Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
I'd like to share some "before and after" shots of vintage finds that I'll be using on my back porch this fall. I really enjoyed finding each of these items and then transforming them to use in my decorating. It is so much easier than you think to add a bit of vintage flair, even to a modern home. Let's get started with a "before" -
I love this old, rusty mason jar holder. There are so many options here for decorating. Are you ready for the "happily ever after" ?? -
I just love how this turned out! I needed some more candles on the porch and this was ideal. I decided that three candles would be plenty and embellished the other jars with fall picks. Just about everything around here gets finished off with a skeleton key! I've been using popcorn kernels as a filler this fall. I absolutely love the color and it is so much cheaper than candy. Plus, this caddy will be used outside so candy was not an option. What are your favorite fillers? Do share with me. Are you ready for another "before" ??-
I've had this crate forever and it has been wasting away in a closet.Do you have one too? What do you use it for? Well, I finally remembered it and got started with a fall arrangement. I had a little help along the way from Shelby and Zoey. Oh by the way, they are the other reason I don't decorate with candy!
Safely up on the baker's rack, I can take an "after" picture. I actually had an old, weathered wreath on the back porch. Most of it was ready for the trash but not all of it. I took it apart and salvaged a few of the pieces for the arrangement. Finally, I'm using my crate! The next item is one of my favorites! The "before" -
Isn't she pretty?! I found this vintage bird cage over the summer at a local antique store. I do wish the space inside the cage to decorate was a bit larger. I can just squeeze in a small plant and small vignette like a bucket of tools. Recently, I bought some pheasants on sale at Hobby Lobby. I decided to use one in the bird cage.
I made her a nest out of pine cones, leaves, feathers and berries. The nest is elevated by an antique drawer frame. I think I'm going to put her here -
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my blog. I'll be linking up Friday to the parties below, so please stop by and be inspired by all the wonderful posts. You'll find decorating ideas, crafts, art and more. There is something for everyone. If you are new to Rusty Rooster, I hope you'll consider giving a follow. I love new friends and your comments! See you at the parties!