Sunday, 2 October 2011

Happy October!

To bring in the new month, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of some of the fall/autumn decorating that has been happening around the house here. With Thanksgiving less than a week away (Yes, one week - I'm Canadian) I thought I better spruce up the house. I'd be lying if I gave you the idea that I just did some of this just this weekend. It's been going on for a little while now. However, I haven't had the time to post and my camera was not cooperating every time I tried to download these photos. So anyway, here it is...


These are the wreath's I made with multi-coloured yarn strung around an old styrofoam wreath. I added the flowers, which I picked up at Wal-Mart for $1.97 - They clip on, which is awesome!
This top one is my favourite! 

Now, this was the beginning of my vignette...

I had these galvanized jugs from the dollar store, I put some fall floral stuff in them, covered it with moss and it's instantly beautiful. Well, at least I think so...

This is an old tool box I picked up at a yard sale. The lady didn't even want any money for it, she said, take it, it's yours! Originally it was white and brown. I sanded and repainted it. I glamed it up with some pumpkins and ribbon. Now it's ready for fall!

I've had these little jewels forever. I pull them out when the season is right. The candle was a new purchase. But I love that these jewels work so well with fall and winter. I usually just switch out the colour of candles depending on the holiday.

My fun little arrangement with mini-pumpkins, gourds, pine cones & nuts. When my friends bring their kids over to visit, they love this arrangement, I don't know why - maybe it's the corn?

The Harvest Sign was purchased at Hobby Lobby - I used my 40% coupon, of course!
Now it's beginning to come together...

The old crow, my favourite. I've had him for a couple years now. 
I'm loving these metallic looking pumpkins I got a couple weeks ago at a home and garden store in Weyburn. They are so darn cute.

Made a few minor switches...

A little switching... I  just can't decide where I like things best.
I'm guilty of ALWAYS tweaking.

AND FINALLY - my outdoor wreath. 
I just put this together yesterday. 
When Mr. Shane gets some time off work, we'll be decorating outside next!

For now, this is all I've got. Mr Shane thinks it's enough and it's time to focus on the outside. We'll see, I know i'll be dragging something home - or finding a new fall craft to make soon enough.
Hopefully next week, I can show you all what we've done outside. 
Have a great week,

1 comment:

  1. These are cute and clever! I love the color palette....I'm an 'autumn'.

    I'm your newest follower. :)