Witch's hat door decoration for Halloween.

Witch’s Hat Door Decoration

For me, witches rule on Halloween. You know… “double, double, toil and trouble”. I found a witch hat cutout at a local craft store and had to have it. Paint, tape, ribbon, hanger, done! This witch’s hat door decoration is just that easy. It’s like magic! Continue reading

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Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello fall! I have a quick post for you today, so I can share a free fall printable. I haven’t had much time lately to play around with watercolors but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up. I created a fun photo design using twigs, wood cuts, acorns and nuts to surround a simple fall greeting. The warm neutral colors remind me of knitted scarves, white pumpkins and coffee latte . Continue reading

DIY Fall Wreath

DIY Fall Wreath

As I was preparing to make a diy fall wreath, I remembered my mom and her friends from a ladies club making fall wreaths with pinecones and pecans. At the time it seemed like a huge production. I thought they were crazy, which I guess was a normal reaction for a ten-year old, but all the wreaths turned out beautifully. The wreath my mom made was placed in the middle of our square coffee table, with a large glass hurricane and a candle in the center.

It was perfect! After all these years, I wanted to make one too or something like it. Here’s a list of supplies you will need to make your own DIY Fall Wreath. Continue reading

Decorating the mantel with a simple pumpkin mantel.

Simple Pumpkin Vignettes

Fall is a busy time of year, so there’s no need to stress over decorating when you’re in a rush. Today I have some simple pumpkin vignettes that are easy to create. All you need is a sweet pumpkin or two.

Every year I change things up a bit, experimenting with different fall looks using pumpkins. These are some of my favorite pumpkin vignettes. Continue reading

5 Ways To Mix Metals

5 Ways To Mix Metals

Every few years, we see metal finishes in the design world move to the forefront of the trending now status, as they are reinvented.  Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what trends to follow, and how to use metal finishes in your decor. My best advice is to embrace it all and get in the mix!  Here’s my list of five ways to mix metals when decorating a space.

  • Frames
  • Lamps and light fixtures
  • Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Hardware

The secret to mixing metals as with most things in decorating is balance. In the living space below the gold leaf frame, polished nickel lamp, pewter bowl and galvanized tray are balanced by the textures of fabrics and organic elements.

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Autumn Cake Bites | Thistle Key Lane

Autumn Cake Bites

It’s time to get back in the kitchen and think about fall baking. I can’t allow what little culinary skills I have to waste away, so I’ve prepared some fall treats and a yummy recipe to share. I know your family will love this recipe for Autumn Cake Bites!

Autumn cake bites for fall! Continue reading