Monday, September 30, 2013

Table Runner And Fresh Mums In Thrifted Planter


My weekend flew by so fast that I am none too happy that it is Monday.  I am full force in the middle of three fall sports and a senior play.  I literally have zero time.  Does anyone out there feel me? 

I have no time people!  I am drowning in housework and laundry, and projects are pretty much impossible at the present moment. 

I do love fall though and I have tried to bring in some fall flavor around here using fall d├ęcor I had up in the attic, with just a couple of new things. 

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This planter is one of those new things.  I bought it for a steal at a thrift store in Destin FL, and it has just been hanging out doing nothing since then.





So I had purchased this table runner at Target at the end of fall last year, and I knew I was going to use it come fall this year.  After I spread it out on my lovely table, I started thinking about what the heck I could put in the center of the table.  All of a sudden this planter popped into my head!

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I thought the color of the planter paired nicely with the new table runner.  I sat it there and thought it was kind of cute.  So now I needed something to fill it with. 

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It sat there empty for a few days, until my regular twice a month trip to Wal Mart.  I saw these little potted mums for $3.97 each, and I thought they would look pretty in this planter.  So three of them came home with me. 

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I’m hoping that as they grow they will fill in the planter more and more. 

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And here is a glimpse of what the rest of the room was looking like on that day.  Do you remember the two chairs I bought at Goodwill?  One of them is being used as a desk chair.

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I really like my pretty much effortless little fall table arrangement.  That is about all that I have the time or energy for right now.   I am not in love with my table and chairs though.  They aren’t horrible, but I would love to give them a little makeover! 

Ahh, maybe someday…

When Cross country 2013 is only a memory, and fall soccer is in the past, and I have watched my daughter perform in her senior play…

Maybe then I will have time to stencil my dining room wall, paint my stairwell, paint my banisters and railings in the stairwell, hang shelves over the desk, and the list goes on.

Link Parties:



One on sidebar
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/halloween-decorating-ideas-table-settings-and-movies/


The Dedicated House
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-69.html



http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/09/project-inspired-linky-party-and-14-diy.html


fall decorating inspiration
http://theinspiredroom.net/2013/09/30/5-ways-fall-love-home/


Centsational Girl



http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/10/wow-us-wednesdays-138.html


http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2013/10/inspire-me-please-linky-party-31/


The Shabby Nest
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2013/10/frugal-friday.html


http://www.remodelaholic.com/2013/10/diy-shoe-storage-organization-ideas/


DIY Show Off
http://diyshowoff.com/2013/10/06/that-diy-party-37/