Today's the final day of my Fall Home Tour 2008. As I've posted and captioned the photos from around my house these past few days, I've realized many of the areas don't have fall decor. So, the case of missing pumpkins and candy corn, consider this a home tour taking place in the fall.
This is our foyer entering from the front door. That mirror is an antique from a Paris flea market. The mirror glass is split and lightly antiqued. The frame of the mirror is a bit beat-up and shows it age....I like mirrors like that. The scale of this mirror by today's standards is small - narrow and short - but it was considered full size in the 1800's.
Our next project (do they ever end in older homes?) is to rip out the carpet gradually and replace with hardwood. I'd like that carpet on the stairs to be the first to go. I'd love dark treads and maybe a zebra print stair runner, though my husband doesn't like that idea very well.
This little shelf (from HomeGoods) was the perfect solution for the wall that showcased the thermostat smack dab in the center. The shelf is only 4" wide, so we don't bump it when we walk by and that cow engraving covers the thermostat perfectly!
I love this little swag mirror, and would you believe I got it in a sale bin at HomeGoods for $3.99? It had a little chip out of it and it was bright, tacky, shiny gold. I took it to the shop and had them wax it down and put a little stipple on it (I call it "dust") and it looks antique!
This is our library, right off the foyer. The armoire belonged to my husband when we met and it was painted red.
I've scattered some pumpkins on the lower shelves...the pumpkin in the far lower left was made by my mom. Adam loves to take the lid off and "plant" it various places in this room. He's convinced another pumpkin will grow from that lid. I'm sure he also thinks there's candy under that lid!
This is a great reading and snuggling chair. I also collect drawings of lions and tigers... That little pillow says "Boo" - a nickname we have for Adam. That chair was my favorite place to hold him when he was a newborn.