Happy September! I am just getting started adding a few fall touches around the house. I started with the top of my fridge and kitchen cabinets. This year I decided to go with the "use what you have" idea and I just took things from around the kitchen that already had fall tones and added in some faux pumpkins, leaves and gourds. I am not able to go digging through my fall decorations because I am just too weak from all of my various health issues but I am really enjoying how it turned out anyway. I kind of like the challenge of being forced to be creative with what you have. If I have one of my "good days" this week I'm going to try to get my husband to get the totes out so I can start really decorating but I just couldn't stand it any longer! I love fall!!!!
I collect vintage soda memorabilia and normally I have several coke items on display in the summer. For fall I swapped out the red, white and blue Americana themed accents for my orange Sun Crest crate and added some fall tea towels. I noticed the orange writing on the Maxwell House tin and decided it would work for fall with a pumpkin on top.
I like to use vegetables in my autumn displays since it is harvest time. My stepfather, Frank, passed away a few years ago. The canned veggies are the ones he grew and canned just a month before he passed. They are very dear to me. I was so excited when I found the vintage Frank's beverage crate! Perfect for displaying the jars!
I found this old gumball machine a while back and have been intending to paint it a creamy white and fill it with pearls but for now I decided to fill it with festive candy corn for fall. Behind it is my favorite old ice cream bucket filled with burlap scraps and topped it with a realistic faux pumpkin. I remembered the wooden blackbird in the basement and decided to add him to the bucket. I especially love his rusty bottle cap eye.
I recently found the large white duck for $5 at a rummage sale. I had been wanting one for years but couldn't bring myself to pay the ridiculously high asking prices in most primitive shops. Gotta love junkin'!
One the things I love best about primitive decorative is the ambience created by the use of lighting. I like how this strand of silicone dipped rice lights cast a soft, golden autumn glow and a grubby primitive candle placed inside the old grater creates interesting light.
I hope this post inspires you to look around the house for things you already have that you can use in new ways. It's really fun!
Have a great weekend!
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