September 4, 2015

Fall Mantel

It's a dark, rainy day here in Michigan.  But inside I'm brightening it up with some Fall color.

We have two fireplaces in our living room~dining room~family room area so I'm always wanting to come up with new ideas to decorate them both.  I want them to coordinate but not be the same.

I've used this basket on our front door before and had planned on using it again this Fall but suddenly got the idea that I'd enjoy it much more above our mantel in the family room.


I filled it first with eucalyptus.  It smells wonderful and I was surprised that I could smell it clear across the room!  I then added some faux fall leaves, some burlap hydrangeas and burlap sunflowers.
The ceilings are high in this room so I love having something a little over-sized here.
I added the wood and metal wall art, that used to be on my kitchen wall, behind the basket, and a few of my candle sticks and a basket pumpkin.
So sorry for these dark pictures.   The sun is supposed to shine tomorrow!  :)
Have a wonderful, long weekend!

love and blessings~


"May He come down like rain upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth." Psalms 72:6

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14 comments:

  1. Pretty! I guess it is going to be fall even if it's super hot here. Your fireplace mantel looks great.

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    1. Stacey, we have been high 80's one day and then 60's the next! Then it rained for two days and the humidity has been awful. So it doesn't feel like fall yet here either! I'm just trying to encourage it to settle down! lol Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I love the change of bright punches of fall color, and your mantel bouquet looks great, Lynda. It's scaled perfectly. I have eucalyptus growing in my annual containers, hoping to dry it before the fall clean up so I can use it indoors in the future. We could sure use the rain you're getting today! Hope your weekend is great.
    Rita

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    1. Thanks, Rita! I usually don't like these colors in our house but I'm enjoying them this year. Hope your eucalyptus dries well and you can use it. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Very pretty. I have a similar basket. You inspired me to try to create an arrangement! Merci.
    Sheila

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    1. Oh good! I'm glad. Thanks for letting me know! Have a wonderful weekend, Sheila!

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  4. Very very pretty. I never would have thought to add the arrangement that way. And it looks stunning on your fabulous mantel.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! Have a wonderful weekend!
      love and blessings~

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  5. Really pretty Lynda! The yellow leaves makes all your blues pop. Been a hot summer here in NC looking forward to some Fall temps that we probably won't see till next month!

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! Hope you cool down soon!

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  6. Lynda you clever and crafty girl! I have pinned this because I have two similar screen and this truly is a great idea.
    I hope you have a happy Labor Day holiday and wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Hope your weekend was great!

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