Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bridging The Seasonal Gap!

I had the opportunity to work as a $ales Assistant
in a local Antique Gift Shop. 

During that three year period,
I capitalized on my employee di$count to make home decor purchases.

This week On Crooked Creektt,
I've been using some of those past purchases in new and inventive ways 
to bridge the Seasonal Gap from Summer~to~Autumn!

The bird's nest garland branch with its limey leaves and red berries
is one of my favorite Spring~to~Summer decor pieces.

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So~o~o. . .
by adding the leaves from two Autumnal Aspen hued sprigs,
I was able to continue bridging the gap from Summer~to~Autumn!

I simply popped off the individual sections of leaves (usually 5~7 on each sprig)
and then slid them among the garland to make an Autumnal burst of color!

I had originally thought that two sections
would work on the left side of the garland,
however I actually used four sections. . .nearly one whole sprig!

To the right side of the garland, I tucked in four more sections.
I adore how the greens of the original garland 
and the Autumnal Aspen leaves blend harmoniously together.

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Another Seasonal change to this vignette 
is the addition of vintage books with warm Autumnal hues 
of deep green, gold, red and a touch of black.

This pair of golden birds atop orbs on walnut pedestals
nearly went to our local Thrift Store a few Seasons ago.

They are truly a versatile decor piece. 
I'm thrilled that I realized this pair fits perfectly in my Traditional decor!
Notice that I used the remaining sections of the Autumnal Aspen leaves
around the base of the birds to complete my 
Bridging The Seasonal Gap vignette.

Since retiring, I appreciate "no cost" decorating!

Before. . .

. . .After!

On Crooked Creektt. . .
by using what I already had "in stock" in a new and inventive way,
I've bridged the gap from Spring~to~Summer~to~Autumn!!!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!

And. . .

Be sure to visit these linky parties
for you'll come away inspired to try
new and inventive ways to decorate your own home!


Anonymous said...

Hi Pat! Oh, everything looks so lovely. You're getting a head start on decorating for Fall! I'm so glad you got to help at the shop! I know I'd want everything I saw.
Be a sweetie,

Martha said...

I like what you did -- it is getting fall time isn't it!

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful Pat! I am really itchin' to do the porch mantel!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the changes and since I am so into brass all of a sudden, love, love, love the birds. Beautiful vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me Hugs, Marty

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

You did a great job bridging the 2 seasons....I really like it, it's like a hot summer Day just when the leaves are starting to turn color.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Dear Pat, thank you for your kind and thoughtful words on my tribute to my dear hubby. I appreciate your prayers and blessings. xo

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very attractive! I enjoyed your Heirloom Garden post as well :)

bj said...

So so pretty. I love your brass you, sometimes I think I'll give something away but decide to think about it first...then, most times I'm glad I kept it. AND, there's been times I didn't think about it for 5 seconds and then I end up sorry I gave it up. :))

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh if I worked at a place like that I would spend my entire check! love the throw you used, looks so pretty.