Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Decorations

My fall decorations this year are not so grand. But I like them. The following picture is my mantel. I got the picture in the middle from my mom when she moved. I've always liked it. I can see that it should be hanging higher. I'll fix that later.

Here is a close-up of the right side. On the mantel are a few of my favorite things. The ceramic pumpkin and flower arrangement was a secret sister gift to me in 2006. I yearn to put it out each year. It is sitting on top of my newly-finished wool candle mat. I loved making this. Some time I'll put it on our island in the kitchen or on the table. For now it lives on the mantel.

The plate says..."Thank you for the food before us, Thank you for the friends beside us, Thank you for the love between us". To my horror, it got chipped while it was stored in the attic. I touched it up with a little acrylic paint. No one has noticed so far!!

On this side is a little autumn greenery, some fabric pumpkins, an old-fashioned-looking pumpkin candle, and my scarecrow shelf sitter. My son (thanks, Luke) made it possible for the scarecrow to sit securely on the mantel. I appreciate his help so much!

This is the view as soon as you enter our home. I have fond memories of making the "Fall Frolic" quilt on the wall. It's one of my favorites, and oh, so scrappy.

This mirror is to the right when you enter our home. Just an orange berry and tiny pumpkin bedecked swag.

This is the shelf to the left. Just a few additions to our normal look.

That's about it, with the exception of a fall table runner (my favorite table runner we have) and three fall quilts in the living room. Long gone are the days when I'm envious of those show houses where there are touches of holiday decorations everywhere. We have what we have, and I'm grateful!!

I took a box of decorations to church for the ladies to look through and take home. That is a big step for me in uncluttering!!



Lindah said...

Hi Joan
Your autmn decor is lovely. mmm, I love the autmn stuff, but like you, I'm finding that I do less and less each year, esp at Christmas. By the way, I think your picture above the mantel is at the perfect height. It relates well with the mantel items. So, save yourself the hassle of moving it. Enjoy autumn!

Teresa said...

I think you decorations are lovely. I used to have a picture just like the one over your mantel, actually it was my husbands before we married and we have been married 36 years now! I don't know what happened to that picture????

Pat Shipp said...

I have to agree with the "less is more" feeling myself lately. :-) Sometimes it just makes you appreciate the little touches even that much more.

I'm in a decluttering frame of minds these days myself.

Your home looks lovely Joan.