Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Howdy Ya'll and Welcome Fall!!!

Wow I know I've been a terrible blogger.... but I do have some excuses.  I took a two week summer vacation, been working like a dog sewing and painting for our booth, making tons of trips to Goodwill because I'm determined to get this house in shape.  I've got tons to share with you so I promise I'll be a better blogger.  (fingers crossed)

As I said before I've been super busy but I have managed to do some fall decor.  I think fall is one of my favorite seasons.  All of the muted colors the cool crisp air and all the yummy smells like carmel and cinnamon love love... with all that said I thought I would share my mantle decor.  This year I went with a Sleepy Hollow theme.

It looks alot like last years I just added more feathers, white pumpkins, burlap and little bit of everything else except the kitchen sink.  I love love layering the more the better!!

I put my silhouette machine to use this year and cut out shapes of the headless horseman then backed them with scrapbook paper with script them put them in cheap black frames.

Layers of books and moss makes and a old looking oil photo of a man that I thought looked a little like Ichabod Crane (scored at TJMaxx for 3 bucks)!!

Emily gave me these white sticks I stuck them in a vintage champagne bucket then added more moss and some vintage looking Halloween ornaments.

Well that's the start of fall here at my house can't wait to get started looking at all of ya'lls. 

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  1. This looks wonderful, I love Sleepy Hollow and I love your silhouettes. I guess I have been living in a cave this is the first time I have ever heard of a silhouette cutter. It sounds divine. You did score with the $3.00 painting.
    drop by for a visit. Kathy

  2. My goodness, this is a fantastic mantel! Everything is so well put together, looks totally professional!

  3. Wow, this looks awesome! I love all of the different elements you used ... the framed headless horseman is too cool ... and the vintage champagne bucket looks great, too! Well, well done!!!

  4. Stopping back by to say THANK YOU for your sweet comment about my Fall mantel! And, steal away with the burlap tied around a pillow! xo

  5. Your mantel is amazing! I love all of your detail!

  6. Welcome back! I took a long break too. The summer was busy. Your fall mantel looks fabulous! Glad you stopped by so I'd be reminded to come visit. I'm terrible about keeping up with everyone and hadn't even seen the gorgeous photos of your daughter's wedding. Wow! You have such a lovely blog.

  7. Beautiful mantel! It's like an I SPY page!

  8. That is so incredible. With all of the interesting details, it looks so professional. I love the headless horesman detail.

  9. I LOVE your mantel! You have definitely inspired me to try some new things for mine! :)

  10. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love all the details that definitely play into your Sleepy Hollow theme!
    Would love to know where you found the white sticks in your champagne bucket, they are exactly what I am looking for for a project I have in mind. :)

  11. LOVE your mantle. I am just now getting around to dragging my Halloween and FAll decor out. Hope to have some pictures up sometime this week of my attempts. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love all your decorations...especially the headless horseman print...genius!

    So glad you stopped by my blog and now I'm enjoying yours...

    Have a great week.