H and I have taken advantage of the gorgeous fall weather this week to clean the front porch and pack away summer linens and decorative items for the winter.
We took down the empty window frame that was over the faux fireplace and replaced it with a yard sale coffee table. If you missed the post showing the transformation of a coffee table to a mantle piece, here is a link to it...... http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/10/coffee-table-repuposed-to-mantel-piece.html
I used pumpkins, greenery, and a deer family to create a fall design on the mantel.
I just love all the imperfections on the pumpkins.....
H used the legs on the coffee table to make two shelves on the new mantel piece. I placed a white baby boo pumpkin on each shelf.
It was late afternoon before I finished the mantel and I loved the way it looked with the setting sun on it.
We made some tumbleweed trees this week, and I have one placed on each side of the fireplace. If you missed that post, here is a link to it......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/10/decorating-with-tumbleweeds.html
Isn't this pumpkin unique....love it!
I placed a couple of my pumpkins in metal urns to elevate them and add interest to my fall mantelscape.....
When pumpkin season is over, I will save all the stems. I let them dry and pack them away for use in projects next year.
I used them to make mushrooms this year. If you missed that post, here is a link to it......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/09/pumpkin-stem-mushrooms.html
I printed a fall banner to hang across the front of the fireplace. Need one for your fall decorating? Here's a link to pick up your FREE printable.....http://thecottagemarket.com/2017/07/free-printable-farmhouse-flower-monograms.html
You can find the pretty greenery I used around my pumpkins at Hobby Lobby......it's 50% off this week!
The ruffled umbrella cover I made that you see in the background has seen it's last year, so I didn't pack it away. I'll start looking for a replacement at the yard sales.
I brought out some fall pillows for the wicker love seat on this side of the fireplace.
I have two pillows covered with fall shams and in the center is a pumpkin I made using a throw pillow.
Here's a link to my pumpkin pillows if you missed that post......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/08/ticking-stripe-pillow-pumpkins.html
H and I are going to have supper on the porch today.
If it's a heavy meal in the evening, I call it dinner.......if it's a lite meal, I call it supper.
Since our meal is a lite salad, I decided to serve it on pretty plates.
Since the sun is starting to set, I think I'll bring out some candles......
Don''t you think a simple salad looks so much better on a pretty plate?
Happy Fall Ya'll!