Thursday, October 28, 2021

Late Fall Mantel with Woodland Friends

I did a little tweaking in the Hearth Room for late Fall by bringing out my two Fall Friends to hang out on the mantel. My chippy concrete owl and the old squirrel bank took their spot of honor. Our weather has finally changed to the cooler temps that should come with the last week of October, so some darker and heavier textiles will be feeling at home in here.

I've come to the conclusion that with the poor lighting in the hearth room, my camera just does not like orange. It's difficult to take photos in here, but the orange just rankles my camera for some reason. Too much contrast I guess. Anyway, I love it in person, just not so much in pics. But Hey... October loves orange.

I also added my Halloween-ish orange and black Buffalo Check
 pillow covers on the slipcovered sofa and chair.
They are sort of seasonally limited,
 but they look so darn cute this time of year.

My fave brown floral pillows are paired up with the check 
and black ticking pillows.

Mr. Hootz comes out in Late Fall too.

The hearth has a vintage metal basket with dried gourds,
antlers, and preserved leaves.

... and my antique rolling market basket 
is filled with faux hydrangeas and leaves.

Just a few small changes that bring this space
into late fall.

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I'm ready to start sharing my Thanksgiving goodies.
How about you all...?
Or are you ready for Christmas?
I like to do a mix of late Fall with Thanksgiving
 and early Christmas starting in mid-November.
Hope you're having a wonderful last week of October!

Hope you'll come back Monday evenings for All About Home

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Hearth and Soul at April Harris
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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. Your mantel is lovely, Debra. And I know completely what you mean about October and orange. It's rarely on my color palette -- until the fall and then I adore it!

    1. thanks Jeanie, I love orange in small doses all thru the year. But after overdosing in October, I tend to give it a rest for it a bit. haha

  2. Love your woodland animals added to the mantel. So pretty. Happy Wednesday. xoxo

  3. I love the use of woodland animals in your decor. I suppose with the falling leaves we just notice them more. A red fox has moved into our neighborhood and deer are munching on all the fallen acorns.

  4. Your mantel is lovely, Debra! I love seeing your olden animal figures - how sweet! I love how you've styled your sofa too! Hope all is well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. My "good" camera has been acting up lately. I never thought about it being a color contrast issue. I love your squirrel bank and that owl pillow is a darling.

  6. That owl is perfectly chippy shabby! Love the mantel. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen


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