I’ve been playing around with decorating my home for autumn. I’m not one to go out and buy a bunch of seasonal decor, because the issue is, where in the world are we going to store all this stuff? Using what I have and natural elements, is the route I typically take.
So, I came up with this fast and simple fall vignette.
It took me about 5 minutes and that included finding the Spanish moss!
To construct, I simply used books that I had previously “made” with used paperbacks from the thrift store. I carefully ripped off the front and back covers making sure not to tear the binding. Then I tied them with jute string. I usually get mine from Lowes or Home Depot. It is about $2.00 for 190 feet! Though, be careful not to get the twine soaked in chemicals as it can have a strong, nasty smell. I have a number of these book stacks decorating my home. They’re fast, easy, and inexpensive.
The gorgeous patina cup was my mother’s vintage baby cup. It’s silver plated and I dare not polish it. I’m not sure if this was something she drank out of as a toddler on special occasions, or what the story is behind it. Wish I could ask her now.
I stuffed a bit of Spanish moss and a Gala apple in the cup and there you have it!
*If you don’t have a vintage baby cup laying around (few people probably do)
“shop” every room of your home and reuse something fun and unexpected.