Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall is in the air

I just love fall.  There is nothing like watching the leaves turning to beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds.  I love driving down the road with the windows down letting the cool air in watching the leaves swirl around on the ground.  I am one of the girls that can't wait until Labor day to start putting out my fall decorations.  I've decided to share my mantle with you.

 So, what do you think?  I just think it may be too heavy for anything else.  So all of you experts out there, give me some advice/suggestions.  I have to tell you though that I cannot part from my oranges lights in my leaves.  I love seeing them glow at night while I rock my daughter.

I wanted to give you a close up of my sign.

 This was a total copy from a tutorial over at No Minimalist Here.  If you have never checked out Sherry's site, you've got to!  I had made this after she originally posted about it back in December.  I remember locking myself in my bathroom trying to burn the edges of the poster to get the aged look.  Why lock myself in the bathroom you ask?  My son has a fascination with fire.  I didn't want him seeing mommy playing with fire.  Anyways, I'm happy with how it turned out.  I bet you've spied the antlers.  Yes, I saw Sherry have some and thought how interesting.  My mom thought I was nuts when we were at an antique market and I told her to keep an eye out for some little antlers.  My family has just learned to shake their heads and smile.  Hopefully, I will be more diligent in posting this week to show you my fall decorations around the house but you know life happens sometimes.

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  1. I love your mantle, it looks great!You have inspired me to get busy on my fall decor.

  2. Your mantle looks great, no need to change a thing. Love your sign. I didn't even notice the antlers until you pointed them out. Looks really pretty and fallish.

  3. Your mantle looks beautiful! I also saw the tutorial for that gorgeous print ... you nailed it! It is so pretty on your mantle. Too, I love your mix of symmetry and asymmetry up there, as well. Great job! Take care, Becca@Adventures in Decorating

  4. I'm also on the lookout for some antlers. I want to make a coat rack out of them! Your mantle looks great! :) I love the vases on each end.. especially the filler.

  5. And, thank YOU for stopping by and visiting my kitchen Fall decor. I look forward to seeing more of your festive touches. Becca


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