Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thrifty Fall Decorating

Today is cold and autumn blustery. My yard is full of fallen leaves and the garden is begging to be put to bed. After cutting back everything for next Spring, only my Autumn Joy Sedum will be left to stand out against the soon to be arriving snow drifts. I admit that the cooler weather finds me focusing more on inside decorating than outside clean up.

As we begin our countdown to Thanksgiving and of course Christmas, I thought I would share a few of my fall favorite decorations. All Vintage and Thrifty, of course.This creamer, teacup & saucer were Goodwill finds, $1.99 each. The black and orange is perfect for Halloween, while not being regulated to just the celebration of that one holiday. No mark on the dishes other than Made in Japan.

Nothing says Fall like a white painted pumpkin (Dollar Store), feather grasses, and Turkey feathers from my friend's backyard.

A pair of carved wooden owls (a close-out find from the Foreside Co. $1.00 each), pair of wooden band boxes (lawnsale finds for $1.00 each) and a crow feather from my backyard.

Old crock (passed down from family) and two hand-made pieces, again lawnsale finds. The black and orange birds were from a flea market for $1.50 apiece. They sport a Made in Japan tag and I absolutely love them. The wooden pumpkin has been a perennial favorite of mine.

All three are lawnsale items. The orange ceramic owl (Made in Japan -- $.25 cents) sits in front of a framed Book tag ($2.00) and framed owl print ($1.00). The book tag stays through Thanksgiving; however these orange owls go back in the box till next September.

This little framed owl painting is at home being framed by the much larger carved frame. Perfect for Halloween and the rest of the year. Lawnsale finds, frame $1.00 and little painting $.50 cents.

Hallway mirror wears a black boa (Goodwill $.99 cents) and a wreath made with Turkey feathers and acorns. (Home Goods clearance item $3.00). After Halloween the black boa comes down but the turkey feathers stay up until it gets replaced by a Christmas Wreath.

A glass topped driftwood table in the front parlor has pumpkins, gourds and leaves for a fall decoration. Everything you see is fake but really good quality. These were bought years ago at $8 - $9 apiece; but with years of use, I have more than gotten my monies worth.

There is a warmth to pewter that makes it perfect for fall decorating. All three pieces have been passed down in the family and are easily 100 years old. The pewter candlestick holders came from a store going out of business sale for $12 for the pair. After Thanksgiving, the candles are switched to white, and sprigs of greenery and pine cones will be added to the cups. The mini pumpkin wreath will be exchanged for one made with red berries.

Today I am pleased to share my thrifty finds with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. Please click here for your invite to the party or see Linda's button on my sidebar. I am also stopping over at Selena @ Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday. Please click here to visit.

Also a reminder about my One Year Blog-aversary. Please click here to join in the fun.

Here is another peek at what Goodwill treasures will be going to the lucky winner. This is a piece of sheet music that just jumped out at me. The song is titled Huggin' and Chalkin' and you can see the man's hand in the drawing placing chalk marks on the backside of the woman. I was going to frame it and have it hanging with my home-made chalkboards at the shop. I am not going to spoil the surprise by sharing the lyrics to this song.

Remember the give-away ends November 10th. Thank you to all who have taken the time to leave comments.

Got it at Goodwill


~~Carol~~ said...

Sherrie, your home looks SO warm and cozy! I especially love that driftwood table, and I'd much rather concentrate on decorating than yard work too. The leaves will either blow away or decompose over the winter!

Angela said...

I remember that song on an album my Dad played when I was growing up. I don't remember which artist, but he always listened to Dixieland Jazz.

Karena said...

Sherrie, so warm and inviting, I love your fall decor!

Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

Art by Karena

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sherrie!
You have so many wonderful things - I was going to start listing them and talk about how much I love them and then realized I'd be here a very long time teehee! I especially love your black and orange china, how great that is for Halloween! I've never seen black and orange china before. I adore pewter, what treasures you have, love the two handled jug!
I just about collapsed in laughter over "Huggin and Chalkin"!!! Cannot wait for the reveal of the lyrics to that. Too funny.
Wishing you a lovely week,
P.S. Thank you so much for solving the mystery and telling me about the nut grinder! Who knew?! So much fun.

Diann said...

All of your Fall finds are so awesome and inviting! Love it all!

Jacalyn @ said...

Love all of your autumn accents. I just love the nesting feel we get this time of year. Not the winter, mind you, but the nesting, ha! Great give-a-way too!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love that cute orange owl!!! Thanks for coming to my party!