Coun­try Trea­sures

Prep your home for fall fes­tiv­i­ties by in­te­grat­ing a cor­nu­copia of ver­sa­tile sea­sonal goods into ev­ery room.

Country Sampler - - Contents - WRIT­TEN BY LISA SLOAN FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION, SEE RE­SOURCE GUIDE, PAGE 158.

Dis­cover dis­play ideas for musthave dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories.

Field Friends

Bring down-on-the-farm ap­peal to a side­board with this clever jux­ta­po­si­tion of a prim­i­tive crow on a spin­dle and a cheer­ful scare­crow cen­ter­piece. A run­ner that boasts warm col­ors, a metal tray filled with In­dian corn, and a piece of sal­vaged fenc­ing pro­vide an apt back­drop and add layers of tex­ture to the scene.

Boxed Set

A mini “farm crate” burst­ing with fall fod­der pro­vides a quick and easy way to bring a timely touch to a table­top, shelf or cup­board. To give it more promi­nence, el­e­vate the ar­range­ment on a round riser or stand and place it on a wo­ven mat sur­rounded by seed­pods and other dried nat­u­rals.

Vin­tage Va­ri­ety

This trio of col­or­ful wood signs with vin­tage flair can be dis­played to­gether or used sep­a­rately to tuck in amid smaller Hal­loween vi­gnettes. To heighten their vis­ual im­pact, con­sider ar­rang­ing the three signs within a larger frame or af­fix­ing one to a large, dec­o­rated wreath for a wel­com­ing touch at the front door or above a man­tel.

Fall in Line

Have a red-let­ter day with wood cutouts that spell out the sea­son. Line them up on a wood block or box wrapped in rus­tic rib­bon for a stand-out com­bi­na­tion, or place them on a shelf in front of a large plate or plat­ter to high­light their charm.

Cin­derella Story

Look­ing like some­thing con­jured by a wave of a magic wand, this lighted pump­kin­shaped car­riage is the per­fect ve­hi­cle for show­cas­ing gourds, fo­liage or a pot­ted plant. Park it on a porch, or sta­tion it atop a ta­ble to drive the de­sign of a larger cen­ter­piece.

Count Your Bless­ings

The time of abun­dance of­ten in­spires thought­ful say­ings, and a sign like this one, which com­bines cor­ru­gated metal and wood, can be used to set the tone in a front en­try or as part of the back­ground decor for a hol­i­day buf­fet ta­ble, per­haps lay­ered on a sal­vaged door or win­dow.

Ring Around the Posy

Round gal­va­nized metal tins serve as wall pock­ets for in­tro­duc­ing fresh or faux blooms into your rooms. In­cor­po­rate a small sign or a whim­si­cal fig­ure amid the flo­rals for a more ex­pres­sive dis­play. Be­cause the tins fea­ture a neu­tral farm­house style, the con­tents can eas­ily be al­tered when the sea­son shifts.

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