Along the Journey Hand Picked Faves

It’s fall.

Like most of us, I love the colors of fall.

I might not want orange inside my home for decorating, but I love to see the beauty of the warm orange tones that God has created outside. They are perfect with all of the green tones He created too. Don’t you think?

fall colors

Are you in full swing with the changing colors in your neck of the woods?

recent projects

This week, I created a gorgeous plate wall decor art display on one of the walls in our bedroom. Yep, plates on a wall in a bedroom! They look amazing.!

Hanging them reminded me about using unconventional pieces to decorate rather than the standard ‘home decor’ pieces you might find in the big box stores. Decorating with ironstone adds a vintage feel to any room!

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recent YouTube video

If you like to watch the video version of hanging vintage plates on a wall, I’ve created one just for you!

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Four of my blogging friends and I are getting together and sharing our hand-picked favorite finds just ‘four’ you! We will each be sharing four things we are currently loving and we know you will love them too!

You can check the links below for our faves and be sure to pop over to visit their blogs. Each of these ladies has a beautiful vintage-loving style like you and I do. I’m sure you will enjoy reading their posts!

Reinvented Delaware – Cindy

  • Do you have your fall and winter clothes out yet? I’m slowly dragging my warm sweaters and long-sleeved shirts out one by one. And as usual, I decided I wanted a couple of new things. Especially long-sleeved dresses. Sweater dresses are popular this year so I grabbed a camel-colored one and a light grey one. I also picked up a long-sleeved navy dress and an animal print dress that are both due here today.
  • Our yard needs a good fall cleanup so I am tackling a little bit each day. A good pair of snips and bypass pruners do the work for me when clipping back all of our perennials. A heavy-duty garden cart is much easier on the back than a wheelbarrow to carry the clippings to our backwoods! The cart will also be handy for outdoor Christmas decorating!
  • Christmas decorating is something I have to think about early as a blogger and YouTuber. My King Noble Fir 4-Piece Set has arrived! The set has two 3′ trees, a 9′ garland, and a 24″ wreath. This set is GORGEOUS and I can’t wait to set it up in our bedroom! The same set comes in a flocked version as well as a red berry version. I had a hard time deciding which I liked best!
  • Ordering that new 4-piece set also got me thinking about our Christmas tree. We got a new King of Christmas tree last year and I couldn’t be happier with the 7′ Pre-Lit King Noble Fir tree although I should have purchased the 8′ King Noble Fir. Regardless, these winter wonderland ornaments in blue and silver would look gorgeous on the tree I have! Btw, King of Christmas is running an incredible SALE right now!

Click through the images below by tapping the arrows on the right and left hand sides of the images. That will help you to scroll through and see the items I mentioned. Tap to purchase!

Sky Lark House – Anna

These finds are items that I have purchased, use and enjoy. I am linking the actual product I purchased, not a similar item. I wandered into Target the other day and stumbled across some amazing holiday finds at really good prices.

Lora Bloomquist – Lora

  • Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I love to tuck feathers and feather spheres here and there for the holiday. November is hunting season and feathers add such a nice texture to vignettes and centerpieces. You can stick a handful into any vessel for an instant bouquet to tuck them here and there into your floral arrangements. Shop feathers HERE. Find feather spheres HERE.
  • Christmas decorating will be happening soon; time to make sure you’ve got all the helpful necessities to attach and make the pretty! I’ve listed all my favorite floral styling supplies HERE. (follow me while you’re there;)
  • Usually we have a real tree in our living room. But this year I decided I’d had enough. As a blogger, it’s important for me to get my holiday decor up early, and a real tree just doesn’t fit into that time frame. And the new artificial trees are so easy to set up! I got spoiled with the one I use in the kitchen. So I ordered THIS tree. It’s got LED lights that can be switched from clear to colored with a foot pedal (because every year I’m in the mood for something different). I just hope it’s not too big for our small living room; we’ll see! All of the Christmas trees in our house are from here; can’t beat their prices;)
  • I have enjoyed this classic wheat wreath for a couple years now. Last year it was above the mantel; this year it hangs on the dining room hutch. The texture is perfect for this time of the year. I added a simple metal gather word to the front. Find wheat wreaths HERE. (And if you’ve amassed quite a few seasonal wreaths like me, grab THESE to store them).

Saved from Salvage – Regina

  • WOOD AND MARBLE CUTTING BOARD: We are back on track about starting our kitchen remodel. These are the colors we are doing and I’m loving this wood and marble cutting board.
  • LONG VEST: I have a teeny coat addiction and I’m loving this one. Such a comfy style for chilly days but not tight or bulky being a vest. Super versatile and perfect for the car.
  • WINTER GARLAND: Maybe it’s the chilly weather but I guess you can see a theme. I got one of these almost two years ago and it’s such a fun item to decorate with. I’ve used it on old windows, wreaths and the mantle.

one for the road

If you didn’t know, Ironstone is also the name of a milk paint color! I gave this tea cart a makeover a couple of years ago. Someone bought it right away when we were still selling pieces in our vendor booth.

It’s gorgeous, don’t you think?

Tap the image to see how I gave this $20 thrift store find a makeover!

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Until next time…

Cindy Rust

Cindy has been decorating her home with thrift store finds for 40 years. She is an avid thrift store shopper who loves to makeover the items she finds into vintage-inspired home decor and furniture. When she isn’t thrift shopping or painting a piece of furniture, you can find her making homemade butter, working in her garden, or painting with watercolors.

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  1. First – yes I love the fall colors outside! Collecting Ironstone is my favorite pastime. 😍. Can’t wait to see your new video. Happy Saturday!

    1. I hope you had a great weekend too Anna! Happy Thanksgiving!