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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Autumn Mantel

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I know that I'm behind 
in my seasonal decorating . . .
so tonight I pulled a few things from storage . . .


 added the gift of feathers 
(from Sherry at Thrift My House)
in my old pitcher,
  
and this painting from my
brother and sister-in-law.
We have so much to be grateful for
and although Thanksgiving Day
is next month . . .
this is my mantel for the Autumn season.
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I am truly blessed.

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Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

48 comments:

  1. Connie, I love your white mantle. I really want to paint my whole fireplace white and you've inspired me to do it.

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    1. It is nice to make a change. Ours had a stone mantel piece and my husband built the white one to fit right over the stone one. I think it added to the cottage look of our little 1905 home. One of it's owners back in the 1970's built the fireplace. It is beautiful but not the era of the rest of the house :)

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  2. Very nice. My stuff is sitting on a bed.

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    1. Oh, I thought that I was the last one in blog-land to decorate for fall, LOL. Have fun putting your pretty things about your home :)

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  3. Your mantel is gorgeous.. I don't think you're late doing it at all.. some don't do it at all so there's not timeline. I think it looks very fall-ish and homey. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Last night we had the candles going and the fireplace lit . . . it was very cozy. Then this morning we woke to frost on the ground, time to start winterizing :)

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  4. Connie, your mantel is just beautiful! It is very warm and cozy, and fall looking.

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    1. Thank you so much. We had frost on the ground this morning . . . time to pull the garden and wrap the pipes :)

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  5. Your mantel looks great. I like the way you hung the wreath and then put an assortment of gourds in a tray on the hearth. You are definitely ready for Fall and Thanksgiving.

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    1. I'll be keeping that mantel until the weekend after Thanksgiving. That's when we put up our tree. My sweet husband loves Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . he's still a boy at heart around the holidays :)

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  6. Love it! Simple but so beautiful!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  7. It's beautiful. I love your decorations.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you . . . I have a feeling that this is going to be an early winter. We had frost this morning, how about you?

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  8. It looks wonderful and cozy. I love that picture! and love the wreath.. and love that it is a white mantel... ours is dark brown against the brick, like yours, and I'm inspired to paint it white. It's narrower too, but one day we'll put a wider mantel there for all the decorations and pretties for each season. My mind is spinning... hum.m.m.m. how can I somehow temporarily make our mantel wider?? :-) Have a nice week.... Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, If you have the time, go back to my post last fall on 11-24-15. The title is New Mantel and you can see what my Steve did and how he did it :) It might give you an idea.

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  9. You have a beautiful home and your mantel and Autumn décor is lovely, most welcoming.

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  10. Your mantel looks beautiful.
    I love that picture!!

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    1. Thank you so much. It was a gift from my brother to our mother and then because he also bought one for himself when he bought hers, he gifted me with mama's. I love it, too :)

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  11. It's those small touches that make our house an inviting home. Your mantel is perfect for the season.
    xx Beca

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  12. It looks beautiful, Connie. I love Fall and I have not pulled my stuff out yet. I can't believe it- I usually pull my fall stuff out the first of September. Crazy year.
    Love it all from the shaded sconces to the wreath. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. It's probably hard for you to do much, because you want your home staged well for selling.

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  13. How beautiful, Connie. I love the warm autumn colors against the white mantel shelf.

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    1. Thank you so much. It took me a while to get in the mood to do anything about fall . . . I just hate to see cold weather coming our way :)

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  14. Your house is sure looking like fall now!.... and it will soon be time to get out the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations! Really like your little blue and white pitcher. Nancy

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    1. Good Morning Nancy, thanks so much for stopping by and being such a sweet friend. Out weather is starting to change and I would not be surprised if we don't get a early winter around here.

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  15. Connie, your mantle is gorgeous! Love every detail. xxx Maria

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  16. What gorgeous rich autumnal colours, Connie, and what a splendid idea to decorate your mantelpiece like that. I sometimes wish we had something like Thanksgiving here in the UK - such a lovely festival! Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad you had a good harvest of beetroot - I love them fresh and am really glad they are in season again. I'm glad you like my Zentangles!

    Shoshi

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    1. Hello Shoshi, I would have never thought of using them to dye with, but it looks very interesting. Maybe next year :) Your tangles are amazing!

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  17. Your fall mantel is one of the prettiest I've seen this season...it has a warmth about it that we all strive to obtain...very pretty...xo

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    1. You are so sweet . . . thank you :)

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  18. Hello Connie, your home looks very festive and cosy.

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  19. Your mantle is looking stunning! Happy Friday ♥

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  20. Connie - your mantel looks very nice. The colours are just right for this season.
    Your painting too, the mix of colours go so well don't they.

    Enjoy the season

    All the best Jan

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    1. It is a lovely painting, isn't it? It was very thoughtful of my brother to save it for me :)

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  21. Such a pretty mantel. Fall is a wonderful season for decorating (well, they all are!)

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    1. It was hard for me to get into the mood to decorate this season. I think I am still wanting to hang on to warm weather. I love being outside and soon the cold winter winds will blow :)

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  22. Your room is just lovely, I like the picture you have hanging there too, so perfect for thanksgiving! I always love this season and when my home feels like I am outside in all the splendor it just makes me happy :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. We don't have an abundance of trees and fall color around here, so using silk leaves and decorations can help bring that beautiful fall color into our homes. I was raised in Indiana and I miss the fall color there. Last weekend we drove through the desert and the fall color there was beautiful, too. The sage and the tumble weeds take on a new color for fall . . . I was so mad at myself for not taking my camera with me.

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