I see all your beautiful fall decorations and it makes me want my whole house decorated overnight....but it doesn't happen that way. I haven't brought my decorations from last year out of the attic, but I wanted to get something on my mantel now and this is what I did. This is the left side of my mantle. The picture above shows another idea that I got from Marie at Watch the Wind Blow By several weeks ago. She had taken an idea from a catalog where the blocks spelled SPOOKY and made her own. I had my husband cut the blocks and wanted to stamp something that I could use longer than just Halloween so I stamped the letters AUTUMN. These are just with the foam stamps I got at Hobby Lobby. You'll also see the grapevine pumpkin that someone bought for me for $0.50 at the last yardsale I went to. I am going to get some fall colored candles but it may be the weekend before that happens.
This is the right side of the mantle and it is so simple (like me). Just an old dough bowl with pumpkins and gourds, some berries in a crock, and a scarecrow. I wish I had some of Linda's real berries....just don't have them in Alabama.
This is the whole view of my mantle. It's beginning to look like fall at my house....especially with the smell of the new candle I bought at Wal-Mart. It is Paula Deen's Skillet Fried Apples. It may be one of my new favorites!!