28 August 2015

Orange And White Fall Vignette

With the house coming along and the weather cooling off just a little,
(you will laugh if I tell you what my reference for cool is-94 degrees)
I developed an overwhelming need to decorate our cute little third story apartment for Fall.



So when the Fall decorating bug hit me, I realized I had nothing to decorate with.  
Really, how could that be-even though I thought I had brought everything to the apartment that I would need for our stay, I didn't.  






Well, it seems if I was going to decorate, then I was going to need to spend some money and I am feeling very thrifty these days.  I feel as though any "extra," change needs to be
saved to go towards some pretties for the new house.
So, my Fall decorating shopping spree had a pretty tight budget.


My Fall decorating shopping spree took me all over the city.
We just recently got a Big Lots, and I wanted to check it out. I love that place.
It was my first time shopping there, and I found some super cute Fall items, plus a couple of greeting cards-I think this may be a secret store to find some different seasonal items.
It was so well organized and everything was in it's place, I was impressed with the cleanliness and friendly staff.



Next up was my favorite store Hobby Lobby, we all love that store, don't we?  But you know I felt that their selection of Fall items, was not quite as good as last year, I am wondering if it is because they have their Christmas out too, and have dedicated more space to that, just wondering if you feel that way too.




My next stop was Jo- Ann Fabric, they seem to have such a miscellaneous selection of
fabric, crafts and seasonal that I always feel as though I have walked into an old Five & Dime store.  I typically only shop there if I am in a browsing sort of mood, they usually have a neat little 75% off aisle too-always fun to see what they have.
I love finding deals on decorating items-it is a fun feeling!




My final stop was T.J. Maxx, they had a few things out, but I couldn't seem to find anything that would fit in with my Orange and White Vignette, so I left feeling a little disappointed.
I suppose, it is always a bit of a hit and miss sort of shopping trip there anyways.

Have you started decorating for Fall?

Have a lovely weekend!

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44 comments:

  1. Love this vignette! I make my round to all of those stores. The little sign is darling as is the pumpkins. Finding bargains is a good feeling. Happy Friday. xo

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    1. Linda, I think you and I are on the same page with loving Fall! Thanks oodles!
      xo

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  2. I don't get the fall decorating bug until the calendar says September.. but that's very soon. Then a switch in me flips and out come the crocheted pumpkins, etc. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa,
      Can't wait to see your crocheted pumpkins!!!
      hugs,
      Jemma

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  3. I love all of your pretty treasures you found! The colors are so beautiful! Hobby Lobby had their fall and Christmas items out in July....isn't that crazy! And you are right! Seems they were more geared for Christmas than fall!

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    1. Well let me say, I enjoyed the journey to find them as much as the decorating-I just love a good deal! I love Christmas, but I sure wish Hobby Lobby had designated a few more shelves to Fall.
      xo
      Jemma

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  4. I love your spirit Jemma!! It's the LITTLE things that matter and you don't need to get all fancy to get into the seasonal mode;) Your vignette is so much fun! I will put fall things up the first week of October and I can't wait because LAST YEAR I was knee deep in house construction. We thought we'd be finished by FALL so I dreamt about all the fun I'd have putting pumpkins everywhere. When THAT didn't happen as planned, I started thinking about Thanksgiving. As it turns out, we BARLEY had our kitchen done for our TG festivities. It was very stressful! Anyway, you've got a great attitude and living in an apartment is the way to go. We stayed IN the house as it was "deconstructed" and then systematically rebuilt over the course of a year ..plus. Happy FRIDAY! xxleslie

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    1. Good Morning Leslie!
      Well, my spirit and your spirit is what seems to get us through all the changes that life throws at us! We have both been pretty happy spirits for the past three years, that we have known one another! I so enjoyed watching the progress of your gorgeous home last year, and from this side of the process it looked so effortless and exciting, Now I know how different it is from this side! Lol! I love your home and oh that marble...that is my dream too, in fact looking at tile, granite and marble in the next couple of weeks.
      Happy Saturday to you Leslie!
      xo
      Jemma

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  5. You found some cute things. I too felt like Hobby Lobby didn't have all that much going on in the fall department. They seem to carry over a few things from year to year too. I've picked up some new things for fall but still haven't put it out yet. I found some nice fall garland at Michael's on sale so I bought early. Every store is loaded up with something for fall right now so the pickin's are good! We are all miserable if it gets up to 95 and you are calling it a cool down! LOL... We've been in the low 70's for a few days and I love it. September is always a nice month here so I will enjoy every day as it comes.

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    1. Liz,
      As I was reading the comments, the consensus is that Hobby Lobby is falling short in the Fall decorating department. I wish they would stop this and let the seasons live out their duration.

      Well, I know it's absurd that 95 is cool- I would love to experience a real Fall;)
      Thanks for your visit!

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  6. Your vignette is very sweet! Love all the patterns and textures you mixed, staying with two colors. I have not started decorating for Fall....I try not to till Oct. 1. I did take out my Jim Shore pumpkin, thinking I want to sell my whole collection of his, but I put it on top of my cupboard and there it stayed. Does that count?!

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    1. I know it is so early, but my new approach to life is mind over matter or if I think it, it is!
      Yes your Jim Shore pumpkin counts:)
      Jemma

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  7. Oh I fell in love when I saw your fall decorations - so lovely - I just LOVE this time of year - LOVE the orange and white. I think you did pretty good considering everything. I have not gone to those stores recently so I am not sure about what is there - I like them all too!

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    1. Hi Sandie,
      I LOVE this time of the year too-you and I are Southern dwellers and we sort of how to fake Fall, although you do have gorgeous Trees and a change of color more than we do. Living in the plains is sort of the pits from August thru October and then it shapes up and is very nice!

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  8. I felt the same way when I visited Hobby Lobby the other day. I know it happens every year, but seriously, why must we see Christmas stuff in August?

    The temps are dropping here and it does indeed feel like Fall has arrived, so I guess I'm starting to think about decorating for Fall (although I don't do much).

    You managed to put together an adorable vignette Jemma, budget friendly or not!

    xxx

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    1. Doreen,
      Hobby Lobby needs to shape up, they would still make money and make their customers happier.
      I will always shop at Hobby Lobby because they consistently have a good selection and the quality of their products is descent.
      I just know your temps are cooling off so nicely and now you can enjoy that new fire pit even more!
      Thanks so much for your visit-
      xo
      Jemma

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  9. I am starting the fall decor this weekend! Can't wait!

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    1. Michelle,
      You Live in a gorgeous area and I can't wait to see what you put together!!

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  10. Hi Jemma, you did so good gathering your goodies to decorate with from around town!! Love the pretties you are sharing here. Yes the bug has got me too and I will be taking down the tubs of decor this weekend while I work long hours to bring more goodies to my shop on etsy.
    Enjoy the cooler days of 90's. LOL It does feel like a cool front after a summer of triple digit heat indexes. LOL
    Enjoy the decorating and thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs and Blessings for a grand weekend. cm

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    1. Oh will ever it cool off??? I have suffered with the heat this Summer, it has been wretched for me.
      I can't wait for true cool temps, but we still have a ways to go.I am looking forward to seeing the new goodies in your etsy shop!
      xo
      Jemma

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  11. Oh, I love the way you put things together and make them look beautiful. We have a Big Lots close by but I never go there. Maybe I should give them another chance! I enjoyed seeing your new home. I know you are excited to see the progress. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane,
      You must give Big Lots a try! LOL-I have never, ever been inside one either, but gosh it was so clean, so well stocked and I was amazed and pleased.
      Thanks for dropping by today, always great to hear from you!
      Big Hugs,
      Jemma

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  12. Well you sure did a good job of coming up with stuff! Love it! I went into HL one day, saw just a few aisles of fall, then a ginormous amount of Xmas stuff. That just makes me feel sad. Rushing time like that. I would rather decorate for fall than Xmas anyway.
    Brenda

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    1. Good Morning Dear Friend!
      Well thank you!! It was a fun time, driving, planning, stopping for a diet coke and then shopping some more:)
      Makes me sad too, how HL, has tried to rush right past Fall. For so many of us it truly is our favorite time of the year. No pressures, just embracing the transition into
      a beautiful time of the year.
      Oh, love your design kitchen for Amara too!
      xo
      Jemma

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  13. Jemma, this is my first Fall post I'm reading, and loving every bit of it. You have mentioned all my favorite shops on here. You know, my sister first introduced me to Big Lots when our kids were little, and we used to go there all the time. I actually just went there yesterday hehehe. They do have cute stuff for the seasons. I really like that fabric pumpkin, and the polka dot pumpkin is cool. I'm so glad to hear you are still decorating even though you are in between homes. You are such an inspiration to me, my dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Good Morning Sweet Friend!
      You like these shops too-oh goodness and Big Lots is just so fun! We have not had one before and I have been waiting until the crowds thinned out.
      Such great and reasonable finds, very pleased.
      Fall inspiration Sheri, one of my favorite times of the year!
      Happy Saturday,
      Love~
      Jemma

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  14. Hi Jemma! Well, honey, you did a great job with your fallen vignette! Love all of your pieces!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. It certainly looks like you found a variety of cute fall things with to decorate your apartment. I have not started yet but intend to look some this week. Have a great weekend...

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    1. Nancy,
      You are another one of the blessed souls who has abundant and glorious Fall colors in their own backyard! I have to fake it-but it is worth it:)

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  16. A breath of fresh air! I think the bright colors of fall can esthetically make us feel cooler and renewed. Fall is popping up all over the Internet and I've Pinned a lot of "doable' fall projects. I'm not a good crafter so I Pin the easy stuff! lol!

    Happy Weekend, Jemma!

    Jane x

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    1. Good Morning Jane!
      I so agree, with your and boy am I ready to feel cool and think cool-I have a horrendous heat rash right now and battling it with all sorts of over the counter creams.
      Please Fall-arrive soon!
      xo
      Jemma

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  17. Good morning dearest new and fabulous friend! I must email you to tell you about my week, but first of all, FALL! 94 degrees IS cool after what you've experienced! And that is good, if the temperatures continue to dip to get you to a comfortable 75-80....you'll love it!

    Well my dear, school officially starts on Monday and we may have a few days or maybe two weeks of warmer weather, but then if all goes according to Minnesota's tendency to be on the colder side, we should really feel like fall around mid to late September. The trees are already starting to turn color!

    I CAN'T WAIT TO DECORATE FOR FALL! Yes, I love this time of year and though it's short for us, what we do have is spectacular. I LOVE your orange and white, a different take that orange and black! And I bet you are just seeing so much progress on the house! OK, back in email. HUGS!

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    1. Hello My Sweet and Beautiful Friend!

      You have such a joyful spirit and I am SO excited to see your posts on IG this weekend, they delight me!!

      Oh goodness tomorrow is your big day with school isn't it? I know you are well prepared and ready and those students are so fortunate to have YOU!!

      Fall color, already you are experiencing it-oh how my heart aches for Fall, the scents the colors, the feeling is so terrific!
      I am looking forward to some really fabulous photos from you when Fall arrives-please:)
      Hugs,
      Jemma


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  18. Fall colors are not my favorites, but I do bring in a little orange as a nod to the season. But not until September, for sure. Summers are short here and this one has been so lovely that I hate to see it go. I do love the fall season, though, the cozy evenings with darkness falling earlier, warm soups, and life centering about home rather than beach or vacation. Your budget decorating ideas are lovely.

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    1. Lorrie,
      I so understand your quest to hold on to the Summer Season, growing up in Idaho, we were not rushing Fall in either. The last days of Summer were always relinquished with much hesitation.
      Sounds as though orange is one of your favorite colors to incorporate too.
      Thanks so much!

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  19. That is such a lovely vignette, Jemma! I typically start decorating the first week of September, and we would be lucky to see single digits by then. It's my way of "dealing" with the rest of our Summer.....lol! I'm hoping during my next "rest week," I'll feel like doing a modified version of what I usually do. Fall is my favorite season, so I really don't mind being surrounded by my little treasures and the colors for almost three months. While I love the traditional colors of Fall, I have started adding in some of my favorite color, turquoise, to the mix......turquoise, orange and black -- makes me giddy just thinking about it!

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    1. Carol,
      Your addition of pops of turquoise sounds marvelous, I am so looking forward to you sharing your decorating on your blog. Your rest week, will feel so good, and give you the chance to gain back some strength. Thinking of Fall makes me feel giddy too!

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  20. Your vignette is so festive! I went out for a bit this afternoon and came back almost empty handed. I was so disappointed not finding anything that I decided to make cookies! I haven't been in a hobby lobby though we found one on the way to RI but it was a Sunday and they were closed. I am not familiar with big lots either and didn't know they carried craft supplies. Most of these kinds of stores are almost 2 hrs away. :( we have a Joanne's and a Michaels. Think I will make a few fabric pumpkins tomorrow. Your lovely orange and white display has inspired me to get crackin! Thanks Jemma!
    Xo
    Linda

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    1. Oh Linda,
      Fabric pumpkins-you are just so talented with your handcrafted projects. Wondering if you will be selling any in your etsy shop...
      Hobby Lobby is huge in Texas and Oklahoma, in fact their headquarters is in Oklahoma.
      Big Lots, had some cute little nick nacky type things-not any craft supplies, but with Hobby Lobby running so short on Fall decorations, I was feeling a little desperate.
      Thanks for visiting me too!
      xo
      Jemma

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  21. Awfully pretty, Jemma. I love shopping at those spots, too. I especially love the cabled pumpkin. I'm not ready for fall yet, though I suspect a bit after Labor Day I'll be ready to haul out the autumn. We'll see! I hope your holiday is a good one!

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  22. Cute! I'm got fall decorating on the brain too. Your shopping trip sounds like so much fun and you picked up some great finds too. Love that sweater pumpkin.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party is open through tonight (Monday) night and the next one starts midnight on Friday. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/08/28/home-matters-linky-party-52/

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  23. So pretty! Found you via the Project inspired link party! I pinned your post to my fabulous fall board. I love the colors you used--they are so cheerful! Thanks!

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  24. Hi Jemma, I am laughing at your cool temp. You found some great things and I love the bright and cheery colors! I think my favorite is the last pumpkin, quite unique. Can you believe I haven't been to Hobby Lobby or T.J's for a month or two. And after getting my fall out yesterday and today it's a good thing. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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