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Fall Home Tour -Part II

Fall Home Tour -Vintage fall decor, botanicals, scientific decor and lots of natural elements to bring the outdoors in and celebrate the changing season.
Fall Home Tour -Vintage fall decor, botanicals, scientific decor and lots of natural elements to bring the outdoors in and celebrate the changing season.

Welcome to my Fall Home Tour, full of vintage fall decor, botanicals, and scientific decor.  Special thanks to Shannon from AKA Design and Christina from The DIY Mommy for organizing this Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour.  I’m so excited to join with some of my very favourite bloggers and hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration for your own home.  Please grab a coffee, and come on in.

Rustic Neutral Fall Home Tour

The Dining Room

Let’s start off in the dining room, it’s the first room in our home, and I have to say that for this Fall Home Tour it’s my favourite.  I’m so excited to show you my Botanical Scientific Vintage inspired Fall decor.  A botanist is someone who studies plants, and I was inspired to give the room a bit of a science feel this season.  

I love the outdoors, but especially this time of year.  The leaves are changing colour, the pumpkins are out, and the acorns are falling.  Every fall walk seems like an occasion to find some new treasure in nature.  I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in and that inspired me this fall.  I always decorate for fall with leaves and pumpkins, and pinecones, but this year there’s lots of other little treasures from nature and they’re all on display.

entry table with fall decor

Just in the front door, on the console table I’ve used a few glass cloches to display some pinecones, acorns made from Easter eggs -see how I made them here, and there’s a magnifying glass for further inspection.

neutral fall decor

I used some scientific glass for vases.  Some I picked up at an antique market, and a couple of pieces are from Michael’s Halloween section.

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scientific glass vases

Fall Tablescape

I set the table for a fall get together.  Inspired by our botanists theme, I used some more cloches as centerpieces.

rustic neutral fall table

rustic neutral fall tablescape

I was inspired by the grey pumpkins and squash to keep the table in dark tones of grey, and black mixed with my usual whites.

rustic neutral fall decor ideas

I love how the greyish green of the seeded eucalyptus tied everything all together.

green fall table

At each placesetting, a science inspired favour for my guests.

neutral fall table ideas

I picked up some test tubes at Michael’s and filled them with some candied nuts.  I added some science-y looking labels and used them as placards for my guests.  A feather adds to the botanist feel too.

rustic fall tablescape

The pretty matte black side plates helped bring the table together; I picked them up at IKEA.

brass candlesticks

The paint dipped brass candlesticks were some I made a while ago -see the tutorial here, and the little fairy lights helped add some sparkle.

fall table ideas

Bar Cart

In the corner of the room I have a little bar cart.  It holds some of my favourite vintage glasses, ready for entertaining.

neutral fall bar cart

I’ve got it ready for fall with a collection of pretty pumpkins.  The book page  leaf garland is a simple DIY I did years ago, and love to bring out very year -see the tutorial here.

neutral fall decor

Vintage Fall Decor Display

My very  favourite part of the room is the display on the buffet.  I had so much fun collecting all the bits and pieces.

vintage fall decor

When I was at an antique fair a few weeks ago, I was on the look out for an old printers tray. Printers who worked with printing presses years ago used to keep all the letters in these special trays to organize them.  Lots of people use them today to display little collections.  

I was inspired by remembering a summer mantel that Alice from Thoughts from Alice did a few years ago, where she used a science theme and displayed rocks and shells in a printers tray.  The printers tray seemed like the perfect way to display seeds and nuts for fall.  I wanted to include some botanical drawings as part of this display.  We made these ones, and will have a tutorial here-they were so simple and inexpensive to put together.

vintage botanical scientific fall decor ideas

And then in the front a collection of more treasures from nature.

vintage botanical scientific decor for fall

The real framed butterfly specimens and the vintage magnifying glass were picked up at the antique fair.  As were the antique apothecary jars.  I filled them with some acorns, chestnuts, and black-eyed peas.

vintage fall decor

The microscope was a kijiji find that my sister picked up for me.   And  on the table are more apothecary jars filled with seeds and some more vintage scientific glassware filled with beautiful feathers.

vintage botanical scientific fall decor ideas

Adding A Little Whimsy To My Decor

This little scene was so much fun to put together.  I was  inspired in part by Erin of Cotton Stem. She has a beautiful blog and instagram feed and always does such fun displays seasonally.  I love her style and how big and fun it is.  She’s shown flowers hanging from ladders, books nailed to her walls, and this season copper kettles as pumpkins.  She made me feel like I had permission to choose a fun theme and really run with it.  

I know that everyone isn’t this over the top when they decorate their homes seasonally.  But seeing hers, and seeing how well it’s received by others made me feel like I had permission to go crazy.  Years ago my sister had the sweetest little florist and gift shop and her and I would spend hours talking about things like her new store front windows each season.  Seeing Erin’s displays made me feel like I could make my own little shop window displays in my house if I wanted to.  I hope I might inspire some of you to put the fun back into your decorating this season.

how to use vintage pieces in your fall decor

So that’s my fun science-y botanists dining room this fall.  From the dining room, we head into the living room.

The Living Room

hello pumpkin

On this cute little table I have the sweetest “hello pumpkin” display set up.

hello pumpkin

The cute little brass deer is a thrift store find  and I love it.

vintage brass deer and pumpkins

Black and White Fall Decor Fireplace

In the living room this fall, I continued the greys from the dining room.

black and white fall mantel

black and white fall decor

The mantel was a lot of fun to put together.  The grey and white colour scheme inspired me to use a collection of tarnished silver.  And I used lots and lots of white pumpkins.

black and white fall fireplace mantel

Another favourite from this home tour are the fun pumpkin tassels, made of yarn and wooden beads.

black and white fall decor

The “gather” sign was a real quick and easy DIY last year.  I found an old and falling apart pallet on a walk in the woods, and took a piece of the wood home.  I used chalk to write out the word gather and when I was happy with it , I went over it in craft paint.

black and white fall decor ideas

You can find the tutorial of the book page flower pumpkin here.

black and white fall decor

Cozy Living Room Additions

To make everything feel cozy for fall I used lots of fur and pillows in the living room.

cozy fall living room

vintage fall decor ideas

Perfect for curling up with some tea and tv on a cool fall evening.

black and white fall decor

And over on the other side of the room lots more elements of nature brought in -the wood stump tables, the birch poles, and a little marble bowl filled with acorns.

black and white fall decor

The Kitchen

Last week I shared some pics from the kitchen -you can see it all here.  It’s pretty neutral too, but with some hits of copper and rose gold.

fall kitchen decor

vintage fall decor ideas

I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope you’re feeling inspired to bring some of the outdoors in this fall.

vintage fall decor ideas

With the house all decorated with vintage fall decor for fall, life really is a party!

More Fall Inspiration

You might also like Fall Home Tour 2019 here.

Fall Home Tour: Full of autumn decor ideas for Vintage Botanical Scientific Decor with Boho Maximalist Influence with lots of plants, insects, and pumpkins.

Also check out our Fall Home Tour 2018 here.

Fall Home Tour: With a nod to science this botanical scientific vintage decor brings the outdoors in, with lots of neutrals and mustard yellow.

You might also enjoy our 5 Ways To Make A Cozy Fall Bedroom here.

Cozy Fall Bedroom: 5 simple ways to make your bedroom cozy for fall, like candles, layers, books, natural elements, and neutral decor.

Be sure to check out some of the other Canadian Blogger’s Fall Home Tours happening all week.


AKA Design
Amidst the Chaos
Lemon Thistle
Love Create Celebrate
So Much Better With Age


The Learner Observer
Woman in Real Life
Life is a Party
Clean and Scentsible


Satori Design for Living
The Happy Housie
Rambling Renovators
Craftberry Bush
The Sweetest Digs


The DIY Mommy
Home To Heather
White Wood
A Pretty Life
Vin’yet Etc


Kim Power Style
PMQ for two
The Creek Line House
Sustain My Craft Habit
northern style exposure


  1. My friend, I don’t even know where to begin, I want to drive right over and touch everything!!!!! As your biggest fan I must say you’ve made it very hard for me to pick a favourite feature this year!!! I’ll try though… the apothecary jars filled with seeds, brilliant! I’m tucking that idea away! The adorable test tubes filled with nuts, OMG – stealing that! All of the textures and soft subtle colours are perfectly paired! The white pumpkins perched on top of the perfectly patinaed silver, gasp! NOT an exaggeration, literally gasped! Those beautiful prints over your console table, where did you get those… okay, I’m sure you’ve gathered (no pun intended) by now that you struck a nerve with this tour! WOW! <3

  2. Laurie, you are truly the sweetest, kindest, most encouraging lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you like it. Lots of little vintage pieces and fun vinyets for my vinyet loving friend. Wish you were close enough to come by and see it in real life.

  3. Thanks Jen,
    It’s been a lot of fun finding all the fun treasures in nature -even if I do have a little bout of poison ivy to show for it, haha.

  4. I love the black and grey colour scheme for the tablescape. And your botany theme is so creative and inspiring. The living room is cozy and inviting. With all of your lovely treasures, such as your garland made from book pages, I’m wondering how you organize your decor items? I have so many vintage dishes and glasses, along with garlands and crafts and so on, that I’m always looking for new solutions.

  5. Joann thanks so much! I have a messy and not so pretty system in the basement for storing everything. I have lots of shelves, and I try to keep like things together in terms of glass, metal, wicker, enamelware, milk glass, on and on it goes. I also store seasonal stuff in large bins. And then I use some plastic drawers for a lot of the party supplies. I’m not that organized and it kind of drives my husband crazy, but it mostly works for me. 😉 Oh and the million pillows? My husband got tired of them being everywhere last spring, bought some clear garbage bags and hung them from the rafters in the basement. I guess that’s the life of a blogger, haha.

  6. Kim,
    Thanks so much. It was fun to do…accept that I got poison ivy finding some of the branches. Oh well. 😉

  7. Oh my gosh. THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. I love all your touches and you know I have a soft spot for neutrals. You totally outdid yourself, my dear friend!!!

  8. Shannon thanks so much, that means a lot coming form you. Thanks for always being such a kind and encouraging friend!

  9. What a great idea for a decorating theme in your dining area…I love everything about botany!! Your home looks so lovely and cozy Dannyelle! Happy fall to you!

  10. Oh my word! Every where you turn is another stunning vignette! I am in LOVE with all the eucalyptus… and antlers… and that adorable racoon print. Did I mention that macrame! It’s all so good!

  11. OH My Word! That raccoon print…ahhhh! Where in the world did you find that? Such an inspiring room. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog, but it won’t be the last!

  12. Love all the Fall pieces you added to your space! It’s all so elegant and there’s so much good stuff to take in. Beautifully arranged, Dannyelle!

  13. As always, a beautiful series of spaces! You tie them all together beautifully my friend! I love your wreaths and pops of colour.

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