With the arrival of autumn I made a few small changes to my September mantel.
I decided to make a small walnut garland to hang under the metal letters that spell JOY,
my word for 2014.
Last year I made a longer walnut garland.
I wanted this one to be quick and easy, and since the walnuts would be hanging above eye level,
I didn't care if the way I attached them to the twine was pretty or not.
This was so easy!
I just poked small tack nails through the twine and into the "soft spot" on the top of the walnut.
I could push it right in with my thumb!
If you want to see some photos of the wooden cubby seen to the left in the photo below look here.
Some wood-like pumpkins and a squirrel that I got at Kohl's a couple of years ago
complete my easy mantel changes.
I switched some wheat for the lavender I usually have in the wall basket by my cow painting.
That was an easy autumn change.
Some favorite wool felt pumpkins and an acorn that I bought from World Market a couple of years ago
come out every autumn.
Being soft and kid-friendly, the littlest grands treat the pumpkins like balls if I don't keep an eye open!
We had some rain today, which was a good excuse to make a pot of soup as our first supper of autumn.
I hope your first day of autumn was a great one!