Friday, August 13, 2021

Sunflower Botanical on the Mantel

When August rolls around I'm starting to think about Fall decor, and sunflowers always signal that it's about time to make that transition. The flowers are changing color and growth, a few dry leaves are starting to fall off the trees, and the light is showing that soon the days will start to get shorter.

It was early April when I last shared the mantel in the Hearth Room. The basics are still in place like the topiaries and mirror... even my little concrete sheep are still here. I put away my sheep canvas and I brought out a sunflower botanical print that I've used the last several years. I attached the botanical on an old art canvas awhile back, so for a little more oomph I placed an ornate antique frame over the canvas that it's been attached to.

Sunglasses Alert!

Please excuse the blinding light from the right...
I needed a light source to brighten things up in this dark area,
and it ended up being way too much.
This is a hard space to photograph due to no direct windows.

August and late summer also call for a bit more texture and darker colors so I brought out the Kilim pillows last week, too. I found some great sunflower themed pillow covers on Amazon a bit ago, so I added them to the mix. Kilim, indigo ticking, and sunflowers make a fun, colorful combination for late summer/early fall.

The topiaries aren't very tall, so they sit on top a stack of vintage books. 
I also brought out a few little silver bud vases and used some faux summer florals
in "fallish" colors to make a small display coordinating with the botanical.

Pears are my favorite fruity bowl filler in late summer,
so I filled one of my old crockery bowls with a few.

Are you all having a heat wave in your area?
We're in the 90's and I'm ready so for Fall.

I did finally make it over to HL this week, and I found a few fun things
 with a plan for a new Fall wreath for the front porch.
I'll be sharing the rest of the Hearth Room this weekend.
So please be sure and come back by. 

Did you get a chance to check out my last post on Late Summer Flowers?

Also, please join Amber and I for our Monday evening Link Party
All About Home at 6:00 pm.

joining in for parties here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Hearth and Soul at April Harris
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
Creative Crafts Linky Party at Creatively Beth
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Happiness is Homemade at LEO Wife
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. Debra I love those sweet lambs on the mantel. It all looks so pretty. I have the same problem with pics when you have that bright light streaming in. It is good to live in but not so great for taking pics. Happy Thursday. xoxo

  2. So beautiful!! Love sunflowers and the lambs are the perfect compliment! I'm ready for fall too... Blessings, Edie Marie

  3. Very homey and welcoming, Debra. Yes, our heat wave has us walking by 7:30 am and then I don't even like going outside. Yesterday our heat index was 107° with 96° real temp. It's gross. Hoping for a cooldown this weekend for both of us!

  4. I love your print. Your late summer/early fall displays are always so inspiring. The sheep are precious.

  5. Super hot here in Texas! Looking forward to Fall. Lovely Sunflower print!

  6. Debra ,your sunflower mantel came out great. I love that antique gold mirror you have above the fireplace. Looks so fresh for summer
    Meagan-Decorative Inspirations


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