Some days, my hoarding comes in handy.
It’s moments when I remember that “something” I just didn’t want to part with because surely there is a project or craft that I will eventually need it for I have what is called the “What If” Syndrome and I also suffer from “OneDay-itis.”
Or, in other words…
“What If I May Need This One Day?”
Today is one of those good days, though, where I pat myself on my back and say to myself …“Yay me!” I am sharing with you how I created my….
Farmhouse Harvest Platter.
Last year, I broke one of my favorite cake stands. It toppled over and the top part came off and shattered, leaving only the bottom base.
But me being me – I couldn’t throw it away. So into the cabinet it went with certainty it would be used again one day. This month, Farmhouse Friday is all about “plates.” Whistles and bells went off and I knew exactly what I would do with my leftover, hoarded, cake stand base.
I grabbed one of my favorite Staffordshire Blue and White Plates. It’s from the Liberty Blue series and I have several pieces I collected when we lived in Europe.
After about twenty minutes of digging thru one of my 3,000 crafts boxes, I found some poster putty. I used it to temporary secure the platter to the cake plate base.
I wanted to create a Fall Harvest Platter, but I also wanted it to blend in with the other blue and white I already have displayed in the room.
Plus, I love the way blue and white mixes with autumnal colors and splashes of red. So after laying down a bed of moss and green pears, I added dried hydrangea (a staple of this year’s decor). I tucked in a few acorns and finished the platter with some tendrils of grapevine.
I didn’t spend a dime and simply used what I had on hand. Blues and Greens with a touch of red.
I am always shifting things around. When I first started decorating for Fall, I had my Succulent Filled Pumpkin Planter on my little blue Breakfast Room Chest.
I have since moved this to another location, and I love how this looks and pulls in more blue and white.
If you remember, at one point I had asked your opinions on whether I should paint this little chest or not.
I think this Farmhouse Harvest Platter could even carry me through Christmas with some little changes. I think some mini pinecones in place of the acorns would be perfect, don’t you?
I am sure you have already figured out the fruit is faux, but I do declare – this is some amazingly real looking fruit. And best of all, no rotting fruit to replace. 😀
I have a secret. This arrangement makes me want to pull out some other “hoarded” pieces and see what other arrangements
I can make for free.
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