Once I finished this vintage inspired apple picking sign, I knew I would use apples throughout the house as part of my fall décor. As I’ve shared in the past, we don’t have a lot of storage room in the attic for decorations so this was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of seasonal fruits that could serve as décor and we could use in seasonal recipes too. At first, I couldn’t decide where I wanted to use the sign. I thought about setting it up outside and using it on the one of the porches. But then I finally decided to try it on the mantel and it’s been there ever since.
I may have mentioned we spent the majority of the summer going through the house and paring things down so I knew I wanted to keep the mantel somewhat simple. I used some of the old scales I’ve picked up on treasure hunts. As well as, baskets I’ve picked up at thrift stores for just a few dollars each. Those green apples are actually faux but they look so real a shopper asked me if she could have one for a snack.
You can pick up old books at thrift store for a reasonable price too. I try to buy books that are similar in color so I can use them in vignettes together instead of having to take the time to cover each book. I picked up the wooden hand about a month ago. I was supposed to take it to my booth at The Pickers Market but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually do it.
This basket came from an estate sale. It’s one of my favorites. I move it around from room to room and it looks good everywhere I put it.
I’m still working to make some pillows for the living room and porches and I’m hoping to share that project soon. Until then, I’m excited about the direction the living room is headed.
It feels clean, simple and relaxing. It makes me ready to snuggle up on the couch and read the latest issue of Country Living. Just so you know, I’m totally obsessed with that magazine.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my fall inspired kitchen table.