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Displays of Fall

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Hello!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

We’ve had another beautiful Fall weekend. Usually by this time, we have had our first snowfall and some chilly days. Our fall this year has been GORGEOUS! No snow and 65- 70 degree days. Loving it!

And, the colors have just been spectacular. Its so tempting to jump right into Christmas preparations after Halloween, and I’ve been doing my share, but I’m trying to get myself to slow down a bit and really still enjoy Fall and our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. If we don’t slow down and savor the simplicity of Thanksgiving, I fear that it will just simply be lost in the noise.  And, its way to important for that to happen!

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I found this sweet vintage scarecrow at an antique store a couple months ago.  Its that great plastic from the 60s that I just love. I adhered the scarecrow to an inverted red tart pan, to add stability and increase the height, and sparkled it up!

From a previous shopping trip, I picked up these vintage floral picks that perfectly match the scarecrow.  I dressed these picks up too and attached them to a vintage wooden spool, as a sweet harvest display.

Both the scarecrow display and these harvest picks are now in my Etsy shop!  They will certainly dress up your Fall home. The harvest picks will also look cute at a desk. You can find the Scarecrow HERE. And, the Fall Springs can be found HERE.

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I’ve been snapping a lot of pics this Fall and thought I would share a few with you.

These vintage wax pumpkins are in my mom’s collection. They are so pretty! Just that gorgeous, old wax that’s thoroughly saturated in rich color. I love how she displayed them for her Halloween decorating party.

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This is a snapshot of one of the booths from the French Nest market this year.  The attention to detail in this display is amazing! They even carted in dried leaves, and scattered them all over the green grass!

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My husband’s cousin got married this Fall. They chose to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding at a lovely park in Denver. The aisle facing chairs each had a mason jar bouquet of beautiful, vibrant autumn flowers. It was truly stunning!

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And finally, this is a shot taken on a stroll my daughter and I took in one of the older neighborhoods in our town. I have not altered this photo in any way. The colors were so rich and amazing!

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And the leaves scattered so pretty over the sidewalk!

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Have a wonderful week!

Happy Creating,

Michelle

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So Thankful…

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This time of year, my thoughts are often centered around all that I’m thankful for in my life…from family to this crafting hobby of mine!

First up this month, is a decor-piece I made, using one of these cool vintage Mason Jar Lids as a base!

If you’ll notice, I also utilized the vintage clothespins from my Dad, which I mentioned HERE.  After gluing the pins onto the jar base, I tied it with some hemp & Twirly Twine.

Layered Bingo Cards, and diecuts from the Family Fun collection, created the center focus of the piece.

I dressed the paper dolls, and tucked them into the doily pocket.  This way they can be taken out and played with, then returned to their spot.  A fun little addition to our November decor, that brings out the Family Gratitude focus during this month of Thanksgiving.

Lastly, a “Thankful For You Daily” card:

I used some gorgeous papers, accents, and ephemera from the Kitsch Kitchen section of the VSM store.

I created the card sentiment using both Twirly Twine tickets, as well as words cut out from THIS versatile paper.

This Days-of-the-Week ephemera sheet was the perfect complement to my Thankful Daily theme…I added subtle layering with a bingo card and Linen Tinted Tape…my favorite!

Wishing you all a month full of thankful thoughts &, as always, lots of crafting!

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

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It is time to begin getting prepared for those special winter holidays.  Whatever your family traditions, you can find great products for cards and decorations at Vintage Street Market.  Both of these cards were made using the Family Fun Paper Pack and May Arts Ribbon.  I love the vintage feel for my holiday cards and the paper dolls come with such adorable outfits.  The little boy looks a lot like the boys in my neighborhood growing up with the fabulous plaid and check outfits.

The little girl is straight from elementary school.  Wouldn’t this make a great special card for a teacher?  For this card, I again used a cute paper doll and layered her over altered chipboard, which was inked to enhance the retro/vintage feel.  The skeleton leaves were added with liquid adhesive under the ribbon.  The ribbon is from May Arts.  The Vintage Street Market store has some awesome green ribbon just like this red ribbon, which would be really fun for holiday greetings!

I hope you are able to enjoy a relaxed holiday season full of fun times and creativity!  Watch this spot for more great ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

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