Saturday, September 15

Welcome To The 90th Masterpiece Monday!

It's time to decorate "Old Rusty" for Fall.  In case you're new to my blog, Old Rusty is my beloved, retired old and rusty fireplace.  I like to decorate him. Here is the way he was decorated all Summer.

And now for the Fall reveal: Do you like the hollow vintage radio? I added some flameless candles to the inside.
I made a garland out of twine, black vinyl and some little plastic trophies. I made the pumpkin candle holder with a picture I found on the Graphics Fairy last year.

I found these cute little ceramic birds on sale somewhere, but I forget where! I think they were from Target's after Fall sale.
I used another flameless candle just to be safe inside my lantern, so I could add some faux bittersweet.

My all purpose chalkboard I got from the dollar store and I glued cork board on the back.
This is a little horn I've had since I was a child that my Grandma gave me. She used to find boxes of really great stuff for Halloween from yard saling. This was one of them.  She taught me how to like yard sales and thrift stores.
My ceramic pumpkins and this star were from GW a while back.
Please just ignore that very lovely looking electrical cord in the foreground.  I kept my candle cage the same, except for the addition of a crow friend.

And here is what it looks like in the evening.

Now if only the weather would hurry up and cool down like Fall, today it is 100 degrees here in So~Cal!
And that's at the beach where it's coolest!

Boogieboard Cottage

2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).

Most of all, have fun!


  1. I am guessing 'Old Rusty' has a life of its own. Love the Autumn leaning toward Halloween additions to that old stove. Lots of fun decorating and adding and embellishing. Thanks for hosting. Glad I had something to share this week.

  2. Old Rusty - what a great piece of cast iron. Great for decorating for sure. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting, glad to be here!

  4. I have a pinterest board called "kiss old rusty" ha your blog, just signed up to follow. Thanks for being the hostess!

  5. Very festive, Mary! I especially like the way it looks with the candles lit! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  6. So sweet and autumny, Mary! I love the combination of treasures you placed together! It's finally cooled off here in MI...thank goodness! I'm so ready for jeans and sweatshirts! :) Hope it cools off by you soon!

    xoxo laurie

  7. Love it / especially the candles pic! :) Cooling off here in Western PA but I imagine we'll have some warm spells again just like last year!

  8. Love your fall decor-especially the little trophy garland! Thanks for hosting :)

  9. Mary, Your fall decorations look great! Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  10. Hi Mary! Your decor is lovely; I must get on the ball and get out our Fall decorations too. It is far cooler up here - below freezing this morning Brrrr!

    First time reader and first time participant of your blog hop; thank you for hosting! Now I am off to read more of a new-to-me blog; YAY!

  11. Oh and I forgot to add... love your sweet Cottage Pets! I have three myself ;)

  12. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Your fall decor is beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great week. :)