Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Some More Fall

I'm one of those who likes the traditional colors of fall. I know that probably puts me out dated and out-of-fashion with the blogger world, but I can't help it. God created beautiful, rich, and vibrant colors this time of year and it just wouldn't be the same seeing white leaves on trees and white pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. HAHA! However, before you write me off as having no style...which maybe you already had...I do like the neutral décor, as well. I like the "calm" feeling of it, as orange can get very busy in our tiny abode. So, I do what any peace maker would do and use both. So, all sides win! :)
My living room sports the traditional fall colors. It seems to have the least amount of color as far as permanent decorations, so that's where I like to put my pops of color. Noted: overuse of the word color. :)  I don't know if you remember a past "Junkin'" post, but that gear was in the pile. The lantern and apples are from yard sales.
 Sign featured on Liz Marie Blog.
 Sign: Down Grace Lane
My piano room has some major color going on with my wild yellow chevron curtains and turquoise buffet, both which I love. So, I kept the fall décor a little more neutral in here. The buffet was a Goodwill Outlet find (those places are crazy, but if you are a fighter, you might enjoy going to one) that was painted an ugly forest green with crackle paint. Remember those days? This was one of my first paint projects and it's far from perfect. The picnic baskets and box also came from the Goodwill. The smaller white pumpkins are from the Dollar Tree and I just taped off the stems and spray painted them white. Scoop, thimbles, and spool are yard sale treasures.
The lamps were purchased at Goodwill. Gave them a fresh coat of spray paint and new lampshades to freshen them up. The blue box was a yard sale find.
I don't know...maybe you're tired of hearing about yard sales and Goodwills. Maybe it's coming across as bragging. That is not my intention! I want you to be aware that you can decorate without blowing your budget. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes getting up early...this is the worst one. It can be done, however. Sure, I'd like to walk into any store and buy what is currently being blasted all over Instagram and blogs, but it just isn't reality, nor do I need to keep up with the Jones'.
Your home should be your safe place. That may sound extreme, but as women we are constantly comparing ourselves and social media has broadened that with much quicker results. We think because we don't have the body shape, or wear the current fashions, or decorate with the most popular items, that our homes (in this case) just don't measure up. Who cares! Learn to be content in who you are and what you have. It will make life so much more joyful!
This is something I've been preaching to myself lately and apparently I felt the need to preach this morning on here, as well. HA! I had absolutely no intention of saying all this, but just putting a few pictures on and getting back off. I apologize for the soapbox post, but maybe someone needed to be reminded-me. We're all in this together, this thing called life. You get one shot. Don't waste it by constantly wishing it away wanting what you can't have or don't need.
"Comparison is the thief of joy." ~Theodore Roosevelt
Hope you all have a blessed day!


  1. You should get on that soapbox more often, girl! That's something I have to remind myself of from time to time as well - it's so easy to get caught up in social media comparisons.
    And nope, I've never thought you sounded braggy - you always inspire me to get out and go junkin'! Your piano room looks awesome. That blue buffet is one of my favorite things in your house! And I must say, you styled it up to perfection, it should be in a magazine!

    1. Haha! Well, that was nice of ya! I'm not sure if I'd go THAT far, but it sure made me feel good!

  2. It is fun to go to Goodwill and yard sales. There is no reason to pay full price when you can get good things (if you are picky) for much cheaper. And then there is the "thrill of the hunt". So much fun. If more people would follow this concept it would be a much happier world. No keeping up with the "Jones" for me.