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).