Monday, September 28, 2009

"Wonder-fall" Magazine Inspiration Wagon Makeover

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Country Home Magazine was one of my all time favorites. I was in total disbelief when they stopped publication. I would have gladly paid what they needed for a subscription... I loved it that much. I did save my copies, and they are still great inspiration. Below is the October 2007 issue, that was full of fun ideas for Halloween and fall.

Last year at Leola's Fall Open House, my friend,
 took her cue for a fun candy display from the cover shot.

It was a real favorite, while it lasted.
 I thought it was just the cutest take on an old wagon... this year I decided to do the same.
I found this old beat up baby size "Radio Flyer" wagon
and spray painted it black.

I just wish I  had remembered to take "before" pictures,
but you have all seen one. It had a lot of dents and was pretty well loved.

Now it's greeting everyone on my front steps,
 filled with pumpkins and mums.

I love to change up my decor from year to use new pieces,
or old pieces in a new way.

I still have to find a few more pumpkins,
then I'll have a few photos to share of the front porch.

Have fun with your fall decor!


  1. oh I just love your wagon! I too miss Country Home! I'm sure we have that issue tucked away somewhere. Now that my mom lives with me we have them all!
    Happy Halloween!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Hi Debra....thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love your little wagon!

    I thought of you today....I was driving home after visiting the pumpkin patch and saw some sheep grazing in the pasture....I remembered your post on how much you love sheep.....I wanted to get a picture for you, but couldn't get a good shot.

    Hope you are feeling better! We had hoped to come to Missouri this fall, but it's not going to happen....maybe after the first of the year! I'll certainly let you know!


  3. The wagon is just too cute. I love it. What a great idea. It is so nice to see such inspirational pics. I miss that magazine too. Seems like all the really good ones are going away. Hugs, Marty

  4. Loved how your wagon turned out & thanks for remembering mine from last year. I loved that issue of Country Home too & I miss it. Jan

  5. What a darling presentation, Debra. Love that BLUE pumpkin ... hope it wasn't a vintage wagon, altho it is cute painted black.

    Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Hi! I love that you painted the wagon black it looks fab-o. i thought about painting an old wagon I have white but I think you have changed my mind I think I will go with black now and stick it out in front of my new store front. Rhonda

  7. Country Home was my favorite too, I still miss them...but I frequently look back on the old copies that I've saved through the years...and I have a bunch!!!

    Love the wagon!

  8. I love it Debra! That is perfect for a Fall display. I miss Country Homes so much. I have every issue as well and love to go through them again and again.

  9. very cute idea!!

    barbara jean

  10. I love to change things for the seasons too! Except I either start early and then loose my mementum and everything is half finished or I start so late that everyone is already moving on while I am still trying to catch up :-) Ah well, it keeps us busy and entertained I guess.

  11. Great display with the wagon (isn't everything great sprayed black, lol). I save lots of old magazines for future inspiration :)


  12. Debra, that is so cute!!! what a fun idea!!!

  13. I know, I was shocked that they were not going to be continuing with their magazine. I got such great ideas from it...

    I love the wagon idea, you did a great job on yours. It's so festive and whimsical!
    Hope you're having a great day,

  14. Debra, your wagon is so cute. I wish still had my Country Home issues intact. I'm one to rip out inpiration pages then pass on whats left!I never imagined it would just disapear like that.


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