Whew- what a busy week! Preparing for The Chapel Market has had me on the go-go-go, and I sure can’t wait to sit down in Bethany’s chair at the salon this morning. Yep. I’ve decided it’s time to decorate my hair for Fall. I’m thinking: cinnamon sugar…a.k.a- light auburn with a variety of lighter-colored highlights. We’ll see how that turns out. 😉
And speaking of The Chapel Market, my neighbor/friend Kathy is opening up her home again this year for the Friday vendor/volunteer supper, so we had some fun adding some Fall touches to the shelves in her dining room this week.
We used a couple of those pretty pumpkins I got at the Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, but everything else we added came out of Kathy’s Halloween storage bins and from other places around the house.
I didn’t realize it until I got home later that afternoon and looked at these photos, but I think one of the keys to artfully arranging shelves has to do with how you diagonally stagger things.
For instance, check out how all the wheat-colored items are diagonally staggered from shelf to shelf:
…and the darker brown items:
…and the hydrangeas:
…and the white dishware:
You get the idea. 🙂
This afternoon, we’ll tackle the tabletops. Evan and Laura Jean will be out to help…ornamental cabbage in tow. The pumpkins we picked up at the Farmer’s Market have all been soaked in bleach-water (did you know that will preserve them for months?) and the weather is be-yoo-ti-ful, yahooooo! I’ll be back next week with some pics and a post about how it all came together. The centerpieces and my hair. 😉
PS- If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you at The Chapel Market tomorrow. Here’s a link to my post about it if you’d like to check out any of the info again: The Chapel Market 2014
Hope to see you here! XO