Come on Fall….

Dear Summer,
We’ve had a good run. For 27 years, you have been my fave. But, I’m another year older now and I hate to say it, but year 28 belongs to Mr. Fall. I’m over you- soooo over you.  I love being outside, but I don’t do HOT well. And, well, you’ve been a scorcher. I know that I’ll regret these words in February and I’ll remember the good times and forget the bad; I’ll have false memories that make you sound even better. I’ll want you back. But, for now…. I’m ready for pumpkins, and hoodies, and temps below 115.
Don’t call me, I’ll call you.
I’m so ready for everything fall. So, today, while I was on hold with my Internet provider (again) and had no service (again) I put together a centerpiece for the table.
Last night, I found these on sale, half off and grabbed all they had- 3. I think I’ll “Miss MustardSeed” them up and probably stain the handles, but, for now, they can stay ‘nekked and a bit shiny.
They just so happen to fit perfectly in the wood crate I got from my aunt. And, three candles that used to be in the living room just happen to fit almost perfectly into them.
I’ve been planning something along these lines for a while, I was just picturing tall glass things for the candles instead of galvanized mini pails.  I’ve been airing out some potpourri that I got from my aunt too. It’s just too much if you don’t. Luckily, I dumped this all in a box lid a few weeks ago, so it just barely has a scent now.
I started by pulling out the little pine cones and cinnamon sticks. There were a ton of those in these two bags, so they got to be my base. I only used the ones that weren’t broken too, so I still have a handful if I find the need for more pine cones in my life. You never know.
These bags have some great shapes in them. Little dried pumpkins, coiled up grape vine, dried mum flowers, and cute green ball things :). The whole reason I got them from her was because I wanted them for their shapes.. not their smell.
Perhaps this isn’t the best view, but is shows my less-than-seven-dollars-put-together-while-I’m-put-on-hold masterpiece.
And, obviously, my Internet is working (again) (for now).

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  1. Super cute!! You can come whip up a new centerpeice for our table anytime you want. "Falling" up the house is on my list of things to do this weekend since Nick's working...which reminds me...your husband called my husband 'Sweet thing' when he called earlier...hmmm....

  2. What a fabulous post! I too, am soooo over summer! Never been a big fan, but this year, I don't even want to talk about it.
    Love your new fall decor! Great job.
    Did you happen to use Windows Live Writer for this post? just wondering....

  3. When Dustin told me the story he said "sweet thang" (which may even be worse!:))

    Thanks, Gail!
    Yes, I used Windows Live Writer again. I took a little more time though and played with a few settings. (And listened to your advice about adding a picture after its posted)

  4. I love the look of this project, you put everything together so well and it looks great. Now I'm wishing I had some buckets and a big wooden box thingy. Hmmm, that means yard sales and thrift stores!

  5. I love summer, but I agree, this one was a scorcher. I'm glad fall is here too. I can finally stop sweating.

    I love your arrangement. Those galvanized pots are so great. Wish I could find some like them. Love the potpourri too!

  6. Love the little wooden crate! I use potpourri just for the shapes too!

  7. LOVE your centerpiece. Looks like it was meant to be with all of the items you had on hand that worked out. :) Great job! I'm visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

  8. I am in COMPLETE agreement with you on summer and fall! Summer has ALWAYS been my favorite, but this year I am just itching for hoodie weather to come and stay!

    I love your center piece...it looks wonderful! I am quite jealous...I need to get some fall decorations out and around the house...maybe then the weather will catch up with what we want! :)

  9. That turned out really cute and very Fall-y...love those buckets! I haven't had any potpourri in a long time, but that one looks really great.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  10. Stopping by From Sassy Sites. I so concur. My fav season was always summer, but over the past few yrs I have been in love with fall. Your center piece is so super cute.

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  12. Visiting from SassySites Blog Hope. I love your center piece! Thanks for sharing!

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