We are very close to being done and I am working on some really great projects to share with you soon. But, while I finish up these last few boxes and get some more things in order Angie from The Altered Past is here to tell us all about the fall decor she has put together in her home.
Angie is a homeschooling mother of 3 girls and loves to thrift-shop, DIY, and create new treasures from whatever she finds. You have to stop by her blog and check out all the wonderful projects she has done - you will simply be amazed at what she comes up with. So without further ado I am going to give you over to Angie....
I was finally able to get the fall decorations from around the house posted. I think you may notice some improvements in the photos in this post. Instead of opting for the quick and convenient camera on my iPhone, I borrowed my daughter's Canon Rebel. Wow! What a difference. Certainly worth the extra time it takes to download, watermark, and then upload to my blog. There are a lot of pictures so you may want to grab a cup of coffee and a seat. I'll try to keep the commenting to a minimum since there are so many. I hope you enjoy taking a small tour of my home decorated for fall.
Yes, that's a vintage school microscope. I thought it looked at home among the leaves, acorns, and other items from nature.
An old strainer turned basket for found items. I have also used it as a cloche with a starfish during the summer. I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains so I have a thing for river rocks.
Another shot of the table with ironstone platters in the rack above.
I happen to be one of those poor souls with the huge black hole (TV alcove?) above the fireplace. Therefore, I only took a picture of the side of the mantel. A grapevine pumpkin and pine cones are simple and I love the natural colors against the white.
I wish I could say I decorated my table with beautiful dishes and centerpieces, just like it was waiting for a special fall dinner. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is, we're homeschoolers. For a lot of homeschoolers, that means the kitchen table is where we do school. I did manage to place a pretty tray, an urn, and a few ceramic pumpkins in a basket in the center. We work around it : )
The top of the antique cabinet I purchased at the local thrift store has been crowned with a garland of berries, pine cones, hydrangeas, and an ironstone tureen. You can read about the purchase of the cabinet here.
Well, thanks for sticking with me to the end. I hope you found something that has inspired you. I know my inspiration comes from the many, many wonderful blogs out there.
Thank you so much Angie for the tour of your beautiful home with all it's gorgeous fall decor. I saw several things that have inspired me. How about you all. Don't forget to check out Angie's blog and see all the wonderful things she creates.
Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.