September 25, 2013

My Fall Mantel & A Little Glitter

Fall is here!
I'm not the type to decorate for every season. I will stick a wreath on my front door and carve a pumpkin or two. 
I've been inspired by some pretty mantels lately so I wanted to decorate mine this year.

We are also planning on redoing our kitchen soon and 
I think the kitchen updates and hosting during the holidays has inspired me to add some fall decor to my mantel. 

 Look at all that glitter! It looks so Hollywood up close.

 You can't really tell in this picture, but our living room has a single vaulted ceiling and it's so hard to decorate. Well, it's hard for me because I like things to be OCD kicks in!

I found some decorative string in the scrapbook section of JoAnn's. You can't tell that the sting is striped until you get up close. It's all in the little details. 

 The bowl belonged to my grandmother. It's something I usually only bring out around the holidays because of how special it is to me. 

We grew an accidental pumpkin garden this year. 
Last year I threw all of the rotten pumpkins in the compost. 
This year we noticed something growing. At first we thought is was squash and then watermelon. Once the whole area under our deck was covered with vines we realized we had pumpkins.

Since my fall sign is so big I decided to keep the mantel a little more simple. I wanted to add color with the leaves and use the pumpkins from our garden. I love how it came out. 

 Do you like to decorate for the seasons or just for the big holidays?

Happy fall!!!

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