Autumn Mantel


Thank you to all my blogging friends for the lovely mantel inspiration the past few weeks! Besides the bunting from my last post, I especially loved the concept of using books with seasonally-colored covers (Daisey Jayne) and mini pumpkins on candlesticks (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons). I also added some dried polished gourds, a painted wood “Count Your Blessings” knick-knack I found at a craft show,  and my Scrabble tile pillows to emphasize the idea of snuggling in at home as the weather cools. Now. . . bring on the autumn houseguests! ♥

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  1. I love how you decorated, I may have to copy a few ideas 🙂 I need to get in gear and decorate, I have been buried with work and haven’t blogged in 2 days. I think this will inspire me 🙂

    • I understand!!! My editor called yesterday and is sending a huge project with a short deadline so I’m glad I had time to do this now! I should be good to go for our big Thanksgiving gathering . . . and then decorate for Christmas! 🙂 Good luck!!! 🙂

    • Thank you!!! I’ll try to work the chair into a photo soon. 🙂 Beside the fact that it’s comfy, I know that I was drawn to this chair at the furniture store because of the autumn colors! The loveseat has throw cushions with this fabric, too, but it seems a little “matchy-matchy” so I use some of my homemade cushions instead . . . although I DO keep the other ones handy to use for booster seats when we have little visitors! 🙂

  2. Looks like a great way to decorate for the fall and the beginning of the new school year. Pull out the Scrabble and start building those vocab and spelling skills with the kids. Better than studying for spelling tests.

  3. Your mantle, actually the room itself, is gorgeous. I am so far behind in getting the inside ready here. I looked at your pictures and thought “I could just sink into a piece of furniture in that room and never leave.”

    • What a sweet, sweet thing to say! I DO wish you could come visit, Lois! We’d have so much to talk about!!! 🙂 Have fun decorating. It’s really fun to use a little of this and a little of that and see what you can come up with, isn’t it? Thanks again! 🙂

      • It is, yesterday I collected items to start decorating, my grand daughter was with me and began grabbing handfuls of fallen leaves, pine needles and pine cones. The cones still have to dry and open, but it won’t take long.

  4. Them scrabble pillows are so cute! Did you appliqué them or embroidered them? And the bunting is sweet. They look nice in your house.

    • I appliqued them . . . or you can glue the letters and numbers on . . . click on the “Scrabble tile pillows” link for a super-easy tutorial! 🙂 And thank you for the lovely compliments, Simona! 🙂

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