Today I’m sharing some minimal fall touches in our galley kitchen! Come see how easy it is to transition from summer to fall with just a few simple changes.
Hey friends! Last week I shared our fall entryway, and I’m continuing the theme of very minimal fall touches but in our galley kitchen today! If you caught my post last week, you know that I’ve really scaled back on holiday decor over the years.
For me, less is more, and so much beauty can be found in the most simple things. We have a galley style kitchen, so the last thing I want is for it to feel cluttered or overly decorated.
I switched out my greenery to more subtle tones, and I incorporated a few faux pumpkins and gourds as well. I especially love the flowers in the basket above our fridge, the muted green leaves remind me of the trees outside our home.
One thing I love about this time of year is all the fresh produce from friends and family. My in laws have especially been providing us with an endless supply of spaghetti squash and zucchini, and I love to leave it all out on the counter and use if for breads and sides.
In the fall I am always baking something, so I like to leave extra room out on the counter for whatever comes out of the oven. One of my favorite things ever is welcoming my son home from school or waking the little ones up from their naps with some freshly baked treats. The smell in the house and the smile on their face just warms my mama heart!
When I took these photos, I had just finished baking a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies…oohhh my goodness they were so good. As soon as my oldest son Ethan saw them on the counter when he got home from school, he smiled from ear to ear. He gobbled it up pretty quickly while he did his homework!
These are the moments – silly things like cookies – that make me want to hang on to this season forever. My boys are growing so fast and sometimes it just blows my mind that Ethan is in school and baby Caleb is walking around.
I decided to write “celebrate the season” on my chalkboard for this very reason. It’s sloppy and messy and the perfectionist in me wants to erase it and make it prettier, but God has laid this so heavily on my heart these past few weeks that I wanted a daily reminder.
When the baby doesn’t nap or the kids are fighting or the laundry seems never ending, don’t complain Andrea. Cherish it. Cherish every single moment, even if it’s just making cookies with little fingers and working through first grade math.
Before I know it, my boys will be busy with sports and school and preparing for college, and I know that I will long for the days when a simple cookie and kiss from Mommy made their day.
I’m not sure how a kitchen post turned into all of this, ha! But that’s why my chalkboard says what it does. I also brought in some vintage art that I thought was so pretty for fall. The greens and browns remind me of autumn and I love that it ties in to my neutral decor.
Technically this little area is a part of my dining room, but it’s right off of our kitchen and I thought I’d share a peek. I love the contrast of this little gray dresser against the white cabinetry. I got the brass watering can for a dollar at a garage sale this summer! I love the warmth that the brass brings for fall.
Another new find in my kitchen is the horse above the window! I need to get a better picture of him for you all. Yes, it’s from the same antique shop that I found my little boy blue that I shared about last week! It’s also made from reclaimed wood and I love how it ties in to the beams.
I hope you enjoyed all the minimal fall touches in our galley kitchen today! I hope to be sharing that delicious cookie recipe with you very soon! 🙂