Last year I shared 5 ways to use junk in your decor when I shared my pumpkin filled shelf HERE. I used those same principles to decorate my "easing into fall" shelf.
A vintage cocktail to go case also adds height and reminds me of fall tailgate parties. My parents had one that was always stored with the brown, wool plaid blanket and I would take it out and place house with it. I don't think I mixed up pretend martinis, but probably juice or coffee.
2.) Reclaimed wood to add texture such as these reclaimed and old wood frames. I added the globe for a bit of blue and because it is also a great back to school prop.
3.) Rust --A rusty pulley
holding a goofy picture of me (I must say, it seems weird to display a picture of myself--I don't usually do that, but it did make me smile.),
and a rusty metal fry basket full of apples from my trees (the trees are loaded and a lot of these were on the ground) add the perfect touch of industrial.
4.) Old Books--I love these school books and nothing says fall and back to school like some old text books.
Look at this lovely Aesop's Fable book, swoon--I will never get rid of it!
5.) Nature's "Junk"--Apples and branches from an overgrown bush are the perfect natural touches for this time of year. I added a little water to a mason jar filled with the apples and branches. Hopefully, it will help them last a few weeks.
Look around your home today. If you are like me, you are bound to find some great junk to use in your fall decor.