Sunday, September 21, 2008

{Signs of Fall}

It's definitely looking like fall around here! Here is my tree that looked like this a couple weeks ago.........................

And here's how my tree looks now.......................
Isn't she pretty (it's such a dainty looking tree I'm sure it's a girl)



I decided this shelf needed a little something more. That's the bad thing about buying a shelf with pegs to hang stuff on. Then you actually need to hand something from them. So back to Tai Pan I went to shop on a budget!


Before..........

After.....................


I also decided this wheat looking thing needed a little something more.


I found this pretty fallish looking ribbon. Twenty five yards of this stuff for $4 dollars.


I thought these little acorns were cute!


My favorite find of all was this wreath. I think it's actually supposed to go around a candle, but for 5 bucks I new I could make it work, especially when the bigger one was $20 dollars. Here's that ribbon again. My only problem is now I have like 22 yards of ribbon that I don't know what to do with, so Megan or Aubrey or Sherri or anyone close by let me know if you want some!


I loved these cute little mini acorns.


So this weekend I bought my first item off of ksl.com (our local e-bay). My boys were so excited to go pick it up, that by them time we got to our destination, this is how they looked.




Check back tomorrow to see what had them so excited!


38 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

HI there, I too am from utah..but been living in Washington state since 1986..I am going home for a visit to utah next month..and want to go shopping where is Tai Pan? my girlfriend and I plan on going to gardeners village too..I can't wait..I was there 4 years ago(thats the last time I was there) and had so much fun at that place..loved how they had it decorated...Take care..

Nichole said...

Ohhh...I love everything about your black shelf! The shelf itself and the decor on it & hanging from it are so pretty! Love those acorns!! Turning that candle ring into a wreath is such a good idea - I may need to "borrow" that idea. :o)

Rachel said...

Love the re-do! And that ribbon is oh so pretty along with your dainty girl tree. And those mini acorns are too cute!

Sarah said...

Your shelf looks fantastic...I love the updates! I'm also loving the picture of the boys, it's absolutely precious!

joelandbecca said...

Oh make me so jealous! Love the changing leaves and trip to Tai Pan! Yikes! My sister has bought some great stuff on ksl-can't wait to see what ya got!

Becky said...

I agree. I think your tree is a dainty girl! LOL I love your shelf and everything looks so cute and fallish! The picture of your babies is priceless!

Mimi Sue said...

Don't you just love Tai Pan? We're so lucky to have it so close. Your shelf is adorable. Hanging that stuff just finished it off. I'll bet you'll find plenty to do with that extra ribbon. I like to use it for napkin rings at Thanksgiving. Mimi

aunties said...

Tai Pan is awesome as you already know. Your fall decor looks great and like the ribbon around the awesome wheat.
But I have to say I lOVE the picture of the little ones in the back seat. Yep, Tai Pan can just plain tucker you out!
With smiles, Beth

Lacy said...

Love the shelf display...looks like it is in a magazine. So cozy and cute!! Great job.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty! cherry

LeAnn said...

love it!!!

I have a shelf that I bought YEARS ago and it is supposed to have four pegs. Well, this last time we moved one of the pegs got lost on the moving truck and I figured it would be easier for me to go buy a replacement rather than send the moving guys in to search (they had lots of other people's things neatly stacked in there). Now I'm thinking that was stupid because I can't find the correct sized peg.

That being said, I'm inspired by what you've done with your shelf but I'm at a standstill because it doesn't look good without the peg. So now I ask myself, "What would Nicole do?"

Anna said...

Love the fall decor!

I am laughing so much seeing that picture of your boys. That is "adorably" funny.

Thank you for sharing.

God bless,
Anna

Laurel MacD said...

YOur house looks great.

At Home In Georgia said...

I can't wait for our leaves to change except I HATE raking and my backyard if FULL of trees. Yea pretty things for a good deal. Awww your boys...it seems like I would always be taking my seatbelt off to lean back and push their heads up so they could fall again 10 seconds later. Cute!

Heather said...

If you could just take that entire shelf and all the accessories off the wall and ship it to me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks :) Super super cute!!

Lisa Ann said...

Your shelf looks awesome! I love the wreath.

Shannon said...

I think everything you added to your shelf looks GREAT!! I love it! Your tree is so pretty too! Our leaves haven't started changing yet.

Does your car have built-in car seats?!?!

onlymehere said...

I'm a Utahan too and have so enjoyed visiting your blog. Your kids are adorable. My trees haven't turned yet but it won't be long! It's raining today and that seems to help them along a bit after it warms up. I like to drive up the canyon the first part of October to see the leaves. I can hardly wait!

Carrie said...

love all of your stuff and the last picture is so cute, I can't wait on the leave to change here.

The Hinesley House said...

That is too cute. Nothing like a sleeping baby....or babies for that matter!

My Place of Peace said...

Great little additions to your shelf! Just proof that a little touch can make all the difference!

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

Cute stuff nicole!!!

mommy2gabby said...

What a great display! The shelf looks really good. I like the ribbon around the wheat. I tend to hang on to ribbon as then I can use it for years when I need it to coordinate with the older things.

I can't wait to see what your precious boys where so excited about! Adorable picture...
I remember those days!

Your tree is very pretty and dainty. Definately a girl!

Have a great day!
Blessings,
Jody

Amber said...

Your fall shelf looks so awesome! I have to ask though. What is Tai Pan? I'm from the Northeast, and I've never heard of it.

Magguns said...

Wow, such a beautiful home and children! I live just north of your border in Idaho, and I love to read about other people that live close by. Love your fall decorating, I wish I was as gifted as you are. I've given you an award on my blog, come check it out for more informatin.

Linda said...

Your nest indeed does look very cozy all decked out for fall. Love it all!

Amber M. said...

Look so nice! I'm having a love affair with acorns this fall also...I have a feeling we could do some damage if we lived closer. Seriously.

Hey, I have a great antique warehouse by my home and I found tons of rolling pins. Are you on a search for a specific type that I can keep my eyes open for? I found a really cute long skinny one for about $4, but held off until I hear back from you:-)

The Berry's Patch said...

Those little acorns are perfect! I also love the color of that ribbon. Very cute display. :-)

Our Complete Family said...

Awesome additions! The tree is looking very pretty, too! I think ours are bound to change very soon. Leaf forts here we come!!! Can't wait to see what your find on your local ebay was! It's so funny to see how kids can still manage to sleep with their heads bobbing, isn't it?!? ~ Les

Angie said...

Your shelf with all the fall decor looks too cute!

Tausha said...

cute! I love the acorns as well. So-what should you do with the ribbon? i would walk around my house and see what needed ribbon. You know-for fall purposes. Everything looks better with a little bow or ribbon. Too bad I don't look a little better with a bow!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday...100 things and being saucy was a lot of fun!!

The boy is doing great...he loves school!! I have to remind myself not to project myown fears onto him...cause he is not me, and he surprises me everyday!!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Love the new shelf look!

Mary

Erika said...

LOVE FALL!!! Great new things from Tai Pan!

Melanie said...

Beautiful fall decor. I was just in UT at Tai Pan and I bought the same wreath with the acorns. Love it!

Blissful Nikki said...

wow! I love the fall decor!! :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love the fall decorating! That acorn is really neat. You might enjoy the big fall giveaway going on right now until Oct 14. Check out my website for information.

MGM

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

This project look so fun, so beautiful. I'm completely jealous!

We just moved (and started blogging) to Berlin, Germany, where I'm sad to report that autumn crafting just doesn't seem to exist. So for now, I must live through cool projects like you've posted. Thanks!