Thursday, September 12, 2013

Decorating A Fall Mantel

Yesterday the temps were in the 90's and it felt like an oven outside.  I stayed inside and decorated one of my mantels for Fall.  Click on any photos for a closer look.
 I love these glass pumpkins and they really reflect the light from the small strings of lights behind them.  I found the lights at a thrift shop for 1.99.

 The witches all came from Salem.  We are not going there this year because for some reason, Teddy has decided she no longer likes riding in the car.

 I found the vintage wax pumpkin candles at a thrift store too for 49 cents. The velvet leaves came from Michael's.

 This is one of the baskets I bought at the Fall festival I went to recently.  I filled it with lots of my yarn. I figure if I see it, I might actually knit.

 My helper.

 I found these at Target.

Pumpkin shaped cheese snacks. 

25 comments:

Danni said...

Your home never ceases to amaze me with how beautiful and enchanting it is. You do such a wonderful job decorating it, too!

While the showpiece was the mantle, I couldn't stop looking at that painting. It's amazing! I hope you'll share a closer image of it or some details about it, because it's lovely.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Oh stay away from me with pumpkin shaped cheese snacks. You are getting thing to looking good, I am getting in a fall mood.

Laurie said...

oh it looks amazing, and those look yummy,

Mary said...

Beautiful mantel...cannot bring myself to do "fall "yet. Last week I bought my mums but yesterday it was over 90 ,same today. My wave petunias in window box are still going strong..don't want to insult them and replace with mums yet...

Cottage Tails said...

I bet you are hanging out for cooler weather.
Totally enjoying seeing your decorating - love the mantel. And your mirror is stunning!

Nellie said...

Lovely decorations! Better not let me come too close to those snacks!

Patty Woodland said...

You are going to turn into a pumpkin!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Beautiful Mantel! They don't look like that over here but I think they really should.

Could it be that Teddy starts thinking of the vet when she rides in the car? My dogs usually reacts when we're closing in to the vet station, they know where that road leads :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those pumpkin-shaped snacks would be great for scooping up salsa or dip!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Wow, beautiful mantel!

Jan said...

Those witches and pumpkins are stunning, Jaz, and I adore the owls! I love the magick in your home...thank you for sharing it here~~~

TARYTERRE said...

Your mantel is GORGEOUS.

Margaret said...

I've taken the tour, I love what I see and I'll be moving in shortly. I'll sleep on the couch in that room. Thank you! :)

Guillaume said...

You find the most beautiful decorations. I especially love the witches.

Barb said...

I love the way you did that mantel!!The witches are wonderful!

chickpea678 said...

The mantel is beautiful--you really have a talent! It's gracious of you to call Teddy your helper as I only ever see Teddy lolling about ;-).

chickpea678 said...

Maybe she inspires you with her (his?) cuddly-ness.

Adrienne said...

The mantle is stunning. But the entire room that is shown in the photos is beautiful. Are the other photos of the rest of the house on the blog? Or a tour of the whole house?

Clara said...

Amazing!!!! The mantel is absolutely perfect and I exactly understand what you say about the yarns in the basket..... hi hi hi .....

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Amazing! Joyce, you must have read my mind! I have been wishing for a view of the interior of your home...and here it is! Your mantel is fantastic. Can I put them on pinterest? :) Can I send them to ALL my friends? I can I put them in my scrapbook?
I'm teasing but I DO love it! I've not gotten a single Witch out yet..it's just so blasted HOT in that shed..but in the early morning I am going to hit that shed HARD and dig out my Witches!! I NEED them..LOL

LoriU said...

LOVE those glass pumpkins! Where did you get them??

Teacats said...

Gorgeous mantel -- very magical! Love the lights too .... must be wonderful at night! Perfect for Mabon!

Pumpkin-shaped cheese crunchies are sooooo cool! :)

Love to Teddy -- maybe the car upsets her tummy?

John Gray said...

All that glow makes me feel strangely christmasy

GOTHAM239 said...

You've Bewitched me! LOL! I keep coming to this post...:)
I had to have that Witch on the broom....found it! And she won't be alone for long! Thank you, for a much needed Fall/Autumn boost and Pre-Halloween goodies! Much needed.

Amanda said...

Oh i wish you would give a house tour on your blog, every room looks so gorgeous and exquisite!! Happy Fall :)