To bring you fall decor, take two.
My first attempts, here and here (on the dresser), was cute, but not practical. And it left a little to be desired.
It got down to 47 degrees last night (47! Sure, the high was 71, but STILL!) so I think it's officially fall. I decided that I needed to change out the white flowers (which were less than fresh anyway) with something that felt more appropriate for the chill in the air.
I got two different grocery store bouquets for $5 each and mixed them for several small arrangements around my house.
First on the dresser, I put it with one of my favorite owls (this is actually a salt and pepper shaker set, so I have two) and the green bumpy gourd. since some of the floral arrangement was kind of flowy, I paired it with a square vase, and I attached a hunter green ribbon (from Williams Sonoma gift wrapping, so totally free!).
For my nightstand, I made a small arangement and put it in one of our small drinking glasses.
I also made small arrangements for the living room. For the entertainment center, I used a tall drinking glass and put a piece of giraffe patterned paper (left over from our wedding invitations) around it. I also picked up two mercury glass votive holders for $2 each at Target! One of them went on the entertainment center as well.
I also scored some clearance candlesticks and metallic plum taper candles for the console table! They're gorgeous, and they really add something to the table. I added our gray pumpkin, some of my owls, and the other mercury glass candle holder, along with a small floral arrangement in a square vase. It looks great for fall and really brings something to the room!