Fall Mantel … We Gather Together

I did it….

…..I just completed the Fall Mantel.

Yesterday, I met my friend Frances who monogramed “We Gather Together” for me…

…..she monogramed it on burlap.

I took my $1.00 frame I purchased several months ago and framed the inscription.

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I love that message of family and friends coming together for the holidays..

…..and every day for that matter.

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I gathered fall florals and arranged them on the mantel using command hooks to keep them in place…

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And could not forget the cute little squirrel that I received at our neighborhood “Tacky Gift Exchange”….

…..a party that we have after Christmas….to exchange tacky gifts that we had received.

Now, I do not consider “Sammy the Squirrel” tacky…was thrilled to get him!!

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The plates are the Fresco Bird plates from Pottery Barn…a set of 4 different designs.

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I added the pretty blue/green pumpkins and a faux pumpkin from Pottery Barn..

…..a giant iron acorn and mums from Trader Joe’s.

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My hubby chuckles at the fact that I will take all this time to create the “mantelscape”….

…..only to take it down in two weeks to start my Christmas decorating….I start early…

……….it takes me that long!!

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The pillow in the chair is Pottery Barn…love that it coordinates with the plates.

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So, mantel completed…and moving on to decorate the front porch…

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Hope you enjoyed my Fall Mantel and I thank you so much for visiting!!

Have a wonderful day!

I am joining the following great parties:

At the Picket Fence for Thanksgiving Traditions

Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Debbie-Doo’s for The Newbie and Newbie Graduates Party

Fox Hollow Cottage October’Fest of Fun

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Jennifer Rizzo Fall Impromptu Linky Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

The Polohouse for Favorites on the First

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

The Inspired Room Nesting Party Fall Mantels and Front Porches

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE LAND OF {BURLAP}

ONCE UPON A TIME….

…..in the land of Burlap…

……….there lived a queen.

She loved to decorate her beautiful castle…

…..surrounded by a lovely pond full of beautiful turtles…

……….who love fried chicken.

Queen Kari loved waving her beautiful scepter….

…..actually it was because she just loved waving her arms with excitement…

And who cannot be excited about these:

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These are in homes found in the beautiful kingdom…in the LAND OF BURLAP.

Queen Kari loved sharing her joy and excitement with her beloved loyal followers….

…..like me!!

When I saw them in the beautiful castle…

……I just had to hurry and order them for one of my guest rooms.

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I fell in love with the beautiful texture and quality of the drapes…

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They arrived beautifully packaged…their customer service is impeccable….

I love the smocked detailing at the top the the drapes…

And now, SOFT SURROUNDINGS is a sponsor of the Queen Kari’s castle.

The castle called THISTLEWOOD FARM.

Where Queen Kari is having a giveaway for these royal SMOCKED BURLAP CURTAINS.

So pop on over and get in on the great giveaway…and you can also place your order…

…..for the royal Smocked Burlap Curtains…that is located on her castle sidebar…

And GOOD LUCK ON THE GIVEAWAY!!!