If you have been watching over on Instagram, you already know we need a refresh. Our rental has been feeling very stale. I explained our feelings in a post when I shared about the update on the house. And, let’s face it, if The Woods and Ivy Cottage would start being built tomorrow, we would still be here through the entire Fall season. And if I didn’t take the time to decorate for Fall this year, I would miss it. Fall is my favorite season. So we moved almost every piece of furniture around in the rental to spruce it up. And created a completely chaotic scene. ???? Oh my gosh, it is still terrible. But we are working hard on it. In other news…I created this simple Fall side table look using my collection of old photos. And I wanted to share.
I should start out by saying that I think I’m the queen of collections. ???? Deb would say that, too. I could start a new collection almost every day if I wanted to. I shared another Fall look using my yellow ware bowls last week. In fact, stay tuned. I have a post coming up about vintage Halloween decorations that will include a new collection of mine. ????
Anyways, as I was decorating this little dresser turned side table of ours for Fall, and added these little sewing machine drawers for height. I always think adding something like these drawers, a basket, or a box makes it looks like a stage for whatever is on top. I came across my antique tintype photos. And thought they looked good with Fall items because they are dark in color. My antique foldable ruler made a great holder for them. But, you could use anything… vintage flower frogs, etc. You could also use Fall photos of your own kids or grandkids. I displayed them on an open book because I liked the way the book looked open.
I added some height to my side table with these antique sewing machine drawers. And displayed my ceramic pumpkin that I found at Kroger. I grabbed one of my antique pitchers, which I also have a collection of, and dropped a few sprigs of Fall foliage.
Pretty much all of these pieces are part of a few collections of mine. By adding a pumpkin and a few sprigs of Fall foliage, it didn’t take much to get this little side table ready for Fall. Do you try to incorporate some collections in your Fall decor? It’s my favorite way to decorate!
SIMPLE FALL SIDE TABLE LOOK