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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fall Mantel

I started my fall decorating in the formal dining room by styling the fireplace mantel.      We don't eat in here very often during the spring and summer,    but when fall and winter arrive it gets plenty of use so I wanted the mantel to be dressed for fall.

I've used my cow picture in several places around the house,   and now it's on the mantel in the dining room.

    I started out with just a simple bale of hay and mom and calf in the center of the picture.     As I was taking photo's and editing them,   I changed it a couple of times.

I kept the mom and calf but took the hay bale out and replaced it with a small pink tractor.    

Not sure yet which way I like the best......time will!

I made my fabric pumpkins a few years ago.     I made several of the white ones from a vintage wedding gown that I bought at a yard sale.      It was what I call a "cutter gown"  because it had a lot of soiled spots on it.

The other side of the picture is decorated about the same.

Instead of two pumpkins,   I have one pumpkin and a metal pail of roses.     I like things to!

I made a fall garland to hang across the front of the mantel.

I have mason jars on the mantel,    so I printed mason jars filled with pumpkins for my garland. 

I have floral letters on  pastel pumpkins that spell out fall in between my mason jars.

You can find these and other fall printables on my Pinterest board.......

Below the mantel,   I used a vintage heater like an easel to hold a big wooden pumpkin.       Then I hung a white enamel cow from the pumpkin stem.

I made pumpkin pillows last year and used  them in the family room.    

This fall,    they found new homes on each side of the faux fireplace.

I created a centerpiece for the dining table that coordinates with the fireplace mantel that I will be sharing soon!

Til next time.......






  1. Penny, I love your cloth pumpkins. I have many I have made myself. I also love the cow picture . It's so cute with the little cow figurines. I want a pink tractor. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. You are so creative excellent use of a wedding gown Beautiful. Love the banner you made cute with the mason jars.The colors are awesome fall need not always be orange brown and green I much prefer it your way ..Pink and White are my favorite pallet :]

  3. Penny,
    I just love your ability to combine Farmhouse style with Romantic Shabby Chic!! I know I have said it before but I really love this fire place and I do love how you decorated the mantel in your own unique and harming style!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch. I love that cute pink tractor. Adorable.


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