I usually don't rush Fall decorating. As a matter of fact, I don't go overboard with it at all. There are some who have already started decorating for Fall. I like a subtle transition from Summer to Fall. So that's what I
tried to do in this mantle makeover....using flowers that are still in bloom, but those which have a feeling of fall because of their purplish color.
First of all I took a nature walk and gathered up some green hedge apples and cut some purplish flowers off of a Butterfly Bush (I think that's what it's called,) and then I went shopping.....under the kitchen sink for the old metal pitcher to put the silver things in. Then I found me some limes from some deep abyss in the pantry and a dark colored wooden bowl that my husband brought me from Costa Rica a few years ago to put the limes in. I found a mirror upstairs that I put over the mantle as a backdrop "It is really old"! To the right of this little vignette, I put one of my favorite pieces. It is an old handmade fiddle. (One of my son-in-laws let me keep it, and it cracks him up that I use it to decorate with. I love it!)
|The wall looks blue in this picture. It is not blue. It is actually white.|
OK, guess I'm ready for Fall now!