Friday, September 17, 2010

A Little Fall Decorating

A new rule I made for myself this year:  No turkeys before November!

When I put out my fall decorations every year, I just think, "Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  I'll just put out the turkeys too."  But this year I went all crazy and only put out the pumpkins and Fall stuff.  Hubby will be home tomorrow and I am certain that he will drag out the Halloween stuff, so today I am enjoying it the way I like it.  Pumpkins and leaves.  No Turkeys.  No Dracula.

A little something I like to call "Crow Under Glass"
I whipped up this cloche from a candle globe and a glass top from a coffee percolator. 
Lame ribbon, I know, but who knew we didn't own any orange ribbon?  Crazy!

I did a little more fall arranging.  My island is always home to my two tiered stand and all my Fall Bling.  Who knew Fall Bling was so hard to take a picture of.  Much, much cuter in real life, I have to say.
Faux sugared pumpkins and sparkly garland.
My sweet honeysuckle basket and a vintage jewelry box that Hubby got at a thrift store.  It says "made exclusively for Gimbels" on the bottom.  Just like the store in Miracle on 34th Street.  I'm a sucker for old movies.

I'm linking up to the cloche party at A Stroll Through Life. 


  1. I love your vignettes and the cloche you made are wonderful. How creative to use the percolator top. It looks fabulous. Your fall decorations are lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. I am also happy to find your blog. I will be back and look forward to more posts. Hugs, Marty

  2. Very pretty displays! Very inventive to think of using the percolator top and it looks wonderful. Here in Canada, with our Thanksgiving being the 2nd Monday of October, our turkeys are naturally put out with the fall leaves. I do try to save the Halloween things for after Thanksgiving though.


  3. Wow, I never thought of creating my own cloche! Great idea!

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  5. love your ideas (no surprise) i'll have to post our fall decorations when we get them up.

  6. Wow! I love all of your decor! I think the 'crow under glass' is precious!! I'm now a follower. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Michelle! Love all your decor and the percolator top is brilliant! And the reference to Gimbels....fabulous!! I, too, love old movies!

  8. I love the two tiered stand, its fabulous! I dont blame your husband, I am itching to get that halloween stuff out!! Check out my blog when you get a chance :)

  9. Great vignettes....Nice cloche. Don't you love it when an idea works the way you want.