Some of the highlights of their visit were Coconut Cream Pie from the Dixie House Cafe and a little window shopping in Granbury. We packed a lot of good food and great fun into their way-too-short visit.
Iron & Burlap Fall Vignette from last year and the Touch of Fall arrangement from last year's entryway.
mom had purchased the old wooden toolbox at a favorite thrift store when she was in town for a visit. She never found a proper use for it, so she passed it down to me. Have I ever told you how much I love her hand-me-downs?
To start this faux fall flower arrangement, I lined the rustic toolbox with crumpled up paper grocery bags to give the flowers something to be anchored in. How's that for recycling? Why purchase floral foam when you've got paper bags? Anyway, the paper bags provided stability for the stems and didn't stand out against the flowers.
Then, I just started adding the yellow leaves, faux hydrangeas, faux sunflowers, cattails and other filler flowers of varying heights. After seeing Savvy Southern Style's gorgeous centerpiece with a runner going down the middle of the table (opposite how you would expect it to go), I was inspired to use this smaller runner that my SIL Donna sent to me a few months ago. I love the simple black lines.