Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My house is a little bland, as far as seasonal decor goes. When you're on a budget as tightly as we are, there's just never any room for purchasing such frivolities as pumpkins or flower arrangements. This week, I managed to do really well on our grocery purchases, and was able to squeeze in a bit of something for the fall season. They had these little sprays for $2 each, so I got three in hopes that I could do something with them. Hopefully I will add a little each year until I accumulate a good stock.

I had this wreath already that I got at a yard sale a while back for $1, I think. I'm not sure about these berries. Were they once red? Doubtful, since there's no red residue on any of them. I thought berries were reminiscent of winter, and are generally red? Don't know about you, but I've never seen any white berries. So, I de-berried it a little.

And then I added the sprays. I already had this fall swag of sorts that I purchased when we lived in FW but never actually found a good place to use it. That got dis-assembled and added to the fray.

The results are in!

What do you think? A little disproportionate, maybe? It almost looks heart-shaped, but you know what, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE BEAUTIFUL. There. I'm officially Nester-ized (if you follow the Nester you know what I'm talking about).

Once the wreath was on the door, and boastful in all its glory, my empty little flower holder thingy looked pretty bleak next to it. So I grabbed some more dead, white berries and some leftover stuff and stuck it in there. I think it needs some feathers. I'm definitely going to look for some feathers to stick in with it.


There's my reflection in the door. Hi! You know they say reflections add 10 lbs.

How's your seasoning coming along?


Brandy said...

Aww. I love it, it really does look like a heart.(If you wouldn't have said anything, I would have thought the wreath to be a heart. I love this fall weather, I am trying to get some of my falls things out. Love the "new" look. Happy Fall

Anonymous said...

Very super welcoming. I understand. This year I made a vow to not purchase home decor unless I really thought it through. Everything in my decor is from years ago. My mom gifted me that for Christmas and Birthday's. Since, I rarely have money to buy extra's I ask for holiday stuff for my gifts. So, that is how I get my stuff.

You did a great job on that wreath. I repurpose a lot of wreaths. My Easter one I turn into more spring and then change for the summer.

Natural Mama said...

Love it, Amy!!

Sondra! said...

I love it. Makes me want to spruce up my door! And you are so right- it doesn't have to be perfect and I am SOOO glad! ;)