So now that you know that I kinda go overboard in my harvest-time decor, let me introduce my fireplace hearth and mantel...
It started coming together nicely on the hearth and mantel, then I got stumped by the area over the mantel where the ginormous pallet resides...then inspiration struck.
A week later.
I loved that aqualicious frame, so I came up with a garland of leaves and a framed chalkboard, which I'm happy to report, is now making me all puffy-heart-eyes.
I picked up that chunky 70's frame with his twin at a thrift store and promptly switched out the sailboat oil painting with some chalkboard-painted wood paneling I had laying around.
The faker leaves and burlap ribbon I had from previous fall extravaganzas.
That brown thing in the center is an old clock with its guts removed. That's actually the back side, which I adore because it has a wee door.
That delicious aqua bottle/jar thing I picked up for a song...from the 1800's. Plopped in some dried stalks of something-or-other.
Made the go-with-everything burlap garland earlier in the summer.
This side boasts a couple old aqua ball jars just 'cause they make me happy.
See that cute door in the back of the clock? I KNOW.
Old jugs are part of a set of three I got from my mama's collection, as is the teal stool.
I leapt at the twig and wooden punkins at Marshalls like my grandson leaps for green gummy worms.
Thought my gramma's old ironstone pitcher needed a place on the stage, so I filled it with fakers from the usual suspects: Michaels, JoAnns and Hob Lob.
Other vintage items I had in my stash.
Here's the whole view, what greets guests as they enter my home and what I see as I exit my bedroom to face my day.
Have you decorated your mantel yet? Givin' ya fits or behaving nicely?