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It’s Fall!

Hello, my sweet friends. I hope you’re excited about fall as we are around here. G has been trying to sneak out of the house every morning bundled up in the cold weather clothes we bought for back to school (in August!) Then, I when I pick him up in the afternoon, he’s dragging the jacket behind him and sweating like a racehorse. And, sure as I’m sitting here, when it finally does get cold we’ll arguing over the fact that adding a sweatshirt does not make shorts appropriate winter apparel . . . EVEN in South Carolina!

Anyway, here we sit patiently waiting for leaves to start changing into crisp shades of red and gold. How’s the weather where you are? Still frustratingly warm? Well, at least we can enjoy the last straggling summer flowers before the cooler weather sweeps them away.

As always, since today is the first day of the season, I’m sharing a collection of free digital wallpapers. If you’re new to White Tulips you can look back and download wallpapers and other printables from past seasons here!


Fall 2015 - Free Digital Wallpapers -White Tulip Designs


Don’t you just love sunflowers? This one comes from a painting that I did a while back from a photo that a friend’s young son had taken.


Along with this season’s wallpaper download, I’ve also included a Facebook cover pic as well!


Download your  Fall Wallpaper’s Here!

And, don’t forget your Facebook cover!

Linking up at Something to Talk About,




Simple Autumn Wreath

I hope you enjoyed last week’s Fall Home Tours. It was really exciting to be part of such a great group. The best part was coming up with quickie decor projects. Sometimes, when you’re photographing a room you can see holes in your design that you might not normally see. When I started putting the kitchen together I realized how empty the door looked and decided to whip up a quick wreath to tie everything together. Luckily, I had a wreath form on hand.

If you saw my home tour post you know that I promised to share how I put together the wreath. To be honest, the original wreath was whipped up much more quickly and much less permanently. But, I really liked the texture and look once we lived with it for a few days. So, I decided to pull it apart and make it more permanent for the tutorial.

As promised, here’s my warm and cozy simple autumn wreath.


Simple Fall Wreath - White Tulip Designs


Start with a Styrofoam wreath form, a long-sleeved sweater, and a strip of light-weight cotton fabric. You’ll also need some basic sewing supplies. Don’t worry, as long as you can sew on a button, you’ll be fine. 

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Cut the sleeves from the sweater, preferably along the shoulder seam. Then open the sleeve along the bottom, also along the seam. 


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Start at one end attaching the sleeve to you wreath form by “whip stitching” the seam back together. Don’t worry if it wiggles a bit we’re going to straighten it up before we hang it.

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One sleeve down, one to go! I did straighten the first one a bit before starting the next one, going in the opposite direction.


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Now that you’ve sewn both seems, straighten and align them so that they won’t show from the front. Use stick pins to hold everything in place and overlap the sleeves on either end.


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Using fabric that was left over from my checkered bunting (over the kitchen sink) I put together a bow that didn’t require any sewing. I didn’t want to cut up the fabric either so that worked out really well. The fabric was about 18 inches wide and 40 inches long.


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Laying the fabric out horizontally, I started by folding the top and bottom in on each other. Then I folded the left and right sides into the middle, tucking in the edges to make a wedge. This keeps the rough edges from showing when you tie everything together.


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Use a scrap piece of fabric to tie your bow in the center then use the “tails” to pin the bow to your wreath form.


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And now you have a quick and simple autumn wreath! Full disclosure, I’m thinking of taking of the bow and adding some flowers! I’ll let you know how it turns out!


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Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely afternoon!


Linking up at Met Monday,

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 10/08/2021 - 3:39 pm

LOL! I feel the same way. After I put together this and the up-cycled pumpkin project my hubby gets nervous about me rummaging in the closet.

Sandra Garth - 10/08/2021 - 1:37 pm

There won’t be old sweater that is safe in my house!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 10/01/2022 - 10:35 pm

Thank you Michelle!

Michelle James - 10/01/2022 - 10:09 pm

I LOVE this with the sweater. Super fun and easy too. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

2015 Fall Home Tour

2015 Fall Home Tour - White Tulip Designs

A few weeks ago I was invited, by Brenda with Cozy Little House, to participate in her 2015 Blogger Fall Home Tour! I’ve been super excited about joining in since this is my first home tour but also because this is a pretty amazing group of bloggers. If you’ve been following along, then you’ve seen the entries and their fantastic homes. I’ve been over-thinking the process of putting together a home tour since last spring and this is the perfect opportunity to jump in feet first.  (Don’t forget to download the free printable at the end of the tour!)

Let’s get things started:

 Fall Tour -DR - White Tulip Designs

 My Mother-in Law gave me this beautiful sewing cabinet a few years back and I love having it in this little corner to serve drinks from when we’re having a party.

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The sign works into my “pumpkin patch” display pretty well, don’t you think?


Fall Tour -White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour -White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour -White Tulip Designs

She’s such a ham! You wouldn’t believe how many pics I had to edit out because of a random tail or ears sneaking into the shot.  .  .  . Who me?


Fall Tour -White Tulip Designs 

Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs

The hydrangeas had fairly sad little blooms this year but a lot of them. I love being able to have flowers around  the house.


Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs

 You wouldn’t believe what I made this wreath out of, if I told you! Hmmm, I think I hear a tutorial coming!

Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs

Look who popped in to say hi! She loves watching me in the kitchen and most of the time she stays right there!


Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs 
Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs

Such happy coincidence that black works so well into my kitchen! When I start adding in the Halloween touches they will fit perfectly!


Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour - White Tulip Designs

 This little chair was the first piece of furniture I ever bought for myself. I paid $15 for it when I was 22 years old. It was a ratty mess when I got and my parents had it re-covered for my birthday that year.  I’ve been thinking about updating it soon but right now it fits so well into my fall decor!


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs

Love a gallery wall! Even a little one is fun to put together. I’ll be sharing the tutorial for this little leaf garland next week but the text print (lower left side) is your to download, free! Link is provided at the end of the tour.


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs

 I’ve been finally getting around to doing something with my reclaimed windows from earlier this summer! (Stay tuned for more window inspiration!)


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs


Fall Tour- White Tulip Designs printable

 Click here for printable download!

*Please note, this printable is provided for personal use only. Printable show was printed on a vintage book page. You can print on any paper you choose but the file itself is set up to print in black and white.

Next up in the tour is My Thrift Store Addiction!

Friday’s complete line-up:

House Honeys  - So Much Better With Age  - Chasing Quaintness

Karla’s Cottage - Northern Nesting

For a complete list of Home Tour Links see Tuesday’s post!


Links to the projects shown within the tour:


Linking up at Met Monday, Something to Talk About, Wow Us Wednesday,

Best of 2015 » White Tulip Designs - 01/01/2022 - 10:25 am

[…] 10. Home Tour […]

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/23/2015 - 8:26 am

Thanks Jess!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/23/2015 - 8:24 am

Thank you Julie!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/22/2015 - 6:52 pm

Thank you Rue! I’m glad you stopped by!

Jess - 09/22/2015 - 3:58 pm

Your home is gorgeous! 🙂

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie - 09/22/2015 - 2:20 pm

Hi Jennifer,
Wow what a beautiful house you have decorated for fall! I love the wreath on the black and white bunting too.
Thanks so much for joining and sharing your pretty home at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again.
Julie @ Julie’s Lifestyle

rue - 09/22/2015 - 2:14 pm

You have an absolutely darling home and yes, that chair is perfect for Fall. Great find!


Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/21/2015 - 9:40 am

Thank you so much Rhonda! I’m glad you stopped by!

Rhonda - 09/21/2015 - 9:06 am

Your home is both beautiful and beautifully decorated for fall! Very inspiring! 🙂 ~Rhonda

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/20/2015 - 11:31 am

Thank you ladies! See you tomorrow at the linkup!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/20/2015 - 10:41 am

Thank you! It was lovely meeting you! Your dining room is gorgeous!

Vicki and Jennifer Fenton - 09/20/2015 - 9:05 am

Jennifer - you r Fall home is lovely. We appreciate all of the special touches that you added to you r pretty home. Love the store about your “ratty” chair - so sweet. Cheers to a great day!

priscilla blain - 09/20/2015 - 8:43 am

Very pretty ! Love all your pumpkins and the sign!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/19/2015 - 11:37 pm

Thank you Gabriela!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/19/2015 - 11:18 pm

Thank you Linda!

Gabriela - 09/19/2015 - 2:51 pm

lovely how you decorated the house…that kitchen is gorgeous

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/19/2015 - 12:11 pm

Thank you Pam, I’m so glad to meet you!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 9:27 pm

Hi Cecilia, thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 9:19 pm

Thank you Jamie! I’m so glad you stopped by!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces - 09/18/2015 - 7:04 pm

Your home is so lovely! I love your dining room, and the sign is perfect with the pumpkins! Such a pretty kitchen, too! Thanks for sharing!

Pam @ House of Hawthornes - 09/18/2015 - 6:15 pm

I adore you printable download!!! Great idea! Your home looks lovely and very inviting for fall! Love that the kitchen is all set for Halloween colors!

[…] Honeys | So Much Better With Age | Chasing Quaintness | Karla’s Cottage Northern Nesting | White Tulip Designs | My Thrift Store […]

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 5:32 pm

Hi Jemma, thank you so much!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 5:31 pm

Thank you Benita!

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction - 09/18/2015 - 4:19 pm

Love your fall touches and your pretty kitchen! Blessings, Cecilia

Jamie - 09/18/2015 - 4:18 pm

Gorgeous home, Jennifer! I love your kitchen. LOVE it!
Hugs, Jamie

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Benita - 09/18/2015 - 3:43 pm

Jennifer, your home is gorgeous, especially that kitchen! I love it and look forward to the wreath tutorial! I have enjoyed getting to see everyone’s fall decor on these past few days!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 2:56 pm

Likewise! I have really enjoyed getting to know your blog and your sweet puppies.

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 2:49 pm

Thank you Martina!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 11:50 am

Thank you Stacey! I’m so glad you stopped by. You’re exactly right about cats. I think they’re just a bit more selective about their people, LOL!

It’s great to meet you, I’ll be hoping over to check our your blog today as well.

Brenda Kula-Pruitt - 09/18/2015 - 10:44 am

I absolutely LOVE your home! Especially your gorgeous farmhouse kitchen, complete with a posing kitty. (She poses like my dog Abi does. Manages to get in nearly every shot.) You have such a wonderful style, and I’m so glad you joined Tweak It so I could know you. I’ll be following along now!

Martina - 09/18/2015 - 10:17 am

So Pretty! Love the way you styled the white shelves with pumpkins and eucalyptus!

Jemma - 09/18/2015 - 10:04 am

Pretty Fall touches all throughout your home, and darling pumpkin patch display.

Have a lovely weekend,

[…] White Tulip Designs […]

Stacey Keeling - 09/18/2015 - 9:43 am

You have a wonderful home! I love seeing that your kitty keeps you company all around the house. Ours does the same thing and it’s funny to me that people think cats are so unsocial. The shelves and the sign in your kitchen are adorable. Pinning those.

Honestly, I’m not sure that I’ve ever landed on your blog. Glad to find you today.

Fall Home Tour Line-Up

Fall Home Tour Cover

A few weeks ago, Brenda, from Cozy Little House invited me to participate in her 2015 Blogger Fall Tour. I’ve never done a tour and I’m so excited to join in with such a great group!

Be sure to stop by and see what each day’s bloggers have to share:

Tuesday, Sept. 15:

Wednesday, Sept. 16:

Thursday, Sept. 17:
Friday, Sept. 18:

Check back everyday for updated links!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/18/2015 - 5:29 pm

I’m so glad you stopped by, glad I could help! Have a great weekend!

Carol Cook - 09/18/2015 - 11:59 am

I have been wanting to paint a cabinet in our living room, but struggling with a color choice. That blue dresser jumped right out at me and I know what color I am going to paint it - TODAY!

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Great Autumn Wreaths

After a little hiatus I’m so excited to tell you what I’ve been up to around here! To start with we’ve been planning our next major house project. Tearing down walls and building something wonderful is what I dream about. But, I’m not sure I’m quite ready for weeks of endless sheet-rock dust, bleck!

For now, I’ve been getting ready for a home tour this week (more on that later!) and busting out the fall decorations. It’s so strange to be putting out pumpkins, leaves, and other autumn inspiration when it’s still so darn warm outside.  Hopefully the weather outside will soon catch up to the decorations inside! I’ve never really decorated for fall before but I’m starting small and then I can add in the Halloween touches in a few weeks. Then, when I take away the Halloween, I can add in some Thanksgiving pieces. Well, that’s the plan at least.

Wreath Cover

What better way to welcome in the change of seasons that with a sweet new wreath1 I’ve rounded up a collection of my favorites. I’ve included DIY’s, as well as wreaths you can purchase! Enjoy!



Live Laugh Rowe          Garden TherapyUncommonDesigns   

  1-Live Laugh Rowe - Floral Moss     2-Garden Therapy - Fall Gourds      3-Uncommon Designs - Fabric & Felt

Practically Functional          The Wood Grain Cottage Cherished Bliss    

4-Practically Functional - Fall Monogram  5- The Wood Grain Cottage - Apple  6-Cherished Bliss - Boxwood

The Frugal Homemaker           Homemade By JillStamp Ink Diva

7-The Frugal Homemaker - Magnolia  8-Homemade By Jill - Glitter Leaves  9-Stamp Ink Diva - Paper Medallions

On Sutton Place           Redhead Can DecorateStyle Your Senses

10-On Sutton Place - Mini Pumpkins  11-Redhead Can Decorate - Silk   12-Style Your Senses - Wooden Frame

Country Prim         Recaptured CharmWilliam Sonoma

13-Country Prim - Berry  14-Recaptured Charm - Coffee Filter  15-Williams-Sonoma - Maple Leaf


I hope you enjoyed the collection of wreaths! Tomorrow starts the 2015 Blogger Fall Home Tour . . .


Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 09/16/2015 - 2:20 pm

Thank you Kim!!

Kim - 09/16/2015 - 12:28 pm

I need something fabulous on my front door to welcome fall ~ thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 It was sweet of you to pop by and check out my tour, I can’t wait to see yours!

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