2014 Fall Mantel
This year I shopped the house to decorate.
Keeping it simple. Keeping it neutral. Keeping it thrifty.
We have an abundance of feathers. We raise all kinds of birds. You can see more about that over at Junk Chic Cottage. I was in the spotlight last year if any of my new followers would like to pop over and read. If you don't know Kris already, you should definitely go visit her. She has some serious skills!
I made this chicken wire cloche and never got around to posting it.
Blood was shed.... not an easy project.
This birdhouse was out on the back porch and it was brown like the roof. I painted it white so it would stand out against the dark brick. I picked the Marigolds from the yard.
This photo says fall to me.
I made a banner from outdoor burlap, wheat, leaves, and feathers.
The white feathers are from our Mute Swans.
Cotton on the roadside... cotton in the ditch... we all picked cotton but we never got rich...
I really like the softness of the banner against the mirror.
I robbed my potpourri stash for the nuts and cones etc. I picked the leaves from our Crepe Myrtle trees. Slowly but surely they're turning.
So what do you think? Does this say fall to you? Don't you think the feathers make it fun?
I hope you were inspired.