Thursday, October 22, 2009

Topiary Project...

I was lurking around Miss Kitty's blog and found a simple but cute topiary that she made with items she already had. Since I'm on a holiday accessory diet, I thought I could tackle this project without spending a dime AND add some Fall to my outdoor eating area. (we have to add Fall colors here in the desert, they don't come naturally)





So I grabbed a pot from my pot stash and added a saucer.




I wrapped this old swag around the saucer.





And added a fall wreath/swag (whatever you call these things).




I didn't have a pumpkin...which is what I really wanted.
But I did have this iron pumpkin and candle.





And viola! A little more Fall to the Fall-less scenery.

26 comments:

Carrie said...

so cute I need something for my patio i think this may be it :)

ceekay said...

Fabulous! I like the wire pumpkin!

Becky said...

LUV it!!!! Headed out to make one!!

Laura said...

So cute!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is just so cute.. I love that you shopped your home and came up with such a classy centerpiece. I love your blog header...thanks for the inspiration..hugs ~lynne~

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I want it!!!!
LOVE it! And looking about the house to do something, and not spending any money is the best!!!

Mabry's gamma said...

What a cute idea and so simple. Really adds a touch of color and Fall to your porch.

Ros said...

You're amazing. Did I ever tell you that?...

So sometime, how about showing us how you store and organize all you goodies and doo dads so you can have these wonderful castoffs at your fingertips to create these effortless warm spots. As I watched your project unfold, I thought, when Brandee takes these pictures, how does she know it will turn out?

Well, whatever, you are talented. I was thinking of you this week. I'm so glad I can get on your blog for a breath of Brandee air!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am TOTALLY stealing this idea. If only in my head. School this semester is leaving no time for fun fluffy stuff.

Will you be at the AZ bloggers luncheon.

Andrea said...

Great ideas!

Happy Decorating,
Andrea

Darlene said...

Hi Brandee,

That turned out so GREAT!!!!! You did a fabulous job on it and it definitely adds fall to your outdoor eating area!! Hope you have a great weekend.♥

Ginger said...

Brandee, that turned out cute, and using everything you already had is the best.

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

Turned out so cute...thanks for sharing directions!

Tamara Jansen said...

Very CUTE! What a great idea :)

Girly Stuff said...

It looks great!

I know what you mean about having to DIY fall where you live. There is not one orange leaf around here.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Brandee!
I absolutely love it. How creative and fun is this? I am going to give it a try in a couple of places around the pool for Fall color and maybe even for Christmas. I will keep you posted on the turnout.

I so look forward to meeting you at the AZ Blogger luncheon on Friday. See ya there.

Country hugs, Sherry

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

How cute! I love the iron candle holder in the center! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

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

Oh my goodness...this turned out wonderful. Way To Go!! And thanks for sharing the idea.
M.L.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

you know, that is really a cool project...I need to get a mid-sized urn...or urns...I only have Super Large and Small...

cindy said...

Hey! That turned out pretty cute! I'm gonna have to remember this trick! Hope you are enjoying some nice weather..it has been raining here non-stop....

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

Just popping back by to thank you for sharing the link on Alzheimer's with me. How very thoughtful! It's late tonight, but I can't wait to check it out tomorrow.
Thanks so much,
M.L.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi there! Just wanted to come by and say hello. Miss ya!

Girly Stuff said...

Do you have finals coming up? I guess we will see you at Christmas!

Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.

123 123 said...

Interesting post you got here. It would be great to read something more about that theme.
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Kristin said...

What an adorable idea. Love your patio set too!

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