Wednesday, September 26, 2012

autumn mantle decor

I don't always get around to changing the decor on our mantle, but when I do it gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I've rearranged and cleaned. I've brought order to a place that often collects dust and doesn't get a lot of attention most of the time. We rarely even eat in the dining room where it's located, but having this space where I can add pretty things give me joy. 


Since autumn is my favorite season, I get downright giddy to have pulled out my faithful box of fall decorations. I've had several of them for 5 years or more, but each year I seem to create something else to add to this treasured collection. It may not amount to as much as my Christmas boxes, but it's filled with reminders of these sweet season.


Most of the glass bottles are old bottles I either wrapped twine around or spray painted. The jars are from salsa or spaghetti sauce and here a few tips for upcylcing glass bottles. I have a few more items I'll likely add, as I'm on a quest to find some scented candles and I have yet to pickup mini pumpkins. Oh, and don't mind the crack in our wall, just keeping it real ;-)

8 comments:

  1. Can I tell you how glad I am that I don't have a mantle to decorate? ;)
    .. but yours looks great for fall!

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  2. This looks great, Beth! I love the acorns.

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  3. Oooh pretty! I may have to steal those ideas for my home. :) Btw, it was great "meeting" you last night on the video chat!!

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  4. Love this friend!!! Those acorns and window frames are lovely and so creative!

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  5. That candy corn would not last long in my house! SO darling, Beth!

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  6. Love love love! And now I'm craving candy corn :)

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  7. If I came to your house I might eat all the candy corn....

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  8. Oh my goodness! I'm stealing your window frame mantel idea. It's so versatile.

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