Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Porch 2014

Hello friends...I hope you've been keeping well.

Today I wanted to share our front porch...all colorful
and full of autumn. If you follow me on Instagram, you
may recall seeing a little sneak peek a few weeks back.

I have been meaning to share it here on the blog, but there was
something missing and I wasn't happy with the way the photos were
turning out. Not to mention, it's been raining non stop around here.

I had initially decided to skip the wreaths this year, but after looking at the
photos, I realized that to make it all flow together, it definitely needed them.

So when I spotted these gorgeous olive branch wreaths
over at Birch Lane, I knew they would be perfect for our front porch.

Birch Lane is a fairly young home furnishing company, but
is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  Their beautiful collections
and line of traditional pieces are both fresh and affordable.

I adore these wreaths and love that they can be used in various
seasons, from late summer, through fall and even in the winter.

Because we have yet to experience very cold weather, our ferns
are still fairly lush and I didn't have the heart to rip them out.
So I simply stuck in some decorative cabbage amongst them.
I didn't even take them out of the pot, which is perfect because
I can just take them out and water them when I need to.

To add a little more whimsy to our decor, I wrapped some pretty
vines around the pumpkins and wreaths to tie it all together.
 I also stuck some artificial leaves in the ferns; again to make it cohesive.

I think it looks fun and once they wilt, it will just add to the feel of fall...

But in my opinion, the best accessory is our adorable doggie, Brody. 
Just look at that face...:) 

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Have a beautiful day.

much love,
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sculptural Spheres DIY

I've been admiring the look of the trendy sculptural spheres in decor and 
 wanted to try to make my own version. 
I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. 
I love that these can be displayed all year round and made as big or as small as you wish.
Today, at eHow, I'm showing how I made made them in a few easy steps. 
I hope you can stop by and visit me there. 

Thank you so much...xo

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Monday, October 20, 2014

A simple fall centrepiece and daydreaming

The cold autumn rain falls outside our window. 
Its soothing  sound telling me to stop 
doing everything and head back to bed. 
I stop and stare at the wet rooftops and the little pond that has formed
inside a hole our puppy dug in the summer. 
 I can see how the raindrops form little glass like crowns as they hit
 the ground and think to myself, how magical rainfall truly can be. 
In the distance, I hear the cry of a crow being interrupted by the 
distinct sound of geese flying by. 
I wonder  if they are greeting each other, or if like humans, 
birds speak different languages. 
I start to daydream about their destination and picture
 them gathering and loudly discussing their journey. 
I suddenly realize that I have been daydreaming and must refocus. 
Time to talk about this easy centrepiece I put together
 with red pears and hydrangeas in 
a silver bowl.  
But I'm quickly hypnotized again 
by the sound of the rain and its
lulling song.  

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Inspiration Gallery Features

Get Your Craft On!  - Inspiring Crafts to Try DIY antler pillow
DIY Antler Pillow from Maison de Pax
Pumpkin welcome sign
Welcome Pumpkin Wood Slice Sign from View from the Fridge
Cardboard glitter pumpkin
Glitter Cardboard Pumpkin from Purple Hues and Me
Geometric Antler Art
Geometric Deer Antler Printable from Delineate your Dwelling
Fall wood banner
Fall Wood Banner from The Crafted Sparrow
Spray painted gold leaves
Gold Spray Painted Leaves from Restoration Beauty
DIY thumbtack wall art ampersand
Teal Thumbtack Ampersand Art from Upcycled Treasures
Copper leaf specimen art
Copper Fall Leaf Specimen Art from The Crafted Sparrow
Boo pumpkin
Black and White Boo Pumpkin from The Unique Nest
Ombre arrow string art
Ombre Arrow String Art from Dwelling in Happiness

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