After seeing so many cute decorations and pumpkins on so many of our neighbors porches, I was finally bitten by the fall decorating bug and decided to give our mantel a little spiffing up. The rest of the room hasn’t changed much since Steevenson came home (six weeks ago this Friday!)…
He’s not used to having (and doesn’t seem to gravitate towards) a lot of toys, so we’ve just got a couple of bins full of his most-played with things.
He’s definitely a “outside kid”, and I’m sure some of that stems from not being able to experience the great outdoors very much over the last couple of years.
I stuck with my favorite colors on the mantel again this year…blues, green, whites and grays…
I love mixing in old books in the Fall…
…my great-great Grandpa August’s Bible, too:
I painted the dark green pumpkin with a mixture of hunter green, white, and black craft paints. It was previously an orange pumpkin, but I loved the stem and had to have it! 🙂
And speaking of the stem, I painted that with some gray and gold paint to give it a more cohesive look.
Here’s a shot of the whole fireplace:
Not a lot of changes from our Spring/Summer mantel display to this one. Mama doesn’t require a whole lot of new “toys” either. 😉