A Fall Shelf Display

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Better late than never, right?

We have this little shelf in our side entranceway that you see right when you walk in the door. It's hung on the wall of the stairway landing so you also see it on your way downstairs from the kitchen to the basement recroom.

I had good intentions to decorate for fall this year. On a routine trip to Homesense a few weeks ago I picked up some wiry, brown pumpkins as well as some faux berries in yellow, red, and green. They've been in the trunk of my car for the last 5 weeks. Ooops. Until today.

I've never decorated a shelf for fall before. I've seen some b-e-a-u-tiful ones online and today I was inspired.

Aside from the berries and the pumpkins, I used what I already had or what I found outside.

Just for your amusement, I'd like you to picture me, at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, walking up and down the laneway behind my house in my winter coat, hot pink monkey flannel pajama bottoms, and Alex's big, black man-boots. I was searching for some twigs n' stuff to stick in my glass vases. (Hey, cut me a little slack I'm still sick. Hee hee.)

Cut some branches of this wispy stuff. I hope it's not poisonous.

I filled this candle holder from Crate and Barrel with my new faux berries.
There's a candle buried in there somewhere.
I also clipped some ferny leaf-things.
The tin pictures were already there. There's a handy little slot for them to sit so that they don't fall off.
The star was hanging on one of the hooks already, I just placed it on top instead.
I tied a bit of twine around the top of a glass jar and clipped some dried hydrangeas from my front yard.
This little guy is happy to be on display and not held hostage in the trunk of my car.
Phew, that wasn't so hard.
It's 5:19 p.m. Do I still have time to decorate for Halloween before the trick-or-treaters start to come?!?

Linking to:

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Weekend Wrap-Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember
Project Diaries @ Stories of a House
Make it For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Sticks, Twigs, Branches @ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Hurry Sarah, you a have a bit of sunlight left to whip together some Halloween stuff!

    Love the shelf. I want to know what those wispy things on the left are. Very neat looking. Dried hydrangeas are always great.

  2. No trick-or-treaters here yet (6:40pm)...and we had our jack-o-lanterns on the porch in record time...

  3. You did a great job...I hope those wispy things aren't poisenous either they sure are pretty though:)


  4. Love the dried hydrangeas and the organic feel of this. Nicely displayed!

    We are on the tail end of trick-o-treaters. Hope you get some kiddos. Happy Halloween!


  5. It's great that it can go right til Thanksgiving! I love all the elements.

  6. It looks great! Whatcha gonna hang from the hooks!?


  7. Your shelf looks great. Love all of your little details.

    Partying with you at Cindy's.

  8. What an adorable mantle; the pear and strawberry pictures are so perfect. Love it! And, your site is very adorable, I might add. I'm your newest follower :) Thank you for linking up to my party...can't wait to see more!

  9. I love how you have everything displayed! So perfect for fall! Coming over from Cottage Instincts and a happy new follower!


  10. Pretty sure this is perfection. Man, you can sure put together a vignette! Love the different textures and 'au naturel' theme. Loveliness!

    Glad you could Mi4M!

  11. I love it! Perfect!

  12. Hi Sarah,
    First time to your blog. You do have all things "cute!" Please stop over and visit when you have time. I own a Cape Cod style house. Your house is really sweet.

  13. C'est Beau Sarah! The wispy are awesome.. soooooo don't be alarmed when you see me back there tomorrow morning in my pjs looking for some!! hehehee

  14. Sarah, love the shelf - where did you get that?

  15. Sarah,
    Love your sense of style. Everything is delightful. I'm your newest follower.

  16. Tania,

    I already got mad at Alex for hanging his dirty reno ballcap on one of my pretty hooks. Um, I don't think so!!! ;)


    I got the shelf at Homesense last year sometime. There was only one left and I scooped it up right away!

    Thank you to everyone for all of your kind comments!!! :)

  17. Lovely! You really pulled it all together. ~ Renee @ Shabby, Chic & Charming

  18. Hi Sarah, I love the simplicity of your fall mantle! Well done! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  19. Love it girl! I am digging those tin art pieces. Are those easy to find! Glad you got a little fall decor up! I was a little behind in getting mine up this year too. I agree, better late than never!


  20. That turned out way cute. I love all of your stick, twig things.

  21. Your shelf looks great. Love all of your little details.

    Partying with you at Cindy's.


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