September 18, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain~A New Appreciation

I was very excited to see that Misi is hosting the Tuesday Display Chain again this Fall.  I have so  much fun with them and get to visit with many new and old blogging friends.  It's a good chance for me to stretch my creativity.  If you want to join, go on over to her blog and sign in.  
This weeks theme is "A New Appreciation".  I get to post a picture of a display in the way that I interpret this.  
There are many new appreciations that come with the season.  But how do you build a display around the thankfulness for cooler weather, or the fact that you don't have to water your garden anymore?  (It was getting a bit tiring)!!  
But, as I looked around at the decor in some of my displays, I began to appreciate the free gifts that Mother Nature offers me to put in my home this time of year.
Earlier in September, I picked some berries from a tree in the park and strung them.  Then I gathered up some of my dried sunflower heads and hung them in a row. Pine cones are always easy to find.  If you go hiking up on the Mnts. East of here you may find Putka Pods to dry.  They look like little tiny cute pumpkins.  I found mine at Michael's though.  

I really wanted to make some cinnamon smelling bowl fillers for my entryway.  I found a few small pine cones, shucked the corn that I grew, and gathered some dried berries.  Then I made a concoction of cinnamon oil and soaked them in it.  A trip in the oven dried it all up good.  

We have three tall grass plants outside our side window.  I thought that some of the taller stems would look lovely inside for the season.  A few snips later they became a part of my home decor.

Welcome to my entry way.  I hope that you find some fall pleasure here.  I know that I do.  

Thanks for visiting my little piece of the world.  I appreciate all your wonderful comments and the friendship you have to offer.  Have a great day. 


Tiff said...

Love it! Neat idea to string the pinecones and hang them like that.


~Sara said...

It is so great that you can find so many natural items around yo to Descartes with. My favorite decorations are the natural ones. Looks like fall is arriving at your home. So nice. Blessings~Sara

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Steph~ Oh,yes, great post~ gorgeous naturals~
all the displays are pretty, but oh, just love that shelf display~

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Hey , just discovered your wonderful blog on a display chain on someone else's, love it! Just started following you.


Pendleton Primitives said...

Hi Steph! I love the outdoor goods you've utilized and they just go perfectly with your decor. Lovely home.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Steph~ Your house is coming along nicely.Wonderful harvest display to greet people.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Christine said...

Great idea and appreciation, Steph! How fantastic that you could go hiking and find putka pods - I'd settled for Michael's though!!
Love the doll and crocks!
BTW got the pattern today - thank you so much for sending floss and fabric to get going! You're a sweetheart!

Robyn ♥ said...

I'm with you Steph!! I appreciate the cooler weather and changing colors fall brings! Beautiful displays!! TFS!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very nice displays! Don't you just love mother natures offerings this time of the year?!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Steph, I am with you! So get so excited for the new season! Love what you have done!!! OLM

Carmen and the Primcats said...

It's all lovely Steph!

Carmen and the Primcats

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful display. What wonderful gifts from Mother Nature.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

TheCrankyCrow said...

Somehow, for fall, "naturals" are the quintessential harbinger of the season.... I adore the dried sunflower heads...alas, my only sunflower this year was the "volunteer" planted by bird or chipper, so I had only two heads.....Well, guess two heads are better than none. ;o) Glad you're joining in the chain....hopefully I'll be able to join in next week. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cindi said...

Steph..oh my goodness this is funny, wait until you read my post! LOL I love all your decor, it is looking very prim there!
Be blessed,

alltheseboys said...

I love the fall naturals too. Unfortunately like the spring and summer naturals...the send me into face itching, watery eyed, sneezing fits! My dear sweet little niece brought me a "leaf bouquet" today when I picked her up from school. How totally sweet! I just dealt with the agony it brougth in my car on the way home...I most certainly wasn't going to tell her I could feel my throat swelling shut and my breathing was getting difficult, lol!!!! It's now stuck safely in some geraniums on the side deck!!! Katie

The Gingerbread Gem said...

I love it Steph. It's very creative of you to take the tall grass stems inside. They look great and give the corner that little bit of extra Fall!


Trace4J said...

Beautiful natural fall touches.
I love Fall.

Cailey said...

Steph, it looks wonderful! :D I love it!!!!! You are soo smart! Thats what I should be doing. Jeff already has halloween decorations out haha. Oh it looks lovely at your place.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Steph, enjoyed the post, such wonderful nature displays. I also like to pick acorns, bark, and put in the house. Your home is very warm and welcoming, Thanks for sharing,Francine.

Angie Berry said...

Looks great Steph! I like to bring the outdoors in with the seasons also. The tall grass was a great idea and looks good. I love those little putka pods, they are so adorable. I have some sitting in a gray enamelware pan on the kitchen counter. My parents were visiting one day and my dad grabs a handful, pops a couple in his mouth and spits it back out, LOL! I was watching him but it happened so fast and I was in shock that I couldn't even say anything until after. It was quite funny, we had a good laugh about it. Anyway, love all the garlands, they look wonderful girl!