Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Décor!

I haven’t decorated for Halloween for quite a few years!  This year, I was so inspired by the Halloween issue of Celebrate magazine that I decided to do a few areas.
In the foyer, I used some glass containers to display a skull and a raven, both were purchased from the Dollar Tree.
Spooky!…without being too scary!
I love the way the candle wax dripped down the bottle!  This was from the Hurricane Isaac tablescape!
On the the office!  I decorated the top of the balustrade table with some spooky touches as well!
A few old pictures of relatives….
Eek!  Now that’s scary!  LOL!  I purchased these plastic pictures from the Dollar Tree.  They originally had plastic frames that were all made into one piece but I cut out the frame and put the pictures in some frames I had around the house.  Isn’t it cool?  There were also some that you could print from the Celebrate site but after I saw these for a dollar apiece I didn’t worry about printing my own.
Ohhh, there’s some ghostly writing going on here!
Spider webs and spiders complete the spooky look!
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More Dishes!




Okay, I know I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore dishes but I just couldn’t help myself!  We were at the auction and they were selling the box deals and I saw these dishes but I restrained myself.  Then, after no one bided on them, they were just sitting there looking so pretty!  After the outside bidding was over, I approached the lady taking care of the tickets and told her that I wanted them for $3!




They aren’t expensive dishes but they are pretty dishes!  The bee caught my eye first then I noticed the dragonflies and butterflies.




There’s even a lady bug on the stem of the flower.




Even the cup and saucers are nicely detailed.  Then the next day, I went to a yard sale benefitting the animal shelter.




And that’s were I found these!  Seven dessert plates for $2!




I love the pink and brown!  Who could resist chocolate?




I know these are just your basic dishes. But for $4, still in the box, I just couldn’t pass them by!  They are a deep red in color and I have already used them in a couple of tablescapes such as this one and the Harvest table.  I’ve also found that I use basic dishes in tablescapes more than the prettier decorative ones.




They matched my vintage tablecloth perfectly!  I am having visions of tablescapes in my head!


Total amount spend (on dishes!!) $9!  Not bad, huh?


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Sideboard




It’s Fall, Ya’ll!  Yes, I’m joining the party over at Thrifty Décor Chick.  Today Sarah is sharing easy Fall décor and my sideboard falls right into that category!




For the main centerpiece, I used a Fall wreath, placing it in the center of the sideboard.  I inserted my Pottery Barn inspired pedestal holder and set a pumpkin soup tureen on top.




I completed the look by inserting a few pieces of burlap ribbon.




Am I the only one that has problems with getting candles to stay straight?




I found this cute salt and pepper set earlier this year at JCP on clearance.




I love the Pilgrims!  I found them a few years ago at Hobby Lobby.  It’s a little change from just the traditional pumpkin décor.  I used a little burlap ribbon around each of the lamps.






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PB Inspired Sofa Table

Today I’m joining in with the Copy Cat party going on at Debbie Doos.  My inspiration came from this picture from Pottery Barn.
I used one of the old jugs from the barn and inserted some Fall leaf stems.
The owl was a recent purchase from Goodwill that I spray painted white.
I must admit that I am not satisfied with the silver/mercury pumpkins.  I picked the pumpkins up from the Dollar Tree and planned on following a tutorial that I found on making mercury glass.  After I returned home, I realized there was absolutely no brown paint to be found and since I don’t live close to a store I couldn’t finish them.
The wooden stand for the orange pumpkin is actually a stand that my husband built about 14 years ago for the apple core/slicer!
The “Welcome Fall” pumpkin was purchased from Hobby Lobby several years ago.
So, this is my copy cat….on a budget!  I spent a total of $6 since I was able to use mostly what I had at home.  The price will ago up a little because I do plan on buying that brown paint when I go back into town!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Harvest Table





I really wish it would cool off!  I know I should just be thankful that it’s not 95 degrees instead of only 90!  I’m just going to continue decorating the inside of the house for Fall and pretend that it feels like Fall outside!


I used several different things to pull together this centerpiece.  To the right is a small apple basket tilted on it’s side and to the left, a pot of faux mums. 




For the center, I used this old wine barrel that I got a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $10!  I have no ideal what I’m going to do it but just couldn’t pass up the rustic charm of it.  Scattered fruit pulls it all together.




I used the iron birds that I used in the Modern Tarnish tablescape a few weeks ago.




I used two tablecloths, the bottom is taupe and matches the napkins, the top is a rusty red orange.




I really layered the dishes this week!  I pulled all the colors from the centerpiece….green of the pears, red of the apples, yellows of the mums, white of the pumpkin.  The rattan chargers add to more rustic touch!






The leaf glasses were a recent purchase from the Dollar Tree.  By inserting the taupe napkin, it highlighted the design of the glass.




The little leaf votive cups were purchased from the Dollar Store years ago.  The green serving pieces were purchased on clearance a few years ago from Hobby Lobby.




A few scattering of leaves fill in the empty spaces.




TIP OF THE DAY:  Heavy Cream Substitute – Last night, I was making Paula Deen’s Chicken Pot Pie, which is delicious by the way!  My children actually fight over it!  Anyway, it called for 4 cups of heavy cream and I was out!  So I went online and goggled it.  This is what I found from Frugal Living


Need heavy cream for a recipe? Use this cheap and easy stand-in, and you won't have to buy any:

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter

1. Melt the butter.

2. Pour it into the milk, and stir.

3. Use in place of one cup of heavy cream.

Note: This substitute while not whip.

Tip: If you use low-fat milk, add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to thicken.

It worked like a charm!!!  My daughter was overjoyed!  This is her favorite dish!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Mantel

Here’s one area that I finished decorating for Fall….I think….maybe!  Oh, you know how it is!  This is already my third time doing it…so it may get changed again!
On each end, urns hold an Autumn floral bush consisting of leaves, acorns and a few feathers!!  Tall wheat grass was inserted in the middle to add some height.
For the holiday season, I replaced my beach painting for a mirror. A matching garland is draped down the center with a few shiny votive cups and sprays tucked in.
In the center, is a white ceramic turkey that adds a pop of color.
Balancing out the other end is a matching urn.  I really love the feathers!
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vintage Wheelbarrow

Look what I found just in time for Fall!!  A vintage wooden wheelbarrow!  Two weeks ago, Hunter and I went to a yard sale that was raising money for an animal shelter.  It was held at my hairdresser’s shop and I had always admired this wheelbarrow.  I saw that is was sitting in the yard with the other items for sale but I assumed it was being used to display item.  Before I finished shopping, I thought well I’ll just check and see.  And it was for sale!!  My hairdresser had donated it!  I immediately said I want it!!!
I’m not going to say how much I paid for it but I got a super great deal!  My hairdresser said she didn’t want to know how much they sold it for because she originally paid over $300 for it.  So, just in case she reads this post, I’ll leave out the exact price!
Some of the wood is getting brittle so I will be keeping it on the porch, out of the weather.  Once it does need some work, my husband is very good at restoring old items like this.  In the past, he has restored an old horse drawn wagon, a double swing glider, and entry gates to a plantation home.
I haven’t decorated outside for Fall yet since we’ve been so busy having a yard sale but I wanted to dress it up a little!  I used some faux flowers and fruit.
In the upper left hand corner of this picture you can see Hunter’s latest project, a 1967 Ford Mustang!  My Dad traded it for some mechanic work and he and Hunter are going to restore it!
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