If you have been following Hello Lovely for any time at all, you know I am not one of those decor bloggers who redecorates every 3 months. While mine is a creative spirit, I don’t have a heart for trends or changing things around too much. What I love is timeless and tranquil all year round with little need for reinvention or refreshing beyond a few linens and accessories. My Fall Kitchen & Main Sreet Market Rockford will (1) give you a few glimpses of the flavor of fall decor I favor: pastels with pops of warmth and (2) highlight some of my favorite moments at my favorite local open air market.
My Fall Kitchen
What changes happen to the kitchen in fall?
Simple oak branches from right outside the door come inside to hang out with a few gourds.
I bake homemade old fashioned sourdough bread all year, and there’s nothing like the aroma of cinnamon bread baking in the oven when the temperatures begin to drop outside, warm apple cider sounds delectable, and the cozy sweaters come out of storage.
I began collecting pottery from Rae Dunn many years ago before her rise to fame when I followed her wonderful blog – I love its wonky imperfectness.
Fall Plate & Easy DIY
I found this vintage, Ridgeway, scalloped edge plate at the thrift store the other day.
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The foam pumpkin is from Dollar Tree painted with a little BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter (EXACT Product HERE). I popped off the stem that came with it and replaced it with a silk rose (FIND HERE) I snipped from its stem and dipped in plaster mixed with water for a pancake batter consistency (FIND IT HERE).
Total cost: less than $2.
The pumpkins started out like this:
A Favorite Old Vase
Not that foam ones can ever compete with nature. I bought the very old jar with the best aqua color at Nellie’s Barn Sale years ago when the sale was held in the organizer’s backyard which just happens to be a stone’s throw from my own home.
My little pumpkins on the kitchen’s window seat. The chenille throw and almost all the pillows in here are vintage RH.
That Vintage Steel Cart
I shared with you the story of my still relatively “new” old wabi sabi work table RIGHT HERE, and we still love it! It gets so much use, and it is one of my favorite finds for this home.
The color of this pale blue grey gourd is so perfect, and I love how my blog pal paints her pumpkins to her liking.
A round farmhouse style table similar to ours is right here.
I usually reach for great big simple glass vases, but wouldn’t these be adorable with a little branch in each?
I picked up my Magnolia Home (Joanna Gaines) candle at the famed Magnolia Market in Waco (read about my trip HERE), but you can score your own candle with the click of a mouse RIGHT HERE.
Our kitchen countertops are Viatera quartz in a color called MINUET…one of my most popular posts EVER is the one where I walk you through how to choose the perfect color of white quartz for your kitchen.
My Kind of Natural Fall Color Palette
We Interrupt This Post For A Fickle Fur Baby Who Lives With the Blogger’s Hippie Son in Colorado
Main Street Market Rockford
Every fall and spring in Rockford, IL, swarms of farmhouse style fans gather from around the country for a fabulous open market specializing in country farmhouse finds – with vintage, handmade, and new in the mix. The sale features 150 wonderful vendors and is the brainchild of Urban Farmgirl.
This video is so worth your time and truly captures the market’s spirit. You’ll even spot some weathered green shutters that I ended up buying later in the day! Ha! You’ll also be introduced to my favorite vendor at this fall’s market: Evelyn’s Acre (keep reading to see why!).
I always attend this market, and even with the crowds, I fortuitously bump into the Urban Farmgirl herself and sneak in little interviews. This year, she told me I need to check out Urban Farmgirl’s new local warehouse (well new to me anyway) so I intend to! If ever you find yourself near Rockford, make sure to pop into her shop: 2202 Rural Street.
My Favorite Vendor at Main Street Market: Evelyn’s Acre
Oh, guys. This young couple and their camper blooming with smiles and fresh bouquet ingredients was beyond adorable. The baby was due the day of the market!
They travel all over locally with this concept of building your own bouquet – it’s a simple yet widely popular invitation. They grow some of the flowers, and I asked if they had big dreams to be farmers and grow lots more blooms…why, YES, yes they do! Lately I have found myself interviewing a variety of sellers of fresh flowers, and they are all extremely happy people…coincidence?
Find your own galvanized farmhouse style vases HERE.
Should you have an extra vintage camper lying around that you wish to donate to this blog, hook a sister up…can’t you see Hello Lovely on the side of one?
Also, wouldn’t this be an incredible idea for a wonderful party, bridesmaid luncheon, or fundraiser?
Main Street Market Rockford is Held at Midway Village Museum
The location could not be more perfect – Midway Village Museum where you can travel back to a simpler time…
Heading to the Fleamarket – Maybe You Need These!
Gotta Love Vendors With Campers
You Never Know What You Might Find
The live music was incredible this time around, and the food smelled amazing (can’t wait to be able to eat normally again!).
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Peace to you right where you are.
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