my bit of Fall Decorating
I think I'm done with my Fall decor. Some of it, that I first did on Sept 21st, I'd left as it was right thru Halloween. Like the entry way with that antique sideboard. My Halloween decor was kept just in my family-room and bay window. So I'd removed the Fall just from there, and now I've pulled out my turkey stuff and redid the family-room decor. (The only change I made on my long kitchen counter was to put my turkey plates along the back of it in place of the plates I had out. I didn't take photos of this small change. And the original photo is in this album.)
But I still have some Fall things I'm clueless where to put! That's the problem of keeping things contained to one area I guess. I have 4 colorful turkey S&P sets for one thing. I want to display them, but not sure where or how. I could put them in the kitchen windowsill...if not for a certain "orange" problem who loves to watch the hummingbirds come to a feeder there. Its best to be careful what I put in that windowsill. LOL.
Oh, when I was pulling out my turkey plates to display, I found a small box labeled Halloween Plates!!!
Sheesh, I sure don't remember having those. That's what I get for putting them in the cabinet with Fall and Xmas plates I guess. Make note to Self!! Make a BETTER list of where things are stored this time!
Ok, on to what I did. Feel free to jump in with any thoughts or advice by the way. Earlier this year, on eBay, I scored some white turkeys. They are like my Holiday Elegance Christmas figurines, having a slight gold trim to them. With the exception of the turkey candy holder, its solid white. But I got two sets of candleholders and an S&P set. I decided to put them on a vintage tray I found last time I was at the antique mall. I've wanted one a long time. This has glass on the bottom, with a dark swirly brown pattern (paper?) beneath it. I decided this would work on my big end table, with that lighted copper sphere I found on Etsy and had out previously with my before-Halloween fall decor.
Then at Sav-On Crafts, I found a huge 22" high apothecary jar that I was thrilled about. A few weeks ago a stop in Ross' netted me some pretty, glittery, little pumpkins that I put in it. The pair of apothecary jars on the mantel are the same, just the rest of the decor changed on it. I tried making a tall floral for the hearth, and had the big old stoneware pitcher I put it in stored in the garage. I think my Mom had it before me, I know its been around a very long time.
I have added the 11 new photos to my 2010 Holiday Album, so here's the link.
Here is a link that might be useful: fall decorating photos