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Simple autumn in the cottage dining room

Out in the little cottage 
I have what you might call a little place to play.

The cottage is a bit more rustic than in the house
and whole lot more cottage
 than French cottage.

But with painted floors and open beams and little nooks and crannies
it is a charmer.
 And though it doesn't get much seasonal decor unless it is for a special occasion
it does get just a bit of a sprinkle of autumn
 and holiday.


And today- since half the cottage is being painted currently- 
we are taking a very.tiny. peek at the  dining room.
Which is really more of a dining area in the main part of the cottage
where the kitchen, living room, dining and bathroom are.

So- the cottage dining room is more like a little spot in the corner.
It has a crusty old chippy table with chairs
and that big old antique cupboard that I brought home a few years ago.

So I mostly focused on adding just a couple seasonal touches
A centerpiece on the table that is the simplest ever
and a few bits in the china cabinet.

Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with simple?
And fresh plants like cabbage and kale for autumn?
I am.
And when I picked up these pumpkins
I walked right past a couple of these beauties
and they went right into the cart.
I was originally thinking front porch- and they will likely make their way out there 
before too long
but I am loving one of them in this urn as a natural centerpiece.
Keep it simple- always a good motto.

For a touch of autumn color without orange-
I added a blue tartan throw to the stool.

I am obsessed with how just one thing can be the perfect amount of charming.

And if you saw my post yesterday- you saw the delicious pumpkin butter brie en croute recipe
and a peek at the dining room. See more HERE 

In the cupboard- just a few baby boos & chunky boos
and natural wreaths are perfect for adding a sprinkle of seasonal touches.

And by the drawers a few pots stacked up with wheat tucked inside
 finishes the look.

All in all- simple rustic and cottage out in the guest cottage.
A much different feeling than I tend to have in the house where it is a bit more romantic.

Don't miss any of the amazing dining rooms that my  farmhouse blogger friends are sharing today:

My Sweet Savannah | and our beautiful featured guest, The Inspired Room

And come back by on Thursday morning for the first look at autumn appearing inside our home.

Happy Tuesday everyone! 


  1. Good morning! Your guest cottage is like a fairytale cottage, charming and cozy. And your photography skills are very professional, gorgeous! The kitchen cupboard was in the house and I think too, that it fits well in the guest cottage. I love the way you style your homes, beautiful:).
    Kathleen in Az

  2. The little rustic cottage is so cute! I love the stacked pots and white pumpkins.

  3. I feel dumb I never knew you had a separate cottage... it is so darling! I love it's rustic charm! Brilliant idea to put kale inside an urn for a centerpiece!

  4. After seeing the recipe for pumpkin butter I made a batch, I had every thing on hand that the recipe called for , This was so good and I can share with friends,

  5. Just gorgeous, as always! You are such an inspiration- thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the pumpkins and the cabbage with that chippy table! So pretty!

  7. Oh the table and arrangements are amazing!!!!!! I just love all that chippiness. Have an amazing day!
    xoxo Jo

  8. Simply beautiful!!! I have been into using pretty natural elements lately. Something that does not require future packing! Your creations are always a bright spot in anyone's day!