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Fall Vignette By ConfettiStyle10

Hello there!  Today’s post is late because I’ve been a busy bee all morning.

 I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had beautiful weather over the weekend, here in Atlanta and I was excited because that meant I was able to get lots of painting done and several projects completed and checked off the to-do list.  I also started adding a few fall touches in my home and the first was a quick console table vignette.

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This vignette was really quick and simple to put together.  I pulled my large chalkboard out of the garage and propped it on a console table I have in the living room. I choose not to write anything on the chalkboard and instead hung a fall wreath in the center using some wide green satin ribbon.

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On the top shelf of the table I scattered a few pumpkins at the base of the chalkboard and placed the concrete bust I bought over the summer on a stack of books.  I place some feathers in the bust head for height and added texture.

The wood book display to the left is a project I completed over the weekend and I’ll have the full tutorial for you on Thursday.  It so was easy to make.

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It’s amazing how little changes to your decor can make the season come alive.  Next up my fall dining table centerpiece which I’ll show you later this week.

Do something magical this week!

Shelly

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Happy Friday!

We’re expecting a bit cooler weather this weekend and even though it won’t be cool enough to pull out my fall clothes, I’m really excited about putting away the sandals and pulling out my scarves and boots.  As someone who likes to layer my clothing during the colder months, I also don’t wont to be over-layered or too hot so one of the hottest fashion trends for fall is going to work perfectly for me…

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There are so many reasons to love a long vest.  It’s the perfect alternative to a chunky cardigan, a stylish option to replace a blazer, they can be worn with jeans or slacks and they are easy to style with flats or boots.

Here are a few of my favorite long vest styles for fall and how I’d wear them:

Style #1:  I’d pair this black and white vest with a long sleeve black turtleneck or tee, a classic pair of denim jeans and and a pair of ankle boots.

Style #2:  A crisp white shirt, black pants and an animal print loafer would be the perfect pieces to wear with this classic grey duster vest.

Style #3:  To keep this teal, purple and white stripe from looking too dark and heavy, I’d wear it with a black tee and lighter wash boyfriend jeans.

Style #4:  This black vest has a more polished look to it so it can be dressed up or down.  I love the combo in the photo–classic white shirt, denim and an animal print scarf.

I’ve got a bunch of projects to do this weekend but I hope to do a little on-line shopping during the evenings and a long vest will definitely be on the shopping list.

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Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.

Shelly

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When it comes to fashion, fall has to be my favorite time of year.  Unlike any other season, fall fashion in general is more timeless and classic which means your wardrobe does not have to go through a major overall from year to year.  I love classic pieces like cable knit sweaters, cashmere cardigans and leather ankle boot.  Even with all the classic elements, as someone who loves fashion, I always look to incorporate a trend or two into my seasonal wardrobe.  This year it seems that leopard prints will continue to reign as one of fall’s hottest trends so I’m on the hunt for a few pieces to add to my closet.

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While traveling back from Alabama on Sunday, I did a little online shopping and found some really cute and really affordable pieces.

 Here are my top leopard print fall fashions and accessories, all under $100!

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You can never go wrong with a pencil skirt and this piece is a great way to add this style trend into your wardrobe without investing a lot of money– Pencil Skirt  $24.95

I adore this  Short Sleeve Blouse $34.95 and think the leather sleeves make it a home run for fall

Scarves are one of the easiest ways to add a fashion trend into your wardrobe and leopards prints are a great option because the pattern works with solids, plaids and stripes–Leopard Print Scarf$18.00

I typically don’t buy handbags with i n light leather color but the leopard accent and cognac leather bottom on this tote really make it stand out–Leopard Print Tote $88.00

My narrow foot makes finding and wearing flats a real challenge but I want to give these a try because they are adorable and they are priced right– Leopard Print Flat $49.95

And for all of us that tend to wear a lot of black during the fall and winter months, I think a leopard print belt is the perfect accent to jazz up an outfit– Animal Print Belt $39.00

So, have you started shopping for fall yet?  If you come across any cute leopard print pieces drop me an email and let me know.

Shelly

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Happy Monday!  Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few days but my schedule kept me away from my desk which meant little time to sit down and write blog post.  I’ve got a couple of super busy weeks ahead with lots of client Christmas decorating projects on the books, so before the Christmas madness takes over, I thought I bring you a round-up of my Favorite Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas. 

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Mini pumpkins and gourds used as candleholders.

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A fall themed bar cart is a fabulous idea in my book (and so is a hot chocolate bar)!

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A Thankful Tree is a great way to remember and recognize all that you have to be thankful for.

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A pumpkin vase beats a glass vase anytime for a Thanksgiving tablescape.

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Mother nature has given us so many wonderful things to decorate with for Thanksgiving.  Evergreens, pinecones and oranges = simple sophistication.

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The perfect way to personalized your table for fall is with real leaf name cards.

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Before you indulge take a moment to give thanks.  This is a great way for the family to connect and creative way to decorate the table.

There are so many creative ways to decorate for Thanksgiving so this year have fun with your décor and….

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Shelly

I’ve got lots of holiday inspiration coming this week so stay tuned.

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Even though my fall and holiday décor doesn’t lean toward natural or rustic I love adding a few decorative touches using pinecones because they remind me of the pacific northwest and because they are easy and inexpensive to decorate with.  Pinecones are also one of those elements that you can decorate with during the fall, enjoy for Thanksgiving and then carry the look through to Christmas.  To give you a few ideas I’ve rounded up TWELVE Pine Cone Decorating Ideas that will span the seasons.
Enjoy and be inspired!
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This time of year mother nature is filling the ground with pinecones you can gather and get creative with.  Many of these looks are easy diy projects so pull out the glue gun and get creative.
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Since so many people hang wreaths on their doors this time of year, why not create an elegant pinecone door cone.  Wrap wire around the base of pinecones to create picks that are easy to insert into arrangements.
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I love the idea of creating a pinecone door charm.  The mini frame could  hold a welcome message or a simple graphic like in the photo.  This is a great accent to hang on the guest bedroom door to greet holiday visitors.
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You don’t always see a mailbox dressed up for fall but with a few pinecones, greenery from the yard and some burlap ribbon you can create this beautiful garland to add curb appeal to your home.
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If you’re really crafty, this project is for you.  Wire several small pinecones together to create pinecone candle rings to use with your Thanksgiving table décor.
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Turn an old mirror into a fun fall look by framing it in a ring of pinecones.  Hot glue, time and patience is all that is needed.
p.s.  love the spice boxes on the wall!
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This is a definitely a look that can work for fall through Christmas.  Leave the pinecone tree unadorned for fall and then dress it up with ribbon or red berries to give it more of a holiday look.
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Use pinecones to accent  your dining room chandelier for an elegant but homespun look.
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I’m a big fan of chair décor during the holidays and this look wins my vote.  The pinecone and ornament clusters add a lot of impact to these chairs.
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Pinecone wreaths are classic and I love that different color pinecones have been combined to give this wreath more style.
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A fun take on a holiday star.
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Pinecone ornaments are easy to make and look great on a tree with traditional Christmas ornaments.
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 You know that pinecone mirror you saw earlier, how about taking it off the wall and using it on the table as a centerpiece.  Two looks in one!
Will pinecones be making an appearance in your holiday décor this year??

 Shelly

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Happy Friday!

Just a few things I’m loving for Fall and Winter!

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Zara Two-Sided Scarf
C. Wonder Tres Chic Gloves
C. Wonder Mini Appetizer Plates
Anthropologie Marbled Glass Ornaments
Anthropologie Felted Bow Garland
Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Cases
 
Shelly

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Do you have one of those friends whose talent is just off the scale?
The kind of friend that possesses a skill as a sculptor or ice carver or something that blows you mind every time you see their work?
Well, I happen to have several of those friends but one in particular happens to have some mad woodworking skills.  He is so good at crafting things from wood that every time I see him I find myself saying the words “that’s amazing” about 100 times.
Meet my friend Jeff.

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Along with managing a woodworking store and building all types of amazing things for folks around Atlanta, Jeff is in the process of setting up an Etsy shop to sell some of the smaller decorative pieces that he makes.
Not too long ago Jeff and I were having lunch and he was telling me about these candle holder centerpieces he was making.  He described them to me and based on his description alone, I knew I had to get my hands on one and use it as part of a fall tablescape.
Here’s the piece that Jeff created.  It a chunky slab of wood that has multiple circular holes that can hold different styles of glass vases and candle holders.  I love that the piece is large and substantial and the versatility of the holes makes it even that much cooler.
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The piece is crafted of mahogany and has a dark stain finish.
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And here’s the Fall tablescape I created inspired by this beautiful centerpiece, made by my friend Jeff, a master Woodworker!

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Instead of a fabric tablecloth, I decided to use this faux bois gold and white gift wrap I picked up at HomeGoods.  Isn’t it just awesome?  The pattern plays beautifully with the handcrafted wood centerpiece and the width is perfect as a wide table runner.
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The wood centerpiece was a great size for the center of my table and offers just enough height so that it won’t interfere with conversation across the table.
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 Again the really cool thing about this centerpiece is that it can hold different types of candle holders and small glass vases.  The holes are about 2″ in dia. and about 3/4″ deep so any container in that size works. Lots of the candle cups available at Ikea are the perfect size.
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My place settings also included wood.  The square wood charger plates I found at a consignment store.  I layered square white plates (purchased last year at HomeGoods) on top of the charger and then added floral napkins from Target.  They were one of the clearance items I recently picked up (4 for $4.88).  The gold-plated silverware was given to me by my mom and it coordinates great with  the gold of the paper tablecloth.
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Instead of using just candles in the centerpiece, I used a combination of candles, flowers and mini pumpkins.
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Small glass votive cups hold bouquets of fresh flowers and I painted the mini pumpkins gold and white.
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The taper candles are placed in flared glass candle cups that fit perfectly into the holes.
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You all know I’m big on layering my décor and a table setting is no different.  Layers are what give the tablescape depth and dimension and the mix of materials and finishes add visual impact.
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My fall table was really quick to pull together and Jeff’s centerpiece was the perfect starting point for it all.  I love the way the entire table turned out.
I know Jeff is working on lots of other items for his shop so I’ll be sure to share more of them soon and let you know when is shop is open for business.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’re enjoying fall as much as I am.
Shelly

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When you go to flea markets and thrift stores, do you have items that you are always on the hunt for?  I surely do and one of those treasured pieces is a vintage trophy urn.

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Back in the day, trophy urns were given as the prize to the winner of a competition.  The names of the winners were often engraved on the urn and the urn was passed from winner to winner.  At some point in history, trophy urns were also put into use as a champagne cooler.  Today, trophy urns offer much decorating versatility which is why I search them out.

Here’s a look a different ways you could use Trophy Urns in your home for fall.  Be inspired!

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Most often you will find trophy urns in silver-plate or brass finishes which look great against the leaves of a plant or mini shrub that offers an easy filler.

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For a more casual, rustic look, branches look great in an urn.  I use to look for trophy urns without wear and pitting but I’ve come to love those that show age and wear.

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Trophy urns are a great way to add a little sparkle and shine to your kitchen counters as a utensil holder. This piece looks great on the kitchen counter of Kim over at  Savvy Southern Style.

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I love the idea of using an urn as a pedestal for books.

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And nothing is more fitting for fall then an urn filled with a beautiful fall arrangement or even a pot of mums.Slide7

And for a stylish take on Halloween, plop a white pumpkin atop your urn and surround it with cascading greenery.

Do you have a trophy urn in your home and if so, how to you use yours?

Shelly

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