This is the first time I've posted with the intention of sharing on someone else's blog, but love Table Top Tuesdays featured by A Stroll Thru Life and decided to take the plunge. Thought I'd share just a few things I've done throughout our home to bring in some touches of fall. I've been referring to my current decor as "Fall Fantasy", because the Arizona desert does not provide one. Seriously, today was the first time in months that the air-conditioner is off & windows & doors are open. It's heavenly! Enough about that, let's get started.
This photo shows my antique Singer sewing machine that I use as my entry table & also sofa table. We have a very small entry, so this works well. I really like things on angles, so you will see that quite a bit in our home. The pumpkin is from Ross & is seeded & covered with small slices of tree branches. It's sitting on a berry wreath from Michael's. The little lamp is from Kirkland's. The wreath below is a tied burlap project that I plan to use for Christmas, too.
This is the open middle area of our media center. Sorry for the glare & slight blurriness, the photographer is definitely an amateur. The china pumpkins are sitting on various objects to give them varying heights. I've accumulated these from several different places, but always on sale. The cute sunflower plate is from Ross (love that store) & the plate behind it is actually a charger from Walmart. Sorry about the glare. The greenery is just a bunch of faux ivy.
This is the sofa table on my side. I just recently painted the base of the lamp. It had been a very light bg., but I like it much better now. I do need a new lampshade. I already had everything else on this table. The photo is a favorite of ours that we try to duplicate each year of us with our "grands." The double pumpkin-thing holds tealites. By-the-way, our wall color is called Terra Cotta.
This next one is the garden window in the kitchen. I started out filling it with plants -- it's what you would expect, right? Then I discovered what a great place it is to do seasonal vignettes. I like keeping it quite full because there isn't a lot of distance between our home & the neighbor's. It keeps the mystery alive as to what's going on here and what's going on there! Anyway, the Christmas cactus loves this spot, so it gets to stay. The little lamp is from Pier 1 (on sale) & gives such a neat glow at night. The large framed piece is a glass art project that I learned from Becky Higgins. The smaller frame has a thoughtful saying. The turkey is from Michael's, several years ago, & is made from all kinds of woodsy stuff. Hanging on the window is a simple grapevine wreath that I attached cute little photos of my "grands" (I glued them on scrapbook paper & used mod podge to seal everything). The candle tucked back under the branches is battery-powered & the pottery piece on the window sill holds a tealite.
I have more photos to share, but don't want to overload you. I'll save some for another day. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen & will come back soon.