Fall Comes to Hilltop Cottage. . .

 
Hello and welcome to the fabulous
Fall Porches and Patio Tour put together by sweet Amber, from
 
I feel that I share my porch often, so today I am sharing how fall came to Hilltop Cottage.

 


 
I'm very excited to be included in this tour.  I love sharing with so many other talented ladies! 
If you are hopping over from Carol's (Art and Sand), then I know that you have been well fed!  I love her style!
 
Links to all of the other participants can be found at the bottom of this post.
 

 
 We have had one of the hottest summers.  But just this week we  received more rainfall in three days than we had the entire summer.  Go figure!  :)
 
I had a great time adding subtle touches of fall to the outside décor of Hilltop Cottage.  I named my she shed, Hilltop Cottage because she sits atop a hill in our back yard.
 
 
Black Eyed Susan's tucked inside of watering cans brought a smile to my face!
 
 

 
How could they not?  They are such a happy flower!

 
 I have a fetish for pumpkins.  Love them any way, any size, and any color!

 
I tucked a few mini ones grown in our garden here and there on the round aqua table.  My friend, Amanda gifted me the
sunflower head.


 
Some ground covers have started springing up amongst the rocks.  I love the look and am leaving them.

 
I picked the yellow mum up at Costco.  The orange tool box was a thrift find last year.  It's perfect for holding pumpkins!


And of course, I had to play with it a little!

 

 
The ground covers are spilling over from the flower bed.  I think it helps to soften the gravel.
 
When the annuals I had planted in this wooden box started to die, I pulled them out and planted Marigold seeds.  Perfect for fall!
 
 
I picked up a bundle of scrap fabrics at a thrift shop for $6.  I decided to make a fall banner.
 
 

It's just a little extra something!
 
 
After making the banner I thought I'm make a wreath for the Dutch door.  My neighbor had a yard sale.  I decided to walk over and I snagged this wreath for $5.  I figured it worked well with the banner.

 
I love this cart that I got at an estate sale!  It's actually a
child's push toy. 

 
Hubby, our oldest son, and son in law built Hilltop for me.  Some of the grands helped as well.  It just makes me ever so happy!!


I caught this shot right as the sun was going down.

 
Here are a couple wide view shots.
There she is, up on the hill.
 


After I took these shots I finally found some cornstalks. 
 
They add the needed height.
 

 
I hope you enjoyed seeing how fall came to Hilltop Cottage!
 
I will be sharing how to make this silly scarecrow over on Deborah's blog (Salvage Sister & Mister) on Oct. 12th.

 
 
Now hop on over to Linda's (Itsy Bits and Pieces) for more wonderful fall inspiration!
 
 
hugs,
 
 
 
 
 

45 comments

Susie said...

Oh Jann, you have out done yourself. I would love to be seeing that cute sight everyday. I love it all !! The little banner is beyond cute. I just went to Linda and Carol's posts...I admire all you clever crafty ladies...and I have used your ideas before . You ladies are inspiring. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Hi jann Love it! Such a fun tour to visit! laura

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your hilltop cottage is adorable and you've made it so pretty for fall. Is that an old corn grinder on your table?

The Crowned Goat said...

There are so many fun Fall vignettes in your garden Jann! I can't get over all of our plants and flowers, they're really pretty. I know you must have a great time decorating for the seasons out here. It's fabulous. Happy Fall, CoCo

Michelle Meyer said...

Love all your outdoor fall vignettes. Just perfect! Happy touring!

Christy @ Our Southern Home said...

I am totally in love with your shed! It is just cottage perfection. I am showing it to my husband in that we've been joking that I need a pillow shed!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, I love it all. So many wonderful antiques and your cottage is amazing.

Decor To Adore said...

Jann, I am absolutely enchanted with HILLTOP!!! Your floral filled watering cans are so cute and clever. I cannot wait to see your sweet scarecrow tutorial.

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Jann, your Hilltop Cottage looks beautiful adorned for fall. You have so many vintage pretties! It is so fun touring with you! Happy Fall

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Totally enchanting Hilltop cottage. Love the water cans with flowers. You have created such a fun and inviting place. Your fall touches are so pretty. The corn stalks are a great addition.

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my, Jann! Your landscape and Hilltop Cottage are wonderful! Love the watering cans...and that scarecrow! Whimsical, beautiful place!

Botanic Bleu said...

Hi, Jann,
Everyone should have a fun she-shed to decorate all during the year. Yours looks like it has been in your garden for years instead of only a short time. It is integrated into the landscape nicely on the hill top and looks cheerful with your Fall decorations.

Happy Fall,

Judith

Art and Sand said...

I love Hilltop Cottage and the way you have decorated both around it and up the hill.

Can you show me a pic straight on of the watering cans hanging on the house? It looks like such a fun touch and I want to do something interesting on my house.

Rita C. said...

Ooh, Jann, I LOVE Hilltop COttage! She looks so festive for fall! Your vintage finds make me happy, as do your plants (my top two favorite hobbies). The orange tool box is absolutely perfect for the pumpkins, and the banner really looks cute. Love the shot where I can enjoy both the garden below and the hilltop cottage too. How lucky you are to have and be able to enjoy that space. It's glorious, especially with the sun casting its sunset glow. Thanks for dolling her up and sharing with us.

Cindy Richter said...

I bet if the rest of the world could see your yard and fall decorations they'd jump at the chance to come and take pictures there. Girl, you cold sell tickets! I love it. So fun and festive and I totally have a pumpkin fetish too. Next year I'm planting some - Woo Hoo!

Louca por porcelana said...

How charming and inspiring!Hugs!

The Painted Hinge said...

I love your little Hilltop Cottage all decked out for fall! I love all the pumpkins and flowers - especially the marigolds! Happy to be on this tour with you!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I love the gorgeous mums. The cottage is so charming!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh yes Jann, I did enjoy Fall at Hilltop Cottage! What an adorable she shed and your green grass and beds are beautiful and so green!! I always enjoy seeing your treasures and am inspired by your decorating style.
Thank you so much for checking in with me, you are so very kind, I really appreciate it! Yes, I am well just not blogging anymore. Kids are both in college now, working at a different Estate Sale company now, and hubby and I celebrated 24 years of marriage yesterday. :)
Thanks again for thinking of me! Sending hugs!
Gina

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love your HIlltop Cottage and all your fall deco looks so cute. I never would’ve thought to use a tool box like that but it does make a cute presentation! The banner looks so cute and festive! We had a moderate to severe draught this summer but lately we’ve gotten so much rain it’s crazy!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Gasping. For. Breath!!!!! I love Hilltop cottage decorated for fall! I always say we are kindred vintage junkin' spirits. I dream of having a she shed like this! I have a pumpkin fetish too. I won't spend $20 on a new pair of jeans but I will on an amazing heirloom pumpkin! Love the addition of the cornstalk. Be sure to tag all the flea market decorating magazines, this needs to be in next fall's issues! I can't wait to see how to make the scarecrow. I have been wanting one and yours is great! Thanks so much for joining the tour! Happy fall!

Kristin Lenz said...

I always love trips to Hilltop Cottage! You never disappoint! She is just the sweetest cottage ever! I love the places you tuck fall in! The pumpkins in the tool box, the black eyed susans, the marigolds... so marvelous! I love your bunting too, it added so much!! ~ Kristin www.whitearrowshome.com

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy Jann I love all the pictures. Such beautiful colors and decor. WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbee M said...

Jann, I love, love, love your she-shed and how adorably you have it decorated for fall. Magazine worthy! Pinned

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, your hilltop cottage is absolutely darling. I love your hanging watering cans best!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Jann. What a darling little place is Hilltop Cottage and such a perfect name. She is just adorable and you certainly have done her proud with all the autumn harvest around her. I do hope you continue to let the little ground cover grow into the gravel. So cute..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Debra said...

what a blessed gal you are to have your sweeties build Hilltop Cottage for you. It's just perfectly adorable, and I LOVE all your Fall plantings and garden goodies!

Kim said...

How gorgeous Hilltop Cottage looks, Jann, high up there on the hill. Fabric banners, wreaths, silly scarecrows, pumpkins and all those other fabulous pretties make for a fabulous place to spend a while. Love the photo with the sunbeams illuminating your happy cottage.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Hilltop Cottage is gorgeous in all its fall glory . Love all the different vignettes. The Black eyed Susan's are too pretty in the watering cans. I love pumpkins too. The sunflower head I is gorgeous, wish I was able to get my hands on one but not around here.

I also love Dutch doors, something about them makes me think os days gone by. So beautiful Jann.

Cindy

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

I'm back, had to stop back and mention the photo of the sun setting. Simply beautiful. This is a magical Cottage.

Cindy

Pam Richardson said...

Jann, Hilltop Cottage is perfectly dressed for fall. I love the banner that you made and of course, I also have a thing for pumpkins. I hope one day to have a she shed, yours is an inspiration!

Kippi O'Hern said...

This is the most wonderful spot to relax. I love green and every detail you have added to make this hill top haven wonderful.

Heather @Beauty For Ashes said...

I want a Hilltop Cottage!!! lol. What a beautiful sanctuary! I love all of the vintage pieces you added in. So happy to join you on this tour!

Lora Bloomquist said...

I want to come live at Hilltop cottage! It's just so idyllic sitting in your beautiful yard! What an absolutely fun place for your to decorate with all your amazing vintage treasures. The bunting is the cherry on top! Thanks for the adorable tour!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Jann, I love Hilltop Cottage! What an adorable name for your she shed and you have it all decked out perfectly for fall. I really love the way you have the Black-Eyed Susan's in your watering cans.

Gina said...

Jann, your she shed is so delightful that I want to move in there! Love your scarecrow. I am going to hop on over to see how to make one. Most of the ones I see in the store look too "corny". Love all your decor!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your Hilltop Cottage is all that my she-shed dreams are made of! I love every inch of it and I am so envious that you get to decorate her with each season. Fall is my favorite and you have done it up perfectly. LOVE the scarecrow!

Leslie said...

Love it. love it. Love it. love it!!!!

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
I absolutely love Hilltop Cottage!!
Your decorations are lovely!! I wish I had room in our back yard so I could have a charming cottage like yours...
Hugs,
Debbie

Chloe Crabtree said...

Your little Hilltop Cottage is so adorable, and you have decorated beautifully for Fall! How lucky you are to have this wonderful space to enjoy and to decorate for the holidays. The black eyed Susans are delightful in the watering cans!

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What I wanna know is are those pumpkins real or plastic? Because thats the most important thing.
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