Wednesday, October 13

Fall Mantle

I finished some of the decorating I wanted to do for the season. Well, at least the mantle is done. I still have a wreath I want to do and some things for the front porch. Hopefully I'll get those done later this week to share with you all. I went simple this year and used natural elements. It took me about 15 minutes to put it all together if you don't count the hours it took me to lug everything up from the basement and drive out to the farm stand to purchase everything. :) The little people on the hearth belong to the Fisher Price Mayflower. I pull them out every year and even my 9 year old still plays with them. It's special since they only see it for a short time. I think they will still insist it comes out even when they are 20 for traditions sake.008 I left the picket fence, star and candlesticks from summer. I only added the two large milk glass vases with the bundles of wheat. I found the vases at two different thrift shops over the summer for 3.00 each. 010 The wheat bundles were from an farm stand out in Amish country. I love the texture they add.013Then I put up some pumpkins the children helped me pick out. They love that I used theirs in such a prominent place.012 So simple and ready for fall, now if only the temperatures would cooperate!007
Sharing with Beth at the Stories of A to Z!


  1. I found you today from the Stories of A to Z and I love what you have done. I have a red star like yours that hangs above my mantel most of the year, but I have been thinking about using an old window instead, and now . . . a picket fence? Fabulous! Where did you ever find it? I wonder if I could be so lucky. Your mantel just speaks to me. Thanks!

  2. Bekki it looks gorgeous! Wish you could come and do mine, it needs help. The picket fence is great all year round.

  3. Love your pumpkins in a row and you know I love your fence and star! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Love love love your mantel! It makes me feel like I am in the perfect country home! Saw you over at Stories of A to Z...

  5. Wow -- fabulous. Simple but SO elegant and spare -- it looks like something right out of the pages of Country Home magazine.

    REally well done!
    (found you thru Beth's mantel party)

  6. Love it!!!! I really like the picket fence & star. But the fall touches just make it better.

  7. Love your mantle! I love the picket fence! Cute, cute, cute,!

  8. Great job! Love the whole thing. Symmetry works for me!


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