The Autumn Cottage

I love the change of seasons, and the visual signs of autumn never fail to thrill me. Like these aspens across the street from our shop.

Of course, I especially enjoy fall when a cottage is involved. Would you agree that this photo is a delightful representation of a cottage in autumn? The location is Central Otago, New Zealand. How I wish we could see more of this cottage.
Rustic Cottage Roxburgh photo by Stephen Murphy:
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Here's a quaint Danish stone cottage in autumn.
Stone House in Fall photo by Peter Grostal:
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And a thatched roof Suffolk cottage.
Autumn in Suffolk photo by Zoe Rimmer:
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Thomas Hardy's cottage in England has a spectacular fall garden.
Thomas Hardy's Cottage 2005 photo by Fliss:
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The autumn ivy on this Yorkshire cottage is breathtaking.
Gardener's Cottage at Beningbrough Hall photo by Sebastian Crump: Some Rights Reserved

This Gothic cottage in England is amazing.

Gothic Cottage at Stourhead Photo by Ian Mclean:
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Love the pop of orange pumpkins against the dark brick and black door of this Ontario cottage.
Ontario Cottage #46 photo by Jen D:
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So many joyous colors to enjoy in the fall. And a great excuse to decorate our porches. (Do we really need an excuse?) Our cottage is currently being painted, so I have to put exterior fall decorating on hold. That doesn't keep me from seeking inspiration though. And you know I love to share what I find with you.

Like this cottage charm for the porch.
Mini Pumpkins photo by Marcia Cirillo:
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This is a lovely entrance. The door was made from redwood salvaged from an old wine vat. I really like the use of the barrel as a backdrop to the pumpkins and gourds. 

Autumn Light photo by Micheal Nerrie:
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Great use of this fabulous plant stand. The gold mums in the shabby terra cotta pots paired with the simplicity of the smallish pumpkins on the shelves creates a very appealing fall look.
Untitled Photo by Michael Brown:
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This arrangement is part of a farm stand and not a front porch, but imagine a smaller version of this at an entrance. Could be charming.
Picnic Rock Farm Stand photo by Karen Cardoza:
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Wreaths on a front door are so welcoming. This one is beautiful. I really like the pine cone with the fruit.
Fall Wreath, Explore #135, October 19, 2009 photo by John:
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Pears and apples definitely say "autumn".
Wreath of Fall photo by Rebekah Gervasi: Some Rights Reserved

A simple wreath of autumn leaves is very pretty.
Fall Wreath photo by dustinphillips:
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This bowl of fall treasures would make a nice centerpiece for a dining or coffee table.
Fall Vignette Bowl photo by Jane H:
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I am in love with these fall leaf luminaries. Anyone have a tutorial for these?
Fall Leaf Candles photo by Moche Fedor:
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Now here's a cute pumpkin made of canning rings. I love this. Kristin of Simply Klassic Home blog came up with the clever design. Kristin describes herself as "a thirty-something, single, adoptive mom of two preschoolers who loves to decorate, cook, and DIY." You can find her tutorial for the "junkin pumpkin" and other great DIY projects, recipes and helpful home tips at

Okay, so are you feeling the fall love here? I hope you are. And please, share links to your fall decorating ideas. I'd love to see them.



  1. The Stone and Gothic cottages are my favorites . . . Love the pumpkin made from canning rings . . . Happy autumn . . .

    1. Happy autumn to you, Lynne. I've been catching up on your latest posts. Love what you share.

  2. Hi Nancy, I am in Fall cottage heaven. Especiall love the stone ones and that ivy growing on the side is breathtaking. Love all of the Fall inspiration and the canning jar lid pumpkin is too cute!

    1. Hi Jann. I've just been catching up on your blog posts. So many pretty and fun things to see there. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hugs back.


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