December

December

September 16, 2014

A WELL-DRESSED MANTEL



What do you have on hand that you could use to tell a story on your mantel this fall? 
An old photo of your ancestors? A plate, platter or bowl that has been in your family?


The sweet little deer that belonged to my Mother-In-Law


These candlesticks were from my hostess days with Southern Living at Home


Treasured memories 


You can see how often I transfer the hydrangeas from place to place


The inviting glow of candlelight


Lasting Beauty


Getting better with age


Handsomely Rustic


Evening Glow


Brings to mind....The Harvest, Blessings and Family

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    1. Hi Lindsey! Thank you so much for visiting today!

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  2. Mmmmmm.... Simply gorgeous...

    The kinda' long little picture and mirror, on the left.... With the little Gainsborough girl in the "top" frame... I have one. It hangs horizontally. The little girl in pink, is in the left side. And "Boy In Blue" is in the right side picture slot. :-))))))

    So it caught my eye, right away!

    Tessa~

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    1. That is so inteteresting Tessa...another familly heirloom. It has survived many moves and is very, very old. Belonged to my grandmother.....I am sure you love yours as much as I love mine! Thank you for stopping by today!

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  3. Well, that is simply gorgeous. I love every single bit of it. The mirrors are so beautiful and I love the touch of a vintage photo. This is my favorite time for decorating. Deb

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    1. Thank you so much Deb! I think I have about exhausted my efforts...a few more to come.....I love seeing what all the lovely bloggers have for autumn.....kiss the kitties!

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  4. Indeed! My mantel has a flat screen above it:-( I love Fall, but I know winter won't be far behind, XOXO

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    1. Hi Susan! Hope you are in your new home by now! Hugs to you!!!!

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  5. Everything is so lovely!!! Warm and inviting!! This afternoon I will be baking your Sweet Potato Spice Cake! Several of my friends are already asking for the recipe so I shared your post on my Facebook page! I teach an art class here at home on Tuesday evenings and we will have CAKE tonight!!!

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    1. Oh Linda...how great is this!! I hope y'all have a grand time and enjoy the cake! That warm lemon sauce is perfect with this cake....serve warm.....a taste of autumn!!! Be sure to serve up a slice for LD!!! Hugs!

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  6. Stunning is the word that came to mind after seeing your fall mantel. So interesting with the different elements and textures. The candle sticks are so pretty and I love how you added the potpourri under the candles.

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    1. You are so very kind to leave this comment! I so appreciate your visit today! I hope it inspires others to welcome the season! I gather so much from others and their lovely blogs also!

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  7. Estelle - I LOVE your blog. Just spent the past 45 mins. going through your posts. How interesting that we made moves like 2 ships passing in the night! Great recipes - gorgeous home decor - you've got it all! I'm putting you on my blogroll so I won't miss a single post.

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    1. Hi Katie! You are such a love! Thank you so much for taking time to visit me and leave such kind comments! I am a huge fan of The Preppy Empty Nester...you keep me laughing and up-to-date on current views in our beloved New England! Hugs to you!

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