It takes me a few days to get all my decorations in place, but I've gotten a good start on my mantel, so I thought I'd share that with you today.
I pulled everything for the mantel out of the boxes and put them on my card table.
See that little scarecrow peeking out from the foliage? I painted him well over a decade ago and he is still one of my favorite crafty creations.
I love these wheat sheath candle holders. I purchased them from Cracker Barrel about 5 years ago. The pine straw pumpkins came from the dollar aisle at Target a few years back.
The lemon tree was painted by my grandmother back in 1972. It lived in my mother's kitchen for many, many years. The church birdhouse was made by the grandfather of one of my students about 13 years ago. I can't help but think of that child as being 3 years old still, but now she is old enough to drive!
Here is my mantel so far. I still feel like it needs a little more height in the middle, so I may bring in a vase with some fall leaves in it. I'll probably add a real pumpkin or two in the mix as well.
I hope y'all are enjoying this taste of Fall weather as much as I am. Stay tuned for lots more to come!
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