Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Decorating The Home For the Harvest Season Autumn is by far my favorite season. Every year, I look forward to the crispness of the air, the breathtaking transformation that all the trees go through before dropping their leaves, and of course all the fall goodies! I love all the wonderful thing about fall, especially making my home reflect the season. Being a single income family, I can't always justify spending like crazy to decorate the house, but with a little creativity and bargain shopping, I always wind up with a few beautiful decorations to display.

Dollar Store Junkie

Now, there are certainly things I wouldn't buy at the dollar store, but decorations are one of my favorite things to grab. I love to see what I can put together with only a few dollars. Lots of times, looking at what is available at the local dollar store can leave you feeling a little flat, but look a little deeper, and you'll be amaized at where your creativity can take you on just a couple dollars.

This is what I brought home from my last visit: I got about 16 little "picks", and a roll of very fall-ish ribbon. At 2/$1, I had to figure something out!

A few minutes and a roll of duct tape later, This is what I have:

A beautiful swag to put in front of the fireplace mirror.

I paired it with a few other decorations that I already had,
and my living room is ready for fall company!

In my same dollar store trip, I picked up three other little things to pair with my mums outside.

My hope is to honor my husband by making our home beautiful, as I strive to be more like the proverbs 31 woman.


  1. Wow what talent. Very pretty arrangement.

  2. Love that idea, to use the dollar store for your seasonal decorating materials. Now I'm inspired -- must head to dollar store!

  3. I never would have thought to put those together as a swag! So pretty!!!

  4. My thoughts exactly! My local dollar store has amazing decorations for Fall. I purchased some things last year and they held up well and I pulled them out again this year. Happy Fall!