Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantel in the Den

I finished the fall vignette on the den mantel.

Last week, I found this sweet tin pumpkin treasure from "Goodwill". (I love the price of $1.99 for a tin pumpkin)

I purchased the fall leaves swag from "TJ Maxx".

I've owned this ceramic pumpkin since the early 1990s.

The ceramic pumpkins with corn were purchased this year from "TJ Maxx". (Oh how, I wish we had a "Home Goods Store" in the OKC Metro Area).

The candlesticks I have had for years.  The crosses on the candles were purchased at Trade Days in Canton, Texas.  I spray painted the crosses with "ORB", and highlighted the crosses with "Rub-n-Buff" gold.  I then pinned the ribbon around the candles and added the crosses.

A closer look at one of the candles.

This year, I made a corn husk wreath for the mantel.  This is the first one I have ever made.  I was inspired by the Martha Stewart's Corn Husk Wreath.  It appears in blogland, thus I am not the only person who loves the different styles of  Corn Husk Wreaths.

I added white pumpkins along the mantel among the leaves of the swag.

Another look.

I am hooked on white pumpkins!

Loving the white pumpkins!

I added different gourds and pumpkins at the base of the fireplace.

Now presenting the finished fireplace mantel!

Here is the total look of the fireplace area in the den.

Yea!! LOOK !  I need to go on another adventure to find a rug for the area in front of the fireplace. 

I will be linking up to party at the following places:

Layla @ The Lettered Cottage

Stacy @ Not Just a Housewife

Linda @ Coastal Charm

Thank you for your comments either in person, face book, or by following my blog.  I welcome any of your design suggestions.

I hope you are having as much fun on your adventures as I am having on mine!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Tweaking the Fall Decor

Before I had finished putting out all of the fall decor accessories,  I started tweaking the fall decor that I had already displayed.

Remember the Dining Room Table?

I changed the look with a larger ceramic white pumpkin from TJ Maxx.


I think the larger ceramic white pumpkin looks better on the dining room table.

I moved the small orange pumpkin to the living room.

When I was taking photos the other day of the kitchen dining area side table,  I noticed that the wall above the side table looked bare.

I added a brass pot with greenery from the old guest room (aka Sophie's Room).

Here is closer look at side table top.

I like how the brass pot and greenery warmed the area above the side table.

I am almost finished with the interior fall decor, and I will be sharing the den mantel later this week.

I will be linking to the following parties this week:

Linda at Coastal Charm

The Girl Creative

Our fall weather has been wonderful! I hope you are enjoying your fall season!

Thanks for following my adventures.  I love your comments!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Breaking out a Fall Table Vignette

On Saturday, I pulled out a scarf  with beautiful fall colors that I used as table runner for the dining room table last year. The scarf was purchased at "Trade Days" in Canton, Texas.

I love the butterflies on the scarf.

Each butterfly is on each end and corner of the scarf.

Many years ago, I purchased the gold-leaf plates from Big Lots.

The fall gourds, leaves and pine cones were purchased on sale at Crackle Barrel

The small pumpkin in the middle of the table was purchased at Goodwill for $1.99 this summer. (I found the small pumpkin, while I was on one of my treasure hunt trips.)

Thirteen years ago, I purchased the hurricane lamps from the now defunct Bombay Store


Here is a final look at the dining room decorated for fall.

I like to pull a Holiday Decor together without breaking the bank!

In November, I will replace the small pumpkin with a turkey tureen. 

I am looking forward to linking up with some parties this week:

Amaze Me Monday #41

82nd Table Top Tuesday

Stay tuned!!  you know I will be heading out or creating a new adventure, soon.

I love your comments!


Saturday, September 17, 2011


Well... we have been busy at the Collier Home.  Sophie is adapting to America just great.  The weather is cooling off from the HOT SUMMER we experienced in Oklahoma.  The Oklahoma State Fair has begun!  So, it is time to pull out the Fall Decor.

I have been working on a front door wreath.  I know many of you in Blog land are using yarn and felt flowers for your wreaths. I think those wreaths are fantastic.  I love them!!  However, since I had two fall colored mesh that I purchased on sale at the Paul Michael Company in Canton, Texas last November, I thought I should use it to create a front door wreath.  

Here are the colors of the mesh and the ribbons I chose to use on the wreath.

I had an old grapevine wreath hanging in the attic.  Yea, I did not spend any money for the grapevine wreath.

Now I was QUITE  INSPIRED by Kristen's Creations: Tutorial on Ribbon/Mesh Wreath...Easy! from October 2009.  Thank you Kristen!!  

I started with the grapevine wreath and tied one yard of mesh every other color on to the wreath.  Here is a picture with the two mesh colors tied to the wreath.

Here is a closeup photo of the ribbons I used on the wreath.

Another closeup of the ribbons.

I tied the ribbons on the wreath.  I only used ribbons and mesh on the wreath.  I will wait until after the mums and pumpkins are added to the front entrance before I think about adding anything more to the wreath. 

Here is a final look at the wreath.

When the front porch is completed with its fall look with mums and pumpkins, I will share the photos with you.

I am going to link up with:

Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No. 80

Tip Junkie

Savvy Southern Style

Thank you for following my adventures.  I welcome all of your comments whether in person, on face book or as a follower of my blog.

Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Season!!