I am going to miss the New England Fall most of all.
It is starting to hit me that I am actually living in Florida now.
I could not wait to pull out my Fall stuff
My Mom thought I was nuts.
I am not ready to decorate for Halloween
I needed something for September.
Our new place has a fireplace
Yes a fireplace in Florida
I lived in New England for 40 years and NEVER had one.
I have a Fireplace but no Mantel.
I had to take action.
My dear old "Fantel" had an operation
I removed the board that connected the sides and top
Added some screws to secure it
And now I have a Mantel shelf.
I wanted to keep things simple.
Old Books, Jar of Acorns, Orange Berries in a Jug
Black Lantern, Cream Plate with Transfer, Welcome Pumpkin
and my favorite Bean Pot with Orange Berries
I also made a Fall Leaf Garland I have seen on Pinterest
I took two 16 x 20 artist canvas and mod podge old dictionary pages to them.
Added an empty black frame tied with fabric.
And my Thrifty Find Wall Sconces
And my Fall Wreath
My little touch of Autumn
Even though it is still 90 degrees outside.
I think this is my favorite Mantel I have done so far.
I can't wait to add to this for Halloween.
Then Winter...............in Florida
hmmmm... that should be interesting.
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