Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Fall Mantel

Call me crazy but in the middle of whole house renovations with workmen everywhere, I need a meditative spot so I decorated my TV room for Fall.  Some people might chill by gazing at the ocean or watching the birds in their garden; I need to see pumpkins and colored leaves.  My knitting basket got tucked away when I found out that Teddy had been pilfering balls of yarn and hiding them under a chest. Chow chows truly are more cat-like than dog-like sometimes.
 I dusted off the glass pumpkins and added them to the decor.

 Once the workers arrive at 7:00 am each morning, Teddy and I are locked up in the basement while they crawl all over and through the house. The basement is also my craft area so it is not a bad place to be locked up in.  I am getting up at 3:00 am to let Teddy spend time outside before the workers arrive so our summer schedule has really been disrupted.  As you might guess, bedtime is very early.

 I love waking up in the middle of the night and coming downstairs when it is dark and flipping on the tiny lights. The house is peaceful and quiet, Teddy is out during the coolest part of the day and I still have hours to cook before the chaos arrives.

 This year I dragged out my silver candlesticks, polished them up and plopped pumpkins on top of them and placed them on the floor on either side of my fireplace.

I have a lot more decorating to do but at least this is a start.  I have an idea for my front door this year but I have to make the decorations so I have a lot of work ahead of me. I can't do anything outside until the house has been painted and with the pace of this project, Fall might be over by then.  This is turning into a long summer!

16 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

That room is the perfect sanctuary. Your autumn decorations are exquisite. I absolutely adore those silver candlesticks with pumpkins on top. They are beautiful and creative, indeed.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

You are even up much earlier than I am in the morning :-) I love to go outside as soon as I wake up, not even the birds have started to make any sounds then :-)

Your decorations are beautiful as always!

Have a great day!
Christer.

laurie said...

such a beautiful cosy room, now those are candle stick, wow!

Leeanna said...

Such a beautiful room! I just love your eye for decorating. Such talant!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Everyone needs a happy place in their home. With all the workmen-you needed some serene space--good for you

Cottage Tails said...

I love seeing you decorate. It also helps me get excited that spring is coming. SMILE. I bet it is hard with Teddy having so many workmen.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your own wee spot of heaven, I can see.

Barb said...

That room is just the perfect spot for a quiet time. My DD gets up at 5am everyday. I am looking forward to seeing your front door.

Guillaume said...

I love your fall mantel. I am missing autumn already.

Gemmagirl said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Your creativity astounds me.

greekwitch said...

Haha. You realize you begin earlier each year!, right??? Lots and lots of love!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful basement! I'd get up at 3:00 a.m. If my basement looked like that too! LOL. It was nice to stop by today!

1st Man said...

One word. Beautiful!

Laura Lane said...

Autumn is my favorite.

Craig said...

While I'm not quite ready to give up on summer yet I do celebrate the fact that you have transformed your room into a beautiful sanctuary. You have a great sense of design skill.

Danielle said...

Such a gorgeous fall mantle!! love the room and like you.love the fall.