Years ago, Ara, one of my granddaughters, made this tiny pizza man for me out of salt dough. Salt dough is quite fragile, and I've always been very careful with him.
For the first couple of years, I stood him on my kitchen counter, next to my telephone. As the years went by, he has become more and more precious to me. To keep him a bit safer, I put him in this small cloche. I bought the crystal pedestal to uplift him. Now he stands right next to my stove.
A generous blogger, Gl❤ria from Happy to be, sent me these giant candy corn candles in 2009, when we moved to this area. This year, I'm displaying them with some fall leaves on my kitchen counter. My plate contains fall colors.
This fall/Thanksgiving grouping was displayed on my living room coffee table. The gold tassel proves that I DO try. Then, we had an upset. Johnny, trying to help, broke the pilgrim and the tall, etched cloche! (sigh)
I changed the decor on the living room table.
I painted a faux pumpkin Blue, using leftover paint from our living room focal wall. I blogged about this here for Blue Monday. This medium size etched cloche is the one that had the candy corn candles in it. It matched the broken one. I bought them both at Tuesday Morning in 2009. There are none left. I checked! However, I did find one online and purchased it right away, spending WAY too much.
This grouping is the first thing visitors see and the last thing they see when they walk through the front door. The angel holding a pumpkin is new this year. She and the fall pumpkin inside the apothecary jar are both from the $ store. The ceramic dish holds candy. I encourage everyone to help themselves.
As one of my granddaughter's boyfriends said when leaving (and sampling), "Look, she's got the GOOD stuff!"