So I have a confession to start this Monday–all of my herbs from my little potting bench on the back patio have died. Every last one of them. They’re all gone. It’s kinda sad, but I can’t say I’m surprised. They were doomed from the get-go, even though I started out the summer completely convinced that I could do it. And I had a good run there for a while, but I’m seriously the worst plant person in the whole world. And yes, plant person is the correct lingo. I was either watering them too much or not at all, which isn’t so good for herbs apparently. Anyway, they’re long gone which means the vintage cubby I used for my potting bench was no longer serving much of a purpose other than housing dead plants. So this past weekend we cleaned it up, brought it inside and put it in our front room. I actually turned it into a little mini library for my old books and of course I had to add some fall decor in just for fun. It turned out super cute and I’m excited to show you guys how it looks!
Believe it or not, this doesn’t even include all of the old books I own. My obsession is real, folks. But they sure do come in handy when it comes to styling things like this. Or anything really. I use old books in every single room in our home and I never pass them by when I see them at thrift stores or garage sales. ALWAYS BUY THE BOOKS. That’s my motto and I’m sticking to it.
The antique scrolling on this vintage inspired chalkboard is just gorgeous. I seriously love this thing, it has so much character and charm.
I’ve gotten so many questions about my faux pumpkins and they’re all from Michael’s. I loved their Fall decor this year and that’s where I always stock up on pumpkins. I’ll definitely buy some real ones soon too. But to be honest, I would much rather spend my money on the faux ones because then I can use them year after year.
Well I think this vintage cubby is much more suited for indoor use than it was for plants on the back patio. And I was so surprised to see how well it fit in this spot in our front room. I mean, it kind of makes the perfect little library for old books. I actually thought about hanging it on the wall, but that sucker is super heavy. Then you pile a bunch of books in there, a vintage scale and some pumpkins and this thing weighs about a gazillion pounds in no time. So sitting it on the floor was the way to go with this guy. Definitely.
So glad to have you drop by the blog today! Here’s a few other Fall posts you might enjoy: