I am the lucky owner of a couple of paintings that were done by my late paternal grandmother. You can see the beautiful painting that hangs in our dining room here. But each fall, I look forward to bringing another special painting out of storage just for the season. I anticipate it with the same excitement as bringing out the boots and sweaters! It is hung in our tiny foyer this year, making a pretty seasonal statement for all who enter.
While these colors don't necessarily work in our home year-round, they are delightful for the fall. So much so that I couldn't resist this sweet little pumpkin at the store the other day. Remember when I said I was waiting?! Oops. It will last a little longer since it's inside.
My parents gave us this tureen a few years after we were married. That pretty much makes it vintage, right?!! I filled it with floral foam, then topped that off with some spanish moss. After cutting apart a bunch of faux fall leaves into single stems, I stuck them into the foam to secure them. Some found grape leaf stems made their way in next, along with a strand of acorns and some berries. Super easy.
The mix of different leaves and colors helped this look a little more realistic. Sometimes those fall leaf bunches look so glaringly bright, and this calmed them down a little.
These urns needed a little something too. I cut a strip of burlap and wrapped it around the top, securing it with some wrapped jute. Some Spanish moss adds a little more texture.
I'm hoping that this is the last look you will get of this sad little chest in its sorry state. It's way overdue for a makeover, which is coming soon. I'll always treasure this piece, because it was in my bedroom growing up, and it is the perfect size for this space. But a major overhaul is in the works! You won't recognize it when I'm done :)
I'll be back with another project for this room, too. Thanks for coming by! I'm joining
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Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Donna's Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors