A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Sep 12, 2016

Toolbox Meets Fall Decor...

Got a toolbox?  I do - or rather I did...

I had this gem in my shop and was planning to fill it with autumn
 goodness (for my home) until it sold.  You know what happened right?  
It sold today!

But never fear - there are other wooden boxes around these parts.

  And in case you have a box or 2 in your stash too - here is some
 fall inspiration for the both of us from around blogland...








Anything strike your fancy?  

I'm thinking a little burlap may be in order.  
And I plan to visit my garden to see what prospects it may hold.

Other filler ideas: candles, jars, pumpkins, pheasant feathers, 
faux flowers, horns, pressed leaves, small pottery....

Happy Fall box-filling!  ~Joyce

Sep 6, 2016

Glamping 101...

Have you gone 'glamping'?  It's a Pinterest phenomenon and I've been smitten!  
Since we recently bought a vintage Starcraft pop up camper - the stage was set.   
Labor Day weekend at our church-wide annual 'camp-out' 
became the time and place.  Come along...

Here was my go-to plan...
(the inside of the camper will be separate post - eventually...)

1. Find a few images that look inviting and use them for inspiration

    This was one of mine...
Source - Pinterest
2.  Target what is in those photos that intrigue you and include them

       In my case I decided generally on wooden boxes, fresh flowers and linens 

3.  Walk around your home and garage and gather anything
 that may work without being 'too much'  
(if you're taking your whole house - it might not be fun anymore!)  

    Some of my inclusions - a ribbon garland which I made earlier this year, 
a wooden stool becomes a side table, throws to cover the 
less-than-desirable plastic chairs, a wooden lantern from a 'free pile',
an old porch rug, linens and 'old' lace (as in - it already has some holes)...

4.  Gather a bouquet of fresh flowers - using whatever you have 

In my case - it was mostly grass.

5.  Stick to a general color & style theme

My colors are natural beiges and greens and white lace.  
The linen on the stool?  
A gauzy curtain I picked up years ago and
 used for  only 1 event.  I'm glad I didn't get rid of it!

6.  Devise a reason for people to visit your campsite 

       I have lots of magazines.  A homemade chalk board invites
 guests to help themselves...

7.  Plan the lay-out a bit in your head ahead of time 
But be flexible and let it fall together naturally on-site.   
I took 2 garlands and used just this one in the end.  Then a jar
 the held my flowers broke -  so I rearranged.  I also wasn't sure
how I was going to use the linens.  I just threw a few in and 
figured it out when I got there.
 The whole set-up took maybe 15 minutes.

 8.  Include lights 

     I like a bit of a romantic style - so tiny fairy lights and candles
 work for me - but be yourself!
Photo compliments of My Love

We just loved hanging out at our 'glamp' site. 
And quiet time with my Jesus in this setting?  Perfect!

Happy Glamping!  ~Joyce
Linking to Let's Talk Vintage


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