From the post-Early Fall Centerpiece and Vignette
From the post-Early Fall Centerpiece and Vignette
In thinking about fall tablescapes a round-up of ideas seems like the best way to gather
some inspiration for both myself and you.
First up is a lovely tablescape from Rhoda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl.
Jenn at Loveland Lodge created a charming fall tablescape.
Rita at Panoply created the prettiest cornucopia centerpiece for her fall tablescape.
Kim at Camp and Cottage Living shares her bright colorful casual fall tablescape.
Maryjo from master PIECES of my Life created a divine tablescape inspired by green apples.
Catherine from Smashing Plates Tablescapes created a colorful fall tablescape including oranges and blues.
Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home transitions her fall tablescape into an adorable one for Halloween.
Here is an informal tablescape I did for our abbreviated family Thanksgiving luncheon a couple of years ago.
Hope you find some Fall tablescape inspiration here today.
From the post Ideas for Simple Fall Touches Around the House
My breakfast area table was in desperate need of a seasonal update.
So I grabbed some odds and ends, a few vintage faves and a bunch of flowers to create a charming fall farmhouse table.
First, I layered on a buffalo check tablecloth and topped with a pizza board I’ve had for a while. Then I added the vintage canning jar rack I found here as the base of my farmhouse centerpiece. Daisies, my favorite flower, fill three clear mason jars (two pints and one quart) .
Do you know what much-beloved movie this quote is from? ” I love daisies. They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” The first person to leave the name of the movie in comments will get a little vintage token of my appreciation.
Burlap pumpkins from the dollar store and some small orange pumpkins
I picked up at Ross surround the mason jars in the canning rack.
Some small milk glass plates for a little snack, a small Meakin cream pitcher holding a few silver spreaders, an iron squirrel nutcracker,
a fall candle and the Pottery Barn Inspired Bead Strand Vase Filler complete the charming fall farmhouse table.
Now that’s how I create a charming fall farmhouse table.
You know I love a good Pottery Barn inspired project. I first saw Pottery Barn Bead Strand vase filler at the outlet a couple of months ago but even at outlet prices, it was a no go for me
. On the drive home, it occurred to me that I could make the bead strand very easily. So I did.
Here are my inspiration beads. The bead strand is no longer available from Pottery Barn online.
Off to Hobby Lobby I went and bought five bags of medium size light color wood beads.
I planned to string the beads on jute which I had on hand.
The jute is very stiff so the beads are very easy to string.
Once satisfied with the strand length I tied the ends of the jute together.
This bead strand is part of my emerging neutral fall decor
that I will share with you over the next couple of weeks.
Simple is the way to go when you are busy. So here are a few ideas for simple fall decor.
These ideas are quick and easy and done on the fly.
You probably remember this Renewed Thrift Store Find from a week or so ago. It was on the deck but the rain came back so I found it a home in the family room on the sofa table.
I used this tea cup and saucer in a photo shoot and just sat it down here. It looked good, so it stayed there.
Velvet pumpkins are my new fall love.
The iron squirrel nut cracker was also part of a photo shoot that stayed in place.
Pine cones are my go to decor for fall and winter. An ironstone tureen filled with various sizes of pine cones and a set of deer antlers is on the coffee table in the family room.
These three adorable pillows were $3.oo each at Target in the Dollar Spot. The throw is 100% cotton and soooooo soft. I found it at the Pottery Barn Outlet last year.
I bought a bag of these gourds at Walmart and spread them out around the house. Fancy I know. I still haven’t made it to the pumpkin patch.
The moss balls were already in this pedestal bowl on a shelf by the fireplace. The faux antlers are a greenish color that complements the moss balls.
In the foyer I used the Chinese bowl I found in TTT Week 55 Vintage Finds to display a few more velvet pumpkins. Then I filled the vintage trophy with feathers.
I’m still loving my Pottery Barn Inspired Pizza Board. The bowl of nuts and cinnamon sticks came in handy the other day during my grandson’s homework time. You probably guessed it was a math problem. We had to divide 18 nuts and cinnamon sticks into six bags. He got a kick out of it.
We are still enjoying the pizza board on my breakfast room table.
Some mums in a garden bucket usher in fall on the deck and
Mr. Googly my junky owl found a permanent home on the deck.
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I found an unusual metal piece in the thrift store kitchen section last week and the first thing I thought of was an owl’s face. Unfortunately, I forgot to make a photo before I began putting my junky owl together. It looks like a coffee pot strainer top except for the unusual shape.
The owl face went home with me that day and I started searching for other bits to make a junky owl.
My owl needed googly eyes and sink drain stoppers fit the bill. I didn’t have any extra stoppers so off to the Dollar Store I went. The stoppers led me to name my junky owl Mr. Googly.
A vintage stand grater became his body.
A bit of bending and shaping the vintage grater handle gave Mr. Googly some funky owl ears.
Short pieces of bendable wire became Mr. Googly’s claws.
The last step was adding a string of orange battery operated lights for those spooky nights.
A few metal bits and pieces, some glue, a vintage stand grater, and a string of battery operated lights come together to make one cool owl aptly named Mr. Googly.
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From the post Quick and Easy Demijohn Vignette
I haven’t done a Pottery Barn inspired project in a long time so it’s definitely time for one.
This project is going to be quick and easy.
When I found this wooden paddle board at the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall in TTT Week 51, my first thought was to make it into a French bread board …….
but then I saw this in the Pottery Barn catalog.
I couldn’t bring myself to sand all the painting off so I removed the artist’s name and date from the flip side which was quicker and easier.
Then I gave the paddle a light coat of stain. As a finishing touch I tied a 14 inch length of rope in the hole in the handle.
It can be used as a serving tray, the base of a centerpiece, or you can hang it on the wall. I love the way it turned out.
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From the post Autumn Thermos Vignette in the Kitchen
Love decorating with both expensive and thrifty goodies. I get the biggest kick out of seeing what I can do with my thrifty treasures. In these lean economic days I am definately leaning more toward the thrifty but every once in a while I like to splurge a bit. Thanks for dropping by and please follow me at pinterest.com/scbritt aka Sharon (The Blue Willow House) and like my page The Blue Willow House on Facebook. Read More…