I have been crafting up a storm lately and I am not sure what has gotten into me. It is not
what I usually wake up thinking of doing. Maybe it is the anticipation of Fall and all the decorating to be done?
|Today's mini haul from Restore|
Of course you have to have an eye for that and there's all that research and picture taking and writing a description and figuring out a price....
It is still better, I think, than taking the time to make things that may not come out good!
Because Fall is almost here, my motivation is my booth. I need Fall things to fill it up for an upcoming Open House.
There's not a lot of nice Fall vintage stuff out there.
But there are supplies. And there's a lot of craft stuff and paint in my stash.
I found a huge bunch of faux ranunculus (or are they zinnia's?) in gorgeous Fall oranges and reds and a cute basket with painted pumpkins on it at Goodwill.
I had the other assorted fixin's around the house and also picked up a small Fall arrangement at Restore to take apart for my basket centerpiece.
I am hoping someone will want to take it home for their Fall table centerpiece.
I have had the bee stencil for awhile and decided to finally play with it on a bread board I thrifted. I added one of my favorite sayings conveniently made into a stencil.
I think it came out pretty cute!
The Autumn blessings sign is something I found at the Dollar General. It was originally green and orange stripes so I painted over it with chalk paint, distressed it a little and done!
I recently discovered Saltwash and have been experimenting with it.
I found this galvanized metal planter in the shape of a watering can. I painted it with the saltwash combined with chalk paint and then spray painted it Teal. A very light sanding and it is ready for a huge mum.
I found a few things for myself too.
I took a chance and drove a few towns away to go to a moving sale, "whole house, everything must go" kind of sale. I got there and there were two tables with some tools on them and a cast iron doorstop. I asked if that was all there was and the gentleman said there was some furniture in the house! What?! I asked about the price on the door stop and while he was off finding out from his daughter, I started looking around the garage.
Hanging up in the rafters I found a heavy wrought iron candleholder, a rusty old bucket and the great sage green birdhouse. I asked if he was willing to sell them. I drove all that way, I was not leaving without something great!
I got a great deal on all three things and decided to make the birdcage into a light for my side porch.
I now have a trio of birdcages out there.
I passed on the door stop....too pricey!
Imagine my delight when I found this great rusty metal two tier stand at Goodwill. It is a perfect match to my dining room colors.
I just happened to have enough stuff in my stash to fill it up to create a Fall centerpiece.
I had to come back and edit this by adding a picture of my updated dining room table. I found these faux nut candle wreaths at Restore for $.50 each. They fit perfectly around my rusty pumpkin candleholders that have not come out of the cupboard for a few years. I think they complete the look.
One more thing for me.
Hmmmm....seems I have almost as many things for me that I do to sell.
Works for me!
The last centerpiece is for my dining room. This one is for my kitchen.
I have been playing with it every time I walk by it over the last few days. This is today's arrangement from things I had at home. I found the metal and crystal pedestal stand at a flea market, hand made and only $5! I had to keep it. The bottom tray is an old metal tray shaped like a sunflower. It's too pretty to cover up, but for this I had to sacrifice!
Just one more thing I want to share with you....
Despite our extremely hot, dry weather all summer that killed the grass and made most of my flowers suffer, my succulents are thriving.
These are the before pictures when I first planted them.
And these are from today.
Are you ready for Fall? Decorating, sweaters, boots, crisp cool mornings....
I am linking up to these great blog parties:
Share Your Cup
Thoughts of Home
Simple & Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home
Best of the Weekend
Happiness is Homemade
Tiered Tray Extravaganza
Make It Pretty Monday
Thrifty and Vintage Finds
Let's Talk Vintage