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Showing posts with label FALL DECOR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FALL DECOR. Show all posts

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FALL DECORATING

Fall decor
There was a little nip in the air this weekend in Arkansas.  It inspired me to get out my pretty velvet pumpkins, which were made by my friend, Susie.

Friday, September 12, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-ANOTHER FALL EDITION

fall mantel http://countrydesignstyle.com
Instead of commentary about these beautiful Fall inspiration photos, I’m going to do a little chatting with you today. I hope you’ll indulge me while I work through this “out loud”.  Some of you, my dear readers, may have noticed that my heart hasn’t been in my blog lately.  I’m questioning myself a lot these days.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

"FALL-ING" SLOWLY

Fall Transtion Mantel

I previously showed you my Fall mantel, decorated with cotton bolls.  With all of the Fall colors turning up in Blogville, I started wanting to have some at my house.  If you’ve visited my blog for awhile, you’ve seen this Fall Welcome banner, which I have had for years and years and…  I still enjoy getting it out in the Fall.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-FALL DÉCOR EDITION

Fall Home Tour {Virtual} and a GIVEAWAY

OUR SOUTHERN HOME

Have you started thinking about Fall décor (or maybe you’ve already started decorating for Fall).  I’ve been collecting ideas, and my faves today are some of those ideas.  I love the breadbox filled with Fallness on this table on the porch.  OK, that is one giant piece of driftwood!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

IT’S STILL FALL AT OUR HOUSE

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve decorated the kitchen china cabinet with vintage Thanksgiving cards and a couple of Fall plates.

Friday, November 1, 2013

FALL TABLE IN PASTELS!

Fall Tablescape in Pastels

I have something new for my table today!  I always use the same old things in every tablescape, but I’m so excited to announce that I have a new tablescaping accessory that I am using on this pastel Fall table.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve used my aqua glass salad/dessert/bread plates and matching stems on several tables I’ve posted.  I bought them at Kohl’s a couple of years ago.

monogrm

I’ve also used my European flatware before.  The monogram is on the backs of the forks and knives, which explains why my salad fork is placed upside down on the salad plate.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My Mother’s dinner plates (The Chelsea Rose by Royal Doulton) have shown up in a number of past tablescapes.   The “charger” is an aluminum throw-away tray from the Dollar Store that I’ve used on previous tablescapes.

Vintage Flatware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And my Mother’s flatware has also appeared many times.

 

Figural napkin ring-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Ta Da!  The stars of my table ! My new figural napkin rings.  I’ve always wanted some vintage figural napkin rings, but I knew I was too cheap thrifty to ever pay the price for them.  My napkin ring is a skating girl.

Napkin Ring--Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sweetheart’s napkin ring is a sailor boy.  Aren’t they charming?  I went to an antique fair this past weekend.  When I spotted these two, on a shelf (not enclosed behind glass), I excitedly picked up the tag and read the price - “$15.00 each”!  I thought the dealer didn’t know their value until I looked on the bottom, and although they are almost vintage, they are not the very expensive Victorian era napkin rings that I have coveted.  They are reproductions, made in 1979.  To my surprise, as I was looking at them, the vendor walked over and said, “I’ll sell them to you for $10.00 each”!!  I couldn’t get that $20 out of my wallet fast enough!

Vintage salt cellar-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my Grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars.

Pastel Fall Tablescape

In addition to the aqua stems from Kohl’s, I used my pink depression glass stems (not intended for wine, but that’s the way I used them), which I purchased at an estate sale long ago.

Bread and Butter Plate

Another of the aqua plates, monogramed knives, and domes for bread and butter.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I again used my velvet pumpkins and acorns, which were made by my friend, Susie.  This time, I put them in my pink, reproduction depression glass compote.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I elevated a couple of the pumpkins with my reproduction blue Ball jars from Ace Hardware.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

Pastel Fall Tablescape

I’m still working with a camera that is a stranger to me, so my photos are suffering from my lack of expertise.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  laurie

I’m linking to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Monday, September 16, 2013

FALL TWEAKING

It is not officially Fall yet, and I’m already tweaking the Fall décor! 

I previously showed you the buffet in the sunroom with the start of Fall decorating.  I’m not going to tell you that the Fall decorating on this buffet is finished, because I am an obsessive tweaker.  I’m just going to say that it has been changed.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I added a painted glass pear and an apple.

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Faux clove-studded oranges peak out from the serving dish.

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with laurie

A beautifully painted pumpkin tag (made by Karen Harvey Cox at A Scrapbook of Inspiration) hangs on the plate holder.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Faux crabapples fill the creamer, and a pumpkin is added to one side.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 A faux dried hydrangea swag hangs from the buffet.

snrm swag cls

A couple of leaf-shaped plates were added to the shelves above the buffet, along with some glittered pumpkins.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Since we don’t have a dining room in our house, buffets tend to appear everywhere.  When I shared the Fall décor on the buffet behind the sofa in our family room, I couldn’t find my beautiful velvet pumpkins and acorns made by my friend, Susie.

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Yippee!  I found them,

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

and I’ve added them to the buffet.

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I am not going to tweak any Fall décor until Fall officially arrives (I’m almost sure)!  Thank you for stopping by to see me today.  laurie

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I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Homework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FALL IS ON THE WAY

Last week, I shared with you that a French village moved onto our mantel when I put away the summer décor.  The French villagers are now welcoming Fall.

Fall Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Leaves, acorns, gourds, pumpkins and pinecones have shown up all over the village.

Fall Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The French villagers are looking forward to a little nip in the air.

Fall Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I am gradually adding a touch of Fall to our home.  The sideboard behind our sofa moved into Fall this weekend.

Fall Buffet-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

There’s a young girl, gathering grapes on one end of the buffet.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

A grape-gathering young boy is eying her from the other end of the buffet.

Fall decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Plaid ribbons and pumpkins adorn books, and...

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Wreaths of Fall berries and leaves hang on the edges of books...

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

and on the lampshade too.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie Even my Mother’s glass dog bookends are sporting burlap bows for the season.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

A side table in the family room also got a touch of Fall.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I ordered the adorable framed piece several years ago from Kristen’s Creations.

Fall Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

My vintage dust pan is hanging on a door with a display of faux Fall leaves.

Vintage Dust Pan-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Are you “falling” at your house yet? 

Thanks for coming to visit.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Homework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

FALL TRANSITIONING

It’s too early for me to start getting out Halloween or Fall décor, but I probably need to put away some of the Summer décor.  In order to begin a transition toward Fall, French villagers have moved to our mantel.
Santons on Mantel-Bargain Hunting w/Laurie
My small collection of doll-like Santons have been collected from a few estate sales.  I had never run across any Santons at an estate sale until a year or so ago.  Within one month, I found eight of them (one of them isn’t on the mantel) at three different estate sales, and I haven’t found any since then.  (It was like somebody put out the word that there was a sucker for Santons attending estate sales in the area!) 

Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

This elderly couple has just tottered down the path from their cottage, to sell some of their produce on the street.

[From the site:  Santons Richard:

“In 1223, Saint Francis of Assisi, whose mother came from Provence, created a nativity scene with live people and animals. Shortly afterwards, Christmas cribs appeared in the churches.
In 1789, during the French Revolution, all places of worship were closed down. The people of Provence, who were attached to their traditions and could no longer pray in front of the church crèches, started making santons (Christmas crib figures).”]
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
This gentleman may be selling oil from his jugs.  I want to buy one of his jugs!
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Maybe she is selling milk from that can.
[From the site Provence Beyond-French Provence Themes:
“Santon comes from the Provençal "santoùon…. Santons have come to typify the people of Provence, their work and their trades, and they are generally depicted in 19th-century dress.”]
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
She’s spinning wool to sell.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Can you smell the Lavender she is selling?
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
She sold me a few sprigs for the bows on my lamps.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Maybe she’s like me – she has nothing to sell; she’s just looking for a bargain to buy!
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Don’t ask me what the Peacock feathers have to do with this French village on the mantel.  I just thought the demijohns needed something with a little color.  My friend, Cindy, whose mother raised Peacocks, gave me these.
Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day.  laurie
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