Welcome to the 302nd Metamorphosis Monday!
This weekend I decided it was time to give the living room mantel a little makeover for fall and Thanksgiving. This can be a fun room to spruce up for autumn because the warms tones in the judges paneling and the jewel tone colors of the fabrics always make a great backdrop for fall decorating.
Normally the mantel has a few books and Staffordshire doggies on one end and the mantel clock on the other. For this makeover I took away the dogs and added a few fall and Thanksgiving touches.
I love this fall wreath and have been using it for ages. I’m can’t believe how well it’s held up all these years.
It was hanging on the front door and smothered in bats for Halloween. After a good de-bating, it was ready to go over the fireplace.
I already had the autumn-leaf garland, pinecones, wreath and pumpkins. The only thing new for this autumn mantel makeover is Mr. Turkey.
Mr. Turkey came from Marshalls a couple of months ago. My mantel is kind of on the skinny side (wish it were wider) so I sometimes have a hard time finding things with which to decorate it. Anyone else have the skinny mantel problem?
Mr. Turkey turned out to be the perfect size to incorporate into a fall-Thanksgiving display for the mantel.
I’m not crazy about cold weather but I really do love the beautiful red, orange and gold colors of autumn.
The pumpkins have been used many times over the years in fall tablescapes.
This is the only place where this clock will fit on the mantel due to the depth of the mirror and a tiny handle that sticks out from the little door on the back of the clock.
Mr. Turkey is keeping watch, happy to be on the mantel and not headed for the Thanksgiving dinner table. 😉
Are you decorating your home for fall now or is it all done? Or, are you working on your Christmas decorating?
I’ve heard from a several folks who are already decorating for Christmas and I love that they are doing what makes them happy. If you want to decorate for Christmas now, go for it! I’m going to hang my wreaths on my outside windows in the next few days so I can enjoy them longer this year. It always seems like I just get them up and it’s time to take them down.
There are no decorating laws and I promise the Thanksgiving police will not coming knocking on your door if they see a wreath or Christmas decoration before Thanksgiving has come and gone. 😉 There’s only one decorating rule and that rule is: Decorate your home in whatever way makes you and your family most happy. That’s it!
Need a little inspiration for your fall mantel? Check out these two previous fall mantels!
Looking forward to the other Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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