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Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Fall Y'all! (at least in MY living room)

Finally! Time to get out my favorite decorations. I just love to transform the house for the entire Autumn season. Here is our mantle. The pumpkins are carved wooden ones that I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I just love them! They have metal leaves and curly vine attached.


Here they are close up. I think they look wonderful with the leaves, sunflowers and sticks. I even like my mantle clock more this time of year!
This is a watercolor by Lee Ricks of south Texas. I inherited this painting from my grandmother - an artist herself - who collected some of Ricks' work. I decided that it should be displayed on the hearth at this time of year with a couple of bronze satin stuffed pumpkins. I just love the light in the painting. AND of course, the fact that it's painted during Fall.

And the entry chest. This is so much fun to change each season. It is the first thing guests pass by when they come to our home. The little lamp is a Dollar General find believe it or not! I didn't have to do a thing to it. The chest was free! I caught a guy at the end of the day packing up his garage sale. When I asked the price of the chest he said, "free, just take it." So I did! It has been black, in my boys' room, white at the old house, and now crackled and sanded.

The Fall decorating is done, but I'm just getting started blogging. These few items are in the entry and living room. Maybe next I'll take you to the dining room. My intention is to make the house warm, cozy, and inspirational for my family to enjoy during the season. I thank God for my wonderful family and I thank Him for this special season that highlights family togetherness.