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Simple early autumn in the little cottage

Simple natural autumn 
such as pumpkins
and bowls of fresh fruit

 Simple, natural autumn is my favorite.
And out in the little cottage- just a sprinkling of simple autumn has
started to appear.

The little cottage is a small guest cottage on our property
It is simple in design and style with a touch of vintage charm
and leans a bit more rustic and than the house.

So I tend to play up that rustic charm 
and decorate it a little more for a farmhouse cottage look.

Today I am joining an amazing group of bloggers sharing the autumn that has 
started to appear around their homes-
and I am giving you a quick tour of the cottage- 
starting in the little kitchen.
Though, truth be told, these photos were taken awhile back
when there were just a few pumpkins to be found.
So you know things will be changing again. 

and open shelves in the base cupboards

the cottage kitchen is simple in design and style-

 but big on vintage charm.

Next to the kitchen is the small dining area
and another old cupboard filled with white dishes.

And a little bit more of that copper.

I will share a closer look at the table centerpiece in another post
but it is all about magnolia, pumpkins and bleached pinecones.

In the living room area,
 an old orchard ladder is a favorite place to dry 
a few flowers.

and the fireplace got a grapevine pear and pumpkin look for early autumn
since I have yet to find those elusive pumpkins in the market yet.

For this look- I had a little fun with more bold tones and patterns like
 a pendleton wool throw in warm rust tones

On the stairs, a little bit of extra sprigs of wheat wrapped in a gold ribbon.

and a few pumpkins and pinecone garland  on the steps
In the bathroom- 
 just a little bit of pretty.

This bathroom has an antique sideboard that was made into a sink 
and it is covered in old details.

And of course I had to play with a table setting on the patio...
the cottage patio is in the works getting a fresh look as we speak so no playing out 
there in the mess just yet
but the pea gravel patio will do.

A simple table with a pop of blue

I will be sharing a closer look at these areas and much more soon 
when autumn makes another appearance in the house this season
(aka- when the pumpkins come into the stores.)

For now, 
don't miss any of the amazing tours that are being shared today~ 

and don't miss my other autumn home tour and giveaway here
  Happy Monday everyone

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  1. Every picture is so pretty. I love your attention to detail.
    Did you buy bleached pinecones or did you do them yourself? It's an interesting idea.

    1. Thank you!! The pinecones are already bleached- I got them from Balsam Hill- you can find them here:

  2. You never cease to amaze me with how beautifully you decorate your home! Thank you so much for joining us!

  3. What a beautiful guest house! You are amazingly talented Courtney. Love your style girl!

  4. Hello sweet friend,

    You. Are. Amazing. You never fail to inspire and make me smile. :)

    Happy fall to you!

  5. Courtney so very beautiful and elegant! What a lovely tour!


  6. I just adore how you hung a wheat sheave on the banister!

    1. Thank you Julie! I didn't have enough to stand it up where I wanted by the basket on the steps. :( but it worked with the pinecones and ribbon garland holding it up. I guess it is time for another trip to HomeGoods to see if they have any more. (oh darn!) haha! xo

  7. Bonjour très chère amie,

    J'aime beaucoup votre souci du détail qui apporte cette touche bien personnelle et magnifique à votre décoration. Cette petite maison me semble tout à fait remplie de charme et d'authenticité.
    Merci pour le partage de vos idées et de vos superbes photos.

    Gros bisous 🌸

  8. Every photo is breathtaking Courtney and every detail just perfect! You never cease to amaze me!

  9. All the photos are awesome!! Your Cottage is too cute.

  10. I really like your Guest Cottage. All the wonderful touches that make it special. Especially the pods hanging on the side of the vintage cupboard and the greens under the pumpkins. Can you tell me the name of these two greens? Thank You Courtney

    1. HI Nancy!

      Thank you for your compliments! The pods hanging on the cupboard are pomegranate- and the greens under the pumpkins are magnolia. I hope that helps!

  11. penguin.n.bear@gmail.comOctober 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Your styling in the cottage is just so restful and calming - love it; One questions, is the pomegranate garland on the side of the cupboard real or is it faux? If so, where did you get that. So unusual. Thanks so much