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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Fairyland Forest

There is nothing like capturing a bit of autumnal bliss under glass.

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Last Christmas I, along with 8000 other bloggers, created a bit of holiday happiness in a glass container. I chose a gumball jar for my creation.

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Earlier this week I was scrolling through fall images and came across this lovely gem.

I immediately thought “Yes! Now I know what to do with those leftover plastic deer and bottle brush trees!”

But the trees needed to be in autumnal colors so I busted out the bleach. It takes about 20 minutes to get the job done. I use 1/4 cup per gallon of hot water.

I mixed up some food coloring (But next time I would probably use RIT dye for a more vibrant color.) and gave the bleached trees a swish of color.

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As I had absolutely no décor on my dining table so I decided to lay everything out on a tray to create a centerpiece. For awhile I was stuck on “What the heck do I use as ground cover? Faux snow will not work.” Then it came to me. Moss. I had two types leftover from when I made my spring terrariums. You can purchase a whole bag of it at Joann’s for $3.99. Make sure you use a 40% off coupon. :)

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I then searched around for other miniatures inside the Fashionista’s dollhouse and found this wheelbarrow. The wee pumpkins were purchased at Hobby Lobby. 

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Everything is cuter in miniature.

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I broke up the large expanse of green by tucking in some yellow mums. When these wither they will probably be replaced with faux flowers.

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Sweet boy thought we should set the scene outside on the patio.

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But it was really hot so it was brought back inside.

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I think I’ll add in some willow chargers, yellow napkins and maybe a bit of colored dishware to the table.

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Do you have a fall centerpiece on your table?


Linking to:

The Charm of Home, Common Ground, StoneGable, Between Naps On The Porch, Today’s Creative Blog,Someday Crafts, SSS, Shabby Nest, Tatertots and Jello, Positively Splendid, The 36th Avenue, SNS, A Stroll Thru Life, Thrifty Décor Chick


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Cute idea Laura. I love the little wheelbarrow with pumpkins, and of course cloches.

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Laura, it is so pretty! What a beautiful display!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks beautiful Laura!! I loveeeeeee the little pumpkins!!!

openid said...

What a stunning inspirational photograph of the bucks. I adore your tiny wheelbarrow full of wee little pumpkins. I would have been tempted to 'carve' a face on one using a fine tipped black marker.
Your Friend,

LBP said...

Your woodland forest is so sweet! Why can't I ever think of anything like that? At the moment my dining room table is not set, but I am hosting bookclub in a couple of weeks so it will soon take on a Halloween theme!



Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Laura that is such a precious fall vignette ~ You have reminded me to bleach some trees this year! I always want to do that and always procrastinate ~


Creations By Cindy said...

What a cute idea! Love this Laura. Such inspiration! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

this is so sweet and unexpected..

very creative , indeed.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Now see, that would have NEVER come into my brain...but it is really sweet...the little deer are precious!

Jen said...

What a cute display! SO creative and festive. Autumn colored dishes will set it off perfectly!

The Boston Lady said...

What a cute idea - and no, I do not have a fall centerpiece. I really like how you bleached and colored those trees. Probably would work for many different times of the year! Ann

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing and thanks for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. Hope your son is feeling. better. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is lovely Laura! I love how you did the trees - what a great idea!

Vel Criste said...

aww this is so cute ! All that's missing are some gnomes I think and it will be a fantastic enchanted mini fall forest! love it Laura! And yes, I did a simple fall centerpiece/tablescape,

I had pears and peaches!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I absolutely love this. HOw fun. Now I have several cloches, so I could so a little mini village or something for Christmas. Yes, I have pumpkins for now. Love it and thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Sandy said...

Adorable! I love the autumn colors on the bottle brush trees, really great idea, but then, you are always so full of great creative ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Linda said...

That's so charming and adorable, Laura! :)

I have a fall runner on the table, but the centerpiece is a long row of candles in a glass holder that Jim gave me for our anniversary. There are two autumn candles to the left and right of that centerpiece. I'll be changing things around again slightly this weekend when I add my Halloween decorations as well.

Auntie Em said...

This is so pretty and now I know how to re-colour some trees to go with seasonal displays. I can see aqua and pink forests coming up this Christmas! :)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a sweet idea. I love that you thought of three separate scenes to go under your glass domes. I would love to look at that in the middle of my table.

Liz said...

Hi Laura!
Thanks for adding your cute little Fairy Forest to Fresh-Cut Friday.
This is so sweet and fun. I love how you bleached those little trees. Very smart girly! :)

Hope you have a Fabulous Fall Weekend!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is so clever. Isn't it nice to have a dollhouse to rob for the perfect accents? Linda

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D Laura, I love your fairyland Forest. It is adorable! What a cute idea for a tabelscape.

Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
Ricki Jill

Emily said...

Hi Laura, I adore your Fairyland Forest. I have used bottle brushes for Christmas. I love coloring them fall colors in the forest. Great idea.....

The French Hutch

Donna said...

So cute! I adore the miniatures in Fairyland :)

SmilingSally said...

Thank you for sharing, Laura. I love your table decor. Yes, I decorate my table too. Come by and see.