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Sunday, September 7, 2014


Fall Transtion Mantel

I previously showed you my Fall mantel, decorated with cotton bolls.  With all of the Fall colors turning up in Blogville, I started wanting to have some at my house.  If you’ve visited my blog for awhile, you’ve seen this Fall Welcome banner, which I have had for years and years and…  I still enjoy getting it out in the Fall.

Fall Transtion Mantel 1

Among the cotton bolls, I added some orange pumpkins. 

Fall Transtion Mantel 2

The two little paintings are from the Etsy of Karen Harvey Cox, A Scrapbook of Inspiration.

Fall Transtion Mantel 3

Inside the lanterns, I added Fall leaf candleholders

Fall Transtion Mantel 4

On a nearby table, inside an old cigar box, pumpkin farmers are loading pumpkins in their cart, and another painting from Karen Harvey Cox serves as the farmer’s sign, advertising his pumpkins.

Fall Transtion Mantel 5

My daughter bought me this Department 56 horse-drawn pumpkin cart at a yard sale several years ago.

Fall Transtion Mantel 6

I couldn’t wait to get out my painted faux pumpkin from the Etsy of Celestina Marie at Southern Daydreamer

Slowly, Fall is coming out at our house.  Thank you for your visit.  laurie

I'm partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E


xinex said...

Cute Fall d├ęcor, Laurie. I love that pumpkin cart....Christine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie everything is looking so good! I need to pull out my Fall bins and start getting my decor out! Love those little paintings!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

It's looking like Fall over there, Laurie! All of your accents are so cute! You're starting off with a bang!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, your home is gorgeous and the mantel is beautiful with the welcome banner too. Love that pumpkin cart and the darling paintings are precious.
Oh I forgot all about that pumpkin you have from my shop. It looks nice on the tray. Thank you for the sweet mention.
You are too kind.
Have a great week.
Hugs and Blessings.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I am in love with the WELCOME banner and the horse-drawn cart full of pumpkins! You have the best seasonal decorations!

Debbie said...

You are inspiring me! I keep[ staring at my mantel trying to decide what to do. I know I want to use cotton at least a little bit again this year, but I just can't seem to get the look that is in my head onto the mantel. I love your creativity.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

So cute Laurie! That fall welcome banner is a keeper! I like those cute pumpkin pictures from the Etsy shop and the pumpkin by Celestina Marie. I'm working my way into it slowly too...plenty of time ya know!

Jewel Sauls said...

Love all your decorations. I always remember and look for the wagonload of pumpkins - I just love it!!! I HOPE my renovations will be finished in a few weeks so I don't miss Fall decorating. Fall is my favorite time of year and time to decorate. AND by the way.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

Ginger said...

Everything looks so cute. I especially like the dept 56 horse drawn pumpkin cart. I have some of their Christmas villages but nothing for fall.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your Fall mantle, Laurie! That banner is too cute. Did you make that? Love your little pumpkin cart, too. Such a perfect fall piece to add to a vignette. Celeste's pumpkins is just beautiful. She does such beautiful work.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

It looks fantastic, Laurie! I really like the banner, and the horse-drawn pumpkin cart is just too cute!