Monday, September 21, 2015

Early Autumn Decorating

Happy Fall Y'all-
I live in North Carolina now so I get to officially use the word 'y'all'.

Thanks for joining me today friends. I wanted to share you with you my early fall decorating.
I break down my September - January decorating like this:

1. September: early fall, woodland creatures, bring out some extra blankets, a few dried floral arrangements
2. early October: start adding in some gourds and pumpkin plus mums
3. mid October: can we say H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!!! Yes!
4. November: put out simple Thanksgiving tree (made with branches from back yard) and some turkeys
5. Day after Thanksgiving: Alleluia! Christmas time!!!!!
6. Day after New Years: Winter Wonderland for the month of January

I have to admit I get a little giddy about this time of year. I don't do much seasonal decorating from January through September except for a touch of Valentine's Day, Easter, and some Fourth of July stuff.

Here's a little peek at our early fall decorating for September:

Newly made Welcome sign from old wood and black Sharpie pen-
The porch is just waiting for some pumpkins, gourds, and mums, I can tell.....

My newest favorite woodland creature friends (I've started collected winter wonderland furry friends too that make an appearance in December and January) thanks to Pier 1 and Target:

Pinecones from the yard and dried floral arrangements:

Again, happy fall y'all! Stop back by in a bit and I will share the addition of the pumpkins, gourds, and mums.
Happy decorating & living,

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Art for Master Bedroom

Hi Friends,
Thanks for stopping by today. I have loved seeing all of my friends first day of school pictures on social media. My poor kids have already been in school for about 6 weeks. We have already received their interims meaning that this first quarter is more than half way over. This means fall break is almost here. I honestly love their fall break as there's lots to do here in the fall.

Okay, enough about that...on to the fun. I am excited to share some new artwork for our master bedroom with you. This is the kind of artwork that if I showed it to my dad (which I will when he visits this weekend) I can tell you exactly what he'll say. "That's artwork? That looks like a piece of junk." Yep, that's my gift....seeing the treasure in the trash.....See what you think....

What do you think? Trash? Treasure? It's made from old pallets painted blue and white with tiny starfish attached.


Source List:
Headboard-Pottery Barn
2 Bedside Tables- Antique Stores in Vienna and Leesburg, VA
Bench- Marshalls
Curtains- Pottery Barn
Dresser- Goodwill from my college days
Round Rattan Table- Goodwill
Sweet White Chair- $35 at Antique Store in Frederick, MD and recovered
Black Wicker Chair- Very special, in my mom's bedroom when she was a girl
White Bookshelf- Antique Store in Frederick, MD
Ottoman- $15 Antique Store in Vienna, VA and recovered
2 Shell Mirrors- I made them
2 Circle Rattan Mirrors- Marshalls
Artwork over bed- Market sign from Raleigh store, other two pieces I made
Two Shell Mirrors- Made by me
Pillows- Pottery Barn, two rectangle pom pom pillows I made

Happy decorating & living,