Wednesday, September 17, 2008

NEW FALL DECORATIONS

I told you that I was putting the topiary on my foyer table just for a short time. I'm off on Wednesday and I have made my other topiary (for another post) and finished this decoration for my table in the foyer (haven't done any housework, though). I copied so many ideas until I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to give everyone credit but I do know the BOO Picture idea is another one of Joy's. I finally finished making a cloche and it cost me all of $1.89 to make it. I bought the glass candle holder at the Dollar Tree, got the tea candle holder for $0.50, and the black tray it sits on at the Trift store for $0.39. I couldn't find any cheap finials so I found an old lamp in my attic and took one off so it was free! The berries on my candle sticks holding the white pumpkins were on a card at the Dollar Tree ($1.00 of course) and I spray painted them black for the spooky holiday. I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out....especially the cost!
I love my blogging friends.....they have saved me $$$$ because I don't buy decorating magazines anymore....I have my personal decorators!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my, I love this display! You did a great job! Blessings, Nancy

Rambling Girl said...

I totally agree with you on buying magazines anymore...I have so many bloggers who are saving me the money by sharing their secrets....I love your decor...so cute!

Linda said...

Isn't it fun to be able to go from blog to blog and get ideas?

Tricia said...

I've got to get some of those white pumpkin/gourd things too. A very cute display. Did you monogram the BOO or stencil it?

This Country Girl said...

Now that's what I call smart decorating! Very good use of money....isn't it nice to have so many blogging friends with great ideas!

Tammy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Your projects turned out so cute!
Great job!
diane

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Sue, I love the ideas for fall, it has gotten me in the mood to decorate. Thanks
Edwina at The Picket Fence Come and Peak Through

Farmhouse Primitives said...

I just found your blog and love your decorating ideas you are sharing! Question.....being in Alabama, do you know of anywhere I could purchase cotton bolls? I'd love to do up a basket filled with some. :-) Keep bloggin' friend!!
Pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love anything painted black...you did such a great job and all for pennies!!!
Have a great evening.
Rondell

Amy said...

Mom,
I am truly impressed. You know I love you, but we don't always have the same decorating taste. However...I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. I will TOTALLY be copying it. You are so talented and so good at making things pretty. I love the black and white. Fabulous!
AGM:)

Angie said...

Looks sooooooo good Sue! I'm the same way - looking at blogs more than decorating magazines. Although, I always look at them when I'm in the grocery store!

nadia said...

THIS is my favorite!!! FABULOUS!!

Marie said...

I love your cloche! I swear, so many of you have made them better than my own. I'm very impressed. ;o)

I feel the same way about these talented bloggers...I don't need decorating mags anymore. Not when there are so many beautiful blogs!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks great!

B J's Corner said...

Your foyer is really fun. Love the dark wood and the boo sign.
bj

Kele said...

I like the BOO sign,think I will copy you. What font was that??
Ask your hubby to clean, you have fall crafts to make! he!he!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous copy cat job!!!! I JUST LOVE everything!!! I think I may have to do the BOO and spray some berries black. Aren't making your own cloches fun!!!???