It's this time of year that I feel the abundance of the Lord's blessings. Fall just does that to me. I love seeing piles of pumpkins and gourds. I love the leaves that change...(here they don't change until November, but I can imagine!) I've really enjoyed temps in the 80's instead of the 100's! That right there is enough to just stop and shout about! Come and take a walk with me through my Fall decorating. I've really enjoyed myself!
Truth be told...I'm a copier! I love to look at other blogs and then make it my own or sometimes all out copy someone's great idea. I've been dangling my foot in the waters of Pinterest. I'm not really sure what it is or how to use it, but this weekend, I came out from under the book pile and have been looking at lots of blogs. (I can do that because I'm coughing my head off...everyone has been happy to leave me alone!)
So, what to do with all these vases and candle stick holder, leaves and silver plates? You make hurricane lanterns out of them. They are awesome. You can get all of the glassware at Dollar Tree and also the tall skinny candles.
Then you start playing with them. You text your close friends and ask them a million times to tell you how cute they are! Yep and then they tell you they love them and where exactly in Dollar Tree can they find the stuff. That makes you feel really good! Of course you've just copied them from some other gal who has probably done the same thing!
Here it is with the skinny tall candle inside the vase. I had to be careful not to tip the plate. It does fall over!
Next you get your fake leaves and put them down in between the candle and the vase. Just sort of shake them in. Doesn't that look cute?
Then I thought I would try some other looks.... Not so good. In fact...awful! You have to keep trying....
And then I tried some other looks. Still not winning any prizes here, but the look is beginning to come together.
It just looks better like this. Oh well, that is how I saw it to begin with! So much for my creative juices! What can I do with those little gourds?
So here are my hurricanes all grouped together on my mantle. You would think I would have a picture of the whole thing....I forgot. Oh well, you get the idea.
Once I get started, I can't stop! I love fall. It is one of those seasons that make me feel blessed when I look around and see God' abundance! Yes those are bows on the pumpkins. The squaty pumpkins are from Dollar Tree. The mason jars have popcorn, split peas, red beans and a tea light in them.
These little jars are on my coffee table. I'm wondering how long it will take my children to gobble up the candy corn out of my jars! Will they sneak it or will they ask?
I made this little bowl a couple years ago. It was so simple and I'm finally thrilled with what's in it. I bought four twin covered pieces of fruit from Kirkland's and then I just filled it in with some old potpourri. It was an easy! I had tried a cute thrifted square table cloth underneath it, but it was forever in the way. An old place mat works great!
Thanks for coming on a "look-see" through my home. I've loved doing some fall decor. The best part, is it's been so inexpensive. I love reworking things I already own. I pray your home and family are experiencing the coziness that Fall brings, but most importantly the warmth and love of our Heavenly Father!