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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Smalls for Fall

Hello my friends,
fall has officially arrived and oh, isn't it glorious!
 
I know that big things really make an impact when it comes to decorating, but let's not overlook the smalls.
 
Things that when gathered together invite people to take a moment and discover each and every little thing.
 
I used a bunch of smalls to fill up my tiered galvanized tray.
I had so much fun tucking in fun favorites here and there.

 
I first saw this tray on Priscillas blog last year.  I told my friend, Ann about it and her and I went to Sam's to buy one.  No luck, they were sold out.  But being the persistent gal that Ann is.  She pursued until she found one and surprised me with it for my birthday in July.
 
Now let's check out the smalls.

I love dried Hydrangeas!  These are ones I dried last year.  On the top rack I added a faux cabbage,



a child's golden harvest tea set, and a vintage bottle with a seed pod.


I recently added this gorgeous crystal given to me by
 my friend, Joanne.

 
I stacked a collection of sunflowers fridge keepers I picked up at a thrift.  I thought they were little bowls.  When I came home and googled about them I found that they originally had plastic lids. 
 
I added a corn spreader and a mini pumpkin and pear.
 
 
The amber crystals were also scored at a thrift. 
 I couldn't decide whether or not to cut the strings off,
 (in case I wanted to hang them)
 

 
The green bottle holds a tiny sunflower and I tucked in another pod and hydrangea.

 
On the back side I have a little box that was a party favor years ago.
 
 
The third tier has a dried sunflower, cabbage S&P shakers, a glitzy bird on a faux sunflower, and more hydrangeas.
 
 
Sunflower plates, another thrift find; are on the other side.  The card is an invite that I received to a fun bloggers luncheon hosted
 by Tea Time with Trina and the jar
of apple butter was one of her (3) gracious take home gifts.
 
Wow, what a wonderful time we had and the food was delicious!!

 
The gourd candles and scoop are on the backside.
 
 
Okay now, I am being perfectly honest.  This is what it looked like originally.  After hopping over to Priscilla's to copy a link to her site I decided I need to dress it up a little more.
 
 
So I shopped the house and added a few more flowers and leaves.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
All alone these smalls would be unnoticed, but gathered together they make a fun statement!
 
I always pick up smalls at thrift shops.  How about you?  Do you love them, or simply pass them by?
 
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
 
This post was featured at Friday Favorites.  Thanks Gals!
 

31 comments:

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

I love your smalls and how you displayed them, so fun!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

I also love dried hydrangeas! I'm visiting from Friday Favorites Linky Party. Everything looks beautiful!
Thanks
Angie

camp and cottage living said...

Oh yes, I love my smalls from the thrift shops,Jann!
I can see why you liked this stacked tray and it looks
wonderful with your many bric-a-brac.

mjmaterazo said...

what a great display! i love it. it screams fall. thanks for sharing.
xo- maryjo
https://maryjomaterazo.typepad.com

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your Fall display in the kitchen. The galvanized three tier server is awesome!
Happy Fall my friend.
FABBY

20 North Ora said...

Jann - I love your display. That really sets the mood for Fall!

Judy

Consider It All Joy said...

I love smalls, Jann, and you have chosen a perfect way to display them! I'd probably be sitting at your counter playing with them though! Have a super weekend ahead! Blessings, Cindy

Linda W. said...

Very pretty, and oh so creative! :)

Cherie said...

I was intrigued by this as we refer to underwear as smalls. Then I saw tht gorgeous three tiered tray and I fell in love. I really want one but have never seen one here. I shall keep my eyes peeled for one now.

janie said...

Love it , looks so nice!!

Enjoy, Janie

Dana said...

I love galvanized! Your tiered server is very cool and you have accented it beautifully!, Jann. Yes thrift stores are great for smalls; one man's trash=someone else's treasure. Happy fall!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann you do smalls so wonderfully. Very cute.
Kris

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh I love this! I wish I had an island because I'd have something like this on there to play with all the time! I love all the special "smalls" you put together!

Michele said...

What a great three tray display you made. It adds a wonderful touch of Autumn to the island. Yes, I collect smalls and always there is a way to use bits and bobs bought because I love them.

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
I adore your "smalls" within your tiered stand, dear friend!!!
No, I don't do 'smalls' much anymore.
I've spent the last three years purging and editing all the tiny accessories. . .the Thrift Shop ladies in town l o v e to see my car pull up to the Shop!!!
I loved the display in both photos!!!
Perhaps, if I'd seen smalls on a tiered rack. . .I may have kept them!!!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Rose L said...

I knew you would have lovely decor for the fall. I am still trying to get my basic house decor in order!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, Love your tray display and your fun smalls! Blessings, Cecilia

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

All your smalls and little touches really create a nice Fall feeling. I usually pass smalls by because I already have too many that I never use. I have been wanting one of those tiered centerpieces....I would probably be able to fill it up with what I have!

Fran. said...

Oh Jann I truly LOVE smalls!! They are so fun to put here n there!! Your three tiered tray is so fun and oh the fun things you can do with it!! Have fun pretty lady!! Happy fall!! XOXO Love Fran.

Lynn Bean said...

I love the vintage look of your smalls. So many neat things to look at! Thanks for sharing! Lynn

Sarah said...

You are having fun! Love the look, Jann.

Nancy's Notes said...

Jann, oh my, I'm crazy about your smalls! You have certainly inspired me to try getting some smalls together! Not sure I can make one as cute as yours!
Happy Saturday~
Nancy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a beautiful arrangement you've put together! You have quite the touch, with all the lovely "smalls"! Love it!

Oliva Ohlson said...

What a beautiful fall vignette you have created!!! The tray is simply stunning with all your fall touches and collectibles! Love it!!!

Conniecrafter said...

How wonderful of your friend to keep looking and surprise you for your birthday, what a great decoration and way to show off all your small decorations all in one spot! I do like the extra flowers and leaves added!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your 3 tier tray...I have one too, but mine is more round. I put a few things in mine, but I need to get more Fall stuff to fill it up.
hugs,
Cindy

Susan Clayton said...

I have a magpie nature and want to pick up everything. This is a great way to display smalls so they aren't lost in the overall scheme of things.

Lori E said...

I love that your friend surprised you with something that she knew you wanted. It drives me crazy when my guys all say "I don't know what to get you" when they are shopping for a gift for me. Really? Have you not listened to anything I have said over the past year about things I like? Oh my.
You made an interesting display. Nice to see things that have been kept as momentos.
I have similar plates to yours but with Roosters on them instead of sunflowers. I will have to keep my eyes open for some like yours. They are very pretty. Or maybe I will just mention it to my guys and see if I get them for my birthday next month... not holding my breath. Hahaha

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BarberryLane Designs said...

Boy, you had fun loading up that tier tray. Really lots of fun-filled little treasures tucked in there, thanks for sharing, Sandi

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