Monday, October 29, 2012

One of these mantels is not like the other...

I decorated my mantel simply and in neutral colors because of the wooden cubby on the wall near it.
I wanted the room to look quiet and peaceful not overly busy.
But I've made a small change to my mantel since this post.
Can you tell what it is?
Yes, a lovely white pumpkin just "jumped" into my cart on a quick trip to Safeway.
I think it was just the finishing touch my autumn mantel needed.
I also added some larger music page leaves to the arrangement in Mama's old bean pot.
I can't believe it's going to be November this week!
November's going to be a big month in our family.
My middle daughter and two grandbabies will be arriving here on Thanksgiving day,
(my son-in-law will come closer to Christmas).
The following week our youngest grand baby will celebrate her first birthday.
Then, the race to Christmas begins!
It will be wonderful having all of my daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren here for the holidays.
My oldest granddaughter is very excited that she will be here to help me decorate and bake and I will enjoy having her help.
I hope my white pumpkin survives through Thanksgiving.
Later this week, I have a quick and easy Thanksgiving Pottery Barn "knock off" idea I'll be showing you.

I've got the news on while I'm blogging, watching the storm coverage from the east coast.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected.

Still following,


  1. Love your mantel - and your new white punkin!

  2. Such a pretty mantel, Elizabeth.
    How exciting to have the whole family around for the holiday season!

  3. I love the white pumpkins. I have one faux one, but it just isn't the same as a read one like that. There is something just plain elegant about them, IMO.

    You must be getting so excited as the family gets closer to gathering!

  4. The white pumpkin added just the right finishing touch to your mantel. I also really like the leaves you made out of sheets of music. It's so lovely that your family will be with you all over the holidays. What a treat!!
    Mary Alice

  5. What a lovely welcoming home. It is beautiful.

  6. Elizabeth, your mantle is beautiful! I really like the white pumpkins a lot, and I have a couple small ones on my table. :)You have a really good sense of serene, elegant decorating that I really like! I'm also very excited about November, one of my favorite months!! Thanks for your precious comments you've been leaving on my posts. I wish I could get back to you everytime to let you know how much they mean!

  7. Those white pumpkins are terrific! Yours pops there on the mantel.

  8. This is amazing! Love the warm fall colours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. The white pumpkin looks just great with the rest of them! Also really like the music sheet pretty!

  10. Hi Elizabeth,
    Love your mantel and mirror! The white pumpkins are popular in my home too. I have a similar mirror which I picked up at a thrift store and I've been dragging my feet getting it painted. Now, after seeing yours, I'm inspired again.
    I'm happy to meet another sister in the Lord too! Stop by and say Hello sometime. It's very nice to 'meet' you and I'm a new follower of your blog. Have a lovely day.


  11. Hi Elizabeth! You are so right! That white pumpkin is just the right finishing touch! Love it all! Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

    1. You have such a lovely home and your decor is so inspiring. I particularly like your "oak tree". I always enjoy popping over here. Your blog always seems so calm to me. Your words of wisdom are never lost on me.


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