- Who can find a virtuous woman? her price is far above rubies
- She looketh well to the ways of her household
- She worketh willingly with her hands
It's finally starting to feel a little like fall around my house. Yesterday we were able to turn off the air conditioning and open windows for the first time this season. I'm sitting in front of an open window now, wearing jeans and a long sleeved shirt, and when the breeze picks up I feel almost chilly. If you knew me in real life, you'd know how unusual that is for me!
As I've already shared, I'm not much of a decorator, and I'm limited somewhat by budget, the style and small scale of our house, but I do like to have a few simple, seasonal decorations around.
This year when I pulled out my Thrifty Fall Wreath that I made a few years ago, I was afraid it was too beat up to use. The tissue & wire fake fall leaves are definitely a bit worse for the wear...
...especially compared to when I first made this from Dollar Tree goodies and an old, repurposed grapevine wreath. ($2 for the garland and leaves, less than $3 originally for the wreath)
You may remember this from a couple of years ago, too. The charger was originally $1.99, and has been used over and over again, as has the glass vase and dried frou-frou, both from Dollar Tree for $1 each.
This year I used the same charger and vase, some slightly different Dollar Tree dried frou-frou, and a big splurge--a $5 candle from Walmart, which was the only place I could find one tall enough that was still in budget (meaning
I still have a vintage Mason jar filled with nuts, and one from Ball that I fill with a fall pick with leaves and berries and some loose silk leaves at this time of the year--all dollar store purchases from years past....
....as well as one filled with vintage and antique buttons of all different shapes, sizes, and colors.
What do you do to decorate for fall? Do you go "all out", or keep it simple?
Until next time...
This post is linked to:
Make Your Home Sing at Mom's the Word
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
In & Out of the Kitchen at Feeding Big
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life