I had a lot of fun putting the Fall decorations together for my mantle and hearth this year.
When I came across some metal stars in my stash, I decided that a bit of a rustic look would work well with Fall decorations.
I already had most everything in my stash. The only thing that I purchased is the bittersweet. Good grief, that stuff has gotten so expensive!
I just love the gnarled branches of bittersweet. Too bad I don’t have place to try to grow some in my yard.
Did you know that spraying hairspray on it will help it to hold its berries? You can use that little trick on dried foliage too.
I was happy to be able to reuse the wooden bead garland that I made last year. Click HERE to see my last year’s Fall mantle. It looked a lot different.
I spray painted an old container that I had lying around with copper paint and filled it with dried woodsy stuff. The Pottery Barn cheese stands that I found on our shopping trip to High Point came in handy for elevating the container and a pumpkin.
Do you name your furniture? This little chair is named “Joan” and has been in my family for over 100 years. The worn front and scuffs are evidence of all the love that it received over the generations. My mother tells stories about pushing it around on the cobblestone floors in her house when she was a toddler. Many a tiny bottom has made itself at home in this little chair. ☺ I wouldn’t change a thing about it!
On a crisp Fall day, give me a cup of hot chocolate, a good book and a blanket and I’ll be all set right here in front of the fire for the day.