I spent last week decking the halls around here and I’m excited to share our mantel with you today! I decided to keep it simple this year. I’m really liking the less is more approach to decor these days. Keeps the space a little quieter.
Hey there! So two things. One – I had a totally different post planned for you this week, but the cloudy weather changed my plans (very hard to photograph with no natural light). Two – I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I thought it would be good for today!
Fall is finally here and I am so glad!! Along with the rain with had this week came cooler temperatures. Yay for sweater and boots! How is it possible though that September is mostly gone?? I swear, the older I get the faster time flies by.
Happy Thursday friends! It’s a big day around here. My third baby turns 16 and takes his test to get his license this morning. Praying he passes!! He’s a pretty good driver, so I really have no doubt. I have mixed feelings about all of this. I’m happy to be doing less toting around of him AND his brother (they have very similar schedules), but I’m terrified when I think about him being out their on his own among all the other crazy drivers. 😯 But, anywho!! That’s what it’s all about mamas. They grow up and do new things and we learn to pray harder and harder with every passing year.
Wow, I didn’t mean to chat for that long, but there ya go! Today I’m sharing a few more shots of our fall mantel, and some more details. I’ve really started to settle into what I like design wise as of late. It’s somewhat eclectic, but not. Ha! Some might say modern farmhouse, others might say cozy minimalist. Maybe a combo of those. I’m definitely in a less is more phase, and I do like some history thrown in, but I also like a little bit of modern thrown in as well. Whatever you want to call it, it makes sense to me and I like it, and that’s all that matters!! So, for what it is, here is my version of a cozy fall mantel.
Well, all the chicks have returned to the nest and we are back in our routine. The weather here has been like a yo-yo. One day in the 70s next day in the 30s. Since I can’t dig in the dirt yet I decided to springify the mantel.
I showed you last week my chevron backdrop project,
and showed you my burlap wreath here.
The rest of the things on the mantel I already had.
You’ll see something different with the wreath – the accessory. The cross was cute, but something about it was bugging me, so it found a new home.
I just added it to the heart wreath that I keep on my door year around. I can never get the color on the front door to photograph well, but it’s the same as the inside here.
I was at Hobby Lobby looking for something to put in its place and the feather just spoke to me ;).
Most of the time when I have a weird idea I tend to avoid it, but this time I went for it and I really like the look, it brings softness to it all.
Here it is all together again.
Simple enough that it will most likely stay like that for a while!! Very excited about the chevron backdrop and the potential. The command hook works perfectly to hold up the wreath – and I’m already thinking of other things I could hang on there when I get tired of the wreath!!
Blessings to you this week! Take time and prepare your hearts for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord!!