Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you had a great weekend!
Sadly, I turned one year closer to the big 4-0, but I did have a great day.
I started off the morning by going to a great vintage sale where I scored some great goodies. If you want to see them, head over to my Instagram account.
My mom then made me a big lunch, and she made it all fancy … even bringing out her china. It was nice having the whole family there, and I’m pretty sure I watched my one year old niece eat her body weight in mashed potatoes.
Topher, the kiddo, and I went to Bonefish Grill for dinner that night, followed by Topher’s famous Pecan Pie Bars.
The day ended with us watching a few episodes of Fixer Upper.
Pretty darn good day if you ask me.
Yesterday was filled with craziness as I got my house around for a little Fall tour! Normally, I don’t do a whole lot as far as Fall decor goes. I go straight from Summer decor to Halloween — mostly because here in Kansas, Fall usually lasts a whole two days. We go from crazy freaking hot to freezing your arses off in no time flat.
This weekend, however, it was absolutely beautiful, so it got me inspired.
On my buffet I used some old shutters that I found at a yard sale for a whopping one dollar last year. I painted them ivory and hung some mirrors I bought from Joss & Main last year.
The oval frame was from a yard sale from years ago, along with the gold deer head that I got at Hobby Lobby over the summer.
I used the same owls from Pier One that I used on last year’s fall mantel with my hedgehogs (also from Pier One) that I used on my buffet for Christmas. I threw in some vintage mason jars I had in the basement for a bit of color.
The pedestal I got from Antique Farmhouse a few months ago with a pumpkin from a long ago TJ Max purchase.
Yesterday, the kiddo made the rag garland for me out of some old scrap fabric I had and an old lace table cloth that was ruined. I was going to show you a tutorial for it, but I didn’t want to insult your intelligence. You literally cut strips of fabric and then tie them around a string.
As far as the mantel goes, I shopped my house. I brought out some old frames, some vintage bottles (that I got on Saturday), and spray painted some plastic pumpkins white.
The thing second from the end on the right side is the bottom of a broken lamp that I got at a yard sale for a dollar. I wasn’t sure what to do with it since there wasn’t a lot left of it, but I thought it was pretty. Topher told me I would never use it for anything and to throw it out … but just to prove him wrong I found a use for it.
The big round frame I got for $2 a year ago at a yard sale.
The pumpkins on the coffee table were a combination of last year’s yard sale finds and last year’s TJ Maxx purchases.
The dough bowl came from Antique Farmhouse a couple of years ago.
The antique dough bowl table thing I got from my aunt and used on my porch for Halloween last year.
The wreath I will show you how to make tomorrow, and all of the supplies came from Dollar Tree.
The only thing I did purchase was my new fall doormat, which came from Target.
All in all I did all of this fall decor for less than $20.
If your house is anything like mine, you have so much junk stored away in your basement you forgot what you actually have. Sometimes, simple things like mason jars or vintage bottles can add a fun touch to your decor. Open up all of those old cabinets and boxes and start thinking outside the box with what you have.
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to cost a lot. Sometimes, it just means opening up your imagination and getting creative. Plus, all of that crap that your husband says that you’ve been
hoarding collecting and wanted you to get rid of will actually come in handy.
So the next time you come home from a yard sale with a broken lamp or another old birdcage, and he starts nagging you, can say you’re going to decorate with this, and he might actually start to believe you.
Make sure you head over and visit my friends’ Fall Tours down below!
There will be new tours added every day this week, so make sure you keep checking back!
See you tomorrow for the tutorial on my Dollar Tree Fall Wreath!
Lindsay Eidahl says
One of my favorite ways to decorate! Shop your home! I love telling people that too because they think I am crazy. You don’t have to spend money to decorate. You usually have a lot of things you can use right in your home already! Your fall decor looks great!
Thank you Lindsay! Years of hoarding pay off sometimes!
Kathy, Petticoat Junktion says
Those owls are the cutest darn things and I love the rag garland. They are so easy to make!
Thanks Kathy! I’m all about quick and easy crafts!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
So pretty! Great minds think alike. My goal this year is to not buy anything new to decorate for fall other than a few real pumpkins and gourds! Lovely!! ~Christy
Thanks Christy! My hubby loves it when I do a home tour and don’t have to spend much money!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
It looks so pretty. And how lucky are you to have all of those things on hand. I especially love that dough bowl! Have a great week!
Thanks Angie! Years of being a hoarder pays off sometimes!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
I love your tour! Those mercury glass owls are adorable. I added one to my fall decor this year. The rag garland is so pretty too!
Leslie @ House on the Way says
Shopping the house is the best way to go! Love your fall decor.
Have a great week!
I think so too! Thanks Leslie!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Loving the rag garland and I too love to decorate with stuff around the house! Everything looks so inviting, also love the little stand on the porch holding the pumpkins! Have a great week! XO
Tami @ Curb Alert! says
LOVE the garland and crushing on the gold deerhead. I just purchased him as well a few weeks ago and can see him displaying lots of future decor in my own home.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
It all looks so pretty Shanna!!! I LOVE your coffee table decor!! 🙂
Thank you Nancy!
Your decorative talents never disappoint. From the adorable owls, to the mercury glass pumpkins, to the gorgeous mantel. Everything is Fall Perfection.
Thanks for sharing.
Make it a wonderful day.
Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc. says
I shop my own house every single time I “vignette”… my only real new stuff comes from thrift and yard sales. 😉 I love that rag garland and I adore the way you’ve tucked little owls here and there. xo Pinned!
Thanks Laurie! I think I get more excited about getting new goodies from yard sales than real stores!
I love shopping the home projects! Thank you for showing easy ideas. ~Jeanette
Happy Belated Birthday!! Welcome to the wonderful world of 40!! Love your mantle especially the cute owls! Your house looks ready for fall 🙂
Thank you Crystal! Any day that I get a day off is a good one!
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says
Shanna, I want to come shop in your basement! 😉 No basements here is FL, ha! But, what a awesome stash you have. Your lovely lacy rag garland and all the special little touches. Happy Fall!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
I love what you pulled together for your fall scape! I want to go shopping in your house!
Thanks Wendi! Your welcome to come over anytime, although Kansas isn’t quite as enticing as what you are used to!
Everything is definitely looking fall like at your house! I love your owl collection and your cute fabric bunting on the mantel. I’m definitely headed to Target for a new fall mat. Mine are worn out and I love yours!
Thanks Paula! Target sucks me in every time!
Gorgeous! Love all your fall decor and touches. Glad you had a wonderful day. Your still a kid in my old eyes:) XO
Thank you Debbie! What are you talking about old eyes? You’re still quite the catch!
Jeanie @ create&babble says
Shanna, your Fall decor looks fabulous! And I love your comment about the length of Fall – we have that same season here in Pa. Everyone says how Fall is their favorite season but if you blink you miss it! But at least we can enjoy the decorations longer than the actual weather!
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Your fall decor looks wonderful! I loved seeing a tour of your home all decked out for the season. It was wonderful to be a part of the Fall Home Decor Tour with you!
Your home looks beautiful! Those owls and hedgehogs are so adorable! I love the rag garland too, you did such a great job!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Hey Shanna, what a pretty collection of Fall items and all very unique. It is worth it too look around at what you have, rather than hit the stores for new. Happy belated, sorry I missed sending you a birthday wish last week. Loved your tour!!
Well now you’ve done it…I’ll have to shop my house tomorrow and see what I can come up with. Your bright blue door is so pretty BTW.