Happy (almost) Fall everyone!
If you missed it, I went shopping in Columbus and to the Country Living Fair last week, which I talk about here.
I wanted to be more discretionary in my buying this year. There were a million things that I loved, but my house (including my hoarder's basement) and shop are filled to the brim with treasures already, so I wanted to bring home only really special, unique items that spoke to me.
Well, this fun canvas bag fit the bill! It was my favorite find of the day.
It was tagged as an 'apple picking basket' but I'm not really sure if that's what it is.
Keith thinks it looks military-ish. It's got some writing on it, but it's so faded that I can barely read it.
All I know is that when I saw it hanging in a booth filled with these cotton stems, I was smitten!
I decided to begin my official fall decor this weekend, and I kicked it off out on my little back stoop.
Like I've said before, this may be a small space, but that doesn't mean it can't be BIG on style!
This is what the space looked like through the summer.
I started by hanging my new bag on the barn door, then placed a little cream colored bench in front of the door.
I added a little wooden tote (that I just purchased in Columbus)...
...and filled it with real baby boo pumpkins. Don't you just love these? I can never get enough of them!
For some height beside the tote I brought out my vintage sign holder from the basement and made a quick little 'fall' sign to fit inside. All it took was some textured paper and glittery gold chipboard letters.
On the bottom of the shelf I put another new Columbus find...
...a perfectly crusty, rusty old tool box!
Many people would think I'm crazy to buy this, but I just love it!
I needed something tall and thin beside the bench, so I brought another item out of storage from my basement, this little metal plant stand.
It fits the space perfectly!
I topped it with a twig pumpkin, for some texture.
So put it all together...
...and voila, there is my first 2014 fall vignette!
I went a different direction this time and kept it all neutral...
...but my little stoop makes me happy all 'dressed' for fall! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be showing you some more of my Country Living finds soon.
Have a wonderful day!
I'm sharing this at: the 'Porch Party' at Chateau Chic
Thoughts From Alice