Well Folks, we're gearing up for Kindergarten here, officially starting next week.
I'm not so sure about this "sending my child away for half a day" thing. It seems...weird.
I'm sure we'll all adjust just fine, but until then the thought seems foreign to me.
Anyway, to get my mind off that matter, how about a little craftiness? Yes? Okay.
So, I was at the thrift store last week, looking at some little decorative shelves when I spotted this...thing.
I'm not sure what to call it. I think it's intended to hold candles. It's not a shelf, there's no hanging mechanism, and it's rather heavy, so I'm assuming it's some sort of candle holder. Whatever, it was 50 cents, so I brought it home.
Once I cleaned it, slapped on a coat of my fave paint, Rosie's Gardenia, and voila, fresh as a daisy!
Now for the fun part, styling! I came up with three different looks for my new...thing, all with a fall flair.
Look number one:
I used tiny little decorative stones to fill in the candle holder, added some larger polished stone and a few tea lights. Then I placed the whole thing on my version of the Autumn Table Runner from Make It and Love It.
Look number two:
Keeping it simple, I popped some tealights into a few tissue-wrapped baby food jars and nestled them among some faux leaves on my candle holder.
Look number three:
For this look I kept the tealights in the baby food jars and arranged some fall foliage around them, playing around with it until I was pleased with the look.
And there you have it! Three great options for a beautiful fall table.
I'll be coming around a little more often starting next week, until then,