Monday, October 7, 2013

Harvest Mantle

It is a week into October and I hadn't decorated my mantle yet.  

Horrors!  Fall only lasts so long!

  


 Mr. Me was commissioned to find the autumn tub of decorations and bring them in while I removed 
the summer mermaids.  

 These figurines I have had for many years.  They always come out in autumn.
The shabby bowl is piled high with unidentified dried seeds.

The first year we were married I sent this copper butter warmer to my in-laws for 
their anniversary.  It has proven very useful since it works with a tea light.
 I thrifted the plate last year.  


 It's still a bit coastal with my sea rock and shell I purchased (not found) on our road trip to Sanibel Island.  I was not ready to take down my grandfathers painting which, anyway defies nailing it down to a season. 

The tiny details are fun to add in.  A bird camouflaged and a special carved walnut that is usually in my showcase, but is always brought out and featured in fall.  My older son brought it from Manila.



This pheasant was inherited from my husbands father


23 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I need your garland for my parlor! It would match perfect! Thanks for visiting my blog and now I am visiting you back! Following you too!

Cheapchick said...

The mantle looks great but I agree, your Grandfathers painting is wonderful and should be displayed year round!

Jill said...

That is really nice, very autumn like!!

Andrea said...

Autumn come and go with you, and yet in this lifetime, i still might not be able to see it. My few travels to temperate climes somehow always coincide with spring, i don't know why that is!

MastHoliday said...

Beautiful collection of the toys!
Interesting post..

Rebecca said...

I like it, Jeannie! I need to get to work.

Paulette said...

Your mantle looks stunning with all of your fall treasures. The carved walnut is very beautiful and interesting.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bright and cheerful display for autumn!

Kids and Reds

Sacramento Amate said...

wHAT A LOVELY AUTUM DECORATION, DEAR jENNIE.
Your house looks like a true home.
I must try an do something inspired by you.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Your Autumn mantle is beautiful, love all the color going on. I haven't even begun to decorate yet, the temps as of yesterday have just started to cool off. Maybe now I will get in the mood to bring out some decorations.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful vignette. Love all the leaves. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

kitty said...

What a beautiful mantle! I love all your decor.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

How wonderful that you have your grandfathers painting, it is beautiful! Love all your Fall treasures. Pretty mantle!!! Thanks SO much for your visit!!!!

Ann said...

Isn't it wonderful to have inherited treasures. I do really think the painting would be a staple if any season. The pheasant really says autumn.
Ann

Ann said...

Isn't it wonderful to have inherited treasures. I do really think the painting would be a staple if any season. The pheasant really says autumn.
Ann

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Your mantle looks very pretty, Jeannie. It is fun to play with our toys isn't it? And you certainly have a beautiful fireplace to work with..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Looks like you have put a lot time into your mantle and all the decorations!! Very nice!

Van said...

Love the seasonal decor!

NatureFootstep said...

you have interesting decorations for fall. Very colorful. :)

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

love your mantle jeanne! the colors all blend well together!

Ashley Rane Sparks said...

So pretty! I love the little bowl with the seeds!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)
Ashley Rane Sparks
www.makeitrane.com

tablescapesbybev said...

Your mantle is gorgeous! Perfect for fall...

Melinda Hartzog said...

Things are looking so autumnal and pretty on your mantel. Love the pheasant...he's a real looker.