Tag: #inspiration

Take a Cue from the Leaves

 

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Find out “what’s in” – in time for your Fall planning and decorating. It’s looking to be another season of warmth, thanks and giving. This Fall, we are loving warm colors, like butternut squash, pumpkin, and blue hues, like the skies. We are interested in using what we have and adding to it. Think velvet, coffee beans, and warm candles. Think nature and take your cues from it. Think LTD 7 for all of your accessories and décor needs…a little or a lot.

Freshen Up the Front Door

Most of us love to decorate the front door and we love a theme that takes us right into Thanksgiving. To give your door and porch a colorful pick-me-up, surround your door with inexpensive cabbage plants, mums, greenery and pumpkins. Saturate the porch with shades of orange, green, and white. Stack a pumpkin topiary with white pumpkins and greenery that will last all the way until December. These looks below give the house a cheery curb appeal.

Warm Up to New Hues: Think Bright Colors!

Don’t limit bright colors to spring and summer; Fall’s hues can be playful too — rely on Mother Nature’s shifting shades to help you pick your palette. Try a splash of pumpkin orange, mellowed gourd green or the saturated blue evident in fall’s clear skies. No need to swap out (or repaint) your furniture for the season, just work in a few colorful accessories to get the look. Take a cue from nature and give an open space a snug, welcoming feel by swapping out pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, for luxurious velvet ones in rich, fall shades.

Take a cue from nature and give an open space a snug, welcoming feel by swapping out pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, for luxurious velvet ones in rich, fall shades.

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Add Fresh Flowers and Fall Leaves

Nothing brightens up your home for the season like vases filled with fall flowers and foliage. Sunflowers are great choices because they’ll remain beautiful for quite some time. The trick to keeping blooms fresh is to remove all leaves below the water line and change out the water every few days. I love the look of the scarlet maple leaves towering in the corner, with the velvet pillows on the couch. Hints of burnished gold in the pillows, lamp and chair warm up this corner.

Put Memories on Display

With the upcoming arrival of friends and family for the holidays, fall is the perfect time to root through boxes of old family photos, pop them in a frame and create a gallery wall so everyone can enjoy a sentimental stroll down memory lane.  You can spray paint inexpensive frames for a seasonal display.

Turn an Empty Frame in to a Menu Board

Another idea for an inexpensive frame or one you have laying around is a menu board. With just a few supplies from the hardware and craft stores, you can upcycle an unused frame into an elegant chalkboard to display wherever holiday guests gather. Use your finished chalkboard to display a Thanksgiving or holiday dinner menu or just to jot down notes to family. You can revert back to the original frame after the season is over.

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Incorporate Candles

Fill lanterns or tall glass hurricanes with pillar candles surrounded by coffee beans, acorns or candy corn to easily create a charming display for your entryway or front porch, foyer, or coffee table. Remember to bring in those bright colors we discussed with our pillows.If you’ve never tried our battery operated moving flame candles, you must try them this season. You will fall in love with the timer feature as well as the realistic movement of the flame.

It’s Autumn. Time to warm up our homes and our décor. LTD 7 is full of pillows, candles and accessories to help you do the job. Stop in soon, even if just to see enjoy the décor we have on display. We would love to see you at one or both of our locations. Please share your displays and décor with us on our app!  We would love to see your creativity in action.

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Living the Dream,

Lynne

 

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Happy HoliDIYS

 

Sometimes, when I am traveling for LTD 7, I get lost in window displays and store themes. I can spend hours looking at all the beautiful and clever ways retail owners come up with to display their wares and beckon customers to come in. Do you ever do the same? Do you sometimes wish you could copy an idea you see in a store window as you pass by?

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My hope for all of you this week, as the season gets into full swing is that you can find a quiet evening or weekend afternoon to tap into your creative side. I can picture you as you enter the room, sit down at the table, wearing fresh pjs, a warm drink of choice beside you, as you get ready to spend a few quiet hours listening to holiday music and making a few handmade items for your special friends and family. It might be a baking session, a time to frame small pictures of the year just past for the tree, or working on mantel decorations…whatever relaxes you and brings out your love of vintage, handmade and gifts made with love.

For those of you who are running around feeling like a chicken with your head cut off, too busy to even think, I have come up with a few simple do-it-yourself ideas that might get the creative juices flowing. Have a look:

An Advent Calendar:

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Glistening Candles on the Mantel:

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No Sew Homemade Felt Stockings:

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Pinecone Projects:

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Monogrammed Gift Tags:

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Typewritten Gift Tags:

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Citrus Ornaments:

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There is no need for directions on any of these, because your mind will take you to the ideas of things you can use to create some of these or similar ideas. It only takes a few hours of time to make your house a home for the holidays.

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Special thanks to the many of you who came out today to our Open House at the Rowe LTD 7 location and to those of you who joined us in support of our Benefit Shopping for Jake Bailey last evening. It does my heart good to give back to such a deserving family. Let’s all continue to keep Jake and his mom, Renae, and their entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

I hope you have had some time to swing by LTD 7 downtown to see our window displays that we entered in the SDDA Store Window Contest and while there, stopped in to say hello and check off a few items on your gift lists.

We still have many holiday events planned. Here are the many ways to stay in touch with us:

Visit our website www.ltd7.net for more information and shop online.

Join our Loyalty Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LTD7VA

 

I will see you soon. Have a terrific week creating something special and enjoying the special sights and sounds of the season. Be grateful, everyone and hug those loved ones a little tighter tonight.

Living the Dream,

Lynne

Project designs from http://www.marthastewart.com/856465/easy-christmas-crafts/@center/1009041/christmas-crafts-projects