Hi everyone! It’s me Amy from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes and I’m so glad to be back here at Claire’s! I can’t believe it’s already “After Labor Day!”
I don’t mean to rush the season, but have you started your Fall decorating yet?
I’m still trying to hold on tight to the last days of Summer. In fact…and I swear this is true…a hummingbird just flew right here, onto my deck…as if to assure me that summer still has some life left to it. It was the first hummingbird I’ve seen all season!
The blogland clock has already struck “Fall,” but I just can’t go cold turkey on Summer. The fact that this is one of the hottest weeks we’ve had in awhile isn’t helping to put me an apple-picking-falling-leaves-wooly-sweater kind of mood.
Pumpkins and gourds will have to wait at least until I’m wearing closed-toe shoes and dark nail polish.
So, I decided to do an early Fall vignette…one that has just a hint of Autumn.
OK…maybe just one little ceramic pumpkin wouldn’t hurt 🙂
My favorite place to change things up for the seasons is my buffet in the family room. And I like to keep it simple.
Whenever possible, I prefer to use natural decor, but all I can find this early in North Jersey are mums, and they are only just starting to open. I had to bite the bullet and go mostly faux with this vignette.
Other than the mums, I didn’t buy a thing. I just shopped my house…indoors and out…to put together this little arrangement.
The mums are in a green flower pot that I had on my deck. It needed a little “something,” so I wrapped some burlap trim around the top of the bowl. A plate under the bowl gives it a base. You may remember from last month’s post that I like to use napkins as mini table-runners.
I grabbed a few old books, and stacked them. This crown thingy that I had
in my secret garden nook was the perfect topper. Regally rustic, don’t you think?
I borrowed a couple of rusted flower pots from outside, and filled them with
Rusty things and fruit always look good together, don’t
For a tabletop vignette, I like two tall pieces on either end, of unequal heights. I always have a lamp on the buffet, but it looked a little too formal for a rustic Fall setting, so I swapped it out with one from my dining room.
Balancing out the other side, is a pitcher that usually sits on the vanity in my powder room. I filled it with faux red sunflowers that mimic the ones painted on it, and added a few sprigs of red and green eucalyptus, to give it a little more height.
I’ve never seen real red sunflowers growing, have you?
It’s just enough “Fall” for now, I think.
Have a great September, and I’ll see you next month. By then, I will be dancing in the leaves, and drinking apple cider!