I’ve decorated my mantle and house for autumn and Thanksgiving (our Thanksgiving is in October). The weather has been nice but it won’t be long until it gets quite chilly and it will start getting dark earlier and earlier. That’s where these bright colours and sparkly lights and candles come to the rescue. I kept a few things from my spring inspired mantlescape but I added some new elements plus some things I already had around the house. For my mantle I decided to try the (fake, battery operated candles). I have straw and leaves scattered all around and now I don’t have to worry about burning the house down! I admit that they aren’t romantic, but they do add some sparkle and I have come to like them. The other thing is, that I have real candles on the hearth and the coffee table so I think the combination works – at least it does for me.
|my homemade millet topiaries|
|I kept my heron|
|new vases (from HomeSense) filled with oats|
|oats gathered from a nearby field (goes with my rustic country wreath on my door)|
|my antique decoy – centre stage|
|my banister – all colourful and twinkly|
|. . . a friendly little bird I found at my country store . . .|
|. . . couldn’t get just one . . .|
So there you have it, my simple autum mantle. I started with a trip to HomeSense because I know they have seasonal decorations and I wanted a new picture (my winter moose just wasn’t going to cut it). I also bought new candle holders, potpourri to fill my glass vases, a wreath, and some candles. I added two new brown vases and filled them with oats, then stood back and was happy with what I saw: my house – looking very twinkly, inviting and colourful! a celebration of autumn and Thanksgiving!