Things around here are slowly coming back together. After a week in bed with a nasty something or another I am finally upright and back at it.
Today I threw together a quick fall themed mantle out of what I had on hand. It will probably change again soon, or whenever I get the Rubbermaid bin of fall decor out of the attic. Right now just getting the laundry done is taking center stage.
For the mantle I used a honeycomb pumpkin from the Dollar Tree, a length of ribbon from my banner making days, clothes pins and some vintage flashcards.
I also gathered some leaves and berries and threw them up there as well. Those won’t last long, but I do love to see the leaves changes.
I have a whole box of these flashcards which I think were used for a type of speech therapy – getting kids to say the name of the thing correctly.
I pulled out all the autumn themed ones I could find to string up. I still have a few more that I want to find a home for, and if we get our huge chalkboard hung up over the couch maybe I will hang them all there together.
We have used the fireplace twice already. I painted the brick surround a light green, but I might change that up soon. Or maybe later, on a good frosty snow day in January. I really hope we get a REAL winter this year, especially after our long dry hot summer.
This week I am linking up with the gals from Arkansas Women’s Bloggers.
Not sure if I will be able to keep up with the themes or the pace, but I will try.
What a charming home! I want to visit you there, ha! Really, it's beautiful. Love the simplicity of what you put together.
You have 101 uses for flashcards, I swear.
Very nice! Cool flash cards!
Nikki Brewer says
cute ..love the flashcards! great idea!! i love your home…
Sorry, I didn't notice your flash cards at first. I was busy drooling over your MAP! I want one of those sooo bad. I'm not coveting. I would love for you to have TWO of them, as long as I could have one too!
Jen Kershner says
It's perfect! It's my exact idea of a perfect mantle for Fall.