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9.22.2018

top fall tutorials

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well, it's 'officially' fall now, my friends...
no matter what the weather is doing, the calendar doesn't lie!

to herald in the season, i'm posting this week's blog entry a bit early...
i hope you enjoy this look at the most popular fall tutorials 
shared here on the blog over the past six years.

click through for the links - and happy fall!

9.19.2018

more glass globe pumpkins!

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 years ago - seven, to be exact - i made this original creation shown above. 
i call them 'glass globe pumpkins' because they are made from vintage glass light globes.
(the kind that hang on the ceilings of hallways & kitchens in old houses) 

more recently, i found some unique vintage glass lamp globes* and turned them into pumpkins - 
with a twist. i did something on these that i didn't do on the originals... 

continue reading to see the new versions!

9.12.2018

fall picnic: a movable feast

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Fall is the perfect time of year for a picnic...
enjoying an alfresco meal that is elegant and fancy, plain and simple, or somewhere in the middle.
Keeping basic elements needed for a picnic ready to go in a basket or tote
makes it easy to enjoy a last-minute trip
to enjoy sunset on the beach or a temperate day at the local park...
Don't let the fact that summer is over keep you inside!

...continue reading to see just how easy it can be to create a Movable Feast!

9.05.2018

a fall wreath-hanging secret!

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 September has arrived, along with a refreshing cool front ('only' 91 degrees here this weekend!)
suddenly i found myself in a fall mood, ready to change up the front porch decor...
in true 'homewardFOUND' fashion, i started rooting around the garage to see what was on hand.
and in the process, i found something we bought back in JANUARY - and promptly forgot about.

we had a purpose in mind back then, but when i pulled it out of a box on Friday, 
i immediately came up with a completely different way to use it. 
(which is really no surprise to any of you, i am sure!)

there's a hint in the photo above, and when you continue reading, you'll see it!

8.29.2018

pumpkins on point - needlepoint!

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yes, my friends, it's THAT time of year again - pumpkin season is here!
and i am so excited to share with you some of the most unique and beautiful handcrafted pumpkins
that i have ever had the pleasure to see...

the Original Heirloom Needlepoint Pumpkins (TM) 

by smWollman Designs
handmade from carefully curated vintage needlepoint panels,
these charming creations express the richness of fall in a stunning new way.
each pumpkin is a one-of-a-kind creation, rare and never to be replicated.

the needlepoints used are handcrafted by 1000s of unknown hands 
over a span of many years, from across the country. and every needlepoint has a story to tell...
continue reading for more about these perfectly imperfect 'on point' pumpkins...

8.22.2018

easy 5 minute fall tablescape

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ever get one of those calls: "hi! we're in your area and thought we'd stop by..." ???
panic ensues, right? a whirlwind of activity starts the minute you hang up the phone:

throw the messes into the dishwasher and dryer and garage.
peer into the freezer to see if there's something you can whip up to feed guests.
clear the table of papers and projects and.... the TABLE! oh dear.

it's easy to pull something together quickly for a pretty tablescape...
continue reading to see what i pulled off in five short minutes a few days ago!

8.15.2018

refresh those dried topiaries!

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years ago, i unearthed these two identical topiaries at the bottom of a thrift store bin.
i actually pulled on the first one because i saw the brass urn shape - never expecting anything to be attached.
when i saw the TOPS of the topiaries, i was underwhelmed.
however, i eyed them with my 'well, MAYBE they could be SOMETHING' look, 
and paid the whopping 50 cents each to take them home. 

the photo above was taken in one of my booths at a vintage show, 
where those two cheap topiaries (after a blow-dry cleaning and a bit of 'fluffing') sold for $12. EACH.
one man's trash, right?!!! it's easy to turn junk into decor!
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i see dried up and worn out topiaries all the time, and chances are you might HAVE one - 
so i thought i'd share some easy tips with you for 'refreshing' them.
continue reading for details...

8.08.2018

summer's not over yet!

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it's the last month of summer - no, it aint' over yet!!!

while it's still warm and sunny, why not invite friends, family, and neighbors over
to enjoy good food and hospitality... and easy summertime style.

simply combine vintage and new dishes & glassware,
along with some vacation souvenirs, found objects, and stuff you have around the house.
in no time at all, you'll be back on the beach! 

continue reading to see my easy tips for creating a stunning summer tablescape...

8.01.2018

grocery store flower + herb bouquet

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welcome, August!
this last month of the summer season always slows me down. 
i find myself taking more walks, reading more books, just enjoying the 'now'
instead of constantly planning and making lists for all that is coming in the future...
and isn't that what summer is all about? being in the moment? enjoying life?

i take it easy when it comes to decor, as well. take flowers, for example... 
combining a grocery store bunch of mixed flowers with a handful of fresh herbs from my garden, 
i quickly created a stylish and fragrant late-summer bouquet!

continue reading to see my easy tips...