Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Fix Up

The weather is cooler... the clouds have come... Fall is here and I am loving it. I am waiting with eager anticipation for those first heavy, cleansing rains to wash away the last of the Summer dust and sweat. In the mean time, I go to Rite Aide. :-D

All of the Autumn decor at Rite Aide is 50% off already. I don't know why... perhaps they know that normal people wouldn't pay full price for the fodder they are selling. At any rate, I did like this Welcome wreath. I had been looking for something to put on my front door to replace my Spring / Summer wreath.

Have I mentioned before that I love birds and all their accessories? Bird houses... bird feeders... bird feathers... bird songs... bird watching... bird books... wild birds, mind you, not the domestic. I gave up on them long ago. Anyway, there was this cute, okay, potentially cute bit of decor that seemed to call my name. As I held the birdhoused welcome in my hands I envisioned some small woman in China using a precariously sized glue gun, pasting the wimpy leaves, scarce berries, and pathetic raffia bow onto the wreath with as much pride in her work as she could muster.

I decided I needed to give this wreath a home. I continued down the isle and found some fake Fall flowers, also 50% off. I made my purchases, went home, put my little ones to bed, then got to work.



And Voila! :-D Welcome to you.


Cindy Swanson said...

Wow, how creative are YOU? I love what you did with the wreath. I'm a little late, but this weekend I'm definitely getting my fall decorations out. We don't have Rite-Aid here, though...wish we did!

Have a great weekend...

Tabi said...

Wow! Look how cute you made that!! It was cute before but then I scrolled down and now the first picture of it looks plain!! Great Job!!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

You are so creative! I love what you did with it!

Plant Lady said...

Great talent to take the ordinary and make it into the extraordinary!

That just goes to show that anyone who can make a planter out of an old sink can do ANYTHING! You know great minds think alike! Ha! Ha!

I have go to get my fall decorations out of the attic! Haven't ventured up there yet! Maybe when we get our "new" house/

Better yet, I can find some new ones when we go to the mountains on vacation!

Plant Lady

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

You did a great job on the wreath. Don't you just love the Fall time of year :)

Karen Deborah said...

definite improvement!

Savvy Mode SG said...

how clever! just fab!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, I'm envious, Miss Talent!

Robin Lambright said...

What would we do without our trusty glue guns?
Loved the improvements! It looks beautiful!