Friday, October 31, 2014

Antiques and Nature for a Fall Centerpiece

It's been a beautiful fall this year.
The leaves have really hung on and no
frost yet! The basil and petunias
are still going strong.
I love nature and as I write this, I'm in my bedroom
looking out my sliding glass doors watching the
little sparrows and juncos drink at the rock
that sits just outside.
I also love to bring nature inside.
Flowers.. Leaves.. Sticks..
They are some of my favorite things to use
to add warmth and charm to my home.
And my family seems to really enjoy it as well.
(I told my husband today that I would like to
decorate more with sticks and would he mind?
"No", he said. What a guy. I'm so blessed!)
I'm also very fond of using old things
to decorate with. And my habits could be
 called "impromptu design"
because I forget to pick up what
I wanted at the store.
 Like... fresh  flowers.
So, this is my new fall centerpiece.
(Anything wooden, with a past, catches my eye when
I'm browsing. I was taken with this unusual,
antique desk drawer.) You can't tell from the
photo, but the sections are dished inside.
Like someone could just scoop out whatever it held
with the tips of their fingers. 
The sweet, little antique bottles were just
perfect for holding a Marigold or two.
And the beautiful, golden leaves
are from our Apricot tree.
This was so simple to put together.
I added the little, bird salt shakers
for a bit of color
(and to make my daughter feel special
as they were a gift from her)
and some candles for a touch of
light and warmth.
Decorating like this, for me,
is such a joy.It's stress-free, fun and I'm able
to use what I have.
Thank you so much for stopping by
and have a beautiful weekend!
Tamara xxoo
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Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this and the unusual shape of the drawer. Great idea to add some little bottles and some pretty blooms. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Tamara said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Betsy! It sounds like we like the same things.

Monica said...

Yes!!!! Loe this immensely.