There was this little, white shabby chic wooden wagon sitting in the entrance to my Hobby Lobby that I kept passing every time I went to the store. I would think, “You sure are cute, but I don’t really need a wagon and where would I keep you when I’m not using you anyway?” But, I’m so glad I finally decided to bring him home. It’s been almost two years and he’s been seen around our house at Valentine’s Day and Easter, and now for the Fall decor on our front porch.
It could be all the Fixer Upper I’ve been watching lately (don’t you just love that show and those people?!), but I’m more and more drawn to rustic elements lately.
For this little white wagon, I started by putting in a shoebox for height, then covering it with hay I had left over from previous Fall decorating escapades. A daddy, mama and baby pumpkin came next along with a few faux apples to fill in the gaps. Fresh flowers and sprigs of baby breath add life to the wagon. Although our weather is cooling, we’re still seeing highs in the 80s, so these flowers seem appropriate here.
When I worked in a flower shop in high school, we kept single stem flowers alive in plastic test tubes filled with water and a rubber lid with a slit, so if you wanted to ensure your live flowers don’t die, you could add those here and bury the tubes down into the hay. Of course, faux flowers and baby breath would be cute too and hassle free.
I brought my flowers and baby breath inside to keep them alive and love the natural look of using an old sun-dried tomato jar and vanilla jar as vases. Again, the rustic influence is coming through in leaving the label on the jar.
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