Thursday, October 16, 2008

{I think I may have a problem}

I think I'm addicted to fall decor! Never in my life have I bought so many decorations for one holiday. I've been watching my little niece since school started and so for like the first time since my oldest daughter was born, I have money of my own. My husband said I could just keep the money from babysitting and do what I want with it. So, do I by clothes that I desperately need, or put a little away in savings? No, I'll I've done is decorate and buy stuff for my home.

It cracked me up that on my last post about this little dresser/hutch thing, like half of you asked how I was going to decorate it. It was like instinctively you new, that was the next step. So here ya go, it's nothing special, but I like it. I bet your all noticing the black cord from the lamp, I'll show you how I got rid of it in another post.



The lamp is from Walmart. I was pleasantly surprised at their selection and of course the price was right. Ten dollars for the shade and ten for the lamp.


This I bought from the store down the street, Ben Franklins. I wanted something I could use for other holidays.

Your probably all really sick of hearing about the great and wonderful Tai Pan, but this is where I got this cool pumpkin. It was seven dollars.


Sorry about the blurry picture on this one. My blogging friend Tausha told me about the coolest place here in Utah called Taiwan imports, lets just say I was in heaven. The only problem is you have to have a business license, but lucky for me, my little sister has one. Anyhow, that's is where I got this cute little candle wreath. (I have no idea what it's really called)


I don't know what to call this little decoration either.

This I love. I got this one from Taiwan imports also. I think it was six or seven dollars. I wish I could have gotten a better picture, but it has beads and little leaves on it.



For the first time in my life, I am not looking forward to Christmas. I just really like my fall decorations. Heck, I like them better than my everyday decorations. I have to restrain myself though, I think I need to call it quits and save a little money!

44 comments:

Melody said...

Your decorations are adorable and I like how you redid the hutch. I really love the drawer pulls. So cute.

V and Co. said...

okay i love both those places...just wait till it gets closer to christmas for taiwan imports (you'll start looking forward to christmas again!)it's AWESOME!

Amber M. said...

We should start a support group for Fall decoration junkies...I've gone a little crazy this year, too!

We can hold our first meeting at Pai Pan. Ha!

Rachel said...

Such cute stuff!!!!! I know for a fact that I am a Christmas junkie when it comes to decorating. I can't wait.

Laura said...

Cute! I love those candle holders! That cabinet is just adorable! I am looking for something just like it for my kitchen!

Laura :)

Sarah said...

You did such a great job redoing that piece of furniture and your decorations are beautiful. I just went through your entire blogs reading and looking at what all you have done. Your so talented and I love your home tours. I will be checking back to see what else your up to.

Melanie said...

I share your addiction to fall decor! Just when I think that I'm done, I find something else to make or buy, Your little hutch is beautiful!

Aubrey said...

Oh YEAH, I forgot to tell you the garland looks cute on your chandelier and I'm so dumb and didn't even go look at the dresser! Cute, stuff, though.

Scrapper Mom said...

I meant to tell you on the other post what a great job you did on the dresser. And I really like the decor. Do you live anywhere near a "Freds"? They always have very cute, cheap lamps. I mean cheaper than $20.

I coulldn't believe the snow. Oh, and that's exactly why I substitute. That's what I call "my" money. I use it for clothes for me or Katie or to indulge in my scrapbooking addiction.

Nicol said...

Those are darling! I haven't heard of the other store. What kind of business license do you need? I doubt my daycare business license would do any good.

At Home In Georgia said...

Love it. It looks so pretty the way and where you have it. You can use it to decorate with all the holidays/seasons :)

Halloween/Harvest is my FAVORTIE!

Now just keep your eity open after Halloween for stuff to be 90% off that you can use next year.

Nikki said...

I love all of your finds. I've gotten into fall this year too. I've had to quit buying stuff, but I'm looking forward to it all going on sale so I can buy more for next year.

Ruth said...

The little garland/bead thing on your light cost you $4.96, at least that is how much mine cost. I love your decoration, I seem to have a slight obcession with decorating for the fall, then Christmas...you know how out of control I am decorating for Christmas. It takes me days! Well, I just want you to know that your come by it rightly!
Love you!
Mom

beth at aunties said...

I know what you mean! It can almost become an addiction! But you can use it for almost three months of the year, so you can use it over and over again for years to come. They look beautiful and so inviting.
Christmas is coming and it is only for 1 month of the year and look how we all go way out for that month!

Inspired Kara said...

I'm very very adicted. This is only my second year of seasonal decorating. I can't wait till everything goes on sale after thanksgiving!!

Loving the beads on the light fixture.

Our Complete Family said...

Cute, cute, cute! It all looks great! I love all of our fall decs and get sad to put them away, too. But, then come winter time we'll all get recharged and get hooked on winter decs from ideas in blogland I do believe!!! Happy Thursday hun~ Les

melissa said...

Heather,
you found such cute stuff! I kind of have a feeling you'll be the same way at Christmas with decorations, especially when you have some spare cash to burn :) Love it all,
Melissa

Twice as Nice said...

Fall decorating is my FAVORITE. I have a lot (of course with the house being tore up this year the boxes will remain up in the attic) I just love the fall colors too. It just goes too fast and then it's winter. I HATE... did you hear me I said HATE.... WINTER!!!

It's nice to be able to buy a few things and not feel like your taking away from the family. Enjoy you deserve it :o)

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Those are some really cute things...I haven't gotten into the fall decorating, but I've gotten a lot of inspiration on the web...so maybe next year I'll be on it...

Ritch in Love said...

The first step is admitting the problem! ;) All I have to say is that the pics on your blog make me happy! Speaking of which!!! I tagged you with a happiness tag and an award: Come over to claim it!

joelandbecca said...

Love it! I showed the table to my hubby and he wa very impressed. We have both been on the lookout for something similar....just keep looking. That's what we do. Anyways-I am laughing at you using your money to buy decor. I used to tell myself one or two key pieces every year to build a nice collection, and maybe because of blogging, or who knows what,but I have found myself really getting a lot more this fall than in the past. I would be going crazy if I had some extra money of my own! So go for it! I love to see what you do!

Blarney said...

What a great haul! I had to stop myself earlier this week ~ I'm getting the jitters just thinking about Christmas!

Twice as Nice said...

I thought I was the only one that would rather decorate for fall more than Christmas! I like spring decorating too. I think fall is nature at it's best. I never get tired of looking at it.

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Very nice. Love your fall decor. I love decorating for fall as well....

mommy2gabby said...

Awesome! It looks like you are really enjoying this season. I to am finding that I am buying more and having to put away my decor that I usually have out. I think I have to buy another bin or 2 just to store more fall decor!
Enjoy the fall and by the time Thanksgiving comes you will be ready for Christmas.

Blessings,
Jody

Kristi said...

I love fall, but I am ANXIOUS to get my Christmas decorating up!!! I am the Christmas junkie!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I am enjoying my fall decorations too! This is the first year I've decorated for fall...and it has been fun. I started small...but it has grown!

Carrie said...

I know exactly what you mean I need to stop too but its just so much fun!

Blissful Nikki said...

Love all of your decor! I LOVE fall too! Its so fun, but I have to admit, I am DYING to decorate for the Winter!! hehe

Sarah said...

Very cute! The dresser looks awesome with the decorations!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

How adorable! Simple adorable!

Lisa Ann said...

Your decorations look beuatiful!
I did the same thing. I bought so much fall stuff that now I have to find a place to store it.

Mimi Sue said...

Your house is looking so cute. Might as well enjoy the season. It sure doesn't last very long. Where is that Taiwan place? I might have to go take a look. Mimi

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You know what??? You're in such good company here in blogland. I think we're all hopeless......in a fun way of course. ;-) wink
M.L.

Magpie Interior Design said...

Congrats Nicole!

You won a prize in my giveaway! C'mon over and check it out!

~Stacy

Marie said...

You are so funny! I AM looking forward to Christmas because I am so sick of looking at the Halloween decor! I knew that would happen. That Taiwan store sounds heavenly!! Your dresser looks great!

Darlene said...

You have your dresser decorated so CUTE!! I LOVE everything you have done!! I am sure enjoying all of my Halloween/fall decorations this year too. I think it is because I have discovered blogging and everyone is into the same decorating and fun!!!

WheresMyAngels said...

Oh I love when your post are about decor! My favorite is the beads hanging from the lights.

onlymehere said...

I've heard such good things about Tai Pan and was actually going to go down later today. My son totalled his car the other day though so I have to be here with my car so he can go to work today. I love what you did with the decorations. You've given me some good ideas!

The Graves' House said...

it has been hard this year to stop decorating hasn't it? there are so many cute ideas out there... love all your decor and can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for christmas!
blessings,
nicole

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Your dresser came out fabulous!!!! Love your fall decor!

Mary

Sweet Simplicity said...

You have some great decor! I found your blog via project: domestic bliss. Can't wait to read more!

Angela Fehr said...

LOVE the pumpkin. Seems to me I saw a similar one around here...where, where?

I've been really eyeing my house critically lately - don't know if it's fall fever or what but I want to fix all my decorating and change everything!

Erika said...

I think the re-furbished dresser looks awesome!