Sunday, September 12, 2021

Softer Side of Fall on the Mantel

 Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited as I've started to decorate my home for Fall! Yay!

Now I'm a traditionalist when it comes to decorating for Fall. I love the vibrant colors - the oranges and golds. I needed a new wreath to hang on my mirror and found one 40% off at Jo Anns! Yay me!
Isn't my new wreath lovely? Well, I looked at it really closely and saw roses! Roses for Fall and they were soft colors! So I started grabbing bunches of roses to decorate my mantel. I was on a roll!
I wanted to place a pun'kin in the center of my mantel but all of my bigger pun'kins were that styrofoam stuff and then a lightbulb came on! Paint it! I grabbed a little jar of a creamy colored chalk paint and went to town and the result was that pun'kin you see above!
I grabbed some garlands and placed them down. I even used a green summery one and poked my fall ones on top! I'm so talented like that you know! :)
I cut the roses off of the bushes and started poking them into the garland along with some little white pun'kins.
It was beginning to look so pretty!
Take a closer look...
I poked in some leaves and picks and wait, do you see it? Yep, a doggy! I collect Staffordshire dogs and just couldn't resist poking in a few. The colors blend in well, don't you think?
Look! There's another doggy!
I let the garlands cascade a little over the edge of the mantel.
And there you have it - my softer side of Fall on my mantel!
I try to change up my mantel each year and I'm really liking my mantel a little on the softer side and I hope you do too!
                   Susan for Metamorphosis Monday Party
                   Debra and Amber for All About Home Party
As always, be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
A Whiter Shade of Pale
We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
~ sung by Procol Harum


  1. Lovely matel with the neutrals and leaves and ofcourse, the little dog tucked in too.

  2. Sox beautiful Sheila. Love the roses, the garland the special pumpkin you painted. Softer colors are so lovely.

  3. I'm in love with that wreath on the mirror. I agree roses are the best flower year round. Lovely mantle.

  4. Oh Sheila this is beautiful. I love the soft shades with your traditional colors you love. Gorgeous. I am loving the roses for fall how unique and beautiful. The wreath on the mirror is so pretty too. xoxo Kris

  5. Shelia, your mantel is beautiful! I love the addition of the Staffordshire dogs. I remember the song well, my teen-age days!

  6. Sheila, I'm a first-time visitor and can already tell we would probably be best friends. Love your style and cute personality.. Yes, I also remember the song as Pam mentioned... teen years.
    Blessings & hugs.

    1. Hi Vickie! I'm so glad you popped in to see me. Come back often!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  7. I simply love mantel. Great job!

  8. Hi Shelia, your mantel is so pretty, and I totally love your "softer" approach to fall decorating. Thanks so much for coming by the party and sharing with all of us. I'm featuring your mantel on All About Home Monday evening! Happy Sunday, friend!

  9. Beautiful fall mantle. Makes me wish I had a mantle to decorate. Lol! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Aww...thank you and I'm so glad you've popped in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)


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