Autumn Mantel

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Autumn is my absolute favourite season.  The smells, the colours in the countryside and the lovely warming casseroles just make me happy deep down in my soul.  Somehow, when I’m all wrapped up in my fluffy pyjamas, having eaten a warming casserole or baked pudding, all is right with the world.

I had no definitive plans for this Autumn mantle, things just sort of fell together. I collected the conkers and leaves with DD on the walk home from school and a friend brought me the pomegranates which were on clearance at the supermarket.  The orange slices are the ones we dried earlier in the year. Somehow, as I started layering everything fell into place.

I was a little worried that as the leaves dried out some of their juice may leach out onto the stone so I lined the top of the mantle with some hessian leftover from a previous Christmas craft. Then I started placing everything on.

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My favourite part of the mantle decor is the  old coffee jars filled with conkers and an orange slice. I used my glue gun and some bits of lace and ribbon with these star embellishments to decorate them.  I’m pleased with how they turned out.

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Autumn is my absolute favourite season.  The smells, the colours in the countryside and the lovely warming casseroles just make me happy deep down in my soul.  Somehow, when I’m all wrapped up in my fluffy pyjamas, having eaten a warming casserole or baked pudding, all is right with the world.

I had no definitive plans for this Autumn mantle, things just sort of fell together. I collected the conkers and leaves with DD on the walk home from school and a friend brought me the pomegranates which were on clearance at the supermarket.  The orange slices are the ones we dried earlier in the year. Somehow, as I started layering everything fell into place.

I was a little worried that as the leaves dried out some of their juice may leach out onto the stone so I lined the top of the mantle with some hessian leftover from a previous Christmas craft. Then I started placing everything on.

My favourite part of the mantle decor is the  old coffee jars filled with conkers and an orange slice. I used my glue gun and some bits of lace and ribbon with these star embellishments to decorate them.  I’m pleased with how they turned out.

Tonight, as the night has drawn in, I’ve lit the candles and it feels so cozy in here, I just wanna curl up on the sofa with a couple of episides of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries to keep me company.  Or I might do some googling for some ideas for a fall wreath for my front door.

Do you decorate for Autumn?

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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