Welcome to orange week! Is this crazy, or what? It wasn’t a plan, but toward the end of last week, I realized there was a theme going with my posts on my blog schedule for the next few weeks.
I wrote a Sweater Pillow DIY tutorial over at PillowCubes, so we’ll get to that later in this post.
First, I promised you Friday that we’d look closer at some details on my Country French Plate Shelf all decorated with orange for October.
The one pumpkin salad plate on the shelf is the only one I found in all the Wall-Mart stores within my 100-mile radius of shopping in early September. I checked on-line for this year’s Better Homes and Gardens pumpkin plates, and they were sold out. Sold out already a month ago!
Wal-Mart had plenty of a new gourd plate sitting on the shelf beside the pumpkin plate’s empty spot (!). Maybe the gourd plate isn’t as popular, but I personally love them. I bought a few and will include them in a tablescape at some point. Maybe you’ve seen them at Wal-Mart. (Sorry, no picture yet.)
Better Homes and Gardens makes some nice looking and affordable plates for our seasonal tables!
So, until things change, I’m happy with the one pumpkin plate and hopeful for a few more (three, at least).
The embroidered pumpkin napkin is from a set I found on after-season clearance last year at T. J. Maxx. I haven’t been able to work them into a tablescape, so I decided to enjoy this one draped on the shelf for now.
That’s my motto…use the things you love in some way. (If all else fails, hang it on a wall!)
My friend that visited from Texas last month included this beautiful tea towel in her bag of goodies she brought me. Remember the matching paper napkins here? Flowers and fruit are useful during any season!
Oops! You caught me with my hand in the proverbial cookie jar, so to speak. Since Spunky Daughter came by the other day and found my stash of caramels in the blue Fall Apothecary DIY jar (and left the lid off of it), I decided to leave it that way.
Why go to all that work of removing the lid, burning those extra calories by twisting your wrist? Ha!
I saved the remainder of the sweater. Of course, you knew I would!
My Sweater Pillow DIY tutorial over at PillowCubes shows how to make this sweater into a fall pillow. (Isn’t it amazing how much natural sunlight can change a color?)
I hope to see y’all there. Happy Monday! 🙂