Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Centerpiece

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I’ve been putting some more Autumn Touches around my house. 
I brought out this little antique urn I bought at an auction right before I got married…I think it was the first antique I ever purchased!  Anyway I love it.  I love it’s dents and dings, it’s marks, scratches and flaws.  It’s charm.
I bought these wonderfully fall-ish pumpkin guys on clearance {either last year or the year before} for little of nothing.  Aren’t they cute?  I stuck one atop the urn and the other two on either side. 
For another layer and texture I put the urn on this ‘mat’  I made out of old wood from my grandpa’s greenhouse.
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A little touch of fall that was inexpensive & uncomplicated…exactly what I’m liking these days:)
P.S.  So, I tried to not say ‘simple’ once in this post…it was hard! ;)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn’s Bounty {Handmade Wreath}

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.- George Eliot



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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{Simple} Fall Mantel


Can you tell I am all about simple these days?  Ha ha, I think because my life has been so crazy this past year I just want simplicity, calm and serenity.  Easier said than done, but I do feel it in my fall mantel.


I used the garland from last year and my garage sale dried gourds.  {I love them.}  I kept the books I already had up there and that was it! I hung my dried magnolia leaf wreath with burlap ribbon on the fireplace screen like I did last year in my front room.  A few acorns on the side table and that was it! 

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A few small touches of fall give my family room a warm harvest feel.  I changed up the look from last year a bit just my moving some things around from different rooms and using what I already had. Simple as that! ;)

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Monday, September 26, 2011

My DYI Cloche for Fall

My little Dollar Store Wire Cloche I made last Spring happens to get the most page views on my blog.  A big chunk coming from pins on Pinterest
 You just never know what is going to gain the most attention from readers. I never imagined my quick, inexpensive, ‘on a whim project’ would be the number one viewed project on my blog. ;)
For fall, I placed some little pears inside.  Simple and subtle.
If you missed the how to on the wire cloche, you can check it out HERE.
It’s feeling a little Fall-ish around here!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Exciting Announcement… {Rustik Chic}

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I am so over the top excited to let you all be the first to know what I have been working on the last little while.

If you follow me on Twitter (& if you don’t, you totally should.  I sometimes say funny things;)  you may remember this tweet…


And I made me this…


And then my crazy obsession addiction new creative outlet was born.  I just kept making them & making them until the only logical thing to do was to start a shop.


Rustik Chic was born.

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I’d love for you to check out my Shop and let me know what you think. …There are many more one of a kinds designs to come! Boho Chic, Rocker Chic, Vintage Chic…

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What make these so great?

Upcycled from vintage and second hand belts, each leather cuff is One of A Kind.  The warm rustic leather and feminine ribbons, create a perfect mix of rustik and chic.  Add in some vintage buttons, charms and jewels? Even better! 

Each individual cuff is carefully and thoughtfully crafted.

I’ve always felt vintage and second hand items have a certain charm and a history…what story will your special one of a kind piece tell?

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P.S. ‘Like’ Rustik Chic on Facebook to stay up on all the upcoming giveaways, promotions and new designs!

A GIVEAWAY here is soon to come!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Simple Fall Front Porch

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I’m starting to feel that crisp fall air a bit & craving pumpkin spice lattes, so fall must be close! I add a few simple touches to my front porch to help welcome my favorite season.


So far I have made a new wreath and added pinecones to the little planters.


I wanted a simple wreath with a natural look.  This was so easy to make.  I just used some flowing fall leaf stems and stuck them in a grapevine base starting at the top and working my way down.  I wanted them to hang on the wreath base  just as if they were growing on it.


 To finish it off I hung my wreath from some green burlap ribbon.  Another simple touch that I love.


I will probably add a few more things like some pumpkins and gourds, but for now I am feeling content with this simple look.

Is fall close where you are?’

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