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Guest Post with Erin from House of Turquoise!

Hi everyone! I’m Erin from the blog House of Turquoise and I’m honored to be guest blogging here today! Like so many people, autumn is my favorite time of year. There’s something so alluring about the magical process of leaves changing color and falling temperatures that beg for coziness! This guest bedroom designed by Fun House Furnishings & Design brings the feeling of fall indoors…and is super cozy!

From the whimsical print on the window and shams to the tree wallpaper, we’re definitely feeling fall here. The combination of orange and turquoise used throughout is striking, as is the great mix of patterns. I love the bold stripes!

I also love the idea of using twin beds in a guest room. The symmetry is appealing, but it’s also practical. The sitting area here is wonderful too. What guests wouldn’t want to relax in front of a fire, especially when it’s surrounded in such beautiful turquoise tile?!

To help make a place in your home a cozy retreat this fall, enter to win this gorgeous Pine Cone Hill Ring throw—valued at $115! Isn’t the texture amazing?! And of course you know I adore the color! To enter, just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite fall tradition. The contest runs from now until 11:50 p.m. EST on November 3, 2012. View the full details.

Congratulations to the winner, Lisa from Pennsylvania!


Thanks to Annie and Fresh American for the fun giveaway and for allowing me the opportunity to guest blog today! Come visit me anytime over at House of Turquoise!


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Denise streit November 1, 2012 at 8:47 am

My favorite fall tradition is burning spicy candles, lighting the fire, and cozying up under a warm throw with a mulled cider.

heather steinbeck November 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

Favorite fall tradition? Since it gets dark outside sooner in the evening, I have something warm to drink for my family when they walk in the door from work/school with a little something to snack on too (usually involving cinnamon somewhere), yummy fall smelling candles lit, and lots of blankets to cozy up in a chair to read or do their homework. 🙂

Debra November 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

Our favorite fall tradition is walking to the thanksgiving day football game and enjoying the morning together.

Sing November 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

I like the Edelweiss Black Zen Bed set.

Melissa from the Blue House November 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

My favorite fall tradition has to be Thanksgiving, of course. Ah, the food…. I can’t wait.

Mary November 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hi Erin!

Great to see you on Fresh American. Muted turquoise and autumn colors are amazing together, aren’t they? Also, love the stripes!

My favorite autumn tradition is the first lighting of the fireplace, which our family has always done on November 1st – today! I just love the smell of the burning logs and the special warmth and glow it gives our home.

Thanks for the guest post. See ya over at HoT!

Laura Trevey November 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

Hi Erin, how fun to see you guest posting on Fresh American!! I love that turquoise throw!! What a treat ~

Angela N November 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

My favorite fall tradition is taking my girls to the pumpkin patch/petting zoo. I love to watch their faces when they feed all the animals.

em November 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

Traditions have become so much more important, and exciting, now that I am a mom! Its hard to choose… i love everything about the fall. We love visiting the local corn maze, then buying pumpkins and bringing them home to decorate. this year, with a toddler, they were fingerpainted 🙂

Tracy G November 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

Autumn is my favorite time of year, from the first leaf casting a golden red hue, to the earthy hearth fires scenting the cool, crisp air – what a magnificent season! I can’t think of anything about Fall I don’t absolutely love – from harvesting the winter vegetables, canning and freezing foods I’ve grown and making teas from the herb garden. Our favorite tradition is homemade cinnamon rolls – it just wouldn’t be the weekends without them.

Karen Klaus November 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Favorite fall tradition is making and sharing Thanksgiving dinner with my family!

Cindy November 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

My favorite fall tradition would have to be the fall foods… my mother’s recipe for pumpkin pie, hearty soups, apple & cinnamon cobblers, hot cocoa… and all the warm wonderful aromas they bring.

annie November 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love carving pumpkins with my friends!

Karen November 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Crunching through piles of leaves – I am too old to roll in them as we did as children!

Stacy Murdock November 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I love going to pick apples with my kids and making apple cobbler!!!

WendyK November 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

My favorite fall tradition is planting new bulbs in my garden. It’s like planting presents for myself that I get to unwrap in the spring.

Thanks for the giveaway! I love that throw, and I love the turquoise and orange combos pictures.

Julia Swale November 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Our favorite fall tradition is gathering around our outdoor fireplace in the evening with friends or family,along with a glass of wine or hot cider and chatting in to the wee hours !!!

Kara November 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

My favorite fall tradition is when I visit my parent’s farm in Nebraska. Waking up early, putting a coat on over my pajamas and slippers, sitting on the porch with my coffee and enjoying a peaceful, crisp morning with my family!

Ashley November 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

We usually have to drive somewhere across the country for a hockey or lacrosse tournament in the fall, but it’s great to see the leaves changing everywhere.

Susan Gosman November 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Cooking! Soup, stews, chili, gumbo, getting hungry just writing this.

Pattie November 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Great to see you another of my favorite blogs. My fall favorite is lighting lots of candles in the evening. It make everything look and smell better.

Aryn November 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Fave fall tradition is that first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, and Thanksgiving with my family. This is my favorite time of year, my favorite color combo, best food time….I love fall!

Nancy Brown November 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Those turquoise lamps are gorgeous! These are my favorite colors, to use, when I knit, btw. My favorite fall tradition is to take walks in the evening, with my hubby, to whom I’ve been married for 30 years. Here in NE Florida, it’s too hot and humid to enjoy walking outside, until around the end of October. Now, we’ve started back up with the lovely strolls. We still hold hands, while we walk, too.

KAREN COGBURN November 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Fall tradition is going to the state park for a long walk & reveling in the colorful leaves.

Caitlin Dunnington November 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

My favorite fall tradition is trying to get my family to decide what cookies I should bake for everyone and then giving up and making dozens of chocolate chip cookies.

Andie S. November 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I love Halloween, so having our pumpkin carving party is my favorite fall tradition! Thanks 🙂

Jan Cole November 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

My favorite fall traditions are taking long scenic drives to view
the colorful leaves, and buying apples and baking apple crisp and
apple pie.

Lynn Walker November 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

We always try to go through a corn maze, even though our kids are all grown up now.

Stephanie November 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

My favorite fall tradition is going to my grandma and grandpas and using their old cider mill to press our apples and make apple cider then on cold winter nights we make a fire in the fireplace and have a hot drink with family an friends!

Betty November 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday it’s my favorite fall tradition too. Can’t wait!

Christy November 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

(I’m stalking you!) 🙂

That’s easy, its cleaning my house.

Usually in the Fall, I cleanse to get ready to hunker down for the Winter. It’s like Spring Cleaning (which I also do) but a bit more purposeful.

Melanie November 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I love your blog and just became a follower! My favorite fall tradition is going to the mountains to see the beautiful fall colors!

Laurie Cordeniz November 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

My family’s favorite tradition is sitting by the fire and playing board games.

Ann November 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Watching the leaves change colors and going apple picking up north.

Linda Rae Dixon November 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I love fall! The air is crisp, skies are blue, and the views are clear. After the long hot days of summer, I like that my days end sooner and I can return to my nice little nest with still a lot of day left. Out comes the soft chenille blankets and I curl up with a sweet little pooch next to me, as I ponder what a wonder life I have. I’d love to add a delicious
turquoise throw to my collection.

Sherry Mearns November 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Our favorite fall tradition is bringing the family together from far-away places for a brief time together. It makes you appreciate all the blessings that we sometimes take for granted.

Debbie Guess November 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

In the fall for about the last 10 years I always have a jar or bowl of candy corn and peanuts.

Sarah Y November 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My favorite fall tradition is FOOTBALL!

Sylvia T November 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Love the throw & the shams. My favorite fall tradition is looking for the first tree to change color– it’s usually the same one in our neighborhood of 30 years . My daughters named it Red Rover!

Cindy Cowles November 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I love Fall, too! Although, I now live in a Coastal location without a change of seasons, I do enjoy traveling to see the leaves change. My favorite fall tradition is eating or drinking anything with pumpkin flavor. From pumpkin pie to latte’s I love the flavor and smell of pumpkin.

Debra C November 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Cooking and baking a huge Thanksgiving Dinner.

Sarah Jessica Farber November 1, 2012 at 11:36 pm

My favorite fall tradition is mulled wine. One bottle red wine, one gallon of apple cider, two sticks of cinnamon. Simmer it up and enjoy. 🙂

Angie Lusk November 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

My favorite fall tradition is decorating the house for Autumn–and I always find a way to infuse turquoise into the mix! I actually think that turquoise is the new black–it can blend with Halloween colors of orange and black as well as Thanksgiving when paired with browns and mercury glass. Hope I can add the Pine Cone Hill cozy throw to the mix!

Sara P. November 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

I love going for a long hike with my family to see the leaves change colors!

Ashley Billings November 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

My favorite fall tradition is pouring a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee and decorating the mantle with my sisters. Something our mother did when we were very young but did not appreciate back then. If only she could see us now! Happy Fall!

VeronicaSh November 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

hm… my favorite fall tradition is to decorate house with pumpkins and maple leaves and go to the pumpkin patch with kids!

Lisa W. November 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I LOVE to take pictures during the fall. The tree’s, the leaves, the pumkings, the mums are beautiful. AND to make pumking cookies:)

Lisa Hagberg November 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

My favorite fall tradition is a cup of hot cider while sitting on the porch in the chill of the morning enjoying the color of the leaves. It’s do peaceful.

Megan November 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

In the fall, I love to bake anything with pumpkin and drink lots of pumpkin spice coffee!

Lanay November 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

My favorite fall tradition is a Saturday afternoon drive, sipping a caramel apple cider, and admiring all the colors of the trees.

Katie Van Liew November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

I saved this picture to my phone so I could use it as my wallpaper! Too cute.

Hillary November 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

My favorite fall tradition is drinking hot chocolate and walking around a quiet town after dark. I love the way the street lights light up the leaves and the air feels crisp and fresh. It’s fun to just take time and enjoy each others company and good conversation. And of course there’s always a lot of laughter. My favorite moment comes when my friend throws a handful of leaves in the air and we rush forward as they fall laughing. Those are days I will cherish forever.

Kate Finn November 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

My favorite fall tradition is the start of hockey! Go University of Denver!

cm November 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Favorite fall tradition? Going to the Keene, NH Pumpkin festival and taking pictures of all the pumpkins carved with cat motifs. Love of them this year! Of course, my favorite summer tradition is visiting the Berkshires, which means visiting the mecca of Pine Cone Hill headquarters.

debbie mcdaniel November 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I love all the beautiful furnitureand peices!! I would love to cuddle up with the throw 🙂

Sue Epling November 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I love to layer my Fall decor; extra pillows and throws on the sofas and beds, candles in containers full of pinecones and apples, rugs on carpets etc.

Emh Hoskins November 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

My fave fall tradition is taking my camera out into the woods when the trees have changed colors….spending a day, sometimes more, just trekking thru’ the woods, taking tons of pix, listening to my feet shuffling the leaves, and most of all, enjoying the gorgeous colors that are just not seen at any other time of year….

Dixie Crane November 4, 2012 at 1:26 am

My favorite Fall thing is to drive to a small mining town in the nearby mountains for homemade apple pine. You can stop in an apple orchard on the way and pick apples off the tree or buy juice & cider. The air is fresh & clean you can take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, see people in vintage attire & get in the spirit of the Holidays.

Marta Kolb November 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

Crisp cool days full of beautiful changing leaves. Really nice designs you have. Love the colors.


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