Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Mantel 2015

Delicious Autumn!  
My very soul is wedded to it and if I were a bird, 
I would fly about the Earth 
seeking the successive Autumns.
-George Eliot

I love that quote as it pretty much
sums up how much I love Fall!

♥♥♥

It's about time I shared this year's mantel with you....



I put together a rather simple mantel this year.


I made the hydrangea wreath myself.
I bought a burlap covered straw wreath at Joanns.
Then I just glued some pretty fall colored hydrangeas to it,
as well as some leaves here and there.  I topped it off with a simple
bow and that was it...very simple & very quick!



I scattered some pine cones around.


I couldn't resist & added a strand of lights.
I have to say, now that it's getting dark earlier in the evening,
I do enjoy watching TV with the lights lit.
It adds such a warm glow to the mantel and the living room.


I filled a pretty basket with some fall goodies
to add a little something extra to the hearth.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my mantel today.
As always, thanks for stopping by!


 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fall Decorating Begins....The Dining Room Hutch

Strange things are afoot here in New York.

Last I checked, the calendar did say it was September...am I right?

Well, we've been enjoying (and I use that term loosely)
temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.
Unbearable humidity.
This is technically weather we might experience in July, 
seldom in August, never in September.

We've been enjoying the pool, which is unheard of in September
  (unless maybe you have a heated pool). 
Most pools in this area are long ready to be winterized 
by the time Labor Day hits.  Oftentimes, our pool 
gets little use in August even because August can 
be such a sketchy month.  But here it is, September,  
and Summer is holding on.

Like I said, strange things are afoot here in New York.

Ok, now that I'm off that soapbox...

the house has been decorated for Fall, 
despite this unseasonable weather we're having.

Today I'm going to show you the dining room hutch.

I have to admire all the subtle fall touches that 
I've seen in blogland. They are really very lovely!
Unfortunately, you won't see them here.
I just don't think I'm a "subtle fall girl."  
I'm more of  a "bring on the warm, rich, beautiful colors of fall, 
in your face kind of girl."

Here goes:


I just pulled everything together here with
stuff I already had.  Nothing is new.


Well, I did make that little Autumn sign,
so I suppose that could be considered new,
but...
I had everything on hand already to make it,
so it didn't cost me anything, which is
a nice for a change.


So tell me, 
are you a "subtle Fall girl" or a more of an 
"in your face Fall girl"?  

Thank for stopping by today.
Enjoy!

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