Vintage Fall Feels
Welcome friends! If you are hopping over from Instagram - WELCOME - today I am joining my talented friends, Thrifting with the Gals for a blog hop. Every Wednesday afternoon, the Gals (I have linked them at the end of this post!) share their thrifting excursions in their Instagram stories. If you just came from Lora from Create & Ponder, https://lorabloomquist.com/recent-vintage-finds/ I know you are feeling inspired! I love Lora's new obsession to collect old restaurant dishes. They are gorgeous and I cannot wait to see her upcoming post with them styled in a table scape!
Do you have outside space that you switch during the seasons. I know I love switching my porch as it is the first impression for all our visitors. It is the first feeling they have before they step foot into my home. You know what I want them to feel? "Its fall - yay!" "I love fall" "I would love to sit on this porch with a blankie and drink some hot cocoa!" "I remember when I was little and..." In essence, if a porch could hug, I would want my porch to hug you! I have been into neutral fall lately which, let me tell you, has its challenges. I find that garden centers and stores bring on the orange pumpkins early. Not so with the what I call the princess pumpkins - the pastel colored bumpy ones. I decided to work in succulents a bit here as well! Let me give you a couple little tips here while we are on the steps - 1. I used branches I found on the street in my urns - free is always a good idea! 2. SAVE your pumpkins stems at the end of the season and you can glue them on faux pumpkins the next year
If you notice the pumpkin here at the bottom left corner - that is a faux Walmart pumpkin with a real stem I saved from pumpkins last year! I also use sticks in faux pumpkins to give them a more natural organic "real" feel!
Lets walk up the steps and see what else we have to welcome you!
This is where the vintage feel starts to show up. The rustic baskets, old crates and vintage suitcase bring it strong! The large lantern on the left - yard sale - yup! The suitcase table also from a vintage market sale! Then add texture - the raffia, the corn husks and lots of neutral and buffalo check pumpkins! Here are some close ups!