Pumpkins in the cornfields
Gold among the brown
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Tumbling slowly down
Birds that travel southward
Lovely time to play
Nothing is so pleasant
As an Autumn Day
The 3 Decorating Divas are planning a road trip in October. Fall is one of our favorite times to pack it up and search for wonderful treasures just waiting to be found. September 23rd marks the first day of Fall, which is right around the corner!!
Who doesn’t want to be in the cool crisp fall air shopping? Yes ladies, I said shopping. No malls for us, only outside shopping is allowed. Just think we don’t have to use our inside voice, “Laugh Out Loud” and enjoy. We are on the lookout for the some of the best Flea/Antique Markets in the area. After all, “old” is “new” again! Here are some of the fun items to look for. Simple chairs, great old iron garden gate, and old wood ladders to name a few. A Diva favorite is to peddle life into an old 60’s bike by simply painting it. Spray paint is your best friend. Go wild with your color selection and use a gloss white or hot pink. Try putting lots of bright flowers in the basket to add some more color! What a fabulous entrance to any home. Let’s not forget about those old suitcases, always a great find. Paint and personalize with your monogram and cute name tag. This is a wonderful look in any entry way or bedroom. All you need is a little imagination, Divas, to create your own one of a kind treasure. It’s all about the hunt that makes us smile.
(Photo by A Beach Cottage)
(Photo by Briarpatchprims.com/wordpress March 2008)
Local Flea/Antique Market Information:
- Peddler’s Cove Flea Market & Antiques
Wilmington, IL (1 hour away)
Kane County Flea/Antique Market
St Charles, IL
Show dates are Oct 1 and 2, Nov 5 and 6, Dec 3 and 4
The Covered Bridge Festival has stood still in time. An old mill town with shops and a flea market set up along the water front. How “fallish” is that? The Divas have been going here over 30 years. The Covered Bridge Festival is truly a magical place.
The Best Fall show is a Girlfriend weekend getaway
- The Covered Bridge Festival
Parke County, IN
It begins Oct. 14th thru 23rd.
(This is the covered Bridge capital in the world.)
Okay ladies, time to get your diva on! After all, decorating should be about having “fun”. Feel free to email any questions! Visit us online at www.3decoratingdivas.com. Maureen, Carina and Kayley!!
This article was in the September Issue of the South Frankfort Life, Schoolhouse Life and Butternut Settlement Life by N2 Publishing.