Today I wanted to share how I brought a little bit of the Fall season into my house. It is certainly not quite here in Nashville yet, though we have had a few cool nights. Of course I'm always ready for it to hit as soon as possible...I'm a start eating pumpkin in July kind of girl :)
While I do have an actual mantel, it has a big honking tv over it. I wish I could put it somewhere else, but unfortunately that's the only place for it. I won't let that stop me from decorating though, so I set to snazzing up the top of my new turquoise cabinet.
I started by grabbing an old wine box that I recently picked up at a yard sale. I loaded in some of my favorite things about fall - cinnamon sticks, pumpkins, candles and chestnuts. Next I added some mason jars with candles. I had the ceramic leaf plate but hated the color, so did what I do with everything - added a touch of gold. After that I added some pretty yellow blooms and I was on my way!
I picked up this cute little rattan pear at Goodwill. I have a large collection of milk glass and love how it looks here with the glass dome on top. I got into my scrabble game to add a little touch of the south ;) This super simple idea will translate into any season or holiday, and is one I know I'll be using a lot more.