Monday, September 3, 2012

WHAT SEASON IS IT?

I think I’m confused.  I’ve nevah started putting out Fall décor this early in September!  I don’t know if it’s because I’m ready for cooler temperatures OR or that the older I get, the slower I move, and I’m concerned that I won’t get it out before Fall is over.  In any event, as always, I began with my mantel, so, ready or not, I’m posting my Fall mantel décor today.
Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting  & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting &  Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
I hope my plates on the mantel are okay for Cuisine Kathleen’s Let’s Dish link up, and I'm linking to Censational Girl's Fall Mantel Party.  I am not positive about the maker of the brown leaf-bordered plates, but with the help of a magnifying glass, it appears to read “The Mane Lion-Made in Italy”.  I think I purchased them on One Kings Lane.  My home-made leaf placemats provide the background for our
Fall mantel. Thank you for visiting my blog.  laurie

19 comments:

Tardevil said...

As always, looks great, Laurie! Love the Italian plates!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy almost Fall, Laurie!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it!! Those plates are amazing, I need some of them I am sure!
And I love that banner and of course your lanterns, they are the perfect shade for Autumn.
You always do the best Mantels Laurie, you could write a mantel book!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

ellen b. said...

Hi Laurie! We have leaves turning already here in the Northwest so the seasons are definitely turning on us! Love your mantle as usual...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie it's gorgeous. I got a few fall things out today. I'm going to be gone so much of October I thought I better get some fall out before I leave home.

Sarah said...

Laurie, it's always fun to see what you do for the seasons. Your plates are perfect for a fall theme. ;-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The leaf plates in the lanterns is a clever idea. Love the banner and the animal plates too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good - Very Pretty!
Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, as usual, everything is so pretty. Love your mantel and your decor is perfect. Also, hope you have a Happy Birthday. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord, Laurie, your mantle is gorgeous! I love it and I want one just like it! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mary Ellen said...

Another wonderful mantel- love the way you used your placemats for the background! Never would have thought of that. Those leaf dishes are so pretty too!

I think we are all ready for fall this year Laurie with the hot temperatures of this summer. I haven't started in the house but am pulling out stuff to fall up the shop!

bee blessed
mary

Mary Ellen said...

I just saw Marty's birthday wishes to you in her comment. Happy happy Birthday friend! Hope you have a blessed day!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your fall mantel is amazing! I love those deer plates :)

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
karianne

Kat said...

ahh Laurie Love Fall these are just gorgeous, you can come decorate my house anytime you want! I have some cute leaf plates and pretty things for fall, I don't seem to decorate to much for it these days though because I am becoming less and less in love with things I have to dust and clutter, but I love looking at it on other peoples sites so gorgeous! Love Love Love I especially love the birdhouse idea that is sweet! you know I love birds if you know me. Big hugs

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a beautiful mantle. You are inspiring me to do something to my own mantle now that fall is upon us (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a beautiful fall mantel! I haven't done a thing yet, but now I am inspired. Happy almost Fall to you!

xinex said...

I love your wildlife plates, Laurie. I love that they have fall leaves in the borders too. Beautifully decorated mantel!...Christine

SavannahGranny said...

Absolutely love the fall mantel. I was 100+ here today. Can't get it in me yet. Every element of your fall mantel is perfect. Love the dishes with the leaf border.
Hugs, Ginger

Kathleen said...

More than ok, Laurie, it is beautiful! You have such a great knack for displaying your lovely collections. Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish, so good to have you!