Monday, September 13, 2010

My (Almost) Free Fall Mantle

Fall is hands-down my favorite season of the year. BUT, I don't have a lot to show for it. I haven't collected fall decorations throughout our marriage like we have collected Christmas items.

This year my mom bought me a few new things at the dollar store and I was so excited. I usually put my little decorations on the table in our entryway, but I decided I wanted to get to look at them and enjoy them. So, I put them on the mantle this year. I didn't think I would even have enough to fill the mantle, but I was pleasantly surprised.

First, my mom bought this flower arrangement at the dollar store. It's so pretty and nice and tall. I found an old candle to put next to that. And I bought these little scarecrows for the girls at Walgreens last year for $1 each. They have them this year too.
Next, the Welcome sign my mom bought for me and a bowl of potpourri.
Lastly, a candle holder a student gave me years ago. The original candle was prettier, but this one will do. That's a clock my husband made on the right.

I think it came out pretty, although it would look better with some fabric under the whole thing to break up the brick a little. I would like to add to my fall collection. I love decorating for fall because it can stay up from September through November.

Now I'm off to visit the other links at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home and get some more fall decorating ideas!


  1. Brenda,

    What a great job--I love the scarecrows, candle and think the clock your husband made was really nice! Thanks for linking up and have a great week preparing for fall!

    Many blessings...

  2. Your decorations are great. I love the Mantle .

  3. this is so pretty. I really like it.


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