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Last autumn as I was just getting into the blogging world, everyone and their dog were linking up these terrific halloween/fall vignettes and decor. I had never really invested much time or money into such things because
a) I am never organized enough to plan such things and
b) I hadn’t come up with a good excuse for my hubby explaining why I was throwing cash at orange plastic stuff…
But now I have all of you to decorate for (‘cause lord knows I never entertain) and motivate me to get posts ready to par-tay.
This year I had just way too much fun pulling out my 2 bins of fall-ish-ness from last year. Way too much fun. I need a life.
So here’s some shots of my fireplace mantel. (you don’t see the molded gourd. No you don’t.) You must understand that fall is the ONLY time I love my fireplace. It fits with the rustic cottage look I’m going for this season. You know, dead things and plastic leaves.
BUT, this puppy is getting a makeover next month….just in time for the holly-days. As is the entire room. The pictures say it all.
I’m determined to lighten the feeling of this room with as little money as possible. We will mostly use pry bars and paint brushes. Maybe a hammer and some panels of some sort. Some chippy corbels and distressed pieces. The usual. Caw Caw.
So fall is the last hurrah for this countrified space. I hope by Christmas, it will have a more refined, modern cottage feel. We shall see now, won’t we?
I have a thing for twiggy wreaths. Not sure why. I like burlap too. Not sure why. And turning some pictures black and white. Not sure why.
Oooops. This is the other corner, where the corner cabinet used to stand. Not my mantel. Obviously. But tell me the plastic pussy willows look cool, yes?
Here’s to a happy fall. And my fireplace’s last ‘before’ shot.
Linkin’ up and bringing Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies with orange filling:
The Nester’s Fall Mantel Party (Wedesday)
Roeshel's DIY Fall Festival
Donna's 3000 Follower Event-Junk Vignettes
Brambleberry Cottage's Tips and Tricks Tuesday
This Blessed Nest: Fall Festival
Julia's Hooked on Houses Fall Open House
Rene's Cottage and Vine Falling Up Linky
Gina's Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday
Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday
Kristin's My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Fall Decor Link Party
Beth's Stories from A to Z Halloween Mantel Party