This morning brought temps in the low 60’s which, for the Jersey Shore in August, is unheard of!. It felt like a late September morning and definitely had me thinking “Fall”. Dew on the lawn, coolness in the air with a crisp, cloudless sky. Normally it would make me a little sad. I love summer, beautiful flowers blooming, thick green grass and all the beautiful trees.
Since we swapped homes (click here to see the post) there’s so much to do inside the new place, that my thoughts have turned to projects indoors, rather than outside. My daughter and I are polar opposites when it comes to color, so every room needs paint! Not to mention going from a 5 bedroom, 3 bath colonial with a family room, basement and garage to a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, no basement, no garage home requires heavy-duty downsizing and major organization. Needless to say, I’m scouring Hometalk and Pinterest looking for storage and decorating ideas!
I was looking back at a post I did last Fall and thought I would share some of the photos from the displays I did for a very large hutch/bookcase that I had in the old house. They cost very little cash, mostly Dollar Store finds and Marshall’s bargains combined with things I had on hand or even found in the yard!
You can make Fall vignettes very inexpensively using gourds, dried hydrangea, burlap, corduroy, pumpkins, leaves, acorns for little or no money and a bit of your time!
Here, a dollar store styrofoam pumpkin is wrapped in burlap ribbon, leaves and cardboard raffia are hot glued to the top with a few pine cones. Fill a container (I used a faux mercury glass dish), crock, or basket with some burlap or raffia and pop the pumpkin on top. The wire basket (also a dollar store find) was white. I spray painted it with Oil Rubbed Bronze Rustoleum spray paint and filled it with some burlap, gourds from my garden center and some hydrangea that I cut and dried right in the basket!. That’s actually a branch I cut from my dogwood tree in the background!
It just wouldn’t be Fall without a squirrel! I found a package of two of these little guys at Marshall’s for under $5.00. I had a few nests hanging around so I took one and filled it with baby pine cones-also from Marshall’s.
A burlap banner, stenciled with a Sharpie marker and backed with dollar store doilies. All were hot glued to jute twine and pine cones were hot glued as a finishing touch.
Little handmade muslin roses, a painted milk bottle and items displayed at varying heights adds interest.
There are so many ways to bring Fall into your home with a little imagination and very little cash!
It won’t be long before we’re watching football, sitting around the fire pit, roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate!