Friday, November 21, 2014

More Thanksgiving Decor

You have all seen the little hall cabinet that I use as a side table in the dining room.  I love decorating the top for the seasons, so here is how it looks at the moment.

I removed some stacked cake stands and brought in this wonderful turkey platter.

 I love all the wonderful colors.  They are very realistic.

 I tucked a fall floral bush beside it.

On the opposite end of the table, I have my vintage sewing drawer filled with fall florals, with a small Mason jar full of old spoons tucked inside the drawer.

I didn't change out the runner, because this one is my favorite, and its colors work well with the items on the table.

None of this is new.  I've mostly stopped buying things for the house for about the last 4 or 5 months.  I just don't need to bring more in.  I have about 20 large bins full of stuff that I switch out all the time, so rather than buying more, I need to purge those bins first, and there's not much I would get rid of. So that's how it is around here.  :)

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Three Great Finds for Less Than Twenty Dollars

I've had the day to myself, so I made a trip to my favorite consignment shop.  It turned out to be a great day to go.  First I found this fabulous picture with the "new" price still on the back at $59.99, for $13.99.  The frame, glass, and mat are in perfect condition, and I love pictures of houses.  The colors are perfect in the family room, so I hung it above the loveseat.

I almost walked away, but I knew I would be sorry I didn't buy it at such a great price.

 This photo above is a little dark, but shows it hanging above the love seat.
This shot shows the family room, coming in from the front door.

The consignment store had a bunch of stuff on the sidewalk priced at $2.00, and I bought 2 totes at $2.00 each.  They are new.  As far as I'm concerned, you can't have too many totes.

 The one above is black and pink, with pink lining on the inside.

 This one is turquoise and white with blue lining, plus it had a small change purse with it.

All in all, I think these were great deals.  I'll be using the totes this weekend, and I've already hung the picture.

Sharing with these great parties:
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House 
Show and Tell Friday
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Mantel

Time to change the mantel for the month of November.  At first I added some small items to the mantel, but after living with it a couple days, I started over.  Just too much, and the focal point (small sign) just didn't have enough presence.


2nd try
Off came all the items, and I started over.
The taller pieces give a simpler and more substantial look to the mantel.  All the small items made a messy display.

Maybe I can live with this for a couple more weeks and then the Christmas decorating will begin.

But for now,
Harvest Blessings everyone!

Sharing here:
Tweak It Tuesday @
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Burlap and Lace Runners

We've all seen the different types of burlap runners all over blogland.  I've found a simple way to have them without sewing, gluing, or doing anything.  All you will need for these is a pair of scissors.

I found this roll of burlap with lace already attached, a while back at Wal Mart, in the wedding section!!  The roll has about five yards on it, and cost either $5.99 or $6.99, I can't remember.

Here are the places I've used this for runners.  First I measured and cut off enough to cover this large table on my side of the bed.  I have sleep apnea and require a bunch of paraphanalia, so I use a long table as my night stand.  

I also cut a section to fit the night stand on the other side of the bed.

I only had a small piece left, just perfect for the coffee table.

I wish I had bought more than one roll, and plan to see if there is any left, next time I go to WM.

If you need runners, this is a great idea to get them at a great price, and really easy.

I will share at these linkups:

Tweak It Tuesday @
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life  
        Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage