Ok so I'm back! As I said yesterday I'm still trying to figure some of this out and should probably explore some of the "how to" topics and will try to do that tonight some time.But first I'll share some more fall deco pics along with some of my DIY projects.
Let me first explain that my fiance' and I took a home that was over 100 years old and began demo on it about 2 1/2 years ago.Basically everything but the kitchen which had been remodeled a few years prior came out. We then added about 1850 sq. feet to the top of the house .We had an awesome builder but did ALOT OF IT OURSELVES. This was the third house I have built/remodeled and of course there are always things you wish you could do differently or want to re-do but all in all we are satisfied. There is still (almost three years later) several things that need finished but it's liveable..lol
I love recycling/up cycling items and get so much satisfaction from doing things myself:) But for now its ALL ABOUT FALL YA'LL!!
Anyway I love this little candy dish above. I can't remember where I bought it but I know it was ess than $10 .I change out the ribbon and candy seasonally.Usually I have seasonal Hershey Kisses but haven't bought them yet. Above that is apothecary jars I bought at Marshalls filled with pine cones, leaves,pumpkins and a little moss. Theres a moss ball from Walmart($2) on top of a candle holder and a couple of chachis for added decor.
Notice the raffia again: :) These are dollar store pumpkins on a moss bed, and my fave little hen candle holder from Bath and Body Works. This sits atop a very old book case I re painted and repaired and have sitting in my kitchen.
Above is my formal dining room. I couldn't decide on my center piece this year but wanted something that was very mobile.I tend to go all out with a "bigger is better" theme but since we eat in here so often it's always a pain to move the center piece out of the way. So I took an old antique silver tray I had and stuck a large mercury glass candle holder on top. Then I draped autumn garland all around and began sticking different fall pics in any empty spaces.The great thing is I can just lift the tray and grab the ends of the garland and move it for when we eat there. I also stuck two mercury glass candle sticks on either side. I still have to find the right color of candles for that but haven't yet.
The plate rack above was found at a yeadsale for $1 last week! And the plates were $2 a piece at Walmart .
These windows above were big, awkward and empty when we started on the house.There are two of them in the kitchen so I bought finials from Lowes, painted them white and had glass cut to fit the insides. I love them now! I display more of my decorative items on them and I get beautiful light shining in!!