Even though I don’t have all my furniture and stuff here yet, I have done a bit of fall decorating around the house. Not a lot and there certainly won’t be a fall “home tour.” But I thought I’d share the few things I have done.
First, the fireplace. Just a floral arrangement of little pumpkin-looking things on stems and fall silk, spray, flower things. I have no idea what to call either of these. They were bought at Michael’s.
Just so you know, I am no flower arranger. Not a talent of mine. At all. I basically drop them in the container and hope for the best. I’ll tweak a little but arrange? Nope. Not happening. The harder I try, the worse it gets.
And back up for a more complete, albeit crooked, view. Photography is not one of my talents, either.
The vase is a large, wooden vase-like thing I bought at an estate sale many years ago. I remember having to pay $20 for it on half price day. It was a tough decision but I really liked it. I’ve considered selling it, but for some reason, I’m still drawn to it and it stays. I think when my daughter inherits it, it will be one of the first things sold. LOL
Lessee….. next up, the bust with the garland around her shoulders:
You know how those garlands are stiff and curled into a circle when you buy them? And how hard they are to straighten out? Well, I didn’t. Straighten it out, I mean. I just plopped it on her as is. Tried, semi-successfully, to hide the loop end behind her head. Still, I kinda like it.
Next? A stack of white ironstone butter pats under a cloche. Again, I used a fall, berry garland around the base.
Here we have some dried flowers. I don’t know what they are or where I got them, but they’ve been around for several years. I put them in a gutter guard that I had curled the legs down.
Next, some squirrels:
There are a few more on top of the books to the right.
And finally, some yellow, fuzzy ball things I bought at Hobby Lobby. What are these supposed to be?? The moment I saw them in the store – and you know how that stuff is displayed, a hundred bunches all together making you want ’em – I knew they were meant to go in the green, ice cream bucket. I was right. I just dropped 4 bunches in (could’a used more for the best look but that gets expensive) and tried to even them out.
The yellow stool is a train step stool used to help people step up to the train. I had thought about selling it years ago, but when I learned what it was, it became mine. Mine, all mine, I tell you! But even if it were just a yellow stool, I’m glad I kept it. I really like it.
There are a couple more things I forgot to get pictures of. It’s time to get Halloween decorations out, so maybe they’ll be included with that.
Pins are always welcomed!
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