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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Farmhouse Holiday Series - Our Favorite Fall Recipe - Pumpkin Bread

We are so excited to be joining our host Kristen, from Ella Claire and so many of our other favorite bloggers as part of a Farmhouse Holiday Series this year. We hope that you will enjoy over the next couple of months as we share glimpses into our homes throughout the fall and the holiday season. We are starting this fun series off with our favorite fall recipe and some photos of our kitchen.

Although I have quite a few fall recipes that I love, my absolute favorite is my mom's pumpkin bread! I loved every fall growing up when it would start to get cool and she'd make it for us. We would pretty much devour it - haha! Lillie and Lola love helping me make it now and the last couple of years have enjoyed making it for some of our neighbors too!

*Major Leonard Keep*  

4 eggs 
3 cups sugar 
1 cup oil 
2 cups pumpkin (we use 1 15oz can although it's a little less than 2 cups)
3+1/3 cups flour 
2 tsp. baking soda 
1+1/2 tsp. salt 
*1 tsp. cinnamon (I use 3 tsps.) 
1 tsp. nutmeg 
2/3 cup water 

Beat eggs until light. Add sugar, oil, and pumpkin. Beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients with water to egg mixture. Bake in 4 small loaf pans at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes; or two regular sized loaf pans for 60-70 minutes. 

We found some of these adorable little mini baking dishes at HomeGoods and used them to make several mini loafs. They were so cute! 

And here they are all cooked and ready to be eaten. Which they were just a few minutes after I took these photos.

We don't usually do much in our kitchen for autumn except add a pumpkin or two and usually a few clipped branches from outside. I like keeping it simple and just adding natural touches of autumn here and there. 

That's it for our kitchen! Tomorrow we will be back with some images of some simple touches we added to our dining room and den:

And be sure to check out all these other amazing bloggers that are a part of this Holiday Farmhouse Series and head on over to see their favorite fall recipes:

Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse Fall Kitchen 2

Farmhouse Fall Kitchen 3

Source lists:


Cabinet Color- Winter Gates in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wall Color- Horizon in Eggshell by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Rug - Rug Studio 
All appliances are Whirlpool and were purchased at Lowe's during their Memorial Day Sale
Hood - Custom Built
Farmhouse Sink - Signature Hardware (similar size and style here
Faucet - Wayfair
Backsplash - basic white subway tile (same can be found here
Counters - Honed Carrara Marble
Hardware - Home Depot (think they were by Martha Stewart)
Faux Pumpkin - Homegoods
Cake Stand - EtuHome
Polka Dot Bowls - HomeGoods
Mini Baking Dishes - HomeGoods
Counter Height Stools - World Market
Mug Holder - World Market
Menu Chalkboard - Dear Lillie (no longer for sale) 
Pendants - Birch Lane
Circular Mirror - Painted Fox Home
Rolling Wooden Horse- HomeGoods
Metal Baskets Joss and Main
Canisters - wedding gift - Williams-Sonoma

Knife Set - Target
Marble Rolling Pin and Board - Sur La Table 
Table - Pier 1 years ago and has since been painted in Winter Gates by Benjamin Moore

Metal Chairs Arhuas
Oversized Chalkboard - made by me, you can read more about it here
Sideboard - made by me, you can read more about it here
Wooden Box - HomeGoods
Bottle Caddy - HomeGoods

Plaid Mixing Bowls - TargetBottles - Mineral Water from Fresh Market 
Crackle Bucket/Planter - Birch Lane
Antlers - World Market 
Striped Roman Shade in Window above Sink - made by me, you can read more about it here.

Little Deer Head - Dear Lillie Painted Fox Collection
Little Sheep Head - Dear Lillie Painted Fox Collection

Dining Room:

Wall Color - Dove White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell Finish
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Chandelier - Savvy in Williamsburg, but same one can be found here 
Beadboard Wallpaper - Allen and Roth from Lowe's
Faux Pumpkin - HomeGoods
Wreath - HomeGoods
Mini baking dishes - Homegoods
Artwork - Courage in Bloom from Deann Art
Wood Bookcase with Glass Doors - Wayfair
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Wingback Chairs - Birch Lane
Pillows - Birch Lane 
Tufted Bench - HomeGoods
Upholstered Side Chairs - World Market 
Upholstered Arm Chairs - Wold Market 
Side Chairs - Joss and Main 
Trophy Urn - The Arrow's Nest
Runner - Pottery Barn
Sideboard - Found at an antique shop in SC almost ten years ago, recently painted the same Mopboard Black as the doors
Lamps - HomeGoods
Mirror - Joss and Main
Draperies - Ikea
Curtain Rods - Lowe's
Blinds - Lowe's (have since been discontinued)
Clock - Savvy Home and Garden about 7 years ago
Wrapping Paper - HomeGoods
Ribbon - Michael's
Hobnail Detailed Water Goblets - O'Keefe Water Goblets from Birch Lane
Hobnail Detailed Glasses - O'Keefe Glasses from Birch Lane


Wall Color - Midsummer Night in Matte by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Plaid Pillow on Chairs - HomeGoods
Herringbone pillows with wood buttons on Chair - Downton Hunt Club Pillows from Heritage Lace
Ottoman - We Made It Using the Same Method as Here
Plaid Throw - HomeGoods
Candle Sticks - Antique shop years ago
Books Stacked Next to Chairs - Gifts from Family Members 
Mirror above Fireplace - passed down from family members
Wreath - HomeGoods
Grand Plaza Print - Arhaus
Gold Side Table - HomeGoods
Wood Side Table - Joss and Main
Books on Table - miscellaneous gifts
Trophy Urns - The Arrow's Nest (similar here)
Little Tiny Vase on Table  - Was a candle from Target that we now use as a vase
Lamp on Table - HomeGoods
Golfer - HomeGoods
Gold Frame - Gift 
Standing Lamp - Consignment Shop Find years ago
Rug - Joss and Main/Wayfair
Drapery Panels - Ritva Panels from IKEA
Frames on Gallery Wall - Michael's
Books on Shelves - Passed on down or gifted from family members
Large White Book - Blurb photo albums
Small White Books - Chatbook photo albums
Bag - Rust and Honey
Dog Bookends - Birch Lane
Airplane - Gift years ago (closest thing we can find is here)

I hope you all have an amazing rest of the week! 


  1. That pumpkin bread looks delicious in your awesome kitchen , which is always one of my favorites!!!!

  2. It is a tradition of mine to make pumpkin bread in the fall. I will be trying your recipe soon! And I have never been a big to decorate for autumn...but love the white pumpkins & simple style.

  3. Yum yum yum!!! Totally need to make this- and your kitchen- always so gorgeous!!

  4. Pumpkin bread? Yummy! I will definitely give it a go this autumn!


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  5. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. We used to love stopping to eat at The Major Leonard Keep restaurant on Route 12! My husband grew up in Bellows Falls.

  6. Jenni, everything is beautiful! I love this mini loaf pans and your kitchen is so warm and inviting. That bread looks delicious too!

  7. Sorry for the queston, but I´m not from thu USA. What does "two cups of pumpkin" mean? Do you mean the puree from boiled/baked pumpkin? Thanks for the answer.

  8. Beautiful home! Nice fall inspiration! Great giveaway- Thank You!

  9. Absolutely beautiful home. Adore your dining room chandelier.

  10. Your home is beautiful. I love how you added simple items to create a welcoming home. Thank you for the tour and sharing the pumpkin recipe.

  11. Those little baking dishes are darling! And I love the difference a few branches, apples, and pumpkins can make! So pretty!

  12. Where did you get those cute wooden measuring spoons? I didn't see them in your source list.

    1. Hi! You can find them here:


  13. Hi Dear Lillie, I loved pretty much this pumpkin bread recipe. There is nothing better than eating done-by-yourself bread at home, so I'm definitely giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!


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