Wooden and Milkglass Tablescape

Are you already thinking about how to decorate your Thanksgiving table? Or maybe you have a dinner party coming up and you want a fall vibe. Here is a great idea for a super simple tablescape. Wood and milkglass. Or it could just be wood and white. Whatever you have will work. And if you want to buy any of this gorgeous vintage ware, it’s all for sale in my brand*eye home shopwoodentablescape4

I used a combination of wooden candle holders, wooden bowls, and milk glass glasses. woodentablescape3

How great are these turned wooden candle holders? And the combo of white pumpkins and green gourds? A local farm stand had these beauties and I scooped up the bumpiest gourds that I could find.

woodentablescape2And the milk glass hobnail glasses are gorgeous. I like how they make the wood pop even more, because of the contrast. I actually have 12 of them in the shop. You can find them and all of the vintage ware that you see here in my brand*eye shop!

wooden tablescape1How are you planning to decorate your table this year? Mine may look a lot like this. I am really digging the wood and white this year.

Fall Markets: October 21st and 22nd

Hey friends. If you’re in the eastern PA area and want to check out my handmade and vintage home goods in person, be sure to stop by one of these events this weekend.

On Saturday, October 21st from 10-3 I’ll be at The Craftery Market in Ottsville, PA at Linden Hill Gardens. It’s only $5 per ticket, and you can buy them here. This market is being held in and around a beautiful old stone barn. And Linden Hill Gardens is a beautiful garden and nursery, where you can find lots of wonderful and unusual plants.

8230 Easton Road (Route 611)
Ottsville, Pennsylvania 18942

I CANNOT wait! The photo below is from there website, check it out here.

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And then on Sunday, October 22nd from 10-4 I will be at the Clover Market in Bryn Mawr. You can find all the details here.

7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA

It’s finally getting to be chilly fall weather, so you may want to pick up a wonderful handmade brand*eye quilt or pillow. And of course, there will be a lot of awesome vintage finds for your home.

I hope to see you this weekend. Stop by and say hello!

Easy Pumpkin Fall Decor

I am a big fan of decorating and crafting for fall. And I especially love crafting if it’s easy! Typically I decorate using a general fall vibe, instead of a Halloween specific vibe. This way all of my hard work will still be appreciated through Thanksgiving. And it makes hosting on Thanksgiving that much easier, since the decorating is already done in October.

Here are a few easy painting ideas with pumpkins. pumpkins after

You only need three things: pumpkins, paint, and paint brushes. pumpkings supplies

I painted just the stems of a few pumpkins with a metallic paint. And on others I painted the entire thing. The turquoise pumpkin is my favorite! The one on the right is a black painted gourd, which also turned out really great.

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My friend made this cool one with a gold and black pattern.pumpkin gold and black

One great way to decorate your home with your pumpkins is to add a few of them to a tray. Odd numbers work best. Then fill around the pumpkins with some colorful leaves. pumpkin after

I hope this gave you some new and easy ideas of crafts to do this fall. These pumpkins were all made with my girlfriends at a craft night, but these ideas are easy enough to do with kids. What is your favorite fall craft or decorating idea?

Save Your Coleus by Cutting It

If you are like me, you love to plant coleus in your garden each year. It’s such a beautiful plant that comes in so many different colors and works well in shade. This plant is known for its leaves, but it will flower. When it flowers it actually takes away from the beauty of the leaves, so keep it in check by snipping off the flowers as soon as they appear. They are not hardy in our zone, so at the end of each season it’s sad to see them go. This year you can try this technique to save them all winter, and you can plant them outside again in the spring.

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Coleus at the end of the season before cutting it

Use a pair of scissors and snip off a few nice pieces of each coleus that you want to save. I suggest picking the hardiest plants to use. You want to have a piece that is about 5-8″ long. Just approximate, there really is no wrong way to do this.

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Coleus pile

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Clover Market October 8

Hello friends. I hope that you can stop by the Clover Market  on Sunday, October 8th. It is in Collingswood, NJ and I’ll be there selling my wares from 10am – 4pm. The address to use is 735 N. Atlantic Ave., Collingswood, NJ.collingswood clover

I have a few vintage, hand-knotted rugs. 2017-06-11 17.31.11

I’ll also have lots of hand turned wooden pieces. 2017-08-27 14.43.25

And how cool is this carved wooden fruit bowl?2017-09-16 17.28.10

I’ll also have original vintage art, like this watercolor.2017-09-16 17.29.21

And I have three of these glass trees, which are a great way to add pops of color and green.2017-09-23 14.20.32

This is the bottom of a brass asian bowl. It has etchings all the way around it, and even on the bottom! 2017-09-23 14.23.31

There will be so many great sellers of handmade and vintage items. They also have a bunch of great food trucks, so come hungry. Stop by and say hello.