A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Oct 5, 2015

2015 Fall Mantel...

 Now that I've begun outdoor Fall decor - it's time to embarque on indoors.   

I always start with my mantel - its just seems right.  
I haven't touched it since spring. Visit the link to see what elements I've kept in place.
Its fun to drag down my big box of Fall and rediscover what's in there
 from year to year.  And of course each year I add new things.

Hello Fall Mantel 2015!

 It rests right on top of my brick fireplace that My Love
 would prefer I not paint - so I haven't...

In a perfect world - I should be running those cords down the fireplace and along the floor
 to better hide them.  But I haven't and probably won't...

 A few years ago I was energetic and made these sweater pumpkins.  
I still love 'em...  One of my favorite projects I think.

This year I discovered a piece of lovely plaid ribbon in a drawer
 and quickly made a bow to adorn the grapevine wreath.

The wreath was a little plain - so I wrapped some natural looking
 garland around for more 'oomph'...

 Turns out I've got a lot of different textures going on this year.
  And I'm OK with that!

And in the fireplace itself - my ever present candles.  
I just change out the colors of the candles to the season.
(I have a lot of candles!  I pick 'em up for 50 cents here and $1 there...)

I thought I would be fun to share my Fall mantel from when I first
 started blogging - back in 2011.  I am SO glad we painted over that paneling...

I'm realizing my style hasn't changed all that much in the past 4 years.   
I'm OK with that too...
Enjoy being you my friends!  ~Joyce
Linking to Let's Talk Vintage


Betsy said...

Such a pretty, homey mantel. I like the pumpkins too!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Love those sweater pumpkins!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh and you were a feature today for "Let's Talk Vintage!"


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...