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Monday, September 19, 2011


Must be time for Laurie to change her mantel décor again.  Yep, if the temperatures change, so does my mantel (and sometimes even if the temperatures don’t change).  It’s my favorite thing to change (no heavy lifting involved, and no husband wondering where his favorite chair has gone, but probably a few bloggers moaning “not again”).

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welcome sign
I just love seasons of abundance.  Although my mantel (and everywhere else in my house) looks this cluttered all of the time, between now and New Year’s, people seem more indulgent of a clutterrer (I know it’s not a word, but it should be). 
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Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I am cluttering up now.  Laurie


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Laurie, I love your fall mantle. The pumpkins stacked on the candlestick, the wheat and all those darling acorns are just too cute for words.. The guy in the middle stole my heart.. had to giggle about your hubby trying to find his chair.. Mr. P used to say cute things like that years ago..

hugs ~lynne~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You always decorate so beautifully for every holiday, Laurie. Autumn is my favorite time of the year.

Salmagundi said...

Love all of the ceramics that you added to this "Welcome to Fall" mantlescape. It's perfect - not cluttered at all!!! Sally

ellen b. said...

Love your fall clutter! Everything looks great Laurie. You must have been really busy last weekend! :0)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Laurie, it is so beautiful as always!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie you inspire me with your mantel and all your decorations! Love the fall colors!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your autumn mantle. I'm in the process of unboxing my fall decor. I've got the mantle done and working on the other "bits and pieces". Things are looking very fun and seasonal at your home. I love going through the holidays and seasons and seeing what appears and pops up around your happy home.

Unknown said...

Oh I love your fall decor; I have just begun to pull some of mine out and now after this last long weekend of town festivities for our 65th Applefest, I need to get busy. But then we are traveling again in Oct. so I don't have long to do so. Your rearraging inspires me. I love fall.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

It is a perfect Laurie mantle!! Love the Welcome banner too!!

Anonymous said...

No clutter here Laurie- just the abundance of bounty which is the the celebration of fall- all the harvest is in- God has provided once again- I kind of of forget the true meaning sometimes.

bee blessed

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
It's simply gorgeous! I love the banner, the boy statue,that big brown vase and all of the goodies in-between!
It never looks cluttered Laurie, it looks just right!
You have the decorating knack and flair and I always love seeing your creations!
I love your posts, always have always will!
Big Hugs,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie...

I just seen your post pop up on my blog viewer and had to come over! Girlfriend, you know that I just adore your beautiful mantel and all the ways that you decorate it. It looks gorgeous all dressed up for autumn, dear friend! I love the beautiful jar vase and lidded urn...they're perfect for a warm autumn display! I sooo enjoyed looking through all of your pretties...thank you for sharing your autumn with us!

Well dear friend, it has been awhile since I have been by! It has been a crazy busy summer for us. I'm hoping that things will begin to settle down a bit. How are you doing? I hope that my note finds you and all of your sweet family doing well!

Love ya,

Lynn said...

Looks great Laurie, love the big leaf dishes in the back-Happy Fall:@)

Lisa said...

I'm sooo ready for Fall! We have had such a brutal Summer the cooler temps have been such a welcome relief! Your home looks so lovely and Fall fluffed! You've given me lots of ideas to borrow.:)

xinex said...

Beautifully decorated for the season, Laurie. I always love how you accessorize your mantel...Christine

Anonymous said...

Oh ,how beautiful. I love every little spot on that mantle. The colors are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

You inspire me with your decorations and creativity.
I am a tried and true clutterer. You are a decorative clutterer.

Scribbler said...

This is so pretty and just epitomizes fall. Lovely.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! You'll never hear me say "not again." Your mantel changes are one of my favorite things you do around this place. You are the reason that I keep trying to change mine. I'm getting ready to tackle it for fall. If you don't see a post, it will probably because I end up thinking "meh" as usual.

Not sure how you spell that word, but it's the international code word for "not stunning".

Yours? Stunning! I love that urn on the right the best of all.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing your decorations for the holidays!
Don't you love this weather ?

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh baby, there's not a bit of a nip in the air over at your place! It's just beautiful...all warm and invitin'. Great job sweetie!!!

You have yourself a marvelously blessed day!!! :o)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Laurie, I just came across your blog and your mantel is absolutely stunning!! The colors are so vibrant and festive!! I am new to the blogging world and your newest follower. I hope that you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your bountiful mantle is full of beautiful Autumn color and detail. So beautifully put together!

Jacqueline said...

Laurie, your mantles are always amazing. Mine usually stay the same except for Halloween and Christmas.

As always, it is hardly cluttered, but perfectly executed.

Come join my giveaway!

Sonny G said...

you've done a beautiful fall mantle. every detail is Just Right~!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm so glad you popped by. Like old times. :-)) It's been a whirl wind around here, I think I'm finally getting back in the swing of things as far as blogging goes.. we'll see.. each day is a new day and sometimes each hour.
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Mary Carol's home, girl it was a day out I won't forget for a long time.. now that I'm grounded I have those memories and photos to go back and look at over and over again. lol. You do have to practice self control when you go, I was a very good girl that day.
Back to realiy.. hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

It's gorgeous Laurie! And more is better with me *winks* You always do an amazing job of decorating for the holidays! Vanna

Kathleen said...

How pretty! Welcome Fall, but stay away winter!
I love what you did with the last pic, very srtsy my friend.
I hope you are well, and enjoying this season. I haven't decorated a thing yet!
Good to see you!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Laurie, I just love seeing your mantle designs. You always come up with the most creative mantles!

Tardevil said...

Looks great, Laurie, but I'm not going to lie, I'm waiting to see all those Santas! ;o)

Marlis said...

So pretty! I love the urns and the foliage.. the statue is perfect, offering up the autumn bounty. xo marlis