Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cheap Fall Decorations

From Field to Table!
Some of you know that a couple of weeks ago I was visiting my two dear daughters. One lives in Illinois and the other lives in Tennessee.

While in Illinois we made some small decorations from NOTHING.

She lives in Southern Illinois and owns a small farm

She leases out the farmland

Is it too late to find a baseball field on the other side?
Kevin Costner here I Come!
Maybe Not! To late in the season!

Anyhoo! This is where we got some of our material!
When you get in there you can't hear anyone.
I don't know if it is just the time of year but it was spooky.
I got lost in the field and thought I'm  in "Children of the Corn".
You really can get lost.
Why do you think they build mazes in corn fields?

We fought the squirrels for every bit of trim.
I still have tooth marks on my hand.

Most everything came from the yard, the corn field or that 
"Dang Squirrel's Mouth"
The silk leaves came from Dollar Tree.

How much corn could two girls shuck
If two girls could shuck corn?
Answer: A bushel and a peck or

We made twenty plus 
We gave most to family and friends
Of course we kept a few

These are the two that I kept.
I had to fight that girl for these! 
You will see them again a little later

Hope you enjoyed our
Cheap Fall Decorations!

Don't forget to come back for more of


Let'sMakeADifference said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!! Yours is beautiful!!! I'm your newest follower! Have a great week!

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Hello I am just blown away by your blog it is fantastic love the cheap fall deco thank you for your sweet comments on my fall drive in the country.

The Homemaker said...

It may be cheap but it looks fantastic...and expensive!

Miss Merry said...

I bet you had a super time with those precious granddaughters! We used to play tag in the corn AT NIGHT. That was really fun. You had to learn to watch the moon to find your way home. And watch out for those sharp husks in your eye.

Miss Char said...

Great decorations and the price sure was right. What a great surprise gift for family and friends and to think most of it came just from the fields around the house. Here I was at Michael's today spending $$$ trying to get similar supplies. DUH

Thanks for sharing, oh and I have a daughter who lives in Illinois too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Really cute fall decorations, and can't beat the price!!

You asked why people build mazes in corn fields - A few I've read about said they did it to make money, with the failing economy it was a good way for income.


Donna said...

I love your harvest decor! I think nature inspired is the best! My hubby & I visited Savannah ast fall and fell in love with it!

Allison Shops said...

I also love to use natural objects in decorating. Haven't used corn in several years, but you've inspired me to get more!


Farah Muzaffar said...

Love your nature inspired decor, no doubt its cheap but I think no match to nature, like your table runners too...
And Ginger thanks for your loving and sweet comments on my blog, I really respect your thoughts, you are so kind, I hope you oftenly pay visits to me...


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

LOL! I can just see y'all wrestling with the squirrels! All the natural elements worked so well together -- good job!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Great job! I think it looks fantastic! How nice of you to make some for family and friends!

Mary said...

How lovely your fall decorations are! And I'm sure they are so much more precious to you for the memories you have of making them together. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment! :)

Shelia said...

Oh, the fall decorations you've made are so wonderful! Those would be high dollar in some of the decor shops! I'll bet your daughter will never forget this time y'all spent together.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry said...

Those are wonderful! You have been busy too! My grandmother used to always make us an Indiana corn bundle for our door. Very cute!

Jenny said...

Hi there,
Love the decorations!! They look great!
We used to play in the corn at my grandfather's house - this made me miss him (he lives far away now) but brought back a lot of great memories. Thanks!


Bella Michelle said...

Love those! Fall is my favorite time and I just love all the decorations for celebrating the season.

I have seen your name on lots of blogs that I visit so I knew I needed to come pay you a visit. Can't wait to read more!!! I hope you will come over and visit with me at

Cass @ That Old House said...

Cheap or not -- those are the quintessential Fall decoration! My Mom always had a bunch of Indian corn hung on the front door -- behind the screen door so the squirrels wouldn't get it.

I always hung it outside the storm door, figuring the birds or squirrels needed it more than I. And my kids used to like seeing it disappear gradually!

Wow -- I haven't seen any corn like this around here lately. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough!

Thanks for introducing your self at That Old House, and visiting. I'm delighted to meet you, Ginger, and i'll be back.

Welcome to blogging!

Jenny said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note. I replied there but realized I should post here (you might not see it on my blog! I'm new to this...)
I am happy to be your newest follower - thanks so much for following me


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! Some of the prettiest decorations I have seen came from bits and pieces from a yard and/or woods. Welcome to the world of blogging. Hope someone has told you, it is very addictive! :-D
Have a great week.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

You and your daughter did a great job creating the corn decorations :-) The two of you sure did shuck a lot of corn!!

Thanks for checking out my new blog :-)


annh said...

Wow! I just dropped by from another blog and found you there in Savannah. What a wonderful blog and such a beautiful idea. I visited Savannah last October to stay with my son and the October colours were just beautiful.
NMow that I have found you I will drop by again.
Happy week

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Hello Ginger,
Thanks for vising my blog. Upon reading your profile, it looks like we have a lot in common! Enjoyed your trip through the corn field. Great productivity at the end.
Take care...and I'll be back. I'm following you now.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Absolutely beautiful! Welcome to blogland! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! They turned out great and I know they were a bit of work! Lovely gifts (for everyone but the squirrels:@)

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WhisperWood Cottage said...

Those are so fun! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

CAS said...

Your corn bundles look lovely. Aside from the "shucking," they look like they were fun to make!


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