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Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.  ~Hebrews 13:2

There’s been lots of talk of fall here on ASD.  We’ve had a blog makeover, a contest, and even some fall recipes!  But I haven’t had the chance to offer you some true hospitality by having you over for a cup of cider or coffee, maybe some pumpkin pie, or just some time on the porch.  So I thought I would take this week to invite you into my home and share a little more fall.

One of the biggest fall traditions, and one I enjoy the most, is decking out the porch with mums, cornstalks, pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales, and even cotton.  This year, I thought I would incorporate a little magnolia into my fall porch.  As a southern girl, magnolia is just the thing for every season.

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I needed a cozy spot for reading on those crisp days when it is just too nice to be indoors.  I guess I’m not the only one who thinks it’s the place to be.

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We also have to have a place to chat… and to hang the Texas star.

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Now it’s time to come in off the porch.  Welcome to my entry way; make yourself at home!

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Next is the living room.  This is one of my favorite rooms!  We could sit and talk for a while or cozy up to the fire if it was cold enough.

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I found an old picture at an antique store I’ve been hanging around.  The owner gets new truckloads of goodies every week.  And if I don’t get in there fast enough, dealers come in and snatch up those things I’ve been eyeing.  Learned that lesson the hard way… twice…  But on my recent trip, I found this sweet little framed landscape.  It is done in brown and golds and is more faded than not.  But once I saw it, I knew that it would make the perfect ‘tray’ for my fall coffee table.  And for $3.00?  …Well, I just couldn’t take the chance of someone else snatching it up.

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And this jug?  Also at the same antique store.  Also $3.00.  Gosh, I love that place.  The jug had to be cleaned up quite a bit.  But it was absolutely worth it.  Now you can see the little tint of green in the glass.

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Let’s move on into the heart of any home, the kitchen!  With all of the cooking that goes on, this room is definitely the warmest in the house, and it’s also where everyone ends up.  Whether it’s homework time or just hanging out, the kitchen is where it’s at.

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Check out these little pumpkin salt and pepper shakers.  Quite possibly the cutest pumpkins ever.

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Apples are always a festive fall addition even though they get eaten as soon as I put them out.  As a matter of fact, I had to tell every single family member at least once to get their hands off my apples until I could take this picture.  I, on the other hand, kept sneaking that candy corn.

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The last spot I have to show you is my breakfast table.  If you were here, we could sit and eat some of that pie I mentioned earlier.  But I guess we’ll have to settle for talking about this centerpiece.  I don’t know what kind of pumpkins these are.  Their sign said “heirloom.”  Whatever their kind, they are my favorites!  And the box?  You guessed it.  My favorite antique store.

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Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the Southern Discourse home tour.  Here are a couple of other home tours that I found inspiring.  Maybe you will like them too.  Happy fall!

Stonegable Fall Home Tour (This is one of my favorite design blogs.  One look and you’ll be hooked too.)

Our Southern Home Simple Touches Fall Home Tour

City Farmhouse Rustic Fall Front Porch (I’ll be seeing these guys today in Franklin!)

giftbasketDon’t forget that our contest ends today (10/17)!  If you haven’t subscribed to A Southern Discourse, now is the time so that you can be entered to win our October gift basket.  Once you’ve subscribed, make sure you use the comment section below to share your favorite thing about fall!  Our winner will be announced tomorrow, and I can’t wait!