Use What You Have and Use What You Love!
Here, I took an existing potted violet, placed it in a favorite ceramic pot with a leftover burlap square. I then added artificial fall leaves around the pot and have a dining room centerpiece. I absolutely love the tablecloth by April Cornell. This one is Farm Fresh in black. Her colors and designs in table linens make me happy, as does the Lazy Susan from Sticks Furniture Arts and Crafts. The Lazy Susan was an indulgence in celebration of an anniversary and it has graced our table for many years.
I hung a garland from JoAnn Fabric or Michaels on the fireplace. 3M Command Hooks are holding the garland in place. More pictures of the autumn basket with the twinkling lights below. Did I mention, how much I love twinkle lights?
The lights that are tea lights are hanging from the bookshelves using Command Hooks. I found these black, metal tea light hangers one year before Christmas. I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use them, but I knew I really liked them. I am very pleased with the added ambience they add to bookshelf. I even found battery operated tea lights on Amazon with a remote control and that solved the problem of having to turn them all on by hand.
Use What You Have--Especially If It Was Going in Recycling Anyway! :
I love glass jars! There is something about the shape of glass jars that really pleases me. I just can’t let some of them go to the recycling bin. So, I save the “nice” sized ones and have discovered that they look great when given a coat of spray paint! I decided to pump up the fall décor and make jar cozies with fall burlap ribbon and Velcro with one side that has adhesive. This way, I can reuse them with different seasonal cozies for various seasons. I’m already planning to use the red jars for the Christmas holidays. Perhaps I’ll spell out “JOY!” on them instead of “FALL”. I’m quite pleased with the cozies. After all, I had purchased the ribbon to make bows for some wreaths. I thought, “Why not use it for other things?”
I hope you've enjoyed this post. My philosophy is to decorate with the things I love, use things I have in new/different ways, and it all can be done without spending a lot of money. Have fun and get cozy for fall!