This Monday coming up is Thanksgiving in Canada. Even though I don't live within the borders of my country anymore, I still like to live in the spirit. Plus Mr. Pie likes having two Thanksgivings so it's not a hard sell. ;) We're expecting a house full of people which for us means there will be 6 to dinner, including ourselves. We really love entertaining on occasion and I'm really looking forward to it! Doesn't it always make you think about sprucing up the house a little?
Thus, I bring you my student-budget mantel / credenza decorating. I wish I had a before but I never remember that part. Just picture clutter. lol
This was an experiment that I'm happy to say went relatively right. It's first incarnation was of a VERY fake summer wreath from the dollar store. They must have thought highly of it though because it was marked $8.00. I found it in the 90% off shelf and paid $0.80. The summer flowers were falling off in the bag on the way home. lol The other flowers were from the dollar store too and it was only one stem. I paid $3 for that one and just snipped off the flowers and a couple of leaves and worked them under the wire. This little wreath might get a few more makeovers in the future, so I didn't use any glue.
A fresh pumpkin and a single $1 stem of fall leaves dressed up some items I already had on hand. I love using books for decorating, don't you?
The only new thing purchased here are the reeds. I probably could have done with another bundle, but for $3 I'll stick with the one for now. hehe The vase I made in January during the snows and I'm so happy I'm finally finding a great place for it! Isn't the texture great? Check out my Recycled Sweater Vase over Here.
So there ya have it! I think I'm planning one more project for tonight too. Muwahaha. (If I find time at my sewing machine. hehe)