Our fall mantel is finally up! This seems to be my year of grab whatever you have and go with it. So the first box that came down from the attic is what got used :) And you know, sometimes I do think that less is more. *Yes I realize I just said that* None of you would be surprised to hear that I'm usually a more is more kind of gal, would you?!! This year though, I just need to give myself a break from making life more complicated than it needs to be.
Can you spy my shortcut? I took the urns from the dining room, with their pretty red faux geraniums, and just floofed them up with some twigs and a few fall leaves! A while later I found some berries shoved in a drawer, so in they went, along with some windowpane burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The Syroco peacocks (pheasants?) were in the box, so up they went, along with a couple of candlesticks. Done, and done.
But the real star of this show is the gorgeous floral painting that my paternal grandmother did decades ago! It is a true treasure, one of the few items I have to remember her by. It has become a tradition for me to bring it out every fall and give it a place of honor! I absolutely love it propped here on our mantel.
I have a few more fall decor tricks to show you soon, also! Have a good week everyone!
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