Wednesday, October 10, 2012
When I said I have more than one Fall mantel, I wasn't kidding :) This is only the second...which I just changed from something else which I'll write about soon. But, since this one was on the top of the SD card, it goes first :) lol.
First off, can I tell you how much I miss that we didn't plant pumpkins this year?? Ugh. It's the absolute worst buying pumpkins from the store :( lol. I had a plethora of pumpkins last year, all shapes and sizes, and this year? Nothing. So, just to say the least, pumpkins are a little scarce around my house right now. I have two on the porch and three small ones on my mantel :) And if I'm lucky, one or two of these will be turned into pumpkin pie if they last until November. Keep your fingers crossed!
So this time around for my mantel, I took it from neutrals of whites and silver pumpkins...to well, whites and orange pumpkins lol. I figured it was about time to add some more color into the room.
I think....well, I hope, the hubs appreciates my use of his elk antler on the mantel. I tried to put it on here a few times, but it never fit. I have no idea how it fits this time around. Seriously. I'm baffled. lol. And is it bad that I use that same white vase and spray painted branches almost every time on the mantel, no matter what decor??? I just goes with everything! Along with the books :)
As for the glass bottles, I got them all at hobby lobby at one point or another. The small flowers are dried orange flowers (I have no idea what kind...the orange kind ;) ) but I've had them for years and use them all around the house for decorating. They are wonderful :)
Plus, these pillows on the chair are another one of those pieces that fit pretty much any season...probably except winter. They have the perfect colors in them :)
While taking pictures on the space, on a whim, I decided that something needed to go in that corner by the flowers. I was thinking molding, but then it came to me....ah ha! My knock off ballard designs garden district mirrors (click here to view the tutorial)! Can I just tell you how much a difference they made??? I don't know why I didn't think to put them there earlier. ...and it's always a good sign when the hubs actually likes it lol.
Now to get on with decorating for Halloween and figuring out my costume! I have no idea what to wear. I'm thinking that being pregnant, I can try to have fun with it....maybe a pregnant cheerleader? Then the hubs can go as a jock? Or a pregnant nun?? (me go as a pregnant nun obviously...lol, or that would be pretty funny to see a male pregnant nun...whoa lol) I have no idea. Do you have any good ideas???