Monday, October 21, 2013

The Calm of Fall

A few weeks ago, I took a quick break from unpacking boxes and used some things around the house to create a fall mantel.  It was one of my first efforts to make this house feel like home.  It was also a desperate plea for cooler weather and the other joys that fall brings.

Now I do feel settled.  We've had friends and family come.  We've enjoyed meals around the table. I won't say that every box is unpacked, but at least the ones that aren't are tucked away out of the living areas.

Fall has arrived. I'm enjoying walking our dog in the crisp air. I can often leave the back door open to enjoy the sunshine (without worrying about the a/c bill..)

I sat back and looked at the mantel this weekend and knew it was time for a calmer look.  Here's the result:




Thanks for visiting,

Eilis

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6 comments:

  1. I do love your mantle. Makes me feel the fall! I sure wish I had a mantle to decorate. I do the best I can with what I have.

    Thanks for dropping by and your comments. I will continue to follow you as I hope you will me:)

    Bonnie

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  2. Hi Eilis! I'm here from Take a Twirl and Bow! I'm so happy to meet you :)
    You fall mantle is so lovely, warm and welcoming! xo

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  3. I wandered into your blog a week or so ago and have been enjoying your posts so much!!
    You often mention Canton...are you now a Texas girl?? I am down in the center of the state...deep in the Heart of Texas :^)
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  4. I wandered into your blog a week or so ago and have been enjoying your posts so much!!
    You often mention Canton...are you now a Texas girl?? I am down in the center of the state...deep in the Heart of Texas :^)
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  5. I love your Fall mantel! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
    Have a great upcoming weekend.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  6. You mantel is beautiful. Sometimes we just need to simplify. This looks perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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