I do like this setup, I must admit. It honestly cost me nothing...this year! The metal bucket I had ordered from a company called LTD years ago. It's actually a boot bucket and has a snowman on the other side but the color is so rich that turned around you can't tell it's meant for winter and I think makes a beautiful fall bucket. But this usually sits under an end table right next to my front door and in the fall I put the silk flowers and leaves you see in this picture in the bucket and they peek out as you enter our front door. I bought the flowers at Walmart years ago. The small pumpkin is a cloth pumpkin I got two years ago at a fall baby shower. The two larger pumpkins are glass pumpkins I bought at Hobby Lobby years ago. I think it makes a nice piece, however on my hutch, I think it looks too bulky and these pieces had previous spots around my home that I rather liked!
Because I found the piece to bulky before I tried the setup with out the bucket and it didn't pop for me. And still these pieces would look better in their original spots.
This is my favorite design so this is the one I decided to keep. In my previous designs I had forgotten that I had bought some mini pumpkins and mini gourds on our trip to the pumpkin patch this year. All the gourds you see in this picture cost me $2....(sale was 3 for $1). I LOVE tiny pumpkins they are just adorable and gourds fascinate me as no two are exactly alike....there is always a difference no matter how small or large the difference....they are neat! This design has all the things that make me think "fall"...of course colors....deep and rich colors, pumpkins, gourds, leaves (falling leaves) which I already had as shown in my previous designs, I included my cloth pumpkin, a candle....no matter what season a scent can bring it home and this candle in this picture has such a rich color; the scent is Redwood (A tree! Of course I think of trees in fall!) (the candle is a Woodwick Candle; if you have never had one go get one.......now, they are awesome!). Everything is designed on top of and around what looks like a cake stand but is actually part of a candle centerpiece I had bought again...years ago
So as a newbie at the shelf decorating did I do okay? Total cost this year for this piece was less than $5.....$2 for pumpkins and gourds and $2.50 for M&Ms!
Inspired by All of your awesome decorated mantels and shelves
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