Say WHAT! It’s October … already?

 

Needless to say, it’s been a while.  In the interim, I’ve had some major health and life adjustments.  It took a bit to get right with it, and things are good now, but I can hardly believe it’s Fall, somehow.

So, today, pulling up favorite autumn pics just seemed to be a fun thing to do.   Be warned that I LOVE the color orange, one always associated with this time of year.

(TIP)  While it brings Autumn to mind, orange is a color that can be used in decor nearly year round, except possibly in December.  Today, we’ll have fun with Fall.

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A unique discovery ($4.75) from our local thrift store. I learned this is called Blendo, and comes in several other colors and pieces.

It’s a known fact that I decorate the tops of my kitchen cabinets, and the set above has been displayed there, both in Summer and Fall.

(TIPSometimes a small change, a pillow or throw, and adding color with accessories like a vase, tin or even a book, can give the feel of the season.  Below, a branch and a gourd were natural (and free/inexpensive) elements used.

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Many of my (TIP) collected and thrifted pieces are in Autumn hues.   So I’ll share some of those here, with you too.  FireKing plates for sparkle, an Obert’ painted plate and a MCM C & S set for color. A spray painted, dried floral piece & a little block of walnut from my Hubs’ shop, were added for height and a bit of bling.

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(TIP) Use what you have when you decorate.   Below, a scarf is a table runner, an old Avon perfume bottle and a small glass ball add shine and interest.  A bouquet of items from the yard is casually arranged in a little orange vase, and a pottery server and bowl add texture and ground the entire vignette.

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This post alone, has shown you my love of Autumn colors, and shiny things LOL.        (TIP) Another easy decor item is plants.  They’re very affordable, add beauty and interest, and are down right good for you to have in your home, AND . . . they’re fun.

Everything in this easy little group was found on thrifting trips, except the plant & it’s vase – the vase was my mom’s.  The Avon bottle, mail box wall hanging, a scarf and the candle holder were very inexpensive things I found ITW (in the wild LOL).

(TIP) When thrift shopping for decorating items, don’t shop for a specific thing, just buy things you like.  Doing that means they will work together with other things you already have.

Remember last time’s post with the plate rack?  Before I sign off, here’s a display for Fall using it.

    

Many thanks for stopping by today, and I really like getting your comments so feel free to leave a note.

The next post will be a little sooner, but until then I hope all is well with you.  It’s often very hard to be/stay positive, but I’m trying and hope you can, too  🙂

Later – Cheryl

 

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6 thoughts on “Say WHAT! It’s October … already?

  1. So glad to hear from you again!
    As you may have noticed I also have not posted often. Eye surgery while working full time is too stressful to be on a computer for other activities. Like you I seem to be ‘out the other side’, thanks be. Hsppy autumn!

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