Well, we finally sold our house. It’s bittersweet really. We’ve had it on and off the market a few times over the past three years. I loved this house. (See house tour here). We loved the house, but not the location. Also, we were getting bored. The house was done and we were running out of things to do. So…I mentioned in my Halloween post that we were going to build! We are pretty excited, for several reasons. 1. the lot is FLAT and very private.
From the road looking to the back of the lot.
From the back of the lot looking toward the street
See how little my orange car is? Come on, you knew I’d have an orange car didn’t you?
A few years ago, when my husband and I first got together, we took a trip to a resort park here in Kentucky. It was in the Fall. On a hike, we started collecting leaves. I love leaves. I have used the maple leaf in my decor for many years. What’s more perfect than a fall leaf from Mother Nature for decorating. I never really thought about the fact that I was decorating at the time, it was just a way to preserve a memory. When we brought the leaves home, we wanted to commemorate our first trip together. I decided that putting them behind glass in a frame was the best way to preserve them. Disclaimer: These pictures are rough. This project was done way before I knew I would have a blog. I’m posting them, so you can see how you can preserve a little bit of Mother Nature and do a little decorating for yourself! So, let’s begin.
These were from Buckhorn Lake. To make them even more special, on the next frame, I had a brass plate engraved with the the location and date. The frames were inexpensive frames that were on sale at Target. I inserted my own paper for the background. If I were doing these today, I would probably use burlap or some awesome scrapbook paper. Go crazy.
You don’t have to do the brass plate, that’s just something we wanted to do to remember our trip. I had these hanging in our bathroom. One leaf for each sink, and the three leaf over the tub. So, seriously, run out and get some leaves, Mother Nature does the best decorating. Until next time…
What do Halloween, moving and the future have to do with each other? Well, It’s Halloween decorating time and I’m moving…to a rental house, which explains the future…we are building. Yay! We are so excited to be building, but it couldn’t come at a worse time. Halloween, my favorite holiday. I love decorating for Halloween. It probably has something to do with all the orange, as that’s my favorite color, or maybe it’s the ghosts, witches and spiders. Trust me, it isn’t the spiders! So last year I didn’t have a blog, but I did some cool projects. Some you will recognize from Pinterest, which is where I got the ideas, and one is a knockoff from Pier1 and it’s my favorite.
I wasn’t going to decorate for Halloween. At all. I said to myself, self, it’s your favorite holiday, you MUST do some decorating. So, that’s exactly what I did. Some. I’ll be taking it all down next weekend. Sad, I know. Well, sit back and relax and I’ll take you on a run through. Remember, I did these projects before I had a blog so there are no tutorials, but I’ll try to remember where I found the original project.
This is my mantel. Remember, this is the lite version. I didn’t put everything out. The garland is fabulous, with it’s black leaves and orange bells and berries. I’ll give you some close ups.
I got this garland at our local apple orchard gift shop.
I got that cool mercury poison bottle at Home Goods last year.