Monday, October 24, 2011

Shop the House for Autumn Decor

Hello Autumn!  You are my favorite season, and I'm especially glad that it didn't cost a dime to bring you into my home this year.  A little felt pumpkin hanging on my china hutch makes me smile.  It's made from felt ovals, which you can find explained HERE.  The little Fall tag was also made from things I had at home and you can read about it HERE.

Apothecary Jars (a garage sale treasure!) are really fun to fill with seasonal pretties.  
This tray also gets redressed for each season.  The sweet little green custard cup has vanilla scented soy beads in it, along with a candle.  Smells so good and is a fun texture.  Soy beads hold their scent a long time...much longer than potpourri. The green footed vintage bowl is for sale in my Etsy, HERE.  So versatile!

I love little white ceramic containers...this one displays vintage family photos. Now it's dressed for fall, sitting in the middle of a fall candle ring, which came from a previous garage sale. :)

A suede green leaf placemat makes a nice centerpiece foundation for the dining table, along with a footed vase filled with fallish goodies.

The antique drawer I bought at a flea market this summer is whistling Autumn now too!  I made the felt stuffed leaves by hand.  Fun and relaxing as an evening lap craft.  The book is an antique Dr. Martin Luther German Bible from the 1800s!  Literally trash-picked from the top of a dumpster!  It's precious and was unharmed.  

My antique Tea-For-One looks cozy with my favorite ceramic bird, antique coffee mug filled with roasted hazelnut soy beads, and Scrabble letters spelling R E S T.  Ahhhhh.

The mantel antique window also got redressed for fall.

Scrabble them.

Toilet Paper Roll pumpkin (tutorial HERE) and green candle look good together on the piano.

And lastly, my front storm door is sporting the cute silk leaf garland that my daughter stitched together for me last year.  Simple and festive!

So, without spending a dime this year, the house is dressed for Autumn...and the need of using the fireplace most evenings now is the crowning touch. I'm ready for cheery fall days and cozy fall nights.

Thank you for stopping by!


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  1. All of your decorations look amazing! Well done! I especially love that you got a lot of them second hand.....I LOVE garage sale finds!

    Happy Autumn!

  2. Great job Donna - it all looks lovely - makes me want to sit and read a good book while sipping on hot apple cider and burning my hazelnut coffee candle - hmmmmm.

  3. Your darling fall decor is so pretty! :)

  4. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.

  5. Very pretty! Your antique drawer display and the old window are my favorites.


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