• Sarah Marcina

An Autumn Kitchen

Do I decorate for fall? Seriously, what kind of question is that? YES!!! A picture is worth a thousand words, so let's just take a look.

First of all, I just add a little bit each year. It's fun to have a little something new, besides can you really have enough seasonal decor? The flowers are a combination from Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree. Obviously the Dollar Tree finds are $1. I wait until Hobby Lobby has a sale on flowers when I buy. Last year I added the dish set for a whopping $12. At the bottom of the page I will share how to make the napkin rings.

I didn't make the place-mat, I found them at a garage sale. You guessed it, the coffee cups came from Dollar General. The main item I wanted to point out is the quilt block. This is the first Fifty-Four or Fight block I made. Goodness you can tell it! There is half inch to no seam allowances and even a few points completely cut off. I used a high loft batting to add more dimension with the hand quilting. The frame is actually a twelve inch chalk board, It has been so long ago I don't know where it came from. I lightly painted it with hunter green craft paint but you could use any color or just leave it plain. Lastly, I trimmed the quilt block to perfectly fit the inside of the chalkboard then hot glued it in.

I love this piece. It reminds me of how long my quilting skills have come and it was also one of the first items of my fall decor. I could share more today but you would be so tired of my kitchen!