I needed a little fall inspiration, so my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I headed to our favorite flea/antique shop…the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia…to see what we could find! And we found plenty! I love the wreath that greets you when you enter!
This display is gorgeous! Are you noticing a trend in fall colors? Softer greens and creams seem to be showing up frequently this year! Love it!
Here’s another wreath…but used as a centerpiece! Love the rustic jar in the middle!
We came back a week later and some faux berries and a crow for a Halloween look had been added. I just love crows! I think it stems from reading Johnny Crow’s Garden as a child.
Here’s another wreath used as a centerpiece with more of the softer greens and creams. The candle in the middle was a Pottery Barn cinnamon candle for $7 so Linda snatched it up. What a bargain!
Hmmm…here’s a thought…an antique finish on a pumpkin! I’m filing this one away!
I love this big candy corn…my grandson’s favorite! But you would have to buy a lot of them for it to look good. Now…how to recreate that? Hmmm…
It’s hard to miss this old wiring spool dressed up as a Jack-o’-lantern! And here are a few demi-johns and a Santos doll, too, for good measure!
However, it was not only fall decor that caught my eye! I love this frenchy bust…but she’s out of my price range!
I have been wanting a set of bone dishes and these are especially pretty. Each one is different! Lovely!
Now here’s a great combination…a frenchy grain sack pillow with brown and white ticking! Love it!
You know I love this...not only a fabulous hutch, but it’s filled with blue and white pieces! Here, I have to admit, though, that I think my $6 Goodwill double happiness jars are a better deal!
And…I seem to see them everywhere now…my new love…Trumeau mirrors! They originated in France (of course!) in the 18th century and have a carving or painting in the frame above the rectangular shaped mirror. This one has some nice details!
Here’s one with an old painting…gotta love the sheep!
And here’s one with a fabulous carving! I want one! They are just sooo expensive!
And here’s a sweet find that brought back some wonderful childhood memories. My sister and I had a child-size version of this antique bench when we were little. You lay the baby (or baby doll in our case) on the section behind the railing and then sit on the other section and rock! Ours even played music! This is the first real one I have ever seen!
So what came home with me? Miss Isabella is afraid that it is the scary giant Jack-o’-lantern! But, no…it’s something I’ll show you later and…
…this idea! First, I made my own cinnamon stick candle by putting a rubber band around a candle, adding cinnamon sticks and finishing with twine. Did you know that you can buy 12 ounce bags of cinnamon sticks in the Hispanic spices section at Publix for only $3.39? What a deal! I placed the candle on a wicker charger, added whole almonds (on sale half price after Christmas last year) and finished with a fall wreath from Goodwill…only $4.00!
And…taa daa! I like my version because I don’t think it screams fall and the colors go with my Provençal decor.
And…I had enough cinnamon sticks to make another candle…and I still have enough left for two more! That’s only about 85 cents per candle!
Sooo…using things I already had on hand and spending under $5.00 for the wreath and cinnamon sticks, I have a new fall centerpiece! Not bad, huh? And I got to spend the afternoon shopping in my favorite place with a friend...a very nice day!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my fall decor! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!