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DIY: Thanksgiving Print Freebie

We are well into October and before you know it will be the holiday season! This year is just flying by. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. (How’d that happen?) What a wonderful holiday full of thanks, yummy food and family time.

I’ve made a fun and easy DIY project you can all do at home to get your space ready for Thanksgiving.  A watercolor gather print. All you need is a frame (8×8 or 8×10 work best), scissors and a printer with letter sized paper. Download and print the FREE “gather” artwork and cut it to fit your frame. Pop the print in and voilà – instant, inexpensive art!

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Download art here >

There are so many fun ways to use this print. Here are some examples I came up with. The possiblities are endless!

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Try an arrangement on a sofa table or side table. I picked up some cute gourds and berries and arranged them on top of an orange floral runner.

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Make a grouping on a tray and/or ottoman. Add items of varying heights to create visual interest. I added some mercury glass candle sticks for height and a pumpkin candy dish for a pop of color (and to satisfy my sweet tooth!)

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Place it on an end table next to a chair or sofa. Again, the candy dish. I like my sweets!

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Layer a fireplace mantle. Stacking pictures gives visual dimension. I scattered some fall leaves to give a little color interest.

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Hang it by itself or on gallery wall.

I’d love to see how everyone uses it! So get to it. Share your pics on instagram and hashtag #Housefenwayfun. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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#FridayFavorite: Farmhouse Candle Company Melts

I couldn’t wait to share my #FridayFavorite this week, Farmhouse Candle Company soy warmer melts. I picked up a couple of scents to try in my electric warmer and I was not disappointed! If you want the yummy smell of Fall I highly recommend the Pumpkin Cupcake. It’s the perfect blend of vanilla and pumpkin without being overly sweet. I’ve burned through almost the whole pack in a week. It seems I just can’t get enough of it. I also picked up Stress Relief melts which I’m saving for the upcoming stressful holiday season. I’m sure I’ll need them!

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Farmhouse Candle Company, based in Fort Atkinson, WI also sells jar candles and warmers.  All of their products are made with soy wax which is free of stabilizers and dyes. And the best part of it all, a portion of each sale is donated to the Lewy Body Dementia Association to help fund research for a cure on behalf of the owner’s mother who passed this last June.

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I highly recommend products from Farmhouse Candle Company . I love to support local and grassroot companies with a great mission. That’s why they are this week’s #FridayFavorite.

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Free October Desktop Download

Can you believe it, October is almost here! Are you ready? I am. Apple cider, pumpkins and Halloween. October is a great month! Make sure your space is ready, including your work area. I’ve created a fun fall set of October calendars for you to use. Both decorative and functional, it will help you get through the month! Enjoy.

Desktop Download

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Tablet Download

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Mobile Download

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#FridayFavorite: Spooky Skeleton

imageEvery Friday I will be featuring one of my favorite décor items. This week my #FridayFavorite is this Spooky Skeleton pillow from World Market. At $19.99, it’s  a great Halloween accent without breaking the bank. I’m a huge throw pillow fan, so it wasn’t a hard decision to add this spooky guy to my collection. World Market had a bunch of matching spooky décor ( I also picked up some matching candles), so you can go a little wild decking your house out in this spooky Halloween theme. Love it!

 

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Fall Décor Trend: Copper

The leaves are turning colors and everyone’s drinking pumpkin spice lattes — it must be FALL! Fall decorating is one of my favorite parts of the season. The warm autumn color palette and natural elements can really transform your space and celebrate the season.

This year’s must-have: Copper!

It’s warm, it’s inviting and it’s all the rage. Copper kicks the traditional autumn color palette up a notch with its metallic brightness and warm undertones. You can add copper to your space without totally breaking the bank and here are some of my favorites:

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William Sonoma’s Fall Botanical Tabletop with Hammered Copper Charger and Goblets

Tip: Add a couple copper accent pieces to your existing dinnerware. A copper charger under a stack of plate at a setting or add a set of super popular Moscow Mule mugs. A couple of small additions can really transform a Fall tablescape.

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KitchenAid ® Copper Metallic Series Stand Mixer

This is a little more of a splurge but how can you resist!? The KitchenAid® Copper Metallic Series Stand Mixer is so pretty it has to stay on the kitchen counter. Stuffing this mixer in a cabinet would be sacrilege!

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Adesso Amber Glass Shade Table Lamp

Adesso’s amber glass shade table lamp could be a great addition to a desk, end table or accent table. The base is made of grained white marble (another one of my favorite trends!). For around $100, it’s a no-brainer!

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Crate & Barrel’s Martin Copper Beverage Tub with Orb Copper Shaker

Can you say Moscow Mule? Copper is a huge trend in barware! Put your favorite drinks on ice with a copper beverage tub or add a set of Moscow Mule mugs to your back bar.