I can't believe the kids are already back in school - summer FLEW by! For the first day back we had our annual "back to school" breakfast of waffles, whip cream and strawberries.
Every year it has become a tradition that I decorate for "back to school". In our new home we do not have a fireplace....this is the first home in 6 years that I have had that doesn't have a mantle SO, we hung this shelf up to serve as our seasonal tableau.
Each year I add a piece or two to my "back to school decor" box....last year it was these green apples (LOVE them! LOVE the color and how cute they look in the silver dish). The vintage lunchbox and thermos' (one being used as a vase) were picked up at various flea markets for no more than a few dollars.
Found this cute lil granny smith apple towel at a local Goodwill (there were a ton so I am guessing they were clearanced out form some store) NOW, IF I knew how to sew I would've added fun lil fabric ruffles to the bottom.
These wooden trivets I picked up at different times in the year KNOWING I would spray paint granny smith green.....
This wreath I made last year and STILL LOVE it! To see more about it, visit this post here.....http://objectofmayaffection.blogspot.com/2010/09/back-to-school-fall-mantle.html