Today I’m sharing one of my new favourite little projects, and it was really simple to put together too. I shared on Wed. that my friend Heather has moved into a new house, and I’m having so much fun hearing all her decorating ideas, and offering up my ideas too. She bought this cute little turquoise cabinet at ……. and it’s sitting in front of the window in her open concept living and dining room. I’m loving trying out some none traditional colour schemes for fall -like my white fall mantel, and lime green and white front door. For Heather’s house, instead of orange, we did a pretty fall scheme in turquoise, with lots of neutral browns, greys and creams. It turned out great.
I went for a walk in the woods, and collected lots of natural materials. I love how the acorns turned out. We left most of them natural, but used craft paint to add a little colour to just a few.
Everything is displayed in some of Heather’s collection of vintage milk glass. I have to say it’s such a great thing to collect, the pieces are so versatile and you can still find them at second hand stores, for a few dollars a piece.
I also found lots of pinecones, and again we painted a few, and left most of them natural, and then grouped them by kind in more pretty milk glass.
So simple and so, so pretty.
I also picked a few white mums and put them in little ruffle vase.
I picked up a blue pumpkin -actually a squash, and a little white baby boo pumpkin too. I love how the grey-blue pumpkin looks with the turquoise.
And the last container is filled with some birch bark, found on some fallen logs in the forest.
We thought about using a tray for the display, but the cabinet itself really acts as the tray and anchors it all. It would also be lovely on a coffee table, or on a tray sitting on an ottoman. I love how it all came together here.
With a pretty fall display like this, life really is a party!
p.s. I’m at Blissdom Canada, enjoying the biggest social media conference in Canada! Follow along with my adventure as a first timer who doesn’t know anyone. I’ll be posting pics and updates on facebook.