Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fall nesting

I was inspired by Fall Nesting week over at the Inspired Room. (http://theinspiredroom.net/)

However, large sums of money have been flying out of here as we renovate and update!

Which means money for frivolous decorating is not available.

What could I find in my decorating cupboard or other places around the house?

Here's what I came up with. . .

This is at the end of my hallway. Last Christmas I filled it with bits of cedar and glass ornaments.

The brown crinkly paper came in a Christmas basket.

It's a little messy. . .

But here is the finished result using fake gourds and a mini pumpkin, purchased from the dollar store last year when we held Thanksgiving at our house.

This is my side entry, which is used most of the time.

I forgot to take before pictures I'm afraid.

The vases came from Morgan's grad.

The tin in the corner held a mix of tulip bulbs, purchased several years ago.

I had hoped to buy some good quality fake sunflowers but. . .
Here's is what I found in the cupboard, also from last year and the dollar store.

The pine cones, however were collected on walks with Jada.

As you can see, I still need a few more to fill the vases to the top.

Well, it's not what I had planned, but. . . you know what?

I still like it.
And it feels like fall.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Terrific! I love any arrangement with pinecones; I can pick them up for free, so I always try to use some in my fall and winter decorations. Nothing is quite as good as *FREE*!

Tamara Jansen said...

This looks wonderful, Rosa. It almost inspires me to start my fall decorating but.... have a wedding to organize so it will have to wait.

How many more sleeps till you guys are here?

Rosa said...

Seven more sleeps Tam!

CurtissAnn said...

You are so clever and artistic, girlfriend! Thank you for sharing your good, and simple ideas. I think I could actually do something of the sort-- if I wasn't de-cluttering. :)

Nancy-Mom said...

I love it Rosa. Wish I hadthe flair you guys have.

Brenda said...

I love what you've done, Rosa. I haven't done a thing inside; just outside so far. The bathrooms are pretty much finished. Waiting now on paintings I'm having framed before I show pics. Yep, we're pretty broke too after all this! May be eating ramen noodles or something for awhile!

Sarah Kate said...

I like it. There is nothing cheaper than what you can pick out of your yard. I love what you have done with the pine cones. Thanks for the visit.

Victoria said...

Messy is good with arrangements! Looks good and all that matters is that you like it and enjoy it!

Thanks for the visit!

Carla said...

Simply lovely!

momofcrt said...

looks fantastic!!!

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