Friday, September 14, 2012

Decorating ‘by accident’

Well, I was moving some things around in the lanai to make room for Fall pretties and I moved a little mesh bag of driftwood. I put it in a basket…kind of a ‘catch all’.

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It’s a nice big handmade basket that a sweet lady named Fran made.

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Oh, but the Flora Doora was there, too. I’ll just put the driftwood inside the Flora Doora (made by Jane at Flora Doora)

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I hung it on the French doors leading to the lanai and walked by with a few Fall items to put on the baker’s rack…

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and a prim crow jumped inside.

(My crow was made by Brenda from The Rusty Thimble!)

How easy was that?

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Do you plan to do any decorating this weekend?

Maybe I’ll just throw some things in the air and see where they land.

Oh….you thought that was the way I decorated anyway?

HEEHEEHEE!!!

37 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha. I think that's the way I decorate - throwing things into the air. :-)

I love that little crow. Isn't he cute! I don't know if I'll be doing any decorating this weekend. I'll probably start cleaning out my garden. Then again, if it rains, changing things around a bit would be a good idea. I do have some fall things that need to be out! Have a nice weekend, Diane.

cucki said...

aww i love everything so much.. and the little crow is so cute..
lots of love for you x..

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I may get an autumnal vignette organised if our sunshine does not return. We have had a couple of cool, wet and windy ones.

TheRustyThimble said...

Good Morning Diane, I intended to answer your mail yesterday and forgot, I have sewn so much the past few days!! I can't seem to come up for air LOL

your crow looks sweet
HUGS
Have a wonderful weekend so glad you liked your card

Brenda

Susie said...

Throwing things into the air to decorate ...how easy. I have never thought of that :):)I loved your crow in the floradora.Smiles to you,Susie

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great display!! Love the drift wood!!

Vee said...

Unexpected delights are just the way to go very often...happy accidents...serendipity... I really like the way you use things from nature to decorate your home, which is lovely and in no way looks as if you tossed things into the air.

maddyrose said...

It's still rather warm here so Fall seems so far off. This weekend I'll be doing some yard work and perhaps shop some thrift stores. Maybe I'll find something to get me into the decorating mood. I love your door decoration. Have an enjoyable weekend Diane. Hugs

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sometimes the best design comes from a accidental move. That looks so cute.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute as can be! I sometimes wish I could just throw it in the air and it would make cute vignettes! Hugs, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

You have very nice things to begin with - so if you threw it up in the air and it would land - it would all be gorgeous! lol

Danielle said...

For me, that is the best way to decorate...generally happens when I am dusting ;).....I plan on re-decorating the front porch this weekend....went thrifting yesterday and picked up a few fall items and then it is up into the attic I go for the rest...I do more outside than inside...it is too hard to clean around all the decorations and I hate to clean house...so outside decorating it is.

cynthia lee designs said...

Yep...I'm going to start decorating for Fall this weekend. The crow looks cute in your little door bag.
Cindy

Della said...

I love the Flora Doora hanging there with the driftwood and crow! It was meant to be there! Have a great weekend!

It's me said...

Happy weekend darling !!...love Ria...xxx..

Donna said...

I bought an old chippy painted chair today. Now, I need to find some of my bears (still in boxes in the storage room) to put in the chair! That's on the to-do list this weekend.

Gina said...

Cute little crow peeking out of the Floora Doora and what a lovely handmade basket! I'm hoping to get some outdoor decorating done this weekend.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Perfect place for your drift wood. I sure hope to get some more fall things put out this weekend. I feel like it dragging out a bit!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh to cute, I love accidental decorating and you're good at it!

Carol

Robyn said...

I LOVE the way that looks.. Unfortunately the home decorating gene seems to have skipped me :(
Robyn

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a pretty handmade basket! You can put so many different things in them and your flora dora is pretty. I am a sucker for polka dots!
♥ Jil

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Hi Diane, this weekend I plan to sleep, rest, and read a book. Let's see how it goes... :) Have a lovely weekend! :)

68sesentera said...

Hello, Diane.

Sorry I haven't written. But I remember you day by day. I have been working very hard. I hope you and your husband and family are very well.

This weekend My husband and me are going to decorate our home but not an autumm decoration, We decorate as Mexican holiday because September 15 and 16 Mexican people celebrate Mexican Independence .

We are going to have a night Mexican holiday.

Have a happy weekend.

Caty

Karen said...

Sometimes it indeed LOOKS like I've thrown things in the air around here...lol...

Danice said...

Beautiful and creative. Yeah, sometimes my decorating happens by accident, lol :)

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Introverted Art said...

I just love these wicker baskets. They are gorgeous.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love how your bag came together!! And your line "maybe I'll just throw some things in the air and see where they land" totally cracked me up. Let's make it a trend, haha.

Joanne said...

I love your crow! so regal! Plans are to tidy up...I'm afraid decorating has to be put on the back burner for now....darn!
Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Joanne

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So funny how one thing leads to another! Love your little crow and impressed that you're decorating for fall. I THOUGHT about it but we're having such nice weather this weekend, I didn't want to spoil it by reminding myself that it's almost over -- haha!

ImSoVintage said...

I love your doorknob decor. I decorate that way. Sometimes the best way to decorate is to just let things happen :)

Hugs,
Laura

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love your big basket and know how handy it will be for storing things. The flora doora and crow are very sweet. Your door was the perfect spot to hand them. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Cozy Little House said...

My house is such a mess from moving the furniture against the walls to accommodate a wheelchair, I don't even know where to start...
Brenda

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Ooooo I so love your Flora Doora....I am pinning it and putting it on my Flora Doora board ;P

The basket is pretty, too...

Maple Lane said...

So many cute things you have! I've been changing out the dishes on my sideboard/hutch for Autumn. Have a nice Sunday.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Diane, I love what you did with Flora Doora! I never thought of using driftwood....looks so cute with the polka dots. Thank you so much for featuring Flora Doora in such a pretty display. Makes me happy!

Jane
Flora Doora

Chenille Cottage said...

Now that's something to crow about! Your crow is as cute as can be and he looks quite comfy hangin out in that polka dot bag!
I'm so happy to be able to pop in...I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd go visiting for a while til the sleepies catch up with me.
Blessings, Diane,
Carolynn xo