Monday, October 31, 2011

Quail Under Glass

This little quail found himself under this glass thingie that I picked up a goodwill. Not sure it is a cloche, because it has a hole in the top. But it has a cute little handle (?) and it fit a odd little pedestal I had. I just painted it ORB to go with the top half. This is last year's bittersweet, as I could not find any this year. It has been so dry here all summer and still now.

I am having the WORST time lately taking photos due to lighting. Too much or not enough.

And HOW do you all take photos through glass?

Here's where he finally ended up. He's happy, so I'm happy!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paisley Pumpkins

I have been studying the covered pumpkins I have been seeing. I didn't need to match anything, so instead of scanning fabric, I got some scrapbooking paper to try.  Added some marked down faux pumpkins, and I got started.

See that material in the background? Marked down to $2 a yard at Hob Lob, so I got 2 yards of 55 in wide fabric. New tablecloth!

And here is the baby pumpkin with the big one. 

Maybe the next one, not sure yet.....

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween

I found this great magazine on Ebay. Old magazine covers make great art! I got it matted by the art teachers at school for a dozen donuts, and then used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby for the frame.

October 1944

Look how a little color adjusting makes the cat look. Spooky!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Bronze Fall

In my quest to expand the colors I use in fall,  I find I am attracted to a bronzy brown. Using a linen table runner, taupe salad plates and  napkins and brown goblets, it was easy to add in bronze.

Bronze grapes, and bronze and green berries and leaves make a simple color statement.

I put  tiny grapevine wreaths around the bronze mercury votives.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall is Ticking Away!

I went to a craft fair this weekend and found a pretty fall tea towel that makes a nice background for a coffee tray. I picked up the little autumn clock at a thrift store for 99 cents.

I love the appliqued leaves with the fall browns of the plaid.

Fall is ticking away into winter.

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