Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Vignette

Chaos has erupted in my downstairs living areas...
Every flat surface (including parts of the floor) is covered with pumpkins, leaves, candles,and other junk decorating stuff.

Yes, you guessed it.....I am decorating for Fall! Or trying to, that is.

This is a first for me...decorating for Fall. That is not counting last years feeble attempt consisting out of 7 real little pumpkins lined up on my piano that spelled W E L C O M E written on there with a Sharpie!
All of this stuff I either already owned, and am repurposing, or are from Goodwill or the Dollar store.

The brass bowls are from Dollar Day at Savers , the pumpkins and white birds from Dollar Tree, and the brass candle sticks I've had forever....grabbed  from a friend who wanted to toss them. The "cloche" and birds will feature in another post.

      And here is the "After"

All the brass got the Oil Rubbed Bronze treatment, and of course I just had to jump on the "pumpkins on Candlesticks bandwagon".
Just look at my cute birdie on sale at Michaels, in its little Oil Rubbed Bronze nest...
The birdcage was an old Goodwill find placed on a candlestick. (What are those things called? I always feel like I'm using the wrong word)

My friend, Stacy gave me this little frame she put together. It says, "A Faithfull friend is finer still than all other treasures upon this earth". Isn't she sweet? You should go check her out.

The glass pumpkin was another Goodwill find.
Oh, and BTW, those are real porcupine quills from my sister's farm in South Africa.
What do you think?
I am still working on some other vignettes, so the chaos is continuing....Oyi!

As always, I thrive on your comments...

Joining these parties
Katie's Nesting Spot

                        The Diy Showoff 's Fall Feature Party


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite SpecialUndertheTableandDreaming
Hooked on Houses


  1. It all looks great Suzanne, my faithful friend : ) It goes well with your house too! I am hoping we get moved in time to decorate for fall...I love fall decor!

  2. A very nice looking table scape arrangement and done so inexpensively. Just love, The Dollar Tree. Do you ever shop there after the holidays and get really good buys? Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  3. You did an amazing job. You are very talented.
    Everything is so beautiful.

  4. Your arrangement looks very warm and definitely says fall. I've never been big in fall decor, either, so don't feel bad. :)

  5. Beautiful tablescape. I love the little pumpkins on the candlesticks and the little birdie.I hope to do some fall decorating when I get back home. It is still so warm here at the condo it doesn't feel like fall. Annette

  6. I'm sure glad I'm not the only one with a plethora of fall stuff all over the house still. Trying to redecorate for the holidays and stuff is everywhere!

    Enjoyed my visit....thanks for popping over to my place :)

  7. I think it all looks wonderful. I love the birdcage on the candlestick. Definitely looks like fall has been welcomed at your house.

  8. Everything is so lovely! The candle holders with the pumpkins on them are my favorite!

    P.S. I bought my Cricut off eBay, and I found one locally so I didn't have to pay shipping! I only paid about $130.

  9. sooooooooooooo cozy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I like it all! Nice job with the candlesticks, they look beautiful. Thanks for motivating me to start thinking about fall decorating. I usually miss the whole season 'cause I'm trying to catch up with summer stuff still!

  11. Such a great display!! I love it! Popping over from Bella Before & After :)

  12. Really pretty display for fall. I haven't even started yet. I feel so behind. It just still feels like summer here.

  13. I loved it all! It looks great the way you arranged it. Good job!

  14. it all looks so great! i was so mad my dollar store was out of their ceramic pumpkins. grr! love yours on the orb candle sticks! i think welcome spelled out is a great idea, lol!

  15. Very pretty display, I love that your sister's farm is represented. I like how you repurposed your finds but the personal touches like your quills and the print from your friend are what really make an arrangement special. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  16. What is this bronze rub stuff you were talking about that you put on your brass? I have a brass lamp I was gonna paint & some other stuff but that looks like it'd do the trick and might be easier. Love your table!!! But of course, I love all your stuff- you have such wonderful style! =)

  17. Those black candle sconces with the pumpkins on them are awesome...everything is looking very Fall festive and awesome!


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