I can finally say it, Fall is here! The weather has been so beautiful the past two weeks I am really hoping it stays like this just a little while longer. To celebrate the cooler weather, I decided to bring out my fall/Thanksgiving wreath from last year and accompany it with a nice floral arrangement for my front door.
I am loving the new Trader Joe’s that just opened up in the Austin area. I am constantly admiring the beautiful and inexpensive floral arrangements and decided to snag one up to match my wreath.
I had an old plant stand hanging out in the closet from Michael’s and decided to put it to use. I think it has now found a new home outside for the following spring.
With the near freezing weather approaching, I am determined to keep this plant alive and have been bringing her inside with me each night.
Have you begun decorating for the season?
I am so excited to finally share my latest project with y’all today. It feels like I have been talking this mantel reveal up for the past year. I know it has been a year since I bought the worlds most difficult shelf to work with (LACK Ikea shelf) and it has been about four months since my father was able to make it work. I have finally styled it in a way that makes me happy and am already thinking of all the changes I can make to it for the upcoming holidays! But for now, I hope you enjoy my latest conquest.
Et voila! Here is my end of summer/still in Texas style mantel featuring a few projects you have already seen. The gold starburst mirror makeover from earlier this summer makes for the perfect transitional focal point on my mantel. I am excited to see how it pairs with my fall and winter accessories.
You probably remember the mini planters I shared last week. Now you know where they ended up! I know, I am so sure the suspense was killing you.
And to finish it all up, I added a picture of my family. Well of my sisters, mom and nephews (one still in my sisters belly) in a thin gold frame my mom scored at her favorite thrift store. Alongside is a budget find I have not featured, the colorful Moroccan inspired lantern, waiting to be filled with a flameless candle. And no shelf is complete without an owl perched on it. This particular owl is actually a votive candle holder I scored on super sale at World Market.
Before. What I was looking at for a full 8 months (and I’m totally embarrassed to share that lol)
After. I am so happy to see this right as I walk inside my apartment! And I really cannot wait to start switching it up once it actually starts to feel like fall.
What projects have spent too much time on your to do list? Making any plans to finish those up?
I am hoping for a quiet weekend full of crafts and diy projects! Can’t wait to share those with y’all. Til then, I hope everyone is having an excellent week!