Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall Milk Can

 Oh how I wish I had a big, beautiful porch to decorate for each season.  Since I don't, I do my best to make my little front step look festive and welcoming.  My old milk can is the perfect vessel for some lovely fall foliage.
 Cody and I went to his work shop yesterday and the canal was loaded with cattails that were in perfect condition.  I grabbed some scissors and cut a bunch to take home.  I knew I could figure out a way to use them for fall decorating.
 I had also stopped by Michael's on Friday and picked up these pretty glittery silk flowers.  They were 99 cents each and I love the colors.  These came in handy too!
 The wired ribbon with pumpkins I had from last year and I didn't realize it until I put it all together, but the colors match perfectly.  This little milk can makeover was turning into quite a little happy accident of a project!
 This project only cost me about $3 and it makes such a bold statement.  My little front step is looking like it is ready for fall now!  I just need to find a cute pumpkin to set on my terracotta candle holder and it will be perfect.
Can I just tell you how happy I am that it is September?  Not only do I have a birthday in September, but I am loving the cooler weather and I can't wait for everything that fall brings!

Linking up with:
The Tablescaper: Seasonal Sundays
Sunday View: Inspired Sunday
Boogieboard Cottage: Masterpiece Monday
Dwellings: Amaze Me Monday 
Le Chateau des Fleurs: Monday Link Party
The Dedicated House: Make it Pretty Monday
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cozy Little House: Tweak It Tuesday
Home Coming: The DIY'ers
Knick of Time Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life: Inspire Me Tuesday
Tips & Tricks: Fall Crafting Edition
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
Lavender Garden Cottage: Cottage Style 
The Style Sisters: Centerpiece Wednesday
Ivy & Elephants: What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson: Share Your Cup Thursday
Rooted in Thyme: Simple & Sweet Friday
Common Ground: Be Inspired
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Jennifer Rizzo: Fabulously Creative Friday


NanaDiana said...

I CAN tell how happy you are that it is September. Love your milk can and the sweet arrangement in it- xo Diana

sweetbriardreams said...

Your front door looks great! I love the ribbon you have done for the milk can. I love Autumn too, and September is my favourite month. Have a great week. Chel x

diane said...

I'm also happy that it is's been a hot and humid summer. Glad to see it go!
Love your fall decoration.
It's very welcoming!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the cat tails!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

love it! New Follower here, hoping you'll follow back :)

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

What a cute idea!! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!

chateau chic said...

Your front stoop looks so welcoming with your fall decorations. Love the milk can with the lovely arrangement.
Mary Alice

Donna Wilkes said...

It is great how the milk can fits perfectly in that space. Beautifully styled for fall.

Life at Still Woods said...

Hi Trisha,
I think your decorations are adorable. I am so excited that the "Ber" months are here...September, October, etc. My favorite time of the year. Of course, you will feel fall slipping in before I will. The MS Gulf Coast is a late fall bloomer! I am visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and am a new follower of yours. I wold love for you to stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit and to follow along if you like.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hello fellow Virgo...Happy BD to us! Your porch is adorable, you have done more with your steps than I have on my whole porch.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a great floral arrangement in your milkcan, it looks so pretty and so perfect for your porch. Very welcoming and cheery. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Heather Coody said...

That is just cute, cute, cute! Love it!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Fall décor is perfect for this season. I love the bright colors of the flowers. Jess has a small porch too, so she has to make do, like you.

It sounds like you love Autumn as much as I do, my friend.


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Great fall accents! The milk can does make a perfect accent with the cattails. The wreath and the welcome garland set it all up just as nicely as a big porch could!

Laura said...

Love those "happy accidents! This turner out great! Cattails have always been fascinating to me. Thanks for linking up with Inspired Sunday.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

The cattails are perfect for Fall Trisha. I love them in the milk can. Thanks for sharing with SYC.