Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Mantle 2012 {Reveal}

Fall is in the air...

Even on warm days, there's a certain look to the sky
and an undercurrent to the air that makes me think of 
wood burning in the fireplace
the tang of apple cider, and the 
gooey crunchy sweetness of caramel apples.

Fall is quite simply, my favorite time of year.

Even though I know the frigid north winds of winter aren't too far behind.

Last week, I found an old farmhouse window in my in-law's barn.

Once again, I was thankful that my father-in-law 
has the propensity to save pretty much everything... 

Just in case.

When I began adding items to my mantle, 
I thought of words that sum up Autumn to me.

That certain feeling that tells us...

That cold evenings are coming 
and I can indulge in my favorite past time of...

and soon I will be able 
to thoroughly enjoy...

How many words can we use to describe Fall?

With its pumpkins harvested from the field.  

Pinecones and acorns falling from the trees...




Falling Leaves...

The splendor of vibrant color.

I kept coming back to that word.


That's the word I felt 
summed up all the beauty of Fall.

The Splendor of Autumn...

Of Harvest.

A time to slow down and cherish your blessings.

To be thankful.

And to appreciate all that has been given to us.

The bounty of a loving family, 
of cherished friends, and a warm home.

And the redeeming love and glorious splendor 
of the One 
who has bestowed us with it all.

Dream Big,

Linking Up To:

Kammy's Korner: Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
From My Front Porch to Yours: Treasure Hunt Thursdays
House of Hepworths: Hookin Up with HOH
Redoux Interiors: Fridays at Redoux Link Party and Mes Preferes
Curb Alert: Friday Block Party
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday/Link Party
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday
Too Much Time On My Hands: Get Schooled Saturday
tatertots & jello: Weekend Wrap Up Party
Funky Junk Interiors: SNS 158 - Funky Fall Decorating
Fox Hollow Cottage/Debbiedoo's: Power of Pinterest Weekly Linky Party
Sand & Sisal: Countdown to Fall Party
You Are Talking Too Much: Meet Me Monday Linky Party
Home Stories A to Z: Tutorials/Tips Link Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesdays Treasures
Live, Laugh, Rowe: Live, Laugh, Linky
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt Your Fall Halloween Party
52 Mantles: Fall Mantle Link Party


  1. Fall, Cider and Thankful! Oh yes, this mantle is gorgeous! You can send your fall air over my way any time..I am trying to be patient, trying! Thank you for sharing...I am living through you all! So pretty!

  2. Your mantal is very warm and welcoming. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Your mantle conveys the essence of the season Laura. So luvly and warm.
    I too have used some old windows in my Fall decor .. will be revealing them in an upcoming post on my blog www.simplymedesignsbygee.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful mantle!
    Cheers, Gee

  4. Very, very cute! You got the knack! Missed you these past two weeks!

  5. How DO you do it. Stuff I have stashed away and you make it look AMAZING. Love you, and your mantel, and your thankful heart that reminds me to be thankful!

  6. Holy Cow..that looks amazing! You have inspired me to rework my mantle..(inspired....didn't say I was gonna actually do it...LOL) I just love it...So looking forward to fall, but dreading winter..if you know what I mean.
    Hugs and BEAUTIFUL job as usual.

  7. Lovely, inspired--just 2 of so many adjectives that could describe your Fall vignette. :-)

  8. Gorgeous mantel! Great mix of everything wonderful. I'm eying up that ladder too :)

  9. So pretty and inspirational Laura!! I have not even pulled my stuff out of the closet yet.

  10. You, your mantel and those sentiments belong in a magazine. It's perfect. Layered, thoughtful and so Fall.

  11. It's beautiful, Laura! Wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Beautiful!! You are so talented and make me proud to be your aunt!!! Love ya, Happy Fall to you & yours!!!

  13. I love it all! I shared on FB, come help me decorate :)

  14. So sweet!
    What a beautiful look for an early Fall mantel.

  15. Beautiful from start to glorious finish. I just love this post!

    1. PS: I'm your new follower, and I hope you'll stop over and visit me at Quirky Vistas and follow as well.

  16. Your mantel is both lovely and unique! I would be delighted if your would link to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

  17. Thanks, Laura! I'm delighted that you are sharing your lovely projects at Potpourri Friday!

  18. Have you slept at all this week? And how come not one of your posts this week came to my email? Something is wrong.


  19. Thanx for coming to the party lady! Hope your weekend is going well!

  20. I love the book pages on the window. Great idea. Your whole mantel looks great!

  21. Such a cute mantle. I found you through Debbie Doos. New follower

  22. How beautiful! I love the whiteness and you've manged to pull it all into a great fall display! Nice job!

  23. Beautiful post and lovely Fall decor. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Meet Me Monday. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. fantastic post!! beautiful display!!! SPLENDOR!! LOve it :)

  25. This is sooooo gorgeous! We are thrilled that you shared it with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday and we will be featuring it this week so be sure to stop by! :-)

  26. I am SO in love with this look! I'm your newest follower :)


  27. So beautiful! I pinned it too! Thank you for joining the Countdown to Fall Party.
    ~KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  28. Beautiful Decor!!! Love the paper behind the window's!!!

  29. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up to LLR. xo, Kelly

  30. Love this!! Looks amazing! New follower...come visit me at shabbygals.blogspot.com too!

  31. So glad to have found you via the Fall Mantel Party. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love the old window with your Fall touches. The fabric pumpkins are fabulous. I have become your newest follower and look forward to reading your future posts.

  32. Amen!! Beautiful mantel...beautiful words :) Laurel


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