6. So beautiful Amy! Love your entryway sideboard and all the vintage accessories you have throughout your home. A girl after my own heart! Thanks so much for being a part our my fall tour.

    • Atta Girl Amy
      Twitter:
      says:

      Thanks so much, Kristi. I’m so glad you invited me to be a part of your tour. Maybe someday I’ll share the location of my favorite thrift store in Greensboro, but only if you promise not to poach all the goodies!

  7. okay, i love the tour but i especially am impressed with all of your awards! :)

    • Atta Girl Amy
      Twitter:
      says:

      Ha! I am such an over-achiever. Next time, I’ll show you my Oscar, Emmy and Tony. That darn Grammy, though, is keeping me from getting an EGOT!

  8. You know that I have always loved your home, my friend, but you’ve outdone yourself this fall! Love, love, love the touches of aqua! You might want to keep those aqua mercury glass candlesticks in your foyer under lock and key. You know – just in case someone wants to “borrow” them on a permanent basis. 😀

  9. Love the equestrian touches, Amy! And that little harlequin pumpkin is too adorable!

  10. I need to go thrift shopping with you, so many awesome finds! Love the fancy china, the weathervane and those pretty horse trophies!

  11. I love those trophies! Especially the dog one, but they’re all pretty unique. I think my favorite photo is the one with the botanicals on the wall. Such a pretty seating area.

  12. So many fun details! I had to scroll really slowly so I wouldn’t miss a thing. So pretty!

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