Monday, November 7, 2011

Finally Fall

November has certainly slipped up on me.     Usually I am through decorating for fall by the end of Labor Day weekend, but that didn’t happen this year and I find myself still adding a few touches of fall to my home.      Except for a couple of items, I used stuff I had on hand.

This vignette  is in the foyer.    The only new item is the artwork which was a bargain at Old Time Pottery for about $8.00.

I always agonize on how to decorate the mantel but am pleased with how it turned out this year…an explosion of fall colors.     The only new purchase was a small amber colored bottle that I bought at a garage sale last weekend for fifty cents.    The gold lights under the sheer fabric make the entire mantel glimmer.

On the sideboard I placed gold lights under gold sparkly mesh and added garland on top.

Only one half of my hearth was picture worthy.     The other half is still a work in progress.    Accent back lighting behind the glass vase makes the fake faux sunflowers come alive.     The stained glass pumpkin was an after Thanksgiving bargain at Cracker Barrel a few years ago.

Thanks for visiting.    It thrills me when you stop by.  I hope you will come again.


I am linking to these fabulous parties hosted by these fabulous women:

Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Marty’s Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Kim’s Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style


Designing Lady Jane said...

Your mantel is gorgeous, I love those bright orange colors. The buffet top looks really nice. I'm a bit late decorating as well, and tho done as I'm gonna be, need to take pictures. Others are putting up their Christmas stuff, oh my!

Chris said...

Hi Marlee, you did a great job on your mantel. It looks lovely, bright and cheery. The vignette in the foyer is lovely too and the artwork just finishes it off. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris