Touches of fall accent the porch and great room of our restored dairy barn in the village of Groveland, IL. This season we have also decorated the Old Towne Grove Wedding Chapel and Garden Grove Chapel on the property. Autumn brides are surrounded by pumpkins, bales, harvest wreaths and fruiting crabapple trees.
In the great room kitchen, the pump on the dry sink is surrounded by pumpkins, corn and an orange sage scented candle. Even the coffee table sports a large pumpkin in a wreath of leaves and copper ribbon
A BRIGHT DOOR WREATH, PLUMP HARVEST PILLOWS ON THE PORCH SWING, PUMPKINS AND CORN STALKS ON THE FRONT PORCH SAY “WELCOME AUTUMN.” THE SLATE WELCOME SIGN BESIDE THE DOOR ECHOES THAT SENTIMENT.
ABOVE: BIRCH BARK BASKET WITH AUTUMN BIRD NEST ON THE KITCHEN NOOK ROUND OAK TABLE. BELOW: LARGE CAST IRON PARLOR STOVE WITH BIRCH TWIGS, MINIATURE DEER AND MINI PUMPKIN. OIL LAMPS ARE POSITIONED THROUGHOUT THE FLOOR FOR ATMOSPHERIC LIGHT.
ABOVE: THE DINING ROOM TABLE IS SET FOR A HARVEST DINNER. BELOW: THE BUFFET ANNOUNCES “ETHEREAL AUTUMN” ON A MINI SLATE. THE VINTAGE MOOSE PLATTER IS THE CENTERPIECE.
BELOW: THE VINTAGE PRINT “PILGRIMS GOING TO CHURCH” IN ANTIQUE OAK FRAME IS FROM A ONE-ROOM SCHOOL. IT IS APPROPRIATELY FRAMED IN AN AUTUMN GARLAND FOR OCTOBER AND THANKSGIVING.
BELOW: A LAVISH HARVEST WREATH WITH FRUIT, FLOWERS, AND PUMPKINS GREETS VISITORS IN THE FOYER.
Living in a restored dairy barn is a cross between traditional farmhouse and rustic cabin decorating. After dismantling three older barns in Tazewell County, we used the salvaged barn board to turn a hay barn with side lofts into three upper floors. The lower level stable became my 1910 kitchen and workshops. Welcome to the Farm Grove barn.
HAPPY AUTUMN. EXPERIENCE EVERY SIGHT, SCENT, AND SOUND.
FROM THE FARM GROVE BARN,