Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall Comes Knockin'

First things first...there's a giveaway going on over at The Restyled Home for 20 copies of Matthew Mead's latest book, Entertaining Simple. From what I hear, this is a fantastic book filled with great ideas for entertaining on a budget and also with a lot of style. She's also giving away TEN Homegoods giftcards valued at $25 each. Now, that's a great giveaway!
Go and visit Matthew's website for more on this wonderful new book Entertaining Simple.
Check out The Restyled Home for more information on how you can enter the giveaway!

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So what do you do with a tired arrangement that has been around for awhile?

Why, you recycle it all for a new wall pocket for the frontdoor...a welcome to Fall. That middle tin planter has been in my house for quite awhile and since I'm paring down some of the fakes now, it's been out of my diningroom for months and I took out the best things in there to reuse, some pretty sprays of artichokes and eggplants. These will be perfect for my Fall arrangement on the frontdoor! You may remember that black cone wall pocket I found at a yardsale last year. It was filled with summer flowers last year and now will be remade for Fall. And last, the black urn is filled with some dried and nice silks, but since I already have too many fake arrangements already, it's coming apart too.
So, now I have these....
Which, within a few short minutes of playing around with them, turned into this.....
I love this mix of colors and textures.
Perfect for a little Fall inspiration on the frontdoor, don't you think?
Luckily, I bought some nice quality things over the years and they can easily be recycled again. Feathers are a must around my house! Recycling at its best.
And I love artichokes too...
Eggplant and artichokes...can't get more Fall colorish than that. And the best thing was...I didn't spend a penny on any of this!

Enjoy your Fall and catch some inspiration!

Birmingham girls: If you missed it, I'm having a yardsale on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 a.m., so email me if you haven't already & are interested in coming by. I'd love to meet you! My neighbor is having one too.


I'm also in a little contest over at One Project Closer. I sent in my patio project & was featured earlier in the summer and they have several other great projects during the summer that have been featured, so now they are voting on the best Before and After. If you liked my patio project, please go & vote for me!

Stay tuned later this month for a giveaway too!


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restyled home said...

Wow! Love that "door treatment"!!
What a great alternative to the traditonal wreath.

Also, thanks Rhoda, for participating in the give-away. It was great to have so many prizes to offer, which make the odds of winning excellent!

I'm off to vote for your project!
Linda

Mrs. Trixi said...

I too, love that door decor!!! I love eggplant and artichoke and you are right they are the perfect fall accessory.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Really wonderful! I loved that you re-used what you already had. It looks great (love the feathers)!

Manuela

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Love it Rhoda! The purple really pops!

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Southerner said...

Want to come play at my house? I am only about an hour and a half away. Chocolate could be involved. I will gather all my faux plants. Okay, while you are driving keep your eyes open for some natural elements for me- I HAVE NOTHING! My house is naked.

Bonita said...

If I was in your area I would soooo be at your yard sale!

1215656559s20768 said...

I love the feathers. I have some in my arrangement on my kitchen table. These are beautiful.

Robin said...

Beautiful arranging!! Oh how I wish I could come to your yard sale, but I will be in Gulf Shores for the Shrimp Festival this weekend. I hope it's successful...and sunny!

Inspired Kara said...

I'm loving artichokes right now in arrangements.

This looks beautiful!!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a beautiful and unique fall arrangement. I love how you used things that aren't "typically" fall but it still has the seasonal look!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I LOVE it! You did a wonderful job. I wish it was on my front door!!

Shannon

salmagundi said...

The feathers had such good texture to your arrangement. Thanks for the inspiration! Sally

mishebe said...

Love the new arrangement. Love the feathers. mishelle

paintergal said...

Love your door pocket, so many unique elements in it. The colors are great!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love what you've done! The feathers and artichokes are my favorite! :)
Carrie

Beverly said...

I love your new creation. The colors and textures are awesome.

Sue said...

I LOVE your fall door decoration. It looks great and the price can't be beat! I will go vote for you right now.

Reynie said...

What a great door decoration! I love the purple colors.

I posted a pic of my mom's pie table she got for $8. Stop by to see it if you get a chance.

Elizabeth said...

I love how you repurposed everything for a new door spray! It's just perfect.

Hooked on Houses said...

That's a show-stopper, Rhoda! Wowza. I love it.

I want that book by Matthew Mead. It looks great. And "simple" is always right up my alley when it comes to decorating.

I'm off to vote for you and your patio project! -Julia :-)

The Berry's Patch said...

Love the arrangement Rhoda. Especially since you recycled everything. I love reusing things in a different way.:-)

dana said...

Great job recycling your florals and beautiful the new arrangement looks. I also like your g.sale items--especially the rabbit with the chalk board! YUM, YUM that orzo recipe looks really great and simple--I like simple. Dana

Kristi said...

Great suggestion on recycling!

Natalie said...

You could sell those! So gorgeous. Love it.

justabeachkat said...

Gorgeous...just gorgeous!

Hugs!
Kat

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

great door work Rhoda! love the shape of it and the colours, I'm really wanting something on my door...

sarah

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhoda,
Your new door decoration looks fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!
Diane

French said...

Oh love the close ups what a clever woman you are I never would have thought to mix all the textures you did a great job;) French

Joanna said...

I keep seeing those feathers at Hobby Lobby and have neglected to get a single one. I have to go and get some! *smile* Your arrangment is beautiful!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Love, Love, LOVE your recycled door pocket. Only you could take all this mis-matched stuff and create something so beautiful and striking with it!!!

Blessings,

Sher

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Rhonda! You are so gifted.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhoda,

Oh how lovely so untradtional yet it works so well.

I will head over to give you a vote !!!

Have a nice night,
Kathy :)

ps I was too nervous to sit and watch the debate so I am taping it, oh I hope my candidate does well !!!!

windycorner said...

This is gorgeous, Rhoda! And to think it didn't cost you a dime. Now I'm inspired to rummage around my house and see what I can put together.
Holley

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

STUNNING! And I agree...the mixture of color and textures is what makes it. What a very, very fancy recycle!!

Voting for your project...

Ms. Tee said...

What pretty fall colors in that arrangement. So very pretty! :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love your door decor, Rhoda! really pretty!

Oh, I will vote for you for sure!

Thanks for your comment today! :-)

Happy week,
Melissa

Bo said...

Hi Ms. Rhoda...I'd be afraid somebody might steal that gorgeous arrangement off of your door, but maybe people in B'ham are better behaved than that...I hope! I've just returned from voting for your project...good luck! ;-) Bo

donna said...

You are so talented - I wish I could make something as amazing as that!!! I love your blog - I am new to all of this and you inspire me!!! Donna

Monogramchick said...

I love it! I think my favorite parts are the artichokes and the feathers! Looks wonderful!

Princess at Heart said...

You could make a million selling arrangements like that! I would be your first customer!!!!! Looks beautiful, especially on your black door. Happy Autumn!

Julie said...

Oh Rhoda - that arrangement look stunning on your front door!~ I love Fall.

KMfamily said...

EXCELLENT RECYCLING SKILLS!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Love your re-use of the arrangement and transformation into the door arrangement. Simply beautiful.

Miss Linda said...

Thank you for posting such detailed pictures of a wonderful idea. I have some arrangements that could benefit from re-styling, and your post gave me a tremendous amount of inspiration. Your blog is always such a ripe field for unique ideas to create beautiful spaces!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your free repurposed arrangement! It is beautiful!
Penny

Tracy said...

Rhoda, I love your blog. I try to stop by daily. Thanks for sharing with us.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your front door is lovely. It's always fun seeing your project and learning something new.
Warmly,
Deb

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh, I WISH I could be there. I think 3 hours is a bit too far to drive for a yardsale with the price of gas what it is. I have no doubt that you will sell everything! But I will wish you luck anyway!

Susie Q said...

I love your door decor! Always a treat to see your work. You have the most gorgeoous home!

Love,
Sue