Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Harvest Decor

I've been having a really lot of fun lately........working.
I am really blessed to have a job that I really enjoy and I am passionate about.
Working at an antique shop in Cape May gives me so many creative opportunities.
I love decorating the windows...



























and I get a kick out of changing things up and bringing in new old things.
Amber glass is perfect this time of year.



This week I have created a fall theme booth with a few different dealers items.
Let's play a game.
See if you can find the 5 differences between the picture below and the very last picture



I used a old chippy white  mantle as my jumping off point. Added in some old stain glass windows and just hunted up an old washboard and a few galvanized buckets from around the store.

The old Gone with the Wind ad makes a nice substitute for the real flames!!!

  I had picked up some branches while walking on a crisp fall morning with my daughter, I knew I would use them in my display.
Isn't this wooden bowl with the wooden apples and artichoke just adorable?



I used shutters in another area of the room with an old crate and some enamelware.

I just added a wire plaque with birds to the shutters
People seem to enjoy the room's cozy atmosphere, and the chair in the first photo sold in only 4 days.
So you will notice a different chair in this last picture.

Enjoy the Harvest season!!

Answers
*Chair
*shutter
*Sachets on blackboard
*Center Table
*Items on side table
oops make that 6 ... The pumpkin garland also sold... replaced by a burlap and button DIY banner
 Simple fun and easy
Update .... Another chair sold from that booth, replaced by this cute and very Fall like peasant chair.

We officially are calling this the magic chair  booth now, because this chair also is sold... and the chair in 3rd photo top left. sold.         That is 4 chairs in 3 weeks!! It's a panic.

Now I just put 2 antique French chairs in there. Pictures of them later.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Here's a bit of fun project I'd like to share with you on an old chair that I found.


It's very easy to change out the look of any dining chair. The seat usually is held on by 4 screws.
Once removed you can cover with whatever fabric you like.
2 and a half yards of 54 inch wide fabric will do 6 chairs.

I chose a french inspired fabric for my chair. After taking off the seat, I painted the body white.
While my paint dried I covered the old seat with my  new fabric by using a staple gun.
When dry I added my new covered seat.

I think it would look kind of nice next to the French end table
partying with these other fine bloggers:
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