Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall Decor Inside and Out

When my husband and I decided to downsize about 9 years ago to a tiny cottage, it was long before "Tiny Houses" were as popular as they are today. I love my tiny cottage and it has been so much fun to decorate. The acreage is much larger than the cottage with vegetable and herb gardens,outdoor kitchen and more. We repainted the outside of the house earlier this spring and then we redid all the front flower beds. The beds have had a chance to get started so I am happy to share the progress with you today, plus it is all ready for fall.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This Is The House Right Before It Was Painted and Shutters Were Added

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Was Right After It Was Painted

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Now It's All Ready For Fall

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

All the old scrubs were transplanted and they are growing beautifully in my friends yard. We put a lot of new dirt in the bed along with our special Homemade Compost that we make here at the cottage.

We have dwarf Boxwoods spaced in the beds across the front.
In the back of the Boxwoods, I have my Zinna's. Some of my Zinna Seed came from our old house and are very special to me. We also planted Mums in alternating clumps between the Boxwoods. Then we covered the beds with Preen Mulsh to help with weed control. We will be planting blubs for the spring, along with Pansies and Flowering Kale for the winter.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We have had beautiful butterflys and humming birds, they love the Zinna's.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Little Guy Has Been On Our Porch For A Lot Of Fall's
He Is Almost One Of The Family

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Look In The Window, Max Is Waiting To Greet You!

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

When You Come Into The Cottage
My Antique Side Board Serves As A Entry Piece
 Our Painting Hometown Lake by Thomas Kinkade Hangs Over The Sideboard.
I have One Of My Favorite Fall Baskets Made Of Tree Bark Filled With Dried Fall Foliage Some Colorful Silks and A Little Bird Peeking Over The Petals.
My Two Porcelein Carved Pumpkin's Are There To Say Hello.
I Have Some Lovely Fall Candels Sitting On My Antique Spool Collection.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

In A Tiny Cottage, Each Piece Has To Be A Working Piece and Each Decorator Item Has To Be Able To Work In Several Places During The Year.
When We Began To Downsize The Hardest Thing We Had To Do
Was Decide What To Keep And What To Part With.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I Love The Way The Light Comes Through The Door and
Puts A Spotlight On The Painting and The Sideboard.

The Coffee Table Was An Old Farmhouse Table That We Cut Down and Made Into A Coffee Table. The Table Has Been In Our Family For Over 30 Years. Many Of Our Family Have Grown Up
Around The Table

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

And The Season Changes

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


We Have Our Brown Slip Cover's On The Sofa and Chairs For Fall
I Have Found That In The Tiny Cottage A Sesonal Change
In The Slip Cover Color Helps To Keep The Room Feeling Fresh


Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Sitting On The Coffee Table My Garden Basket With Some Fall Pumpkins and Gourds Some Antinque Books and A Small Mum Plant In An Antique Crock.
An Antique Sauce Box Holds A Collection Of Some Of My Favorite Potery
The Box Of Books Sits On Top Of A Couple Of Books About America.

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I Love The Fall Flowers In The Soup Tourine
The Dinning Area Is Very Small But The Duncan Fife Is A Perfect Fit
The Dinning Room Chairs Are From My Mother's Dinning Suite
The Corner China Cabinet Is Perfect For Some Of
My Very Special Tea Pots and Cups Collection

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I Sure Am Glad That You Could Stop By For A Visit Today In My Tiny Cottage.This Will Be The Last Bloom For The Beautiful Don Juan Vintage Climbing Rose and This Bloom Is Just For You!
Take A Deep Breath and Smell, It Smells Like A Real Rose!!

Fall Decor Inside and Out at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Have a wonderful fall day and come back to see us here at our Tiny Cottage real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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7 comments:

  1. You look all ready for fall. We retired 4 years ago, and just yesterday I was thinking about a tiny house!!

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  2. It was so nice to get a peek inside your cozy cottage, Miz Helen, and to see the beautiful transformation on the outside. I love the color you chose for your exterior and all the zinnias add such a cheery touch. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Everything inside and out look wonderful in your sweet little cottage. I love the change you've made on the outside!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. You have a beautiful home and have decorated it beautifully!

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  5. Everything is beautiful inside and out. Love those antique spools and how you are using them for candle holders! I love flowers too and had tons of butterflies this year around my zinnia also. So glad you share with us at Merry Monday.

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  6. Such a lovely home! I love the exterior colors -- especially the yellow door :-) The garden across the front gives the whole house a happy glow. I loved the peek inside -- the seasonal slipcovers have the wheels in my head turning. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. i love the pumpkins flanking the door, and i envy your painted brick! the boyfriend has said that it's a definite no for us. :(

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Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen