Polka Dot Closet, how to put graphics on candles (thanks Carol) and made some for my Midlothian Antique Center booth. Bundled up with twigs, old twine and a cloth tag, they make a sweet hostess gift and the simple white color is perfect for Fall decor and into Christmas.
I also bought more white mums.....in fact, I bought every last one our little nursery had. It was hard finding some that had tight buds in them. I don't want them blooming yet. Got those in the ground too yesterday before the rains come. I'm done planting! I also talked to our local produce stand and asked her if she could get me some green corn stalks. I don't want spent brown ones. They have to be a just loosing their summer brighter green color and be more of a tree lichen green. I even took her a paint chip to show her what I am looking for. I thought she might laugh me under the green bean table but she totally sympathized. She had just been through a wedding for her son and knew exactly where I was coming from. Still waiting to here if she can honor my request.
Along with the bird and nest candles for the booth, I did a little redo on it.....getting ready for Halloween and Back to School. I dressed the mannequin in a worn old newspaper pleated skirt. She carries a papier mache skeleton on her shoulder and has a tattered burlap rose at her waist. At her feet rest the new "old" items I took in. I was crazy about this old tartan plaid hatbox. The inside still has the cardboard hat form in it. Makes for a fabulous storage piece and great Fall color. And yee-ha,..... seems I have been running across fabulous old boots lately. This is a vintage child's pair. They sell quickly.
hunting dogs is circa 1940's-50's and signed G. Muss-Arnolt. Housed in the original old wood worn gold frame, the coloring of the print is gorgeous, perfect for Fall. It measures just 13" x 11", making it a great piece for a table top vignette....so French charming.
Hooking up to these fabulous blog parties and a new one this week.....Honey at 2805 who is hosting Potpourri Friday (can you spell that without looking it up?) I can't. I hope you will visit.
Potpourri Friday at Honey at 2805
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern StyleInspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Farmhouse Friday at Laurie Anna's