Friday, September 28, 2012

Go shopping in your Pajamas!

Howdy Ya'll! I've been in the mood for all things AUTUMN this week. Browsing through your creative photos on Pinterest, facebook and blogland has really inspired me. I wanted to do some sort of festive fall "welcome" display in the entry of my house. I had the opportunity to go shopping this week all by myself (no kiddos). I went just about everywhere! I visited Hobby Lobby, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target, Dollar Stores, Home Goods even the thrift shops. But, just like when you want something to eat and nothing sounds good, nothing called my name to be bought. After all that wasted gas. :?

I kept returning to the thought that I owned everything I needed to make a great display. And what I didn't have, mother nature could provide. So I shopped my house! We've all done it right? You root around in the closets, garage and attic to rediscover your castaway items. They suddenly become treasures again!

So every single thing you see here came from the "Farmhouse Porch Market" and yard. 

Before adding the "fluff"...

So there it is. Natural and neutral...and best of all FREE! :D
I think I may be getting better at this "arrangement" business. Here's what I did last year FARMHOUSE FALL TABLESCAPE. Looking back at old projects is like looking at a dated hairstyle. I always pick it to you ever feel that way too? 

You yankees send me some of that crisp, cool air down here in Texas okay?


Sharing at:
Chic on a Shoestring
French Country Cottage
Common Ground
The Shabby Nest
Faded Charm
Knick of Time


Unknown said...

Very pretty.. I am really luving the natural approach. Making me rethink some of my decor.. Hmmm... Virginia creeper = vine wreath.. or garland. Nandina berries = colour.
Thanks for sharing your luvly decor.
Cheers, Gee


Thank you Gee!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That's the best kind of shopping! Your "mantel" table looks so welcoming with all the treasures you already had. I'll send you some cool air next week. We've got a 70 degree weekend forecast. Yipee!!


Thanks Vickie, yes...send that cold air on down!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm loving every bit of it!!! the color of your table is so yummy!!

Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter said...

I'm loving every bit of it!!! I love the cream/ relaxing! Maybe I should come "shopping" at your house (j/k)


Stephanie said...

Very lovely! All of it is beautiful and inviting :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such a great fall vignette! I love your attitude... shop the house! You could not have picked anything more chic and better for fall! Incorporating white pitchers in your fall design was brilliant!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Looking at your displays, I'd say you couldn't have done any better at any of those stores. You have the best shop in your house.

chateau chic said...

Linsey, Your entry looks lovely. I really like the contrast of all you pretty whites with the wooden crates. Perfect!
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Linsey I LOVE everything about your fall vignette! So pretty!!

Pamela said...

Love it Lins!! I just finished up most of my decorating inside and out. Did you find a home for Bessie yet?? I got mine in and put her up. Cant wait to share.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Linsey
I think all the photos are very cute...
and do not miss......




it is FUN :)
last week 109 lovley blogs..
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--love the warm whites you choose.

Unknown said...

That is a winning trio-natural, neutral and free- and just the way I like it. Very pretty! Love the raffia in the pitchers and the basket full of pillows too.

Anne said...

That is the best kind of shopping!!! And it was free :-)! Your fall vignette looks beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

And it is all just perfect and says fall. Sorry you wasted gas. You already had everything you needed.

Unknown said...

Looks fabulous. That's what I've done this year. I DO NOT need to bring anything else into my home! Love the wheat, and those pitchers are divine!

Linda@Coastal Charm said... all looks so all your ironstone pitchers with those tiny white pumpkins.


Pam Kessler said...

It looks very welcoming. I had to go check out your table last year and I like that one too. I go back and forth between whether I like neutrals or more traditional fall colors. That's probably why I haven't put out much fall decor yet. I can't decide!

Revi said...

I love shopping at home, too! Great prices. :) Friendly staff. :) And if I liked it once, I usually still like it.
Your display is charming, Linsey!

Cynthia said...

Everything is so warm and welcoming. I love all the pitchers and the use of the straw stalks. Just a great wreath. Beautiful


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I'm with you Linsey and this year have only shopped my own home. I love your arrangements and palette...I'm not a huge fan of orange so am loving all the white pumpkins.
Sending some cool weather down from the Adirondacks!
Laura :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh I love the way your shop. Your Autumn vignettes are wonderful.


Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

New follower, stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
The Chicken Chick

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love all your white pitchers! I like neutral best for fall. Looks wonderful!

Sarah said...

Don't see how you could have found anything better than what you already had. Love the row of ironstone pitchers and the wheat. Great job!

Amy Kinser said...

So funny that you shopped the stores and found nothing and shopped your home and found beautiful stuff.

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

I love this !I just redid our home office and 'decorated' with all stuff from other rooms of our house. Great post, new fan here. I hope you'l come share at my Blog Fest:

Audrey said...

Wonderful look ... so nice to shop your home and find such beautiful treasures. I see some ironstone that matches mine. Everything looks great.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

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