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{in the mood for fall}

i will be the first to admit that i am usually a week month or so behind on pulling out seasonal decorations. so even though technically it still feels like summer on some days around here i am probably the last blogger in all the land to put out some fall stuff.

but last week my hubby surprised me and got my one lone box of fall decorations out of the attic and i used it to prettify the top of my pantry, which is an antique pie safe that belonged to my grandma.

pantry top - before

here it is before. as you can tell it is just a mish mash of stuff thrown up there. a mason jar, a antique milk glass vase containing a single black rose, a painting that my friend dan gave to me as a gift, a texas-flag-adorned armadillo, a breakfast in bed tray, a panda bear, and a mortar and pestle from our honeymoon in st. lucia. the only thing these items have in common is that they were all in the way and the top of the pie safe seemed like a good place for them to go at the time. excellent method of decoration, i know. (and don't worry - i dusted!)

pantry top - after

after a few precarious moments on a step ladder (anything more than one step off the floor is considered a health hazard for me) i stepped back and was very pleased with my new arrangement.

pantry top - after

i used an artificial plant from ikea that is popped into a white planter, also from ikea, to add some bright greenery to offset all the muted autumn colors. on the left is the mason jar that i stuck a couple of rogue leaves from my garland in. the pumpkins came from hobby lobby and have been spray painted heirloom white.

pantry top - after

the bronze leaves are napkin rings (of the better homes & gardens variety from walmart)

pantry top - after

this pumpkin was specially made for me out of horseshoes! it is sitting on a candle stand i got on clearance at hobby lobby and gave the heirloom white treatment.

pantry top - after

the blue pumpkin, which is probably my favorite, is sitting on a grapevine wreath (both from hobby lobby) and an antique cake stand that was passed to us from chris' grammie.

pantry top - after

living in the delta has given me a new appreciation of the phrase "harvest blessings and the song "rain is a good thing" by luke bryan. when it rains, the farmers have good crops. when they have good crops they make good money. when they make good money they come buy new trucks in town. and a new truck means a new farming radio, which means we get busy. i like being busy.

pantry top - after

i used gold napkins (also of the better homes & gardens variety from walmart) as a base and used books to give it some varying height. (i actually used my twilight books - holla to edward and jacob for holding up my pumpkins!)

pantry top - after

i also did some decorating in my living room but that is a whole other post you can read here!! :) how about you? are you the last to pull out the seasonal decorations like me or are you a week a head of everyone else?

linking up with beth!
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happy fall yall!

5 comments:

  1. LOVE it.....fantastic bouquet
    of thankful, Autumny goodness!
    (thanks for the knowing giggles,
    too.......I'm so with you:))
    -Jennifer

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  2. Yay for fall decor! It looks great, seriously I love it! Great photos of it too! =D

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  3. Beautiful! I love the pie safe too!!

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  4. It looks great...that horseshoe pumpkin is FABULOUS!!!

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  5. Wow, that is a gorgeous arrangement! I love how abundant it feels just in time for thanksgiving. Beautiful work, lady! :)

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