Our poor old (new actually) fireplace has waited a long time to be finished and really it isn’t yet but we’re getting closer. I was inspired by all the ‘fall’ decorating going on in blog land and thought I could decorate our mantel a little with an autumnal air. (Yes, maybe the summer feeling is finally over…..)
I pinned plenty of swoon-worthy pictures of halloweeny and autumn feeling mantles and could have headed out to the shops for new bits and pieces to decorate with but I wanted to keep any costs down so hunted around for suitable items.
And the whole autumn thing gave me a really good excuse to gather acorns and conkers. Gav doesn’t understand how I find it hard to walk by a fallen conker…….. I brought a pocketful home the other morning. And then the next day when we went to the park I gathered some acorns too. Happy happy.
I tried out a couple of flower arrangements along with the conkers and a lantern.
While messing about with these few things I remembered a pumpkin stamp I bought a couple of years ago and made a little garland to hang from the mantel. The envelopes had also been hanging around for a while and I liked the shape.
Added a couple of different designs of washi tape for a bit of colour and hey presto.
And then I couldn’t stop trying out different bits and bobs and see which I liked best.
Gav said he liked the acorns best. But I’m not sure yet might just have to keep changing things up till I run out of combinations.
What I did like best though was that candle light.
A bonus of autumn.