This week I added a few touches of fall to our home. I decided earlier this year that I would not be buying any new fall or Christmas decor so I am shopping what I already have! Of course there’s some painting and crafting involved. I came up with something that’s mostly neutral but with a pop of yellow whimsy. You can watch the YouTube video to see the process.
I moved the buffet table/dresser to this wall to change things up a bit.
Because I’m using what I already have, a source list is going to be difficult! My apologies. I’ve had this garland from Hearth & Hand Target for several years. It’s two put together. The cotton stems were from Hobby Lobby. The silver pieces were my grandmother’s. And that pretty painting I found at a thrift store for $8!
The vintage elements like the painting, silver and old books give this little display a warm character. The books were my dad’s as a child.
Because the dresser wasn’t here, I grabbed this bench from another part of the house to make a cozy vignette here. The smaller pillow was a double-lined placemat. I just cut a slit in the back and poked in a pillow insert for a $5 pillow! See the tutorial in this post.
I considered putting the wreaths on the front door, but opted to keep them in the dining room. Adding more decor to one area is more impactful than scattering them over the house.
Let’s move into the reading nook. It’s not an over-the-top display, but the small touch of fall in gold makes me smile. The gold pear and bird were my other grandmother’s. The yellow leaves were from Amazon, but no longer in stock. The gold frame was from an estate sale. I did a little DIY neutral painting for this season.
And finally I placed some white pumpkins, some pinecones from the yard and some painted mushrooms from the Dollar Tree in this extra long dough bowl.