Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Entryway Showoff and Prints of Peace Sale

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As much as I love to sew and quilt and do crafty things, I don't fell like I'm all that talented at home know taking a space and making it look just my style, and giving it the right balance between uncluttered clean lines, seasonal decor, and a few well chosen accessories.  I tend more toward the I've-been-quilting-all-week-and-the-house-shows-it type of decorating.

But I took some time this week to clean-up our entry way and get it looking festive...and I really like how it's turned out.  I don't like cheesy/cartoony decorations, nor gory/scary decorations, so this fits my style.  It's even up with a few weeks to go (in comparison to last year when I decorated for Halloween ON Halloween.)

I've envisioned having a quilt of some kind hanging in this space for a long time.  I finally realized I coudl use a curtain rod and rings to hang a quilt without having to put the hanging slip on the back...and make it easy to switch out different quilts for different seasons, and decided to start with the Modern Bat Quilt that I made a few weeks ago.  It's still listed in my Etsy Shop, but for now it's hanging out in my entry way.

I made the paper bats last year from Dana's tutorial on MADE and saved them.  The little twig pumpkins I picked up last year at a rummage sale.

The family name sign was made at a craft night several years ago and is more or less a permanent fixture no matter the season.

And I'm really excited with my newest addition...This autumn print of the Manti LDS Temple from Stacy at Prints of Peace.  I've loved her work ever since discovering her Christmas paintings last year, and couldn't resist this one when I saw it listed at 50% off her already great prices.  (It's less than $6 on sale for an 8x10).  I ordered these myself, but since then Prints of Peace has decided to become a sponsor, which I couldn't be happier about since she offers such beautiful prints..  Besides being a beautiful painting in it's own right, the Manti Temple is particular special in my husband's family because his grandparents, parents, and sister were all married there.

And oddly enough...I even had my closest real-life bat encounter at the Manti Temple, so the bats just seem to fit.  When we were there for my sister-in-laws wedding, the kids found these tiny bats sleeping in some of the alcoves.

Anyway, Prints of Peace has several other fall themed prints to choose from.  This Autumn Country Home print is also 50% off right now.

She also has a gorgeous autumn print of the Provo Temple on sale for less than $5 for an 8x10.

And I know you're probably not wanting to think about Christmas quite yet...but Prints of Peace also offers some amazing Santa prints, including this print of Santa and the Christ Child that I got last year.  It's on sale now for less than $16 for an 11x14. 

Santa and Baby Jesus will be coming out after Thanksgiving to take the place of the autumn Manti Temple, but for how, this sight makes me smile everytime I walk in the house.

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Autumn Manti Temple Print - From Prints of Peace
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  1. Gorgeous! You have so many talents, Polly - I always feel inspired when I see what you are doing. Thanks for sharing the joy with us.

  2. Absolutely Lovely! I too dislike the creepy/ gory side of Halloween, so tend to decorate only with fall - pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves......

  3. I really like what you've done! Such talent...

  4. It looks great! What a beautiful welcome to your home.

  5. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!


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