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Monday, September 17, 2018

Gold and Pastels for my Fall Mantle on the Porch

Morning coffee on the porch.......watching the sun come up........does it get any better!

I love to take photo's early in the morning,   so you better sit down with a big cup of coffee and get ready for a LOT of photo's!

I decorated the mantle on the front porch with pastels and  touches of gold.

The plants on the porch have really thrived over the summer......I will really miss them when we get our first fall frost.

The chandelier over the farm table has a warm gold glow as the sun hits it early this morning.

The crystals on the chandelier are sparkling as the sun hits them. 

    If you look close,   you can see the flag in our front yard..... there isn't  a breeze to ruffle it this morning.

Can you see the flag now?

It's about 65 degree's out here this morning,   but it will be in the 80's later today.

I added a gold pear to the vignettes on each side of the mantle........

I think the white mum's are almost done blooming,    I don't see any more buds forming on them.

I love how the sun is dancing on the plants around the yard........

I have a bicycle on each side of the fireplace.

Both of  the bicycles have pots of Coleus in them.

Look at the morning sun shining on this basket.......gorgeous!

I filled the baskets on the back of the bicycle with gold apples.

You can see the roof of the She Shed if you look under the chandelier and to the right just a little.

The pot of Coleus in the other bicycle is just as big as the one you just saw.

I plan to fill the basket on the front of my three wheeler with moss and gold fruit later today.

I also will put the fall wreath on the front door today........

And if I have time,    I will create a gold and pastel design in the chicken feeder on the table.      OR......maybe H and me will just sit on the porch all day!


  1. Hi Penny, I adore your site and eagerly browse it every day! :) You are amazingly creative and your designs delight and take my breath away. I find so much inspiration from you, and would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful, artsy, cozy home with your online friends. My warmest wishes to you . . .

    1. PS ~ I'm Maryanne ~ nice to "meet" you Penny ! :)

  2. I was wondering what you were going to do with the 'grape-thingy'...and it is perfect out here. Such a great space for entertaining!

  3. Absolutely breathtaking!!! I shared this on face book.... LOVE it!!

  4. This display is eye candy. I would sit out there all day long and enjoy it.

  5. Penny, your porch is so fun and gorgeous! It just makes me want to have a candle light dinner there:) Your pumpkins look fantastic!

  6. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful outdoor area! I would be inviting friends and family to gatherings all the time! And I love the different pastel color scheme you used. Just beautiful!

  7. I love morning light for photographing, too, Penny! So pretty out in you yard. :) Love the little fireplace and bicycles and the pumpkins look splendid up on the mantel. G+ and will be pinning. <3 Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style #175 this week!

  8. Penny you fireplace looks amazing, I love the trailing coleus on the bikes, but everything is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing on#omhgff See Here: #OMHGFF Linky Party

    Have a wonderful week!

  9. Penny, I am always amazed at your week end "finds"....anfuld at how well they look when you set up a vignette. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  10. Lovely mantel, Penny! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  11. What wonderful colours for fall - non-traditional but gorgeous, Penny! I love that you have an outdoor mantle - I have serious porch envy!! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous inspiration with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I'm featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to see you there! Have a great week!

  12. This looks beautiful. I love the gold apples. Thanks for linking to Keep in Touch.


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