I’ve been a little neglectful of the fall decorating this year- my mind has been on finishing up the backyard and having some outdoor par-tays, so the interior of our house has gone un-decorated for the autumn season. By this time last year, the house had been done for a month! So I quickly put the mantel décor together this morning so I could join Layla’s Fall Mantel Party.
You may remember that this 3 ft. diameter clock was originally a cocktail table that was ordered for our store. Its glass top was broken during shipping, and the manufacturer replaced the entire table vs. just sending a new piece of glass, That left us with the a perfectly useable clock and base. I think the base went to furniture heaven and I’ve been using the clock face on the mantel ever since then!
The Staffordshire-look doggies came out of storage and were placed in front of the giant clock.
The cornucopia that I found at a yard sale for a mere pittance was filled with artificial fruit and gourds. An overflow of veggies was scattered outside its mouth onto the mantel.
The old Edison recording disc container was one of my many finds at the French Hen Farm barn sale last fall. Am looking forward to seeing more goodies at Linda’s sale next week.
The hearth was crying out for a little autumn décor, as well, so I added a few things to the metal terrarium that always has a home in this corner. I used the burlap coffee bag that I found at the summer Horton’s sale in Indiana as a backdrop for a vase of fresh sunflowers, some dried corn, and a ceramic pumpkin.
The grocery store seems to be my go-to place for flowers these days. I hope these dry well and don’t lose a lot of petals.
Three candle holders on pedestals were the perfect base for the leaf balls that I made two years ago. The tutorial for making them is on my sidebar, if you’re interested.
Such pretty variegation in the faux leaves…..
The terrarium was put together simply - just a bouquet of dried hydrangeas, two old shoe lasts, and a vintage photo from my collection. At a yard sale early in the spring, I spotted a legal sized envelope filled with old photographs. There were at least 30 of them- some dating back as far as the Civil War. I paid $5 for all of them!
I’m finally in the mood for fall decorating now, so I guess I’ll be creating some tablescapes for the great room and the foyer over the course of the next few days. I’d like to have it all done by Friday so our guests can be properly welcomed into our home for another party we’re hosting Saturday night out on the new patios. Hope to have some pics of that once I figure out my new camera!
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