It's always fun and exciting to prep for a TV segment. But three minutes is rather short so I thought that this go 'round I had better have a blog post linking up all the ramblings from an over caffeinated way too early to be dressed with make-up on kind of morning. Well, at least in my world - hello, night owl. That and a comprehensive list on where to shop.
More than anything I want you to know that decorating, even seasonally, isn't an expensive endeavor. Those pine cones & rocks - free! Not a single item cost over $50 and I am certain that all the vignettes were less than $100 total (shelf/blue tray/wood tray). The important thing to remember is to buy for love.
I happen to adore plants - I can't say that I've got an amazing green thumb - but plants are just cheerful & lively. I have multiple little pots like I featured scattered around. This allows me to move them and play with different scenarios as I work in more seasonal decor. Succulents and terrariums are leading the trend as they are typically easy to care for. This year I pulled in some of my hens and chicks to put in the hexagonal mercury glass votive holders - yes, candle holders as mini pots!. The votive holders and terrarium are from West Elm, the blue glazed terracotta pot is from Anthropologie, and the tea cup was my great-grandmothers. A little bling in your space is like that necklace or bracelet you put on to finish your outfit.
Metals continue to be on trend for fall. And not just one. Copper, bronze, gold, & brass. Votive holders, frames, knobs & pulls - these are the small but effective areas to add in those touches. The best part about gold & brass - so many great thrift finds! Earlier this year I picked up a whole collection of frames at a church garage sale for $5. Bring in a metal in a geometric and you're just going to be the trendiest neighbour on the block. The prisma copper frame is also available in brass and the brass one is available in copper, how handy. The brushed copper frame was picked up at Home Sense - and that feather print - wowzers! That's local talent Jillian Logee. You can find her abstract prints in my shop or her other works in her Etsy shop. Want to meet her in person? (She's great I promise). Then check out the upcoming Etsy Market on September 26 (more on that below). Back to feathers - they're huge huge huge this fall. The move to bring the outdoors in and this camp-cabin chic movement. I love it. You know you've seen it - deer head silhouettes, plaid (also in the shop), and a love for all things mountain - super handy as we have some nearby. Kind of hard to do camp decor living in LA don't you think?
Let's talk more about local talent - that hex shelf! It's made from reclaimed barn wood. Friends, if you're not on the reclaimed movement then get on it. Created by husband and wife team Needle and Pine this is such a beautifully crafted and exceptionally made piece. They have a huge product line for a growing family and like so many small business owners are gracious and kind. Can I say again how important it is to shop local?!? I've given you oodles of resources.
Ok - did I get it all? Phew. And now...
Where to Shop
Etsy Calgary Made In Canada Market - September 26: A huge compilation of makers from Calgary and area.
Mint & Maple
Crafted Truck - Also at the Calgary Farmer's Market
Curate by Aly Velji
New Craft Coalition
Little Blue Canoe
Delish General Store
oh... and here: The Chipper Nest
Where do you like to shop local?
ACCESSORIES & OTHER GOODIES AS FEATURED
Twisted Goods - This is a local to Calgary store FYI
West Elm Calgary - They always have a section for local makers in their store which is a great initiative to supporting local.
What great finds have you found this fall?