Bless it! Decorating the Dining Room for Fall

Ahhhh crisp cool air. Pumpkins. Leaves falling.  Fall has been calling my name this month!  How about you?  I’ve gotten a head start by decorating my dining room so I wanted to share that with y’all today. I’m teaming up with my favorite bHomies for this fun blog hop, and there will be prizes at the end! Woot!

Sarah at She Holds Dearly was the previous stop on this bHome blog hop, so if you’re joining me from her site, welcome! Wasn’t this photo of Sarah’s fall front porch just gorgeous? I love it, and her! She’s a sweetheart!

If you missed it, click here to go see Sarah’s fall decorating ideas.

On Thursday, I’ll be posting a big fall home tour showing you ALL of the rooms I’ve decorated for the season, but I wanted to give you a quick peek into one room in particular since I’m so in love with it.

So come on into the dining room!

My new dining table and chairs have truly transformed this room into something special.  I LOVE being able to seat 6+ people around a table for the first time in my life.

No full-blown tablescapes with place settings going on at the table, just keeping it simple for now.

Just a centerpiece of pumpkins and wheat on a tray.

See the burlap cutout underneath it? That’s actually a picture frame!

I added some beans, bean, the magical fruit to these leather belted hurricanes to make pretty but simple candle holders. Oh and I scored that MudPie embroidered wreath table runner for 75% off at my local nursery! WOOT. I do love a good sale.

But, by far, my favorite part of the dining room are my new tin tile letters that spell out “BLESS”.

I found the actual tin tile piece in the back at a local antique store, but the letters came from Michaels!

They were on sale for 40% off when I spotted them, so I knew that I had to have them!

I stood in the aisle for no less than an hour trying to figure out a 4 or 5 letter word to spell out using the limited letters they had available. I tried THANKS and FALL and AUTUMN but every time I came up one letter short. I would lay them out on the floor tiles in an effort to find all the letters.

There were tin tile letters scattered EVERYWHERE. It was like a crazy game of Scrabble right there in the aisles of Michaels. Here’s a tip for manager’s of Michaels stores– how bout y’all alphabetize your letters instead of just tossing them out on the shelf?  That would have helped immensely.

Finally I settled on BLESS. As in… Bless your heart. Bless this house. Bless those customers at Michaels who have to dig through all those un-alphabetized letters….

Seemed fitting for the Thanksgiving season, huh?

I think so.

I found this pretty little gold lace pumpkin at Homegoods.

The big gold leaf tray was also Homegoods, but these grey buckets came from IKEA.

If you are a big fan of velvety pumpkins, be sure to get yourself to the end of this post for a giveaway!

Some of my favorite junkity-junk over in one corner…. Cuz you know what goes good with junk?

More junk.

Before you go… Let’s talk about that giveaway!
Plush Pumpkin has graciously offered to provide a gorgeous collection of their stunning velvet pumpkins to one winner!

How to enter

Enter to win this beautiful deluxe collection of Velvet Pumpkins from our bHome Tour Sponsor- Plush Pumpkin.
Velvet Pumpkins from Plush Pumpkin are hand made of silk velvet, for a luxurious accent to your home.
To enter, please visit Plush Pumpkin and/or pin this image, and let us know in the comments that you did. {we trust you – good luck!}
Winner chosen by random & notified by email on Sept. 22.

I hope you guys have fun decorating your dining rooms and homes this harvest season! If you want LOTS more pretty fall inspiration today, be sure to hop over and visit my blog friends for the bHome tours!

The tour will continue tomorrow morning at 5 am over at Homemade by Carmona.  Here’s a sneak peek at Ursula’s FABULOUS fall living room! Head over to her blog tomorrow morning to see more!

Now, head over and see the rest of the tours!

Visit all of today’s bHome Tours

Early Fall Porch Tour wheat

My Soulful Home

Love of Home

She Holds Dearly


Unskinny Boppy

Visit the bHome Monday Tours

Southern Hospitality|Starfish Cottage|Cupcakes and Crinoline|Celebrating Everyday Life|Savvy Southern Style

Tuesday’s Tours

My Soulful Home | Love of Home | She Holds Dearly | Unskinny Boppy

Wednesday’s Tours

Home Made by Carmona|Teaselwood Design|Little Farmstead|Our Southern Home|Housepitality Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Stonegable | FrenchGardenHouse | Edith & Evelyn | Designthusiasm | Rooms for Rent

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  1. Tam Burnette says:

    I just adore the velvet pumpkins from Plush Pumpkins. The colors are so vibrant. I would definitely enjoy using them in my fall décor.

  2. Love your dining room Beth dressed for fall. I see you have a trapper’s basket, too. They are so fun to use as seasonal props. I like how you filled yours.

  3. Beth, your story about trying to spell a word for an hour is so realistic. There’s always a backstory on decorating, isn’t there? I love your style and that console table in your dining room is perfection! May I ask where it is from?

  4. The Plush Pumpkins are beautiful! I visited their website and I have pinned the image on my “Fallin’ in to Fall” Pinterest board. I would love to win one.

  5. Those are amazing velvet pumpkins. I keep saying every year that I want some. And I did pin them.

  6. Love your dining room! The BLESS is perfect!

  7. I’ve been an admirer of Plush Pumpkins for some time, but I’ve never purchased any. Obviously a major flaw in my buying skills! They’re are stunning!

  8. Pam Persons says:

    Visited and pinned those gorgeous plush pumpkins!

  9. Tammy Averett says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year; I love the velvet pumpkins from Plush Pumpkins. The colors are beautiful. I would definitely enjoy using them in my fall décor. I can even see them stacked on my bed to decorate my bedroom. The Plush Pumpkins are beautiful! I visited their website and I have pinned the image on my Fall Decorating Pinterest board. I would love to win.

  10. Laura Dennison says:

    I pinned the velvet pumpkins!

  11. Maggie Duda says:

    Pinned. and also visited and liked her page

  12. Pinned it! And I’m loving the tour and getting to check out new blogs I haven’t seen before! Definitely subscribing! Thanks for all the pretty inspiration!

  13. Kathy Wesselman says:

    I pinned AND visited Plush Pumpkins! Gorgeous dining room and thanks!

  14. You made me LOL about the letters all over the floor in Michael’s. Been there, done that! I’ve even contemplated cutting up a “B” to turn it into an “R” or any variety of ideas to get THE letter I want. Love your dining room!

    I also love the velvet pumpkin! I visited their site and need that Seaside Trio! Those are my colors. I pinned the image, too so I can remember where to go back and find them.

    Love your blog and your decor!
    Happy fall!

  15. Mary Todnem says:

    That’s the first time I have seen that web sight. I like the seaside collection of velvet pumpkin best

  16. I am pinning this blog. What great ideas you have shared for fall decorating. I love the hurricane lantern with the leather straps and beans. The plush pumpkins are to die for! Hope I win them!

  17. Karen Euhus says:

    The velvet pumpkins are beautiful! And they have so many options on their website. I would love to add these to my fall décor! I’ve added them to two of my Pinterest boards to decorate with.

  18. Bless it, I want those pumpkins!
    I can just imagine you knee deep in letters at Michaels. Maybe you need to shop with a sign that says “Stand Back, Blogger at Work”
    I love your dining room – tons of inspiration here!

  19. I totally pinned those pumpkins! They are the perfect addition to a fall themed mantle (mantel? see…’s not only you. Lol!). Besides the fact that they are super cute…my sensory need is on overdrive as I must. touch. them.!!!!!

  20. Beth, I love the BLESS! Totally worth time spent puzzling over at Michaels. Your home is always such an inspiration. I can just imagine your family enjoying lots of fall goodness around your table. I LOVE your Sunday attendance etc. board, so very awesome! It’s a joy to be on the bHOME Fall Tour with you this week! xo Lidy

  21. I pinned the lovely velvet pumpkins. Is that it?

  22. Gisele Abadie says:

    Beth, I thoroughly enjoyed your fall decorating pics. I love the Plush Pumpkins and pinned them to my It’s Fall Ya’ll board. Thank you for the fall inspiration. I can’t wait to start decorating!!

  23. Your dining room is beautiful Beth! I laughed about the tin letters I the aisle. Worth the effort for sure!

  24. Carol Spangler says:

    Beautiful new dining room, Beth The velvet pumpkins are lovely and I especially love the seaside trio. Pinned!

  25. Cassandra e says:

    Bless, I did pin those lovely pumpkins. THanks for sharing! (I love just “bless”)

  26. Loved the Bless and pumpkins! Great Job. The Plush Pumpkins are beautiful. Never saw them but I’ll in Love Now! Glad to stumble upon your blog. (Thanks to Fox Hollow Cottage) sign me up for more! Pinned the plush pumpkins to remember them💛🍁🦊

  27. So lovely! Your vintage items and antiques look so fabulously cozy and warm for fall. It’s been really fun and inspiring being on the tour this week! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week…

  28. Your decor is absolutely gorgeous, Beth! I found something to love in every single photo you shared and I love being a bhomie. If I only knew how to rap. 😉 Your BLESS sign story made me laugh. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent trying to figure out words to make with letters with in a store aisle and I always seem to come up one letter short. I can’t wait to see the rest of your fall tour on Thursday! xo

  29. I visited Plush Pumkins and pinned it. They are beautiful!

  30. Oh Beth…I am so happy that you are finally able to get more than 6 people around your table now…the dining room is beautiful!…Yes, you are blessed and love that you remind those who enter your dining room that they are blessed. Using that burlap frame is genius…such a great way to “frame” your centerpiece…sorry had to say that! Love very detail in the room from that basket hanging in the corner to the Church attendance/offering board…I so remember a similar board in my church as a child. Happy Fall Beth! You always create such a beautiful home for your beautiful family!

  31. Pinned the pumpkins. They are so beautiful!

  32. I pinned the pretty pumpkins!

  33. Just love all the gorgeous plush pumpkins. I already have the perfect spot picked for them. Pinned to my Autumn board.

  34. I visited the site and pinned the pic. I love the gorgeous pumpkins.

  35. I just went to their website and I love all of there stuff. Perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape. Their pumpkins are awesome as well as their acorns.

  36. I love the Plush Pumpkins so much. I love the Wild Violets Trio, Purple Rain Trio, and Pink Lemonade trio. They are all so beautiful. All of the home tours were so pretty. It is interesting to see all the different takes on fall decorating.

  37. This is so cute, and what a great idea

  38. Do love these pumpkins … they are all gorgeous! Pinned to my “Collections … ” Board, in addition to pinning those.beautiful dark Earth colors to my Fall & Thanksgiving Board.
    Love your dining room ~ can’t wait till Thurs.!

  39. Marcie Dockett says:

    I think my favorites would be Pebble or Seaside Trio! Although, I’m pretty tradional when it comes to fall colors!

  40. Glenda Gilligan says:

    Beautiful dining room and tour! And look at those plush pumpkins! I love the colors, but my fave is the black and white deluxe!

  41. Your dining room is happily dressed for fall. Everything is so pretty and I so admire your chandelier. I also love the velvet pumpkins and their many lovely colors.

    Happy Autumn !

  42. Jenny McDowell says:

    Love your dining table centerpiece! It is now on my Autumn Style board along with the Plush Pumpkins pic. Thanks for the chance to win!💕

  43. It was a pleasure to pin those lovely velvet pumpkins- love the fact that their stems are real!

  44. Love the pumpkins! Pinned it! 🙂

  45. Hi Beth ~ this space is light, bright, airy and rustic all at the same time! Love it! And if you are ever looking to sell your church attendance sign… well, consider it sold! 😉 Happy fall and fun touring with you! ~julie

  46. I visited Plush Pumpkins. My problem: can’t decide which colors I like best.
    I like your old church attendance board. We had one of those in my home church when
    I was a little girls. Fond memories.

  47. wendy hankin says:

    Posted and tweeted. Lovely ideas. Thanks.

  48. Beautiful fall home tour!! I pinned the image & visited! Would love to win the beautiful pumpkin!!

  49. Debbie Brewer says:

    I pinned Plush Pumpkins!

  50. Dianne Lanier says:

    The velvet pumpkins are beautiful! I visited Plush Pumpkins site, and now I’m drooling!!!


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