Tag: Autumn Decorating

Vintage Coppercraft Guild: Back in its Prime!

Vintage Coppercraft Guild: Back in its Prime!

The warmth of copper has made a comeback to the style table, and this season is right up there with ‘seen and to be seen’. There are many great pieces to choose from, especially when it comes to vintage barware and home decor pieces made by the well known yet short…

Guest Post by Meghan Plowman from The Orchard: Tips for Decorating with Vintage Finds

Guest Post by Meghan Plowman from The Orchard: Tips for Decorating with Vintage Finds

Good morning and welcome to a special guest post feature! Today I am really excited to introduce Meghan Plowman, lifestyle photographer and author of The Orchard blog! Meghan and I became virtually acquainted in a really neat kind of way… Believe it or not, I…

Taking the Inside Out!

Taking the Inside Out!

Here’s a small Pinterest round-up, I just wanted to share. I thought these ideas were a great toast to outdoor spaces, with a little creative use of indoor pieces!

Like this deck.

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It was styled by Jillian Harris… you know, the Bachlorette from a few seasons back?

And when does a quatrefoil mirror not look good?

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Have you ever thought to collage a grouping of mirrors outside?

What about flower pots hanging on the fence?

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I’ve heard of sitting on the fence… or on a windowsill, but not hanging on the fence!

I love these Impatiens ‘sitting’ in the chair.

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And I seriously want to try this one day! Would you give this chair a makeover, or would you turn it into a planter, too?

Have you ever thought of recycling an old dresser like this?

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What a great way to take the inside out… instead of bringing the outside in!

Love this wall of windows…

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Oh wait, there’re no walls!

Don’t you think stairs make an impact on any space?

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Yup, definitely crushing on these stairs!

And this is how I feel about these photos…

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Spilling over with lots of ideas I am dying to try!

How about you, any new ideas waiting in the wings for you?

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Advent Calendar Day!

Advent Calendar Day!

Here we go. It’s December 1st. Are you ready for the ride? Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I can’t believe it’s December 1st already! And so that means today is the first day for advent calendars. Did you manage to put one up?…

Glamming it up with Glass Cloches

Glamming it up with Glass Cloches

Cloches were first used in Italy in the early 1600s to protect plants from cold winds and frost… Source And yes, believe it or not, from the snow too! But it was the French who developed the bell shape that is so familiar today. Do…

Play It Safe for Our Little Ghosts & Goblins

Play It Safe for Our Little Ghosts & Goblins

One more weekend before Halloween. And since there’s still time… have you thought about a little extra lighting leading to your doorstep for that dark, scary night?

Here are a few ideas to illuminate your creativity.

Lead the way by lining your path…

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See how effective this can be in the dark?

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It’s amazing how much light is cast.

Carving pumpkins can be as simple as drilling holes to create a pattern…

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But did you guess that these pumpkins are lit with a string of clear Christmas lights. Click here for the DIY tutorial… maybe you’ll find another creative way to incorporate this technique for some additional light.

Lanterns are great for adding an extra glow.

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They don’t have to have a pumpkin theme, but it’s a good idea to define each step.

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Our little Ghosts & Goblins, Princesses and Charmers, are so excited to ring the doorbell, that it’s easy for them to trip up…

I would recommend  placing a large urn, something like this one, at the foot of the stairs rather than on a step as this one is…

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This will really help to define where the last step is. It’s so easy to misjudge when it’s dark, and take a tumble in a hasty exit for the next home on the route.

If you have an arbour, gateway or another pass-thru…

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Ghosted lanterns like this can add a guiding light. Remember, you can use flameless candles to avoid a fire hazard… and I would also be sure to hang things high enough, or construct them in a way that they won’t get tangled in our Trick or Treaters’ costumes.

If you have potential obstructions to be careful of…

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Take advantage of them. Create a little display that can be lit up at night. Imagine how fantastic the lanterns and pumpkins will look glowing in the dark, and there’s less chance for an unfortunate collision along the way.

There are so many great ideas out there. Here are a few more for you along with their DIY tutorials…

Turn plastic milk jugs into a row of lit up little ghosts…

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And empty jars into Jack-O-Lanterns…

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Or Frankenstein and Friends!

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Even these DIY patio lights could shine a light to lead the way…

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DIY Tutorial

I might consider spray painting these orange, but you decide.

In the end there is so much that can be done to create a Halloween scene for the little ones, and still add the element of safety to the mix.

What do you do for extra lighting on Halloween? Do you have any safety tips to share?

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve had a really nice Thanksgiving weekend so far. How about you? Today is our turkey day, and this is what I wanted to create for a centrepiece… Source: House & Home And I actually did buy three butternut squash to hollow out… But when…

Fireplaces, Throws and a Little Autumn Cozy

Fireplaces, Throws and a Little Autumn Cozy

When you think of curling up and getting all cozy, what comes to mind for you? For me it’s a crackling fireplace and a warm, snuggly throw. Well, to be honest, for me the warm snuggly throw doesn’t have a season. I use one year-round,…

Fresh Pears for Fall Flair

Fresh Pears for Fall Flair

It’s been so warm I haven’t been inspired to think about Autumn yet, that is until the cool set in today. So for some fall inspiration I turned to one of my favorite fruits…

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Here are some simple ideas to dress up your décor with the help of fresh pears and a few assorted companions…

Like a wooden crate and autumn leaves to create an instant hit with organic flair.

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Or a clear vase filled with water and blossoms. Try swapping out the blossoms for plain branches to really bring the feeling of autumn inside.

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How stunning is this pear shaped container filled with… you know it… pears!

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And if a pear shaped container is not within reach, creating a mini vignette like this one would be easy to do. Do you think the covers have been removed from the books?

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When you’re having guests in for dinner an edible place card holder is sure to create some conversational buzz!

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And see how pretty this table setting is…

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Putting together an autumn look can be effortless. A tray of pears and glowing candles is all you need.

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But if you really want to have a little fun…

Try this DIY project for gilded pears!

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With a display like this, how can you resist? Seriously, it looks harder than it is… click here for the step-by-step tutorial!

What are your favorite features for fall décor? Do you decorate with pears, or other fresh fruits?

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