Paula’s Home – Diamonds or Pearls Fall Decor Tour

Happy Fall Everyone! My name is Paula Nicholson. I was beyond thrilled when the ladies from the Diamonds or Pearls Blog asked me to participate in their first fall home tour.  How exciting!  Their aunt Judy, who they are honoring with this fall tour, was one of my dearest childhood friends.  I remember how we used to go on shopping excursions in hopes of finding beautiful pumpkins, flavored pumpkin coffees, and all the things that pertained to the gorgeous hues of fall. Please come inside to my midwest Missouri home to take a peek of what the brisk fall season visually means to me.


I am always on the lookout for beautiful front door wreaths that say “welcome”.

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Baking is a love of mine, so as the season starts turning cooler, my desire to fill our home with the aroma of fresh baked goodies drastically increases.

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I will admit that my husband is the cook in our family, but when it comes to the details of setting the table, my heart starts swooning at the opportunity to create an inviting tablescape.  I chose to decorate with traditional pumpkins, a Pottery Barn hurricane candleholder, and beautiful fall foliage.




Our living room is on the less is more scale at the moment.  I love the creamy white pumpkins against all the dark rich color that envelopes this space.




You have to add a touch of fall in even the smallest of spaces. This is our cozy little guest room.  I found the bed at a local antique store, then had it painted by our community sheltered workshop. They did a wonderful job.  Of course, adding the layers of bedding was the fun part.



My husband and I love our back deck.  It is our favorite quiet place to sit, talk, and drink coffee. I always plant a few mums in pots to welcome in the season.

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My hope is that you enjoyed seeing a small glimpse of autumn in our home and that all of you have a wonderful fall season!  Next on the tour is Kristen’s Colorado home, be sure to check it out on Monday.

Love, Paula

2016 Diamonds or Pearls Home Tour

Keli’s Home

Linda’s Home

Michelle’s Home


    • Wow what a compliment coming from such a classy lady! I appreciate it Shirley and I hope you are doing well!

  1. Paula,
    Your home is beautiful! I see similarities of the way Judy decorated in your home. Happy Fall!
    Jill Clemons

    • Jill I sure do miss Judy but she left me some beautiful people to always remember her by. Linda and her daughters are true treasures. Thank you for stopping by!

    • How kind of you to say Donna! I have had those plates for years and I just keep using them & using them! They remind me of the rich colors of fall. Hope you have a wonderful autumn season!

    • Thanks Mary! I appreciate you taking a look. I see a lot of your family pictures on Facebook and they are all so sweet! Happy Fall!

  2. The pictures and descriptions are stunning. Mom, you have so many raw and natural talents you need to be sharing. So proud! 🙂

    • You are a sweetheart Sue Grounds! Thanks for taking a look. This was a new experience and I loved it!

  3. Wow! How beautiful and inspiring! I adore all the pumpkins, and oh my! Those white plates– how gorgeous. So eye catching!

    • The creamware plates are a favorite of mine Natasha! I have been collecting for years. Thanks for taking a peep. Happy Fall to you!

    • You have no idea how much I miss the two of you! Love you guys and I know without a doubt that your home is gorgeous right about now because you are one talented lady!!!

    • You are one of the kindest people I know! Thank you and thank you for being such a wonderful friend to my “Tammy”!

    • Can not believe you are all grown up with a beautiful family of your own. Thank you for the lovely comment and thank you for following me on Pinterest. Best inspiration ever!!!

  4. Gorgeous home. I love that the girls are doing the fall home tours in honor of their Aunt Judy. I loved her and think about her often.

    • I was thrilled when the girls asked me to be part of their fall home tour. Even more so because it was honoring Judy! She would have loved doing this herself & what style she had … Thank you!

  5. Hello Paula. This is Sandy, Allen’s cousin. Your home, your fall decor, your photography,and your captions are as lovely and professional as anything I have seen in any magazine. Great job!

    • Hi Sandy! Thanks for leaving such a gracious comment. You leave me speechless and I truly appreciate every word. I have always loved decor and this was a great opportunity to do something in memory of a truly dear friend of mine who was taken way too soon.

    • The photography has a long, long way to go but I loved working at it. Thank you so much for the vote of confidence!

  6. Paula, I certainly enjoyed your tour!! Love all of your special little touches! The colors of fall only enhance your beautiful decor.

    • Thanks Gail! I absolutely loved doing this for Judy’s nieces. They are very talented young ladies! I hope only the best for the new blog adventure!

    • I would love to see your home sometime Sherrie! I always admire how pretty it is from a distance! Thanks for taking a look at mine.

    • Kerri you always have been the sweetest! I can only imagine what a good teacher you are in the classroom. Thank you so much for stopping in to look at this blog. These ladies are quite a bundle of talent and I loved doing this for them!

    • I truly received a huge blessing when I stepped into the office of your sister and brother-in-law! Not only do I have a great job, wonderful friendships with my co-workers but I get the family friends to go with it! Thanks so much for looking at the tour!

  7. Paula, your house is beautiful. Your talent of decorating is amazing. I feel fall in every photo and it makes me warm all over.

    • The pleasure was all mine Kerry! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. This was such a fun project to do in honor of Judy!!!

  8. Paula your home is beautiful! Besides Winter, this is my favorite time of the year. You have inspired me to get set for Autumn. The spirit of Judy lives on through her Family and Friends.

    • I am so happy to hear that I inspired you because I have people who do that for me! I feel Judy’s presence in lots of beautiful things. She was one classy lady that is for sure!

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