I had my favorite kind of day yesterday. It began with a slow leisurely morning at home. It was clear and cold, but began to warm as soon as the sun came up, and I went out for a walk soaking in the beauty of fall. One of my crepe myrtles is in full bloom, so I pruned a couple of limbs and brought them in to decorate my mantel adding the perfect touch of fall with very little effort and no expense.
I hung one branch with a piece of vintage seam binding, which you already know I'm addicted to, over an old mirror. It created an instant swag, and the mirror reflects the leaves beautifully. The reds and wine colors of the front side of the leaves reflect orange and yellow in the mirror.
I inherited this lovely old tattered mirror. It makes a great addition to the mantel. Many of you know this old trick, but if you move things around in your house from room to room, it's like getting new stuff!
I'm hanging on to my pumpkins from Halloween. They are just transitioning into Thanksgiving decor.
I wish I knew the history of this mirror. I wonder how many faces have looked into it.
Where did it originate? Was it a wedding gift? I could go on and on, so I'll just stop.
I added another branch to the opposite side of the mantel in a large glass vase filled with shredded paper and rice...
...and surrounded it by bricks and old heater grates.
I hope I've encouraged you to bring a little "fall" in the house. Have a great weekend!
Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalm 16:6
Wishing you God's best,
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