Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Clean Sweep??? An unlikely addition to my fall tablescape...

When I was tooling around my local thrift store the other day I came across this old broom top...

It was "screaming" fall grass/hay to me.  At first I had second thoughts about using it on my table...but I got over it.  It actually looked clean and new...but I took my vacuum to it too.  Just in case ;)

I tucked some tarnished utensils in here and there...

And added assorted leaves...some cut from old book pages and some gathered by my kiddos outside.

In case you don't believe me...here you can see the hole for the handle :)

Here's a peek around at some of the other items...

Cute little pumpkins layered on stacks of old weights and rusty saw blades. 

These vintage knob photo holders reminded me of little rusty pumpkins with the sheet music leaves attached.

Fall tablescape done.
I love fall decorating...especially when it comes to repurposing with unexpected details.

Sharing this thrifty fall idea at...

Hope to see you there!
Chat soon,


  1. LOL! I love it!!! Who knew an old push broom would make such a great fall centerpiece... And when you're finished with it you can put the handle back on and put it back in the garage! You are always thinking!
    Susan :)

  2. How cute! Love the vintage knob turned pumpkin.

    Enjoy your evening,

  3. What a cute idea..I would have never thought of this! And I love the leaves that you cut from book pages.
    Marianne :)

  4. Glad to see you back Laurel!

    That kinda looks like a long Hedge Hog! Cute idea, but I am glad you vacuumed it case any creepy crawlers were hiding in it ;)

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  5. That is so unique!!! I just don't see ideas like you do.
    Glad all went well at the sale.
    I'm cleaning out my room at HQ and will be selling at an antique shop beginning Nov 1st. Lots to do!!
    Take care.

  6. Hi Laurel,
    Such a fun fall display. The broom handle is perfect!!

  7. LOL -- I had to look twice to realize that yes, it IS a broom! VERY clever!

  8. Hi Laurel....Thank you for your kind comment and becoming a new follower! I hopped on over to your blog and love it...you are so creative...just became a new follower, Julie

  9. You have such creative and unique ideas! And you would have had a field day with me in Round Top/Warrenton!

    Hope you will join me for Potpourri Friday! It's such fun and there are a lot of participants!

  10. What a neat idea you had here...love that old broom!!! Thanks for sharing with us at NTT.


  11. Great ideas...love the broom. It made me smile!

  12. How fun! It really does remind me of fall grasses!

  13. love the table decor. especially the old knob and the broom. great ideas!

  14. I don't know how you thought of it...but I love it...it does look like Fall grass...fabulous!

  15. You would have so loved Round Top. You have some great finds all around your home. Thanks for stopping by. Lori

  16. Love the way you used the broom... very cool... and your doorknobs too! Such a pretty and creative Fall table!!

  17. I love the texture and organic quality of it. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

  18. Hi lovely Laurel,

    I absolutely love old things given new life. Really I do.

    And this is such a perfect example of what can be done. Your decorations look brilliant!


  19. Only you could take a push broom and turn it into a tablescape. You are so creative!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  20. I just LOVE the way you think. :) I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to do something similar! Very cool idea.


  21. Genius. I would never have thought of this for a million years. This is such a creative idea. I have to remember. Great vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  22. Laurel, you are just so clever! I'm just blown away by your imagination - this is such a sweet idea and spectacular way to find the beauty in ordinary objects through artistic repurposing! bravo!!


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