New Season and New Find

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Even though its still averaging in the high 90’s every day here, it was time to move my fall merchandise into my space at the mall.  I try to keep it fresh and do a complete re-do of my space every 3-4 months.  I love the fall and the warm colors that come with it.  I usually gravitate towards blues and greens, but adding in those golds, oranges, and reds in the fall is refreshing in its own way.

I was able to move my French Provincial Dining Table into the space and use it as a great display area.  The golds and reds in the seat cushion fabric and the warm undertones of the stained top went perfectly with the fall theme.   Unfortunately for my display needs, it sold in a matter of days.  Don’t get me wrong–I love having the sale!  But I’ve got to find something to go into its space now!


Some glittered pumpkins made a reappearance.  I had a few left from last year and made a few new ones also.


See the old wooden ruler? I found it an estate sale recently along with a package of vintage child and baby pictures.  The two together reminded me of back-to-school, which definitely speaks of fall.  The picture of the little boy in the bottom right corner is my favorite of the stack.  Here is a close-up:


Isn’t he adorable?  Looks like just about the right age to head off to his first year of preschool.

I also made a fall corner display, anchored by a great old door I found at a local flea market.



The aged white  scale hanging on the right in the top picture is another great recent find.  It would be really fun hanging in a kitchen, holding fresh fruit.

And of course what is the fall without Halloween?  I am not a very crafty person, but my sister is.  Last year she made lots of really fun Halloween decorative items and I still have a few left to display this year.  I really like the “Boo” and “Spooky” wall plaques.



My one crafty contribution was the vintage postcard banners. I make those for every holiday and they always sell very well.


That’s been the action at the booth, at home I’ve had another big project going on.  A client wanted to paint a piano that was handed down to her.  I know, to some of you painting a piano sounds almost sacrilegious!  She wanted to incorporate it into her home though but needed the light honey stain to correspond more with her dark wood decor theme.  So, I am painting it with CeCe Caldwell Chalk Paint in Virginia Chestnut.  It’s the first time I’ve used the CeCe paint, and so far I’m happy with it.  I had to use it rather than the Annie Sloan because there is no dark brown in in Annie’s color line.  The client wants a stained look, so I’m going to experiment with some topcoats to add some additional depth.


And lastly, I’ve got this incredible, HUGE cubby shelf waiting to make it up to my space.   It has chippy, white paint all over it and some spots of light turquoise also.  I’m really excited about setting it up to display in my space.  Think of all the fun, cute, little things you could set in these cubbies!


Well, hopefully the weather will begin to cooperate with my fall decor.  I’m anxious for those cool nights and falling leaves!

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