We ripped out a whole bunch of hedges underneath our bedroom window. There is a strange window “shelf” there that has been difficult to get to or to do anything with.
When I found this tall hurricane lantern at Home Goods I had to snap it up.
The fact that it was on clearance for $10 because all of the glass had been busted out made it perfect.
I knew immediately that I was going to shove a bunch of pumpkins and a bird in it and set it on that weird shelf.
While nothing is going to totally distract from the fact that we have a bare flower bed right outside our front door, at least the shelf looks a bit better.
Then I just piled up more pumpkins and berries and autumn what-nots around the hurricane.
As I said, it won’t distract people from the bare dirt underneath is, but at least it looks a little bit better.
Right? Please tell me it looks at least a little better than dirt. Please…
Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors says
OMG – it’s perfect! Perfect! And, what a steal at just ten bucks. Love finds like that.
Girl, I don’t even see any dirt…all I see it the awesome display of pumpkins and I LOVE that bench too! What a score from Homegoods!
I looks good to me. I love the flagstone beneath the bench and since I’m more of a simpleton when it comes to flower gardens I like it just the way it is!
THIS IS ME....ONLINE says
Looks great! I would probably put this inside on a table or sideboard.
I have a feeling that we are going to be seeing this lantern again! 😉 Money well spent.
I love the pumpkins!
At The Picket Fence says
I think it looks fantastic Vivienne! I honestly don’t really notice the bare flower bed especially with the bench and the flagstone and the pumpkin extravaganza on that shelf! 🙂 Love it!
Totally 100% distracts me from the bare dirt. It looks great!! I am going to pin this for some inspiration. 🙂
I like it!! I love those lantern things…but I have NO WHERE to put them.
What a great find. I love all the pumpkins you added. Fall is my favorite!
Cherished Bliss says
So pretty! I love it : )
Kelly@imperfect homemaking says
Honestly I clicked over from twitter BECAUSE i wanted to see your ugly garden beds. LOL. Take heart: your bare dirt looks so much better than my overgrown mess of a garden. I love the fall vignette you created…so inviting! Happy Fall 🙂
Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers says
This is so cute! And I don’t even know what “bare dirt” you seem to be stressing over. Between the little bench that’s there and the cuteness on the shelf I didn’t notice anything else.
Looks great, I love all things fall! Check out my blog, I posted my fall table.
Dontch just LOVE Homegoods? What a deal you got on this lantern. I need to go check my Homegoods and see if there are any left! If anyone sees your post today, there won’t be any! Your fall decoration is awesome. No worries on the flower beds, I didn’t even notice! Besides, they look fine.
Thank you so much for linking up to my 1st Linky Party Vivienne. I’m a follower now on your blog and so enjoy it! Can’t wait to see what you do next.
Prudently Painted Vintage says
So love this!!! I don’t notice anything wrong at all beneath it. Looks so good. How long do your pumpkins usually last? Is there anything you spray on them to last longer?
~ Laura says
As my daughter’s friends say….”That’s totes adorbs!!”
(I have no idea why they can’t use entire words???)
I love this look!!! What a pretty display!! You are really good at arranging…I know that because I am decidedly not!!
Also, the color and action going on on the shelf takes your eyes off the what isn’t going on below. Totally awesome draw-the-eye-away-like-a-magician thing goin’ on!! 🙂
Kim @ Too Much Time says
Oh Shut up! It doesn’t look bad. If you hadn’t mentioned how much the dirt is bugging you, I really wouldn’t have thought twice about it. The hurricane and pumpkins are super fun:)
Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says
it looks fantastic
I think it looks awesome!
And did you ever post about your kids’ room redo’s and I missed it?
Wendy@Once upon a rose haven says
Your creations are beautiful!
oh wow! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Impulsive Addict says
Of course it looks better than dirt you silly girl! I’m loving the pumpkins!! You always inspire me.
Sometimes “inspire” means “makes me jealous”.
Definitely cute! Way to go…once again. So creative.
Hi! I'm Shannon says
Score on the HomeGoods lantern and good eye going for it even without the glass. Smart cookie 😉 The flower bed looks great. CUTE even, with the bench and flag stone and all the pretty Fall decor. It all looks extra pretty with the white backround.
I freaking love it! It looks so perfect and pretty.
Definitely better than dirt.
What a lovely arrangement. I could easily see this as a centerpiece for a fall themed or Halloween party.
I love the idea of putting the numbers on the pumpkins. That is definitely something I’m going to do this year.
it is so cute! i love it. great fall decorations for outside.
That looks great. You are so creative!
Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted says
Darn it! Just saw some broken lanterns at the store yesterday I knew I should have picked them up. Great idea and it’s almost like that shelf was made specifically for this reason..LOL
Sandy Ang says
how very fabulous !
You have created a very pretty and Fall-ish vignette. Nicely done!
Sarah Gill says
It looks so good, don’t ya just love a bargin…makes it look even better because it was $10!
NOT looking, but I love the pumpkins! I am getting ready to decorate…it is all laying in my kitchen floor!!! So excited to try some things I have seen around the web!
Jenn Erickson says
Such a perfect spot for your beautifully assembled Autumn vignette!
Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says
What a great way to decorate that space! Awesome idea! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!
The French Hutch says
Your shelf is decorated so beautifully you don’t notice anything else. Great deal on the hurricane, the glass is hard to keep clean if using outside. You don’t even notice the glass is missing. Great idea! Love your blog too.
The French Hutch