I have to admit that this IS my most favorite time of the year! From around September 1st until December 26th, I am the happiest. I LOVE the colors, the smells, all the activities, the warm days, and crisp, cool nights. I also love all the decorations that make my home feel more warm and inviting. This time of year also seems to be more centered around family! I started working on the mantel area around the first of September, and today got to where I really smile when I look at it! I think the addition of the mums and lantern, along with the pumpkins we bought this weekend make everything just like I would like them. (I do already have ideas in my head for next year, though!)
The large empty picture frame was made by my Papa, I just have not found the right picture or element to go in it yet! (I do think next year I would like to add some white lights to my garland.)
This cute couple was also cut out by my Papa, and Mama painted them. The "Family" sign was a $5 find at a local bookstore. Something about Mr. and Mrs. "Farmer" just says fall and harvest to me.
Fall subway sign and some wooden acorns from Hobby Lobby.
These mums were a gift today from church, LOVE THEM!! The lantern is a find from back in the spring at Target.
I also have 3 pumpkins to the left of the hearth. (I am going to be looking for round baskets to put my mums in.. hopefully at least by next year!)
Thanks for Stopping by!