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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Farmhouse Fall Tree in a Wagon

Picking the perfect container to put your design in can set the whole mood for your creation from the get go.   First,   I tried a taller tree in front of the window and put some pumpkins around the bottom of it.    It looked ok,   but I wanted  my fall tree to have some personality.     Then it hit me......put a shorter tree in a wagon,    my wuggy to be exact.  My wuggy is what you get when you marry a wagon to a buggy. 

Now that's the kind of container I'm talkin'!

I couldn't find a full shorter tree in my stash of tree's  that wasn't flocked,   so I decided to put two smaller tree's together to make the full short tree that I had pictured in my vision.

I shopped the house and picked up metal houses / barns,    white enamel animals......all things that you see me use year round in vignettes I make for the house.

I had a couple of metal windmill picks that you've seen me stick in flower baskets that I have out in the yard.

I filled in sparse places between the limbs with fall leaves and berry pieces.

I went out to the Tuff Shed in the back yard that houses my fall decor and brought in some Farmhouse style pillow ticking  pumpkins that I bought last season.     (I noticed that HL is stocking them again this year)

I brought in a couple of the big sunflower centers that I've had for years......

I kept on layering my fall tree with sun flowers,   pink roses,   buffalo check ribbon  and pumpkins.and a sweet buffalo check owl

You can fill your tree with as much or as little as you like.......

After I finished decorating my fall tree,    I gave a crow that I've had for more than 10 years a long over due makeover.

I trimmed his pants with buffalo check ribbon,    gave him a new bow tie,   and sometime over the last few years his original hat disappeared.      All I had on hand was a black derby,    so that became his new hat.    I think he looks quite dapper!

I forgot to get a before photo of him,    so you have to look close on the right side of the before photo to see how he looked earlier .

I moved the ladder that you have seen in the kitchen for a long time into the corner of the family dining room.    Probably should decorate the ladder pretty

What did I put where the ladder was in the kitchen?    The tall pencil tree that I originally had in front of the window.   My Farmhouse Fall tree was so much fun to create,   that I may just do a fall tree in the kitchen too!

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  1. Penny,
    I LOVE it!!! And the wuggy!! Simply fantastic!!! And your crow is adorable!!! What a great idea to combine 2 trees together!!! I am really itching to decorate for Fall but I will restrain myself and wait until after Labor Day!!Looking forward to see your Fall Kitchen Tree!!

  2. Good morning Penny, Oh, how cute the wuggy is. I do like your 2 trees to make a full one and the decorations are just the best. It's soft Fall colors that a soothing and peaceful. I like Mr. Dandy Crow with his derby. What a wonderful scene you created. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I like the little ladder in white, maybe some pink roses and buffalo check ribbons etc.

  3. I love a Fall Tree, it makes it easy to transition to Christmas later. And that "wuggy" is perfect. so wonderful!!

  4. Penny, I love how you decorated that sweet tree. The wuggy is amazing. My favorite things are the flower heads and the pumpkins. Adorable !! Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  5. I love those ticking pumpkins and the handsome crow. The tree is perfect for your wuggy. I can't wait to see the kitchen tree!

  6. That is such a cute tree! Perfect for fall.

  7. Adorable tree! Love that it is in a wagon - so fun, and creative! My mom has kept a tree up all year for as long as I can remember, and we decorate it for each holiday/season. I love the idea of a year round tree. I have chosen this as one of my features for this week's Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party, which goes live today at 5pm EST.


  8. This is precious! I am going to have to figure out a way to keep the cats from destroying my tree. We haven't had a Christmas (or other holiday) tree in years because of them.


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