Last night I finally finished up my mantle! I had taken down the Halloween stuff at the beginning of the month but struggled with this look until now. :)
The staple on the mantle throughout the fall is the berry garland. It is full of red, orange, and yellow berries and I stuff it a little more with fall leaves, and small pumpkins and gourds. Then I pulled out this antique window pane (which has been sitting in my garage since I bought it a few years ago) and hung a beautiful fall wreath from the top with an orange ribbon.
On either side of the window pane, sit chocolate pumpkins (see side note below), glass beaded pumpkins, and sunflowers.
Side note: Do you ever feel like you share crafty brain waves with someone? :) Sometimes I'm hunting around blogland and see a project that is exactly what I had envisioned making or someone will leave a comment, "I was just going to make that!" It goes to show you that great minds think alike! I think Michele, from The Scrap Shoppe, and I were sharing crafty brain waves when we both decided to spray paint pumpkins brown! Check out her's HERE. She turned her brown pumpkin into a fall vase.
I decided to give these guys a coat of spray paint because they were cream and got lost against the creamy wall. I wanted something dark and appropriate for fall so brown was the way to go (plus I already had a can from spray painting Kason's nursery furniture). Then I dressed each one up with an orange ribbon.
Coming up this week: Sutch an Inspiration, my fall credenza, and our Christmas card! :) Have a fantastic week!