Today when I went outside to sweep the front porch off of all the leaves that settle there, I could smell fall…finally! Maybe as I’m getting older the sights and smells of life are hitting me right in the face. When I was a teenager fall was just another season and when little I knew that fall meant Christmas was near! Now I appreciate it a little more, I noticed the other day that only two leaves had turned on the big maple in our front yard, today a million are turning,so fast, when it’s all golden I’ll be sure to take a picture because it is beautiful!
I was so excited to receive my first banner in the mail Saturday, I won it from Korrie at Red Hen Home for leaving a comment on her blog after voting for Crafting With the Stars! It’s made from beadboard and I couldn’t wait to hang it from the mantle! She also sent it so fast, thanks Korrie I really love it! It was the finishing touch for my mantle!
After hanging the banner I went ahead a added three, little Halloween pumpkins to what I already have on the mantel since we are all gearing up for Halloween! I like to keep it simple with Halloween decorating, I don’t care for the spooky, gory things that sell so well at the DT, I always want to ask “What are you going to do with this”? as I bag a severed hand and foot.LOL Also packages of brains and whatnot which I can’t even look at as I scan them. YUCK!
I guess this one is a gourd:)
I was fooling with my camera on this shot, maybe I should quit fooling around with it because it’s kind a blurry!
Here is the last one, peeking out at you!
All and all I’m enjoying my mantle this year, I was always worried that I didn’t have enough on it or to much, this year I just went with it!
I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to try it, I bought the vase at the DT and also the little pumpkins, ribbon from JoAnn’s!
I put it on the ladder I have in the diningroom along with some spray painted pumpkins that I did a couple days ago, I realized I didn’t have enough!
I’ll probably have to put the vase up for Thanksgiving I know one of the little ones will bump into it and glass would be everywhere, wouldn’t want anyone hurt!
I’ll be joining these great parties: