I love fall!
I especially love to get out the fall decorations and work wonders but I waited this year until September 19th.
This is a big deal around here because it has not been unheard of in this house for me to start puttin' up fall when it is still 85 degrees out.
Its ok for the department stores to have fall out but I can't?? :)
See that burlap wreath???
My bestie Rebecca made it for me!!!
I really think she has no idea how very much this wreath means to me.
Or maybe she does....:)
I got some of this satin "sash" ribbon on clearance at Wal Mart for 2 dollars and looped it around the burlap wreath. Then I took a push pin and pinned it to the wall above the mirror, I let a little overlap at the top to cover the pin and I love how it looks!
I love this look!!!!
Are ya sick of looking at my burlap wreath yet??
A few weeks ago, I found these at my local Dollar Tree:
Cute spooky paper cutouts!!!
For myself who does not posess a Silhouette/Cricut machine, this was a HUGE find!
I actually squealed when I saw these and chatted away with the teenage boy ringing me up, who I am sure could care less about paper cut outs but these were only a dollar and I was sooo excited! I had no idea when I bought them what I would do with them but knew if I didn't get them they would be gone.
....and I was just in DT a few days ago and as I predicted, they were all gone......
Here is what I did with them:
stuck them to the corners of my mirror.....
added them to my mantelscape.....
I like how it gives the mantel a little height.....
Wee!! See how only one dollar can make a huge diff??? :)
Then one of my besties, Melissa, made me this adorable banner for my mantel:
She used burlap for the pennants, her cricut for the letters and some cream colored ribbon that she just used the glue gun to attach it to the burlap.
No sewing involved.
My kinda craft. :)
I love this, I think it just adds to the dimension of the mantel.
Here is my " changing with the seasons " tray that I love to create a tablescape with.
I can see my Goodwill "mirror" in the back, the twigs are from my backyard from last winter, the "boo" sign is just printed on computer paper and in a black frame I have had for years. I have fake white gourds in my 2 jar and the pumpkins and twig ball I have had again, for years. The pumpkin/scarecrow lookin' guy is a gift from my mama a few years ago.
Then I added a little owl to the middle of my "mirror" from my DT package of cutouts:
the corn is from the field behind my in laws house and I just spray painted it a little Heirloom White.
See nuthin' is safe in my house from spray paint.
Here is my flea market shutter!
I left it as it was. :)
I may stick some old pictures in the slats once I get motivated.
Still workin' on getting pics of me in the mirror takin' a picture.
See those muscles??
Look a little closer, I walked 7 miles that week.....;)
See the galvanized flower holder?
I got it at a free garage sale last year and it has been sitting in my garage ever since.
Not any more!!!
Happy First Week O' Fall!
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