Europe themed decos for Fall

Can you feel it?
Fall is in the air. 
Even though we are just now getting our late summer weather- temperatures in the 90's this week!- the air is different.  You know what I mean? 
It feels ripe.
I am hustling around right now, trying to finish up loose ends for the vintage market, and the first day of school is tomorrow.

Here's a project I finished up over the weekend- my German mailbag pillows!

I just love them!! The largest is a 24" x 24".  And then I have the two smaller pillows - one is a 12" x 16", and the other is slightly longer, xxx.
I am embracing the European fall theme, and have started this Oktoberfest sign, which will go great with the pillows.  I'm not quite finished with it yet, so this is just a preview!  This cute sign is made from one of the vintage doors I picked up in June.

I found this fabulous mail bag when I was at the Goodwill.  I really had no idea what was on the front of it until I Googled it, and it came up as a German mail bag.  This is proof that when you shop at Goodwill, go through every aisle- not just the cutesy house stuff.  This bag was stuffed on the shelf with all the sporting goods!
I sweated it a bit when I washed it, hoping it would be colorfast, and it was.  It is a beautifully weathered and soft canvas.  The backs of the pillows have been sewn in a cotton, slightly lighter shade than the fronts.
All of the covers are removable and washable.

As promised last week, I said I would update you on the annual bike ride to the school for the class list viewing.
Hannah had a pretty bad bike accident on her new bike and got pretty scraped up from shoulder to shin.  So much so, that I was worried about one of the cuts and took her to the doctor.  No stitches needed, but that also meant she was too sore and bandaged up to ride the bike.

The good news is that she got the teacher she was really hoping for, and she does have two really good girl buddies in her class!
Thank you Lord for answered prayers!!!!!
This is the same teacher she had in 3rd grade- a fantastic guy who was able to really help her in math, believes in daily art projects to help the brain refocus, and has a very easy, fun and laid back approach to learning.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
More projects on the way!


  1. Oh, sweet Fall!!! I can smell the air now and the soon to be apple and pumpkin pies!

  2. I am in LOVE with those pillows.What an awesome find for repurposing.Ok, I'm a bit jealous too.Someday my own mailbag will come - adding that to the list.Enjoy!

  3. I am in love with what you've got going on w/ those bags! andrea @ townandprairie


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