As I mentioned in my last post, I love fall decor. And I have done a few more things recently to add some fall accents before it is all over. Little accents are so vital in decor. They are the pieces that get changed out regularly, that give flavor to a space and make you remember something special– like you favorite color, favorite pastime, or favorite season (in Texas at least). And that’s what fall decor is all about to me. Bringing what I love about fall out!
My first score was a muffin tin. Yup, a muffin tin. Picked up this bad boy at a garage sale for a quarter. I was instantly drawn to the rust, the stains, the vintage look. I totally dig the rustic vibe. And what is more rustic than gourds in a muffin tin?
I like the look and functionality of this so much that it will likely not be just a fall thing, but it’s new and cool and so I wanted to share it! I see a future with this muffin tin. Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs…
My second accent project is one that was inspired by Pinterest I believe. I love using natural elements in decor. Including… corn kernels! I scored this great glass apothecary jar at the same garage sale as the muffin tin. Holla. Filled ‘er up with corn kernels from Wal Mart, topped with a white candle, and voila! Beautiful!
I love the yellow and natural-ness of the kernels. The crisp white candle. The beautiful lines of the apothecary jar. Sigh. I love it. And again, this great garage sale find will be put to good use!
Last, by certainly not least, acorns. I. Love. Acorns. When we lived in Waco a few years ago, there was a HUGE oak tree down the street and that fall I collected tons of acorns as fun fall decor. Well since we left Waco I have not had access to acorns. I even looked into purchasing them online this year. Asked the hubs to “just stop by” that house in Waco when he is up there. Ha.
Well, it so happens that there are trees in the parking lot at work that give acorns. Big acorns. And until this past week, I kept forgetting to collect them. But alas, this week I remembered and joyfully went home with a lunchbox full! I had to glue a few of the tops back on, but happily piled them into an adorable galvanized pail I have and put them up for display next to the “It’s Fall Y’all” chalkboard sign and pinecones. Perfect.
Look at those babies. Huge!
I love using unusual items to decorate my home. I want to fill my home with things I love– the colors I love, styles I love, and nature-type items I love. And it doesn’t have to be expensive!