I love the words of Jane Austen. I remember discovering Pride and Prejudice in Miss Finneran’s 8th grade class and the rest was history. My mind was filled with dreams of English gentlemen, fancy balls and the English countryside. I’m so grateful that I got to experience modern day England and meet my Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen’s writing has always brought me such comfort, so I knew I wanted to share a quote by her as part of this fall tour.
Twenty of my friends (see below for their blogs), decided it would be fun to create Fall and Halloween themed printables to share with you to inspire some autumn decorating! I’m so sad to see summer go. It is such a beautiful time in our seaside town, but autumn fills me with happy family memories: apple picking, Halloween in the Harbor, baking pies for Thanksgiving, carving pumpkins and pulling on our warm cashmere sweaters.
Fall is a time to return inside our homes and enjoy each other’s company.
My printable pairs the changing seasons here on the shore with the comforts of home. My beloved hydrangeas have changed to the most amazing purple, tan, pale blue and green hues. These are the colors of my autumn.
I cut flowers when they started to change colors on my hydrangea bushes and dried them in a bowl in our kitchen (standing them up). My kitchen doesn’t get a lot of sunlight so it was the perfect area to dry them.
I’ve paired them with things I had around the house: a wire basket that was from Decor Steals a few years back and some feathers I got at Michael’s last year. I painted a gilded frame from Michaels in Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® and wiped with a damp cloth just after it was dry. I shared a tutorial on getting this look here. Then, I applied some dark wax to give it an aged patina. I did the frame about two years ago. The bottles were from North Conway and I got them from a thrift store for $1.50.
I love changing the decor on this cabinet in our dining room for the seasons:
It is such a sunny spot next to our dining table.
The antique English kitchen chair is also a new addition. A friend gave me a few of these chairs she no longer had room for. Aren’t they gorgeous?!?
I’ve created not one, but three free printables using this quote. They are chalkboard printables (so if you’re like me and love the chalkboard look but don’t love your penmanship than you’re in luck). Simply download the desired printable by clicking on the image, print and frame or hang on your wall.
One is simple and just script:
This is the one I used in my vignette:
Here is a third option:
These printables are for your own personal use. I’m happy for you to share them with family and friends but please don’t sell them.
Wishing you and your family all the comforts of home this autumn!
Please be sure to visit all these amazing blogs for more inspiration and autumn decorating:
Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable by Rooms FOR Rent
Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette by Thoughts from Alice
Autumn Glitter Vignette by The Concrete Cottage
Oak Leaf Inspired Vignette and Hand Painted Printable by Jennifer Rizzo
Fall Vignette and Printable by Finding Silver Pennies
Autumn Definition Printable by The Lilypad Cottage
Set of 4 Wine Printables by Eclectically Vintage
Gather Painted Printable by Restoration House
DIY Fall Leaf Wreath Printable by Town and Country Living
Rustic Chic Fall Bookcase and Printable by City Farmhouse
Early Fall Vignette Chronicles of Home
Trick or Treat Banner by Ella Claire
Grateful Heart by Making Home Base
Beautiful Glorious Fall Printable by Nest of Posies
Simple Fall Vignette by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Fall Printable and Vignette by At The Picket Fence
Vintage Flashcard Halloween Printable by My Sweet Savannah
Hand Painted Give Thanks Wreath by Craftberry Bush
Pumpkins Pinecones Leaves by Migonis Home
Autumn Vignette and Fall Printable by AKA Design
Gather in the Kitchen Printable by Its Overflowing