Am I too early? :)
Well, it is officially September and I just figured I start early since
every year it takes me quite a while to make up my mind on
how to decorate the house for Fall.
I have to tell you that decorating this huge mantle
has always been a challenge for me.
I seem to struggle with it every season and It has not been a
bit easier this time around.
I don't have too much Fall decor since I have only been decorating the house for
Autumn for a couple of years, so I decided to use some of the things I already had.
My family room is mostly decorated in green and cream colors, so I kept
some of the decor I already had up on the mantle and worked around it.
This is what I have so far and, I say so far, because I am sure some
changes will be made before it is all over. LOL
I did start with the green urns I always have up there.
I took the lids off, added some orange and yellow flowers and also
these really pretty wooden "thingies" I found at HL.
I also added my old green Fall plate and a small candle.
In the center I added a white stand with some Fall leaves, a little orange raffia
and a pumpkin I already had.
The candles and candlesticks I also had up there, so I decided to
keep them and just dress them up with some burlap and Fall picks.
And also added a small leaf plate next to them for a little more color.
To fill up some of that huge space, I made some blocks, which I painted in Fall colors
and added some burlap to them using mod podge.
I stenciled them with some letters, a few leaves and added a couple of small embellishments.
And put them next to some small ceramic pumpkins from Dollar Tree.
And, on the hearth, I just added some pillows and a ceramic pumpkin
I purchased last year.
Since I used most of the items I already had and all I bought was the flowers (50% off) and the two small pumpkins from Dollar Tree, when all was said and done, I only spent under $20.00 to get the mantle decorated.
I know is not glamorous and extremely elegant, but it sure
has made the Family room feel very warm and cozy.
Now I am trying to finish the front porch and kitchen.
I hope everyone has a good week and, like always, I thank you
so much for taking the time to stop by!