10/3/11

Fall Y'all...Chic Mantle

Yep, it's autumn! Or as we call it fall, y'all! My aunt's favorite time of year! She chose this season in which to marry! She loved the colors and chose Franciscan dinnerware in the Autumn pattern. She said the trees wore their prettiest dresses, so colorful...liked dressed for their fanciest ball!!

And because she loved it, I love it too! (may be a musical song hidden somewhere in that...ummmm)

How best to define fall or autumn...
Wikipedia definition:

Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter usually in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier. It is in between summer and winter.

Yes a transition...night coming earlier...nights noticeably cooler...changing colors...different smells in the air...endings...beginnings...holidays ...

Several years back (BB, before blogging) the hubby and I were traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, following the color of the seasonIt was quite fun!  We were able to junk a little, take lots of photos, eat a lot!!


Of course the mill was a must photograph...one of the most photographed scenic places along the parkway...


So much fun! I recommend everyone who has the time to travel this historic byway!


And...unfortunately in our area...fall marks the end of the yard sailing season for most!  :(
But (and I know not to start a sentence with 'but') my friend and me did find a super great mantle that needed just a little TLC.






Remember I did say a little TLC!!
The mantle had good bones...


I had no fear as I knew the hubby could work his magic!!


I loved the shabby look...several coats of paint showing through the old white top layer...

Sooooo, may I present...from pieces to complete:

The mirror was in perfect condition. So lucky for us!

Decorating for fall...

Very cottage chic!!! 
Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan


Partying with the following:                  Grab your flops and join in the party!








6 comments:

Judy said...

Wow, I'm impressed. The mantle is really gorgeous. I'm enjoying fall as well. It's always hard for me to say goodbye to summer but now I'm ready for my fall clothes. I even think I'm switching pocketbooks today to my new suede one for fall. It feels cold enough. Thanks for stopping by.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
You did a Beautiful job redoing your mantle sweet lady, and putting up your fall decorating. I love cottage chic !!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Laurel said...

OH MY...that chippy mantle is amazing!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment :) Have a great night, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi there, so happy to see you at the newbie party sharing your gorgeous decor and pictures. What a pretty mante.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Those fall colors are seriously beautiful. Found you at Debbie's newbie party. What a mantel!

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh me, oh my, that mantle is divine! I just love good finds like these and you are so lucky to have it in your possession! Imagine the stories it could tell!