Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Decorating With Thrift Finds

I enjoy sharing my love for thrifting and decorating for the season. These simple 
ideas use a base of a thrift store find or a new one that can be found
on the cheap. I used super-market gourds, faux leaves 
plus a few decorations from my store.

I used a pretty "silver" curved  platter that I found for $3 and added fall touches.

A long ago find of a wooden box with a serene fall landscape makes a 
great container for a touch of fall!

This centerpiece uses new items on a vintage yellow Fiestaware platter. I filled a new aqua
Ball jar with candy corn and added a "chalk" type topper. Aqua or turquoise 
are the latest way to add a fresh touch to fall colors. 

Old trucks may be easy to come by where you live but I searched high and low and
finally found this one on the way to the Farm Chicks Show. Add candy pumpkins
 to an old metal idea I stole from Serena Thompson.

One little pumpkin and leaf on a vintage Hall Jewel  saucer...small perfection!

Find an unusual real pumpkin or gourd and place them on a large
 cake plate with leaves and smaller gourds.

I have used this old picnic basket in many different ways but isn't it beautiful stuffed with 
as many fall colors as I could gather around the house and shop?

I hope you can use an idea or two in your fall decorating. See what you have around in your kitchen cupboards and add a few gourds and leaves. Keep your eyes open, as you thrift, for a
 few new pieces that you can use as next years bases. They look great all around
 the home. Add a touch of aqua for a fresh approach!
Happy fall decorating!