Decorating 101: Use What You Have

The season is changing and so is the look of my home. When it’s Summer you’ll find fresh bloom’s in my kitchen window and when it’s the Winter, you’ll find Christmas themed candy and serving dishes. Our photo frames are switched out for cute little frames we have with Christmas carollers etched into them.

So now that it is Autumn it won’t be any different. The first thing that I did was add a new centerpiece to both my kitchen and dining room table. Nothing elaborate. Just a few things that I found lying around the house.

My yard is littered with pine cones which I let the kids go out back and gather up. We bring them inside, rinse them and then stick them in the oven on 350 degrees for 10 minutes. All of my decorations from now until January will incorporate pine cones. I am going to try to make a wreath of pine cones and evergreen in December when I do I will post pictures.

What are you doing to add personal touches to your home this season? If you post your response come back and leave a comment so my readers can come and check out your post.


  1. Country Girl At Heart says

    Christinemm~ I think by taking out those picture frames would be a great idea.

    I was thinking about switching out some older photos in some of my picture frames since I don’t have any extra frames tucked away.

    Some people even fill frames with pretty pictures from magazines or even postcards. Be creative with your frames. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. christinemm says

    Love the pinecones. I applaud your creativity with the seasonal decorating!

    So far all I’ve done is yesterday I threw out a 6+ year old dried flower arrangement as it was full of dust and falling apart. It was time to lay it to rest.

    I also took out a scented candle and the nice candleholder stuff and burned the candle yesterday and today.

    I’ve been thinking of taking out some of the new, never used picture frames I have in the basement and putting photos into them but haven’t done that yet.


  3. Debbie J. says

    Hi, I love your little touches of Fall all over the house. I like the pine cones and the way you can make small changes when Christmas comes to continue using what you have. You are very resourceful. I have some Fall decorations, etc. posted under “Autumn” on my blog’s side bar.

    Also love the mini skirt apron! smart!


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