Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantel

Boy it seems like the seasons pass quickly these days! I can't believe we're on to fall already! I'm not complaining. It happens to be my very favorite season. I guess I've probably mentioned that before, but I can't help saying it over and over each year. I've had the autumn decorations out for a couple weeks now. My kids love fall as well, and they had been begging me to get out the decorations. I thought I'd share some of them with you today and then link up to the fall mantel party going on at The Lettered Cottage.

So let's start with the piano that serves as my mantel. Let me warn you, I'm not known for my subtlety when it comes to fall decorations. OK, here goes.

Lots and lots of nature elements. Leaves, acorns, birds, berries. LOVE.

Perhaps you can imagine my husband's reaction when I asked the neighbors if I could have their old screen door when they removed it. They were happy they didn't have to haul it off somewhere, I was happy to have a nicely weathered screen door, and my husband considered calling the casting folks at Hoarders. I really love it, though, and I think he's even coming around to it.

But the piano is not the only spot to get cozied up. The front porch is still a work in progress, but here are a few bits.

The caddy on the table was a find at a local barn sale.

The big pumpkins we grew ourselves! It was my first time growing pumpkins and I'm thrilled to have something to show for it.

The large black tool box came from the barn sale as well.

And lastly, back inside, here's my hutch. The large bread bucket was my great grandmother's. The old scale I picked up at the same barn sale last fall. The rusty metal star I picked up this year at the barn sale. It's actually a tree topper, but I loved it so much I convinced myself I could start using it now!

One last thing. You may have noticed a little stinker trying to sneak into my photos. He may be a stinker, but he's a darn cute one!

Linking up to :
The Lettered Cottage


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Everything is so pretty. My favorite would be the black tool box. My hubby made me one this week end, and I intend to line it with mums and display it on the porch. Great job on everything.

Anonymous said...

Very cute. When I first got married, I was into the Victorian look but then we changed to rustic. I have never gotten tired of it. What's neat about it is you can use all kinds of old things. I love your screen addition and everything else.

Jenn-Lee at Moments said...

Love your fall decor. Every year your holiday decor you blog always amazes me. This year we started Halloween decor early and I think its the most fun its ever been. Its very halloweenish so maybe I will copy a bit of your ideas to make it more fall looking for November. :) Oh- I LOVE the screen door. Cute cute.