Sunday, September 9, 2012

Window Box Centerpiece for Fall

Hello Everyone, 

I wanted to share what I've been doing in the Dining Room to bring in some Fall color. Since I started using this old window box as my centerpiece on the Dining Room Table late last Spring, I've been trying to keep it looking "natural". That can be hard to do since I use faux ivy and flowers in it, but right now I'm just enjoying those wonderful muted Fall colors, trying to keep it simple.

I did have to add in a few orange leaves just to get a little fix.

I don't know if you can tell, but this is a REALLY BIG window box. OK, how many of you more mature people out here remember Ed Sullivan saying "it's going to be a really big sheeeew"? I know, I'm more mature...but that's what this is..."a really big window box"!  So I have faux ivy, some styrofoam, leaf garland, and then because my pumpkins kept disappearing to the bottom, I grabbed some heavy brown paper grocery bags and wadded them up underneath...sheesh.

at least now my pumpkins aren't doing a disappearing act.

I've had these two inspiration images in my files forever.
I'm sorry, I don't have the original sources, 
but love their natural look in the old chippy window boxes.

and this great version from October Southern Living Magazine
Here's mine, no watering involved.

My little cement boy cherub (that I found at the flea for $15) has joined in on the Fall Festivities. I've seen reproductions of him lately, but this little man in the real deal. and super heavy... heavy I really want him on the table, kinda heavy.

I'm working on the sitting area and Holiday Cupboard in the lower level today, so I'll be sharing that soon. My curiosity cabinet has been fun putting together this year. Ahhhhh... it's been wonderful here these last two days. sunny and in the 70's.
Fall's a comin'!
(just a little Missouri-speak for ya')

I'll be sharing at these parties this week:

Thrifty Finds at Southern Hospitality
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
last night I had my first Starbucks Pumpkin Latte 
of the season,
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